* I learned that “Tea Time” is actually “Dinner” time.
* There is a noted difference between Southerners (Londoners) and Northerners. It seems the opinions are that Northerners think Southerners can be stuck up and unfriendly, while Southerners tend to consider Northerners brash and common. Ha! Like East Coast vs. West Coast? Maybe not.
*I learned that I prefer Northerners! Perhaps I’m not the only one?
*I learned in Brit-speak (or the King’s English) cookies are small snacks, and biscuits are cookies. What American’s call biscuits… are scones or buns. Wrap your head around that… full circle. Also, crisps are chips and chips are fries. I could go on and on. And here we thought we spoke the same language!
*I learned who Guy Fawkes was.
*I learned Brits cannot understand the way I say water since don’t use a hard ‘T’.
*I learned what a moor is. No joke, but I made it through Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights without ever really understanding what the hell a moor was. The characters were just always running through them or gazing out at them, without every properly describing.
*I learned… a lot about Vikings. 🙂
*I learned… or confirmed… that one can never spend too much time in a bookstore.