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british people are so fucking cute
they called christmas lights ‘fairy lights’
they called sweaters ‘jumpers’
sneakers are ‘trainers’
they say ‘you alright/you ok’ instead of ‘how are you’
This would be swell if they actually taught world history before college…. Just a reminder, schools in the US aren’t the greatest at teaching “world view,” so while it’s true that the Brits have done some fucked up shit, the run of the mill American freaking out over how “cute” the British are will know: Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Masterpiece Theatre, Monty Python, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter. Sad, but fuckin’ true. But what do I know? I’m the freaky one who wants to move to Newcastle.
Even with the spike in usage of Britishisms, there are still a number of words and phrases that can baffle even the most pretentious BBC America fans. Next time you’re in London, keep these translations to hand—or as the Yanks would say, nearby—and you’ll be just fine.
1. Knock up: To wake…
Writers are people brave enough to make you feel better about being human because they’re not afraid to reveal their own frailties, weaknesses, desires, failures, and appetites.
A quick geography lesson
It’s quite confusing to people to understand what the difference is between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and the British Isles…
i need this for reference
Gosh Wales is little. I could fit it in my hyperbolic pocket!
i’m no longer confused. lol
Now, the Commonwealth!
Wales is indeed little! I live on the little bump on the coast just under the W. That’s the Gower Peninsular, the first area in Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
I think I’m gonna start carrying a picture of this around in my wallet.