If you are an avid reader, be sure to check out Buzzfeed.com’s “16 Charming Bookshops in the UK Everyone Must Visit.”
We used to live next door to Armchair Books in Edinburgh, a lovely little store which is #3 on the list.
“You could easily lose a weekend while nosing about the dreamy Armchair Books. Delve into stacks and stacks of inviting tomes at this Edinburgh institution. If you’re still on the fence, Armchair Books are also great value on Twitter. Plus their logo is a dinosaur reading!”
I’m kind of loving Buzzfeed.com’s genius compilation of pie charts. For example, this:
I really am British at heart. Sigh.
Last week, I blogged about BBC America’s “10 things that Americans don’t realize are offensive to Brits” so naturally we need to cover the other side and discuss the 10 things that Brits don’t realize are offensive to Americans (most of these are pretty self-evident, IMHO, including saying Americans are unsophisticated and criticizing America.) I think the typical British reserve (replying monosyllabically to an American’s “How are you?”) can often be perceived as rude. Are there others?
I’m enjoying this BBC America list of 10 things that Americans don’t realize our offensive to Brits — particularly taking our plates away and describing something as “quite” good! Anything they’ve missed?
Raise a glass to these unsung British heroes. Each one is deserving in their own special way, from the chap who quoted Homer Simpson on the London Underground sign to the guy who photobombed David Cameron.
See the full list that was geniusly curated by Buzzfeed.
I think rock music should’ve been on the list (hello, Rolling Stones, Beatles, The Who, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Muse, and many more) but am glad they included #14, 15 and 28.
What do you think Brits do better than everyone else?
Get it together, America. Let’s start doing things bigger and better. Let’s do things the British way! Check out Buzzfeed’s list of 29 things that the U.K. does that the U.S. needs to start doing. I particularly agree with numbers 2, 22 and 27.