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How To Talk Like a Local

Monday, March 15, 2010

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Are you a dardledumdue, clemt and looking for a pub, or just interested in colourful words and phrases?

Whether you're a visitor to the United Kingdom, or a British resident, you might think you're listening to foreign languages as you travel around the island.

From Aberdeen to Warwick, dialect and regional slang plays an important part in the daily life of locals.

How to Talk Like a Local - by Susie Dent

To understand the differences in lingo, from Cockney to Geordie, and get an insight into the meanings and origins of some lesser-known sayings and phrases used in the English language, you'll need a copy of How to Talk Like a Local; compiled by Susie Dent, an English lexicographer and long-time dictionary expert on Channel 4’s game show - Countdown.

Be gallus on your travels and chamrag with the people you meet.

Are they just jannicking or deadly serious? Now you'll know.

Browser Choice - It's Here

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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Thanks to the European Union, I woke up this morning to a Browser Choice window that those outside of Europe, or not using Windows, might never get to see.

I'm quite happy with the browsers I use but did you know that there's (currently) a choice of 12 browers out there?

For those of you who might feel left out.

Click on the images to dowload the browser, or the text link to find out more.

Avant Browser
Avant Browser - 'The best web browser: Tiny, fast, simple, highly configurable and extendible. Perfect for everyone'.

Mozilla Firefox
Firefox - 'Your online security is Firefox's top priority. Firefox is free, and made to help you get the most out of the web'.

FlashPeak SlimBrowser
FlashPeak SlimBrowser - 'Fast and reliable web browser loaded with features such as form filler, popup blocker, login management and privacy protection'.

Flock - Friend-based Navigation: the browser to get the most out of Facebook & Twitter'.

Google Chrome
Google Chrome - 'Google Chrome. A fast new browser. Made for everyone'.


GreenBrowser - 'GreenBrowser is your best choice of flexible and powerful green web browser'.

Windows Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer - 'Internet Explorer is the world’s most widely used browser, designed by Microsoft with you in mind'.

K-Meleon - 'K-Meleon is an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight browser based on the Mozilla Gecko engine and designed specifically for Windows'.

Maxthon Browser
Maxthon Browser - '37
languages; tear-off tabs & video; split screen; mouse gestures; touchscreen; ad killer; swept Webware Awards twice'.

Opera Web browser
Opera - 'The powerful and easy-to-use Web browser. Try the only browser with Opera Turbo technology, and speed up your Internet connection'.

Safari for Windows from Apple
Safari - 'Safari for Windows from Apple, the world’s most innovative browser'.

Sleipnir - 'Sleipnir: A fully customizable browser for a new web experience'.

The choice is yours!

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