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    19 Things Americans Don't Understand About British People

    So many questions, so little time.

    1. Why they visit America:

    why do some british people want to come to america like we dumped your tea in the harbor

    emo@fatsoburgers

    why do some british people want to come to america like we dumped your tea in the harbor

    1:03 AM - 16 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2. Why they say "maths":

    why do british people pluralize the word math pls stop youre making all of the western hemisphere uncomfortable

    molly@strawberryziam

    why do british people pluralize the word math pls stop youre making all of the western hemisphere uncomfortable

    2:41 PM - 09 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    why do British people say maths like that's the weirdest thing ever

    pls calum@grilledhemmings

    why do British people say maths like that's the weirdest thing ever

    7:01 AM - 16 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    WHY DO BRITISH PEOPLE SAY MATHS WHY DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ONE MATH

    @swearbystyles

    WHY DO BRITISH PEOPLE SAY MATHS WHY DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ONE MATH

    2:48 PM - 20 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    3. Why they love the sun:

    Why do British people feel the need to strip off when they see the slightest bit of sun

    @dreamdelics

    Why do British people feel the need to strip off when they see the slightest bit of sun

    10:22 AM - 12 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    4. Why "dud" isn't a thing:

    why do british people call their mom mum what about dad why dont they call them dud whats going on there

    lol@hashtagfatrolls

    why do british people call their mom mum what about dad why dont they call them dud whats going on there

    8:11 PM - 31 Mar 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    WHY DO BRITISH PEOPLE SAY MUM INSTEAD OF MOM BUT NOT DUD INSTEAD OF DAD

    288@larryyys

    WHY DO BRITISH PEOPLE SAY MUM INSTEAD OF MOM BUT NOT DUD INSTEAD OF DAD

    8:19 AM - 12 Jul 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    5. Why they write the date the logical way:

    Why do British people make things complicated by putting the date before the month And By saying maths instead of math

    anoushka@zourrysweater

    Why do British people make things complicated by putting the date before the month

    And

    By saying maths instead of math

    8:27 PM - 13 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    (And the "maths" thing again)

    6. Why they say "happy" instead of "merry":

    why do british people say happy christmas rather than merry christmas that is equivalent to saying merry easter it doesnt hassle my hoff

    @mcharrynugget

    why do british people say happy christmas rather than merry christmas that is equivalent to saying merry easter it doesnt hassle my hoff

    1:48 PM - 25 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    'Cause it's not like the two words are synonymous or anything.

    Why do British people say "Happy Christmas"? It makes me uncomfortable, it sounds so weird.

    Calvin@aurosan

    Why do British people say "Happy Christmas"? It makes me uncomfortable, it sounds so weird.

    7:46 AM - 25 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    7. Why they like the letter "X":

    why do british people add x's in everything its so pointless americans dont go around adding g's no thats stupid "have a good day gg"

    gabrielle@basically_gabi

    why do british people add x's in everything its so pointless americans dont go around adding g's no thats stupid "have a good day gg"

    1:35 AM - 23 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    why do british people use so many x's they must be very kissy people

    @camilasmind

    why do british people use so many x's they must be very kissy people

    6:09 PM - 19 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    8. Why they have accents:

    why do british people pronounce "th" as "f" like they say fousand instead of thousand AM I RIGHT OR WHAT

    Karin@TheStylesVoice

    why do british people pronounce "th" as "f" like they say fousand instead of thousand AM I RIGHT OR WHAT

    12:39 AM - 30 Jun 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    9. Why they don't have accents:

    Why do British people lose their accents when they sing? #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmm

    Kenny B@KennyB899

    Why do British people lose their accents when they sing? #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmm

    12:49 PM - 24 Jun 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    my brother just asked "why do british people sound american when they sing" this is one of the 7 wonders of the world

    quy@mcnuggetharry

    my brother just asked "why do british people sound american when they sing" this is one of the 7 wonders of the world

    9:15 PM - 22 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10. Why their mouths can't just pick one theme and stick to it:

    why do british people have such ugly teeth yet amazing accents

    ash@PRlNCESSASHLEY

    why do british people have such ugly teeth yet amazing accents

    2:23 AM - 08 Jul 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    11. Why they use words:

    why do british people say bloody all the time should i walk around saying freedom

    vasavi@itsvasaviii

    why do british people say bloody all the time should i walk around saying freedom

    7:57 PM - 02 Jun 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    why do british people call studying revising that doesn't even make sense

    Shayla@hikarupavel

    why do british people call studying revising that doesn't even make sense

    9:07 AM - 11 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Why do British people start every sentence with "basically"? Lol

    Ahmed Seif Malik@ahmedmilk22

    Why do British people start every sentence with "basically"? Lol

    6:53 AM - 11 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    why do british people say "i dont rate you" ? like im sorry is this customer service? did i ask you to rate anything? is this an evaluation?

    Wisam | وسام@WisamAC

    why do british people say "i dont rate you" ? like im sorry is this customer service? did i ask you to rate anything? is this an evaluation?

    6:47 PM - 08 Jun 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    I'm told people in Britain use "towards" and in the US we use "toward." This is why British people disgust me.

    daveanthony@daveanthony

    I'm told people in Britain use "towards" and in the US we use "toward." This is why British people disgust me.

    12:38 PM - 21 Mar 11ReplyRetweetFavorite

    12. Why their drugs aren't as cool as their paint:

    why do british people have like glow in the dark face paint at their partys thats so cool in america there are glow in the dark drugs

    屁股@knuckIesandwich

    why do british people have like glow in the dark face paint at their partys thats so cool in america there are glow in the dark drugs

    2:46 PM - 09 Jul 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    13. Why bathrooms and elevators aren't the same thing:

    I dunno why British people insist on calling the bathroom "the lift" or why they get so angry when I go to the bathroom.

    leapling@leaplingband

    I dunno why British people insist on calling the bathroom "the lift" or why they get so angry when I go to the bathroom.

    6:27 PM - 12 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Lift = elevator. Loo = bathroom.

    14. If they can read:

    its too late to tweet. are you all british? haha why am i even asking. like british people can read this

    Not A Squirrel@Mikecanrant

    its too late to tweet. are you all british? haha why am i even asking. like british people can read this

    4:17 AM - 29 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    WTF.

    15. Why they don't love them:

    I ONLY GET HIT ON BY THE UGLY CREEPY PEOPLE WHY CANT A NICE ATTRACTIVE YOUNG BRITISH GUY COME HERE AND LOVE ME AKA HARRY UNDERSCORE STYLES

    follow me harry :D@oblivionstyles

    I ONLY GET HIT ON BY THE UGLY CREEPY PEOPLE WHY CANT A NICE ATTRACTIVE YOUNG BRITISH GUY COME HERE AND LOVE ME AKA HARRY UNDERSCORE STYLES

    12:20 AM - 25 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

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    16. Why they're shy:

    Why are British people so timid? Instead of saying simple excuse me they will be trying to shapeshift through small gaps

    Nicki@_Nicksy

    Why are British people so timid? Instead of saying simple excuse me they will be trying to shapeshift through small gaps

    5:15 AM - 18 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    17. Why they subscribe to the whole alphabet:

    Don't really get why British people bother teaching their children about the letter "r"

    Lauren@portico801

    Don't really get why British people bother teaching their children about the letter "r"

    6:35 PM - 10 Apr 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    18. Why they care about world politics.

    I don't get why British people love Obama so much he didn't do anything for your country

    Dela(ware)@ecstasyniall

    I don't get why British people love Obama so much he didn't do anything for your country

    2:45 PM - 02 Sep 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    19. Why they're so much better than Americans:

    why are british people so attractive like wtf happened to america

    !!!!@iwantnarrysd

    why are british people so attractive like wtf happened to america

    5:10 PM - 16 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    WHY ARE BRITISH PEOPLE SO TALENTED AND SO ATTRACTIVE?

    !!!!@iwantnarrysd

    WHY ARE BRITISH PEOPLE SO TALENTED AND SO ATTRACTIVE?

    8:29 PM - 21 Oct 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

    why are british people so much better than me

    Why are British people so fantastic in general?

    Simon Curtis@simoncurtis

    Why are British people so fantastic in general?

    7:47 PM - 30 Nov 11ReplyRetweetFavorite

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