Finding America

Me and Tarah

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This is Volume 50 of Ask A Brit, a feature in which I answer your questions on a different theme each episode! Watch the video to the very end to find out next episode's theme and then post a question in the comments section using the hashtag #AskABrit for a chance to be featured in Volume 51. This week, the theme is the 50 United States!

Laurence Brown is a British writer and YouTuber who somehow convinced the city of Chicago to let him in. He is an English Language graduate from Lancaster University and a passionate word etymologist, with a particular interest in British and American neologisms. Since moving to the United States, he has become increasingly curious about Britain's historical influence on American culture and about America in general.


  1. Hey thanks for saying Appalachian right! I'm from the small mountain town of Boone North Carolina. If you get the chance to stop by you won't regret it. There's an overlook on the parkway just on the other side of Blowing Rock that on a clear day you can see all the way to Tennessee. Love your videos by the way, ironically I want to see the whole of the UK, my ancestor sailed from London in 1637. So while I'm about as American as it gets I'd love to see the old country. Blessings and safe travels my friend!

  2. Thanks for the N. Carolina suggestion, Joshua. Can't wait to eventually get out there.

  3. Love your videos. Have always had an amateur interest in linguistics. This combined with your interest in the same and your interest in exploring our beautiful country, keep and hold my interest in your commentary. You said "MGM" as something to see in Florida. I think you meant Universal Studios (where they now have the wizarding world of Harry Potter). One thing (and this has been driving me crazy). A long time ago you did a video about a list of words that you guessed the meaning of. You mentioned the word "bubbler". Don't know if anyone has told you yet, but it means a public drinking fountain in the city of Milwaukee in the state of Wisconsin.


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