Thursday 03 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

To all my American family, friends and bloggers alike…



Where kilometers are 0.6 miles long;
Where there are pounds rather than stones or kgs;
Where hoods adorn cars, not youths.




Where trunks are full of shopping, and not for swimming;
Where to shift stick refers to driving, not Quidditch;
Where 100 degrees means a hot day, not some water.




Where 0 degrees means VERY VERY cold, not just water freezing;
Where guys have a fanny pack – a WHOLE different thing elsewhere;


… and …


Where one can’t walk up to a stranger and ask “Can I bum a fag?”

 ~ ~ ~ ~

America – a world unto its own 🙂


17 thoughts on “America…

  1. vanbraman says:

    Ah, but we do swim in trunks. I think it is a regional variation, but we had swim trunks when I was a kid 🙂


  2. Thanks, Spike — I enjoyed it 🙂


  3. lindasblogs says:

    Thanks, Uncle Spike. We like it here. But don’t forget, most of us are descended from immigrants so we have appreciation for other parts of the world as well!


  4. fredrieka says:

    where motherwithoutpaws applauds your variety, we were once called a melting pot, and we are still melting. If you want to borrow a fag, they may protest, mostly in california, 😀 Well that is what momwithoutpaws says, me I say, it is the land of Paws and sticks


  5. dayphoto says:

    Geez, that flag and gun and $ sign………………….



  6. Joe says:

    Great post Spike, I love it 🙂


  7. HaHaHa! You made me chuckle! I guess we are a bit of a different lot to the rest of the world! I wouldn’t know — I haven’t really been anywhere else! 😆


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