Tag Archives: England

England Versus Germany: Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before

I’m scared of the German football team. They always set an example that the rest of us should follow, but we never do. Why don’t we? It’s troubling… after a while (say, the ‘best’ part of 50 years), it starts to seem like … Continue reading

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Spot the Difference: English Defence League & Some Fellow Countrymen and Women

The English Defence League has been busy answering its nation’s call of late, volunteering its time and energy with all sorts of gusto. They’ve been on the news and everything. But are they, one can’t help but wonder, representing England … Continue reading

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An American in New York (…Me)

First, the bombings in Boston on Patriot’s Day prompted a surge of nostalgia and bonhomie among me and about a dozen fellow Boston University graduates. All of us sharing the same basic sentiment: that was a great time we had, … Continue reading

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A Test of Englishness (Satisfaction Neither Guaranteed Nor Offered)

…Part 2 (part 1 here) – in which I give you all the answers and then draw some highly dubious conclusions about how English my American wife is… Bold = the correct answer Red = the answer Jackie gave Bold and red = … Continue reading

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A Test of Englishness (Satisfaction Guaranteed)

We’ve been catching up on the second series of Downton Abbey. And our place in New Jersey plays host to Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall just about as often as our old place in Boston did to those other … Continue reading

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A New EPL & Why Soccer Is So Much Better Than Football

Ah, early August… what better time to usher in the new season of everyone’s favourite winter sport? Football. Over-hyped, over-priced, glorious football. Finally the players are off the beach and making their way to a not-yet muddy pitch. So that we … Continue reading

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London Calling… Royal Wedding News

BREAKING NEWS… A prominent member of the British royal family is to be married later this week in London, the capital city of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The nuptials, scheduled for April 29, 2011, will … Continue reading

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