A while ago an old friend and her American husband came to visit us. We had a marvellously English afternoon, long lunch, walks through the English countryside, past a cricket pitch and a good game of 'Charge' (a Pants Family Specialty this game, like rugby but without the ball, rules or a referee).
When we got back, the American Husband and Adam settled into a game of dominos. After a long time of intense competition the result ended in a draw.
American Husband commented 'isn't it great! A draw means we both win!"
Adam countered 'No it isn't, a draw means no one wins"
Ever since American Husband has been using this example to demonstrate the difference between the two cultures. Annoyingly I'm starting to think he has a point.