British Humour

Preparing For Cultural Differences - What To Except In Britain

James Farrell | Posted 16.09.2017 | UK
James Farrell

Moving to the UK is a big step in your life. You might already be familiar with some of the British culture and etiquette through television shows. Ho...

British Humour - Six Years and I Still Don't Get It

Julian Tan | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

I pulled an awkward smile, my brain now racing furiously to translate the humour. Half a second, then one second, then two - the window to exercise herd mentality was shutting me in! Ah, whatever, I thought to myself as I tightened my diaphragm to echo the chorus of boisterous laughter in the room.

From Marmite To Milkmen: British Problems

Reddit | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Queen Elizabeth Land sounds like a theme park (self.britishproblems) submitted 13 hours ago by s7jones I want to play the new Assassin's Creed gam...

Why 'The Inbetweeners' Ain't Crossing the Atlantic

Larry Jaffee | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Larry Jaffee

Watching the first three MTV episodes of the American version, let's just say that this is one show that has not crossed the ocean successfully, unlike last year's Skins, the high school drama that MTV unfortunately gave up on prematurely, despite having six more British seasons to tap.

How to Throw Your Own Garden Party

William Hanson | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
William Hanson

The Diamond Jubilee weekend is here; people up and down the land will be celebrating and gathering with friends and family. You may be opting to take part in the 'Big Lunch' on the Sunday, or throw a tea party or picnic on the Bank Holiday Monday. But another option would be to throw your own garden party.


Billy Reeves | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Billy Reeves

I am especially aware of rude words being shocking/inappropriate as I work for BBC local radio, where even "bloody" is verboten on air. The BBC has a sweary chart which it published internally every two years (with 'MF' & the 'c' word usually being top dogs.

Toff cat

James Jackson | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
James Jackson

'I was as polite to him as his breath would allow...'. So wrote Jane Austen in a letter to her sister Cassandra, displaying the kind of withering ins...