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22 Exact British Versions Of Important American Things

Basically the same country, really.

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1. Shoreditch = Williamsburg

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Williamsburg: Hipsters decorating apartments with Union Jacks and drinking imported European craft beer.

Shoreditch: Hipsters decorating flats with American flags and drinking imported American craft beer.

2. Hawaii = Cornwall

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Hawaii: Much hotter than the rest of the country, but full of tourists and second homes. Amazing surfing.

Cornwall: Very slightly hotter than the rest of the country, but still full of tourists and second homes. Theoretically possible surfing.

3. Texas = Yorkshire

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Texas: Honest, hard-working people who think Texas is an independent country.

Yorkshire: Honest, hard-working people who think Yorkshire is an independent country.

4. Great American Desert = Scottish Highlands

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Great American Desert: Vast expanse of small, hot rocks where no-one really lives.

Scottish Highlands: Vast expanse of big, damp rocks where no-one really lives.

6. Rocky Mountains = Hadrians Wall

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Rocky Mountains: Big pile of rocks protecting people from whatever the hell happens out West.

Hadrians Wall: Big pile of rocks protecting people from whatever the hell happens in Scotland.

7. Silicon Valley = Old Street Roundabout

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Silicon Valley: Enormous hub for tech companies.

Old Street Roundabout: Enormous hub for traffic surrounded by tech companies.

8. Vegas Strip = Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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Vegas Strip: Bright lights, late nights, and the Bellagio.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Bright lights, late night, and The Wallace & Gromit Shop.

11. New York Yankees = Manchester United

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New York Yankees: Stupidly wealthy team who keep winning and annoying everyone. But they sucked in 2013.

Manchester United: Stupidly wealthy team who keep winning and annoying everyone. But they sucked in 2013-14.

13. NFL = FIFA

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NFL: Governing body of the most followed sport in the country, a profit-focused corporation with a troubling attitude to player safety.

FIFA: Governing body of the most followed sport in the country, a rogue state with no regard for human life.

14. Thanksgiving = Christmas

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Thanksgiving: When everyone goes home to argue with their family and get drunk.

Christmas: When everyone goes home to argue with their family and get drunk.

15. 4th of July = Bonfire Night

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4th of July: When everyone goes outside to enjoy fireworks and alcohol, to celebrate US Independence.

Bonfire Night: When everyone goes outside to enjoy fireworks and alcohol, to celebrate the time England caught a Catholic and burnt him alive.

16. Beer in Red Solo Cups = Cider in 2-litre plastic bottles

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Beer in Red Solo Cups: What you're drinking the first time you get wasted at a house party.

Cider in 2-litre plastic bottles: What you're drinking the first time you get pissed in the park.

17. Taco Bell = Chicken Cottage

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Taco Bell: Great but messy drunk food that you will massively regret the next day.

Chicken Cottage: Great but messy drunk food that you will massively regret the next day.

19. Country & Western = Heavy Metal

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Country & Western: Somehow the most vibrant music scene in the country, but everyone else literally forgets that it exists. Lots of hats.

Heavy Metal: Somehow the most vibrant music scene in the country, but everyone else literally forgets that it exists. Lots of hair.

22. Piers Morgan = Piers Morgan

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Piers Morgan: The absolute worst, who the US wants to get rid of.

Piers Morgan: The absolute worst, who the UK is still trying to be rid of.

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