Harry is singing a lovely song all about George Washington being a ‘great, great man’ at the moment, which he was taught at school. And a super little ditty it is too, except that when I listen to the lyrics I realise it’s all about how marvellous the president was at getting rid of the British….hmmmm! However, sing it he will, and learn about American history he must.
It makes me realise the irony of my excitement at getting to experience July 4th….but a party is a party in my book!
I got told recently that Americans like to take the piss out of fruitcake. Really? Not a big fan myself, but why so amusing?
Many blame the much maligned fruitcake’s reputation on Johnny Carson. Back in December 1985, Johnny told his late night TV audience that there is only one fruitcake in the world, it is very heavy, and people keep sending it to each other.
People refer to fruitcake as a doorstop – some I’ve eaten have been similar, it’s true. Every January a “Great Fruitcake Toss” is held in Manitou Springs, Colorado. The object is to throw a fruitcake as far as possible, sometimes even using catapults.
Interesting fact, non?!
British / Ohio accent
The other day I got asked: ‘Where you from, Ohio?’.
a) I’m pretty sure the British and Ohio accents aren’t that similar and
b) I’m unsure if this is deemed to be a compliment or not….
A British tradition is Cheese Rolling, and it takes place annually near my home in the Cotswolds. This year an American won it!
We should bring it the USA. Perhaps we could roll fruitcake….?
This amused me…..
Paul McCartney is a lookalike? Not even a lookalike would play Hey Jude that many times at various British concerts….
Coming to visit?
If you are a Brit and coming to visit me in the USA, take a look at this and then you will know exactly what to do with patio doors and air con. Honestly, it’s a minefield in the US home!
13 things that Americans do that the rest of the world find bizarre
Ever wondered about Walmart? Cheese in the USA? Cheerleaders? Carrying coffee? Puritanism? It’s all here so that we can understand our delightful American cousins a little more :)