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Observations and things I’ve learned about England:
Remembering to look right first instead of left before crossing the street.
Common hospitality–you say your good-byes and then drag them out a bit longer.
We have to sleep with the windows open because of moisture.
British accents are becoming “normal” to hear (does that mean I have one?).
You have to register with a GP (doctor) for medical care. You don’t really have control over who you see.
It is so easy to walk pretty much anywhere. If it’s too far, I cycle.
Generally, food is somewhat cheaper in England if you use the buying power of the British pound compared to the US dollar (loaf of bread in the US = $0.99; loaf of bread in the UK = £0.44). I call it “reverse sticker shock.”
The British use spoons to eat their puddings (desserts). Even if you could eat it with a fork.
Squash is far better than Kool-Aid.
Words I’ve learned to use and their definitions:
Car Park… Parking Lot
Mobile (pronounced with a long ‘i’)… Cell phone (not sure if I’ll ever get this one)
City Centre… Downtown
Boot… Trunk of the car