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You say VIT-a-min, I say VITE-a-min … 10 Words Pronounced Differently in Britain - Anglophenia

These words look the same in both the U.S. and U.K. but for some reason they do not quite sound the same. Basically the stress is on different syllables but in some cases it’s just plain unexplainable! But, we will try.

1. Vitamin = In the U.K. it’s pronounced how it is spelled VIT-a-min, vit rhymes with wit. Americans pronounced it VITE-a-min, vite rhyming with bite.

2. Aluminum = The British pronunciation is a tongue twister. It comes easier after a few tries. But, then you’re in danger of forgetting how to say it in American-English. Sounding it out may help, al-loo-MIN-ee-um … There’s a second “i” in the British form of the word, aluminium, hence the extra syllable….

Click through to try your hand at the other 8 words.

The BBC America Tumblr presents to you a visual guide to the British snack food available in our New York office vending machine.

Walkers and Tayto, roast chicken and ‘Cheese & Onion’ crisps, Bounty bars that look the same but taste different. Familiarize yourself for your next trip across the pond.

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Entertainment Weekly’s Thoughts on BBC America’s No Kitchen Required

"With a focus on culture and traditions of the native peoples, No Kitchen managed to be adventurous, interesting, and satisfied my need for a little cooking action.” - EW’s Sandra Gonzalez

The Dominica episode is now available on iTunes.

Entertainment Weekly’s Thoughts on BBC America’s No Kitchen Required

"With a focus on culture and traditions of the native peoples, No Kitchen managed to be adventurous, interesting, and satisfied my need for a little cooking action.” - EW’s Sandra Gonzalez

The Dominica episode is now available on iTunes.

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via Anglophenia’s Five Great British Scolding Signs

John’s Weather Forecasting Stone

via Anglophenia’s Five Great British Scolding Signs

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BBC AMERICA to Make US Adaptation of Landmark Documentary Series “Go Back to Where You Came From”

BBC AMERICA and SBS Australia announced a format deal for the landmark documentary series Go Back to Where You Came From. The Australian series sparked heated national and international debate in the media and on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ when it aired last year.

Premise:
Refugees and asylum seekers are a controversial issue around the globe and Go Back to Where You Came From followed six Australians who agreed to challenge their preconceived notions about refugees and asylum seekers by retracing their harrowing journeys from their original homelands… in reverse.

Our GM, Perry Simon, on the series:
“In the tradition of the BBC, BBC AMERICA is committed to bold, provocative original programming that illuminates contemporary social and cultural issues. Go Back to Where You Came From provides another perspective on immigrants and refugees that is sure to spark conversation among our viewers and the public at large.”

Read more at Variety