21 Things That Happen On July 4 When You're A U.S. Expat In The U.K.

"Oh, say can you see / God save our Queen."

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3. Because you'll wake up looking forward to a day full of cookouts and fireworks, then realise that you have to go to work – because obviously July 4th isn't a holiday in the UK.

13. But your half-and-half status does mean you can see the funny side of tweets like this.

You threw. Our tea. In the harbour. And then you changed the spelling of harbour. We do not. Forget.

Erren@ErrenMichaels

You threw. Our tea. In the harbour. And then you changed the spelling of harbour. We do not. Forget.

10:27 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. As well as tweets like this.

I wonder if Britain listens to sad Adele and Taylor Swift songs on independence day

Taylor Richard@trich8830

I wonder if Britain listens to sad Adele and Taylor Swift songs on independence day

6:31 PM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. Also, you learn that July 4th is not just American Independence Day.

It's Bowel Independence Day! Challenge the taboo and talk about bowel issues. #bowelindependence

Coloplast_UK@Coloplast_UK

It's Bowel Independence Day! Challenge the taboo and talk about bowel issues. #bowelindependence

7:45 AM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. Your culinary contribution will be a recreation of the American wonder that is Frito Pie, made with British ingredients. It ends up being a sort of shepherd's pie covered in Frazzles. Which isn't half bad.

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21. It could always be worse.

Arthur hits NC coast just before July 4 holiday More: http://t.co/slwnO4Ss9j Mobile: http://t.co/b5iURvovYd

WSVN-TV@wsvn

Arthur hits NC coast just before July 4 holiday More: http://t.co/slwnO4Ss9j Mobile: http://t.co/b5iURvovYd

12:40 PM - 04 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite