Tag Archives: British Expats

10 British Insults Americans Won’t Understand


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.

Gosh, Sorry: Over-apologetic Brits in America

Are you guilty of over apologizing? (MOTR)

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 ...

10 Things That Americans Don’t Realize are Offensive to Brits

The two finger salute is not a peace sign to Brits. (XXX)

We may have hard shells, but Brits are a squishy, sensitive bunch underneath. Say or do the wrong thing, and we will get the hump. The following howlers are guaranteed to set us off.

How to Do Tea in the U.S.

Would you like some tea with your cream? (Photo via AP)

Yes, I’m going to give British readers a few pointers on tea – American style. (more…)

New Year’s Resolutions for Brits in America

Ahhh ... (Photo via HKI)

New Years is a grand time for Brits in the U.S  to take stock of how they’re doing as expats, and perhaps to make a few little changes. Here’s a few suggestions:

How to Gift in America


“So, when are we throwing you a baby shower?” a well-meaning American friend asked my six-months pregnant self over dinner a few weeks ago.

10 Ways Living in America Will Improve Your Life

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When the initial excitement of living and working in the U.S. has worn off, you’ll start to notice the real ways that it’s enhanced your existence. Take these, for instance.