Author Archives: Kevin Wicks

5 British Sports Traditions You Won’t Find in the U.S.

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 ...

8 American Dialects Most Brits Don’t Know About

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.

10 Place Names Brits and Americans Pronounce Differently

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.

Brits in America: How Surfing the Web is Different in the U.S.

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 ...

10 Famous Names Brits and Americans Pronounce Differently

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.

World Cup 2014 Watch Guide: Why You Won’t Miss a Kick

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.

5 Things That Happen to British Stage Actors in American Community Theaters

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 ...

Tips for British Writers: How to Make It as a Freelancer in the U.S.

It’s one of the oldest conundrums on a budding writer’s lips: “How do I succeed as a freelancer?”

10 American English Words and Phrases British Expats Eventually Adopt

As a British expat who has lived and worked in the U.S. for over five years, I remain very much in favor of embracing the various wonderful nuances this country has to offer.

5 Reasons for a Brit to Marry an American

Marriage is one of the leading reasons Brits relocate to the United States, and there are a number of reasons as to why. For now, let’s take it as read that love and companionship are reasons that need no introduction.