My first reaction was to feel ashamed of them as Americans, because they are so scruffy. Been watching too many British movies, maybe...but then I thought well maybe Londoners are all scruffy now too, themselves!
I first ate fish and chips in San Francisco, 1967, always vinegar never catsup...my best friend was Filipina and we both loved them, we stopped in for them after work couple times per week! I think the place was "H. Salt, Esq. Authentic English Fish and Chips."