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7 Differences Between American and British Pubs

It’s no coincidence that British soap operas are almost always centered around the local drinking establishment. For the pub is so deeply engrained in Britain’s sense of community, such an intrinsic part of the culture, that for those who leave her shores no adequate replacement can ever be found. Sure, America has its fair share […]

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7 American Snacks Brits Should Learn to Appreciate

Unfortunately for expats, you can’t very easily get your hands on a packet of pickled onion flavor Monster Munch in the United States. But there is no shortage of other weird and wonderful American snacks from which Brits can choose. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Behold an American icon! The peanut butter and jelly (jam) […]

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Which NFL Team Should Brits Root For?

Since 2007, the NFL has exported regular season games to London where quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends have thrilled Brits at a packed Wembley Stadium. So it’s time for those of you who haven’t yet picked a team to pledge your allegiance. First ask yourself a couple of important questions: Are you a glory-hunting, […]

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Brits in America: Which U.S. Sport Is For You?

Small talk in America is a lot like small talk in Britain; it tends to center around sports and weather. So if you’re a sports fan moving to the U.S., you may want to take at least a passing interest in one of America’s favorite pastimes. Otherwise, all you’ve got is cloud forms. Here’s our […]

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10 Signature New York City Dishes and Where to Find Them

New York City has long been a melting pot of gastronomic invention and reinvention. What follows is a list of some of the Big Apple’s signature dishes, both classic and modern. (This is by no means a definitive list, as food is, of course, a highly subjective and emotional topic.) Pastrami sandwiches at the Second […]

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7 Veggies with Different Names in Britain and America

It’s an oft-asked question, so let’s take a stroll through the vegetable patch while dueting on “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” and see if we can’t make some sense out of what’s growing in the soil. Note: Some of the following are classified as fruits, but in the interests of not getting bogged down […]

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2014-15 Premier League Preview: A Team-By-Team Analysis

What better way to nurse our World Cup hangovers than with the giddy anticipation and eager optimism that every new Premier League season brings? Debate is already raging amongst fans: can Manchester City retain their title? How will the newly promoted teams fare? And, now that Luis Suárez has moved to Barcelona, has the threat […]

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What Brits Likely Don’t Know About American Money

One of my favorite smells is American money. I don’t mean this in a pathological Scrooge McDuck-type way—it’s simply that I find the distinct whiff of an untouched dollar bill to be one of life’s most irresistible odors. It’s right up there with freshly cut grass, baking bread, and a roaring fire on a cold […]

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10 Desserts That Brits Miss When They Leave the U.K.

Every British expat living in the U.S. has a constant yearning for some culinary pleasure they left back home. For many, it’s British bacon while others long for a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Some even declare they would swim across the Atlantic just to get their hands on a decent portion of […]

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