Thursday, April 26, 2018

5 Brilliant English Words Only Used in North America | Distant Words

Contrary to popular belief, American English is replete with words so satisfying on the tongue you’d be mistaken for thinking they were the work of Dickens. Words that endlessly gratify; words that give you the feeling of that first sip of coffee in the morning; words of such majesty the United States didn’t want to share them with anyone else. Except maybe Canada. That’s right; here are five brilliant English words coined in America that only North Americans use.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ask A Brit | Vol. 45 - British vs. American Films, Movie Franchises, and Classics

This is Volume #45 of Ask A Brit, a weekly Tuesday feature in which I answer your questions on a different theme each week! Watch the video to the very end to find out next week's theme and then post a question in the comments section of this video using the hashtag #AskABrit for a chance to be featured in Volume #46. This week, the theme is the Films! I answer your questions on British vs. American films, movie franchises, and classics.

Sunday, April 08, 2018

When Did Brits and Americans Start Saying "The Pond"? | Distant Words

The Atlantic Ocean: an enormous stretch of blue that has played host to some of history’s greatest hits; Christopher Columbus’ naive expedition to India without GPS; the Titanic’s unprovoked assault on an iceberg; and said iceberg’s untimely death at the age of two from heatstroke. Little wonder, then, that an ocean of such repute boasts a 4-star rating on Google Reviews. I’m actually not kidding.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Ask A Brit | Vol. 44 - Royal Weddings, Favourite Monarchs, and More

This is Volume #44 of Ask A Brit, a weekly Tuesday feature in which I answer your questions on a different theme each week. Watch the video to the very end to find out next week's theme and then post a question in the comments section of this video using the hashtag #AskABrit for a chance to be featured in Volume #45. This week, the theme is the Royal Family. I answer your questions on the Royal Wedding, my favourite historical monarchs, and more.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Extraordinary 230-Year Loophole Could See Royal Wedding 'Reverse U.S. Independence' - APRIL FOOL

The wedding of Prince Harry and American-born Meghan Markle has been placed at the center of an extraordinary breaking story—thanks to a newly unearthed constitutional amendment dating back to 1791—that could see the reversal of the United States's independence from the British.