Britain and America, differences observed.

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  1. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

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    NOW you tell me!!!!!
     
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    There's no such thing as a 'good old traditional' ploughman's lunch. The ploughman's lunch was invented in the 1950s by the cheese marketing board as a sales drive for the flagging cheese industry. It just sounds like it's been around since Constable painted the Haywain.
     
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    I LOVE STILTON! I'll be in Suffolk and it seems to be in the refrigerator of everyone I visit :)
     
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    Which airbase were you near, darlin'?
     
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    Nah! When I was a kid in North Essex (note north) all ploughmen took a hunk of bread and a lump (official Essex term) of cheese and they ate it whilst keeping on ploughing. I used to do the same thing when driving a Combine Harvester. Eat while you work. The pubs decided to call it a Ploughman's Lunch rather than a Combine Harvester Driver's Lunch because of space restrictions on their menu boards.[emoji3]
     
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    I think the appeal to pub owners is that they didn't need a proper kitchen to pull this off, since few pubs had a kitchen back then. No cooking!
     
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    And the correct pronunciation and spelling for element 13 in the table is ...
     
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    Al-u- min-I-um of course. Wonder what American plough persons eat.
     
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    To be fair to them they do spell it aluminum (although is that another thing that's wrong with their english?)

    I think the most annoying language difference is that handegg game you like to call football leaving our sport with the ridiculous name soccer (when every other country recognises it as football), you could have at least settled on american rugby?

    Here's an image I found on the interwebs for illustrative purposes...

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    Excellent. Reminds me of the Mitsubishi Starion story.
     
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    Did I miss anything?
     
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    Bloodsports!

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    Here's another one

    US:

    Traffic Circle

    UK:

    Roundabout
     
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    We use Fahrenheit for weather a lot still in U.K. When we say hot weather can make high 90's it had better be!

    Yeah. And roundabouts are magically efficient compared with chaotic US cross junctions but I have to admit right turn on red makes up for it a bit. That is enlightened.
     
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    *ahem*
     
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    ^^ I was assuming he is being ironic here?
     
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    I deserve that... *slowly walks out the room*
     
  20. Mid Life Crisis

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    There's still time to edit it before they all get out of bed over the pond...
     
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