Daily Archives: 22, September 2011

Lohs Angeleez

Last night, we watched the series premiere of The X-Factor, which spotlighted auditions in Los Angeles.

Or should I say Lohs Angeleez? Because that’s what host Steve Jones, as well as British judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole were calling it repeatedly. LohsAngeleezLohsAngeleezLohsAngeleez.

An aerial view of downtown Lohs Angeleez. Photo credit: Marshall Astor.

But why? What’s wrong with Lahs Anjuhles? Or at least the original Spanish Lohs Annhelles?

I don’t think it’s a turn of phrase that is difficult to say with a British accent so I have to wonder … How do these sorts of national mispronunciations get started? Is there a British pronunciation handbook somewhere that decides these sorts of things? Is it written by the Queen? And can I buy it on Amazon?


It’s Hunter season

Ah, I hate rain but I love a good Hunter wellie. And lucky for me, Hunter season is nearly upon us!

Always a classic: Hunter Original in Green

Wellington boots originated back in World War I, as a response to the demand for footwear appropriate for European trench warfare. The North British Rubber Company rose to the challenge and later became Hunter Boot Ltd., the company that is still in business today.

Made of 100 percent natural rubber, these classics are perfect for stomping through any rainstorm. But the Hunter brand is also continuing to reinvent the boot. Check out some of this fall’s latest styles.

A rainbow of boot flavors

Clockwise above: May in Mahogany, Original in Apple Green, Original Tall in Candy Pink, Dallin Tall in Cuioio, Lapins in Spice, Chandler in Chalk, and Regent Savoy in Black.