I moved to Brighton from Sydney in February 2011 because I wanted to move to England but thought an Australian living in London was too much a cliché for me (also because of a boy, but that’s beside the point. I was being INDIVIDUAL, dammit). Brighton is a small city or a big town on the south coast of England. It’s arty, gay, left-wing, weird and awesome. It’s been a party-town since the Prince Regent built a holiday house (aka Palace – see below for picture) there and went for lavish orgies and feasting with all his society mates. These days it’s more a destination for over-the-top stag and hen dos, but being only an hour south of London it makes it a pretty easy weekend destination.
Living in England the past few years, there are certain nuances of language that I have discovered vary between Australian and British English. This page will grow as I remember or discover more discrepancies. Please feel free to submit to the list.
"First in, best dressed"
Means the same as "first come, first served." A small survey shows that there is also the English phrase "first up, best dressed", as in the context of a large family, the first to wake up will get the best clothes in the communal wardrobe, although it's not widely used. This caused a massive debate about idiom and context between me and my boyfriend. I totally won.
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