12 Words With Slightly Different Meanings in British English & US English

Until you take in a fair amount of both cultures, it’s hard to overlook just how many language differences there are between the US and UK. Some words are different in big and obvious ways, like candyfloss and cotton candy or aubergine and eggplant. Others are basically the same, but with slightly different spellings or …

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What is HP Sauce? A Guide to Brown Sauce + HP Sauce Trivia

Nearly every Anglophile will eventually encounter HP Sauce. Whether you’ve travelled to England and spotted it on a restaurant table, heard it mentioned in a television show, or noticed it in the British goods section of a local shop, it’s all over the place. Gilbert O’Sullivan even sings about it in the song “As Long …

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113 of the Most Interesting Demonyms for British Towns & Cities

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Whether you’re talking about cities or countries, states or towns, most places have some kind of name for the people who live there. People who live in Ireland are Irish, people from London are Londoners, and so on. Those place-related names are called demonyms (not to be confused with nicknames). For the most part, demonyms …

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What is Robert Burns Night & Why Do People Celebrate It?

To those not accustomed to the Scottish tradition, Robert Burns Night might seem an odd thing. In the middle of the cold, dark, long winter, Scots (and many non-Scots with Scottish ancestry) come together to read the poetry of Robert “Rabbie” Burns, enjoy some traditional music, and eat a meal of soup, haggis, neeps, and …

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How to Get British Products Forwarded to the US or Canada (When They Don’t Ship There)

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Whether you’re an ex-pat missing things from home, a frequent visitor who’s fallen in love with British products, or just a devoted Anglophile who wants to buy something from a British business, international shipping can be a headache. Though many shops DO ship to the US or Canada, there are many that don’t. Even when …

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17 Fun & Quirky British Christmas Traditions Worth Exporting

Given the fact that so many Americans have British roots, you wouldn’t expect the Christmas traditions of the two countries to be THAT different…but they are. While some American families have kept their old British traditions alive and a handful of Anglophiles have adopted them, there’s quite a lot that will seem downright strange to …

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