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Author Archives: Toni Hargis
Although we don’t grow up with Thanksgiving, Brits in the U.S. are often charged with the task of “doing” Thanksgiving dinner anyway.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on November 11th, 2014
There are many opportunities for linguistic confusion between Brits and Americans—slang, Southern slang and pronunciations can all cause blank looks, but there’s a whole category of words poised to confuse, of which we’re ...
By Toni Hargis | Posted on November 3rd, 2014
Such is the Southerner’s love of a good ol’ metaphor that it’s sometimes quite hard to grasp the meanings of the region's often hilarious sayings.
There are many instances in the U.S. where you’ll be asked to produce some form of photo ID.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on October 7th, 2014
Obviously, every Brit’s experience in the U.S. is different, but there are a few questions most of us have, at least when we first arrive. (Not necessarily a criticism, by the way, just different.)
Just as Brits refer to TV classics like Blue Peter, Dad’s Army, or Coronation Street, so Americans litter their conversations with names and lines from old TV shows. Although we watched many American TV shows, some classics weren’t ...
By Toni Hargis | Posted on September 19th, 2014
Like any other language, American has its idioms. Some are very similar to British English, and it’s not difficult for Brits to figure them out.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on September 9th, 2014
How much American literature Brits studied in school largely depends on their age. If you’re over 45, you may have studied one classic (To Kill A Mockingbird, usually) but unless you specifically took American Literature at school or ...
By Toni Hargis | Posted on August 28th, 2014
Although it’s all one, big United States of America, there are some differences between the states to bear in mind when traveling around the country.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on August 21st, 2014
As we know, this country is huge and varied, so a real bucket list could fill a book. However, there are a few things I’d recommend all Brits in America do while they’re here.