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Monthly Archives: August 2013
By Kevin Wicks | Posted on August 30th, 2013
Mind the Gap holds weekly Twitter chats about topics important to Brits living in the U.S.
If you like roller coasters — particularly the iffy wooden kind that hasn’t been serviced since the Victorian era and might derail at any moment — then perhaps you’ll enjoy the hair-raising, stomach-flipping challenge of …
For gay people living in the United States, marriage equality once seemed like a far-off dream. But then, this June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, paving the way for same-sex couples to have their nuptials recognized by federal law.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on August 22nd, 2013
If you’re a Brit whose child attends college in the U.S., you’ll notice quite a few differences.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on August 20th, 2013
Since university fees in England have sky-rocketed, there’s been an increase in the number of British students applying to U.S. colleges.
By James Bartlett | Posted on August 15th, 2013
It may be Brit actors and singers who hit the headlines when they come stateside, but the majority of expats in the country are here for less glamorous reasons — the vast number of enterprises that come under the umbrella of …
By Laurence Brown | Posted on August 13th, 2013
We all know that the Brits give the Americans a hard time when it comes to football. Whether we are lamenting their use of soccer (a word actually coined in England) or their so-called misuse of football (again, coined in England and …
By Toni Hargis | Posted on August 8th, 2013
It’s back-to-school time in the U.S. The stores are full of discounts, the aisles full of pens, pencils and erasers (pronounced with a soft “s” by the way, and not a “z”).
British English and American English have a number of phrases that mean the same thing and are so similar in wording, after a few years as an expat, you forget which one’s which. While these phrases don’t usually cause much …
By Ruth Margolis | Posted on August 1st, 2013
Raising kids is tough wherever you do it, but knowing a few local rules and customs before you get started will help.