‘In the Club’
There’s a radio commercial I keep hearing at the moment for a wholesale store called Sam’s Club and it makes me chortle every time because the British meaning of the phrase that they keep repeating is interpreted muchly differently from the American way.
It goes: ‘Sam’s Club: life is better when you’re in the club.’
In the UK, ‘in the club’ is British slang for ‘pregnant’, so obviously this commercial takes on a whole different meaning when interpreted by us Brits from that of being able to access discount goods 😉
Non-Americans, what American customs seem outrageous/pointless to you?
See that headline above? This question was asked on Reddit by a random person three days ago and almost 40,000 people have commented on this thread which asked non-Americans to talk about US customs they find strange, pointless or even outrageous.
And people are still adding to it!
Such answers include the way prices are marked in US shops and tax is not included, large numbers of lawyers and litigation, gaps in toilet doors, using the same knife and fork for starter and main course (entrée), tipping massively, the Pledge of Allegiance, why healthcare is for the people with money.
Watch this round-up of American-jabbing, it’s interesting! And then, on the reverse side, if you’re tired of all the discussion threads poking fun at Americans, watch this to find out what baffles people about the British.
The saying ‘alright’ thing cracks me up about us Brits – I do that ALL the time and my poor American friends are like ‘Yeah, I’m fine, really’. 🙂
Aren’t we just all crackers?!