Entries by Corinne Purtill from 12/2012

Leave My Pants Alone: An Expat Fights the Creep of British Slang

| Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Language evolves. I get that. But it was jarring to arrive in London from New York and hear the degree to which so many American expatriates allow the slang of our host country to colonize their speech.

Stupid Reasons to Love the UK

| Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

When you're living in a strange place, it's all too easy to focus on what's missing and what's wrong. That's particularly true at this time of year, when the holidays are close and family feels far and the weather turns icy and it's pitch black at 4 p.m. like the place is run by goddam vampires.