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Ten Things which tell you I am a Brit Living in the States.

  I have lived in the United States in the great midwest since 2003 and while I have become assimilated in many ways, some departments of my brain remain staunchly British. You would think that living in a country which speaks the same language (ish) would be a piece of cake to move to. I watched every episode of Friends and hung into Carrie Bradshaw’s every word, so it should be easy, right?  Not so much, there are lots of small things which are different, but not different enough to be immediately obvious. I remember the occasion when I asked someone over the phone if they could put a catalogue in the post for me, after a few minutes of confusing confusion, I learnt that if you want something delivered to your door, it is ‘mail’.  If you want it in the local newspaper, ask for it to be in the ‘post’.  Lesson learned. I never did get the catalogue. I am still getting things mixed up and some things I just can’t get the …