It has nothing to do with an over-complicated legal code and an obsession with lawsuits. Nothing of the sort.
America prefers not to be the runner-up. Instead, we like to be the 1-er up.
MER THEN SCERTLERND, ERRLERND, AND ERNGLERND!!!
The sky is blue, the sun rose in the east, and England and France still hate each other's guts. Everything's normal!
Nope, sorry, doesn't work!
"Mmm, yes, quite so! Cheers for the heads-up!"