ropecast — 01.07.17, 12:00:00

107. A year after

Does that title ring a bell? Yes, we are referring back to our special episode number ten that we recorded on -the day after- Britain voted to leave the EU.

Today Neil Charlton is back, almost exactly a year after those events, and he is telling us about BrExit reality today. Peter wants to know if people have realised what this decision really meant and how it affects life in Britain at this point.


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ropecast — 15.06.17, 12:00:00

106. Figuratively baking

While our last two episodes dealt with the specific vocabulary for bakery products in Britain and the United States, Roger and Peter are looking into a figurative use of these words in proverbs, idioms and other fixed expressions this time.

Would you believe us if we told you this episode is really the icing on the cake of the current mini-series? Or do you think it's rather a cherry?


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ropecast — 01.06.17, 12:00:00

105. Of springy and holey bread

Roger and Peter are looking into bakery products again, while focussing on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean this time. Peter explains to Roger how Americans tackle the bread and butter issue.

Cereals
This web page offers additional information on the topic of grains and cereals. Read this to prepare for some serious shopping and baking.


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ropecast — 15.05.17, 12:00:00

104. A bread and butter episode

Peter is hungry. So he takes the liberty to eat away at a croissant while recording.

This gets our two hosts involved in a conversation about the peculiarities of British bakery products, and Peter learns a lot about scones and cream tea, buttered crumpets, buns and pasties.

Do you know what all of these are? Just listen to this episode.


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ropecast — 01.05.17, 12:00:00

103. The problem with soccer

Roger received some feedback by other native speakers concerning his usage of the word soccer: They sad he wasn't using proper English (as in British) English there.

But Roger being the experienced linguist did some thorough research on the topic and is now sharing the insights he gained...


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