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88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well -- and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business …

Language

Sir Winston Churchill quotes: The famous lines that he never said

When Nancy Astor, Britain's first female MP, told Sir Winston Churchill that: "If I were your wife I would put poison in your coffee," Churchill famously replied: "Nancy, if I were your husband I would drink it."<p>Except that he did not say it, according to Boris Johnson, who writes in a new book on …

Winston Churchill

Aw, eternal love! 700-year-old skeleton couple found still holding hands

Here’s an Interesting Sentence

I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting; nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality …

Siobhan Thompson Uses Shakespearean Insults on Modern Coworkers in Her Web Series ‘Anglophenia’

Siobhan Thompson of the web series <i>Anglophenia</i> recently demonstrated what it would be like to use Shakespearean insults on coworkers in a modern …

Cosmology

Terrible choices people had to make during the Second World War

Laurence Rees, whose book is based on interviews with people who faced terrible Second World War choices, asks what we can learn from these …

How Diehard Apple Fans Prepare for Big Announcements

“Apple Event Essentials” is a The Joy of Tech comic by Nitrozac & Snaggy that shows everything diehard Apple fans needs to be fully prepared for an …

Apple

World War Two Declaration Anniversary: Witold Pilecki, The Spy Who Volunteered for Auschwitz

On 19 September 1940, Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, went outside during a street round-up in Warsaw to be captured. Along with around 2,000 …

BBC World Service - The Documentary, Delivering the King's Speech

Marking the 75th anniversary of King George VI’s declaration of war against Germany, Louise Minchin hears the untold story of the King’s Speech and discovers how it reached the entire world.<p>Inspired by the discovery of the original pressing of the speech in the EMI Archives – bound in goatskin …

What Churchill Told FDR As World War II Erupted Exactly 75 Years Ago

This week marks a significant anniversary, one that carries with it some crucial lessons as the West confronts the mounting danger posed by the …

WW2 - Japanese Invasion of China | The Second Sino-Japanese War | 1937-45 | World War II Documentary

A Fatal Guarantee: Poland, 1939

"It was in virtue of this that we went to war." Thus, William Strang, a Foreign Office official and later Permanent Under-Secretary, described the …

French Government

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These Two Dancers Will Floor You With Their Stunning Moves

A few months ago, we featured turf-dancer Marquese 'Nonstop' Scott dancing to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'- it was a performance few thought anyone …

Elgin Park – Remarkable American Town Frozen in Time

Imagine a town as time capsule, where nothing has changed since the 1960s. Certainly, there are examples the world over but for the most part these …

What if guy BFFs acted like girl BFFs? It would be weirdly creepy, that's what

The Dieppe Raid - a summary

In August 1942, Winston Churchill, Great Britain’s wartime prime minister, flew to Moscow and there met for the first time the Soviet leader, Joseph …