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Author Archives: Kevin Wicks
It is often said, and usually with a dose of light-hearted banter, that the British excel at the following things: drinking tea, maintaining a stiff upper lip, and complaining about the weather. Indeed, there was once a time when the ...
As if getting to grips with a multitude of new Christmas customs wasn’t already a challenge for Brits in America, the language of Christmas is equally complex. Indeed, when I first moved to the United States in the winter of 2008, I ...
Since 2007, the NFL has exported regular season games to London where quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends have thrilled Brits at a packed Wembley Stadium. So it’s time for those of you who haven’t yet picked a team to pledge ...
Anyone who has spent time in the United States will understand that the country rightly prides itself on its own sports. NFL dominates the sporting landscape, while its predecessor, rugby, enjoys only limited popularity; instead of ...
Before moving to the United States, many British expatriates may not be aware that—just like Britain itself—countless regional dialects make up their new adoptive country.
The world is a big place. So big, in fact, that two of its most influential nations—separated as ever by a common language—cannot agree on the pronunciation of many of its place names.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, the Internet is an expat’s best friend. Not only does it provide incredibly convenient ways to ship packages back to your homeland or to catch TV shows you would otherwise miss, but—through social ...
There are many world leaders, historical figures, and pop culture icons who are well-known in both Britain and the U.S. However, there’s one thing Brits and Americans don’t always agree on—how to say their names.
It has often been said that “Americans don’t care about real football.” Thankfully, this assertion continues to carry less and less weight these days.
As a British expat living in the United States, my voice is often the topic of conversation among Americans, who love it when I say oregano, schedule or van Gogh. And as an actor, there is one place in particular where these ...