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19 Things Americans Don't Understand About British People

So many questions, so little time.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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