The following is a guest post. Over the centuries the rest of the world has bestowed upon the British people many a japing nickname (limey, pom, redcoat), but what do the Brits call themselves?
Eating out might seem simple, but for an expat, it’s a minefield of potential embarrassment and offense, not to mention the possibility of ending up with something completely different to what you think you’ve ordered.
I arrived first at the bus stop and stood in the place I deemed logical to start the queue for the bus. Others arrived. They stood in random places: a businessman set down his briefcase and busied himself with a newspaper; an early shopper placed her bags on the ground and played with her telephone; […]
Let’s face it, these days you can get most foods wherever you are in the world. But there are a few foods I’ve tried in America, which taste totally different from their English counterparts.
“It’s as British as real ale, a pot of tea or even a bag of chips . . .”
Living in the USA has made me more aware of my love for British comedy.
In the United kingdom if you own a television set you are required by law to purchase an annual licence to watch it. This befuddles many foreigners, and is indeed a tad controversial in Britain also, but it looks like it is here to stay.
Not long after we got engaged, my English husband-to-be and I decided to plan a bloom-filled spring wedding in England. It was easier for his UK-based family and friends, many whom had young kids, and my American friends and family were all enthused about the prospect of their first wedding where they could wear big […]
The other day I read that phrase ‘quintessentially British’ in an article and it got me thinking. As a Brit in the USA, I don’t consider myself to be ‘quintessentially British’, but when I began to think about what this phrase really meant, I began to ponder.