Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hello London.


I've now been in London for a week, and my how it's been a whirlwind. I have a new school ID, a new apartment, and i'm slowly getting used to the new underground system (very slowly). In being here for a week i've already noticed so many tiny things that differ from london to the united states and i started keeping track of them. Here's what i have so far:

Eggs aren't refrigerated at the grocery store. Defense is spelled defence. Enrolment only has one l. Trash is rubbish and trash cans are waste bins. Sandwiches come in triangular boxes. Gas is called petrol. There are billboards for books and bands you've never heard of everywhere. Cell phones are mobiles, pronounced mo-BI-les. Everything seems to come in tins. There are about 15 BBC channels on my tv instead of just bbc america. Subways are underground walkways, undergrounds are subways. You're instructed on the pavement where to look when you're crossing the street. When you're walking down the street you keep to the left, not the right. Apartments are flats. Regular water is still water. ATMs are called Hole In the Walls. Zero is zed. Pound keys are hash symbols. You have to stop and ask the cabbies if they'll take you where you want to go before you get into the car. To try something is 'to have a go'. You alight from a train, you don't exit. Exits are 'way outs'. The first floor is the ground floor, floor one is the second floor. Police officers are bobbies and they don't have guns.

There will be many more i can assure you.

2 comments:

knoahthedisease said...

you forgot to mention the warlocks. its understandable, just getting there and all.

Amanda Y said...

I love it! Reminds me of the first time I went to London. (And still getting used to things now!)