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19 American Things That Confuse The Fuck Out Of British People

We have so many questions.

1. Toilet bowls having so much water in them.

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Guys, it's really alarming.

2. American breadsticks being like small baguettes instead of crunchy, slim things.

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3. The way TV show timings are displayed as stuff like "8/7c".

What does it really mean though?

4. The lack of electric kettles everywhere.


5. That playing sport in high school is a Big Deal, and can even get you uni scholarships.

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6. And that college-level sports have such a big fanbase.

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In the UK, you'd struggle to get two mates to come to your uni sports match, let alone have a massive following be interested in it.

7. The massive gaps in public bathroom stalls.

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It sounds, for all for all intents and purposes, like an AWFUL idea to have gaps big enough to see other people through.

8. High school graduations in general.


We sit our exams and then, bar getting drunk after the last ones, just kind of leave and go home until results day.

9. All biscuits being called cookies.

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10. And scones being called biscuits, and eaten with a white gravy.

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11. Washing machines having their own room.

12. Tax not being included in prices.

13. The order of dates by month, day, year.

14. Plugs not having an on and off switch.

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15. Chocolate advent calendars not being a Christmas staple.


Apparently they're not a common thing in America, compared to here where every shop sells about 10 different varieties come November.

16. Or big chocolate Easter eggs.

17. The fact people don't drink squash.

18. Teabags not being very popular, because a lot of tea is actually iced.

19. And the biggest mindfuck of all, American lemonade being still rather than fizzy.

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Our lemonade is a "soda" but theirs is more like a juice. Wild.