Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Brit Tries American Halloween Candy - Part 1

As Halloween approaches faster than Jason Voorhees at a teen camping trip, your favourite British host, Laurence Brown, tries out some typical American Halloween candy for the first time. This video suggestion comes from Lauren Wransky.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

British vs. American English: Idioms part 2

Back in 2013, Lost in the Pond ran a piece listing 12 idioms commonly heard in British English that had some very different American English equivalents, and vice versa.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Advice for Homesick Brits In America (Video)

Are you a Brit living in the United States? Do you miss British chocolate, tea, and biscuits? Are you... homesick? If so, here's some free, unsolicited advice from someone who knows your struggle.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The English Language is Weird (Video)

After receiving a black eye following an altercation with a balloon (don't ask), I have opted to do a faceless video for you fine people this Tuesday. With that in mind, this seemed like a good time to look at some of the complexities that make the English Language weird. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

5 Things Americans Ask Me About Halloween (Video)

It's that time of year again when people dress up as vampires, ghosts, and presidential candidates. 

With that in mind, your favo(u)rite British host, Laurence Brown, recounts the 5 most common things Americans have asked him about Halloween.

So take your doors off the latch, have your sweets (candy) at the ready, and prepare to be well and truly trick-or-treated. Or just treated. 

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