On a visit to Malta once I quizzed a local as to which side of the road the Maltese drive. It sounds odd telling this tale to Americans as they as the English drive on a set side. US right, UK left. In Malta that is not easy to see. The guy smiled and replied "we drive in the shade". His battered car stood testament that not everyone subscribed to this belief. In addition I noted that there were few (if any) road signs. Again I presented this to the grinning candidate and he again replied "we know where we're going - Don't need signs" In his simplistic manner I stood and pondered - I guess that was a good enough answer. Why don't the police act? Why don't they post road signs? That's got to change for safety's sake. Then a moment arrived where I asked myself "... would it still be Malta if they did?" The answer is No! Malta is Malta, warts and all. A nation that won the George Cross in WW2 and good, good people. What I'm saying here is people, races and nations are different. You either like it or get out of there. The USA and Britain are as close as any nations can be but we are so different and I am not in any way gonna try and change that. Lets look at a few things that I cant understand. We go to the loo, toilet or lavatory The US uses the bathroom - Never yet seen a bath in any facility yet. We turn on the tap - You turn on your faucet (sounds more like a surgeons instrument than a tap) We go on holiday you go on vacation You have gas fueled cars - We have petrol for cars and gas for heating We have articulated lorries (artics) you have 'semi's' - Semi what? Semi train? Britons smoke fags - If you did that here you could be doing jail time - you call them 'smokes'. Kids here eat candy we have sweets. A guy I know reached into his truck once and said he wanted to show me his 'piece' - I stood dumbstruck and about to call the police and tell them that this man was going to expose himself. What a surprise when he produced a handgun he proudly showed off. :evil: I guess I will have to go back to school to learn American.