Brit, US Cops Speak the Same Language: Doughnut

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2009 1:11 PM CST
Brit, US Cops Speak the Same Language: Doughnut
Members of the British Transport Police and Amtrak Police Department are seen at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo)

British transit cops in Philadelphia to trade counter-terrorism tactics with their US counterparts were treated to an American specialty, the Daily Mail reports—Dunkin’ Donuts. The UK contingent is touring railroad terminals on the East Coast so that “our two organizations” can “work and learn from each other,” the British commander said. But when he starts talking about sharing “best practices,” you wonder what he means.

In an example of transoceanic confusion, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports the story slightly differently. Sure, the Brits and the Amtrak police went to Dunkin’ Donuts, but—shocker!—it was the bobbies who chose the spot for a cup of joe, passing up less cliche java destinations like Cosi or Au Bon Pain. The Daily Mail predicts that US cops in the UK will be treated to a “bacon sarnie or a fry-up,” whatever those are. (More Amtrak stories.)

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