The Americans love to rundown British practises, with a vengeance.
The Brits drive on the left hand side of the road-- the Yanks drive on the right
The yanks eat with the fork in the right hand, while the Brits hold the fork in the left hand
Yanks do not drink tea, they love coffee
Brits use minus screw driver, while the Yanks use plus
The Brits keep a red buoy to port while a Yank keeps it to starboard
The Yanks throw a switch upwards , while the Brits do it downwards
The Brits have a round football, the Yanks have a oval shaped one
The Yanks play football with their hands, while Brits play soccer with feet
The Brits put down date as D/M/Y while the Yank will use M/D/Y or whatever
The Brits have a shoe size 8 for an adult, while the Yanks have some other bumber
The Yanks have 110 V and 60 Hz, while Brits have 220 V and 50 Hz
The Yanks and Brits have different number of raster lines on their TV and their systems are different
A Yank plug will not fit into a Brit electrical socket
A Yank Billion has different zeroes from a Brit Billion
Brits use VHF, yanks use UHF --american channel
Pronounciation of Brit English and Yank English is different --say antI
Spellings of Brit and Yank English are different -- say color, realiZe
But then I guess this is what happens , when someone tries hard to be different.
Example:-- At Mecca , the pilgrims go 7 times anticlockwise, while Vedic pradikshanam is 7 times clockwise around a black meteoric stone.
OM 's mirror image has been converted to make the Islamic holy number 786.
And the black stone is kept horizontally, head high-- instead of vertically on the ground.
CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL