As most Brits know, the U.S. national anthem is “The Star Spangled Banner.
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As the mother of young adults, I’m afraid I can’t dole out any pearls of wisdom since I’m flying by the seat of my pants. What I can offer, though, are a few warnings about alcohol rules in the U.S.
A lot of Brits are surprised at the amount of rules that govern just living in a house in the U.S. I’m not just talking about restrictions on loud parties till the wee hours either.
If you’re a Brit in the U.S. for work reasons, you’ll know that, once again, there are a few things that are slightly different.
As we’ve discussed, when Americans talk about the holidays, they’re not talking about plans for next summer. The holiday season in the U.S.
One thing that’s pretty weird here is November 5th. It comes around every year with not a peep about Guy Fawkes, bonfires and fireworks, except between expat Brits.
It’s worth knowing some of these nicknames as Americans use them all the time. Additionally, the nicknames usually refer to something very specific, and interesting, about the city.
Brits may claim that their accents haven’t changed, mine hasn’t after more than twenty years here (see what I mean?) but there’s no doubt that, after a while, Americanisms seep in all the same.
While my British accent hasn’t changed that much, there are definitely things I’ve picked up over the years from my fellow Americans (including saying “learned” instead of “learnt”).
While food shopping (a.k.a. grocery shopping) isn’t an ordeal in the U.S., there are quite a few elements that still surprise Brits.