Articles Tagged 'happy holidays'


5 British Christmas Words and Phrases Not Widely Used in the U.S.

As if getting to grips with a multitude of new Christmas customs wasn’t already a challenge for Brits in America, the language of Christmas is equally complex. Indeed, when I first moved to the United States in the winter of 2008, I became almost immediately the source of light-hearted ridicule for wording my festive greetings […]

10 Things Americans Say… and What They Really Mean

  When it comes to the spoken word, Americans are a truly baffling bunch. So we’ve decoded their most irritating idioms. 1. When an American shop assistant says, “Have a nice day!” Translation: “Honestly, I don’t care what kind of day you have. But please tell my manager I was friendly so I get extra […]