Author Archives: Kevin Wicks

What Brits Likely Don’t Know About American Money

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One of my favorite smells is American money. I don’t mean this in a pathological Scrooge McDuck-type way—it’s simply that I find the distinct whiff of an untouched dollar bill to be one of life’s most irresistible odors.

10 Desserts That Brits Miss When They Leave the U.K.

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Every British expat living in the U.S. has a constant yearning for some culinary pleasure they left back home.

10 British Flavors Americans Will Never Widely Appreciate

Marmite: an acquired taste. (Photo: Newscast Limited via AP Images)

Always remember, dear reader, that one foodie’s weird is another foodie’s wonderful.

Preview: How Will England, U.S.A. Fare in Their World Cup Groups?

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As far as World Cup draws go, both England and the U.S. have been dealt tough hands.  Here’s a team-by-team guide to the two nations’ groups:

A Matter of Taste: An Expat on Differences Between British and American Palates

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Sometime during the early 1990s, a new and exciting breakfast product appeared on the shelves of British supermarkets. I was aware of Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts thanks to American television shows, and when I saw boxes of them stacked into a ...

Are You Australian?: A British Expat Discusses Mistaken Nationality in America

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The other morning I was placing an order in my local bagel establishment when the sweet-looking elderly woman next in line accosted me. “You’re Australian, aren’t you?” she said with a knowing smile.

10 American Speech Habits That Grate on British Ears

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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.

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

If  you see this guy on campus when dropping off your son or daughter; then go the other way. (Universal)

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.

Coming to America: 10 Everyday Phrases Brits Need to Know

It may not be politically correct but yep, this is Channing Tatum in a "wife beater." (

Moving to the U.S.?  Think you speak the language?  Think again.  Here are ten everyday phrases that may cause concern or confusion to the uninformed immigrant.

6 U.K. Television Quirks Only Brits Will Know

The Test Card F girl Carole and her clown Bubbles.

There are certain things about British television only Brits can appreciate…

Carole Hersee & Bubbles the Clown This image, without doubt, is the most bone-chillingly scary thing ever to be broadcast by the BBC. A young girl, who looks like something out of The Shining, is playing noughts and crosses with ...