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22 Exact British Versions Of Important American Things

Basically the same country, really.

1. Shoreditch = Williamsburg

Williamsburg: Hipsters decorating apartments with Union Jacks and drinking imported European craft beer.
Shoreditch: Hipsters decorating flats with American flags and drinking imported American craft beer.

2. Hawaii = Cornwall

Hawaii: Much hotter than the rest of the country, but full of tourists and second homes. Amazing surfing.
Cornwall: Very slightly hotter than the rest of the country, but still full of tourists and second homes. Theoretically possible surfing.

3. Texas = Yorkshire

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Texas: Honest, hard-working people who think Texas is an independent country.
Yorkshire: Honest, hard-working people who think Yorkshire is an independent country.

4. Great American Desert = Scottish Highlands

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Great American Desert: Vast expanse of small, hot rocks where no-one really lives.
Scottish Highlands: Vast expanse of big, damp rocks where no-one really lives.

5. Route 66 = M1

Route 66: Country-spanning highway to Santa Monica shrouded in possibilities.
M1: Country-spanning motorway to Leeds shrouded in fog.

6. Rocky Mountains = Hadrians Wall

Rocky Mountains: Big pile of rocks protecting people from whatever the hell happens out West.
Hadrians Wall: Big pile of rocks protecting people from whatever the hell happens in Scotland.

7. Silicon Valley = Old Street Roundabout

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Silicon Valley: Enormous hub for tech companies.
Old Street Roundabout: Enormous hub for traffic surrounded by tech companies.

8. Vegas Strip = Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Vegas Strip: Bright lights, late nights, and the Bellagio.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Bright lights, late night, and The Wallace & Gromit Shop.

9. Wall Street = The City Of London

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Wall Street: Jerk-offs.
The City Of London: Wankers.

10. Statue Of Liberty = The Walkie-Talkie

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Statue of Liberty: Towering statue with a flame on top.
The Walkie-Talkie: Towering building that shoots flame at cars.

11. New York Yankees = Manchester United

New York Yankees: Stupidly wealthy team who keep winning and annoying everyone. But they sucked in 2013.
Manchester United: Stupidly wealthy team who keep winning and annoying everyone. But they sucked in 2013-14.

12. Confederate Flag = St. Georges Flag

Confederate Flag: If you fly this, most people will think you’re racist.
St. Georges Flag: If you fly this, most people will think you’re racist.

13. NFL = FIFA

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NFL: Governing body of the most followed sport in the country, a profit-focused corporation with a troubling attitude to player safety.
FIFA: Governing body of the most followed sport in the country, a rogue state with no regard for human life.

14. Thanksgiving = Christmas

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Thanksgiving: When everyone goes home to argue with their family and get drunk.
Christmas: When everyone goes home to argue with their family and get drunk.

15. 4th of July = Bonfire Night

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4th of July: When everyone goes outside to enjoy fireworks and alcohol, to celebrate US Independence.
Bonfire Night: When everyone goes outside to enjoy fireworks and alcohol, to celebrate the time England caught a Catholic and burnt him alive.

16. Beer in Red Solo Cups = Cider in 2-litre plastic bottles

Beer in Red Solo Cups: What you’re drinking the first time you get wasted at a house party.
Cider in 2-litre plastic bottles: What you’re drinking the first time you get pissed in the park.

17. Taco Bell = Chicken Cottage

Taco Bell: Great but messy drunk food that you will massively regret the next day.
Chicken Cottage: Great but messy drunk food that you will massively regret the next day.

18. Pick-up truck = Ford Fiesta

Pick-up truck: Everyone’s first car in rural areas, because the roads are so wide.
Ford Fiesta: Everyone’s first car in rural areas, because the roads are so narrow.

19. Country & Western = Heavy Metal

Country & Western: Somehow the most vibrant music scene in the country, but everyone else literally forgets that it exists. Lots of hats.
Heavy Metal: Somehow the most vibrant music scene in the country, but everyone else literally forgets that it exists. Lots of hair.

20. Home = Pub

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Home: Place to go at the end of the day to relax.
Pub: Place to go at the end of the day to relax.

21. Enthusiasm = Disappointment

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Enthusiasm: Fundamental world-view.
Disappointment: Fundamental world-view.

22. Piers Morgan = Piers Morgan

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Piers Morgan: The absolute worst, who the US wants to get rid of.
Piers Morgan: The absolute worst, who the UK is still trying to be rid of.

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