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Percy

Member Since

June 15, 2012

Total number of comments

23

Total number of votes received

33

Bio

Modern Antiquarian

Retired lecturer and book seller

Latest Comments

Pronouncing “gala”

  • July 23, 2012, 10:09am

Gey-la is the usual pronunciation of gala in the north-east of England as in the Durham Miners' Gala (gey-la).

Anglican

  • July 23, 2012, 10:07am

'Anglican' only refers to the Church of England and churches derived from it - most of which are members of the Anglican Communion. 'Anglican Church', although often used as such, is not a synonym for 'Church of England'. Outside of England it is often used as the title e.g. by the Anglican Church of Canada.

'Anglian' could be used as the adjective for things English generally, but is in practice only used in 'East Anglian'.

The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?

  • June 15, 2012, 5:46am

I remember an American newspaper article explaining that what Americans call the 'John' is known as the 'Claude' in Britain.

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