Or, actually, my professional geekery aside and upfront apologies to the OED Zounds my typing is cursed by... And let's face it, elipsis is as far as I get without any recourse to Usage & Abusage.
I've thoroughly enjoyed the Fry USA episodes I've watched; despite the feeling of "He's been flown there in a cab and the BBC paid the billl so that he can comment on things that, albeit brief, leave you with a warm feeling inside."
Beautiful, Mister Stephen Fry.
That was a sentence.
In many ways sycophantical but also true. Philosophers have bled over that question, or not become so egocentric.
So my egocentric view on Stephen's take of America is[...] it's interesting/good/interesting/good and that's the same here. Bar the two times I was in the US.
First time; work, 3 weeks, in LA, stayed in the Hilton seven years ago. Second time stayed in the most amazing guest house in Chicago back in March.
I still don't get America now, pretty much in the same way I don't get the nuances of the English language.