An American correspondent wrote to me yesterday to say nice things about PooterGeek. In his email he confessed to being puzzled about certain aspects of British culture as presented on these pages. For example, he couldn’t get his head round the idea that people in this country would be embarrassed to go out and buy a nose-hair trimmer.

I think the size of the ocean between our countries is illustrated by comparing the discreet, inexpensive item I mentioned to in my posting earlier in the week with what Americans think of as a nose-hair trimmer: “the Turbo-Groomer 5.0“. Or perhaps it’s Thunderbird 3.