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Thread #39135   Message #554412
Posted By: Jim Dixon
19-Sep-01 - 07:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: British-American cultural differences 3
Subject: RE: BS: British-American cultural differences 3
Phoaks: (Kat, do you mind if I borrow that word?) Don't miss Lizabee's message at the end of the previous thread.

Lizabee: Your spelling is fine with me! And your information agrees with mine, but it raises a couple of questions:

1. What is a hurdle, in British usage?

2. If kids can't buy fireworks, what DO they do with the money they collect when they go around calling "a penny for the guy"? (I know that in some cases the money is collected for charity, but is that the only thing nowadays?)