What’s the difference between a mountain and a hill? While trying to find the answer, I ran into this post where the author references a fun movie based on real life events that makes the difference clear:
There is a fun film to watch which references the old UK definition of the difference between a mountain and a hill. The film is The Englishman Who Went up a Hill But Came down a Mountain, made in 1995. The movie is actually based on real events in Wales, though names have been changed. The basic events concern a certain town’s claim to the first mountain in Wales, named Ffynnon Garw. When a surveyor, played by Hugh Grant, comes to measure the “mountain,” he finds it short by about 16 feet and declares to the town that they don’t have a mountain. The Welsh villagers respond by adding 16 feet of dirt, rocks and various other things so they can keep their pride and the title of mountain.
Heh, nice move by the villagers.