Maybe it's because I came of age during the second British Invasion during the early MTV years, but it seems I have a love for all things British. Now I don't want to admit how old I am, but I will say that I remember watching Prince Charles and Lady Diana's wedding (That's right, she was Lady Diana before she was Princess Diana). No big deal you say? Well, let's go a little further.
I tend to use British terms in writing as well as in my writing. Of course, in my writing I can go back and edit them out, but in my every day life....Those words are just out there for anyone to recognize (I even had to edit just now and change "recognise" to the American "recognize"). Let's take a look at just a few of my fav British terms.
Arse-To be used in place of ass and considered more rude.
Blast-An expression of surprise, Oh blast.
Bob's your uncle- Means that's it. As in, I need you to go to the store, run by the bank, the the post office, and Bob's your uncle.
Daft-stupid. As in, Are you daft?
Posh-fancy, or high class.
While all of that is fine and good, here are a few more of my all time favorite British things!
Long before Hugh Laurie was Dr. House, he was cracking people up as one half of the comedy duo Fry & Laurie. Need a good laugh? Watch a few of these episodes! Hugh Laurie is hilarious, especially when you think of him as going on to be Dr. House.
Again, it's British comedy, different from what you might expect, but soooo funny!
Wow! Talk about a tough choice! Many of our Broadway shows, got their start in London's West End. Like Wicked? Started in the West End. Love Cats? West End.
Here's to wishing High Society (starring Michael Praed) the West End musical touring the UK would come to New York.