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Started by HerrWalrus on 08-Aug-2017 12:18:19
What do Americans find strange about the UK?

Places close on bank holidays, in particular Easter Sunday. And we don't speak like the Queen.

https://www.quora.com/What-do-Americans-find-strange-about-the-UK

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virgil5 - 08 Aug 2017 12:46:08 (#1 of 2030)

Pay a tax to watch TV?

Outrageous!

WillodeanKnuth - 08 Aug 2017 13:02:00 (#2 of 2030)

TV that isn't shit?

Outrageous!

Heckler - 08 Aug 2017 13:06:33 (#3 of 2030)

at Sainsbury’s is that hydrogen peroxide – which I use as part of my oral hygiene - was behind the counter at the pharmacy

WTF? He gargles with bleach?

FluffyKitten - 08 Aug 2017 13:14:26 (#4 of 2030)

http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-4570/hydrogen-peroxide-mucous-membrane/details

popstar7 - 08 Aug 2017 13:16:56 (#5 of 2030)

How far apart everything isn't.

MaybeLeon - 08 Aug 2017 13:24:25 (#6 of 2030)

Related to #5 - nearly omnipresent public transport.

The lack of closets.

dreams99 - 08 Aug 2017 13:25:17 (#7 of 2030)

Places close on bank holidays, in particular Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday isn't a bank holiday.

browserbutton - 08 Aug 2017 13:28:24 (#8 of 2030)

When you go into a supermarket, it seems that all the weapons must be stashed away behind the counter so you can't browse. Weird.

spartak - 08 Aug 2017 13:29:50 (#9 of 2030)

Not using your car for a 5 minute walk to the corner shop.

brooklyn - 08 Aug 2017 13:35:40 (#10 of 2030)

there are only minor sports on TV.

TheExcession - 08 Aug 2017 13:38:20 (#11 of 2030)

Why oh why won't Morrisons sell me an AK-47?







* Answer: because I'd be tempted to use it on the other customers. Stop standing in the middle of aisles for a meeting of village idiots, you fucks, and say hello to my little friend!

MaybeLeon - 08 Aug 2017 13:40:23 (#12 of 2030)

How many of the shite seppo fast food chains there are.

MaybeLeon - 08 Aug 2017 13:43:12 (#13 of 2030)

Place name pronunciations.

Different bacon.

Marmite.

Dementor - 08 Aug 2017 13:44:11 (#14 of 2030)

Pay a tax to watch TV?

There's a large, high quality public broadcaster that everyone who watches television pays for via a modest annual fee.

If you don't want to watch live TV broadcasts then no licence is necessary.

browserbutton - 08 Aug 2017 13:46:53 (#15 of 2030)

If you go in a British pub and say "Can I get a beer?" the barkeep will likely tell ya "No mate, that's my job, I do it."

TheExcession - 08 Aug 2017 13:47:03 (#16 of 2030)

The US has produced many fine TV programmes, but the free to watch channels are basically unwatchable due to the amount of adverts.

MaybeLeon - 08 Aug 2017 13:47:12 (#17 of 2030)

The amount of green space despite overall population density.

The general lack of trees.

MaybeLeon - 08 Aug 2017 13:47:49 (#18 of 2030)

Low tipping in restaurants and pubs.

HouseOfLammo - 08 Aug 2017 13:48:20 (#19 of 2030)

lack of trees?

TheExcession - 08 Aug 2017 13:48:34 (#20 of 2030)

No tipping in restaurants? Well if you will eat at McDonalds....

10% is usual in the UK

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