Monthly Archives: January 2014

5 Ways Americans Celebrate That British People Find Awkward

With Super Bowl XLVIII coming up, it’s a good time for some pointers about how Americans celebrate with friends (and strangers) at sports events—and at almost any other occasion when something good or positive has happened.

Moving to the U.S.: 5 Things They Don’t Tell You About the Visa Process

As Ruth Margolis previously pointed out in her article on the matter, there are numerous reasons a Brit might choose to migrate from one side of the Pond to the other. But whether it is to marry that special American or to simply seize ...

10 Things New Yorkers Can Learn From Londoners

The Big Apple and its residents get a lot of stuff right. But that’s not to say they can’t learn a few thing things from those fog-drenched, bowler hat wearing folk in that other great global city.

10 Things Londoners Can Learn From New Yorkers

These rival cities are immeasurably fabulous. But they could both stand to make some changes, based on how the other operates. Here’s what London can do to make itself more like NYC—in a good way.

10 American Speech Habits That Grate on British Ears

I’m with the Americans on a lot of things—spellings in particular. Just think of all the valuable seconds you can save ordering doughnuts online when you drop the ‘ugh’ from the middle of the word and spell it donut.

8 British Inside Jokes Americans Will Never Understand

We Brits rarely blow our own national trumpet. But if pushed we will admit to having a wicked sense of humor. Foreigners have every right to be perplexed by the stuff we riff on—from gingers to horse meat.

Honours vs. Honors: A Brief Guide to College in America

While the basic premise of learning stuff is the same, college in America is not like university in Britain.  It would appear the structure, lingo and traditions on U.S.

Traveling DIY Style: Tips for Brits Planning U.S. Holidays

It’s the New Year, a time when many of us start thinking about weekend breaks and summer holidays. For Brits in the U.S. there might be a few new things to bear in mind.

8 Pointers For Brits Dating in America

I may not have gone on a first date in over a decade but this much I know: dating in Britain happens at night. There’s alcohol involved.

How to Be Passive-Aggressive on Both Sides of the Atlantic

A table came out recently to help translate common British phrases; apparently we’re too polite to say what we really mean. This, in itself, is worth a discussion because in my two-plus decades in the U.S.