Articles Tagged 'self-deprecating'


Learn to Take a Compliment, Brits in America

A recent Buzzfeed post (“How to Annoy Brits”) has “Praise Them Publicly” as No. 16.  I’ll go one further and say that we Brits don’t do well with public praise in general, so coming to the U.S. is a steep learning curve and a cultural about-face. Americans are typically generous with praise, and whether you […]


10 British Habits Americans Will Never Understand

Admit it: we’re a nation of oddballs whose conventions and mannerisms defy logic. Read on for a rundown of our most bewildering traits. 1. Apologizing unnecessarily How often do you — a Brit living in the U.S. — auto-deliver a completely unnecessary, “Sorry?” I’m a 10-a-day gal. Sometimes, the American on the receiving end, instead […]