To be cheesed off is an expression which means a person feels cross, angry, upset or annoyed. For example: The goldfish is cheesed off because living in a bowl is superbly dull. I‘m cheesed off because the recovery of my broken wrist is so SLOW! Well, truth be told, my emotions might be connected to the fact that I’m really impatient. What do you think?
So, how do non-native British people view English people?
This is George. George is typically English, and for this reason he likes tea. He eats fish and chips and he uses red buses. Because George is English he likes to say these words: ‘splendid, spiffing and cheerio’.
George likes the British winter because it is grey, cold and wet. He likes the British summer because it is grey, cold and wet. His favourite British man is David Beckham, and his favourite British woman naturally, is The Queen. However, what does George like the most? Watch this video to find out.
By the way, Janette is British, she also likes David Beckham but she’s not very keen on tea; she prefers vodka and wine. She’s a vegetarian so she doesn’t eat fish but she does love chips. She likes to say the words: ‘ a bottle of san miguel please!’ Finally, she can’t stand the word: ‘ spiffing’ because it’s just too posh!
The Union Jack is the national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is formed by combining the red and white crosses of St George, St Andrew, and St Patrick and retaining the blue background of the flag of St Andrew.
If you want to read more about the history of the Union Jack and find out why The Welsh flag wasn’t included, then click here.
The British are a diverse, multi-national and multi-cultural society, with strong regional accents, expressions and identities. The social structure of the United Kingdom has changed radically since the nineteenth century, largely as a result of the decline in religious observance, the enlargement of the middle classes, and an increase in ethnic diversity.
The population of the UK is about 62.5 million, with a British Diaspora of around 140 million concentrated in Australia, Canada, South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United States. OMG, 140 million of us!
In my youth you were either a Mod or a Punk, or a nobody, and if you were a Mod then you listened to The Jam, you rode a scooter and you wore a suit. Unfortunately, I was a nobody!
However, I loved the Jam and one of my summer hits of 2014 has been The Jam’s English Rose. So, it’s not an up-tempo song, but it’s the perfect tune to listen to if you sat at Mandelas in Pedregalejo watching the sky turn from blue to pink. What’s happening to me, I’m becoming romantic!?
Perhaps Low Rider, isn’t your thing? No problem, don’t sweat it!
How about the 1969 classic tune, California Soul, from one of the best soul singers, Marlena Shaw?
But, if you want something with a bit more umph, then I would suggest you get jiggy with this remix. OMG, music is the spice of life.
As a music lover, life without music would be my worst nightmare. In fact, last year my Apple nano decided to test my nerves and stopped working. I would like to say I was as cool as a cucumber, but the truth is I was on my knees crying like a baby. Luckily for me, I have a Teckie Knight who always comes to the rescue and saves my life.
Anyway, Janette’s summer duke box has gone retro and this month has all been about old tunes. So, how about shaking your stuff to the 1975 classic tune Low Rider from a not so well-known band War. It’s brilliant!
Living Tomorrow: The House of the Future- It’s a steal at 22 million Euros! Despite the fact that I’m not that into technology, I can’t stand wasting time so I really liked the fact that in this house I can order and pay for food from a kitchen smart board, I can immediately find out more information about what I’m eating and I can watch the news and check the weather forecast in an intelligent mirror while I’m brushing my teeth. However, on the other hand, all the cool and high-tech gadgets would just collect dust as I’d rather talk, touch, and smell people than get jiggy with a touch screen. Furthermore, 22 million Euros, are they pulling my leg? I could buy a small island for the same money.
Click here to check out this technology driven house. What are your feelings? Are you a techno-junkie? Or, are you more like me, a techno-avoider?
It is often alleged by experts that we are killing our ability to remember things because we rely too much on technology to find out, process, retain and recall information.Unfortunately, this is true for me, since I started using technological devices to remind me of birthdays, telephone numbers, what food to buy and when I should phone my mother, I don’t remember a thing. I even have my home address saved in my mobile just in case I can’t remember where I live. On the other hand, I always forget to take it out with me.
However, surprisingly, this research study suggests that technology is not frying our memories. Rather, they suggest we are actively choosing NOT TO REMEMBER facts and information, instead, we are choosing to remember where to locate the information if we need it in the future. This is what they call the: Google Effect.
Listen to the video and make up your own mind. Don’t forget you can follow the typescript if you can’t understand a word the narrator is saying.
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