Make the Gaffer Redundant!

I joined the meeting late and took refuge on a tiny Ottoman footstool as this serious-looking group of working class radicals met in the back of a pub, somewhere in Birmingham, England.  It was proposed that they crash a speech by Labour “life peer” and union fat cat Baroness Margaret Prosser. 

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Brassed Off

Word Fun: Issue No. 3

This one comes from Bill Bryson’s The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way.  Below is a list of British terms that Bryson, writing in 1990, challenges his mostly American audience to identify. 

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