Andw told me something wonderful yesterday.
In the UK, as well as in Australia and New Zealand...
SPRINKLES ARE CALLED
"HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS."
aaaah I can't contain my giggles!
Wiki of course has a whole article devoted to sprinkle-nomenclature. It goes on to say that "hundreds and thousands" typically refer to the spherical type of sprinkles, while "sugar strands" are... just that.