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...]