#178: American vs. British Stereotypes

Aww yeah, in today’s podcast Ethan and Andrea will be having a lot of fun describing British and American stereotypes. You will learn about these countries’ culture and traditions and will be able to discover which of these stereotypes are actually true!


  • What Americans think of Brits.
  • What Brits think of Americans.

Words You’ll Learn:

  • Gal: girl.
  • Give someone a run for their money: provide someone or something with challenging competition.
  • Cook off: cook something at the same time with someone else.
  • Bake: cook something in the oven.
  • Stereotype: an oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
  • Take something with a pinch/grain of salt: be cautious about what someone is telling you because it might not be completely true.
  • Humorous: funny.
  • Exhaustive: when you’ve tried everything until there are no more options.
  • Tongue and cheek: a witty [ingenious] remark.
  • Elocuent: fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.
  • Superbowl: annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) of the US.
  • To be mad about something: to be crazy about that thing.
  • Accurate: exact.
  • Hooligan: a violent young troublemaker, typically one of a gang.
  • Quintisentially: representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class.
  • Keg: a small barrel.
  • To be a lightweight/ to be a cheap date: when someone can’t handle a lot of alcohol.
  • Vast: immense.
  • Baggy (clothes): clothes that are very loose.
  • Cargo pants: loosely cut pants originally designed for tough, outdoor activities.
  • Camo gear: equipment designed to avoid being seen, like the ones that soldiers wear.
  • Sweatpants:  soft comfortable trousers.
  • Hits the nail on the head: find exactly the right answer.
  • Become a hit: become very popular.
  • Tuxedo: a formal suit.
  • Posh: fancy, elegant.
  • Struggle with something: to deal with something that is difficult
  • Over the top (service): an excellent service.
  • Benchmark: a standard or point of reference against which things may be compared.
  • Spot on: completely accurate or accurately.
  • Wrap something up: to complete or finish something.
  • Staple (food): food that can be stored easily and eaten throughout the year. 
  • To get the same rag: to get the same criticism


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