I've noticed on u tube clips from the USA that when the anthem is played everybody seems to know the words. I'm also very impressed with the way everyone stands tall and proud. Over here most people just know the first line - when our football fans start singing it I cringe as the sound diminishes so quickly. So many people here chat, chew gum, slouch or just look bored when it is played. David Beckham is an honourable exception, you can tell he is so proud of playing for his country. David is a good family man, but far from a rocket scientist - so if he can learn it, all can learn it. End of rant.