Category Archives: Cultural Differences

Go On, Introduce Yourself: What Brits in America Must Learn to Do

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.

How to Bake Like an American: 10 Tips for Brits

Perhaps you were known as the Muffin Queen back at your old British job. But when you pry open your Tupperware in your new American office, are your colleagues noticeably unimpressed? Maybe you need to start baking like a native.

What Can Brits Learn from American Optimism?

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.

10 British Sounds You’ll Miss When You Leave the UK

When you leave the U.K., the soundscape changes dramatically. These are the noises you’ll be sad to bid farewell.

5 Things You Don’t Expect When You Repatriate to the U.K.

It’s common to pine for home when living abroad; wishing that you could pop open a proper British newspaper, sip a perfect cuppa (where your people actually understand what a cuppa is!), and tuck into a piping hot Sunday roast.

Brits in America: 5 Small Signs You’re Going Native

Most expats probably don’t realize if and when they “go native.” As a Brit in the U.S.

5 Ways Americans Celebrate That British People Find Awkward

With Super Bowl XLVIII coming up, it’s a good time for some pointers about how Americans celebrate with friends (and strangers) at sports events—and at almost any other occasion when something good or positive has happened.

10 Things New Yorkers Can Learn From Londoners

The Big Apple and its residents get a lot of stuff right. But that’s not to say they can’t learn a few thing things from those fog-drenched, bowler hat wearing folk in that other great global city.

8 Pointers For Brits Dating in America

I may not have gone on a first date in over a decade but this much I know: dating in Britain happens at night. There’s alcohol involved.

No, Arkansas Doesn’t Sound the Way It Looks: A Guide to Pronouncing U.S. Place Names

Just as we laugh at Americans who say “Glass Cow” instead of Glasgow and “Li-cester” instead of well, Leicester, they often have the last laugh when we attempt some American state and place names. As with the ...