Monday, December 10, 2018

Finding the Fifty States on a Blank Map of America

On the tenth day of Vlogmas, I bring to you my attempt at finding the fifty United States on a blank map of America.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Generalizations About America

It's easy to make sweeping generalizations about a country's culture, history, and language use. But sometimes - as outsiders from another country - we overlook the finer details of that country. Me and some of my fellow British compatriots (not all) have been guilty of doing this to one country in particular: the United States of America. Herein lies the problem with that.

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.

Friday, December 07, 2018

In Defense of American English

Many British YouTubers, myself included in the past, have been guilty of generalizing particular elements of American English. But it's time to look at the facts.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Taking The US Citizenship Test

On the fourth day of Vlogmas, I decided the time was right to do what many YouTubers before me had done and subject myself to the US Citizenship test for your viewing pleasure. How did I do?

Monday, December 03, 2018

How America Turned Me On To These Christmas Songs

Welcome to day 2 of Vlogmas! It's funny, the things you take for granted. Before I moved to America, it never occurred to me that some of the Christmas songs I held dear in Britain never saw the light of day in America. On the flip side, the same is true of some Christmas songs that were popularized in America, including the four referenced in this video.

Sunday, December 02, 2018

Let's Talk About British Stereotypes

Yesterday marked the first day of Vlogmas, a period in which YouTubers upload a video everyday from December 1 to 25. To things off, I figured it would be a good time to talk about British stereotypes.