Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WATCH: 10 Americanisms I've Picked Up While Living in the US

I can already hear several of my British friends hurling obscenities at the video below. 

"How dare you let go of your roots?", they might say. "You promised you wouldn't start talking like a Yank!"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WATCH: Luke Bryan Country Song Recited in a British Accent

I've often heard it said that everything sounds more intelligent in a British accent. And so, I wanted to put this notion to the test by reciting something quite ridiculous using my own particular brogue. The question was, what should this quite ridiculous thing be? I stopped looking the moment I found the lyrics to a 2011 Luke Bryan song called Country Girl (Shake it for Me).

Thursday, May 14, 2015

United Kingdom vs. Illinois | 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.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WATCH: British Guy Tries to Guess the Meaning of Obscure U.S. Slang Words

In this week's video, I attempt (and—it should be said—fail) to guess the meaning of these 16 regional U.S. slang words, some of which are archaic. Watch the video below.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

United Kingdom vs. Idaho | 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.

British Expat: 5 Places Americans Think My Accent is From

For the most part, my British nationality is probably not all that hard to determine. Even before Americans hear me speak, they might—from my un-straightened teeth, vaguely European dress sense, and lost-tourist countenance—place my origin as "from somewhere across the Pond." Their suspicions, indeed, are usually—usually—justified once I open my mouth and words such as rubbish, brilliant, and daft come out.