Tag Archives: British accents

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 592

Howard County celebrity Col. Gateway So, where I live there is a road called Columbia Gateway Drive but on the road signs for it, it is written like this: And so this local dude has fashioned himself as ‘Col. Gateway’ … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 585

UK culture in USA schools – talent show time! Harry’s school is holding a ‘cultural talent show’ whereby the children are encouraged to ‘demonstrate a talent reflective of your culture’ and ‘take to the fashion show ramp while modeling your … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 499

The Importance of an Accent This is a story which was told to me whilst sitting in Holding on the set of the TV show VEEP by one of the other extras and I wanted him to share it with … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 420

Georgie and Poppy – Brits in the USA Brits in the USA. Most of us are pretty ‘normal’, I’d say, unless you count Prince Harry when he comes on over to Vegas and does his thing, or celebs when they … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 409

Bacon festivals, USA stylie Do we have festivals dedicated to bacon in the UK? Not that I am aware of. Our British ode to bacon is performed on a Saturday or Sunday morning with the obligatory fry up, if that’s … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 386

Stop press: the English invented baseball Really?! Well, apparently so, according to that ever-truthful newspaper that is the Daily Mail. To be fair the info came from Visit England and it says thus: “Historians believe that the American game of … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 359

What happens when a bunch of British women in the USA get together…..? Tea! Scones! McVities Digestives! Millionaire’s Shortbread! That’s what happens! I met up with a group of British ladies this week, all of whom have been in the … Continue reading

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