Guest Long Read: Britain 101 – Understanding How the British Write Dates, Weeks and Measure Things Differently from an Expat

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As a Briton happily marooned in Minnesota, land of 10,000 wind-swept ice-bound lakes, my mind often turns to the minutiae of the differences between the United Kingdom and the United States. We all know that I say ‘tomatoh’, and you say ‘tomayto’, … [Read more...]

Brit Slang: 5 English Words and Phrases That Crop Up During The World Cup Every Anglophile Should Know

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After another disappointing World Cup exit for the England football team, there are now plenty of words and phrases usually so prevalent during the World Cup that will, for better or worse, not feature for the remainder of the tournament. For the … [Read more...]

Lost in the Pond Returns with 7 British Phrases For ‘Getting Upset’ Not Used In the U.S. – British Slang

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There aren’t too many nations in this world that can hold a candle to the British when it comes to moaning and whining (and I say that lovingly, as a Brit myself). Whether they are standing at the back of a particularly long queue or simply lamenting … [Read more...]

British English: How Do You Pronounce some of Britain’s Strange Place Names? Check out This Massive List of British Place Pronunciations

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One of the most perplexing things travelers in Britain can come across is how to properly pronounce the place names in Britain. Places that have the same name in somewhere like the USA or Australia, will be pronounced completely different in the UK. … [Read more...]

Short Film: You Must Watch This Hilarious Short Film Where William Shatner Tried to Go back to 16th Century England On a Mission to Kill William Shakespeare

Short Film: You Must Watch This Hilarious Short Film Where William Shatner Tried to Go back to 16th Century England On a Mission to Kill William Shakespeare

  In this awesome short film, William Shatner goes back in time to 16th Century England to kill William Shakespeare. Why? Because Shatner can speak in Iambic Pentameter. This short has been made with Lego and it's actually pretty amazing. … [Read more...]