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    Ken (= know) is definitely Scots, not Northern...

    Ken (= know) is definitely Scots, not Northern English. I'd say knaa. It's the way we talk, tha knaa's?

    Mam, may be irish, but it's also northern english and it's busily dying out rom Mrseyside...
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    2000AD is still around, and Dredd, who must be...

    2000AD is still around, and Dredd, who must be about 60 now, is also going strong in his own comic, other than that "adult" UK produced comics are few and far between, we export most of out talented...
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    The (Muggle) UK Child Care system is run by local...

    The (Muggle) UK Child Care system is run by local councils. The relevant department used to be Social Services, but fashions change and these days they are usually called Children and Young Peoples...
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    Hi The Saturday morning cartoons requires...

    Hi

    The Saturday morning cartoons requires another question - When?
    These days there are entire childrens channels (CBBC, CBeebies, CITV) but in the past, yes.
    However, we've never produced a...
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    As has been said these days most people make tea...

    As has been said these days most people make tea with tea bags. British teas are usually blended and mainly indian varieties – black teas. The most popular blends are simply trademarked names - PG...
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    Hi Counties- Counties are often historic and...

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    Counties- Counties are often historic and “local government” doesn’t always conform to the historic counties anyway. Most counties have wealthy areas, some more or less than others. If you go...
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    SUV = 4x4 (I think) Land Rovers are becoming...

    SUV = 4x4 (I think)
    Land Rovers are becoming less common because of fuel prices and emmissions taxes.
    Someone along the street has one of those daft Mitsubishi L200's. The roads (and supermarket...
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    Sedan? Most UK cars are hatchbacks. The big...

    Sedan? Most UK cars are hatchbacks. The big sellers are the Ford Focus and the Vauxhall Astra (Vauxhall = Opel in Europe and GM in the USA), but a lot of families of four might make do with a smaller...
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    I'd say "going to the beach". I've never heard...

    I'd say "going to the beach". I've never heard "going to the sea" but "going to the seaside" is fairly common, though probably a little old-fashioned. For me "seaside" has images of old fashioned...
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    I live near Newcastle (the Brits here will know...

    I live near Newcastle (the Brits here will know what's coming next) and the girls wear shorts (or very short skirts) in December, never mind in the summer. These days fashions are universal.
    -N-
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