OP, is the "metal scaffolding" thing to which you're referring the London Eye, perhaps?
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2) The American upper class have been bestowing their children with family names as first names for centuries; it's only recently that the middle classes have done away with tradition and started naming their children "Madison" and the like when there isn't anyone with that last name in the family.
4) Move to NYC or Boston. Problem solved. No "relentless cheer" of any sort there!
5) Isn't "overzealous patriotism" totally a red-state thing? In any event, the British counterpart is overzealous obsession with its local footballers, including football hooligans, entire magazines and television shows dedicate to the over-the-top exploits of footballers and their wives (including, of course, the legendary "Footballer$ Wives"), and literal rioting when a team does or doesn't win against a certain rival.
6) Treating pets like people - well, I can't argue with that one. Anthropomorphizing is the technical term for what people do in terms of both pets and animals in general, projecting their human feelings onto them. This is most annoyingly done IMO in terms of defending their vegetarianism or veganism on the fact that "cows are just so *cute*!", never mind that cows have brains only slightly larger than a turd.
7) WTF? Only a *tiny* fringe of the population uses turkey as anything other than a Thanksgiving/Xmas dinner dish or as a lunch meat.
8) Spelling the "wrong" way. How fascinating. Can we, praytell, next argue about which of us is driving on the "wrong" side of the road?
9) Right. All those aristos on "Downton Abbey" calling for their valet and pronouncing it "VAL-it" instead of "val-A" are *so* much simpler than we pretentious Yanks.
10) No one in the U.S. says "fanny" on a regular basis, except perhaps older women in the rural South. Otherwise we invariably say "butt" or "ass." American women also *loathe* the word "panties" by a substantial majority and say "underwear" instead.