Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by Merriman Weir
That one bugs me also, I often wonder what Americans get taught in history class.
To be fair, they're probably taught what everyone else is taught: their country's side in it all.
As for the American corporations, I am noticing a trend (up here in the North anyway) of people going back to support local British stores...the McDonalds in the town seems deserted these days.
maybe so, but I find it very strange that when people talk about the British high street losing it's identity and becoming homogenised, it's very rare that people point out the amount of American brands in the streets. They'll talk about big corporations as an entity unto themselves or talk about 'foreigners' (Chinese chippies, kebab shops, Asian mini-marts and so on) but never the amount of specifically American shops there are.