Americans like to ask me about the place in England in which I grew up: Grimsby. Long before I moved to the United States, Grimsby was where I spent the first 21 years of my life.
It was here, in what I then believed to be the approximate centre of the universe, that I developed many of my perspectives on the world. For example, that there was undoubtedly a barge in every town or that referring to chewing gum as "spoggy" was what every English-speaking person did.
Little did I know during my childhood years that Grimsby was, in fact, just a mere dot on the face of a very vast planet.
Here is a short video showcasing that dot, and the impact it has had on my life.
Sometimes, it's better hearing me in a British accent. Click the red button below.