(aka a guide to quirky British terms!)
 NHS - National Health Service – responsible for running all aspects of public health services in the UK.
 CID - Criminal Investigation Department - plain clothes police detectives in the UK
 Hendon - The main training base for new recruits to the Metropolitan Police Force (the police force of London)
 The Met – nickname for the Metropolitan Police Force (see above)
 “From Chance To Choice: Genetics and Justice” - Buchanan A, Brock D.W., Daniels N, Wikler D, 2002, Cambridge University Press
 ’66 – 1966 – the year the England football (soccer) team last won the World Cup.
 Sandhurst – home of the Royal Military Academy where British Army officers are trained.
 Soccer AM – Saturday morning TV show, shown on Sky Sports. It’s an irreverent magazine style show about football (soccer) presented by Tim Lovejoy and Helen Chamberlain, http://www.skysports.com/skysports/socceram
 Scouser – slang term for someone from Liverpool
 Home Counties – collective name for the counties to the direct north and west of London. People from these would often have what might be considered a slightly upper class English accent.
 Galaxy – chocolate bar manufactured by Mars in the UK http://www.chocolatereview.co.uk/individual.asp?ID=42
 Liverpool vs Man Utd - Before any smartarse points it out, yes I know Liverpool didn’t play Man Utd in April 2005. Their last meeting of the 2004/05 season was in January 2005, this is just a bit of writer’s license!
 Anfield – the name of Liverpool football club’s home ground
 The Kop – a seating stand in the ground at Anfield. It’s where the most passionate supporters sit, the ones that always break out into spontaneous bouts of singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
 SAS – Special Air Service – the covert operations unit of the British Army, the nearest US equivalent is the Navy Seals I believe
 Whitehall – the area of London with a high concentration of government buildings, such as the Prime Minister’s residence, 10 Downing Street.
 Lord’s – Lord’s cricket ground in London, so-called home of English cricket.