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http://www.britsusa.com/about_guide.php American-to-Brit dictionary. I don’t think half of these are correct, or at least in current use, but I’m willing to thumb up on the sheer cheek of translating speed bump as sleeping policeman.

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BBC News – E-mail error ends up on road sign

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7702913.stm When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed. Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: “I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated”. So that was what went up under the English version […]

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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Tribute CD unites Peel favourites

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/music/4268326.stm If any of the British stumblers manage to digitise the BBC shows for John Peel Day, I’d LOVE a copy! Artists on the double album will range from Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie to The Smiths and Blur. It will be released on 17 October, four days after BBC Radio 1’s John Peel Day, […]

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/news/2005/08/17/23143.shtml *contented sigh*: “Gervais comedy lands second series.”

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BBC – Lancashire – Fun Stuff – Office Dares

http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/fun_stuff/2002/08/20/office_dares.shtml Makes me think my coworkers have read this, although the article would be 5 years too late. Speaking of five years too late, I’ll remember this when I finally decide to make a run for it: “18) During the course of a meeting, slowly edge your chair towards the door.”

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