“No Context UK”: 50 Pics That Prove The UK Is Unlike Any Other Country
Welcome to the nation where saying no to “fancy a cuppa?” would not be taken well, unless you’re knackered.
So I'm chuffed to bits to bring you this collection of pics from the land ruled by Her Majesty the Queen, who not only doesn’t own a passport, has two birthdays, and in case she’d ever fancy a ride, she’d be allowed to drive without a drivers license. The land that gave the world some of the best musicians and artists (David Bowie, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and you name it, anyone?) and where people indulge in spotted dick. Before you think anything, let me just tell you, it’s one of too many weird British dessert names and it’s actually a delicious pudding. It’s also often sold canned, as are many things in the UK.
But in order to really get a full view of the world in the UK, we have to see its weirder sides too. And the Twitter page “No Context UK” seems like a perfect place to do that. With 135k followers, the page is dedicated to sharing weird, weirder, and the weirdest pics from daily British life which entails everything on the spectrum from hilarity to sheer absurdity.
Scroll down, upvote your favorite ones and be sure to share your thoughts and impressions of the UK in the comment section!
It seems that funny pics from Britain have quite a fanbase on Twitter. With 135.2K people following the “No Context UK” account, it doesn’t fall far from its other similar Twitter account known as “No Context Brits.” Having been created pretty recently, in April 2021, “No Context Brits” already boasts a whopping 590.3K-strong fanbase which is likely to grow even more. Check out Bored Panda’s previous article featuring the interview with the creator and the best posts from the account right here.
Brits have been notorious for unique quirks unheard to many nations around the world. So it’s not surprising to have content like that dedicated precisely to the weird and wondrous side of the UK. Speaking of British quirks, there’s nothing more British than the two vile streams of water, one freezingly cold and the other, burning hot. So you basically move the palms so fast that it doesn’t burn, nor freeze your hands, in a quasi-alright temperature that feels like torture for many foreigners who are used to usual taps.
Another very British feature is to apologize at all times. To a stranger's ear it may sound weird, but for Brits, saying “sorry” is a way to be polite, especially if they’re dealing with strangers. Another weird thing that comes from the UK is that biscuits are not always called that. Take Jaffa Cakes, for example, a biscuit-sized chocolate-coated cake with orange jelly inside. It turns out that the company making them since 1927, Mcvitie’s, were challenged for labeling their chocolate orange treats as ‘cakes’ in 1991 by Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise.
During the court battle between Mcvitie’s and Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise, Mcvitie’s baked a giant Jaffa Cake to prove that Jaffa cakes were really cakes and not biscuits. The key turning point was when McVitie’s QC highlighted how cakes harden when they go stale, and biscuits go soggy, while a Jaffa cake goes hard. McVities finally proved their point and the Jaffa were recognized as chocolate-covered cakes.