Category Archives: England

With ‘all due respect’ you need a translation guide

Being part British means being both part of and outside of the modus operandi of Brits when it comes to telling you that you’re an idiot. Sure, some will tell you to your face, using that term, but more often … Continue reading

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Japanese marketing meets the English language in my shorts

I have to admit that I am absolutely and totally in love with the way the Japanese use the English language. A lot of the time, it just makes life a lot better, and I’m not saying this in a … Continue reading

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Little known fact: some suffragettes were kick-ass jiu-jitsu bodyguards

In a (slightly belated) celebration of International Women’s Day, I delved into the Internet and found a little gem of a story from around 1910: A lady, who is quite on the petite side, is returning home along a lonely … Continue reading

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When you need a little Dartmoor in your life

I’ve been thoroughly blessed by having two places in the world that I call home. One is Denmark and the other is the South West of England. Devon, to be specific. My two favourite parts of Devon are the beaches … Continue reading

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How Plymouth looks through a Tokyo translation – the un-redacted version (Including Anne Widdecombe and Crusty the Clown)

I recently wrote a piece about the differences and similarities between my former home town of Plymouth and greater Tokyo, where I live at the moment. You can read it here. As is often the case, I’m not great at … Continue reading

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How local news becomes all about crossing your arms….

Working as a journalist means being part of an industry whose members currently define it by words ranging from ‘beleaguered’ ‘challenged’ and ‘besieged’ to ‘screwed’, ‘f#¬§ked’ and ‘dodo’. Different parts of the industry are using different weapons in their losing … Continue reading

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The easiest UK politics joke to make is:

So, the leaders of the ‘four most important parties in the UK‘ will meet in television debates on BBC, Channel 4 and ITV…obviously someone mixed up the invitations and sent one to the Liberal Democrats instead of the intended receivers … Continue reading

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