TOMMY COOPER Cooper was one of Britain’s most beloved comedians. Born Thomas Frederick ‘Tommy’ Cooper (March 19, 1921 – April 15, 1984) was a British prop comedian and magician. Cooper was a member of the Magic Circle, and respected by traditional magicians. He was famed for his red fez, and his appearance was large and […]
Why did Americans drop the “u” from British words like “humour” and “behaviour”? What about “theater” vs “theatre?” Siobhan Thompson from Anglophenia explains the spelling divide between our nations.
A Mercifully Brief Guide To British Culture And Slang WRITTEN BY a Brit, Chris Rae, the Septic’s Companion is a sarcastic guide to the Queen’s English and the British way of life. Two thirds of the book is a simple A to Z dictionary of Britishisms; the rest is devoted to the author’s delusional rants […]
? SO YOU think you’re British? Well, you may well be, but if you want to be absolutely sure, check out the website sent to us from a loyal Union Jack reader “Vince Waterson”. It’s completely free, and all you have to do is enter a user name and off you go! We’ve attempted the […]
1. The fattest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian. 3. She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still. 4. A […]