Thursday, October 31, 2013

The English Pork Pie Company Celebrates Historic British Annual Event with Sizzling Free Banger Sausages Offer

“Remember, Remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder Treason and Plot”

To commemorate the great British annual tradition of Guy Fawkes Night, November 5th, The English Pork Pie Company is giving away a pound of original recipe Banger sausages with every online order over $50.00.  This offer is valid through November 5th 2013.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

21 International Ways of Saying “England”

Monday, October 28, 2013

Stocking Up On British Food in the USA, By A British Expat

As any British expatriate will tell you (myself included), it is almost impossible to adapt to life in the United States without occasionally indulging in the odd British chocolate bar, savory item or drink. Indeed, following my transition to the United States in 2008, I spent the first couple of years bemoaning (as Brits are wont to do) the very absence of these things.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

8 Crucial Things the USA Could Learn from Scandinavian Nations

Having moved to the United States from Britain in 2008, I have often pondered how this large country of more than 300 million people might improve (certain) aspects of itself simply by taking a look at Britain. Indeed, I have written numerous articles on the matter.

Monday, October 14, 2013

8 Amusing American Quotes About Britain

Friday, October 11, 2013

4 Weekend Activities That Are Bigger In America Than the UK

It is often said (by people like me) that everything is bigger in the United States; the same is true of specific weekend activities, at least in so far as said activities are more widely practiced. Whether it includes a fun day out with the family or a day of dedicated application, here are 4 weekend activities that are bigger in the United States than they are in the UK. Note: this list purposely omits American holidays, such as Fourth of July weekend or Thanksgiving weekend.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

8 American-English Words You Didn't Know Were Coined By The British

As someone who has experienced both British English and American English on a wide scale, I have heard plenty of my fellow Brits lambast Americans for using "made-up words," when "more British" alternatives would apparently suffice. What virtually all of these people do not know is that a lot of these words were in fact coined by the British themselves. Here are 8 such words.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

UK Vs. USA: Road Statistics

The following statistics were taken from various sources, including the CIA World Factbook, World Health Organization and Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.
Side of the road
Total number of automobiles produced (2012)
Number of vehicles per 1,000 people
Total network road size
3,519 km
75,238 km
Minimum driving age
14-21 (varies by state)
Road fatalities per 100,000 motor vehicles per year
Road fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants per year
Total road fatalities (2012)
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Thursday, October 03, 2013

How the USA Made Me More Self-Assured, By A British Expat

Whatever you might think of the United States of America, it still has the potential to become as great (whatever that means) as some Americans already perceive it to be.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

32 Thought-Provoking Comparisons Between The United States and the UK [Data]

In alphabetical order - listed in the pink table below - are 32 statistical comparisons between The United States and the United Kingdom. The figures were taken from various international studies and the presentation of them on this page serves no agenda, other than to highlight certain, almost randomized, facts pertaining to these demographic differences.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

5 Interesting Differences Between British Autumn and American Fall

Located in the northern hemisphere, both the United States and Great Britain (from an astronomical point of view) enter autumn at the start of the September equinox, as opposed to countries in the Southern hemisphere, who welcome this transitional season during the month of March. However, while the U.S. and Britain might enjoy autumn at the same time of year, there are a number of interesting differences in how the season plays out from one country to the other. Here are 5 such differences.