posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 08:46 AM
How do you describe what a country is like? It seems a pretty impossible task
England for example ranges from areas of extreme urban deprivation where you are scared to leave your house at night to areas that look like they have
been lifted straight from a Lord of the Rings movie and where the most dangerous thing that might happen to you is being sniffed by a Badger while you
are out picking Apples.
People DO NOT wear bowler hats or carry around umbrellas, there is NO FOG, people NEVER say pip pip and London does not only consist of BIG BEN.
It rains a lot, people swear a lot, peoples sense of humour is extremely cutting and sarcastic bordering on the nasty at times.
The one big difference between the US and UK is how fast things move, cultural / fashion trends move like lightning in the UK and change on a more or
less daily basis, there is none of this "still listening to Ozzy Osborn and AC/DC 30 years later" stuff that happens in America
Edit to add
On the food issue, England really doesn't deserve its reputation for bad food, it is a stereotype that was born from troops that were stationed here
during WWII (as a lot of the US views of Britain seem to be) when we barely had any food at all and mainly had to make things from cardboard.
There are tons of amazing restaurants in London
edit on 4-1-2011 by davespanners because: (no reason given)