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25 Things Anglophiles Should Really Know About Britain

It's not all Hogwarts castles and 'cute accents' you know.

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9. The way our country's run is kind of ridiculous.

en.wikipedia.org

An MP is 'held hostage', the cellars of Parliament are searched for gun powder that isn't there, the Queen makes a speech, and because of something Charles I did once we now pretend to not let some guy into Parliament for purely ceremonial reasons. This happens every year at the opening of the Houses of Parliament for no real reason whatsoever.

11. Our ability to create pointless celebrities is second only to the US.

ITV / Via melgotserved.tumblr.com

We like exactly the same reality crap, there's nothing particularly high-brow about the majority of British TV. Sherlock blah blah Downton Abbey blah quality programming blah. YES, I know, but change channel to ITV2 and you get an entirely different experience.

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