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    18 Things French People Want To Ask British People

    Qu'est-ce que c'est "chip butty"?

    1. Why do you love gravy so much?

    2. What is with all the queueing?

    3. Wtf is a chip butty?

    4. And speaking of double carbs, why are beans on toast?

    5. Why do you never talk about politics?

    Taboo subjects are so unchic. Seriously though, if you can't talk about politics, religion, or sex, WHAT ELSE IS THERE?

    6. What is with your giant coffees?

    7. What's the deal with the Duchess of Cambridge?

    Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images

    Your fixation on Kate really baffles the French. Sure, she always has an impressive blow-dry, but give us the cool-girl vibes of Clémence Poésy (above) or Catherine Deneuve's chic any day.

    8. Why do you all eat al desko?

    9. Why do you hate cheese?

    10. Why do you think it's OK to drink wine from a box?

    11. Why are you so obsessed with home ownership?

    12. Why do you say sorry ALL the time?


    Sorry can mean a variety of things to Brits: Sorry, excuse me, I'm really not sorry, you're a dickhead, I just dropped some bean juice on your carpet, I ate all the Cheese Strings...

    13. Why do you say hello ALL the time?

    14. Why do you all moan so much about your polite 24-hour strikes?

    15. What is with your leisurewear?

    16. What's the deal with hand sanitiser?

    17. What is in your Christmas pudding?

    18. Why on earth are you always talking about the weather?


    Kate Middleton became Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, when she married Prince William. A previous version of this article misstated her title.

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