I’ll do a nice writeup when I get back to the states but I thought it to be interesting and somewhat comical to send my insights while here. So I sit in a friends home about to traverse outward once again and I type this with two thumbs from borrowed wifi on my iPad mini.
For now.. A list:
- Evidently in London the “ground floor” is the first floor as we say it. I sent a guy to the wrong floor for the “toilet” (not bathroom).
- Despite what American tv tells us, nobody here calls the toilet a “loo” anymore. Reserved for formal situations anymore
- “zed” is zero although most people say zero now.
- The lift is an elevator.
- There are ‘no public urination’ signs everywhere lol. Ill get a photo of that one.
- Oh the subway is ‘the Tube’.
- Also a “Chav” is a person nobody here particularly likes. Seems like a mix between a jersey shore guido/guidette and the American variant of gypsies. I don’t totally get it yet but they’re a thing here.
- There’s a beer on tap most places that’s literally just called “wheat beer” lol. No name. Just wheat beer.
- Lots of transient people downtown selling a magazine called “The Big Issue” that just talks about being homeless. Doesn’t look like anybody buys them.
- and last for now… There is definitely signs of class segregation and issues with all that here. More on that in my post when I get home.
Well that’s all for now. Talk soon.