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‘Ello There

It started with a conversation with a couple of friends … they were discussing their husbands’ fascination with guns and how they cope. I responded that I don’t have that problem because my husband is British and you know that they don’t have guns in Britain.

Well, they didn’t know that. They wanted to know more.

I proceeded to explain how the cops there don’t have them so the criminals don’t have them – well, not usually. The cops there do have lovely woollen uniforms, which they were also fascinated by, and who could blame them? And one thing led to another until they both determined that a blog was in order – one that would celebrate all of these little things about Britain that Americans might not know and teach them how they, too, could live like a Brit.

Did they have to be a Middleton? Did they have to marry a Beckham? And speaking of that, what exactly is bending it like Beckham? So many questions…

And so today I’ve launched Britrish.com, an online destination to get the skinny on all things British from an American perspective. I’m not British, but I am Britrish and the welcome mat is always out! Please feel free to contact me, leave a comment, suggest a story idea, or throw me a question. Let the fun begin!

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Posted on 31, July 2011, in Culture and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. Danica Flores

    Tisha.. I love this!…

  2. Love it! I can’t wait to learn more!

  3. Richard Appleyard

    Where’s Britain? Is it near England?

  4. That’s so interesting – I had no idea! Well, that gets me really excited, since I’m off to the UK this week!! I haven’t been in two years, but being something of an anglophile myself, I’m so excited to go back πŸ™‚

  5. Please explain the chips in newspaper for me. Seems kind of unsanitary. Thanks.

    • Richard Appleyard

      Marie: a thing of the past, as far as i’m aware. Even when in practice, inner wrapping would be greaseproof type paper, with newsprint used only as outer wrapping to add additional strength and insulation.

      Now it’s almost exclusively cardboard boxes, in my experience. Why? I don’t know. Wrapping did take a little skill, maybe the art died out.

  6. I am like most of my countrymen, buy the eggs from the supermarket and store them in the fridge! For me they are always brown and free range.
    Talking of eggs, I am reminded of an incident when my son was at primary school. He had taken a hard boiled egg to school for the traditional egg rolling games at Easter. Some weeks later I determined to find what was causing the dreadful smell in his bedroom. Eventually I discovered the cracked and smelly egg residing in his coat pocket where it had been for sometime! The memory still makes me smile.

  7. Well, hello there! I am apparently late to this blog, but it’s already cracking me up.

  8. Finally made it to a computer to read all of your posts. Love them!!

  9. Deanne and Layla, thanks!! it means a lot! πŸ™‚

  10. Very good idea and so far I love your posts. πŸ™‚

  11. Looking forward to reading more BriTrish posts πŸ™‚

  12. You need to be a part of a contest for one of the highest quality blogs online.
    I am going to highly recommend this site!

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