Game of Thrones Star Kit Harington Wants to Have Tea With You

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Have you ever wondered who Kit Harington's favorite Game of Thrones character is? Or his favorite season of the series? Or what he likes least about being famous? Well, you now have the perfect chance to ask the actor in-person over a cup of tea.

Omaze, an online fundraising platform that raffles off unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, is offering one lucky fan and a friend the chance to hang out and chat with Harington at London's members-only Groucho Club. And Harington seems to be looking forward to meeting the winner.

As if sharing a meal with the Game of Thrones star weren't enough, Harington will also give you VIP tickets to see him in Sam Shepard's True West. So, how do you enter the raffle?

Visit Omaze's fundraising page and you can make a donation ranging from $10 to $5000. The more money you donate, the more entries you receive—and the better your chances of winning this dream day out.

All the proceeds goes to Mencap, a UK charity that works to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families today through a variety of unique services.

Enter to win this one-of-a-kind experience, which includes flight and hotel costs, here.

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Wa Wa Wee Wa: The Origin of Borat's Favorite Catchphrase

Wa wa wee wa! Sacha Baron Cohen is back in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2020).
Wa wa wee wa! Sacha Baron Cohen is back in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2020).
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When Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was released in 2006, a new audience was exposed to Borat Sagdiyev, a “journalist” portrayed by Sacha Baron Cohen who had made frequent appearances on the comedian’s Da Ali G Show.

Soon, in our country there was problem: People mimicked Borat’s catchphrases, "very nice" and “wa wa wee wa,” incessantly. The latter phrase was used to denote surprise or happiness on Borat’s part. While some may have assumed it was made up, it turns out that it actually means something.

Wa wa wee wa is Hebrew, which Cohen speaks throughout the film and which helped make Borat a hit in Israel. (Cohen is himself Jewish.) It was taken from an Israeli comedy show and is the equivalent of the word wow. Reportedly, the expression was popular among Israelis, and they appreciated Cohen’s use of it.

The original Borat also sees Cohen singing a popular Hebrew folk song, “Koom Bachur Atzel,” or “get up lazy boy,” among other Hebrew mentions. It remains to be seen how much of it he’ll be speaking in the sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. It premieres on Amazon Prime Friday, October 23.

[h/t The Los Angeles Times]