10 American Slang Terms and Phrases That Confuse Brits

Like any other language, American has its idioms. Some are very similar to British English, and it’s not difficult for Brits to figure them out.

#MindTheChat Q&A: Broadway’s ‘The Curious Incident’ and National Theatre Live

With live screenings of West End productions showing in American cinemas and Broadway subsisting on a diet of British pla, U.K. theater is easier than ever to watch on the U.S. side of the pond.

An Unusually Historical Theater Show: ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’

It’s not just the work of Will Shakespeare that makes it across the Atlantic. British dramas, comedies, and high-energy musicals regularly take up residency on Broadway (and then usually tour across the U.S.

8 American Dialects Most Brits Don’t Know About

Before moving to the United States, many British expatriates may not be aware that—just like Britain itself—countless regional dialects make up their new adoptive country.

#MindTheChat Q&A: Brit-Rock Legend Tim Booth of James

This Wednesday (September 10), fans of famed British independent rock band James delighted in participating in Mind the Gap‘s Twitter #MindTheChat with lead singer Tim Booth.

Which American Literary Classics Should Every Brit Read?

How much American literature Brits studied in school largely depends on their age. If you’re over forty-five, you may have studied one classic (To Kill A Mockingbird, usually) but unless you specifically took American Literature at ...

10 Place Names Brits and Americans Pronounce Differently

The world is a big place. So big, in fact, that two of its most influential nations—separated as ever by a common language—cannot agree on the pronunciation of many of its place names.

7 British Animal Idioms That Will Baffle Americans

All expats have been there. I’m talking about that awkward moment when you drop an animal idiom into a conversation with an American only to be met by a confused face with improbably perfect teeth. “What?

Traveling State-To-State in America: Things to Keep in Mind

Although it’s all one, big United States of America, there are some differences between the states to bear in mind when traveling around the country.

9 Ways Los Angeles is Laid Out Just Like London

One of the inaugural gripes that fresh-off-the-boaters have landing in L.A. is that it’s “so spread out and hard to navigate."