Also, Britons are not automatically impressed by what I always thought were attractive American qualities — straightforwardness, openness, can-doism, for starters — and they suspect that our surface friendly optimism might possibly be fake. (I suspect that sometimes they might possibly be right.)
“Awesome” went from being a risible word used only by stoners and surfers to an acceptably ubiquitous modifier, the Starbucks of adjectives.
-- Sarah Lyall
Two of my favorite points from the possibly esoteric, but fascinating comparison of the Britons and the 'Mericans.