Saturday, September 22, 2018

Why Americans Drop the H in Herb | Distant Words

It is often noted that Americans drop the H in the word "herb", something that can seem quite odd to us H-faring Brits. However, as is often the case in these matters, the story is not so cut and dry and involves a little it of French. Click play to discover some truths.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Update On Life, the Channel, and Everything

My videos have been regrettably infrequent recently. Here's why.

Monday, September 10, 2018

5 Words With Different Meanings in Britain and America | Distant Words

Just as Britain and America don’t always agree on pronunciation, spelling, or even words themselves, they are sometimes just as at odds over semantics: that is... the meaning of words. And so, with that in mind, here are 5 words with completely different meanings in Britain and America.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

5 Surprisingly Common Words That Were Coined In America - Part 2

Did you know, there are countless common words used in all corners of the English-speaking world that originated in the United States? You do now. Here are five such examples.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

5 People Who Turned Me On To America | Finding America

In the many years since my American fascination began, there have been various people who helped it to burgeon - people that I know and people that I've been watching from afar (the charges were eventually dropped). Here is my list of 5 people who turned me on to America.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Why Brits Should Be Okay with the American Use of "Pants" | Distant Words

After reading Buzzfeed's article, 21 Things British People Hate About Americans, I sought to add a little history to one of the "Americanisms" that emerged from the article: "pants." Here is a historic look at why Brits should stop poking fun at the American use of "pants."