I’ve been listening to Bill Bryson’s Notes From A Small Island this week. This was written about his farewell tour of Britain before moving back to the States. He often muses in the book about the difference between the two countries. For example, the weather. In the States you get dramatic weather. In Britain, a weather forecast once read, “Warm and sunny, with some rain and cooler temperatures.” Which just about fits any day you care to select in a year’s worth of British weather.
Anyway, the book got me to thinking about some of the differences between the two countries. Our strengths and weaknesses. Here’s what I came up with. Feel free to add your contribution!
Things Which Britain Does Better Than The USA
- Period dramas
- Fish & Chips
Things Which The USA Does Better Than Britain
- America’s Next Top Model (have you ever seen the British version? Dire!)
- Customer service
- Ok, pretty much all TV shows
Uh, I thought I’d be able to come up with more than that. Help!