19 Things Americans Don’t Understand About British People

So many questions, so little time.

1. Why they visit America:

2. Why they say “maths”:

3. Why they love the sun:

4. Why “dud” isn’t a thing:

why do british people call their mom mum what about dad why dont they call them dud whats going on there

— hashtagfatrolls (@lol)

WHY DO BRITISH PEOPLE SAY MUM INSTEAD OF MOM BUT NOT DUD INSTEAD OF DAD

— larryyys (@288)

5. Why they write the date the logical way:

Why do British people make things complicated by putting the date before the month And By saying maths instead of math

— zourrysweater (@anoushka)

(And the “maths” thing again)

6. Why they say “happy” instead of “merry”:

why do british people say happy christmas rather than merry christmas that is equivalent to saying merry easter it doesnt hassle my hoff

— mcharrynugget (@)

‘Cause it’s not like the two words are synonymous or anything.

Why do British people say "Happy Christmas"? It makes me uncomfortable, it sounds so weird.

— aurosan (@Calvin)

7. Why they like the letter “X”:

why do british people add x's in everything its so pointless americans dont go around adding g's no thats stupid "have a good day gg"

— basically_gabi (@gabrielle)

why do british people use so many x's they must be very kissy people

— camilasmind (@)

8. Why they have accents:

why do british people pronounce "th" as "f" like they say fousand instead of thousand AM I RIGHT OR WHAT

— TheStylesVoice (@Karin)

9. Why they don’t have accents:

Why do British people lose their accents when they sing? #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmm

— KennyB899 (@Kenny B)

my brother just asked "why do british people sound american when they sing" this is one of the 7 wonders of the world

— mcnuggetharry (@quy)

10. Why their mouths can’t just pick one theme and stick to it:

why do british people have such ugly teeth yet amazing accents

— PRlNCESSASHLEY (@ash)

11. Why they use words:

why do british people say bloody all the time should i walk around saying freedom

— itsvasaviii (@vasavi)

why do british people call studying revising that doesn't even make sense

— hikarupavel (@Shayla)

Why do British people start every sentence with "basically"? Lol

— ahmedmilk22 (@Ahmed Seif Malik)

why do british people say "i dont rate you" ? like im sorry is this customer service? did i ask you to rate anything? is this an evaluation?

— WisamAC (@Wisam | وسام)

I'm told people in Britain use "towards" and in the US we use "toward." This is why British people disgust me.

— daveanthony (@daveanthony)

12. Why their drugs aren’t as cool as their paint:

why do british people have like glow in the dark face paint at their partys thats so cool in america there are glow in the dark drugs

— knuckIesandwich (@\€)

13. Why bathrooms and elevators aren’t the same thing:

I dunno why British people insist on calling the bathroom "the lift" or why they get so angry when I go to the bathroom.

— leaplingband (@leapling)

Lift = elevator. Loo = bathroom.

14. If they can read:

its too late to tweet. are you all british? haha why am i even asking. like british people can read this

— Mikecanrant (@Not A Squirrel)

WTF.

15. Why they don’t love them:

I ONLY GET HIT ON BY THE UGLY CREEPY PEOPLE WHY CANT A NICE ATTRACTIVE YOUNG BRITISH GUY COME HERE AND LOVE ME AKA HARRY UNDERSCORE STYLES

— oblivionstyles (@follow me harry :D)
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16. Why they’re shy:

Why are British people so timid? Instead of saying simple excuse me they will be trying to shapeshift through small gaps

— _Nicksy (@Nicki)

17. Why they subscribe to the whole alphabet:

Don't really get why British people bother teaching their children about the letter "r"

— portico801 (@Lauren)

18. Why they care about world politics.

I don't get why British people love Obama so much he didn't do anything for your country

— ecstasyniall (@Dela(ware))

19. Why they’re so much better than Americans:

why are british people so attractive like wtf happened to america

— iwantnarrysd (@!!!!)

WHY ARE BRITISH PEOPLE SO TALENTED AND SO ATTRACTIVE?

— iwantnarrysd (@!!!!)

why are british people so much better than me

— laceymicallef (@larry micallef)

Why are British people so fantastic in general?

— simoncurtis (@Simon Curtis)
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