If British humor was a painting collection then the subreddit r/CasualUK would be the gallery that houses it. This online community has 883K members and politics aside, they constantly share everything that makes their country what it is.

From crazy expensive London apartments to a few blokes enjoying a pint, it's all in there!

Continue scrolling to check out r/CasualUK's most upvoted recent reposts and when you're done, fire up Bored Panda's earlier publication on the subreddit as well!

#1

Spotted In Manchester

Spotted In Manchester

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Ember
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2 months ago

Brilliant! I love it

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To learn more about British humor, we contacted an up-and-coming comedian from the UK who is making a name for herself with deadpan, low-energy stories, Rachel South. The first words that came to her mind were "sarcastic", "ironic", and "dry".

It's also "self-deprecating or painfully (but sometimes welcomed) insulting of others," South told Bored Panda.

These features reveal themselves in the topics that Brits like to joke about the most, too. "[They mostly make fun of] their appearance, how fed up or embarrassed or awkward they are, other people's misery, sex and the mundane," South explained.

"A lot of stuff is spoken about but maybe the least I see on the circuit is overly specific, unrelatable stuff or offensive material. Most comedians I've met are pretty left-wing!" she added.

#2

G7 Security

G7 Security

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Firstname Lastname
Community Member
2 months ago

Friendship goals right here.

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#3

Good Old National Trust

Good Old National Trust

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Helen Haley
Community Member
2 months ago

This is just a fantastic exchange.

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When it comes to comparing American and British humor, Ricky Gervais thinks that the former is more "down the line."

Gervais, who co-wrote, co-produced and starred in the hit BBC series The Office, which was on air for two years and adapted for a U.S. series for eight seasons, believes Americans don't hide their hopes and fears.

Echoing similar thoughts as Rachel's, he wrote in Time Magazine that Americans "applaud ambition and openly reward success" while "Brits are more comfortable with life's losers."

"We embrace the underdog until it's no longer the underdog. We like to bring authority down a peg or two. Just for the hell of it," Gervais explained. "Americans say, 'have a nice day' whether they mean it or not. Brits are terrified to say this. We tell ourselves it's because we don't want to sound insincere but I think it might be for the opposite reason. We don't want to celebrate anything too soon. Failure and disappointment lurk around every corner. This is due to our upbringing. Americans are brought up to believe they can be the next president of the United States. Brits are told, 'It won't happen for you.'"

#4

Richard Osman From Pointless Having Some Culture Problems

Richard Osman From Pointless Having Some Culture Problems

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Couch potato
Community Member
2 months ago

Same in 'Straylia 🤣

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#5

If You Can Read This, You Are Not A Train!

If You Can Read This, You Are Not A Train!

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Piet Puk
Community Member
2 months ago

Cho cho m**********r!

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#6

Struggling To Understand The Hype Around Jeff Bezos And Richard Branson Going To Space When A Guy From Wigan (And His Dog) Reached The Moon In A Homemade Rocket In 1989? Why Is The Media Silent On This?

Struggling To Understand The Hype Around Jeff Bezos And Richard Branson Going To Space When A Guy From Wigan (And His Dog) Reached The Moon In A Homemade Rocket In 1989? Why Is The Media Silent On This?

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

More cheese Gromit!

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Gervais finds these differences everywhere from mass media to mundane conversations. "There's a received wisdom in the U.K. that Americans don't get irony. This is of course not true. But what is true is that they don't use it all the time. It shows up in the smarter comedies but Americans don't use it as much socially as Brits. We use it as liberally as prepositions in everyday speech. We tease our friends. We use sarcasm as a shield and a weapon. We avoid sincerity until it’s absolutely necessary. We mercilessly take the piss out of people we like or dislike basically. And ourselves. This is very important. Our brashness and swagger is laden with equal portions of self-deprecation. This is our license to hand it out."

If you think this can sometimes be perceived as nasty, you're right. But only if the recipients aren't used to it. In reality, it isn't. As Gervais says, it's just play fighting. A few more posts from r/CasualUK and you might get it, too.

"Try not to take things too seriously, even if the person talking seems really serious," Rachel South said. In fact, her comedy style represents that her country's quite well so I highly recommend visiting her Instagram account.

#7

Historical Figures Lined Up For Reopening Of Museum Of Gloucester

Historical Figures Lined Up For Reopening Of Museum Of Gloucester

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Couch potato
Community Member
2 months ago

and then there's the dinosaur

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#8

This 900 Year Old Floor Tile At Gloucester Cathedral Contains The Footprint Of A Very Good Boy

This 900 Year Old Floor Tile At Gloucester Cathedral Contains The Footprint Of A Very Good Boy

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SomeCrazyDogLover
Community Member
2 months ago

TOE BEANS

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#9

This Company Has Been Getting Boycotted Over Their Name. I’m Sorry But This Is Brilliant British Humour

This Company Has Been Getting Boycotted Over Their Name. I’m Sorry But This Is Brilliant British Humour

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Otter
Community Member
2 months ago

Please tell me it's located in Whitechapel?

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#10

Now This Is How You Sell A Laminator

Now This Is How You Sell A Laminator

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 months ago

I would buy it just for this ad. Superb.

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#11

I Applaud Tesco For Doing This

I Applaud Tesco For Doing This

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This Person
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh look a massive company with a conscience. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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#12

True Bill

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
2 months ago

TV license? Can someone explain this one to me please?

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#13

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AzKhaleesi
Community Member
2 months ago

So what you're telling me, is that it DOESN'T look like this? *sadly cancels travel plans

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#14

Heading Back To The Movies: US Vs UK

Heading Back To The Movies: US Vs UK

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

Haaahaha, I believe this. Too emotional vs stiff upper lip.

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#15

Only In The UK Would It Be Understood By Everyone This Is A Message Of Affection

Only In The UK Would It Be Understood By Everyone This Is A Message Of Affection

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Fred the rat king
Community Member
2 months ago

Yup this is what i expect to see when I turn 18

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#16

City Of Leicester Starts Turning Bus-Stops Into “Bee-Stops”

City Of Leicester Starts Turning Bus-Stops Into “Bee-Stops”

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Brilliant!! I wish this would be everywhere!!

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#17

Today I Stumbled Upon Where History Was Made

Today I Stumbled Upon Where History Was Made

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Kira Okah
Community Member
2 months ago

Harrow Club Sports Hall. It's hireable too.

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#18

Front Seat On A Double Decker Bus

Front Seat On A Double Decker Bus

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Robert T
Community Member
2 months ago

It's even more exciting when the driver doesn't see a low bridge. /s

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#19

When The Pubs Have Been Closed For 4 Months, A Bit Of Rain Won't Stop These Lads

 When The Pubs Have Been Closed For 4 Months, A Bit Of Rain Won't Stop These Lads

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AnnaBanana
Community Member
2 months ago

I think that's the most British thing I've ever seen!

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#20

This Little Guy Has Come To Visit Me Every Night For The Past 2 Weeks

This Little Guy Has Come To Visit Me Every Night For The Past 2 Weeks

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 months ago

that's how you get a fox

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#21

Title Of The Next Bond Film Announced!

Title Of The Next Bond Film Announced!

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Casey Burns
Community Member
2 months ago

Instead of shaken, not stirred. It's Covid, much worse.

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#22

Jesus Saves! (But Can’t Park For S**t)

Jesus Saves! (But Can’t Park For S**t)

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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

b*****d , the classy name calling

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#23

How To Measure Things Like A Brit

How To Measure Things Like A Brit

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Couch potato
Community Member
2 months ago

Woah. In Australia we just use the simple metric system. :)

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#24

Took This On My Evening Walk Last Night; Thought It Looked Quintessentially British

Took This On My Evening Walk Last Night; Thought It Looked Quintessentially British

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Tobias Rieper
Community Member
2 months ago

the only thing missing is a man in a suit wearing a bowler hat carrying an umbrella holding a cup of tea saying bloody hell

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#25

On The Morning Countryside Dog Walk When I Hear Barking, Couldn’t Figure Out Where It Was Coming From Until I Look Up

On The Morning Countryside Dog Walk When I Hear Barking, Couldn’t Figure Out Where It Was Coming From Until I Look Up

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R L
Community Member
2 months ago

That's at least one of the merry lads.

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#26

Picked Nanny Up To Take Her To An 8.30 Dentist Appointment, She Made Me A Packed Lunch In Case I Got Hungry While I Wait The 45 Mins For The Appointment. Nan's Are Awesome

Picked Nanny Up To Take Her To An 8.30 Dentist Appointment, She Made Me A Packed Lunch In Case I Got Hungry While I Wait The 45 Mins For The Appointment. Nan's Are Awesome

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Fred the rat king
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes they are

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#27

Coming Back To My Desk, Wondering Where My Pistachios Went, Nearly Had A Heart Attack

Coming Back To My Desk, Wondering Where My Pistachios Went, Nearly Had A Heart Attack

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Paul C.
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorry human but I was disgusted by your front screen and covered it with Tippex.

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#28

Found In Garden Today

Found In Garden Today

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Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

All you need is a lazy dog to jump over him and you've ruined a childhood mantra.

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#29

I'm Liking The Translation For 'Cappucino' Into Welsh

I'm Liking The Translation For 'Cappucino' Into Welsh

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Ceredwyn Ealanta
Community Member
2 months ago

Ffrothi coffi nothing, I'm here for malws melys.

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#30

Be Ashamed

Be Ashamed

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Lucy Brazier
Community Member
2 months ago

Cheers, Colin!

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#31

Shots Fired In The Office Kitchen

Shots Fired In The Office Kitchen

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Lucy Brazier
Community Member
2 months ago

Round of applause for the tea drinker!

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#32

Can't Get More Casual Than A Pony Waiting Outside The Post Office

Can't Get More Casual Than A Pony Waiting Outside The Post Office

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Nathan Pogorzala
Community Member
2 months ago

Look at this little guy!

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#33

Saw This Today On Towan Beach, Newquay... We Can Be A Romantic Bunch. Congratulations Whoever You Are

Saw This Today On Towan Beach, Newquay... We Can Be A Romantic Bunch. Congratulations Whoever You Are

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Valisbourne Spiritforge
Community Member
2 months ago

I really think public wedding proposals are a bad idea. You totally put pressure on the person being asked to say yes. Proposals should be a private, personal thing. If he'd left her name off, taken her up there and shown her the picture, then proposed that would be different. (yes, other people, other ideas. but mine is to make whoever is getting proposed to, to be as non-pressured as possible)

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#34

Drove Past Batman On The M5 Yesterday. Good To Know He Is Out There Keeping Us All Safe

Drove Past Batman On The M5 Yesterday. Good To Know He Is Out There Keeping Us All Safe

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Chris
Community Member
2 months ago

This guy lives in Exmouth (Devon), see him driving about all the time.

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#35

My Local Cinema Being A Little Pessimistic About Reopening

My Local Cinema Being A Little Pessimistic About Reopening

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Paul C.
Community Member
2 months ago

Twelfth of never?

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#36

The Plot Thickens In Fife

The Plot Thickens In Fife

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I have SO MANY questions.

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#37

I Thought I'd Clear A Few Things Up

I Thought I'd Clear A Few Things Up

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Maddie Star ⭐
Community Member
2 months ago

English muffins aren't cake, they are a bread product that is awesome, toasted with a runny fried egg

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#38

Free Range Yorkshire Puddings With Gravy

Free Range Yorkshire Puddings With Gravy

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cybermerlin2000
Community Member
2 months ago

That gravy is p*ss weak

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#39

Can’t Beat A British Festival

Can’t Beat A British Festival

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A B C
Community Member
2 months ago

German here. Wacken, Hurricane and a lot other festivals over here look like that most years, too.

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#40

A Letter I Received This Morning

A Letter I Received This Morning

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Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

That is what the mystical 'strongly worded letter' looks like. Quite common in suburban England.

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#41

Going To My Mates For Football Tonight. My Mum Just Popped In To Drop These Off For Me To "Share With My Friends"

Going To My Mates For Football Tonight. My Mum Just Popped In To Drop These Off For Me To "Share With My Friends"

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cybermerlin2000
Community Member
2 months ago

The Tunnock Triple! Nice!

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#42

Schrödinger's Ballgames

Schrödinger's Ballgames

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Some Cool Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Convenient backboard

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#43

I Present To You The Greatest Lie Told To This Country: 30g Is An Acceptable Serving Size Of Cereal

I Present To You The Greatest Lie Told To This Country: 30g Is An Acceptable Serving Size Of Cereal

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

The bowl size is acceptable. And it should be filled to the top with cereal. Then carefully pour the milk.

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#44

My Local Tescos Has Had To Create A No Man's Land To Protect The Price Reducer

My Local Tescos Has Had To Create A No Man's Land To Protect The Price Reducer

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Scagsy
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG! This! Some people behave like animals scrapping and shoving just to get 20p off a packet of mince. Carnage.

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#45

I Was Looking At Places In London And Saw This. The Front Door Is A Window?!

I Was Looking At Places In London And Saw This. The Front Door Is A Window?!

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Kira Okah
Community Member
2 months ago

That is just London.

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#46

The Netflix Documentary We Are All Waiting For

The Netflix Documentary We Are All Waiting For

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cybermerlin2000
Community Member
2 months ago

This thing escalated quickly as it was soon discovered other supermarkets had caterpillar cakes. The best way to describe it would be if Linux, Microsoft and Apple built their own versions of Skynet and set them on each other to see who is the rightful heir to world domination

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#47

M A T H S

M A T H S

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Karen Fernley
Community Member
2 months ago

I remember when Fudges were only 10p...

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#48

Surely Aldi Could Have Chosen A Better Font

Surely Aldi Could Have Chosen A Better Font

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the child
Community Member
2 months ago

it's tide pods waiting to happen

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#49

Went To The UK For A Couple Of Days, Bought A Few Souvenirs

Went To The UK For A Couple Of Days, Bought A Few Souvenirs

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Chris
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Where's the Yorkshire tea? Even PG Tips would do, not that wanky s**t in the picture.

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#50

Apparently Bacon Is The Most Important Part Of A Full English, Followed By Sausages, Toast And Beans. Agree Or Disagree?

Apparently Bacon Is The Most Important Part Of A Full English, Followed By Sausages, Toast And Beans. Agree Or Disagree?

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

For me beans are at -65%

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