Americans...when was the last time you saw someone use (never mind purchase...) a *can* of deodorant/anti-persperant? Personally, I'm pretty sure it was sometime in the early 1980's, before the whole 'aerosol can/CFCs are destroying the ozone layer!' thing.
Well, if you ever wondered what must have happened to all of those aerosol cans, I can confirm that they are VERY MUCH alive and well in England. Aerosol deodorant still occupies a good 50% of the shelf space I've ever seen in any pharmacy or grocery store. And, unlike the stick/roll-on stuff most Americans buy-who you wouldn't see using in public if a gun were pointed to their heads...aerosol deodorant usage in England is very much in the public domain. Literally!
More times than I can count at work, I've heard 'pffffftttt....' from some part of the floor. Co-workers share a can. There's frequently spare cans found in office loo's for anyone to use (much like lotion, kleenex...), and I'm pretty sure I saw someone using it on the tube the other day.
I kid you not.