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A yank Anglophile’s thoughts on British vs. American culture: a link to an interesting article

The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Ten...

The original Piggly Wiggly Store, Memphis, Tennessee. The first self service grocery store, opened 1916. Français : Le premier supermarché Piggly Wiggly ouvert en 1916 à Memphis, Tennessee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


I ran across this quite  interesting and thought-provoking article (link is above) at www.anglotopia.com tonight and wanted to share it. An American Anglophile shares his list of a dozen ways he feels England does things better than the U.S. I have to say I agree with several of them.

For example, I have always wondered why we make grocery store cashiers stand all day? The exception I have seen here in the U.S. was at military commissaries. If memory serves me correctly, the cashiers were allowed to sit (and the baggers strictly worked for tips and did very well for themselves, I was told).

I would love to hear your thoughts on Jonathan’s post. BTW, Anglotopia, along with its sister sites Londontopia, Kiwitopia and Aussietopia.net are all fun and informative places to visit–and they have links to nifty contests and sweepstakes (sorry, most are restricted to the U.S and its territories).

The Brits certainly do a fantastic job producing talented, gorgeous, disarmingly modest and likeable actors.