Europeans dating americas

30-Aug-2017 23:57

I have even heard Americans think that 200 years was 'ancient', a term that for Europeans normally refers to the Ancient World, i.e. Perceptions are reversed when it comes to distances.

Europeans would tend to think that driving 100 km is quite a long way, while for Americans that would be rather near.

Europeans have no equivalent tradition, although informal end-of-studies parties are common (often several ones, which do not necessarily take place in the school).

Foreign-language learning in Europe is now compulsory in every country since primary (elementary) school.

Europeans write the date in the format "Day Month Year", whereas Americans use "Month Day, Year".

Americans usually consider that the week starts on Sunday and ends on Saturday, while in Europe it always starts on Monday and finishes on Sunday.

These are of course the major trends, and exceptions exist everywhere.Almost all Europeans have cars with manual gears, while Americans have a marked preference for automatic ones.European cars are also very different in style than their American counterparts.The same is true of Thanksgiving and Halloween (although the latter has exported itself pretty successfully to Europe and East Asia from the late 1990's onwards).

American marketing strategies have also given rise to nationwide phenomena like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which, as potent as they are in the US, hardly have any equivalent in European countries (except on Amazon).

All Europeans use the metric system (metres, grammes, litres, Celsius, etc.).