Wednesday, August 28, 2019

British Versus American Drinking Terminology

Hello. I’m Laurence and I’m on a quest to uncover all of the memos that Britain and America lost in the pond and one of those memos involves drinking. Now I’m not talking about the empty bottles of 17th century mead that passengers of the Mayflower inevitably chucked into the Pond. I’m talking about the language of drinking, the words both countries utilize to express, albeit with slurred speech, the drinks we quaff and the effects they have. 

With that in mind, here's a video looking at the differences between British and American drinking terminology.

Monday, August 26, 2019

5 British-American Word Differences I Learned Living in the US

It turns out there are literally hundreds of obscure word differences between Britain and the United States. And in some cases, you just might have to spend a little time immersed in the other's culture, as I have, to discover them. Here are 5 British-American word differences I didn't know until I moved to the United States.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Why Does America Do Free Refills?

When I moved to America from Britain all those years ago, there were many culture shocks; but one that probably affected my weight more than any other was the notion of free refills. As someone with absolutely no will power, I found myself quickly piling on the pounds. So I wanted to know more. When did the practice start? And who was responsible?

Thursday, August 08, 2019

My Return to the City of York (WATCH)

In this latest installment of the Finding Britain series, Laurence and Tarah visit the historic English city of York. Prepare for narrow streets, windy towers, and undignified hugging.