What the British Mean When They Say 'Gobsmacked'

Laurence Brown explains the exact meaning behind the British slang word 'gobsmacked.'

Why The Heck do Americans Call it 'Soccer'? A Brit Explains.


Laurence Brown explains why Americans call it 'soccer'? The answer might just surprise you.

How to Pronounce 'Banana' Like a British Person

Laurence Brown teaches Americans how to pronounce the word "banana" like a British person.

Binge watch more pronunciation videos from Lost in the Pond.

'Trump' is a British Slang Word. Here's What It Means.

For almost a year now, the word 'Trump' has been trending heavily  on social media and international news outlets amid Donald Trump's bid for the presidency. But did you know that the word has an alternate meaning in many parts of Britain? Laurence Brown explains.

How to Pronounce 'Schedule' Like a British Person

Laurence Brown teaches you how to pronounce the word "schedule" like a British person, even if the American pronunciation is more in line with the word's history.

Why British Politeness is Sort of a Myth


WARNING: This video contains profanity.

If you think all Brits employ impeccable manners at all times, think again. Laurence Brown shatters the myth (sort of) surrounding British politeness.

How to Pronounce 'YouTube' Like a British Person


Laurence Brown teaches Americans how to pronounce the word 'YouTube' like a British person.

How to Pronounce 'Van Gogh' Like a British Person

Many of my viewers have asked me over the last few months to pronounce certain words from our beloved English language. In particular, I've been asked to say words whose pronunciations differ from one side of the Pond to the other.

The Ultimate Guide to American and UK Sister Cities

The modern concept of town twinning came to pass in 1947 and was intended to foster close ties between different cultures, as well as between former foes in an effort to promote peace and reconciliation. Recently, town twinning has been used to form strategic international business links between member cities.

British Schools Set to Teach American Spellings from 2017

Defining it as a key ingredient in the overhaul of the nation's education system, the British government revealed Friday that, from 2017, hundreds of schools in England, Scotland, and Wales will begin adopting American-style spellings in an effort to improve national literacy levels.

12 Filthy British Words Americans Should Use

Warning: the video below contains words of a sexual nature. Like that ever stopped you. 

If the British are good at one thing, it is creating sex words. So prolific are they, in fact, that America - arguably still the world's largest superpower - cannot keep up. 

11 Words Americans Love Asking Brits to Say

You say ta-may-tow, I say ta-mah-tow; You say pa-tay-tow, I say... pa-tah-tow? Today, Laurence Brown discusses words that Americans love to hear from a British mouth.

By the Numbers: The United Kingdom vs. New Jersey

At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, the United States is an extraordinarily large place. It is so large, in fact, that 11 of its states separately possess a total area larger than that of the entire United Kingdom.

5 Minutes of a British Man in the Bath



This is what the internet has come to, ladies and gentlemen. This week, Laurence Brown almost literally gets lost in the Pond, as he treats you to his most thrilling video yet. Or, to put it another way, it's... it's 5 minutes of him in a bath.

7 British Swear Words Americans Should Use At Work

Warning: the video below contains British obscenities. 

VIDEO: When A Brit Does The Dishes... in America

Laurence Brown discusses some of the terminological differences between the UK and America as it pertains to doing dishes.

By the Numbers: The United Kingdom vs. New Hampshire

At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, the United States is an extraordinarily large place. It is so large, in fact, that 11 of its states separately possess a total area larger than that of the entire United Kingdom.

4 American Words Not Widely Used In the UK that Start with 'Z'

Continuing an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 4 such words beginning with the letter 'Z'.

My Advice for Americans Traveling to England

If you’re an American or know an American that is seriously considering visiting England, listen up, because I know a thing or two about that place. That’s right: Until I turned my back on it and moved to its larger cousin, England was my home for 27 drizzly years. While there, I made American friends, dated American girls (I was young; they were desperate), and saw lots of American tourists. So make sure you’re sitting down - preferably not on a toilet... again… Toby83 - and have a pad and paper at the ready.

By the Numbers: The United Kingdom vs. Nevada

At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, the United States is an extraordinarily large place. It is so large, in fact, that 11 of its states separately possess a total area larger than that of the entire United Kingdom.

WATCH: Why I Don't Miss British Weather

Despite everything I said in my previous episode, there was a brief pause this weekend in my longing for British weather. This is because, for 24 beautiful hours, February decided to get its act together and give us temperatures that, for once, were entirely fit for humans. Watch this short account of how my wife and I spent the oh-so-brief 65 degree weather.

7 American Words Not Widely Used In the UK that Start with 'W'

Continuing an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 7 such words beginning with the letter 'W'.

Dear America, Just Because I'm British Doesn't Mean I Know The Queen

Dear America,

I hope this letter finds you well, and that its contents give you cause for reflection. I am writing on a matter of much urgency and hope that, together, the two of us can find a solution. So here goes...

WATCH: Why I Actually Miss British Weather

Us British people are famous for moaning about the weather. At the mere mention of a slight drizzle, we recoil in horror and declare "well that won't bloody do." But since my move to the United States, something quite unthinkable has happened: I have actually come to miss British weather.