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Mind the Gap
Working as a journalist in Los Angeles, I often read requests for people who can speak and understand “British English” or “American English” – but what does that mean? As a new arrival in the U.S.
By Ruth Margolis | Posted on August 7th, 2012
Don’t want to be reviled by every waiter in town? Heed our tips on tipping, U.S. style.
1. Am I legally required to tip anywhere in the U.S.? No. Service charge is always voluntary, even when it’s added to your bill. But if you deduct gratuity from the check, don’t expect it to go down well.
By William Kay | Posted on July 19th, 2012
As you may have gathered from this summer’s furor over the Supreme Court’s healthcare verdict of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the subject of what to do if you fall ill in the U.S.
Ditch Blighty for the U.S., and you may find yourself longing for the best of British.
1. Marmite Actually, you can sometimes find the delicious brown gloop in U.