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Why on Earth would they serve this when we have tea?

This passage from Murdoch Mysteries (Season 1, episode 8 “Still Waters”) is characteristic of British culture (where the normal thing to drink is tea or… beer): — Oh, sir, you have to try one of these. I’ve had four this morning. It’s the damnedest stuff. — What is it? — Coffee. I’ve only ever

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People drink so much because it’s our culture

“People drink so much because it’s our culture,” adds Lawrence. “The sun comes out and you go to a beer garden. It’s what we do. Everything is just an excuse to drink. Life is hard for everybody, so it’s nice to have an escape.” […] It’s easy to be judgmental about Peters’

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Drunk British woman thrown off easyJet flight

An abusive woman was thrown off an easyJet flight after screaming ‘do you want me to be a prostitute’ during a bizarre foul-mouthed rant. She was headed on a girls’ holiday from Manchester to Paphos, Cyprus, but after launching a tirade of abuse at fellow flyers and crew members the plane was

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The first Brit had dark skin and blue eyes

Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Government to try and make sense of Brexit in series of speeches But an unprecedented examination of his DNA, along with a facial reconstruction of the fossil, shows that the young man

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You’re not an unfriendly person, you’re just under the weather

I don’t think the temperature equates to a friendlier person. It equates to being more comfortable‚ and the secondary consequences of that are that you are a much more relaxed person. Therefore‚ you are friendlier and smiling. It equates to being more comfortable‚ and the secondary consequences of that are that you

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British Ladettes: champions of the shag machine and going home and throwing up

The English comedienne, Dawn French, caused a stir when she spoke out against “ladette culture”, the British scourge abroad. Here are some of her comments about seeing a programme on lasses “on the lash” in Ibiza (for Ibiza read Mallorca, Kavos, Malia, Laganas, Agia Napa):- They go out and get utterly hammered

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Έχω βασιλικό αίμα, γιατί να φορέσω βέρα;

Αλλά τι συμβαίνει όταν ένας παντρεμένος αποφασίζει ότι δεν θέλει να φορέσει τη βέρα του; Αυτό συμβαίνει με τον Πρίγκιπα Γουίλιαμ, αλλά υπάρχει λόγος, έστω και ιδιότυπος. Στην πραγματικότητα πρόκειται για μια αριστοκρατική παράδοση. Ενώ οι γυναίκες φορούν βέρα από την αιγυπτιακή εποχή -κι αυτό μπορεί να σας σοκάρει- οι άντρες ασπάστηκαν

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Condoms made from animal membrane

The Condum being the best, if not only Preservative our Libertines have found out at present; and yet by reason of its blunting the Sensation, I have heard some of them acknowledge, that they had often chose to risk a Clap, rather than engage cum Hastis sic clypeatis [with spears thus sheathed].

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Keep your distance!

A number of porcupines huddled together for warmth on a cold day in winter; but, as they began to prick one another with their quills, they were obliged to disperse. However the cold drove them together again, when just the same thing happened. At last, after many turns of huddling and dispersing,

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Borat’s Guide to Britain

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