Cultural Differences

Candy Crusade: ‘Choc Block’ Galvanizing Brits Across America

America’s British population has taken to the web to voice its displeasure at news that U.S. candy giant Hershey has successfully blocked our much loved U.K.-produced chocolate from being exported to the land of the free.

7 Differences Between American and British Pubs

It’s no coincidence that British soap operas are almost always centered around the local drinking establishment. For the pub is so deeply engrained in Britain’s sense of community, such an intrinsic part of the culture, that for …

Brits in America: 7 Written Communication Pitfalls to Avoid

It’s accepted that we have British English and American English, but, in written communication, there’s more than just language differences. Especially in a professional environment, Brits in America need to learn to write like the …

5 British Christmas Words and Phrases Not Widely Used in the U.S.

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 …

10 Words and Phrases That Cause Confusion Between Brits and Americans

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 …

Two Single British Women on Dating in New York City

If you’re under 35 and female, you probably came of age unhealthily obsessed with everything (and everyone) the Sex and the City crew did. But things have changed a bit since Carrie and Samantha were NYC’s queen bees.

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 …

Brits in America: Which U.S. Sport Is For You?

Small talk in America is a lot like small talk in Britain; it tends to center around sports and weather. So if you’re a sports fan moving to the U.S.

‘Why’s It Called the World Series?': 6 FAQs from Brits in America

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.)

7 Veggies with Different Names in Britain and America

It’s an oft-asked question, so let’s take a stroll through the vegetable patch while dueting on “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” and see if we can’t make some sense out of what’s growing in the soil.