Vegetables, Food, Snacks– British(Indian) vs. American English used in Daily Life USA

In Living in US by KumarUpdated : 16 Comments

If you are an international student or professional, who just landed in America, you may have hard time at the grocery store communicating with the store people asking for some specific vegetable and they not understanding your terminology.  When I first came to US, I was in a similar situation asking a guy “do you have lady fingers ?”, the …

Funny Situations in US where you mean something and others get something

In Living in US by KumarUpdated : 4 Comments

I recently came across this funny video that reminds a typical social situation in US, where as internationals we mean something and the words we used mean something else in US….just communication gap / difference in choice of words. It is totally worth watching….you will either learn something, if you have not been to US  or enjoy the funny situations …

Why NOT to mess with Under 21’s in America? Buy NO Alcohol, Cigarettes

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When I was in school, I went on a weekend camp trip sponsored by university with mixed age group of students…there were students ranging from freshmen (18 years) through graduate students (21 or older).  I had a great time socializing and we all ended up exchanging contact info of one another. It just happened that after a month or so, …

What to look for when Renting a place in USA ? Dish Washer, Heat, Garage ?

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When I lived in my previous apartment, during winter we got a big fat electricity bill over $250 dollars. We were just shocked…the simple thing we missed when we rented that place we did not know the importance of having heat included in the monthly rental…we got such a huge bill just because “Heat was not included”… There are some …