Finding America

Me and Tarah

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Americans love to stereotype me. One hint of my British accent and immediately they are moved to ask what the deal is with tea and crumpets.

But like a lot of stereotypes, the punishment sometimes doesn't fit the crime. I'm no more a tea-and-crumpets guy than all Americans are loud. 

In other words, if you're going to tar us, use different brushes: it worked wonders for Bob Ross. Anyway, watch the video below to learn the 5 things you're almost certainly getting wrong about the British.

Sometimes, it's better hearing me in a British accent. Click the red button below.
Laurence Brown is a British expat living in the United States and is Editor-in-chief of Lost in the Pond. He writes popular expat narratives for BBC America and loves nothing more than to share his posts with anglophiles and expats on social media. Follow Lost in the Pond on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


  1. How about number 4 Another expat that just wants to hear an British accent ;)

  2. Man, beans on toast is awesome..

  3. Look here, Sir. This is America and it's our God given right to stereotype any and all cultures we don't fully understand. Ta and ta-ra. :P

  4. The polite gene is real, though. For the life of me, just cannot switch it off. Beans on toast, Yorkshire Pudding and Spotted Dick ... make fun of the name, but please try it. Oh so good! Birmingham has won accolades of 'good eats' awards ... Ta-ra for now!


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