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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
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By Jon Langford | Posted on June 10th, 2014
As far as World Cup draws go, both England and the U.S. have been dealt tough hands. Here’s a team-by-team guide to the two nations’ groups:
By Laurence Brown | Posted on June 5th, 2014
It has often been said that “Americans don’t care about real football.” Thankfully, this assertion continues to carry less and less weight these days.
In America the sports idiom is a popular and effective way of getting your point figuratively across without having to literally say what you mean. These everyday euphemisms are useful language tools and are often deployed without …
By Jon Langford | Posted on November 12th, 2013
From a neutral’s perspective, this season’s Premier League is shaping up to be the most dazzlingly entertaining, beautifully unpredictable, and grossly absorbing in the division’s history. Since the BPL’s inception a little …
By Laurence Brown | Posted on November 11th, 2013
It is not uncommon to receive skeptical looks from both Brits and Americans when I mention the U.S.’s prospects of one day winning the FIFA World Cup.
By Jon Langford | Posted on October 11th, 2013
Football (or soccer, depending on which side of the pond you’re from) is just as vulnerable to Anglo-American nuances as any part of the special relationship.
By Ruth Margolis | Posted on September 4th, 2012
Get down with the lingo, befriend some locals and read a paper: these are just some of the tricks that will help ease your U.S. assimilation.