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Monthly Archives: September 2013
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.
Growing up in the UK, eggs were eggs, plain and simple, take them or leave them. We had boiled, fried, scrambled, poached and omelets, or “omelettes”.
As Brits in the States quickly find out, we are indeed two nations separated by a common language, and when it comes to numbers, there’s plenty of room for confusion too.
By James Bartlett | Posted on September 11th, 2013
In the world of classical music, it’s rather unusual for the conductor to have a friendly fireside chat with the audience before the concert begins, but for British conductor, composer and pianist Bramwell Tovey, making a connection ...
By Darren Darnborough | Posted on September 10th, 2013
As the L.A.
Although ‘obnoxious-person-talking-loudly-on-phone’ is just as ubiquitous in the UK, the conversations one overhears in the U.S. never cease to amaze me.
Early British settlers flocked to the U.S. to find wealth and/or religious freedom.
By Ruth Margolis | Posted on September 5th, 2013
You’ve just had the call to say the dream job is yours. Congratulations. One thing, though: your new office is in America, so you’ll need to move there.
When I lived in England, if I had told you my street address, you’d need to be familiar with the town to know where I lived. My house had a number and the avenue had a name, but there were no clues as to its whereabouts.
By Ruth Margolis | Posted on September 3rd, 2013
Tempted to jet back to Blighty because you miss your old cat? Read on and find out if this is a good idea…