Wednesday, November 27, 2013

7 British Christmas Songs That Somehow Never Made it Big in the US

Growing up in the United Kingdom, one of the more memorable elements of Christmas was the music that bombarded the airwaves day-in-day-out from November onward. And I'm talking huge hits, many of which shot to number one and continued their popularity some twenty, thirty, perhaps forty years after their release. And yet, as I embark on my sixth Christmas in the United States, it has come to my attention that these same hits - ones I initially assumed were likely just as big in the U.S. - are nowhere to be heard.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

5 English Getaways That Will Remind You of Downton Abbey

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

23 Words The United States Gave to the English Language

For a country that only gained its independence less than 240 years ago, the United States has been responsible for a surprising number of neologisms that have remained in the English language on both sides of the Atlantic. Perhaps as a sign of the times, many of these words pertain to technology, while others - such as motel - are portmanteaus of other words. Here are 23 such words:

Monday, November 11, 2013

5 Years In the USA: A British Expat Looks Back

This past Sunday officially marked five years since I hopped on a plane and headed 4,000 miles west to the Midwestern state of Indiana to start a new life. It has been a journey like no other.