As good Brit, I’ve had many a conversation with an American (other non Brits are also available) where I’ve said what I thought was a fairly common phrase only to be met with silence or a rather quizzical look!
So to help educate you in the ways of the Brits, here’s a great little video showing some common British colloquialisms.
You can see more great videos presented by the very British Siobhan Thompson over on the Anglophenia YouTube Channel (the one about British accents is great – I grew up in London and now live in the West Country)
I also would really recommend any American to read this post about the wonder of kettles from the Desperate English Housewife in Washington blog. You can’t make a proper ‘cuppa’ without a kettle!
On a more serious point, this does show that when you’re writing on the web, you need to use language which anyone can understand – something which many Church and Ministry sites sadly still need to learn!!!
So I’ve educated you, but are there any American (or non British!) phrases that I should really know?!