Quote Originally Posted by mai View Post

I'm working on research regarding how this phrase "as big as ___" differs in different countries. For example, in the United States they might say "as big as a football field," or "big as a soccer field."

What are the hallmarks of size used in other countries?
Here in Canada, we measure everything in comparison to the size of the average beaver. Thus, the toaster was as big as a beaver, meaning a very large toaster. Or, the dog was smaller than a beaver, meaning quite a small dog, though not terribly small.