Monthly Archives: February 2013

Gosh, Sorry: Over-apologetic Brits in America

According to Debretts (the modern authority on all matters of etiquette, social occasions, people of distinction and fine style, don’t you know), “For many British people, apologizing is a default reaction to life’s little …

Relax, Brits: It’s OK to Make a Fuss in the U.S.

Many Brits refrain from requesting something or complaining about something because they don’t want to “make a fuss” or put someone out.  The now viral British People Problems post includes the seemingly ridiculous “I …

Valentine’s Day: American Style

In the U.K., it’s very common to get someone else to write out your Valentine’s cards. They’re supposed to be sent anonymously to the object of your heart’s desire, hence the need to disguise the writing.