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Cultural differences bringing us together…and making us very confused and irritated as well. Did you know any of these slang terms? Comment the ones that confused you the most! The post Brit Slang: Comparing American and British Slang – Video appeared first on Anglotopia.net.
A few months ago, I heard news that Damon Albarn planned to shelve the sessions of Blur’s new album, saying that, because he preferred to work in short bursts, he might never release the tapes because he couldn’t be bothered. Now, it...Show More Summary
The site of Warwick Castle has a history that stretches way back to the year 914 when an Anglo-Saxon Burh was established by Ethelfleda, daughter of Alfred the Great. Throughout the next 1200 years, this plot of land and the buildings...Show More Summary
Fox Searchlight have released a stunning new trailer for the new adaptation of Far From the Madding Crowd starring Carey Mulligan as the heroine Bathsheba Everdeen. This happens to be one of my favorite Thomas Hardy Novels, so I’m really excited about this. Show More Summary
Most Americans know Monty Python and AbFab, but here are some basics you should know to consider yourself well-versed on British comedy. Another great video from the folks at Anglophenia. The post Video: A User’s Guide to British Comedy – How Well Do You Know British Comedy? – Anglophenia appeared first on Anglotopia.net.
As I type this, I am the farthest I’ve ever been from home. A few floors above me, Britney Spears is trying to figure out the best way to lip-sync her way through her back catalogue of hits for tonight. A few floors below me, peopleShow More Summary
The BBC has released the first good look at the new Poldark remake starring Aidan Turner (The Hobbit). About Poldark Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession… falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest – only the bankers are smiling. Show More Summary
David Lloyd George was the leader of Britain during WWI and a social reformer. He was the first Welsh Prime Minister and survived numerous attempts to limit his powers and block his social reforms. He laid the groundwork for the modern British state. Show More Summary
One of the oddest things about The Beatles’ catalogue is that they never really released a proper live album. OF course, given that the Beatles’ concerts usually topped out at 30 minutes, that the band stopped performing just as theShow More Summary
This year represents the 800th anniversary of the signing of one of history’s most important documents, the Magna Carta. After years of taxation and his failure to regain land lost to King Philip II of France, King John’s barons rose up against him. Show More Summary
77 Barton Street in Macclesfield has recently been put on sale for £115,000. According to its rightmove page, it is a “Superb character cottage” in a “Convenient location” with “Two Double Bedrooms and Reception Rooms, a “Newly fitted...Show More Summary
One of the first things you’ll notice when arriving in the UK from America is that the electrical outlets look quite different. In fact, they don’t just look different, they are different, operating on a different voltage altogether....Show More Summary
Everyone’s been on holiday at some point. In your childhood, it probably involved your parents taking you to the shore. If you were far more unlucky (like some of us) it meant being dragged to every crazy thing that crossed your parents’ minds. Show More Summary
Historical fiction fans will be gripped by the Thomas Hill trilogy, set during the English Civil War. This a well researched mystery will transport you to a fascinating period in history- and will keep you guessing! The Kings Spy isShow More Summary
Editor’s Note: This article is the second in a new series of ongoing articles about major events in British History. Each article will be a long read about the event, its key players, background and its ramifications in British History. Show More Summary
A YouTube user has taken Severus Snape’s most important scenes and arcs in the Harry Potter film series and put them in chronological order, from meeting Lily to his memory living on in a name. Very cool. And tragic. The post Harry Potter: Severus Snape’s Story in Chronological Order – Video appeared first on Anglotopia.net.
Fans of Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus and the 1984 film based on it, feel free to rejoice; Elton John is teaming up with Alan Ball (creator of shows like True Blood and Six Feet Under) to create a spiritual successor. The show, called...Show More Summary
This week over at Anglotees, we have three brilliant new designs from our chief designer Malcolm Watson dedicated to London’s transport system. London Transport Tribute The anticipation of a Tube train arriving in the station. The idling of a black taxi engine as it waits for you. Show More Summary
We thought this video was fun. We love seeing the linguistic differences between American and British English explained. Disclaimer: We didn’t make this video, we’re just sharing it. The post Video: Learning A Post British Accent From a Dialect Coash on Travel with Kate appeared first on Anglotopia.net.
Standing ancient and proud with its back turned to the 1,000 acre deer park that separates it from the town of Sevenoaks in West Kent, and indeed the rest of the world, Knole House is one of the largest and most imposing houses in England. Show More Summary