Tag Archives: British accents

Are You Australian?: A British Expat Discusses Mistaken Nationality in America

The other morning I was placing an order in my local bagel establishment when the sweet-looking elderly woman next in line accosted me. “You’re Australian, aren’t you?” she said with a knowing smile.

Say What?: How Brits Can Avoid Verbal Confusion in America

Sometimes there’s verbal confusion between Brits and Americans, not so much because of vocabulary differences, but because of simple accent and usage varieties. We can be using the exact same words, but confusion arises because ...

10 Things That Will Make a Homesick Brit Sob – and How To Cope

Longing for your native land and its people is one of the biggest strains of resettling abroad. And homesickness can strike hours, days, months or even years after you first hop aboard a plane without a return ticket.