The UK and the USA may share a language (mostly) in common, but when it comes to a number of cultural customs, the Atlantic Ocean seems like the smallest thing separating them.

Whether it's their unique accent that somehow carries over into their typing, their obsession with tea, or the fact that they put baked beans on their toast, Brits certainly have a way of making those of us on the Western side of the world scratch our heads with confusion. That's not to say that Americans don't have quirks of their own, but here at Bored Panda, we think Great Britain deserves some special recognition this time around.

Check out the top British moments that left Americans completely stumped below, and be sure to vote for the ones that you're still trying to understand as well.

#1

American Vs British

tommowar Report

Nicola Morley
Community Member
3 years ago

Tea and Pimms. Together or separate, it's all good.

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#2

American Vs British

iwillmindfuckyou Report

Yumeko
Community Member
3 years ago

Lol 😂

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#3

American Vs British

a-thousand-words Report

Asia
Community Member
3 years ago

I've never heard of "fortnight" :| What as suprise to learn this...

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#4

American Vs British

the-funkiest-penguin Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

why not BBC Radio 5? Just curious

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#5

American Vs British

brigwife Report

Claire Kidd
Community Member
3 years ago

Ahahahaha XD. It is annoying when Americans say "math".

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#6

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aphcanada-remade Report

CuddlesTheDragon
Community Member
3 years ago

Me tho. XDXDXDXD

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#7

American Vs British

supremequeenofthenerds Report

Nicola Morley
Community Member
3 years ago

Us British can sneak up on you like a ninja in the night or even an iceberg in open water

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#8

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claudiaboleyn Report

Sherlock Holmes
Community Member
3 years ago

I have never actually met a lad irl and yet I completely understand this.

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#9

American Vs British

neisner Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow...this feel wrong on so many levels.

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#10

American Vs British

grincham-n-larry Report

lasagna's underrated
Community Member
3 years ago

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Oh wow. I use my microwave to make tea.

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#11

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Sakata Gintoki
Community Member
3 years ago

That's probably because they never had to become an independent country.

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#12

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snorlaxatives Report

lasagna's underrated
Community Member
3 years ago

No, bananas on toast.

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#13

American Vs British

MasterDrank Report

Steve
Community Member
3 years ago

"Pulp" is a band. "Juicy bits" are simply juicy and awesome. I'm ok with this one :D

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#14

American Vs British

keelahtequila Report

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

I suppose people in the USA get a compulsory tip because the don't earn enough from their employers and have to life on their clients charity...?

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#15

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infinityonfries Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Same in Germany. Literally "Zebra stripes".

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#16

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DestinyDreadful Report

Sourav Sahoo
Community Member
3 years ago

We do have two hands...right?

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#17

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fialleril Report

Anete Evelone
Community Member
3 years ago

That still would make a sick tattoo with a STORY

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#18

American Vs British

emmybeezyk Report

Ana-Maria Dan
Community Member
3 years ago

NOOOO. Why would something that looks like a disease ridden d**k that someone attached googly eyes to and a bowtie give you nightmares?!

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#19

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nymerosmartell Report

Claire Kidd
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah, that sounds about right, lol

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#20

American Vs British

flomation Report

lasagna's underrated
Community Member
3 years ago

Huh. *throws all the chocolate at my British friend*

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#21

American Vs British

hahahhahanono Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

I do not even dare to use Google image search on this.

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#22

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selenasbieber Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

They see me rolling, they hatin'...

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#23

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broderick Report

Sourav Sahoo
Community Member
3 years ago

Hope they kept Baking and Washing Powders separately...

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#24

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worldsenough Report

Ninshi TheImp
Community Member
3 years ago

Ich vermute mal darüber kann man sich nur fremdschämen, wenn man Brite ist. (guess you can only *fremdschäm* for this, if you're british. ) You actually use that word in english?

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#25

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flapperwitch Report

Aegon VI Targaryen
Community Member
3 years ago

can't beat a good chip butty :P

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#26

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freetobegrace Report

Karen Winslow
Community Member
3 years ago

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So your electrical systems are for shit

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#27

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imgur Report

Alex Chobanyan
Community Member
3 years ago

oh, the grammar

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#28

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actuallyiscoops Report

Sarah Bevan
Community Member
3 years ago

Knob Jockey is a great term, as it's not actually a curse word... >:)

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#29

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tyleroakley Report

Allie Orona
Community Member
3 years ago

WHAAAT

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#30

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obeyknowles Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"economical'"...and that is probably all of its qualities summed up already.

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#31

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beta-sheratan Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Sandy is more cool than Frank? o_O

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#32

American Vs British

megganrenayorf_ Report

Andrew Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Um. Yeah. Maybe because a "fanny" is something else.

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#33

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beyoneeche Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Do they? Why?

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#34

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seavaynay Report

Claire Kidd
Community Member
3 years ago

The can (or as we call it, jar) didn't say "American style Brine." What I'm trying to say is that the packing of the sausages wasn't mentioned. So the Hot Dogs are MADE in the American-style.

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#35

American Vs British

CrossRdsCollins Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

faith sadly did not understand the concept of an egg cup. They are for boiled eggs, which are then eaten with a spoon.

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#36

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jokebud Report

Claire Kidd
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeah, Americans have this weird view of the British. In their TV shows EVERY British person either speaks in a really posh voice or is a cockney. WE DON'T TALK LIKE THAT!

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#37

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cheikothings Report

Batya Livni
Community Member
3 years ago

I would love to know the context here

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#38

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britishjoe Report

Steve
Community Member
3 years ago

Celebrating the day King James I survived what was essentially a terrorist plot to blow up the House of Lords. Interestingly we celebrate by blowing stuff up whilst freezing our collective backsides off and waving sparklers about.

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#39

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brokeymcpoverty Report

Claire Kidd
Community Member
3 years ago

Great show!

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#40

American Vs British

cloandfriends Report

Rose Jones
Community Member
3 years ago

It's actually quite delicious, economical and takes 5 min to prepare

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#41

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obvz Report

John Doe
Community Member
3 years ago

exactly, that's just what you say!! or may be "past midnight" as well

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#42

American Vs British

written-is-written Report

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

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The real question here is why is anybody comparing both countries unless it's because they have so much in common...

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#43

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verityglasses Report

lasagna's underrated
Community Member
3 years ago

"Hey-ch?" Oh god, I'm confused.

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#44

American Vs British

bathadah Report

Claire Kidd
Community Member
3 years ago

:o well y'all are missin' out!

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#45

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theonlyvun Report

Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
3 years ago

Americans do that too. All the time.

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#46

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anbrll00 Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Rather, Baseball is somewhat like Cricket.

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#47

American Vs British

moteIboy Report

Sherlock Holmes
Community Member
3 years ago

X = kiss. xoxo

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