Jun 4, 2012 - England    13 Comments

10 Most Random Things about England [part two]

Here come the 6-10 random things about England – as I said last time – this is my subjective opinion ; ) In case you missed the first part, read up here!

6. Left driving

I guess I just can’t get used to it and those pirates are not helping either. Once again – you can read about it here. One thing I didn’t mentioned yet is how people not only drive on the wrong – I mean – left side of the road, but they also walk on that side! This makes it sometimes complicated when I have to decide where I should pass a upcoming pedestrian. I usually go for the right which caused numerous problems. Sometimes it even hurts…

7. Tea

Now, I always though the typical afternoon tea was supposed to be for well-aged ladies (sorry mami) but as I was invited to lunch by some English students from the Bournemouth  University, I was really surprised that they drank all the time as well. I mean I was already used to my lovely hostmother, who sometimes wishes a whole pool of tea, but the fact that young students are also addicted left me really puzzled.

8. Carpet In da House

Now, this one might be just a personal random thing about England and not apply to the whole country. However, I noticed in many old houses such as the one I am staying in that they have carpet in every room! Yes, this includes the kitchen and bathroom. For me this seems highly impractical when you think in terms of hygiene and cleaning. But then again for some reason snails keep finding their way in our kitchen leaving a nice trail which I can see every morning with a stone floor we probably would have never noticed. Anyone hungry?

 9. Sports

Which sport do you think is most popular in England? You guessed, it it’s fishing. I let you interpret that one yourself.They also like cricket a lot which is basically a copy from baseball or is it the other way around since it’s older. The fun thing about cricket is, there are games that are played over 5 days roughly 6 hours each day. And you thought baseball was long-going.

10. The Biggest Talent

The other day the British Got Talent crowned a dog as the biggest British talent. What does that tell you about the country of the Queen. Exactly soon the dogs will take over the horses job to pull the royal carriage for this weekend’s jubilee.



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  • “wishes a whole” *for a whole
    “I let you” *I’ll let you
    “British Got Talent” do you mean “Britain’s Got Talent?”
    “Exactly soon” *pretty soon
    “the horses job” *the horse’s job

    Oohh, how was the jubilee? :)

  • Isn’t it funny how you think those things are simply clichés and then you get to learn that everything is true?! =)
    You make less and less mistakes, but still, I found some. =)
    In 6. you wrote ” didn’t mentioned yet”. If you go for the American version it should be “didn’t mention yet”, but I’d rather chose the British one: “Haven’t mention yet”. Then it should be “an upcoming passenger”.
    In 7. you forgot the “t” in “I always thought” and in 9. it should be “it is fishing”.
    Good luck for your exams on Friday!

    • oops, I made a mistake myself! =) It should be “haven’t mentioned yet”

      • hehe it’s good to know that even after passing the CPE you will make some mistakes ;)
        PS. the speaking went pretty well!

  • ..oder dann eben “in a house” wäre auch noch möglich…..

    • in da house ist slang xD aber ihr habt schon recht… ;)

  • Du entwickelst ja noch mehr englischen Humor ;-) )) Trotzdem dürfte In da house falsch sein… in the house erschiene mir richtig.

    Und dann habe ich natürlich ein SEHR breites Grinsen bekommen über Deine Tea-Story….. DAS wollte ich Dir ja nicht auch noch unter die Nase reiben, ev. fehlendes Internet schien mir genug ;-) )))))))

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