Archive

April 2013

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I, Alan Partridge – King of Radio & Movie Star

If you hear a man repeatedly yelling “Dan!” for several minutes in a crowded parking lot, then you know who is just feet away, whether that’s good or bad. Love him or loathe him, Alan Partridge has undoubtedly taken over BBC with his humorous opinions, unfortunate circumstances, and prideful tendencies. He has a love-hate relationship with most of his listeners, but his awkward and overbearing personality often becomes addictive and overly entertaining. Alan Partridge, is indeed a fictional character, played by Steve Coogan, but we’ll pretend he’s real for the... Read More

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Bit of Trouble and Strife

Very few cultural or linguistic terms are as memorable and as linguistically convoluted as Cockney rhyming slang. Comparable to American jive talk, this slang that’s most popular on the East End of London can sometimes seem like a language all its own. The reason for that is that, when one gets down to it, rhyming slang is sort of its own language. Not in a technical sense, it’s just a collection of common phrases used by Londoners, but it can feel like another language, and it does follow many of... Read More

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A Bit of Trouble and Strife

Very few cultural or linguistic terms are as memorable and as linguistically convoluted as Cockney rhyming slang. Comparable to American jive talk, this slang that’s most popular on the East End of London can sometimes seem like a language all its own. The reason for that is that, when one gets down to it, rhyming slang is sort of its own language. Not in a technical sense, it’s just a collection of common phrases used by Londoners, but it can feel like another language, and it does follow many of... Read More

Best of British Comedians

Here’s a list of some of our favourite British comedians (in no particular order). Michael McIntyre In 2012, Michael McIntyre was the top grossing British Comedian and its easy to see why. As a judge on Britain’s Got Talent, host of his own show the Michael McIntyre Comedy Roadshow, featured performer on Live at the Apollo and numerous other appearances, he was certainly one of the most exposed comedians in the UK last year. Jason Manford Manford is young, up and coming British Comedian who grew up in the town... Read More

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Canaries & Cathedrals Await You in Norwich

The Chinese have a saying. “In over 2000 years of culture, there is not a lot of things that haven’t been attempted.” Thus, it is with Norwich, long the de-facto capital of East England. Rich in culture and history, it was one of the first major cities founded by Anglo-Saxons on a site that was not pre-dated by Roman settlement. Where is Norwich, specifically? It is located 190 kilometres North-east of London. The city is fairly unique in that it was so built out by the time the industrial revolution... Read More

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Bonnie Tyler at Eurovision

The Eurovision song contest is getting ready for the world stage again, and the UK entry for the 2013 song contest is being sung by the iconic rock song stress Bonnie Tyler. Let’s hope she can bring some success back to the UK after the last few disappointing entries. On 18 May 2013, Bonnie will be singing Believe in Me to an estimated 120 million viewers in Malmo, Sweden. It’s been called song for Europe, Eurovision, and sometimes a pain to listen to, but this anachronistic singing competition has been... Read More

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Cheer on Bonnie Tyler at Eurovision 2013

The Eurovision song contest is getting ready for the world stage again, and the UK entry for the 2013 song contest is being sung by the iconic rock song stress Bonnie Tyler. Let’s hope she can bring some success back to the UK after the last few disappointing entries. On 18 May 2013, Bonnie will be singing Believe in Me to an estimated 120 million viewers in Malmo, Sweden. It’s been called song for Europe, Eurovision, and sometimes a pain to listen to, but this anachronistic singing competition has been... Read More

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Cheer on the UK Entry for Eurovision 2013

The Eurovision song contest is getting ready for the world stage again, and the UK entry for the 2013 song contest is being sung by the iconic rock song stress Bonnie Tyler. Let’s hope she can bring some success back to the UK after the last few disappointing entries. On 18 May 2013, Bonnie will be singing Believe in Me to an estimated 120 million viewers in Malmo, Sweden. It’s been called song for Europe, Eurovision, and sometimes a pain to listen to, but this anachronistic singing competition has been... Read More

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Party Time Eurovision Style

Going to throw your own Eurovision party but do not know where to start? Here are few Eurovision party ideas to make your event a success. Start with a theme and your party will take off from there. The easiest theme that can tie the whole evening together is flags. You can use flags for your invites, to decorations, to even food. Invites Your party invitations are as easy as making the flags from all the competing countries. For a small event, send out a different flag to each guest.... Read More