I recall having seen something on TV maybe a decade or two ago in which a female character (or a male with a very high-pitched voice) was reciting the line, "O to be in England now that April's there[...]" several times with a very exaggerated/attempted British accent ("Eauuuugh to be in EEEEEEEEEEngland..."). I don't remember much more, and all my Google searches turn up is the actual poem that the line is from. I'd like to find this again; does it ring a bell to anyone? [more inside]
Doing research for my new book on age-discrepant relationships and ephebopilia, I just watched the film Twinky (1970), which was partly filmed in Britain and a British (?) word was used that I can't seem to find the correct spelling for. Spelled phonetically the word is - nym-phe-ta-tish. From the context of the film, it appears to be a combination of nymphet and fetish and refers to one who has a fetish for nymphets. Does anyone the correct spelling of the word? Thanks!
Suggestions for a British-friendly bar in Chicago, for Olympics viewing? [more inside]
Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
What does the phrase "pukka currency" mean? [more inside]
IS British food really as bad as the rumors make it out to be? [more inside]
Are British people kind of socially retarded or is it normal for them to not be chatty and friendly with people they don't know well? [more inside]
How do British Actors playing Americans sound to Americans? [more inside]
Baby Names for a girl and a boy? I'm pregnant with twins! Yay! Except that after months of fearing for the worst, we're nearing the end of the second trimester and we have no names ready. Help! [more inside]
Can someone give me a primer on translating the British terms for wall / house paint into their American equivalents? [more inside]
I am looking for any publicly-available staff-and-dependents records for the British Consulate in Los Angeles, specifically for the period 1965 to 1966. I have some info. [more inside]
Is it a widespread behavior for multilingual speakers of english to get a more anglicized accent when talking to a native speaker? [more inside]
Wrapped up in British English filter, with [more inside]
Are there any words that have a "zyu" sound in American English pronunciation? [more inside]
Why do people treat me better when I use a British accent? [more inside]
What books/courses/web tutorials would you recommend to help me learn the Received Pronunciation (BBC) English accent? [more inside]
Are vols 1 and 2 of S.R. Gardiner's "History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate" available online?
Seventeenth-century history-Filter: where can I find a copy of the first and second volumes of S.R. Gardiner's History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate online? [more inside]
While abroad last fall, I had really awesome sandwhiches. It seemed like every pub we ate in had a brie-and-bacon-on-some-sort-of-bread available. Now that I'm back in the states, I want to know where to find English bacon, or how to substitute for it. [more inside]
I'm reading Princesses, by Flora Fraser (which, OT, is a bit too much like school to be really enjoyable) and am interested in a term I don't understand. [more inside]
Does anyone still get upset about split infinitives? [more inside] [more inside]
Popstar - The British Version of American Idol. Does anyone know where I can find the clip of the Sikh guy who audtions for the judges - and is the equivalent of William Hung? As I recall he doesn't really sing, and in the middle of his routine he starts to do something that resembles some breakdance moves. Painful to watch, yet funny.
A writer's question: how does British English read (and internally, silently sound) to Americans? [More inside.] [more inside]