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Offline Paul_1966

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Re: Things about the USA your UK spouse should know.
« Reply #150 on: October 21, 2009, 09:43:27 PM »
I was always told it was opposite. 

Not sure where somebody got that idea from - Unless he always lived in houses here which had been plumbed the opposite way round from convention!

Remember that the British convention for light switches is opposite though:  Down for on, up for off.

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Re: Things about the USA your UK spouse should know.
« Reply #151 on: October 21, 2009, 09:50:29 PM »
Not sure where somebody got that idea from - Unless he always lived in houses here which had been plumbed the opposite way round from convention!

Remember that the British convention for light switches is opposite though:  Down for on, up for off.



Probably my husband.  That makes a lot of sense, especially if he installed it.  LOL. Just kidding.  Actually I believe it was a former co worker who is originally from Scotland, but that's not the first time I've gotten the wrong information (see my posts about health care, degrees/education, whether my children qualify for dual nationality, etc)...Ugh.


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Re: Things about the USA your UK spouse should know.
« Reply #152 on: December 26, 2009, 07:15:59 PM »
Oh what a great thread, especially because I've been feeling home sick for a good 6 months now. I just finished reading all 11 pages while nodding to myself haha. I'm originally from San Francisco but haven't been there for years. I hope when I return there will be drive through atms! :D
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Re: Things about the USA your UK spouse should know.
« Reply #153 on: August 01, 2014, 12:15:37 PM »
I know this thread is several years old, but I've just discovered it. In addition to being amusing, it's made me realize a lot of things I like about living in the UK--and that I would miss were I ever to move back. So thanks!
7/2000 - Emigrated USA to Canada
4/2008 - Met British partner
9/2009 - Moved to UK on Proposed CP/Fiance visa
12/2009 - Civil partnership
3/2010 - FLR(M)
2012 (? it's all a blur, but "old rules") - ILR
9/2013 - Naturalised/Right of Abode
2/2017 - Cannot leave UK until Canadian passport returned by the Home Office!