things i learned after two weeks in nottingham and nottinghamshire
chocolate is a really fuckin big deal in england. even the smol tesco has a whole chocolate aisle. i got fed more chocolate in the space of two hours than i eat in the course of six months.
nottingham wants to make sure you know that ROBIN HOOD IS FROM THERE OKAY ROBIN HOOD. ROBIN HODE. HE’S FROM HERE. YEAH.
the major oak is pretty major. its so major it needs help to stay up, in fact.
“whats ur accent mate” : “i notice you’re a stupid fucking yank but i’m willing to be nice anyways :)”
i still dont know what “ayup me duck” means.
english person: “nottingum”
person from nottingham: notnm
I’m short in america but I’m a fcking dwarf in the UK. everyone is giants. what the fuck.
“when americans are fat, it’s because they’re disgusting. when europeans are fat, it’s because they have character.”
there’s a whole channel called Dave. I don’t know how to explain what kind of channel it is beyond, “well, it’s Dave.”
historical stuff is so widespread in England they don’t bother to put glass over a lot of it, or anything. This wall is like two thousand years old. Rub your face on it if you like, we don’t give a fuck.
the ancient-ass bridge over the Trent? Built by… I want to say Alfred? (Not sure.) The part that’s left to see? that’s currently a place where homeless people sleep, apparently. there’s not even a SIGN.
you can’t stay long in England without that intense social pressure rubbing off on you. it’s catching. I used to be fearless, now I’m nervous to ask shop clerks anything. what happened.
Ribena. It’s the best. I love it. Fuck.
Six days of ordering coffees and you just start saying take-away and mocha with a short “o” and honestly, just go with it, because if you say “to-go,” three times out of four, the clerk at the counter will go “???? sorry??”
why the fuck does the 20p coin look like that
that post about the different colors of pigeons makes sense now. american pigeons are not different colors, at least not where i live.
swans are bigger than you think. no. Bigger. A swan could definitely beat me in a fight.
canal boats comes in two varieties: (1) super clever looking, beautifully painted up, stylish, themed things and (2) somewhat raggedy floating campers with ancient 20hp johnson outboards on the stern.
duck, duck goose? No. Duck, duck, coot, moor hen, duck, swan, CANADA GEESE FLOCK
lastly: Never forget those frame-breakin Lewdities…