With the NFL season about to start, fans across the U.S.A.
Lynne Murphy is an American linguist who has lived in the U.K. since 2000.
Several months ago, I was intrigued to read the following comment in The Economist, (December 20, 2014): “To be snooty about Americans, while slavishly admiring them; this is another crucial characteristic of being British.
British and American kids spend their lunch breaks playing a lot of the same schoolyard games: everything from hopscotch and Blind Man’s Buff to jump rope, better known as skipping in the U.K.
I once compared the process of relocating to the U.S. with that of starting school for the first time.
It is common knowledge among regular readers of Mind the Gap that we Brits do like to reminisce about the things we miss from back home. However, there are perhaps just as many aspects of British life that—instead of filling our minds …
Looking back to when I first moved to the U.S., it’s now clear that I knew almost nothing about what day-to-day life in America was like.
If there is one alcoholic drink that represents the U.K., it is almost certainly cider.
As an expat, choosing where to settle in the U.S.–if your job or family doesn’t do this for you–is the one of the biggest dilemmas you’ll face.
Never let it be said that Brits aren’t serious about their sandwiches. Oh yes, we Brits (well, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich) invented the sandwich and take enormous pride in our skills.