Saturday, 24 April 2010

USA-UK differences: British words that might requiere translation (Part 1)

We start this series of post with words used in the UK for our american cousins, translated.

UK political division classic map

In the last post, we talk about the regions in the UK, so now here you have a map for print (watch the full post).

Regions and Nicknames used in the UK

Often, the regions, cities, and their inhabitants have nicknames, which are used regularly in the UK.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Why people come to the UK

 Ok, maybe your first taste of britain was with films starring Hugh Grant or novels by Jane Austen, but also:
  • Coming here on holiday: Britain loves tourists and is proud of its unique history and heritage.
  • Coming here to work: With a shortage of labour, Britain welcomes workers from abroad. The British economy is a star performer compared to many of its European rivals, with plenty of relatively well-paid jobs. Unsurprisingly, Britain attracts large numbers of people particulary from poorer Eastern Europe.
  • Coming here to study: The UK is famed for its educational institutions. English is the world's premiere language of bussiness and the media, so it's no surprise that the UK is a magnet for foreing students.