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What’s the difference between American and British English?

Start speaking a new language in 3 weeks with Babbel. Get 65% off your subscription here: https://bit.ly/babbel_sabine It isn’t difficult to tell British English from American English. But can you name the differences? Sure, some words are different, but that … Continue reading

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The Chimney Swift (Der Schornsteinsegler)

Animated Documentary, directed by Frédéric Schuld Qualified for the Oscars 2022 The famous New Year’s good luck symbol of a little chimney sweeper is turned upside down: In “The Chimney Swift” a real British sweeper master describes his everyday routine … Continue reading

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The Misery Line

Obviously these days the Northern Line is a big pile of fun, but for a long time it was known by a very different name.

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Rochester – Dickensian Christmas Festival Parade 2021 | Voted Best UK’s Christmas Day Out

Perhaps the best Christmas event in the UK – The Rochester Dickensian Christmas Festival 2021. The Festival was voted one of the UK’s Best Family-Friendly Christmas Days Out by The Times Newspaper. Held each year in Rochester, Kent, UK to … Continue reading

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The town where holding fireworks over your head is a tradition

Bridgwater Carnival, in Somerset, has a long tradition of squibbing: a huge procession of people holding fireworks right above their heads. This year, I got the chance to be one of the squibbers. Thanks to all the Bridgwater Carnival team: … Continue reading

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‘BBC’s Laura K was tainted by extreme attitudes’ | Ian Hislop interview

Editor of Private Eye Ian Hislop sat down with JOE on the magazine’s 60th birthday to discuss Laura Kuenssberg, social media anonymity, and being sued.

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How Lea & Perrins Makes Worcestershire Sauce Using A 185-Year-Old Recipe | Regional Eats

We visited Lea & Perrins factory in Worcester to see how they produce their ever-popular Worcestershire sauce.

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‘Gutteral’ Sounds (Back Fricatives) in English

Lass, R. 1999. The Cambridge History of the English Language, Vol III. Paston letters on Archive.org – https://archive.org/details/pastonlet… Hart, J. 1569. An Orthographie. Butler, C. 1633. English Grammar. Brilioth, B. 1913. A Grammar of the Dialect of Lorton (Cumberland). Wheeler, … Continue reading

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Cllr Aydin Dikerdem Talks About Nine Elms’ “Sky Pool” and Inequality

The ‘Sky Pool’ in Nine Elms is architecture designed to go viral – but it’s also a symbol of the inequality in London, says Battersea Labour Councillor Aydin Dikerdem in this interview with Eleanor Shearwood of Riverside Radio

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