A recent Buzzfeed post (“How to Annoy Brits”) has “Praise them Publicly” as No. 16. I’ll go one further and say that we Brits don’t do well with public praise in general, so coming to the U.
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Most of us are familiar with the regular American police officer from watching cop shows over the years. They wear the dark blue uniform, a peaked cap and pack a serious amount of heat around their often-expansive midriffs.
Although it’s not quite as rigid as keeping to the right on the London Underground, and you won’t provoke the same rage if you err, there actually is a loose system when walking around in the U.S.
Most of my visitors from the U.K. invariably remark on how “casual” the American dress code appears.
Picture the scene, Brits: you’re at a party, and you start chatting to your friend’s neighbor, who seems like a very nice person. You have lots in common and are getting on like a house on fire.
One thing Brits notice about Americans is their eternal optimism; there’s nothing that can’t be done. From running for President to getting sold out tickets for your favorite band, anything’s possible.
When looking at housing options in the U.S., Brits will notice a distinct lack of doors and walls.
As I’ve mentioned before, this country is vast. When thinking of vacations, the plethora of choice sometimes leaves me paralyzed with indecision. Should we go hot, cold, beach, desert or big city?
Most expats probably don’t realize if and when they “go native.” As a Brit in the U.S.
In 2013 the British Roundabout Appreciation Society (yes, there is one and don’t laugh) awarded Columbus Circle, in New York City, Best Roundabout in the World.