'It's hard not to be fascinated by the U.S.A. The impression from news, films and documentaries is that everything is on a larger scale than here in the UK. The rich appear to be richer, the poor poorer, the cities busier, the landscapes more dramatic... Whilst we in the UK are portrayed as quietly eccentric (can't deny it, personally), the media paints the citizens of the U.S.A. as loud and 'crazy' - "It could only happen in America!"
I hasten to add that this is not my personal view of the citizens of the U.S.A. It stands to reason that there are plenty of quietly eccentric people and people who are neither loud nor quiet, crazy nor eccentric and just want to be left alone to get on with being a person rather than a stereotype, thank you very much!
The diversity of the huge landmass that makes up the U.S.A. is what fascinates me. The extremes of temperature, of wildlife, of life-style - the fact that a plane journey is required to get from place to place in the same country! (I know that we have internal flights in the UK, but let's face it, people walk from Land's End to John O'Groats!) Food is fascinating too - the difference in portion size in restaurants is reported by everyone I know who's been to the U.S.A. - and the different things you can buy in supermarkets, cheese in its many forms being just one of my fascinations! The language difference is so interesting, too. Apart from the spelling differences (colour, color etc), the whole meanings thing:
fanny/fanny...(it doesn't mean the same thing, hehe!)
Sorry, got a bit below the belt there. I could go on, but I won't because if you've been kind enough to stop here and read my blog, I know you have others to get on to!
Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to add to my feeble little list of meanings :-)