There’s a Cunting Cunt in the English Dictionary

Four different forms of the word ‘cunt’ have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, and they’re all spectacular. There were nine hundred new entries and subentries, all of which which are helpfully listed on the linguistic giant’s public website. They’re not all new and they’re definitely not all common, but the OED’s job isn’t to … [Read the full story]

Stevie Gerrard could be managing MK Dons

Steven Gerrard could be managing English League One team MK Dons. Talks are already taking place, although it is still too early to say whether Gerrard will get the job. SG has also been linked with Brendan Rodgers at Celtic. The position has become vacant after Karl Robinson was sacked last month after six years … [Read the full story]

How can Harry influence the South Coast Mariners?

Today in the A-League we have the Central Coast Mariner v Wellington Pheonix, and I ask ‘what influence will Harry Redknapp have on the game?’ Harry Redknapp Joined the Central Coast Mariners in May this year as a Football Consultant. But he is also an advisor for English Championship team Derby County. I ask the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1916

On January 8, 1916, Allied forces stage a full retreat from the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey, ending a disastrous invasion of the Ottoman Empire. The Gallipoli Campaign resulted in 250,000 Allied casualties and greatly discredited Allied military command. Roughly an equal number of Turks were killed or wounded. In early 1915, the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1915

During World War I, Britain suffers its first casualties from an air attack when two German Zeppelins drop bombs on the eastern coast of England. The zeppelin, a motor-driven rigid airship, was developed by German inventor Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin in 1900. Although a French inventor had built a power-driven airship several decades before, the … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1664

Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrenders New Amsterdam, the capital of New Netherland, to an English naval squadron under Colonel Richard Nicolls. Stuyvesant had hoped to resist the English, but he was an unpopular ruler, and his Dutch subjects refused to rally around him. Following its capture, New Amsterdam’s name was changed to New York, in … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1564

Shakespeare was born on this day in 1564, and on the same day he died in 1616. Although the plays of William Shakespeare may be the most widely read works in the English language, little is known for certain about the playwright himself. Some scholars even believe the plays were not written by William Shakespeare … [Read the full story]

First book in America up for auction for $30m

A tiny hymnal from 1640 believed to be the first book ever printed in what is now the United States is going up for auction, and it could sell for as much as $30 million. Only 11 copies of the Bay Psalm Book survive in varying degrees of completeness. Members of Boston’s Old South Church … [Read the full story]

A toilet was going to be built by remains of King

In the UK, they have discovered the remains of the last English King who died in battle. English slang for a ‘poo’ is ‘Richard the Third’ …’turd’. Put in the context, “I’m going for a Richard”. But funnily enough, the reason the car park (where Richard the 3rd’s remains were discovered) was being dug up, … [Read the full story]

Is Matt O’Connor a Force to be reckoned with?

English Premiership club Leicester have rubbished reports claiming their Australian head coach, Matt O’Connor, could quit to take charge of Western Force. O’Connor is believed to be high on the Perth-based franchise’s wanted list as they look for a new coach following the sacking of Richard Graham in April. However, the Tigers insist O’Connor, who … [Read the full story]

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