Going back to the truck reference. Trucks aren't Lorrys
Trucks in the states (Or at least in New England where I hang once or twice a year) are SUV's, H2's, GMC Yukons/Denalis, Chevy's, Explorers/Expeditions, Dodge Ram's etc etc. Then when you want to draw a parallel with a Lorry you're looking at the 18 wheelers. Yes I know there isn't anything in common, but really, you try and get an 18 wheeler down our roads.
So a truck here would be our poor excuse at SUV's. RangeRovers, Jeeps, eh.. um... Expeditions, Help me out here guys! I think we're a nation of small cars.... sorry "Automobiles" *snort*
Oh and please PLEASE remember that:
London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. It produces 17% of the UK's GDP and the City of London is one of the world's major financial centres. The former capital of a global empire, London is pre-eminent in the culture, communications, politics, finance, and arts of its country, and has considerable influence worldwide. Alongside New York City, Paris, and Tokyo, London is often listed among the four major global cities.
It is NOT a country, it is NOT in Ireland and everyone does NOT LIVE THERE.
A subway is a pedestrian path under a main road. The Underground or Tube is a railway under the City and Greater London.
We drink either fizzy pop, cola or soft drinks and NOT soda.
It's COLOUR and not COLOR.
We don't have States we have COUNTIES.
We live in The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Eire is not part of England or Great Britain. It is its own country.
Great Britain is England, Wales and Scotland. The UK is England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
You are British when you are from Scotland, England and Wales. You are English when you are from England.
The majority of the Nation do NOT consider themselves European. And it's England that is playing in the World Cup.
The Union Jack is actually called the Union Flag and is only a Jack when flown from the Jack Mast of a ship. It is illegal for a civillian boat/ship to fly it.
We don't all have bad teeth. And our dentists are very good.
We don't all live in castles, however you can buy them if you have the money.
We have city centres and only recently (past few decades or so) have started with the American Mall craze. But these are not as popular as a trip into 'town'.
Ok, I think I have really worn this out hahahah. Any more facts you need?
Wait, one useful fact and something that us Brits can be proud of...
We are the only country that goes around round-a-bouts the same way as our water goes down the drain!
Don't start with Round-A-Bouts either. Just remember give way to your right and ALWAYS signal. Mini Round-A-Bouts are not speed bumps. You are required by highway law to go around them
Crikey mate I do go on abit don't I!?!? Hahahah.
Edited by Smaug, 30 May 2006 - 11:40 AM.