Long-Boats

@masterkfox had some really good additions to us vs england culture stuff

as an american who studied for five months in England: Pants/Trousers, state religion vs “freedom” of religion, Articulated Lorry, “it’s pissing out”. I’ll let you know if I think of more. 

multiple flavors of british accents and the names for them all, how the UK is *not* part of Europe Thank You Very Much, Eurovision, the spelling of “tyre” and related absurdities, americans really are loud (our base volume is just naturally higher), british food really is terrible and they’ve never heard of salt, their entire country fits inside my state and they have no sense of how tiny they are or how big the US is

I FORGOT ABOUT LORRY and i told sam we call it a “semi” and they just lost their shit for ages like no thats a boner and i was just like the fuck kind of word is LORRY

pants vs trousers i still havent adjusted to and YEAH ALL THE DIFFERENT ACCENTS I DIDNT EVEN KNOW!!!! when we started dating one of my friends who watches a ton of BBC was like “what kind of accent” and i was like oh god i dont know was i supposed to know before i got involved what kind of girlfriend am i LMFAO

also all y’alls comments have been great + sweet!!!!!

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.