Why American Spellings Truly Don't Bother Me, by a British Expat

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | | | Best Blogger Tips
When it comes to language, everybody has a pet peeve. For some, it might be the misuse of words such as irony or literally; for others it could be the confusion over there, their, and they're; and for many of my British compatriots it is quite often the American spelling of words such as color, meter, and, theatre.

By the Numbers: How the State of Hawaii Shapes Up to the UK

Sunday, April 19, 2015 | | | | Best Blogger Tips
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. This is truly mind-boggling, especially given that the UK is itself comprised of four nations.

Review: ChocolateMailbox—British Chocolate Bars Delivered Worldwide to Your Door

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | | | | Best Blogger Tips
After vowing not to consume a single ounce of chocolate during 2015, the last thing I expected three months into the year was to receive a complimentary box of my favourite British chocolate bars. However, thanks to the good people at ChocolateMailbox.com, this is precisely what happened.

By the Numbers: How the State of Georgia Shapes Up to the UK

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | | | | Best Blogger Tips
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. This is truly mind-boggling, especially given that the UK is itself comprised of four nations.

British Expat: Why My Love of England Grew Stronger After Moving to the US

Thursday, April 09, 2015 | | | | Best Blogger Tips
We've all heard the old adage "you never miss it until it's gone." While the geographic existence of England is certainly not in any doubt, I have not visited my homeland in almost 7 years. I last saw it via the window of an Air Canada flight bound toward North America—the continent on which I now reside. That day, I caught a final glimpse of England as the neighboring houses around Heathrow Airport grew smaller and smaller.