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…

Mothers’ Day

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Mothering Sunday in England falls on the fourth Sunday in the Christian festival of Lent.  Find out more on our Mothering Sunday page. February Mothers Day in Norway is the second Sunday in February Second Sunday in May Mother’s Day…

April Fools Day

April 1st is April Fools Day. A day when people play practical jokes on each other. Here are some of the most memorable ones in England: In 1957 Panorama, a TV programme, fooled millions of Brits into believing that spaghetti…