British - An American perspective on the delights
of UK living.
Marmite - also known as 'the jar of evil'. It is a yeast extract
product that Brits spread onto toasted bread with butter.
Jim, but not as we know them!' We would more likely call them
'cookies'..but cookies isn't a term used much in the UK.
Sandwiches with butter on them or unusual sandwich filling combos
such as chicken & sweetcorn, cheese & onion or brie &
Referral to wheat bread as 'brown' bread.
for a 'white' coffee, rather than coffee with cream.
alcoholic beverages at lunch on a workday!
of any of the following words, phrases or mannerisms:
of the terms 'as well' or 'right' or 'actually' or 'lovely'.
four B's: Bugger, Bloody, Brilliant, Bollocks
Ordering 'chips' at McDonalds to lessen staff confusion that you
really want fries.
Silent 'h' when pronouncing Birmingham or saying 'h' as if spelled
Referral to garbage as 'rubbish' and the garbage man as the 'bin
the same as gas, right? Or is it? Ok..let's just say the stuff
Y'alright? However, this is usually said to you and your reaction
is to always say, 'I'm fine and how are you?' instead of the more
traditional reply of 'I'm alright, you alright?'
up and saying 'dollars' when you really mean to say 'pounds' or
'cents' when you mean to say 'pence'.
of both knife and fork. It really is a pretty civilized way to
of foot traffic that is enough to make you wanna hurt someone.
Every man, woman and child for themselves! No rules...just dodge
thrill of finally understanding inside jokes of British humour.
There are many steeped in the popular culture!
many times must one exchange 'thank you' with a store clerk after
they ring up your sale? 'Look, I've got to be somewhere by
2pm. It's 1:30, now. Do you think we can just exchange thank you
a few times to each other and then I'm free to go?'
mental conversion of 'z' to 's' when writing words such as 'organisation'
kiss on the cheek of those you are greeting. Hugging is NOT an
of writing a book on how to make the most out of those precious
storage spaces in your home.
the national all out free-for-all attitude when grocery shopping
and the fact that it is never easy to get into or out of a store
due to bizarre limited entrance/exits in UK stores.
the day before the month no longer seems a bizarre thing.
find yourself defending the UK in futile arguments with people
who may have been in the UK for as long as 14 days, and know everything
there is to know about it.
are occasionally asked if you are from Ireland because you've
taken on a slight UK bias in your vocal intonation.
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