Welcome to my second “Recommended” series. Here, you’ll find various sites and channels that I’ve been enjoying and wanted to share with you. With so many people currently looking to find ways to be more self sufficient or prepared for emergencies, that will be the focus for most of these, but I’ll also be adding a few that are just plain fun. Please feel free to leave a comment or make your own recommendation. I hope you enjoy these!
Today, let’s go for something fun; Lost in the Pond; America’s Finest British Import. Lawrence Brown moved to the US from Britain, and has turned his culture shock into some fantastic and hilarious YouTube videos, in his “…quest to uncover all of the memos that Britain and America Lost in the Pond!” He also has a presence on the usual social media, a website and a Patreon page.
Some of his earlier videos were so popular, they have gone on to become series.
Such as his videos on American Things Britain Doesn’t Even Have a Word For.
He’s also been working his way across the US with videos on how to pronounce different US place names.
Ha! Someone should do videos like with with Canadian place names, too. 😀
My favourites, though, highlight the differences in ordinary things.
Okay, I didn’t know the US had so many HUGE bed sizes.
Then there’s ordinary household objects.
To me, the faucet is the part the water runs from. The tap is the knob or lever you turn to make the water flow.
There’s also the differences in hotels.
He would get a laugh out of some of the elevators I’ve been in, that have things like M for Mezzanine, G1 or G2 for different ground floors, and buttons for the front or the back doors of the elevator. I once lived in an apartment building where my 3rd floor apartment was on the ground floor at the street level main lobby, while the 1st floor, ground level was two floors down, but opened out to a courtyard near a lagoon. It also had two underground parking levels, the side lane entrance to which was under my 3rd floor, street level apartment.
I really enjoyed this one.
After our second daughter was born, I got a cookbook that covered how to make meals that could be adapted for adults/older kids, toddlers and baby food, all from the same recipe. It turned out to be a British cookbook. It took me forever to figure out what courgettes and aubergine were!
Also, what they’re calling as either a gyro or a … donna kabab? Is that what he’s saying?
We know them as Donairs. That’s a Canadian thing.
Oh, how I miss a real Donair.
Gotta love the winter related ones.
Being Canadian, some of the laughs I get is because we are such a mix of both the US and Britain in our everyday lives! 😀
At the time I’m writing this, there are 6 years of videos to enjoy, and I do hope you have a chance to go through many of them. They’re a hoot! Well worth recommending.