Friday, January 30, 2015

14 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | M

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Continuing our series of alphabetised words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 12 such words beginning with the letter 'M'.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Just How Loud Are Americans? A Brit Explains.

Just as the British are stereotyped as tea-drinking complainers with bad teeth, Americans are themselves often the focus of gross generalis(z)ations, specifically at the hands of their cousins across the Pond. One of these generalis(z)ations (among many) is the notion that Americans are loud and obnoxious—that they are incapable of opening their mouths without bringing themselves, inadvertently, into focus.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

An Open Letter to Hershey's: Why You Must Not Ban Our Cadbury Imports

Dear The Hershey Company,

How US Date Formats Still Make My Head Implode, By A British Expat

Whoever coined the phrase "old habits die hard" was almost certainly a British expatriate living in the United States. You see, we poor Brits—riddled as we are with our own adorable set of language rules and cultural idiosyncrasies—must unlearn countless social and linguistic habits the very day we set foot onto the gigantic stretch of soil known as the United States.

Monday, January 26, 2015

United Kingdom vs. Arkansas | Just the Stats

At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, the United States is an extraordinarily large place. It is so large, in fact, that 11 of its states separately possess a total area larger than that of the entire United Kingdom. This is truly mind-boggling, especially given that the UK is itself comprised of four nations.

Friday, January 23, 2015

8 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | L

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Continuing our series of alphabetised words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 12 such words beginning with the letter 'L'.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

United Kingdom vs. Arizona | Just the Stats

At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, the United States is an extraordinarily large place. It is so large, in fact, that 11 of its states separately possess a total area larger than that of the entire United Kingdom. This is truly mind-boggling, especially given that the UK is itself comprised of four nations.

Friday, January 16, 2015

9 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | J

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Continuing our series of alphabetised words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 12 such words beginning with the letter 'J'.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

31 British and American Spelling Differences You Might Not Know About

Anyone with a relatively decent understanding of the spelling differences between Britain and the United States will no doubt be cognizant of the usual suspects: metre vs. meter, colour vs. color etc.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

British Expat: The Most Terrifying Thing About Moving to the U.S. is Learning to Drive

I know what you're thinking: this article is all about some confused British expat who probably forgot which side of the American highway he was supposed to be on. Before he had time to correct the error, the bumbling Brit almost certainly collided with that poor woman's blue Chevrolet Aveo (pictured above). 

Monday, January 12, 2015

United Kingdom vs. Alaska | Just the Stats

At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, the United States is an extraordinarily large place. It is so large, in fact, that 11 of its states separately possess a total area larger than that of the entire United Kingdom. This is truly mind-boggling, especially given that the UK is itself comprised of four nations.

Friday, January 09, 2015

12 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | H

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Continuing our series of alphabetised words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 12 such words beginning with the letter 'H'.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

4 British Slang Words That Mean the Same Thing as 'Bulls@*#'

Warning: article contains strong language.

We've all been there; a friend rattles off a political statement you know to be woefully inaccurate. A work colleague calls in sick... for the third Friday in a row. A dog stands next to a pile of poop in the kitchen and insists with a single look that it wasn't him. 

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

7 British Meal Time Words Not Widely Used in the U.S.

As was previously documented on Lost in the Pond, there are a great many British food items that remain unfamiliar to the collective tooth of the United States. Further to that, we have seen that an inordinate amount of food items go by entirely different names, depending on which side of the Pond one is on. Perhaps less discussed, however, are those British words directly synonymous with the various meal times. Below are six such words that are not widely used in the United States.

Monday, January 05, 2015

United Kingdom vs. Alabama | Just the Stats

At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, the United States is an extraordinarily large place. It is so large, in fact, that 11 of its states separately possess a total area larger than that of the entire United Kingdom. This is truly mind-boggling, especially given that the UK is itself comprised of four nations.

Friday, January 02, 2015

10 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | G

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Continuing our series of alphabetised words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 10 such words beginning with the letter 'G'.