One of the most common questions I get from Hoosiers (a term of uncertain etymology, referring to the people of Indiana) is Why on earth did you give up London for little old Indiana?
As an avid fanatic of what other British expatriates are quick to call “real football,” I have grown more and more intrigued by that other sport of the same name (or, as we Brits like to call it, American football).
It’s the best-known cliché about Brits, and in the U.S. it would probably be the characteristic most people would mention before politeness, emotional repression and tea-drinking.
As with most groups of people, there are stereotypes galore about Americans. Although stereotypes exist for a reason (no smoke without fire, and all that), this particular stereotype is either the American on TV or on vacation …
Nuptials. Whichever side of the Atlantic you perform them on, they’re an excuse to dress up and throw a big, boozy party.
Although we all try to feed our children wholesome, nutritious food (yada, yada), most of us have a handy list of go-to, kid-friendly meals that we can rustle up when pressed for time. Brits typically fall back on beans on toast, cheese …
If you’re a British musician thinking of relocating to the United States, there are several things to consider before setting sail from Blighty. (The first is that this isn’t the 18th century, and you should probably take a plane; …
As Brits in the U.S. very quickly discover, not only are there many differences between American and British English, but customs and etiquette “rules” can also deliver a few curve balls.
The Union Jack has become incredibly popular in the U.K. in recent years.
Clothing has been known to cause confusion and laughter for Brits in America, partly because although we use the same words, we’re not always talking about the same thing.