About the Stonking New Design!
We’re excited to bring you the stonking new design for our website, the downside is that we’ve had to launch it with some content that’s duplicated in a few places to make sure every element on the site is perfectly aligned and working.
“DON’T PANIC! WE’LL BE BRINGING YOU SOME STONKING STORIES VERY SOON!”
In case you’re not familiar with the word STONKING, here’s what it means:
What Stonking Means
Stonking is an adjective that’s commonly used in the UK to emphasize something impressive, exciting or very large. It’s meaning is well-established in Britain and is derived from the 1940’s verb stonk which was British Army slang for concentrated artillery bombardment. Stonking became a popular expression in Britain after the Second World War, probably because of those very powerful consonant sounds. Say stonking out loud a few times and you’ll discover what a wonderfully powerful word it is. Stonking! is second only to f*#&ing, which is of course the greates word in the English language.
Starman’s Tesla is stonking! The Sound of Silence is a stonking song! Equifax’s cyber security had stonking big holes!
Here’s a link to a nice hat, just for you.
It’s breathable, lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear, the classic design with belt will make you so fashionable, elegant and charming.
It’s absolutely perfect for lounging at the beach, clubbing, or simply casual everyday wear; it also makes a great gift for that fashionable on-trend friend of yours.
The origins of the United Kingdom can be traced to the time of the Anglo-Saxon king Athelstan, who in the early 10th century CE secured the allegiance of neighbouring Celtic kingdoms and became “the first to rule what previously many kings shared between them,” in the words of a contemporary chronicle. Through subsequent conquest over the following centuries, kingdoms lying farther afield came under English dominion.
Wales, a congeries of Celtic kingdoms lying in Great Britain’s southwest, was formally united with England by the Acts of Union of 1536 and 1542. Scotland, ruled from London since 1603, formally was joined with England and Wales in 1707 to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain. (The adjective “British” came into use at this time to refer to all the kingdom’s peoples.) Ireland came under English control during the 1600s and was formally united with Great Britain through the Act of Union of 1800.
“THE UK IS A STONKING PLACE TO LIVE, YOU REALLY SHOULD TRY IT SOMETIME!”
The republic of Ireland gained its independence in 1922, but six of Ulster’s nine counties remained part of the United Kingdom as Northern Ireland. Relations between these constituent states and England have been marked by controversy and, at times, open rebellion and even warfare. These tensions relaxed somewhat during the late 20th century, when devolved assemblies were introduced in Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Nonetheless, even with the establishment of a power-sharing assembly after referenda in both Northern Ireland and the Irish republic, relations between Northern Ireland’s unionists (who favour continued British sovereignty over Northern Ireland) and nationalists (who favour unification with the republic of Ireland) remained tense into the 21st century.
The United Kingdom has made stonking contributions to the world economy, especially in technology and industry. Since World War II, however, the United Kingdom’s most prominent exports have been cultural, including literature, theatre, film, television, and popular music that draw on all parts of the country. Perhaps Britain’s greatest export has been the English language, now spoken in every corner of the world as one of the leading international mediums of cultural and economic exchange.
To learn more about the history of the UK visit Britannica.
We’ll resume normal content soon, thanks for stopping by, I hope you like the new design.