Thursday, September 29, 2016

Finding America: A Brit's Life in Chicago (Video)

As  many of you know, I relocated from Indianapolis to Chicago at the back end of July. In this episode of Lost in the Pond's Finding America series, I bring you the story so far.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

9 British Slang Words That Americans Are Slowly Starting to Use

For millions of Americans, one of the upsides to living in a technologically-connected, globally-conscious world is that there has been—in recent yearsa proliferation of books, films, and TV shows "imported" from overseas.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

This U.S. State Has the Highest Percentage of English Ancestry

Given its mutual history with Britain, it probably comes as no surprise to anyone that America is home to a high ratio of people who claim English ancestry.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Finding British Stuff in America - My Instagram Mission

I'll be honest with you; as much as I love living in America, there are still an inordinately high number of British items I miss from time to time. And from reading the works of others that have made the journey west from Blighty to the U.S., I know I'm not alone. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

British vs. American Driving Terminology (Video)

Are you a Brit visiting the United States? Perhaps you’re an American trekking the hillsides of Britain? Either way, there’s a good chance that, to get around, you’re going to want to drive a car. Unless you’re me and you’re medically incapable of driving a car. And by medically incapable, I mean... too lazy. But let’s say you weren’t afflicted with the disease of apathy, there are some important terminological differences you may want to pay attention to. So let’s strap in, put the child locks on, and, err ultimately moan that we can’t get out of the vehicle. Here are all the British and American word differences every driver needs to know. Click play on the video below and don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Biggest Difference Between Britain and America (Video)

In  this episode, your favo(u)rite British host, Laurence Brown, outlines the biggest difference between Britain and America. Is it the language, is it the food, or is it something else entirely? There's only one way to find out.

Friday, September 09, 2016

The Science behind Making the Best Yorkshire Pudding in the World

There will always be a connection between Yorkshire pudding and my first years of journey as a cook and foodie. Pudding is a staple at every British table. You will find tons of pudding varieties but Yorkshire pudding is the cream of the crop. Making the best Yorkshire pudding is the ultimate achievement of food enthusiasts like me. So I decided to discover and master the science behind creating the best Yorkshire pudding.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

5 Wonderful British Slang Words That Mean Drunk

The British are very good at two things: 1) getting incredibly drunk and 2) coming up with words to describe the act of getting incredibly drunk. Whether you're in the north or the south, a trip down to your local pub will provide all the evidence you need that British slang is alive and well within the drinking person's vernacular. Below are 5 wonderful British slang words for drunk.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

My Visit to West Virginia | Finding America

In my quest to visit all fifty U.S. states by 2020, I headed off into the mountains of West Virginia in September, 2016. It was here that we filmed the very first episode of Finding America, a series that has since taken us to a host of other places. Click the video below to see where it all began.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Brit Talk: What is Acceptable for Dunking into Tea? (Video)

In this weekend's Brit Talk, Laurence Brown asks, "what is acceptable for dunking into tea?" This question comes after the Great British Bake Off's Paul Hollywood dunked a Jaffa Cake into his, much to the ire of Mary Berry. Let us know, in the comments below, what you would dunk.

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Sometimes I Accidentally Break Out an Irish Accent (Video)

In this weekly video series, your favourite British host, Laurence Brown, does his best Irish accent. Or his best impression of Dougal from "Father Ted." Either way, this week's accent request comes from Elizabeth F. Press play to watch the video below and be sure to subscribe to us on YouTube.