Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Fabulous Things About England #3

Eggs and chips. Or if you prefer Eggs and chunky french fries.

6. Toilet paper

The English call toilet paper toilet roll or loo roll depending on where they come from. Occasionally, you'll hear it referred to as bog roll. Whatever you call the stuff, the super soft stuff you can get in the States simply isn't available here. It's wasteful anyway. But you can still get your loo roll in an array of colors. You'll have no luck explaining to people that that the dyes aren't great for female anatomy; though, the NHS is beginning to catch on.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Fabulous Things About England #2

Baked beans on toast. The meal for all times of day and seasons.

5. Gas, Wind, and Petrol

In England, the stuff that you fill your car with is petrol. Gas generally refers to natural gas, which is entirely fair as it's a gas. And the bloating you get after Thanksgiving dinner is called wind. When it won't move, it's called trapped wind.

4. Jam, Jelly, Preserves

The English call Jell-o, jelly. Jam is used to describe both what Americans refer to as jelly and jam. Luckily, its easy enough to tell which you're buying through the glass jar.

Fabulous Things About England #1

The NHS.
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