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The United Kingdom

A presentation on the culture of the UK for POL 212; UK, United Kingdom, culture, Wales, Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, geography, major cities, food, language, fashion, TV, Television, sports
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Ginny Sweeney

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A look into the culture of the UK by Ginny Sweeney and Megan Webb The United Kingdom England, Scotland, and Wales each have their own flag in addition to the Union flag. Flags of the United Kingdom The Union flag is composed of three parts: St. George's Cross from England's flag St. Andrew's Saltire from the Scottish flag St. Patrick's Saltire from an Irish flag Wales is not represented in the Union flag because it was considered part of England when the flag was designed. Today, some Welsh want to be represented in the Union flag. The following languages are spoken in the United Kingdom: Language English
Welsh
Scots
Scottish Gaelic
Irish
Cornish "When an American and a British person meet, the first obvious difference is the accent... The next obvious is vocabulary." British English Here are a few slang words commonly used throughout Britain: Slang Some of the largest cities in the UK are: Geography Welsh is the second most widely spoken language in the UK after English, with about 761,000 speakers. London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Oxford, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast About 11 cities in the UK are bigger than Lexington, KY, as compared to around 70 in the US. London Oxford Cardiff Birmingham Norwich Manchester Leeds Glasgow Edinburgh Belfast St. David's Cross Scotland England Wales Northern
Ireland Food Overall, the UK is much more densely populated than the US. The US has over 40 times more land than the UK. Sources From Jeremy Smith's "Bum Bags and Fanny Packs" Here's some of the vocabulary differences between American English and British English. American Word

eraser
baby carriage
wrench
ball-point (pen)
counterclockwise
cookie
fries
chips
kiss
diaper
ass
flashlight
sneakers
sweater
(car) trunk
(car) hood
gasoline
elevator British Word

rubber
pram
spanner
biro
anticlockwise
biscuit
chips
crisps
snog
nappie
arse
torch
trainers
jumper
boot
bonnet
petrol
lift word

loo
bobby
collywobbles
fag
kip
pissed
ace, brill
barmy
Bob's your uncle
pear shaped
quid meaning

bathroom
policeman
nervousness
cigarette
sleep or nap
drunk
awesome
crazy
and that's it
a disaster
a pound Differences in Food Fashion Jeremy Smith. "Bum Bags and Fanny Packs: A Brtish-American American-British Dictionary". New York: Carroll & Graf, 2006. Print. "Speak the Culture: Britain". London: Thorogood, 2009. Print. MyWelshTV. "Learn the Welsh Alphabet". Online video clip. Youtube. Accessed on 15 Sep 2012. Cockney Rhyming Slang Examples:
"chew the fat" means "chat"
"apples and pears" or "apples" means "stairs"
"Adam and Eve" means "believe"
"bread", from "bread and honey", means "money" Used mostly at the East End of London
Usually, the slang consists of a two- or three-letter phrase, and all but the first word is usually omitted. Northern Ireland does not have an official flag. WRONG! Major Cities about the London Birmingham Manchester Leeds Glasgow The Scottish Gaelic Alphabet a
b
c
d
e
f
g
h
i
l
m
n
o
p
r
s
t
u ailm
beith
coll
dair
eadha
feàrn
gort
uath
iogh
luis
muin
nuin
onn/oir
peith
ruis
suil
teine
ura elm
white birch
hazel
oak
aspen
alder
ivy
hawthorn
yew
rowan
vine
ash
furze/spindle
downy birch
elder
willow
furze
heather Letter Name Translation Aibidil English
bee
cheese
goat
house
number
pear
school
star
today
full
silver
money Welsh
gwenynen
caws
gafr
ty
rhif, nifer
peren, gellygen
ysgol
seren
heddiw
llawn
arian
arian, pres Scots
bee
cheese, crowdie
goat
hoose
nombre, number
pear
schuil
starn
th'day
stowed out
silver, siller
money Scottish Gaelic
seillean, beach
càis(e)
gobhar
taigh
àireamb
peur
sgoil
reul
an-diugh
làn
airgead
airgead Irish
beach
cáis
gabhar
teach
uimhir
piorra
scoil
réalt
inniu
lán
airgead
airgead Cornish
gwenenen
keus
gaver
chi, chei
niver
peren
skol, scol
steren
hedhyw
leun
arhans
arhans, mona Television Sports Food in the UK is considered healthier on the whole. People eat more fresh vegetables, fruits, and bread. They tend to eat smaller portions. People shop 3 to 5 times a week They usually shop at local markets instead of supermarkets. Typically, more families eat together around the table. Pork is much more common than beef Roast in particular is extremely more common. Casseroles or “puddings” are more typical. Fun Facts Fast food is a growing trend in the UK due in large part to American influence . In Europe, an entree is usually the first course of a meal (the same as an American appetizer). The salad course is almost never seen in Europe as salad (if it is being served) will usually be presented alongside the main course. Fashions between the US and the UK are fairly similar. The UK is thought to be more fashion forward More edgy, daring, and trendy Have a more thrown together look In the US, the fashion is much more classic and casual People are more focused on key pieces in their wardrobe There are more nationally funded channels These are often more popular than cable or satellite Americans have actually taken British TV shows made changes and made them more popular The Office
Three's Company Baseball
Football
Basketball
Hockey
Racing (Nascar, Indy Racing, Etc.) Major sports in the US: Soccer (Known as Football in the UK)
Cricket
Rugby Major Sports in the UK
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