It doesn’t really always rain in England. Well, ok, it’s raining now. But this is what are weather forecasters *are* like
Mardy- in a bad mood (Sheffield, Leicester) (Mardy bum= mardy person)
Croggy- To get a lift sitting on the handlebars of someone’s bike
Bare- Really (Bare sly- really cunning)
Twat, bugger, wanker, arsehole, prick- insults (some sweary) :) (Watch the inbetweeners for more XD)
1. Traditionally, there is big rivalry between Birmingham and Manchester over which is the ‘second city’ after London.
2. Anywhere in the country, you’re never further than 71 miles from the sea.
3. Barely anyone is patriotic. We like to complain.
4. About 1 in 10 teenagers ride horses and about 1 in 25 adults.
5. There are hundreds of accents, to name a few: Geordie (Newcastle), Scouse (Liverpool) Brummy (Birmingham), East London , North London…
We’re very squished over here. 1000 people per square mile. Or it may have been kilometre. Compared to America with 80 people per square m/k.
Anyway we all have to balance on one leg to fit on the island. If you move too far people at the coast start to fall off the edge. And that is how erosion happens.
Seriously though, most houses are terraces, even in villages. Here’s a typical street:
…ok that’ll be the next post. I haven’t worked out how to insert a picture.
Pretty much everyone here has heard of these. More to come.
Lord Sugar/ Sir Allen