Finding America

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I recall fondly the British Guy Fawkes Nights of my youth. However, little did I know it at the time, but the 2008 iteration of Guy Fawkes Night would be my last for a very long time. You see, five days later, I moved to the United States of America, where it quickly became clear that no such celebration existed. The question I have to day is "why don't Americans celebrate Guy Fawkes?" Watch the video to find out why this isn't such a daft question after all.

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. A great video! I did wonder why the Americans don't celebrate Guy Fawkes night, thanks for clearing it up. Research the Guildford Guy Riots too, it's all connected! (I was raised just outside Guildford)

  2. Hmmmm well I never ... give a shit why Yanks did not celebrate the 5/11


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