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

Lauren Southwood
Community Member
4 years ago

My nan came onto facetime while i was talking to my sister, chatted sortly and then said "I have to go, I can't drink my tea unless its scalding hot" Its July...

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#2

American Vs British

iwillmindfuckyou Report

Yumeko
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol 😂

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#3

American Vs British

a-thousand-words Report

didi
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually quite useful: "biweekly" is confusing as some may consider that as twice a week or every 2 weeks. "Fortnightly" can only mean once every 2 weeks.

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#4

American Vs British

the-funkiest-penguin Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
4 years ago

why not BBC Radio 5? Just curious

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#5

American Vs British

brigwife Report

E Menendez
Community Member
4 years ago

I am from the US and I have thought the same thing ( why do we call it math when it should be maths) and always assumed I was just overthinking. Then I learned that Brits use maths and now I feel less foolish. Also, I love eagle fucker. Laughed out loud on that.

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#6

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aphcanada-remade Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

And Frooty Loop to musicians! Sorry, I had to.

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#7

American Vs British

supremequeenofthenerds Report

Nicola Morley
Community Member
4 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

loveandbones
Community Member
4 years ago

Translation: Friend it's hard to explain, it's just like one day you will be with your friends having a look in a sports shop (called JD) and you might fancy the curry offer that's on at the local pub (called Wetherspoons) but your friend Calum, who is a legend and awesome will be like "Guys let's go to Nando's (a resturant chain in the UK, cheap and good tasting food, hence it feeling a bit cheeky) instead." and you'll think "Great idea. Let's go for it."

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#9

American Vs British

neisner Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

As a french, I find this....bizarre

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#10

American Vs British

grincham-n-larry Report

Xmayze
Community Member
4 years ago

Someone told me a lot of Americans don't even own a kettle, I'm slightly scared to ask if that's true....?

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#11

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Sakata Gintoki
Community Member
4 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

Claire Kidd
Community Member
4 years ago

Why is that so weird to Americans? You know what I find weird? That Americans make everything sickly sweet and have an unhealthy relationship with Maple Syrup. On bacon? Really people?

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#13

American Vs British

MasterDrank Report

Steve
Community Member
4 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
4 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

Mateusz Mróz
Community Member
4 years ago

Same in Poland

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#16

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DestinyDreadful Report

Fire Bird
Community Member
4 years ago

If you youtube Anglophenia she explains why there are two taps. They didnt want the hot water being contaminated by the cold water as they had seperate tanks. This was back in the day, they just do it now as nostalgia thing.

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#17

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fialleril Report

Anete Evelone
Community Member
4 years ago

That still would make a sick tattoo with a STORY

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#18

American Vs British

emmybeezyk Report

Nicola Morley
Community Member
4 years ago

And you thought us Brits were straight laced and uppity. Mr Blobby is proof, do not mess with the Brits if you don't want the nightmares Freddy Kruger gets when sick.

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#19

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nymerosmartell Report

Wanda Queen
Community Member
4 years ago

*also true in the North Eastern US

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#20

American Vs British

flomation Report

didi
Community Member
4 years ago

Due to the common market trade agreements, there was something of a campaign a while back for food terminology in Europe: They basically wanted all British chocolate renaming as chocolate candy because it wasn't pure enough by their standards (too much milk fat and sugar, not enough cocoa).

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#21

American Vs British

hahahhahanono Report

I❤️My cat
Community Member
4 years ago

Wtf is wrong w ur name!

Dustin Morgan
Community Member
4 years ago

anus is a common American name, don't criticise our culture

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TC
Community Member
4 years ago

That coming from someone called "anus" is somehow weird...

Katie Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

I think that's the joke.

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Thomas Kolev
Community Member
4 years ago

Asks the guy named anus.

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

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

Tereza Skálová
Community Member
4 years ago

Google has not dirty mind. I tryed, all pictures are pudding (I am soooo glad!)

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Ruth Darroch
Community Member
4 years ago

The ‘Dick’ in Spotted Dick as far as aware, is an abbreviation of the Old English name for pudding: puddick.

Jane Bateman
Community Member
4 years ago

Spotted dick and custard yummy!!!

Kelly moore
Community Member
4 years ago

You would think anus would be a fan of spotted duck 😂

Dustin Morgan
Community Member
4 years ago

skate fast, eat ass

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Lance d'Boyle
Community Member
4 years ago

Spotted dick was favorite desert in the captains dining room in the old iron oak navy. Another was a sumptuous delicacy know as drowned baby. yum

Allana Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

They have names that mean different things to them. For example; Here we have the name Randy, to them that means horny. Dont call your son Chuck, because for them that means to throw up...etc...

HauntedForests
Community Member
4 years ago

He should check his name first.

Delta Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

The word "dick" refers to the fact that it's a pudding. It's what they used to call pudding back in the early 19th century. Spotted refers to the raisins throughout the pudding.

Community Member
4 years ago

Man I love me some "spotted dick" Please help me

Nicola Morley
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it's been renamed to spotted Richard, not sure if that's better or worse.

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
10 months ago

We like to have pure fun, not like the Americans.

Charlie_Poulton69
Community Member
3 years ago

its a pudding you fucking retard plus wtf is your name you twat

Martin Forbes
Community Member
3 years ago

I see the irony in your name there.

SiYuan
Community Member
3 years ago

I heard it was actually renamed Spotted Richard. Tho I might be wrong.

Sue Scimeca
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL, it hoigh the same way when I first heard the name.... now I'm use to it. Next try Marmite, if you want death from salt....

Shannon McKee
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't care what it's called as long as it tastes good.

Amber Dae Ingalls
Community Member
4 years ago

My chemistry teacher from Ireland brought this into class when we were seniors!

Medyo Uyam
Community Member
4 years ago

stick to your Twinkies, Anus.

Diana Shupp
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't knock it until you try it !

Daniel Marsh
Community Member
4 years ago

In America, there's a custom of giving fruitcake for Christmas, despite the fact that no-one in America EATS fruitcake. And they never go bad. Rumor has it, today's fruitcakes are the same fruitcakes given in the 1880s.

CV
Community Member
4 years ago

SO, anus doesn't like spotted dick! We all get that now :D

Raspberry Ginger
Community Member
4 years ago

I've eaten it. I was really young, though, so I don't remember it

micheal.in.a.lifeboat
Community Member
4 years ago

I am in America and my mom doing that in the store. She bought it to show her friends 😂

Intensive Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

"anus & spotted dick" could be the title of a cheap adult movie

Šimon Špaček
Community Member
4 years ago

Anus was looking for spotted dick... My imagination turned off and refuses to turn on again.

Falta Karikato
Community Member
4 years ago

It would probably be a lot less rude...if it was called a 'Spotter Richard'

Simon Manning
Community Member
4 years ago

It would be even less rude if people stopped thinking of dick as 'penis' and more as 'Richard' or 'detective' or 'pudding' or 'messing around' or 'nothing'...

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TheCuteOrpington
Community Member
4 years ago

"Anus" :|

Mark Penrice
Community Member
4 years ago

It was named after a guy called Richard... Remind me, what was Robin's (as in "Batman and") real name again?

Gina Gregory
Community Member
4 years ago

yeah this is wrong. sounds like a dick disease

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#22

American-british-cultural-differences-confusion

selenasbieber Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
4 years ago

They see me rolling, they hatin'...

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#23

American Vs British

broderick Report

Brigitte
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually all over Europe it's pretty common to have your washing machine in the kitchen. If the bathroom is too small and there is no extra room, where else would you put it? Also in some apartments the water/drain pipes for washing machines are installed in the kitchen only, so you really have no other choice.

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#24

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worldsenough Report

ispeak catanese
Community Member
4 years ago

We've been watching Vera, The Loch, Unforgotten, Happy Valley, Scott & Bailey & Shetland and have added so many great new insults and idioms to our speech! It's fun yelling knobhead and calling each other cow. I think I have developed a Scottish, Yorkshire, Puerto Rican accent.

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#25

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flapperwitch Report

Aegon VI Targaryen
Community Member
4 years ago

can't beat a good chip butty :P

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#26

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freetobegrace Report

Ninshi TheImp
Community Member
4 years ago

That reminds me of something I read. In germany the waterworks have to perpare for the breaks during important football games.

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#27

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imgur Report

Alex Chobanyan
Community Member
4 years ago

oh, the grammar

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#28

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actuallyiscoops Report

Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
4 years ago

I like knobjockey. I might have to use it.

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#29

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tyleroakley Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Makes sense, but.... I'm sure U.S.A. doesn't have the same accent in each state, just like the U.K. accents vary by countries and regions. Even in one single city of London you can differentiate between particular accents depending on the part of the city, no? Sorry, I'm an overthinker. *shrug*

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#30

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obeyknowles Report

Jade Lorreni💜💙
Community Member
4 years ago

Im british and have never seen, heardor tasted this. And i think it sounds terrible

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#31

American-british-cultural-differences-confusion

beta-sheratan Report

Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Sandy is more cool than Frank? o_O

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#32

American Vs British

megganrenayorf_ Report

Andrew Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#33

American Vs British

beyoneeche Report

Steve
Community Member
4 years ago

Because it saves on plug-ware. I save pounds every year on not having to replace plugs for my sink.

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#34

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seavaynay Report

Cynthia McDonald
Community Member
4 years ago

so... you know those little plastic packs that hot dogs come in have a salty liquid in them, right? They're not vacuum sealed in there all dry.

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#35

American Vs British

CrossRdsCollins Report

Hans
Community Member
4 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
4 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

Allana Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Isnt a willy a dick?

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#38

American Vs British

britishjoe Report

Steve
Community Member
4 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

American Vs British

brokeymcpoverty Report

Ines Äffchen
Community Member
4 years ago

when I first moved to the UK and switched on the TV I learned that this is a show about people who have some complaint that's "too embarrassing to show your doctor". But yeah, let's ALL have a look at that on national TV, why not.

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#40

American Vs British

cloandfriends Report

Rose Jones
Community Member
4 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
4 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

Wanda Sochacki-Suridge
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm Australian - we grew up with Freddo Frogs!

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#43

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verityglasses Report

Neil Adams
Community Member
4 years ago

It's correctly pronounced 'aitch', without the aspirant. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/aitch

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#44

American Vs British

bathadah Report

Cynthia McDonald
Community Member
4 years ago

That is my favorite TV show. I have NO CLUE what 90% of the things they are baking actually are -- never heard of them, never seen them. But the intensity with which they bake them is riveting!

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#45

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theonlyvun Report

Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
4 years ago

Americans do that too. All the time.

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#46

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anbrll00 Report

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

i hope it's a joke. nobody can be so stupid

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#47

American Vs British

moteIboy Report

Sherlock Holmes
Community Member
4 years ago

X = kiss. xoxo

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