Many old sayings confuse the average British, according to a new study conducted by the research agency Perspectus Global. More than 2,000 18 to 50 year olds were given a list of quintessential British phrases and asked if they understood or used them. The researchers found that nearly 80% of respondents had never used or did not understand the phrase “cast gems before pigs”, while 71% had never heard the phrase “colder than witches”. On the other hand, 73% of those surveyed said it was a shame that such phrases are no longer available.
52 world records broken after 52 weeks
An Idaho man celebrates breaking a Guinness World Record in 52 weeks. David Rush, the Guinness World Record-breaker to promote STEM education, said he’s set to break the one-week record in 2021. He started by breaking the record for stacking wet bars of soap, but let knows his hardest challenge is cutting most kiwis in one minute using a samurai sword while standing on a Swiss ball.
The ‘corpse’ is a Prince Charming dummy
Police called to deal with a suspected dead body lying on the carpet on the highway and discovered it was in fact an effigy of Prince Charming. The caller became concerned after seeing a pair of feet in black shoes and stockings dangling from the headrest of another car while driving on the M11 on Saturday. A police spokesman said: “The driver has given advice to avoid such incidents from happening again.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/world-news/955534/brits-bewildered-old-fashioned-sayings Brits are usually bewildered by old sayings