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Long before Lena Dunham and her sharp-eyed take on the social problems, vanities, weaknesses, loves and losses facing (some) young …Read Now
We’re quite used to the idea of some of our major acting talents falling on the wrong side of the …Read Now
American linguist Lynne Murphy explains her title of “Reader” in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Sussex as the U.S. equivalent of a “professor.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on November 11th, 2014
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 …
British expats, if you had babies here, I hate to break it to you: They’re Americans. Nevertheless, they’re also British by descent.
By Helen Donahue | Posted on November 6th, 2014
With dating online becoming the norm, America can be pretty hard for an expat to romantically navigate. If you’re up for the challenge, however, there are ways around some of the difficulties faced in the American dating scene.
By Ruth Margolis | Posted on November 4th, 2014
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.
By Toni Hargis | Posted on November 3rd, 2014
Such is the Southerner’s love of a good ol’ metaphor that it’s sometimes quite hard to grasp the meanings of the region's often hilarious sayings.
By Helen Donahue | Posted on October 30th, 2014
In case you were wondering if Halloween experts exist, they most certainly do. We were lucky enough to correspond with All Hallow’s Eve guru Emma Rae Curtis Wednesday (October 29) for a @MindtheGap_BBCA #MindTheChat Twitter …
By James Bartlett | Posted on October 28th, 2014
Not many people see Los Angeles as an epicenter for architecture. An epicenter for earthquakes, perhaps, but isn’t it a city strangled by miles of endless freeway, supplied by roadside strip malls, and serviced by enormous parking …
Want to go all-out this year and show your U.S. friends that British expats know how to have spooky fun?
By Helen Donahue | Posted on October 23rd, 2014
Scottish radio and TV broadcaster Edith Bowman is no stranger to fame. She covered Live 8 for BBC Scotland in 2005, won charity music competition Comic Relief Does Fame Academy the same year, covered BBC’s Live Earth in 2007, and …