Lorelie- you have started in the last two days two Britian Vs American threads... how about you telling us what you see and notice and give us a bit of information about yourself.
I am always cautious when people keep looking for differences like this. So, what are you really trying to get at, spit it out, and tell us.
I'm British, considering travelling to the US for the first time. As I have no experience of living there, I am interested to know what the differences are, from Brits who have actually lived there, so that I don't put my foot in it when I go. (I included the opposite perspective in the thread, for the sake of fairness.) Haven't met enough Americans to be able to make a judgement for myself. I am genuinely interested in the differences between the two peoples and cultures.
Having lived abroad for many years, I have learned that there are cultural differences even between people who are apparently very similar. I have also learned that it's appreciated if you're courteous when dealing with other people, including when communicating with people on online boards like this one.