Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dear America, Not All British People Speak The Queen's English

Dear America,

I am writing to let you (and a certain number of your population) know that, contrary to popular belief, not all British people speak the Queen's English.

While TV shows such as Downton Abbey do depict the British people (a small, wealthy minority of the British people, I might add) as adopting what is known linguistically as received pronunciation, the great majority of Brits don't, and never did, speak this way.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

British Vs. American English: Time and Date Formats


British English (BrE)
American English (AmE)
DD/MM/YYYY
MM/DD/YYYY
18th of November
November 18
Two-thousand-and-one (year)
Two-thousand-one (year)
Fortnight
Two weeks, 14 days
A week Wednesday
A week from Wednesday
A quarter to five
A quarter of five, a quarter till five,
a quarter to five
A quarter past four
A quarter after four
Half four, four-thirty, half past four
Four-thirty, half past four

This ongoing list was compiled by Laurence Brown. Laurence is a British expat living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a contributor for BBC America and has written for Anglotopia. He is Editor-in-chief of Lost in the Pond and loves nothing more than to share his articles with anglophiles, expats, and other interested parties on social media. Follow Lost in the Pond on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

10 Reasons Why It's Great to Be an American Expat In Britain

This is the second in a two-part post, following our list of things that make being a British expat in America great. Well, some of you have asked me, what about the other way around? What life perks should American expats expect if they make the long journey across The Pond? Here are 10 reasons why it's great to be an American expat in Britain.

Monday, May 13, 2013

5 Famous Anglo-American Political Relationships





















Today, British Prime Minister David Cameron meets with President Obama to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria. Lost In The Pond looks back on the last 100 years of the two nations' special relationship, with this list of 5 famous Anglo-American political relationships.

Friday, May 10, 2013

10 Reasons Why It's Great Being A British Expat in the USA

For all the differences between Britain and the United States, one thing remains a universal truth: there are many tangible benefits to becoming an expat either side of The Pond. Whether you're a British expat living in America or vice versa, your social and professional lives will likely improve by upward of 150% - largely because you have a phenomenally brilliant accent. In the first of a two-part post, here are 10 reasons why it's great being a British expat in the United States.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

9 British Boy Names That Aren't as Popular in the United States

Completing our list of names, here are 9 British boy names that aren't as popular in the United States.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

11 British Girl Names That Aren't as Popular In The United States

Following on from our lists of American boys names and American girls names, here are 11 British girls names that aren't as popular in the United States.