Tag Archives: British

How To Pronounce Deliberately Off-putting British Place Names

Yesterday, our ever-helpful sister blog Mind The Gap published a list of American place names that are not pronounced the way they are spelled, in an effort to increase international understanding of local quirks for visiting Brits.

June 4: British Independence Day

Note: the following is a modest proposal for the British people, from a concerned admirer.

The fourth of June may not have the same ring to it as the celebration that takes place exactly a month from now, and given the values and struggle that Independence Day signifies in the American consciousness, this is only right and ...

What The British Say (And What They Really Mean)

Should you ever find yourself in conversation with a British person and they’re saying things which seem polite on the surface, with perhaps a little undercurrent of scorn, you might want to have this infographic ready to consult.

British Summer Movies: More Than Just ‘Harry Potter’

The Fourth of July marks not only Independence Day for the United States but also the halfway point for summer movies. The beach season kicks off at the multiplex the first week of May and ends Labor Day weekend.