Sunday, September 25, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Are you a Brit visiting the United States? Perhaps you’re an American trekking the hillsides of Britain? Either way, there’s a good chance that, to get around, you’re going to want to drive a car. Unless you’re me and you’re medically incapable of driving a car. And by medically incapable, I mean... too lazy. But let’s say you weren’t afflicted with the disease of apathy, there are some important terminological differences you may want to pay attention to. So let’s strap in, put the child locks on, and, err ultimately moan that we can’t get out of the vehicle. Here are all the British and American word differences every driver needs to know. Click play on the video below and don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Friday, September 09, 2016
There will always be a connection between Yorkshire pudding and my first years of journey as a cook and foodie. Pudding is a staple at every British table. You will find tons of pudding varieties but Yorkshire pudding is the cream of the crop. Making the best Yorkshire pudding is the ultimate achievement of food enthusiasts like me. So I decided to discover and master the science behind creating the best Yorkshire pudding.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
The British are very good at two things: 1) getting incredibly drunk and 2) coming up with words to describe the act of getting incredibly drunk. Whether you're in the north or the south, a trip down to your local pub will provide all the evidence you need that British slang is alive and well within the drinking person's vernacular. Below are 5 wonderful British slang words for drunk.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Saturday, September 03, 2016
In this weekend's Brit Talk, Laurence Brown asks, "what is acceptable for dunking into tea?" This question comes after the Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood dunked a Jaffa Cake into his, much to the ire of Mary Berry. Let us know, in the comments below, what you would dunk.
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In this weekly video series, your favourite British host, Laurence Brown, does his best Irish accent. Or his best impression of Dougal from "Father Ted." Either way, this week's accent request comes from Elizabeth F. Press play to watch the video below and be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
It's a well-known fact that hundreds of U.S. towns and cities were named after equivalents in England. What is perhaps less well known is that some of these are nowadays more populated than the very cities they were named after. Your favourite English host, Laurence Brown, brings you his top 5 U.S. Cities That Completely Outgrew Their English Namesakes. Play the video below, and don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
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Sunday, August 14, 2016
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Friday, June 24, 2016
Yesterday, I voted for the UK to remain in the European Union. I believed, as an immigrant of the world, that immigration was a good thing, that it strengthened nations and created diversity where diversity had been lacking. In fact, even in the aftermath of what was a quite sobering defeat to the Leave campaign last night, I'm still convinced of these things.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Right now, the world could do with a bit of laughter and there’s nowhere more giving in this department than Britain. Except maybe North Korea, but that’s because communism is - in theory - hilarious. Anyway, there is one country that appreciates British comedy almost as much as Britain does: America. From Monty Python to the British Office to Prime Minister’s Questions, the good old U.S. of A learns 148% of what it knows about Britain from its televisual humo(u)r (needs citation).
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
In what is the fourth part in an ongoing series, here are 5 more British and American word differences you might not know. To start at the beginning of the series, click here.
Posted by Laurence Brown at Wednesday, June 15, 2016