An American's observations about the British

An American's observations about the British
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There's nothing like going on holiday to make you aware of the peculiar quirks of different cultures, and these observations from an American holidaying in England about the eccentricities of the British really made us giggle! Floridian Scott Waters, 66, first wrote this list on his Facebook page after a trip to the UK, and it's since gone viral. How many of his notes about our way of life do you agree with?

•The food is generally outstanding

•There are no guns

•There are too many narrow stairs

•Everything is just a little bit different

•The pubs close too early

•The reason they drive on the left is because all their cars are built backwards

•Pubs are not bars, they are community living rooms.

•You’d better like peas, potatoes and sausage

•Refrigerators and washing machines are very small

•Everything is generally older, smaller and shorter

•People don’t seem to be afraid of their neighbors or the government

•Their paper money makes sense, the coins don’t

•Everyone has a washing machine but driers are rare

•Pants are called “trousers”, underwear are “pants” and sweaters are “jumpers”

•The bathroom light is a string hanging from the ceiling

•All the signs are well designed with beautiful typography and written in full sentences with proper grammar

•Doors close by themselves, but they don’t always open

•They eat with their forks upside down

•The English are as crazy about their gardens as Americans are about cars

•After fish and chips, curry is the most popular food

•The water controls in showers need detailed instructions

•They can boil anything

•Nearly everyone is better educated then we are

•If someone buys you a drink you must do the same

•Instead of turning the heat up, you put on a jumper

•Walking is the national pastime

•Dogs are very well behaved and welcome everywhere

•Butter and eggs aren’t refrigerated

•Many doorknobs, buildings and tools are older than America

•When the sign says something was built in 456, they didn’t lose the “1”

•Cake is is pudding, ice cream is pudding, anything served for desert is pudding, even pudding

•You’re defined by your accent

•The trains work: a three minute delay is regrettable

•Cake is one of the major food groups

•Their coffee is mediocre but their tea is wonderful

•Towel warmers!

 

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