Tag Archives: British humour

Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 522

Baltimore City Police Ride-Along I can’t say too much about my ride-along cos of the confidentiality with the Homicide Department whom I rode along with last night, but I can say this: 1. It is like The Wire in areas … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 513

Election Day It’s Election Day in the USA! πŸ™‚ Hooray! Which means the schools are closed. 😦 Boo! Nonetheless, folks are out voting here in Columbia, MD. This is what Harry’s school looks like today… The best bit about going … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 511

Taking the piss UK style How we Brits love to take the piss out of each other, out of events, out of everyone else, and out of ourselves. ‘Taking the piss – one of the things Americans find hardest about … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 480

British put downs A recent reader of my Desperate English Housewife in Washington Facebook page asked me ‘Why do the Brits either hate Americans or continually make fun of them? Is that just part of their “charm”?’ I replied: ‘Good … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 468

Black cats in the USA So, in the UK, we consider it lucky if a black cat crosses your path. My days are generally very, very lucky because I have two black cats and they cross my path all the … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 380

Tales of America The wonder and beauty of the Interweb is that I am able to connect with Brits and Americans all over the place. Obviously, since I live in America, it is most excellent that they are based in … Continue reading

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Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 361

Say Uncle! What does this mean? Apparently, with the recent snow storm, folks here in the USA are commenting that you’ve just got to say ‘Uncle’ and be done with it. I don’t know what you’re on about! (Or, at … Continue reading

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