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Monthly Archives: December 2013
So, as we’ve said, Christmas in the U.S. isn’t too different from what we knew back in Blighty, but there are a few things worth noting.
By Jon Langford | Posted on December 16th, 2013
I’ll never forget the look of surprise and disgust on my American waiter’s face the first time I asked for mayonnaise and then proceeded to dip my fries in it.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on December 13th, 2013
While the U.K. has undoubtedly embraced American food tastes and trends, with the introduction of TGIF and the like, the reciprocity has been a little slow.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on December 12th, 2013
Despite the fact that many American food trends are now global, there are still a few dishes that Brits here don’t do.
By James Bartlett | Posted on December 11th, 2013
Like it or not, we’re living in age where social media is a daily part of our lives. For many of us it’s a happy addition, allowing us to see friends around the world and get free access to more information and humor (and …
A pleasant side effect of coming to the U.S. is that you will meet and befriend lots of Americans.
By Jon Langford | Posted on December 9th, 2013
The rise of the automobile in America in the 1890s gave birth to an exciting new vocabulary of words and phrases. Like the machines that spawned them, much of this vehicle vernacular was then exported around the world, where it aged as …
By James Bartlett | Posted on December 6th, 2013
Christmas is approaching like a fishtailing, overloaded juggernaut, but expats won’t get to experience the annual “tradition” that is the Christmas song and the race for the Xmas No. 1 single. The splintered U.
By Ruth Margolis | Posted on December 5th, 2013
Now that you live in the U.S., your nearest and dearest will want to sample the spoils of your fancy U.S. life.
As with many cultural differences between the U.K. and the United States, you’d be forgiven for believing that Christmas is the same on either side of the Pond.