Category Archives: Cultural Differences

7 British Animal Idioms That Will Baffle Americans

All expats have been there. I’m talking about that awkward moment when you drop an animal idiom into a conversation with an American only to be met by a confused face with improbably perfect teeth. “What?

10 Famous Types of Rich People in Britain and America

Wealthy folk in the U.S. and back home in Blighty are a complicated bunch with a rich history and, no doubt, a loaded future.

Foods That Brits and Americans Pronounce Differently

So we all know that Americans and Brits pronounce tomato differently, although, I must say, I’ve never heard anyone pronounce potato the way they suggest in the song. Po-TAHT-o anyone?

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.

Should I Move to the ‘Burbs?: When to Ditch Urban America

Right now, I can walk out of my Brooklyn front door and buy bubble tea in one of 17 refreshingly strange flavors. I can get a pedicure that’ll transform my gnarly trotters into feet that look like they’ve been airbrushed.

10 American Fast Food Chains You’ll Hate Yourself For Loving

The U.S. is home to an estimated 160,000 fast food restaurants stuffing 50,000 customers full of meat, cheer and saturated fat every single day.

British Expat Parenting: The Trial of Having American Kids

Like many Brits in the U.S., I have children who, while being dual citizens and very comfortable in the U.

10 British Flavors Americans Will Never Widely Appreciate

Always remember, dear reader, that one foodie’s weird is another foodie’s wonderful.

Editorial: Is Tipping in America Excessive? An Englishman’s Take

The other night, bidding farewell to my guests following a meal, a heavy hand grabbed my shoulder from behind. It wasn’t an old friend who had spotted me from across the car park.