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Articles Tagged 'Anglophenia YouTube Series'


WATCH: What’s Hot in Coffee? Let’s Hit Shoreditch’s Cafés

That skinny latte just isn’t hitting the spot anymore. People are expecting more from their cup of Joe than ever. Which trends are bubbling up in the world of coffee? Anglophenia’s Kate Arnell hits the cafés of London’s trendsetting Shoreditch to explore how the familiar morning beverage is evolving. Subscribe to our YouTube series for […]


WATCH: Greatest New Words and Phrases of 2015

Language is always evolving, and words that have been in the common parlance finally shove their way into acceptance from the linguistic powers-that-be. Which slang terms entered the dictionary this year? Anglophenia’s Kate Arnell takes a look at the words and phrases that defined 2015: Subscribe to our YouTube series for more episodes. What’s your […]


WATCH: Christmas Foods From Around the World

Fermented skate in Iceland? How about a bucket of fried chicken in Japan? You can tell a lot about a nation by what they tuck into around their holiday seasons. In this case, we’re looking at the culinary traditions other countries observe around Christmas. So grab your nearest glass of eggnog or dive into a […]


WATCH: Thanksgiving: Myth vs. Fact

Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday for Americans, filled with food and football, but how much do you really know about its origins? Anglophenia’s Kate Arnell separates fact from fiction on the Pilgrims and more in this episode of our YouTube series. Subscribe to our YouTube series for more episodes.


WATCH: Why Halloween’s Really British

In the past, we’ve discussed how many Brits, particularly the English, are a bit ambivalent towards Halloween, dismissing trick-or-treating as an American export. But did you know that Halloween and several of its traditions are actually Scottish in origin? In this episode of our YouTube series, Kate Arnell digs deep into the British roots of […]


WATCH: The Vikings: Myth vs. Fact

When you think of the Vikings, do you envision savage brutes wielding swords and shields while wearing helmets with pointy horns? Well, part of that is true. To celebrate this Saturday’s Viking invasion of BBC AMERICA with the epic new drama The Last Kingdom, we separate the truth from mere myth. Who were the Vikings […]

WATCH: 7 Vegetables With Different Names in Britain and America

If you’re grocery shopping in the U.K., you’re going to want to know your scallions from your spring onions. Anglophenia’s Kate Arnell explains why certain veggies (like eggplants and zucchinis) are called different things depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re on. Subscribe for more episodes of Anglophenia. See more: WATCH: Think British Food […]


WATCH: If Celebrities Traveled By TARDIS…

If Edie Falco boarded Doctor Who‘s TARDIS and could travel anywhere in space and time, where would she go? How about Ed Westwick? Beau Bridges? Anglophenia’s special correspondent Georgie Okell asked those celebrities and many others that very question at the star-studded affair BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea presented by BBC AMERICA during Emmy weekend […]


WATCH: 9 British Hip Hop Artists You Should Know

From the Beatles to Adele, British rock and pop artists have been lucrative exports from the U.K. for more than half a century. But there’s a booming hip hop scene across the Pond that hasn’t gotten its due here in America. Longtime rap fans like myself may remember Slick Rick and Monie Love from their […]


WATCH: How to Use Cockney Rhyming Slang

If you’re only just now getting a handle on all of the basic differences between American and British English, there’s a whole other U.K. lingo to learn: Cockney rhyming slang. The theory goes that, back in the Victorian era, East End London street traders used the rhyming slang to disguise what they were saying, but […]

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