• the way buildings are numbered. at home, it's odds on one side, evens on the other. here, they just scramble them all up. sometimes it's 10,9,8,7,6 on one side and 5,4,3,2,1 on the other. sometimes there's the same number on different sides of the street, two blocks away.
  • london is not a grid by any stretch of the imagination. i miss the logic of philadelphia's streets.
  • all the uk websites have a 'what's on' category as opposed to a 'what's happening' link
  • their paper is half an inch longer than our paper. my folders are useless.
  • if you want to beg, you have to get a certification. otherwise it's considered loitering. such a formal system.
  • also, if you want to busk in the subway, you have to audition. can't just grab a fisher price microphone and do some karaoke. the brits won't stand for it.
  • people don't use crutches here. they all use those arm brace things which to me, seem so much more serious and sad.
  • instead of bachelorette parties they call them 'hen parties'.
  • at the end of the alphabet, instead of saying 'z' they say 'zed'
  • absolutely no pedestrian rights
  • there are scheduled tube strikes every month and there are always tube repairs on the weekend
  • 'pulling' is flirting.
sep 10 2010 ∞
oct 17 2010 +