Monday, November 04, 2019

Why Don't Americans Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night?

I recall fondly the British Guy Fawkes Nights of my youth. However, little did I know it at the time, but the 2008 iteration of Guy Fawkes Night would be my last for a very long time. You see, five days later, I moved to the United States of America, where it quickly became clear that no such celebration existed. The question I have to day is "why don't Americans celebrate Guy Fawkes?" Watch the video to find out why this isn't such a daft question after all.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

5 American States With Way More Rain Than Britain

Being from Britain, I happen to know a thing or two about rainfall, given as we are to moaning at the first sight of drizzle. Indeed, Britain is world renowned for its overcast skies and saturated cobble streets, with the situation so critical, the nation boasts more than one word for umbrella.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

8 U.S. Cities That Took English-Naming to a New Level

Hello, I’m Laurence and I’m on a quest to uncover all of the memos that Britain and America lost in the pond and one of those memos pertains to place names. All across America, there are places bearing the mark of countless other cultures, including Native American, French, German, and Spanish.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

WATCH: British Versus American Clothing Terminology

With the autumn upon us, what better time to take a look at the clothing terminology of Britain and America? Here are seven word differences on that very theme.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

British Versus American Drinking Terminology

Hello. I’m Laurence and I’m on a quest to uncover all of the memos that Britain and America lost in the pond and one of those memos involves drinking. Now I’m not talking about the empty bottles of 17th century mead that passengers of the Mayflower inevitably chucked into the Pond. I’m talking about the language of drinking, the words both countries utilize to express, albeit with slurred speech, the drinks we quaff and the effects they have. 

With that in mind, here's a video looking at the differences between British and American drinking terminology.

Monday, August 26, 2019

5 British-American Word Differences I Learned Living in the US

It turns out there are literally hundreds of obscure word differences between Britain and the United States. And in some cases, you just might have to spend a little time immersed in the other's culture, as I have, to discover them. Here are 5 British-American word differences I didn't know until I moved to the United States.