Have you ever been somewhere and had the feeling that things were the same, but different somehow? That's how Craig describes his mission to England. Things were enough the same (I mean, they speak English for heaven's sake) that it felt a little bit odd when something was different. Well, that's how living in New Hampshire feels for me.
Take the butter, for example. It's a different shape--longer and skinnier than out west.
If I were in another country I wouldn't be surprised that the butter was a different shape. But, I'm still in the good ol' US of A. So it just feels....odd....the same...but different. Huh.