In British Culture, An “Agony Aunt” Dispenses?
Even if they have never read the columns, most Americans are familiar with the concept of advice columns in newspapers—the most famous of which are practically household names like “Dear Abby”, “Dear Prudence”, and “Ask Ann Landers”.
While Americans usually call such affairs an advice column, or refer to all of them as “Dear Abby” (much like many people refer to all tissues as Kleenex), in Britain, the women who dispense advice in such columns are referred to as “agony aunts” and, when the column is written by a man, “agony uncles”.
British agony aunts, on par with American titans of advice giving like “Dear Abby”, include Claire Rayner, Denise Robertson, and Marjorie Proops (seen here).
The Direction Of Clock Hand Movement Was Determined By?
Epidemiologists Call This Thing An “Index Case”, But The Press And Public Call It?
Which Late Night Talk Show Host Makes A Cameo Appearance in Halo 4?
Which One Of These Common Food Crops Is Deadly If Stored Incorrectly?
The Only U.S. President Who Spoke English As A Second Language Was?
Yale’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library Has “Windows” Made Of?
The Original “Snake Oil” Was Effective At Treating?
Which Failed 1990s Product Foreshadowed QR-Code Based Advertising?
The Eiffel Tower Was Saved From Demolition By What?