Observations

If you go to a football game in the UK you will hear the crowd, always impassioned, sometimes enraged, fully engaged.  You will also hear an occasional announcement, and the score being posted - but not much more.  Not that there is silence. There is the ebb and flow of the crowd in keeping with the pace and action in the game.  Noise isn’t absent.  

If you go to a football game in the USA you will hear the crowd – much as with the English.  But what you won’t hear is anything vaguely resembling silence.  From get go there is no let up.  None.  In fact you could be excused for thinking you were going to a show at which a game of football sometimes breaks out.  A good game too, when it does.

In the UK the game stops for injuries and penalties. 

In the US the game stops for TV advertising slots and for timeouts, and for injuries and penalties too...

If you order a meal in the UK you may or may not get good food, but what you will get are portions that can actually be consumed – in one sitting, by just one person. A family could starve.

If you order a meal in the US you may or may not get good food, but what you will get are portions that cannot reasonably be consumed – in one sitting, by just one person.  A family could be fed.

In the UK the streets are so narrow cars get asthma driving down them. 

In the USA the roads are so wide cars get lonely driving down them. 

So then - England is smaller, as are its streets, its portions, and its inhabitants are less vociferous. 

America is large, as are its streets, its food portions, and its inhabitants are less prone to silence.

Just an observation.