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

Lottie Park
Community Member
2 years ago

Survival of the Brittest

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#2

American Vs British

iwillmindfuckyou Report

Yumeko
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol 😂

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#3

American Vs British

a-thousand-words Report

didi
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

why not BBC Radio 5? Just curious

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#5

American Vs British

brigwife Report

E Menendez
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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

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neisner Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

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

Miklós Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

Won't be surprised if they do this only to insult french people.

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HauntedForests
Community Member
2 years ago

In America, you can find them in very convenient boxes.

Nicole Gauvreau
Community Member
2 years ago

Or tiny bottles (sometimes even at pharmacies)

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Nick Vockrodt
Community Member
2 years ago

It says new, can you buy used wine in convenience stores?

Teri Donovan
Community Member
2 years ago

As a wine lover who lives alone, I find this bloody brill. No more having to down the entire bottle alone or wasting what's left...

Nicole Gauvreau
Community Member
2 years ago

You can (some places in the US at least) buy little 250 mL bottles of wine.

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Vicky Dudman
Community Member
2 years ago

I saw this for the first time in the uk last week, at a service station...off the motorway..... the mind boggles

Olga Novikova
Community Member
2 years ago

As an American I find this magical; but i have low standards, so I have that going for me. ;)

James Butcher
Community Member
2 years ago

This is something I've seen in only two supermarkets 99% of stores do not do this in the uk

creamegg
Community Member
2 years ago

As a French person i find this criminal !!!

Nick Vockrodt
Community Member
2 years ago

It says new, do they sell used wine?

Xmayze
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm English and have never seen this, except maybe on the train although it's normally a mini bottle of wine not a glass..

Laura Osborne
Community Member
2 years ago

I've only seen them in Marks and Spencers myself, but I'll bet it's a cat wee wine!

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Bobbi Newell
Community Member
2 years ago

Oregon, USA here. Our supermarkets are starting to carry wines by the (plastic) glass, but I started seeing juice box- type packaging several years ago!

Danielle Goedhart
Community Member
2 years ago

Very useful if you forgot glasses and a corkscrew...

Kebnekaise
Community Member
2 years ago

saw them California too, though.

Daz M
Community Member
1 year ago

Must be a London thing, we can afford bottles of wine in the North

Daz M
Community Member
1 year ago

As a northerner i find this bizarre, it must be a London thing as there can't afford a whole bottle down there

Gwennie Kellaher
Community Member
2 years ago

And also in the cinema 🍷🍷

Chris Frankland
Community Member
2 years ago

Perfectly understandable. But not in Stoke on Trent. There, it comes in Royal Doulton

Ginger McDevitt
Community Member
2 years ago

FINALLY starting to see this in the US!!!

Chris Peckham
Community Member
2 years ago

Can buy them in the US as well

Jeanne Brennan
Community Member
2 years ago

I didn't know there was something that could make boxed wine look upscale, yet here we have it!

HermieGranger
Community Member
2 years ago

They only really do this in M&S or Waitrose.

Kathie Fanning
Community Member
2 years ago

Have this in america

Eric McCool
Community Member
2 years ago

available all over the USA as well

Jay Lake
Community Member
2 years ago

yes m&s is not how it once was sorry about that

Sophie Talia
Community Member
2 years ago

i think that's just in m&s which is more of a high end supermarket than a convenience store

Lesley Wood
Community Member
2 years ago

Don’t know if M&S would like to be called as ‘convenience store”

Tim Duenkel
Community Member
2 years ago

There are a few places where you can do this in America. Usually at large venues, stadiums, and such.

Emma Hawes
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm from the UK and I've never seen this!

BlakCircleGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

I think in the US we just have tiny bottles. ;)

SiYuan
Community Member
2 years ago

I used to have a plastic wineglass that could be separated into two places so I could take it camping. Unfortunately it was quite a large glass, got drunk on the wine I drank from it, and lost it's lower half.

Manohar Mohan
Community Member
2 years ago

Wondering why they haven't stopped doing this already, since it must offend the Muslims..

Miguel Angel Irisson
Community Member
2 years ago

As a Mexican man i wish for some day to buy tequila shots. not the entire bottle

LD Beatty
Community Member
2 years ago

thats a big fkn glass

Mark Jaress
Community Member
2 years ago

They have that shit here, too ('Murika)

Pat
Community Member
2 years ago

Can buy it this way in US also.

ethel
Community Member
2 years ago

they have those in ameriaca just only in the fun parts

Cheryl Birkhimer
Community Member
2 years ago

As a French...what? Is that like saying as a Brit?

Geena Hunt
Community Member
2 years ago

Arkansas, USA - you can buy them in liquor stores here!

Lacy Tinsley
Community Member
2 years ago

you can do this in the US too now

Chiemi Honda
Community Member
2 years ago

Aw man, japan sells sake by the glass cup in a vending machine! We need to step it up!

Daniel Marsh
Community Member
2 years ago

Although, in America, they sell it in a plastic-lined package very similar to a juicebox, but with a screw-cap, so you don't need to poke the box with a straw.

Daniel Marsh
Community Member
2 years ago

wine in plastic... meh.

Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

This scares me.

Peter Bear
Community Member
2 years ago

To be fair, you can do this in some stores in America too. At least recently.

Cherie
Community Member
2 years ago

I've seen this and similar in the liquor stores here locally... It can't be that common, tho.

Andrei Dima
Community Member
2 years ago

I need this

Mark Evans
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in the UK. I've never seen those before.

Susann Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

As an American of the US. I can only visualize the driving after lunch. Thank goodness you have transportation for these day drinkers.

Laughinmydreams
Community Member
2 years ago

What. . . and why . . . and who?

Jocelyn King
Community Member
2 years ago

Not Weird at all, we buy wine by the plastic glass in Canada at any liquor store

Marie-Louise Chenois
Community Member
2 years ago

As a belgian, close to France i find it bizarre aswell but also i see it's filled way to the top, so i'm pretty sure that 99.9% of the time when you open it you get half of it all around..

Andus Mcabu
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm from England and have never seen them before.

Ančí Sachetka
Community Member
2 years ago

in Czech republic we have shots of strong cheap alcoholic drinks :D it is bizzare for me aswell :D

Sebastian Sarabia
Community Member
2 years ago

Plastic??? im Chilean and even cheap wine here comes in a glass bottle, and really really cheap wine, the kind that you could name "i don't care what im drinking but ill regret it tomorrow" comes in a tetra pak box...

Michèle Gyselinck
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice. In Québec you can buy white wine in the refrigerator at the liquor board. In Ontario you can't because people are not allowed to drink booze on the street.

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
2 years ago

Yum, fossil fuel residue and possibly some BPA

Megan H
Community Member
2 years ago

O_O Two thoughts: 1) that can't be even passingly drinkable wine, and 2) "Absolutely Fabulous" makes even more sense now.

Uno. playero
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, we have faceded glass and vodka inside, instead wineglass and wine :-) Nice difference......

Sgraham
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the plastic that makes it de classe.

Coralie Gerard
Community Member
2 years ago

Nooo whyyy? What did that poor wine do to you ? (anyway wine in a plastic anything tastes gross)

Erin Springer
Community Member
2 years ago

We can do that in the USA, too.

M O'Connell
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually this makes sense. Many establishments don't have a license to sell spirits by the glass (which would make them a 'bar' and subject to more stringent regulations. In my area, we have "Package Goods" establishments, where there isn't anything on tap, and you have to buy an entire bottle, or case of alcohol. They are classified as liquor stores, and not bars. This unique packaging would allow them to continue to sell package-goods, but at a more reasonable volume.

Ruth Baker
Community Member
2 years ago

I've lived in the UK for 50 years and I've never seen this. We buy bottles of wine (and some people, who drink a lot, buy boxes)

Lynn Ruiz
Community Member
2 years ago

Totally love this

Vanessa Parkinson
Community Member
2 years ago

We might be able to buy this but I never have and can't think I would.

Noeleen Trueman
Community Member
2 years ago

um...I just lost my toothpick...unfuckingbelievable ..wine?? plastic?? I would prefer to neck it !!

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
2 years ago

Only Marks & Spencer, though!

Katie Dragneel
Community Member
2 years ago

As an Aussie this is just weird

Chastin Dreyer
Community Member
2 years ago

get that here as well (SA) although I can never understand why one would want a glass when you can get the bottle and for a few rand's more at that

Jane Bateman
Community Member
2 years ago

As a member of the British public, I have never seen this before.

Heather Brown
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in England and I have never in my life seen this... 😂

Algo Walker
Community Member
2 years ago

wait?! that is a thing?! how is that a thing?! LOL

Brad Trapp
Community Member
2 years ago

We have those here too....

Jessie Taormina
Community Member
2 years ago

I've seen this in the US.

Amanda Charaba
Community Member
2 years ago

You can get this in the states as well! Plus we get it in Juice boxes now too lol

Allana Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

Hmmm this must be nice for the winos in the UK.

Joanna Schilling
Community Member
2 years ago

😳

Adam Gibson
Community Member
2 years ago

I live in Hertfordshire and have never seen this

Brian Bailey
Community Member
2 years ago

That's freaking awesome!

Emiwolfplayz
Community Member
2 years ago

Lol there is plastic bag vodka in my country lmao

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
2 years ago

As a Canadian I find it incredibly odd that you can buy ANY kind of booze in the same place you buy slurpees and shitty nachos.

Etienne Pisano
Community Member
2 years ago

Very comfortable ... but do you pay for the wine or the glass? :-)

Gina Gregory
Community Member
2 years ago

prob cheap shit wine that was fermented for a day. lol grape juice

Jill Hogan
Community Member
2 years ago

Yuck

Soraya Malvaiz
Community Member
2 years ago

We have that in America too....not good wine...but....

James Butcher
Community Member
2 years ago

This is actually rare if only seen this in two supermarkets, those being Mark's and Spencers and Waitrose 99% of the other shops do not do this!

Laszlo Bazso
Community Member
2 years ago

go for the topshelf :D

Margaret Minton
Community Member
2 years ago

I have never seen this in the shops in England and I buy wind every week

Brontosonto
Community Member
2 years ago

In the european countries there are "half-bottles" (bottle containing 3/8 of a litre = 37.5 cl = 12.68 fl oz) and "quarters of a bottle" (bottle containing 3/16 of a litre = 18,75 cl = 6.34 fl oz), being the "bottle" 3/4 of a litre (75 cl = 25.36 fl oz). Always glass bottles, of course.

Zu Zanna
Community Member
2 years ago

In PL we have vodka shots ;) w-596cca3f955fb.jpg w-596cca3f955fb.jpg

Trish Bradley
Community Member
2 years ago

So do we

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Wim Lammens
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2 years ago

I guess it's slightly better than in a can... ballpackag...e5bb6e.jpg ballpackaging-wijn-596cc8ee5bb6e.jpg

Mylah Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

Also, they're for picnics, or events etc when people are not alcoholics and don't want a whole bottle of wine...

Mylah Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

It's not a convenience store! Lol. It's Marks and Spencer's.

Saint Victoria
Community Member
2 years ago

um so does 'Merica

Apollo's Daughter
Community Member
2 years ago

wut

Nadine
Community Member
2 years ago

I see these in a lot of stores. The concept was on Shark Tank, the America version of Dragons Den. They are supposed to be for picnics. I guess. And sold at events and concerts.

Ross Carter
Community Member
2 years ago

I've only ever seen this at cinemas

Nicola Morley
Community Member
2 years ago

Can now buy wine by the plastic glass in cinemas and some soft play areas. We're through the looking glass people !!

Pi...
Community Member
2 years ago

U get these in Vegas too.

Delta Hill
Community Member
2 years ago

So, if you only want a glass, why not buy a stubby of wine? Or are these only available in Australia? Wine-596d5...1e4e0c.jpg Wine-596d53a1e4e0c.jpg

Sandra Kramer
Community Member
2 years ago

As an Austrian i find this offending

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#10

American Vs British

grincham-n-larry Report

Xmayze
Community Member
2 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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squiddleprincess Report

Sakata Gintoki
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 years ago

Same in Poland

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#16

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DestinyDreadful Report

Fire Bird
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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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Wanda Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

*also true in the North Eastern US

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#20

American Vs British

flomation Report

didi
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

Wtf is wrong w ur name!

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#22

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selenasbieber Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
2 years ago

They see me rolling, they hatin'...

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#23

American Vs British

broderick Report

Brigitte
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 years ago

can't beat a good chip butty :P

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#26

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Ninshi TheImp
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

oh, the grammar

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#28

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actuallyiscoops Report

Kori K. Warriner
Community Member
2 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
2 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

Hope Floats
Community Member
2 years ago

I have NEVER heard of this sandwich! Where the hell was this dug up from? A 'toasted sandwich' is two slices of bread,toasted,with a filling of either meats,cheese or vegetables,etc... A 'thin slice of bread inbetween two slices of thicker bread' ?..... Seriously?

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#31

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beta-sheratan Report

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Sandy is more cool than Frank? o_O

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#32

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megganrenayorf_ Report

Andrew Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#33

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beyoneeche Report

Steve
Community Member
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 years ago

Isnt a willy a dick?

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#38

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britishjoe Report

Steve
Community Member
2 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

Ines Äffchen
Community Member
2 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

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cloandfriends Report

Rose Jones
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

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

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#42

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written-is-written Report

Wanda Sochacki-Suridge
Community Member
2 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
2 years ago

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

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#44

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