Khusrau wrote: They don't get them much in the wine bars you prefer. To be fair, most Americans don't actually drink. Fucking violent puritans. They're all for burning and stoning women who get uppity, or lynching black people, and they don't feel safe till they are armed with automatic weapons, but for the most part they have a horror of alcohol and nudity.
It's just one of the ways in which their society is completely fucking alien from Europe, and most folk in the UK don't realise what a freaky, fucked up shit show most of the US is, because they get a very selective picture on their movie and tv screens. A country where you can't drink till 21, but you can get married at 14. Where safe abortions are hard to come by, but you can buy a gun in a supermarket. Where people die from diabetes because insulin is expensive. Megachurches fleece the gullible while TV 'News' has to legally be entertainment, because there are too many lies to count as news. And the shitgibbon running the country has been barred from running a charity for fraud, and is busily pillaging the treasury for himself and his families business interests. (To be fair, that's true of the UK and Oz too.)
Just because they (almost) speak a form of English, don't be fooled, they are nothing like us, or the Aussies or Kiwis.
Yeah, we know all that; unlike even moderately well educated Septics, most of whom cannot work out the differences between the UK, Great Britain and England, moderately well educated Brits know quite a lot about the exceptionalism of American weirdness.
I don't really do wine bars; The last time I was in several was on a drunken day with Mad Miko in 1994. Never try to match drinks with a very large Finn; fortunately, I managed to throw up out of the window of his car rather than inside it.