Weird culture talk going on in here! Yes, us Americans are one of a kind. We have a lot more freedoms then most do, and most of us take those for granite. Such a shame by the way. But yes, gas, at least here in Oregon, was maxed out at $2.79. As of late, due to political pressure, has dropped down by 50 cents!
Quick question while I am thinking about it. Do British people use the same slang and terminology as us Americans use? Because it is still English, but once again we've even "Americanized" that! Because I was reading a biography on Winston Churchill, and the author, John Keegan, wrote in, at least to me, extremly proper British speaking English. Needless to say I couldn't understand hardly anything he was saying. But yes, an interesting culture is the German culture. I like that culture! Ah the words and language just all fit together quite nicely! So kudos to you, and Ich bin Auslander und spreche nicht gut Deutsh!!!