That’s Just British… [by Russ]
Wit and Wisdom from Across the Pond
Ok so, as with most of my ideas, this came about due to 3 things.
1. Running my mouth
3. Being unable to say no.
And actually all of these fit this idea for a recurring blog. They are all rather British traits. Take point 1. I’m not sure we run our mouths but we can be seen to be arrogant and have a stick up our arse. In short we know best. Maybe its our accents, who knows. 2. We love a good drink. 3. We are weird as a whole about manners, so if we promise to do something we do it. Even if that’s being drunk listening to the chat sensation of Rivers and Kitten mock your nation after saying you could blog about it.
So here we are. A blog themed about being British. There is lots I could bore you with I assure you. I feel like we aren’t that interesting, but people tell me otherwise. So I’ll pick stuff to talk about and blog about it, our weird food names, what we think of you guys across the pond, Cheese rolling, shin kicking and other weird bank holiday traditions, our weird words, our accents, our history and most importantly why we love Tea so much.
But, I’m wanting to follow the lead our Bloginista, Rivers, has set and make this a collaborative affair. So its readers’ choice. Here is what we will do: PM or discord me your questions on what you want to know. Keep it fun though, I don’t want to touch politics or religion with a barge pole. Sorry Rivers and Kitten, I’m not talking about Jacket Potatoes either. Nothing to do with not having an answer honest. But anything else you might want to know about what its like having a monarchy for example.
Also I’d love to know what y’all (I always wanted to say that! It’ll be the last time promise) think of us, so send me the myths and stereotypes you might have on us and I’ll collect the best ones and make a blog on it.
I think that’s a good place to start, and hopefully we’ll find stuff you want to know about, otherwise this idea is going to die on its arse very promptly.
And to finish I’ll leave each time with a word that means something totally different here to the US/Canada:
Bog: Ok so this does mean the same thing here to, a sort of swamp. But its also a slang word for a toilet.
E.G. “Stop being pricks and hoarding the bog roll!”