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What’s not to like?
1. Our TV programmes.
“By far the television, specifically your sitcoms/comedies. The worst part is that the series are always so short episode-wise, but the humor in them is so smart and dry.”
– Natalie Horner, Facebook
Notice how a lot of our sitcoms/comedies have been copied by America? Shameless, even the Inbetweeners? And they all went down like a sack of sh*t, didn’t they! Our TV shows are just that bit funnier.
“Panel shows like QI and Big Fat Quiz. Stephen Fry isn’t a national treasure. He’s an international treasure”
2. The NHS.
“Their health care is something else! I go to England a lot, because my husband is a Brit. I got sick once, and never paid a cent for anything (maybe because of my husband). Anyway, they even sent a nurse over to my daughter-in-law’s house, just to see if I was okay and if I needed anything! Incredible.”
– Lauren Rowell, Facebook
When you’ve got to pay for literally everything in America, I can understand why they appreciate our NHS. We’re so lucky to live in a country where we don’t have to pay out of our eyeballs just to go & see our doctor.
It really winds me up when I type in football on Google & American football comes up. IT’S NOT FOOTBALL. It’s a bunch of men running around a pitch trying to grab a rugby ball off of each other.
4. Public walking spots.
“Public land and walking culture. There are miles upon miles upon miles of public walking trails. Not just around places of great natural beauty either, literally just fields sometimes. And people walk on them. With their families or their dogs or alone, people will literally just use any moderately nice afternoon to go for a walk. And that’s pretty great.”
There are a lot of beautiful places in America to go walking too. I suppose you never appreciate what you have around you, do you!
5. The fact we include tax in the price of things.
“The fact that tax is included on price tags. I studied abroad in London and coming home and doing math in the grocery store again was the worst.”
I don’t get why Americans do it? Why do they not add the tax into things? It’s so annoying when you go up to the till & find out you’re going to get charged an extra $20. IT’S STUPID.
6. Our attitude towards pretty much everything.
“The thing I like most about British people is the attitude. I love that they just can’t be arsed. I love the polite indifference they have all seem to have perfected. I love their self-deprecating sarcasm. And I love knowing that if a British person reads this they will probably roll their eyes.”
Are u even at work if u and your work pals don’t say ‘i can’t be arsed’ every single time you walk past each over
— Drew Todd (@dreewtoddx) August 13, 2017
If you don’t moan about the weather and work at least 5 times a week, are you sure you’re British?
7. The fact we get paid holidays with work.
“I love that they take ‘holidays’ and get paid time [off] work for it. Jealous.”
Did you know only 1 in 4 Americans get paid holidays & the ones who do get paid holidays don’t get anywhere near as many as we do. I can’t get my head around that!
8. Supermarket desserts.
“I love the selection at British supermarkets, particularly desserts. I’ve never seen mousses, trifles, custards, or many other refrigerated desserts in US supermarkets. The baked goods and dairy products are also much, much better.”
There are just so many desserts to choose from ? get in my belly.
9. The chocolate.
“Cadbury chocolate is infinitely better than any American chocolate.”
Hands up who’s tried Hershey’s chocolate before. Hands up who hated it. There’s just something about American chocolate that sends shivers down my spine. It’s gross, it’s unnecessary, it’s just shit.
10. The fact we swear whenever and wherever we want.
“I like how y’all aren’t embarrassed to swear and say ‘fuck’ all the time.”
Sometimes a sentence can’t be completed without a swear word. They just add emphasis to a sentence.
11. Easter eggs.
“Honestly, the Brits do Easter better than the US, IMO. It’s definitely more a celebration of springtime.”
I suppose Americans go to town on Halloween, we go to town for Easter. If your kitchen isn’t full of easter eggs for about a month then you’re not doing it right.
12. We accommodate for vegetarians.
“The UK is legitimately better at vegetarian food than the US. At many major chain restaurants in the US, the closet thing you can get to a vegetarian main course is asking for the pasta or salad without chicken or begging for a cheese sandwich. Every restaurant I have ever been to in the UK, from major chains to small cafes in little towns in the middle of nowhere, always have AT LEAST one or two veggie options, which are often even vaguely creative, and maybe even a legitimate vegan option too.”
We even do vegetarian dishes at Nandos. That’s how much we accommodate for veggies!
13. Books & authors.
“Love me some Brit Lit. I’ll take me some Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, and J.K. Rowling any day.”
And if you’re not a huge fan of reading, just follow JK Rowling on Twitter, she will provide amusement for days. She’s so witty, I could read through her Twitter responses and never get bored.
14. Our public toilets.
“Public restroom stalls in England are actually private. They don’t have huge gaps like ours do.”
If you’ve ever used a public toilet in America, you’ll definitely understand this. They’re not even cubicles, they’re basically just areas with little wooden slats to separate each toilet.
15. Our accents.
“Hands down, the accents (however cliche that is). All Americans love a good British accent – no matter where in the UK you come from. Since every regional accent is completely foreign to us, we’re fascinated by each and every one, even the infamous Brummie accent.”
We have so many accents to pick from too. It makes me laugh how Americans imitate the British accent, they always seem to speak in the Queen’s English when in reality there’s only really a small percentage of Brits who speak like that.