• Glossary “Having a lie-in” means “sleeping in”, sleeping late. Read More
• Glossary U.S.: An elevator. Ironically, the meanings of ‘lift’ and ‘elevator’ are reversed between the U.S. and the U.K.; ‘elevator’ in the U.K. refers to what in the U.S. would be called a ‘lift’ put into a shoe. Read More
• Glossary a.k.a. The Tube – London’s underground train system, most of which runs deep beneath street level. U.S.: subway, but just to make things interesting, a “subway” in the U.K. – in London, at any rate – is a tunnel serving as a walkway under a busy street, and nothing to… Read More
• Glossary Used to refer to people in groups, as in, “you lot”, “our lot”. Read More
• Architecture • Glossary
• Glossary Usually referred to in the phrase “the dreaded lurgy” but which has come to mean any unspecified minor illness. The term comes from a (non-existent) highly infectious disease frequently referred to in the British 1950s – 1960s radio comedy series the Goon Show (NSOED). Read More