Alright Mate? Why Do We Change Our Accent When Talking to Manual Workers and Tradesmen?

We all talk differently depending on where we find ourselves and who we’re talking to. But why do we code-switch? Read on to find out. “Alright mate. Yeah, cheers for fixin’ the sink. Fancy a cuppa?” said my public school educated brother to the plumber one day after he’d helped us out with a leakyContinue reading “Alright Mate? Why Do We Change Our Accent When Talking to Manual Workers and Tradesmen?”

Migrant Crisis? Stemming the Tide?- The UK’s Stance on Immigration in 2021

Immigration, that is “the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country”, regularly tops lists of British people’s concerns. Or at least it did until 2016. After the UK voted to leave the EU in the Brexit referendum, the importance placed on immigration by much of the British public waned significantly. In theContinue reading “Migrant Crisis? Stemming the Tide?- The UK’s Stance on Immigration in 2021”

The British and Drugs

Drugs are highly prevalent in British society. What kind of experiences do young British people have and are drugs really as bad as you think? One question I get asked a lot by curious Koreans is whether I’ve tried drugs. They’re aware that drug culture is a large part of British society and as drugsContinue reading “The British and Drugs”