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Posted on November 8, 2008 by peacefulyorkshire


Its a fresh beginning, a grand-opening blog celebration!! Shes not from Yorkshire has been going for about one week now.. And in that span of time we have had around 400 hits! That’s far more then us 3 gals EVER expected!  Today let’s celebrate our freedom to rant, cry and rave about English life!!

This following list was written by siubhal the writer of another great wordpress blog over at

I love their list! They write:

“So every thing went peachy on the way home (this is a false statement, but i don’t want to get into it. i made it home in one piece, and that’s what counts). I’ve been back in my native land for two weeks now, and its still a little strange. I’m not adjusting completely because I know that I will be leaving it again soon and returning to England. In the time that I have been here, however, I have noticed a few things, some of which may be a bit amusing…I have compiled 25 of them in list form…

  1. There are not nearly enough sheep in Minnesota
  2. The Royal Mail beats United States Postal Service, hands down
  3. After London, any “large” city seems absolutely tiny
  4. Its hard to switch between British Pounds and American Dollars because American bills are all the same size and colour.
  5. People look at you strange when you say “cheers” instead of “Thank You”
  6. The phrase “Happy Christmas” is not in common usage in the States
  7. “Pence” and “cents”- though similar in sound- are not interchangeable. Cashiers in America look at you strange if you confuse them
  8. America as a country, territorially, is big. Very, very Big.
  9. Other patrons in a store or restaurant give you strange looks and murmur amongst themselves if you exclaim “6 Dollars? That’s only 3 Pounds!”
  10. Americans aren’t nearly as well-dressed as the English are.
  11. Music by British bands sounds better in its home country. The same goes for music by American bands
  12. As good as they can be, potatoes can get old.
  13. Its much easier to keep a dorm room clean than a bedroom
  14. Fine American chocolate is inferior to even the cheapest European chocolate
  15. Its nice to have more than 5 novels at one’s disposal
  16. Free Laundry is a girl’s real best friend. Sorry, diamonds, but this is the way it has to be.
  17. Depictions of London in movies or television shows are much cleaner than the city really is
  18. Every city needs a subway system like the Tube
  19. Despite how awesome British public transport is in comparison to American public transport, they all still complain about how much it is lacking
  20. Over-the-counter medications are awesome and I love being able to buy them
  21. The word “queuing” and its various other incarnations, does not occur as often in American conversations as it does in British Conversations
  22. Everything in American is very, very new
  23. Americans are hopelessly infatuated with the workings of English society
  24. England and America are much to far away. 8 hours on a plane kills the soul
  25. English accents never, EVER, get old

Most of these have some sort of story to go along with them, and in time i may annotate this so that you can understand, but not right now, cause its time for me to sleep…”

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  1. Parakeet May 4, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Ha ha ha! This is awesome. I always do the “6 dollars? That’s only 3 pounds!” thing in the US (depending on the exchange rate, that is!). Then I look around me to see who might have heard… hopefully no one except my US family members!

  2. Steve Shawcross July 29, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Sadly the British public transport system is very poor compared with other countries. Our Tube is low quality compared with the Stockholm Undergorund.

    And our electrified lines pale against the French and Japanese high-speed links! Our railway network was will built for Victorian times, and it shows. Plus Dr Beeching tore up two-thirds of our railways in the 1960s, leaving us with a skeletal network.

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  4. yankeebean November 8, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    YES! These are all 100% true! One crucial thing that wasn’t mentioned the superiority of squash verses kool-aid. The Americans got it WRONG there…

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