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Poppies and Remembrance

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During the weeks up to and including Remembrance Day on 11 November, people wear a small red poppy in an act of remembrance and to support the work of the British Legion. A few years ago we received the message…

Mum or Mom?

Do you think Mom is an American word for Mum and that the latter is the correct spelling in England? Think again. The word Mom is widely used in the Midlands. C Parkes sent us the following email: Mom and…

Anthems of Britain

Whenever England play Scotland or Wales at football and the teams line up for the National Anthems something a bit strange happens. The Scots sing their anthem, Flower of Scotland and the Welsh sing theirs, Land of My Fathers but…