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    Britishisms for dummies: Part 2
    Cor blimey! It would seem that the Brits have a never ending supply of strange, eccentric, downright weird sayings and phrases that have left foreign peers scratching their heads in bemused confusion! The lingo can be quite useful at times,...
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    Britishisms for dummies!
    As a Brit living in the USA, it can be quite a challenge when trying to purvey meanings of phrases and words to Americans, often with hilarious misunderstandings. British regional sayings can also have us fellow Brits scratching our heads in...
  • The FIFA World Cup and Canada
    The FIFA World Cup and Canada
    From all the information we can gather, there appears to be a rather interesting “futbul” tournament going on right now that involves teams from 32 countries around the world.This big event, which takes place once every four years, is...
  • June Faire dancers
    Enjoy a bit of Britain with food, fun and entertainment at the June Faire
    All things British are celebrated at the June Faire at the British Home in Sierra Madre, Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Admission to the family-friendly festival is free.Celebrating “All Things British,” the annual...
  • "Mr. Selfridge" PBS 2014
    PBS 'Mr. Selfridge' Harry's friendship broken with Lady Mae Loxley
    “Mr. Selfridge” (PBS) can be seen each Sunday evening at 9/8 p.m. Last night's episode was called “2.7” which means season 2, episode 7. The overnight TV ratings are not available from the public broadcasting system....
  • Golden Hill
    Little Old New York: fight at Golden Hill
    On January 19, 1770, half a decade before patriots acted upon independence, the Golden Hill area of New York City was the location for the popular Fly Market and also the scene of a skirmish between British soldiers and colonists.About 100 yards...
  • British soldiers march through the centre of Malmesbury, England
    British marine found guilty of murder in Afghanistan
    There has been a tragic case of arrogance and murder raised against a British marine for a killing in Afghanistan. Al Jazeera reported on Nov. 8, 2013, a British marine has been found guilty of murder in Afghanistan. On Friday a military court...
  • I Give It A Year
    DVD Review - I Give It A Year
    I Give It A Year (DVD Review)This British romantic comedy may have come from the producers behind Love Actually, but don’t expect the same earnest, saccharine sweet love story with this one. What I Give It A Year does promise is many more...
  • Indian Defense policy effects  Asia and  influences US Policy more than  they would like to admit.
    Indo-Pakistani War(1971) and What US Defense Policy Can Learn from the Past.
    IntroductionThe Indo- Pakistani War of 1971 signaled an apex of the post colonial region and cold war confrontation that would define place two nuclear powers ever close to the brink of mutual destruction. The conflict of 1971 centered on the...
  • The Walker presents the 2013 British Arrow Awards, the best in British advertising
    The British Arrow Awards point the way to the best in advertising
    The British do comedy very, very well. Which is why tickets to the annual British Arrow Awards Festival at the Walker Art Centersell quickly. The Arrow Awards are given to the best of British advertising and for 72 minutes, audiences are...
  • OMG moment: Brits believe disasters are coming
    OMG moment: Brits believe disasters are coming
    While most Americans have their heads down and are burdened by day-to-day work, some are aware of the necessity to prepare for impending disasters. American awareness is nothing like the English, however.According to a story in The Independent by...
  • Barack Obama speaking in Raleigh, North Carolina
    "North Carolina," an ongoing tribute to the British throne
    Previous posts to this column have now examined the origins of the place names “Winston-Salem” and “Forsyth County.” [To view the posts, one can click –respectively– here and here.] It just so happens that the...
  • Woods shoots 61
    Woods raises hopes for PGA with 61 at Bridgestone Invitational
    Tiger Woods ended the British Open on a low note while Phil Mickelson stole the Claret Jug from under everyone’s noses. This week’s Bridgestone Invitational is Woods’ first tournament since the Open Championship, with the PGA...
  • The Dandelion
    The Dandelion: A new take on Old World selections
    A quaint location with a tremendous assortment of intriguing foodstuffs, The Dandelion in Center City is easy to miss during a brisk walk down Sansom Street. This unassuming Londonesque pub boasts one of the most interesting menus of food and...
  • Historic Win At Wimbledon
    Historic Win At Wimbledon
    It has been 77 years since a Briton won the Wimbledon, the most hallowed of Tennis tournaments. After coming as runner-up last year, Andy Murray played remarkably to defeat World Number One Djovokic in straight sets.Victory is often sweet after it...