American English

Help! Siri Can’t Understand My British Accent

So, I finally caved and bought an iPhone. What can I tell you, I had a coupon for a free case.

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 ...

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.

10 American English Words and Phrases British Expats Eventually Adopt

As a British expat who has lived and worked in the U.S. for over five years, I remain very much in favor of embracing the various wonderful nuances this country has to offer.

Close, But No Cigar: British vs. American Idioms

British English and American English have a number of phrases that mean the same thing and are so similar in wording, after a few years as an expat, you forget which one’s which. While these phrases don’t usually cause much ...