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US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:27 am

Name your biggest differences between the US and UK.

Post away........try and keep it civil, although bring the jokes too.

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:30 am

I found that London was exactly like New York

What they both have:

Bad Drivers
Good Culture
Good Food
Nice People (Yes, they do)

What London Has that New York Doesn't:

British Accents
Driving on the Right Side of the Road

What New York has that London Doesn't:

(REALLY) Big Buildings
Brooklyn Accents
Smell of Piss Everywhere
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:31 am

Driving. We drive on the correct side dammit!  Smile
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:32 am

Not to mention we speak English correctly Wink
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:33 am

We have straight/white teeth, we have hotter girls, we have ScottysAir

They have rugby (better than the US) they have accents that make them sound smart no matter what the hell they're saying
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:34 am

I'd say it's driving - and how we both drive on opposite sides of the road.

Secondly I'd say the women.

Third, the temperature of the beer they serve at the pub.

Fourth, the number of toasters. I walked into an electronics store near York and they had two rows of toasters. I thought that was a bit strange.
 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:36 am

Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 3):
Not to mention we speak English correctly

Two nations separated by a common language...  Wink

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:40 am

London has those helpful suggestions about which way to look when crossing the street. I've yet to see any of those in the US. I fear we may have a bunch of run-over Brits here any day now!
 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:41 am

I almost forgot...loads of ROUNDABOUTS!
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:42 am

...dental hygiene?
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:42 am

http://rds.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=Roundabouts/v=2/SID=e/l=IVS/SIG=1290tdhsi/EXP=1111113694/*-http%3A//www.ksu.edu/roundabouts/photos/Perthstreet.jpg

The US is clearly a very primitive country
 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:45 am

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 8):
I almost forgot...loads of ROUNDABOUTS!

don't know, the US is embracing them these days
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:48 am

Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 8):
I almost forgot...loads of ROUNDABOUTS!

Someone's never been to NJ, the land of the circle and jug-handle. Big grin

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:53 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 12):
Someone's never been to NJ, the land of the circle and jug-handle.

Oh believe me I have...Driven on the 133 (or was it 33?) from East Windsor to Hamilton. Jug handles are just wannabe roundabouts. Except for maybe DC, Ive never seen roundabouts here in the US like the one Rj111 posted.
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:56 am

The use of OU in every favORite word.

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:58 am

Mdsh00,

go here

http://www.roundaboutsusa.com/images/cw6.jpg

http://www.roundaboutsusa.com/images/stgeorge.jpg

I used to drive through a 6-point roundabout that has a train running through the middle every day on my way to work.

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:41 pm

What's the difference?

I you post a critical opinion about the UK in A.net, you are met with useful dialog and discussion.

If you say anthing about the US....you get your post deleted and get accused of bashing Bush.
 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:44 pm

Quoting Airplay (Reply 16):
What's the difference?

I you post a critical opinion about the UK in A.net, you are met with useful dialog and discussion.

If you say anthing about the US....you get your post deleted and get accused of bashing Bush.

You, Sir, have issues.
 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:44 pm

Quoting Airplay (Reply 16):
If you say anthing about the US....you get your post deleted and get accused of bashing Bush.

......No, not quite there buddy.
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:44 pm

Quoting SLC1 (Reply 11):
Quoting Mdsh00 (Reply 8):
I almost forgot...loads of ROUNDABOUTS!


don't know, the US is embracing them these days

Yes, the USA is embracing them, but the people have no clue how they work. It's pathetic.
 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:02 pm

I can drive UK roundabouts because that's where I learned to drive them. I get all screwed with the American ones.

My GF was totally amazed that I could simply hop into the driver seat in the UK and drive like I lived there.  bigthumbsup  When I hit the first roundabout leaving Heathrow she was looking around like she had no idea what I was doing or where I was going.  scared  It was Junction 4a of the M4 & A4. But I knew exactly where to go and how to get where I wanted.

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:23 pm

We have a roundabout in our town with stop signs at all the entry points... Ridiculous.
 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:36 pm

Quoting UAL747 (Reply 14):
The use of OU in every favORite word.

In the UK we've never seen the need to change "titbit" to "tidbit" because it might cause offence, or the entire "tit" family of birds to "chickadees" for the same reason.

You poor souls. Are you sure it isnt too nasty out there in the big wide world?  Wink  tongue  Big grin
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:44 pm

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 9):
...dental hygiene?

Fashion?

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:46 pm

Dont forget that the vast majority of Americans (99.9% of the US population) are overweight, McDonalds lifers who only eat big macs and freedom fries
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 7:47 pm

I think we're all missing the most obvious difference: the United Kingdom and the United States are spelled differently!

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:01 pm

We speak proper, like wot the Queen does, we eat with our mouths closed, we don't take the rest of the worlds fairy stories and present them as facts, we have a right to be anti-French and they are only there cos we let them. And we have a much better grasp of irony than they ever will have.  laughing 

I suppose thats my visa out the window for September!!!!!!  cry 

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:28 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 26):
we have a right to be anti-French and they are only there cos we let them.

In response to your aggressive and insulting comments, the aircraft carrier "Charles De Gaulle" will be despatched immediately to sink the Isle of Man. As soon as we get the elastic band wound up.

Signed

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:29 am

There's a ton of differences between the United Kingdom and the United States:

DRIVING

UK- drives on the left
US- drives on the right

UK- narrow, claustrophobic streets and dual carriageways but well maintained
US- wide, open stretches of roadway.. but some areas are terribly maintained.

UK- extensive use of roundabouts
US- rare instances of roundabouts, especailly on the west coast

UK- speeds and mileage posted in metric
US- speeds and mileage posted in English

CARS

UK- smaller, more compact cars and vans.. no SUVs
US- "the bigger, the better", huge cars, vans and tons of SUVs.

FOOD

UK- KFC only consists of chicken and French fries
US- KFC offers more sides and choices including mashed potatoes and corn.

Theres a ton more but I don't feel like posting more.
 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:12 am

No SUV's? I think you may be wrong there young man. We even have a Black Hummer on the island!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UK is swarming in SUV and 4X4 wannabe's. And the UK is NOT metrically signposted - YET!

The rest is fairly sound I think.

It's only Johnny foreigner across the Channel that uses metric stuff on the roads.

Cheers

Andy  old 

PS - Bring it on Mr. Chirac - We'll just get the fairies to protect us Big grin

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In response to your aggressive and insulting comments, the aircraft carrier "Charles De Gaulle" will be despatched immediately to sink the Isle of Man. As soon as we get the elastic band wound up.
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:21 am

SkidmarksP: Its okay France has annouced that they surrender.  Smile

Anyway also words are different, like Lift for elevator. And also the first floor in a building is 0 not 1. That is in most places except for the US.
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:31 am

Quoting SQA340 (Reply 28):
UK- speeds and mileage posted in metric
US- speeds and mileage posted in English

Well, if that's true, then they must have changed everything whilst I wasn't watching, because up until at least half an hour ago (when I last got out of the car) everything was in miles/mph.
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:33 am

Quoting SQA340 (Reply 28):
UK- speeds and mileage posted in metric

How do you post "mileage" in metric ? Is there such a thing as a metric mile ? Maybe the renamed the kilometer and didn't tell anyone. Bloody EU. Big grin
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:43 am

In America black people refer to themselves as Afro-American, in Britain they refer to themselves as English, Scottish, Northern Irish or if they are extremely good looking and intelligent then they are known as Welsh!
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:50 am

We Brits spell correctly!
 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:06 am

In America, we have cheaper gas!!!!!!! Oh wait, no we don't.
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:15 am

Brits have manners towrds people, most Yanks don't.

Brits are in need of some dental assitance, Yanks spend too much on teeth.

Those damn round-abouts are dumb in England

Brits think they are superior to the US.

The US knows we are the best in the world

Brits have great fish and chips, but the rest of the food sucks.

The beer in the US is good and Cold like it should be.

The Brits use perfect BIG mugs for beer! (too bad its not cold)

Black americans have to call them selfs Afracian-Americans-where Brits are just Brits!

Brits have a clueless Monarchy called "Royals"

The US has a cluueless President, Bush.

The Brits have a Queen that is out of touch.

The US has an out of touch Queen, Michael Jackson.
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:20 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 24):
Dont forget that the vast majority of Americans (99.9% of the US population) are overweight, McDonalds lifers who only eat big macs and freedom fries

Now that's unfair. I saw my share of fast food-eaters in the UK. Most people I know hate McDonald's and I have never once actually heard the term "freedom fries", and even if we did call them freedom fries, what the hell do you care, you're from Scotland  Smile
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:28 am

Quoting NWAFA (Reply 35):
Brits think they are superior to the US.

Well, some things ARE justifiable.    

Quoting NWAFA (Reply 35):
Brits have great fish and chips, but the rest of the food sucks.

Don't forget that Britain is a very multicultural place, so you get an awful lot of things like curry, Italian food, and probably food from over probably a considerable amount of countries throughout the world (especially in London).

Quoting NWAFA (Reply 35):
The Brits use perfect BIG mugs for beer! (too bad its not cold)

I can't remember having a warm beer. Hmm.

Quoting NWAFA (Reply 35):
The US has an out of touch Queen, Michael Jackson.

Now, I do agree with you.  

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:30 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 23):
Dont forget that the vast majority of Americans (99.9% of the US population) are overweight, McDonalds lifers who only eat big macs and freedom fries

Hey Kirk-you're not exactly trim yourself.
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:30 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 37):
Don't forget that Britain is a very multicultural place, so you get an awful lot of things like curry, Italian food, and probably 20 other types of food from other countries (especially in London).

Are you implying that the US is any different (especially in New York)?

btw...I like English food, but that's me.
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:34 am

Quoting SLC1 (Reply 40):
Are you implying that the US is any different (especially in New York)?

btw...I like English food, but that's me.

I am not implying anything. I am saying that there is little in the way of 'British' or 'English' food, but rather a lot of food from other countries and which we have developed from other countries' food. OK, so it's probably the same in the USA to a certain extent, but to say that only fish and chips is nice is to say that McDonald's in the USA is the only nice thing.  Big grin
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:35 am

Quoting NWAFA (Reply 35):
The US knows we are the best in the world

 Yeah sure
 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:36 am

UK: Beer is warm, women are cold.

US: Beer is cold, women are hot.

 Wink

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:38 am

Quoting Fiatstilojtd (Reply 41):
Quoting NWAFA (Reply 35):
The US knows we are the best in the world

I agree. The US are the best in the world for being the main momentum in invaiding other countries for arguably unjustifable reasons.

James.  old 
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:40 am

Hear Hear Pe@rson, I agree with you on that! (wish it wasn't so, "NWFA bows head in shame")
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:44 am

The UK has a good exchange rate, unlike the USA..  wink 

The UK also is made up of countries and a principality, unlike the USA which is made up of states.

....

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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:45 am

The US goes on vacations for holidays, the Brits go on holidays for vacations.
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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:14 am

Hello,

What is this myth that all ignorant Americans have about warm beer.

OK, many English ales and bitters are served at just under room temperature, because that's the temperature they're meant to be served at! Personally, I don't drink them, I drink lager in the UK, which is served COLD!

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 42):
US: Beer is cold, women are hot.

UK: Women are real, US: Women aren't (silicone valley)  Wink
And seeing as the only choices US has is Bud or Bud light, I hardly think there's a stand to preach from!  Wink

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 4):
They have rugby (better than the US) they have accents that make them sound smart no matter what the hell they're saying

that's the most sensible thing I've heard an American say in a while!  Wink

And anyway, we drive on the correct (left side) of the road!

England has a multitude of different restaurants, and its silly to say that we only eat fish and chips (which are, however, lovely!) in some English towns there are more curry houses and Chinese takeaways than there are McDonalds (thank God!)

The US likes big gas guzzling cars... The UK invented the Mini!

Apart from Frasier, The Simpsons and Family Guy, American comedy sucks dirt. English comedy is timeless, its all about wit and taking the piss out of ourselves... and the French.

UK = Monty Python, US = That 70's Show... Enough said!


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RE: US And UK...The Differences?

Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:18 am

US has the best comedians in the world!

Robin Williams
Bob Hope
Woopie Goldberg
Ellen Degeneris (sp)
Bill Meheyer


US has the best TV shows in the world (and I travel the world every month and can say that with surety!)
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