Tuesday, May 22, 2018

5 TV Shows That Turned Me On To America

Most of what I thought I knew about America came from either film or television. Here are 5 TV shows that turned me on to America.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Royal Wedding: One Big Question The Media Isn't Asking

This weekend, Prince Harry marries his American fiance, Meghan Markle, in the second-most important wedding of the decade. Amid the frenzy, however, there is one important question that the Meghan-obsessed media isn't asking. Watch the video to find out more.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

5 American Words That Were Actually Coined By The British | Distant Words

Beautiful but misunderstood, English has endured quite the roller-coaster ride on its long journey around the world. New passengers have occasionally hopped aboard in the form of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and the United States of America.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

5 Brilliant English Words Only Used in North America | Distant Words

Contrary to popular belief, American English is replete with words so satisfying on the tongue you’d be mistaken for thinking they were the work of Dickens. Words that endlessly gratify; words that give you the feeling of that first sip of coffee in the morning; words of such majesty the United States didn’t want to share them with anyone else. Except maybe Canada. That’s right; here are five brilliant English words coined in America that only North Americans use.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ask A Brit | Vol. 45 - British vs. American Films, Movie Franchises, and Classics

This is Volume #45 of Ask A Brit, a weekly Tuesday feature in which I answer your questions on a different theme each week! Watch the video to the very end to find out next week's theme and then post a question in the comments section of this video using the hashtag #AskABrit for a chance to be featured in Volume #46. This week, the theme is the Films! I answer your questions on British vs. American films, movie franchises, and classics.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

When Did Brits and Americans Start Saying "The Pond"? | Distant Words

The Atlantic Ocean: an enormous stretch of blue that has played host to some of history’s greatest hits; Christopher Columbus’ naive expedition to India without GPS; the Titanic’s unprovoked assault on an iceberg; and said iceberg’s untimely death at the age of two from heatstroke. Little wonder, then, that an ocean of such repute boasts a 4-star rating on Google Reviews. I’m actually not kidding.