On a walk along Noyes here in Evanston, I spotted this outside what looked like a halls of residence for the undergraduate school. Since we don’t have proms in the UK (but we’ve heard a lot about them), this piqued my interest.


Two more quick notes on the culture diff.

  • Light switches. In the UK, we push or flip down to turn them on. In the States, they flip up to turn on.
  • They call all biscuits “cookies”. Even the shortbread biscuit – clearly a biscuit – is called a cookie here. I feel that the Americans need to appreciate biscuits as we do.


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