Tuesday, April 25, 2017

List of British Slang Phrases

A Five and Dimes list of  British slang phrases.

In 1971, I was lucky enough to live in Finland, in a beautiful city Imatra.  While I was there, I had the excellent opportunity to be given a job teaching English as a second language.

I soon realized that for many of the students I had, the issue of colloquialisms or slang phrases kept being talked about as they had been taught by a British lady who spoke "British" English and not "American/Canadian" English.

I spent two glorious years teaching English as a second language and sharing with them our colloquialisms, and they shared with me all their knowledge of British slang phrases.

I'm sorry to say I never got to learn a lot of the Finnish language, but I was fortunate to absorb a lot of the Finnish culture and to this day, which stays with me.

In honor of that British English teacher, I thought it would be fitting to share some British colloquialisms ( slang phrases)

While some of these phrases are common usage, some of the phrases are no longer in use.   Regardless I am sure you will find all of them interesting.

P.S. You may find a few of the phrases adult phrases... just warning you 😊

Bonus: By the way, did you know that a seven-volume slang British Dictionary was published in 1889?
 At the bottom of this blog post, you will find a link to "The Oxford Dictionary of Slang by John Ayto 1998. With over 10,00 words and phrases, I am sure this will keep you entertained for a long time.

fFve and dDme lists of British slang words

Here is a list of British Slang phrases, all 122 of them!

Friday, April 21, 2017

List of Dr. Who Actors

A Five and Dime list of Dr. Who Actors

As you may recall I was sharing with you a quote from Freema Agyeman where she said
 "I constantly make lists and itineraries and then can't stick to any of them.". Tweet this quote

What better lead-in to talk about the various actors who have played Dr. Who on television over the many years

I remember watching Dr. Who when I lived in England and I have to confess the Daleks had me having a few nightmares ( times sure have changed)

Before sharing with you the list of played Dr. who actors, I thought it would be useful and entertaining for all of you to know more about Dr. Who.
Here is a good blog post from the good people at Mental floss titled sharing 20 Fascinating facts about Dr. Who.  and  here are a couple of  things I learned ~

1.  The first doctor's health problems led to the idea of regeneration. I am very glad they did this as this show has been a part of my life since childhood

2. One of the show's original creators was not happy about the Daleks.  Well heck, I wasn't happy about them either, I had nightmares about them, not because they were your typical monster but because the were ...oops I'm giving it away ...sorry!
Maybe take a moment and read these fascinating facts..they will open your eyes to the amazing Dr.Who.

and now to the list of Dr. Who actors