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    Ok I used to live in Sweden and Moved to USA. And the Americans are the worst freaking drivers I ever seen. 95% of them would not be able to pass a driver test in europe. The only thing that saves them are the big fool prove highway system.

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    Well this all depends on location...where'd you move to? I know my city (Boca Raton, FL) probably has some of the worst drivers ever to grace the planet...

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    I am in the other corner. Portland OR. And if you add some snow and ice you better hide. Not sure what else to expect from people that aren't allowed to pump there own gas.

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    >pop is sweet. soda is carbonated water...

    You guys got it all wrong...its all called Coke these days...no matter what type...

    Coke = soda
    Coke = pop
    Coke = whatever other name there is for it...

    sometimes soda is used...but mostly coke...

    >jelly / jello

    umm....we have jelly...maybe its just what u call jam though...
    but we call it jam too...we call it jam and jelly...jello is totally different from those two...
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    Exclamation if soda is supposed to be pop then...

    i'm from Wisconsin here, and it seems that every other state besides mine that you go to they call soda -> pop. I am just very curious as to why they also think they are right for calling a bubbler a water fountain, for if you consider a water fountain a water fountain because it shoots water out (for you to drink), then i also consider a urinal a water fountain as well, therefore I would rather think of a "water fountain" as a bubbler instead... that is why us wisconsinites remain above Illinois (no offense to Illinites- if you call them that???) it's because we think about these things-- of course physically having your state above illinois helps in this too (Snoogans!).
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    In the US, we know that the steering wheel and breaks are also accelerators. We also know that math is singular :P.
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    Some brit' words:

    crikey, cor, chap, kip, sweets, blimey, blighter... etc


    loads more...

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    QUOTE crikey, cor, chap, kip, sweets, blimey, blighter... etc

    -dont go to england very often do you

    the last time i heard crikey , cor, chap or blighter was on 1940 british films (film - not movie)
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    yankee / us americans

    in american
    yankee = baseball team (yehaww, baseball, americas favorite passtime)
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    baseball

    read rounders - an english game usually played by 12 year old girsl in school (only without as much body protection)
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    /*1940's English Accent*/

    I say old chap, what a corking thread this has turned out to be! TALLY-HO! HURAH! I say what jolly good fun gents.

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    jolly fine impression of an english chap, if you dont mind my saying so old chap, what ho!
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    Jolly marvellous if I do say so myself old chap.

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    >>... that is why us wisconsinites remain above Illinois (no >>offense to Illinites- if you call them that???)

    HEY!! LoL I would probably take offense to that if I was originally from this state ..but I am not ...so I won't. I hate to tell you guy, but everytime I hear something bad being said about a person around here ...it's always "Why don't you move to Wisconsin?" No offense of course They only use you guys for your cheese around here And I have lived in many states and I have never heard anything but water fountain... A bubbler is a really cool Bong everywhere else. They actually say that up there?

    Other things::

    1.)When I lived in Florida, everything was a coke, now it's all a pop.
    2.) The worse driving in the country is found in Atlanta..do the speed limit and you will be killed. The FBI was actually doing a study when I lived there..Just to determine what makes Atlanta drivers so much worse than the rest of the country.
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    >>what makes Atlanta drivers so much worse than the rest of the country

    I'm sorry but i'm afraid I think Canada has you beat. Here in B.C. most of us are pretty good drivers but you get a lot of people from Alberta or somewhere totally flat coming over here and it kinda goes down hill. After being behind a number of them it appears that they see a corner, clamp their eyes shut, hit the brakes and gas alternatly, and pray. They make it around (somehow) and then hit the gas until they reach approximatly 4000 mph on the straight and then slam on the brakes and repeat for the next corner. its worse if it ever snows. At this point everyone seems to drive directly into the ditch without a second thought. "Oh! Its snowing!" *keeeerrrrrchunk!* Have you ever seen someone manage to brake while still travelling uphill? I have. It seems Albertans even have the ability to defy the laws of physics. I'm fairly convinced that, since they cant actually see it, they believe the world ends directly around the corner.
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