As you all know, we are a British and American couple. Before Laura and I got together, I had never been Stateside – so not only was our relationship all new (and the first time either of us had been with a girl) but there were all sorts of cultural differences – some funny, some that got lost in translation, and some just causing CONFUSION!
This was a post that we first shared in 2012 but wanted to share on the new blog.
Laura is the American half of this relationship, but she has the advantage of understanding the ‘English way’ because her Dad was born and raised in Brentford, just outside central London.
This morning we heard a radio segment for Thanksgiving about cultural and ‘word’ differences between the USA and UK. We forget how some of the simplest topics of conversation can end up being the most confusing if you aren’t aware of how each population use the word! For example – how can the USA spend a season in ‘Fall’? That sounds dangerous – surely Autumn makes far more sense! Also, why would you ever try ‘pants’ on in a store? Surely pants should remain on (in public) at all times….or is that called underwear? Aaaahhhh it’s all so confusing!