I was a PAX with a Colombian pilot driving, (Avianca, flew 757s) when he almost drove into the bar we just left. He was driving on the left (this was between Medellin and Rio Negro) when a truck appeared coming right at us. Luckily he lost control and we left the road altogether and he found the breaks.
A few years ago, one of the CAD draughtsmen at work was a German) who by now has spent more of his life in England than Germany). One day just after the Christmas holiday which he had spent in Germany, he gave me a lift home. The first three roads were negotiated along the wrong side before I had to point out to him that he was back in England now.
(brakes, not breaks. Although it was probably a lucky break for you!).
"People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.
You'll get lots of answers. I'm an American and I call it 5x4. Because I normally shoot in landscape mode, and I'm an engineer. When working in a Cartesian coordinate system, x is the horizontal axis, y is the vertical. So 5x4 is the "correct" way to state it for landscape mode, while 4x5 indicates portrait mode.
But the point is to communicate, not necessarily to be "correct" so I'll take it either way.
I know it really doesn't matter, but I'm curious as to why some people refer to a camera/film as 4x5 and others 5x4 (or 8x10 vs 10x8, etc). Is it a cultural thing (I notice a lot more English and European than American photographers call it 5x4).
It's due to the Coriolis effect, which happens worldwide, not to be confused with the Corleone effect, which is prevalent mostly in Chicago and New York.