Latest British culture Stories

2011-05-04 02:30:00

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to figures published by ABTA, 2.45 million Brits went on a foreign holiday during the Easter break, taking advantage of the 11 day holiday created by the Royal Wedding and the traditional Easter break. The number of British travellers opting to go abroad during April reveals that the travel industry is recovering after the events of 2010, say ulookubook.com. Ian Raine of ulookubook.com, comments: "The figures released by...

2010-04-01 13:29:00

BIRMINGHAM, England, April 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Stars of the British Asian Music Scene were in attendance last night at the Brit Asia Music Awards "Media Nominations Party". Set in the prestigious Ricoh Arena in Coventry guests were treated with Champagne and Canapes courtesy of Mahirs Catering. The V.I.P guests all waited in bated breath to hear Sukhi Barth, Brit Asia TV presenter to announce the nominees for the 15 categories. The U.K's leading provider of celebrity style...

2010-02-24 02:00:00

GENEVA, February 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eukanuba.com will be the number one destination for millions of delighted dog enthusiasts from March 11-14 as it plays live internet host to the 28,000 dogs and 187 breeds at Crufts 2010. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/eukanuba/40787/ As the premier sponsor of Crufts 2010, Eukanuba is bringing exclusive FREE online coverage of the biggest dog show in the world, LIVE, to the US,...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'