Blue View – Differences Between the Brits and the Yanks

Blue View – Differences Between the Brits and the Yanks

We've been corrected on more than one occasion that we don't actually speak English, but rather, 'American'. Books have probably been written describing the differences in accent, slang and vocabulary between our two countries. Language differences aside, there are a whole host of other differences between the Brits and the Yanks. Some of the differences are good, some bad, and some are just different. Here's a few we observed…

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Walking the Thames Path - What did it cost us?

Walking the Thames Path - What did it cost us?

We’ve decided that our past month in England walking the Thames Path was certainly one of the most enjoyable trips we’ve ever taken. I spent some time computing our actual costs while walking the Path and wanted to share them with you, just in case you might want to take a similar trip.

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Translating British Signs

Translating British Signs

In England, where the native language is English, you’d presume as English-speakers ourselves, we’d understand signs we came across, but au contraire. Sometimes we just scratched our heads and waited till we could access wifi in order to find a translation. Sometimes, though the word meanings escaped us, we figured out the meaning by the clever icons. Other times, we understood, but were just amused.

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