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Here are the top ten articles for the English Culture Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Making Sense of British Currency
Not sure how to make heads or tails of British currency? Here´s a brief tutorial on British money, past and present.
2. Life in Stuart England and 1666
What was life like in Stuart England? For the rich it was comfortable but for the poor, it was a nightmare. And then there was the smell...
3. Do Not Go Gentle - Book Review
The book Do Not Go Gentle, subtitled Poems for Funerals, is a small volume (less than a hundred pages) that brings together poems about death, dying, grief and remembrance.
4. Common British Slang Words and Terminology
Make sure you´re ordering what you really want at restaurants, getting what you really want while shopping, and understanding what those Brits are really saying. This is a brief guide for anyone who wants to brush up on their British lingo before traveling to the UK.
5. The Hobbit - Film Review
The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey, first of a trilogy that could be seen as a prequel to The Lord of the Rings, is both epic and simple. The film is faithful to JRR Tolkien's story of a hobbit taken far beyond his own comfort zone, in adventures that help both change and mould his world.
6. Native English Animals
Were there ever wild, dangerous animals in England? The answer is yes. Here is what they were and where they are now.
7. Roman Roads
When the Romans invaded Britain they needed highways along which to transport their men and supplies. Thus they brough the considerable might of their expertise in road building to England.
8. Jerusalem by William Blake
William Blake's poem Jerusalem, set to the music we use now during the First World War, is seen by some as an English National Anthem.
9. What is Cockney rhyming slang?
Ever wondered what cockney rhyming slang is? What on earth do ´plates of meat´ have to do with feet?! What makes a person a cockney? Can anyone just be one? To find out look no further!
10. Marmite - You Either Love It Or Hate It
“You either love it or hate it” is a classic slogan associated with Marmite, a strong, salty spread which has held the English nation captive for over a century. Find out more about Marmite – origins, history and some suggestions for perfect Marmite moments...
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