Sunday, September 25, 2016

This U.S. State Has the Highest Percentage of English Ancestry

Given its mutual history with Britain, it probably comes as no surprise to anyone that America is home to a high ratio of people who claim English ancestry.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Finding British Stuff in America - My Instagram Mission


I'll be honest with you; as much as I love living in America, there are still an inordinately high number of British items I miss from time to time. And from reading the works of others that have made the journey west from Blighty to the U.S., I know I'm not alone. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

British vs. American Driving Terminology (Video)

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

The Biggest Difference Between Britain and America (Video)

In  this episode, your favo(u)rite British host, Laurence Brown, outlines the biggest difference between Britain and America. Is it the language, is it the food, or is it something else entirely? There's only one way to find out.

Friday, September 09, 2016

The Science behind Making the Best Yorkshire Pudding in the World

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

5 Wonderful British Slang Words That Mean Drunk

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

Finding America: A Brit's Visit to West Virginia

In his quest to visit all fifty U.S. states, your favourite British host, Laurence Brown, heads off into the mountains of West Virginia.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Brit Talk: What is Acceptable for Dunking into Tea? (Video)


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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Sometimes I Accidentally Break Out an Irish Accent (Video)

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

5 U.S. Cities That Completely Outgrew Their English Namesakes

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

Sometimes I Accidentally Break Out a Scottish Accent


Your favo(u)rite British host, Laurence Brown, has this bizarre habit of occasionally breaking out a Scottish accent. Thankfully, the latest occurrence was caught on film, holding him accountable forever.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

10 Sports Terms They Don't Use in Britain

With Great Britain and the United States currently heading up the Olympics medal table, we thought it would be a great time to look at which of your American sports phrases are not widely used in Britain. Join your favo(u)rite British host, Laurence Brown, as he - with help from his wife - gives you a run-down of the top 10.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Fear of Heights VS. Chicago's John Hancock Center


Watch your favourite British host, Laurence Brown, travel to the 95th floor of Chicago's second-tallest skyscraper (if you include the spires) despite his near-crippling fear of heights.

Monday, August 08, 2016

6 Things They Never Told Me About Living in Chicago

Your favo(u)rite British host, Laurence Brown, discusses some of the things no one told him about life in Chicago, after moving to the Windy City in July 2016...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Goodbye, Hoosierland: My Farewell Letter to Indiana

Dear Indiana,

I am writing to formally declare that, after almost eight years residing in your pseudo-rectangular borders, I am moving on.

Monday, July 11, 2016

7 Things Not To Say in England if You're American



We've all committed an embarrassing faux pas or two. If you're an American visiting England, you'll want to watch this video to find out how to avoid a faux pas of your own. Join your favo(u)rite English host Laurence Brown as he outlines 7 things not to say in England if you're American.

Monday, July 04, 2016

5 Things Americans Ask Me About July 4

It's that time of year again, folks, when we celebrate America's birthday. As a Brit living in America, July 4 has offered me no shortage of, shall we say, unique interactions with Americans. Here are 5 Things Americans Ask Me on July 4.

Friday, June 24, 2016

I Voted to Remain in the EU, But I Respect that You Did Not

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

The EU Referendum Explained with Star Wars Characters

After months of debate, political speeches, and sensationalist news reports, the day has finally arrived. Millions of Brits will head to the polls today to vote in the EU Referendum to answer the question of whether the UK should remain in the European Union or leave it.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

5 British Comedies that Should Have Made it Big in America (Video)

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

British and American Word Differences You Might Not Know (Part 4)

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.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Advice for Brits Looking to Move to America

Join me, Laurence Brown, as I share my advice for any fellow Brits looking to move to America. Press play on the video below.

Monday, June 06, 2016

British and American Word Differences You Might Not Know (Part 3)

In what is the third 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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Are You an Anglophile? You Must Watch This Right Now.

Are you obsessed with all things English? Do you find yourself devouring English television and casually using British slang in conversation? If the answer to these questions is 'yes', then there's a good chance you may be an Anglophile.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Brit Explains the US Election Process

Your favo(u)rite British host, Laurence Brown, attempts to explain the carnival that is the US Presidential Election. Click the play button on the video below to watch the video.