Thursday, February 20, 2014

12 U.S. States With the Highest Concentration of English Ancestry

Ever wondered how English your state is? Well you might want to look at these findings, taken from the U.S. census of 2000, which found that some 27 million Americans self reported having descended from English settlers.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

11 U.S. States That Are Larger Than the UK

With a total area of almost 3.8 million square miles, the United States is approximately 40 times the size of the United Kingdom, which itself is comprised of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Of the fifty states, there are exactly eleven that are large enough to housebearing in mind that we are taking liberties with shape and tectonicsthe entire area of the United Kingdom at least once.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

10 Food Items as Pronounced by Brits and Americans




Laurence is a British expat living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a contributor for BBC America and has written for Anglotopia and Smitten by Britain. Having graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in English Language and Creative Writing, Laurence runs this blog, Lost In The Pond, charting the endless cultural and linguistic differences between Britain and The United States. 

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

197 English Place Names Americans Might Have a Hard Time Pronouncing


Let me begin this post by stating that this article is not a slam against Americans. Indeed, a lot of the places listed below have such wild and mesmerising pronunciations that even an Englishman - one who isn't down with the local lingo - might struggle to say the names correctly. That said, I do get a lot of requests from American readers wanting to know why, for example, Worcester is pronounced WUSSTER and why the second w is not spoken in Warwick. 

Saturday, February 01, 2014

10 Famous Painters As Pronounced by Brits and Americans




Laurence is a British expat living in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a contributor for BBC America and has written for Anglotopia and Smitten by Britain. Having graduated from Lancaster University with a degree in English Language and Creative Writing, Laurence runs this blog, Lost In The Pond, charting the endless cultural and linguistic differences between Britain and The United States. 

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