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One Hundred Hours of Nerditude

Rabbit, rabbit! In this week’s episode, it’s old terms like “eleemosynary” and “logodaedaly,” and new ones like “catio.” We discuss how to pronounce “coyote,” what Brits may mean when offer...

Spend a Penny

You might have heard Brits say “I’m going to spend a penny” when they have to visit the loo. The hosts discuss the reason for this phrase, and other euphemisms for making a trip to the toilet, such as “I’m going to...

Barbie

Barbie  n.— «Fortunately, Brits can take advantage of the weak dollar in a different way, said Stephen Adams in Britain’s Daily Telegraph. Instead of vacationing in the States, we are buying investment homes there. The new army of...

have-a-go hero

have-a-go hero  n.— «Mr. Smeaton’s celebrity reflects the general relief across Britain that no one was injured in the Glasgow attack, or in the previous day’s attempt to detonate two cars in London. His description of the attack in early...

fluorescent tan

fluorescent tan  n.— «I’ve started to develop the grey pallor typical of the Brits and commonly called a fluorescent tan. I have vague recollections of sunshine and frolicking in the surf, occasionally resurrected from my memory by...