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#MindTheChat Q&A: What Should You Be Reading Now?

As temperatures begin to plummet, we’ll find ourselves in need of some light winter reading. This Wednesday (September 24), bestselling British chick-lit author Lindsey Kelk (I Heart New York, The Single Girls To-Do ...

British/American Clothing Confusion: Wearing a Fanny Pack Around Your Pants

The first time I heard an American say he was wearing a “wife-beater,” I was caught off guard. Sensing my apprehension, my new buddy, Sam, a skinny New Yorker with a silly moustache who had deployed the term, explained to me that ...

10 American Slang Terms and Phrases That Confuse Brits

Like any other language, American has its idioms. Some are very similar to British English, and it’s not difficult for Brits to figure them out.

Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’

It’s not just the work of Will Shakespeare that makes it across the Atlantic. British dramas, comedies, and high-energy musicals regularly take up residency on Broadway (and then usually tour across the U.S.

8 American Dialects Most Brits Don’t Know About

Before moving to the United States, many British expatriates may not be aware that—just like Britain itself—countless regional dialects make up their new adoptive country.

Which American Literary Classics Should Every Brit Read?

How much American literature Brits studied in school largely depends on their age. If you’re over 45, you may have studied one classic (To Kill A Mockingbird, usually) but unless you specifically took American Literature at school or ...

10 Place Names Brits and Americans Pronounce Differently

The world is a big place. So big, in fact, that two of its most influential nations—separated as ever by a common language—cannot agree on the pronunciation of many of its place names.

Traveling State-To-State in America: Things to Keep in Mind

Although it’s all one, big United States of America, there are some differences between the states to bear in mind when traveling around the country.

9 Ways Los Angeles is Laid Out Just Like London

One of the inaugural gripes that fresh-off-the-boaters have landing in L.A. is that it’s “so spread out and hard to navigate."

Bucket List: 6 Things British Expats Must Do Before Leaving America

As we know, this country is huge and varied, so a real bucket list could fill a book. However, there are a few things I’d recommend all Brits in America do while they’re here.