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What Americans Think Britain Is Like Vs. What It's Really Like

Because most schools look nothing like Hogwarts.

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1. What Americans think most British towns look like:

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What most of them actually look like.

And the high street mostly consists of shops that sell Minion posters and plastic bins.
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And the high street mostly consists of shops that sell Minion posters and plastic bins.

2. What Americans think regular schools are like in Britain:

What most schools in Britain are actually like:

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3. What Americans think British shops are like:

What most British shops are actually like:

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4. What Americans think all British homes are like:

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What houses in Britain are actually like:

But how do you get through the front door?
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But how do you get through the front door?

5. What Americans think all British pubs are like:

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What a lot of British pubs are actually like:

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6. What Americans think drinking tea in Britain looks like:

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What drinking tea in Britain actually looks like most of the time:

PG Tips, bit of milk, maybe some sugar and you're done.
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PG Tips, bit of milk, maybe some sugar and you're done.

7. What Americans think British people eat for an afternoon snack:

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What British people actually eat for a snack:

Or if you're feeling ~luxurious~, a Greggs pizza slice.
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Or if you're feeling ~luxurious~, a Greggs pizza slice.

8. What Americans think entertainment is like in Britain:

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What entertainment is like in Britain in reality:

9. What Americans think British men are like:

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What British men are actually like:

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10. What Americans think British trains are like:

Warner Brothers

What British trains are actually like.

A sweaty hell where people take up available seats with their bags.
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A sweaty hell where people take up available seats with their bags.

11. What Americans think living in London is like:

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What it’s actually like:

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12. What Americans think summer in Britain is like:

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What summer in Britain is actually like:

If we waited for it to be sunny, we'd never end up using those barbecues.
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If we waited for it to be sunny, we'd never end up using those barbecues.

13. What Americans think winter in Britain is like:

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What winter is actually like in Britain:

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14. What Americans think British TV is like:

ITV

What most British TV is actually like:

MTV