If you’re a British parent in the U.S., you’ll find it’s a veritable minefield out there.
Sure, expats can order the stuff we miss on the Internet, or even find it on sale in the U.S. But my local supermarket prices its British imports at twice to three times what I’d pay back home.
You don’t have to pack everything you own when you move to the U.S. Nor should you import your more negative attitudes. Consider ditching or storing the following before you set off.
Every year, thousands of Brits come to Los Angeles looking for their big break. British (and Scottish, Irish and even Welsh) actors seem to do exceptionally well here, but it’s also true to say that the vast majority — even with ...
Americans love to entertain so as a Brit living here, you’ll soon find yourself on the invite list. This of course, means that at some point, you’ll be reciprocating.
Here on MTG, we like to zone in on how Brits differ from Americans. But our nations overlap in countless amusing ways. So, next time you’re trying to connect with a local, perhaps mention the following.
While the big, punchy swears are the same all over the English-speaking world, some of our milder, more idiosyncratic slights will leave the uninitiated scratching their heads.
According to Debretts (the modern authority on all matters of etiquette, social occasions, people of distinction and fine style, don’t you know), “For many British people, apologizing is a default reaction to life’s little ...
Brits are often taken aback at the number of choices when dining out or ordering food in the U.S. Most menus are at least two to three pages, and if you’re in one of those TGIF-type joints, it’s like being handed War and Peace.
Starting a new life thousands of miles from friends and family is hard work emotionally, even if everyone you leave behind is in excellent health. Add illness and death into the mix and living abroad can quickly become an excruciating ...