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September 09, 2004

American vs English

The difference between America and England is that Americans think 100 years is a long time, while the English think 100 miles is a long way.

Posted by Peskie at September 9, 2004 12:00 PM


Good one! Reminds me of the time a friend's British brother-in-law, having gone to Houston, Texas for a business meeting, decided to come down here to SW Florida to see his brother.

He decided to take the bus. After all, it was only a few states over, how far could it be... (It's over 1000 miles.)

Posted by: Kathy K at October 15, 2004 08:10 AM

Too true! What is with that 100 miles is far away thing anyway? That wouldn't even get me across my state! :)

Posted by: Aimee at October 15, 2004 08:10 AM

In India, 100 years is neither too long, nor 100 miles too far. The difference between England and America is the accent.

Posted by: Ravages at October 15, 2004 08:10 AM