The English learner’s guide to British phrases

British phrases, Verbalists

British English is much like the people of Britain themselves: down-to-earth and full of character. We compiled the list of our favorite British phrases, 25 of them, that we believe will confuse anybody who didn’t grow in the UK. These phrases aren’t just handy for holding a conversation though – they’ll also give you an insight into just how the Brits tick!


A fun perspective of the famous London landmarks

London-based photographer Rich McCor decided to try being a tourist in his own city in one rather unique way. Rich took photos of London’s landmarks, and then, mixed things up a bit, mostly by using intricate paper cutouts to transform the sights into something else. He started by giving the 156 year-old Big Ben a modern update and turning it into a wristwatch:

Big Ben modern update

…and here, he is cracking open a bottle of fizz at Tower Bridge: Continue reading “A fun perspective of the famous London landmarks”

Hilarious alerts to threats in Europe

John Cleese

Front page edit please send beer ALERTS TO THREATS IN 2015 EUROPE


The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent events in Syria and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorised from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada. READ MORE