Sunday, November 22, 2015

United Kingdom vs. Minnesota | 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.

Friday, November 20, 2015

39 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | S

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Continuing an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 39 such words beginning with the letter 'S'.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Americans Welcomed Me with Open Arms. Why Can't They do This for Syrian Refugees?

Allow me to introduce myself. I am an immigrant. I moved to the United States in 2008. As sweeping life changes tend to be, it was an incredibly daunting move; not only did I leave behind many of my home nation’s customs but also assimilated, for want of a better word, into the American way of life. In many ways, moving to the U.S. was like learning to walk all over again—with inevitable obstacles presenting themselves along the way.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

United Kingdom vs. Michigan | 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.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

17 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | R

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Continuing an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 17 such words beginning with the letter 'R'.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WATCH: My Cats Meeting BB-8 for the First Time


This week, I am taking a slight break from the usual U.K./U.S. comparison videos to introduce you to a new member of my family - BB-8, the new droid who is set to feature in Star Wars: Episode VII.

Monday, November 09, 2015

LISTEN: Discussion on Funny British and American Place Names

WARNING: contains place names that sound like swear words. 

On this week's episode of Halfway Planet, Tarah and Laurence discuss some of the more amusing place names in both the United States and Great Britain.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

United Kingdom vs. Massachusetts | 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.

Friday, November 06, 2015

18 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | P

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 an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 18 such words beginning with the letter 'P'.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Stuff Brits Like: A Conversation with BBC's Fraser McAlpine

This week on Halfway Planet, we had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with BBC writer and broadcaster Fraser McAlpine to discuss his new book Stuff Brits Likea brilliantly comprehensive book that covers virtually all facets of British life, including sarcasm, needless apologies, and the British propensity for putting Union Jacks on things! Press play below to get Fraser's insight into Doctor Who, the NHS, Bonfire Night, and a wealth of other British subjects.