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The Culture of Great Britian
Transcript of The Culture of Great Britian
- Fish (cod, haddock, huss, plaice) deep fried in flour batter with chips (fried potatoes) dressed in malt vinegar. Fish and chips are not normally home cooked but bought at a fish and chip shop ("chippie" ) to eat on premises or as a "take away" -Britain is a tea drinking nation. Everyday they drink
165 million cups of the stuff!
-each year around 144 thousand tons of tea are imported. (OH GOD) Fish and Chips Tea Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth is very important to the British. She has been ruling for 60 years and counting. (also head of many other nations)
- She's usually one of the first things that come to mind when you mention "Britian" The Big Ben Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the palace of westminister in London. It's often referred to the clock and the clock tower, officially name Elizabeth Tower.
- This tower holds the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world and is the third- tallest free standing clock tower.
-This tower was completed in 1858 and has become one of the most prominent symbols of both London and England. Tower Bridge Norms: Tower Bridge has stood over the River Thames in London since 1894 and is one of the finest, most recognisable bridges in the World. It is the London bridge you tend to see in movies and on advertising literature for London. Tower Bridge is the only Thames bridge which can be raised. When entering a home, men are to take of their hats When people bump into each other, one says sorry as does the other. If you are invited to someone's house for dinner at 7:30pm, they will not expect you to be there on time and it is polite to arrive around 10 to 15 minutes late
- The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the king, and the tail of the queen. Sanction (formal): Values: Manners:
- manners are very important to the people of Britain. Especially table manners. The British generally pay a lot of attention to good table manners and even young children are expected to eat properly with knife and fork.
- There is even a way to hold the knife and fork (knife in right hand and fork in left) Time:
- British people place considerable value on punctuality.
- If you agree to meet friends at three o'clock, you can bet that they'll be there on or just after three. Since Britains are so time conscious, the pace of life may seem very rushed. In Britain, people make great effort to arrive on time and it is often considered impolite to arrive even a few minutes late.
- yes i know "HEY I THOUGHT YOU COULD BE LATE WHEN GOING TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE" yes, when going TO A FRIEND'S HOUSE FOR DINNER.
- any other time you must be early or on time Table Manners Time Fun info~
Bloke - man.
'John is a nice bloke to know.'
Botched - poor quality repairs.
'He made a botched job of fixing the television.'
Bottle - courage.
'He doesn't have the bottle to ask her.'
Cheesed Off - fed up
Chuck it down - to rain, often heavily.
'It is going to chuck it down soon.'
Chuffed - If you are chuffed, you are happy with something.
'I was chuffed to win a medal!'
Daft - Crazy / stupid
Dosh - Money / cash 'I haven't got much dosh to give you.'
Gobsmacked - Incredibly amazed.
'I was gobsmacked when I saw my birthday presents.'
Gutted - Not happy because of an event that has occurred that didn't go your way.
'I was gutted when I didn't win the race'
Jammy - Used in place of lucky when describing someone else.
'He was very jammy winning the lottery'.
Scrummy - Delicious. Shortened from scrumptious.
'The food was very scrummy'
Skint - Broke. No money.
'I'm skint, I wont be able to buy the DVD today.'
to Snog - to long kiss
Telly - Television
'I watched the news on the telly last night.'
Slang: Words: most words we say in america are completely different from the words said in britian. Rain coat Mac(macintos) plimsolls
wellington boots gym shoes