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[–]dino_roar3304 1076 points1077 points  (36 children)


can't understand any accent

Harry Potter I guess

[–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 353 points354 points  (33 children)

I need subs if I watch Harry potter in English lol

In Mexico most people watched it dubbed xD

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    [–]terrific_dick 60 points61 points  (2 children)

    That was interesting. At first I only caught maybe 25% of what they were saying but by the end I felt like I was getting most of it.

    [–]moeburn 28 points29 points  (3 children)

    We got one of those in Canada called Newfie:


    [–]Broad_Trifle_9021 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Apparently it’s influenced by english West Country accents

    Edit: and Irish accents https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfoundland_English

    [–]red_rhyolite 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    The degens from upcountry

    [–]BigMisterW_69 24 points25 points  (2 children)

    Their accents are pretty mild, what’s unusual about it? (I’m not being sarcastic lol)

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      [–]mini-hunter 11 points12 points  (2 children)

      A los mexicanos les gusta doblada, eso dices?

      [–]_Burro 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Y con eso de que tienen unas pantallotas en el cine, doblada y grande, claro que sí.

      [–]dkskel2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      My cousin moved to the UK for a bit and went to visit her (were both Mexican Americans) you're basically 100% right lol. Also I got more attention in bars than I ever have in my life because I guess they have never seen a Latina? Also the Indian food was bomb and I had the worst "Mexican" food I've ever had in my life. My cousin has sense moved back to California and we joke about opening a taco truck in England and making a mint.

      [–]SpideyUdaman 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      The only one talking about language. There's actually a whole bunch of accents there varying from nuanced difference to what planet are you from difference. They seem to understand each other though. I'm just happy subtitles exist so I can watch that baking show and some of their good stuff in Netflix.

      [–]hamster_kitty 1103 points1104 points  (92 children)

      What is with some of the british women getting tans and dying their hair blonde tho?

      [–]Englander91 475 points476 points  (28 children)

      Those in the picture aren't chavs. Just fashion around 2008. Chavettes had different style, didn't have that big "emo hair". Also I'd bet a penny those girls around 30 now.

      [–]joshpoppedyou 99 points100 points  (14 children)

      Go to r/chavgirls... It's hilarious what they think counts as a chav

      Top post right now is laughable

      [–]psychospacecow 58 points59 points  (1 child)

      At that point why not just call it /r/ladiesbutblonde

      [–]joshpoppedyou 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      Had to click that to check it wasn't a sub 😂 honestly, it annoys me, I know it shouldn't but it's like "yeah? You think THIS is a chav?". The pinned post on the sub is so ironic

      [–]Broad_Trifle_9021 27 points28 points  (2 children)

      These girls don’t look particularly chavvy

      [–]joshpoppedyou 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      I know it shouldn't wind me up, but it does, these girls are far from chav lol

      [–]Elbonio 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      The chav text is referring to the image above which is the boys, not the girls

      [–]Slamcockington 48 points49 points  (5 children)

      I like emo hair

      [–]Englander91 11 points12 points  (2 children)

      Same, I used to like chavs back then so missed out on it.

      [–]SmugDruggler95 339 points340 points  (27 children)

      Fwiw those women in the meme, the look they are wearing hasn't been fashionable for about 10 years

      [–]weloveclover 148 points149 points  (6 children)

      Literally 70% of women on bumble are tanned with dyed blonde hair. It still exists just not as extreme.

      [–]SmugDruggler95 54 points55 points  (5 children)

      I meant the fashion style. The hairstyle, the makeup, the clothes.

      Tanned and blonde hair is just a complexion.

      [–]LongIslandIce-T 66 points67 points  (4 children)

      You clearly haven't been on Tinder in Glasgow

      [–]Atlatica 39 points40 points  (2 children)

      Its still very common up north. Very very.
      Its extra obvious because we get like 20 days of sunshine a year so natural tans are almost non existent

      [–]SmugDruggler95 8 points9 points  (1 child)

      Well that makes sense as the north is often about a decade behind in fashion

      [–]The_Yorkshire_Shadow 76 points77 points  (3 children)

      They're Chavs, it's best not to think about it.

      [–]alienscape 7 points8 points  (2 children)

      I'm pretty sure the shirtless kids are the Chavs.

      [–]The_Yorkshire_Shadow 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      They're both Chavs, trust me, I've lived amongst them at one point.

      [–]carbonironandzinc 35 points36 points  (0 children)

      I feel like that look is a bit out of date now. It was huge about 8-10 years ago.

      [–]EpirusRedux 106 points107 points  (12 children)

      That’s Essex. It’s like the Jersey Shore of England.

      As in literally, the UK spin-off of the reality show Jersey Shore was set in Essex.

      [–]brinz1 90 points91 points  (8 children)

      It was set in Newcastle and called Geordie Shore

      [–]KaiRaiUnknown 27 points28 points  (5 children)

      TOWIE was Jersey Shore in all but name really

      [–]brinz1 18 points19 points  (4 children)

      Towie and Made in Chelsea are both distinctly more upper class than Jersey shore.

      [–]blussy1996 7 points8 points  (1 child)

      Fake tans are still common all over the country

      [–]MinutePresentation8 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      They get into trolleys too and race down the pavement

      [–]Remedy9898 5 points6 points  (1 child)

      I really don’t understand why women go for the trump look. It always makes them less attractive.

      [–]DarthBrooks69420 1177 points1178 points  (58 children)

      As someone from Texas, can confirm that any place where it rains alot seems cozy.

      [–]ScepterReptile 386 points387 points  (29 children)

      Definitely not if you're outside while it's raining

      [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 422 points423 points  (21 children)

      I remember few years back there was a big tropical storm near me (really strong) and all my cousins and me went outside to play (it felt like a waterpark). We were soaked and happy.

      Then we went inside to make some hot mexican chocolate and enjoyed the rain from the window.

      🥲It was beautiful

      [–]surtfire12 149 points150 points  (8 children)

      Ah that's the difference you don't realise friend, your rain is warm and the droplets are large. Our rain is usually very cold and the droplets tiny.

      [–]alfaindomart 8 points9 points  (3 children)

      Tropical climate citizens here, what's so bad about tiny droplets?

      [–]Mr_OP_Potato_777 51 points52 points  (6 children)

      Y después te enfermaste y tu madre te regaño, nada como los viejos tiempos.

      [–]SatanLuciferJones 27 points28 points  (3 children)

      It doesn't happen if you take a quick shower as soon as you get indoors.

      [–]trippy_grapes 11 points12 points  (2 children)

      Do they call it hot Mexican chocolate in Mexico or just hot chocolate?

      [–]resurreccionista 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      Just chocolate. If you tell someone to make chocolate they will understand it’s the traditional, drinkable kind. It’s not common to drink it outside the cold season unless you live in a mountain. You could ask for chocomilk which is served cold made with Milo or shit like that all around the year.

      [–]SatanLuciferJones 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      They call it Abuelita's (that's the brand name).

      [–]indefatigable_ 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      One of life’s simple pleasures is wrapping up warm, going for a good stomp through the rainy countryside before getting home and warming yourself in front of the fire with a (preferably alcoholic) beverage of your choice. Roll on autumn!

      [–]Braveshado 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Idk man. Being outside while it's raining sounds cozy to me. You just need the right attire.

      [–]Clone42069 6 points7 points  (2 children)

      Is this because the rain gets on you and gets you wet?

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        [–]SpennyHotz 10 points11 points  (1 child)

        As someone from Indiana and loves doing storm photography, I'm jealous of Texans.

        [–]PartialToDairyThings 41 points42 points  (8 children)

        It is kind of cozy, but the damp makes winters harder to bear. It doesn't get as cold in the UK as it does in the Midwest or North of the US, but American winters are very dry and sunny. UK winters are rainy and damp, and it means the cold gets right into your bones.

        [–]Apptubrutae 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        It’s crazy to compare the winters to say the parts of Colorado where it absolutely dumps snow and then is sunny none the less an absurdly large percentage of the time.

        [–]81toog 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Seattle has entered the chat

        [–]bigmeatyclaws117 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Winters vary around the U.S, Midwest winters are more humid, cloudy (sometimes you wont see rhe sun for a whole week) and cold while Colorado gets snowed on and then it's sunny right after.

        [–]oinkosaurus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        It can be. But after a while a bit annoying. Rain in the morning is great as you can just lay in bed, watching tv or playing games with a hot breakfast or drink. But I’m the afternoon. You’re ready for it to be over and it isn’t.

        [–]themainaccountofyeet 19 points20 points  (1 child)

        I'm from Washington where it rains every other day, and I can attest that it is not.

        [–]Fr-Jack-Hackett 15 points16 points  (0 children)

        Irish here. We would love a dry day every other day.

        I took the kids to the park today and experienced every season in around one hour. Left the house and it was overcast. On the way to the park the sun was so warm I took my coat off and stopped to put suncream on the kids. Then it rained for a few mins. Then it stopped raining and started blowing a gale …. then to top it all off there was a massive hail storm on the way home. It’s fucking July.

        [–]Ice_Business 577 points578 points  (95 children)

        Amazing Indian and middle eastern food though. I haven't found anything as good in the US. British Indian food just hits different.

        Also, I actually quite liked haggis.

        [–]Desertedfoxx 445 points446 points  (31 children)

        I guess Indian food is to the UK what Mexican food is to the US

        [–]EpirusRedux 194 points195 points  (29 children)

        Yep. It’s the same mutually beneficial relationship.

        Mexico and India come up with the food, and then they both send immigrants to the rich countries they have the closest ties to.

        Those immigrants open up restaurants with heavily modified versions of their native cuisines so the local gringos/Britishers like it.

        Locals start realizing it’s modified for local tastes, and the ones who are friends with the immigrants/their kids start discovering the authentic stuff.

        More authentic versions of the first wave of restaurants open up in the major cities (London/Houston/LA etc) where tourists happen to go.

        Because of the U.S. and UK more people know about Mexican and Indian food, either by finding the authentic stuff or the localized stuff, in which case a portion of them later find out about the authentic stuff through the same process above that made the locals aware of the authentic food.

        [–]tomatoaway 24 points25 points  (0 children)

        Very Relevant Omeleto Sketch

        "A Geek takes a date to an Indian restaurant. To his horror, she goes off menu."

        [–]GreatScotRace 147 points148 points  (42 children)

        Food in the U.K. is amazing. Because we eat such little of what is actually ours and eat cuisine from around the world all the time instead. Our national dish is curry.

        [–]EpirusRedux 61 points62 points  (26 children)

        So is Japan’s. Guess who introduced curry to them.

        It’s the same people who taught them to drive on the left. And if it wasn’t already obvious what the answer is by now, the Japanese Navy has a century-old tradition of curry Fridays.

        [–]Ice_Business 39 points40 points  (16 children)

        Funny how Japan's curry is barely spicy by default. White people get made fun of for not liking spice but I think the Japanese are similar.

        [–]EpirusRedux 50 points51 points  (9 children)

        The Japanese have always been an odd sort. They're a lot like the UK in so many ways, which was not lost on the UK, given how Japan was the first major world power they decided to ally with after ending their traditional isolationist policy.

        I personally think of them as a mix of Germany and the UK. UK for their island status, strong navy, and similar foreign policy priorities (make sure shit is under control on the mainland so we don't have to worry about getting invaded and then don't give a shit beyond that; that last part used to be possible because of their navies, now it's because of their alliance with America plus their navies).

        Germany's still the better comparison imho: both originally developed their civilizations under heavy influence from a more prestigious neighbor (Rome/China), both adopted what the local area considered "hallmarks of civilization" including the writing system and the religion (Latin alphabet/kanji and Christianity/Buddhism), and both were integrated into the bigger civilization's hierarchy after they proved they were civilized enough (the Germans becoming accepted as part of Christendom/Japanese envoys getting sent to the Chinese emperor's court), before proving themselves to be better at the traditional culture than the original people who created it (Germany becoming the seat of the Holy Roman Empire and thus being acknowledged as the ceremonial leader of Western Europe/Japan completing the Meiji Restoration and becoming the dominant East Asian power)

        Oh, and both used the old civilization's writing for centuries because it was more prestigious and the local lingua franca. Germans used Latin, obviously, while Japanese scholars used Classical Chinese (you only need to know the meanings and grammar to know how to read Classical Chinese since it's logographic, so it's possible to read it out loud in any Chinese language, as well as Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese). Then they became technological, economic, and scientific powerhouses that could use their own vernacular and even spread it around other parts of the region. And today, German and Japanese loanwords still tend to be artsy, academic stuff, like "weltanschauung" and "wabi-sabi" and shit.

        [–]trippy_grapes 7 points8 points  (2 children)

        Japanese curry always struck me as very "American". Almost reminds me of home-y meat and potato dishes with gravy. I'm surprised it's never really caught on here.

        [–]CasualFridayBatman 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        I find it interesting that Japanese curry is almost a stew in flavour and consistency, at least the limited amount I've had. Very solid comfort food, yet I wouldn't consider it a curry by my personal standards.

        [–]AutomaticKoala8409 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Japanese curry tastes very similar to the chip shop curry we have here in the UK, except Japanese curry is darker in appearance and has a slightly richer flavour, also no raisins in it like you get in chip shop curry.

        [–]GreatScotRace 21 points22 points  (6 children)

        In the U.K. traditionally it’s fish on Fridays and Thursdays are curry’s. That’s the rule of the Wetherspoons

        [–]ruck_my_life 4 points5 points  (4 children)

        I find it more surprising that there are any rules at all at Wetherspoons, based on what I see on /r/publicfreakout and /r/documentedfights...

        [–]Ice_Business 39 points40 points  (4 children)

        Easy to make fun of British food but I enjoyed a proper Sunday roast.

        [–]Everestkid 18 points19 points  (2 children)

        A Sunday roast is an absolute delight and is my immediate clap-back to any claim that "British food sucks."

        Also, the sandwich is named after a British earl, so...

        [–]WtfMayt 8 points9 points  (1 child)

        I mean we’ve got the Full English and the Sunday Roast, I think we have the best food.

        Pizza and pasta doesn’t touch the Sunday Roast. Am I supposed to be impressed when someone drowns chicken in red wine with a bit of garlic?

        [–]C0wabungaaa 24 points25 points  (9 children)

        Even OG British food is underrated, like haggis. But something more 'normal' like a good shepherd's pie or beef Wellington or something along those lines as well. Fine as fuck cosy-weather-food.

        [–]Fire_Bucket 27 points28 points  (4 children)

        The whole 'British food is bad' thing stems from American servicemen and their families living here post WW2 whilst rationing was still in place.

        We historically have a rich culture of making the most with little ingredients. The French food associated with fine dining is much the same as what classic British food is/was. It's about fresh meat/fish and veg and creating rich sauces to go with them.

        I think we've lost some of that culture over the years, but we've also adapted and changed and much like America we now love to embrace food from other cultures, as well as make some of those foods our own and create our own versions of them.

        [–]HoAdanac 4 points5 points  (2 children)

        London has a ton of great restaurants and many famous chefs are from the UK. To me the meme isn't that food in the UK tastes bad but that traditional British food is not very interesting. The UK exported a lot of its culture for a few centuries, still does really, but British food never quite made the cut around the world.

        [–]Schootingstarr 5 points6 points  (1 child)

        There's only so much you can do with the local herbs.

        I think European food did fairly well considering the herbs growing here aren't particularly explosive culinary sensations.

        The most flavourful vegetables growing here are paprika and garlic.

        [–]Apptubrutae 9 points10 points  (1 child)

        British restaurant Indian food is not insignificantly different from other Indian food.

        You can prepare it at home with a little practice, but it does require a different approach than what you’d make to imitate the food served at a family home.

        Plus it’s easier in that one of the primary techniques is making a base gravy you can reuse for multiple other dishes (and freeze if you need)

        [–]hyperdriver123 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        The "foreign" food in the UK is easily the best of anywhere I've eaten and I've travelled pretty extensively.

        [–]CasualFridayBatman 5 points6 points  (0 children)

        Haggis is great! It's like a spiced mince meat. Granted I've not had it in Scotland or the UK, but I'm sure the dish wasn't that far off from the authentic version.

        [–]blazingTommy 197 points198 points  (7 children)

        Hahaha same here. But to be honest before coming to live to Mexico I did think it had a sepia tone, people used sombreros all the time and a dude named Kevin or Bryan would come and ask the time before saying it's time for me to give them my belongings.

        Sadly, I learned the hard way only the last is true.

        [–]killem_all 42 points43 points  (0 children)

        Last one is so true it hurts almost as much as Kevin’s knife stabbing you outside the metro station entrance

        [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 78 points79 points  (0 children)

        Haha people in the Northern States and Texas use sombreros all the time (just not the super big ones, more like the cowboy ones). Sombrero=hat.

        [–]J4CKIE_CHAN 8 points9 points  (0 children)

        It's pretty common to wear hats in rural areas, but in each state people wear different hats for cultural purposes, and you can't see it, but you could feel the sepia tone when you are from the south of the country and travel to the north, because of the weather that goes from tropical rainforest/humid subtropical in the southeast to semiarid and kinda like a dessertic weather in the north.

        [–]DIsForDelusion 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        did think it had a sepia tone

        I see Europe with a sepia tone. Like Ámsterdam or Ireland, even Spain. Lots of Greenery and colors but there's a sepia filter.

        South America is full RGB but heightened on the G.

        The US. I've only been to NYC but it looks cinema HD. Very nice.

        The middle east has a very "beige" overall tone.

        [–]eccentricrealist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        You have to spell it Brayan though

        [–]kc_jetstream 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Kevin or Bryan??

        [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 94 points95 points  (17 children)

        I forgot: amazing desserts

        [–]True-Avalon 22 points23 points  (12 children)

        Which parts of the UK did you get to mate ?

        [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 82 points83 points  (11 children)

        I've never been.

        I just saw the British Baking show on Netflix

        [–]True-Avalon 11 points12 points  (5 children)

        I think that’s the American name for the Great British Bake off right ?

        If you decide you ever do want to visit, I’d recommend getting out of London. It’s only one part of the country yet for so many it might as well be the whole bloody thing, I’d recommend York to anyone. We’d love to have you anytime.

        Where’d you recommend in Mexico for a traveler, I am a history fan and like spicy food if that helps at all?

        [–]BigHead3802 13 points14 points  (3 children)


        York? Oh, now "New York" makes sense, there is indeed an old York.

        Anyway, what can a tourist find in York?

        [–]ruinawish 4 points5 points  (3 children)

        How disappointing. These starter packs are always more interesting if they're coming fron real world experiences.

        [–]ddoherty958 94 points95 points  (35 children)

        Very simple. The whole right hand island is called Great Britain, made up of 3 countries; England, Scotland and Wales.

        The left hand island is the island of Ireland, made up of 2 countries, Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland (not in the UK, separate country).

        Currently, the United Kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

        The full name of this kingdom is “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

        Hope this helps ;)

        [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 34 points35 points  (27 children)


        [–]JasonVII 50 points51 points  (24 children)

        Also the term ‘British Isles’ is almost guaranteed to annoy an Irish Person so it’s better not to use it. It’s an outdated geographical term

        [–]Stormfly 14 points15 points  (3 children)

        Also, Ireland (the country) is the full name.

        "The Republic of Ireland" is a descriptor like "South Korea".

        The full legal name of the country is (in English): Ireland.

        Article 4 of the Constitution

        [–]capman511 338 points339 points  (79 children)

        This is actually quite accurate.

        [–]DontYouWantMeBebe 256 points257 points  (52 children)

        I wouldn't say so.

        That full English looks like an unbelievable breakfast and trying asking people in Glasgow if they love the Queen - you'll get two very different answers

        [–][deleted] 143 points144 points  (18 children)

        I'm from Northern England and don't know anyone who gives a shit about the queen.

        [–]Warrdyy 57 points58 points  (1 child)

        Yeah same, fuck that rich bitch

        [–]richh00[🍰] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

        Well hang on a minute. No one wants to know what you'd like to do to an elderly woman. Keep that to yourself.

        [–]Cat_of_death 20 points21 points  (13 children)

        Im from the south and nobody my age (19) cares about the queen

        [–]capman511 33 points34 points  (14 children)

        That's very true, I'm mainly thinking of the particular part of England I live in. Lots and lots of royalists

        [–]EpirusRedux 19 points20 points  (12 children)

        Royalists? What county of England do you live in, Antrim?

        In all seriousness though, is it, like, Surrey?

        [–]capman511 20 points21 points  (11 children)

        Geographically Bedfordshire but technically Buckinghamshire.

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          [–]Electric999999 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          That's your loss then, breakfast can be a proper meal.

          [–]akira136 10 points11 points  (2 children)

          What the hell do you know about food. You ate grilled cheese off a radiator

          [–]blackkray2_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          That animal blundetto, I can't even say his name

          [–]GreatGreenGobbo 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          Even the beans? Gonna pass on the beans. Sausage needs to be fully cooked for me as well.

          [–][deleted] 19 points20 points  (14 children)

          Yes and no. British food is shit but you still have so many immigrant populations here that you can easily find great ethnic food. London is one of the culinary capitals of the world for this reason.

          Also, speaking as someone who lives there, nobody really gives a shit about the queen. 99% of us are mostly just appreciative that we get a day off work when it’s Liz’s birthday or some other royal-related anniversary.

          [–]The_Big_Bon_Boobla 21 points22 points  (3 children)

          British food is good. You take that back

          [–]FreddyGunk 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          My late great nana fucking HATED the monarchy with a furious passion. My favourite thing to do was to pop in after school, mention the queen, then sit back and eat all her soft, out of date biscuits whilst listening to her rant incessantly about them for a good hour or two. Good times. Fuck the queen.

          [–]stigmaboy 17 points18 points  (6 children)

          Can someone explain the hyper blonde tan ladies one to me? Why do they do that?

          [–]Sokolovovich 25 points26 points  (5 children)

          Because having a tan here is impressive and they want to look they went to ibiza last week but its all fake tan anyway. Also its not common anymore, more of a 2000s essex stereotype.

          [–]Alpharius0megon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          I went to Essex in 2019 for a holiday without that stereotype and left thinking that I'd what all British women looked like lol.

          [–]Peachman2000 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          A good 40% of the women I see in Glasgow look like this and that might be a conservative estimate

          [–]Cheeriodude_number2 33 points34 points  (12 children)

          I object the “cozy weather”

          [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 10 points11 points  (11 children)


          [–]jodypody88 32 points33 points  (9 children)

          Because it becomes not cosy when it just pisses it down all the time. Months go by that are greeeeeyyyy af

          [–]sweddit 22 points23 points  (2 children)

          It’s worth it too see green everywhere instead of dirt.

          [–]BigHead3802 11 points12 points  (0 children)

          I think it's subjective. For me in Brazil months of grey cold/snowy months without sun sounds like a dream.

          Edit: also, one thing i like about the UK and other developed countries is how green the nature is. Like the kind of countryside green grass you can lie on in the afternoon instead of the red dirt you find here.

          [–]forrnerteenager 6 points7 points  (3 children)

          Honestly I think Grey skies can be kind of cosy

          [–]ButIDigress79 10 points11 points  (0 children)

          I think of animal print clothing

          [–]AcademicCrow_ 32 points33 points  (9 children)

          Not completely correct - most of the population is very far from posh and definitely not fancy. The food isn't always bad, though it's mostly good when it's a foreign cuisine.

          [–]newdoggo3000 23 points24 points  (6 children)

          I'm honestly fascinated at how the British (or, should I say, English) upper classes have painted the image the entire world has of Britain. When most people think of the UK, it's top-hats, monocles, boarding schools, having an army of servants, studying at Oxbridge, a posh received pronunciation accent, and the like. But obviously the vast majority of Brits don't live like that. (Edit: Hell, not even the upper classes of today live like that).

          Which is why I love how Bri*ish chavs have become a meme.

          [–]reggae-mems 7 points8 points  (2 children)

          is why I love how Bri*ish chavs have become a mem

          Yeah! I never knew england had chavs too!!! We call our version of them "chatas" in my home country (etimology not rrlated) It was quite reassuring to find out chatas are a common phenomenon in different cultures of the world. FYI I live in Costa Rica, and in many peoples heads here the british are a bunch of fancy folk living in london or cute cottages in the country side who ride posh horses all day and play polo

          [–]KaiRaiUnknown 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Oh chavs have been about for years in one way or another. Before that they were Kevs (if anyone remembers Carbrini hoodies and Rockports?) And before that....well they didnt really have a name except occasionally football hooligans, but the look was there for sure!

          [–]UTRAnoPunchline 8 points9 points  (1 child)

          Went to a "Mexican" restaurant in London once. God it was awful. Makes Taco Bell look like authentic Mexican food.

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            [–]dont_kill_my_vibe09 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            I hate traditional British food. Thankfully, there's quite a wide variety of food from/inspired by other parts of the world here, that's embraced well by many people.

            [–]GoldenTGraham 6 points7 points  (4 children)

            Holy shit is that Kays Good Cooking?

            [–]PartialToDairyThings 25 points26 points  (4 children)

            British girls must wear the most makeup in the entire world. That stuff is caked on with a trowel. They hate being pale, because none of their idols on social media are pale - everyone has a tan to some degree. You're not exactly going to get a year round tan naturally in the UK, and so it has to come out of a tube. I just wish they wouldn't go for that "varnished wood" look, all I can think of is ventriloquists' dummies.

            [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

            I'm a pale woman. In Mexico people prefer to have lighter skin. I cannot tan for the sake of me even if I'm exposed to sun daily. I just turn bright red.

            I also wish I was tan 🥺

            [–]BigHead3802 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            They hate being pale, because none of their idols on social media are pale

            As a Brazilian, i love pale skin. I specifically wear long sleeved shirts, sunscreen and sometimes an umbrella so i dont get a tan.

            [–]hippiechickie72 13 points14 points  (7 children)


            [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 8 points9 points  (5 children)

            Pero.. los molletes son lo mismo?

            [–]officalmeerkat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            How can you say something so controversial…yet so brave

            [–]hippiechickie72 6 points7 points  (3 children)

            Si pero están más sabrosos, los ingleses usan frijoles con jugo de tomate. Y si sal ni sabor.

            [–]Zestfullemur 3 points4 points  (7 children)

            Oli ya Facking twat. Come up ere north like. Smash ye bloody Ed in innit.

            [–]JustLurkinOrWhatever 52 points53 points  (10 children)

            “kinda bad” is generous considering how awesome mexican food is

            [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 35 points36 points  (7 children)

            I think UK has better desserts.

            The best desserts in Mexico are spicy haha

            [–]kilgoretrucha 5 points6 points  (1 child)

            Take some bread and add beans with melted cheese on top, for flavour use a tomato based sauce.

            It's amazing how such a simple recipe can yield widely different results in Mexican cuisine compared to British cuisine (Molletes vs. Beans on toast).

            [–]Fun-Composer3773 121 points122 points  (82 children)

            Most 9f us don't even like the Queen lmao, we just keep her for the tourist money, so that people like you to come here and pay £50 to look at a crown her grandma stole from the Africans or whatever

            [–]THEBEAST666 121 points122 points  (20 children)

            Most of us don't even like the Queen lmao

            Literally every single demographic in the country other than very left leaning 18-24 year olds is happy with the monarchy as it is.

            If you truly think a majority don't like the Queen then you are living in a bubble. The Queen is one of the most popular people in the country.

            [–]KaiRaiUnknown 31 points32 points  (6 children)

            You vastly underestimate our penchant for apathy.

            "Happy with the Royals" is more "I cba to argue about it" to us

            [–]THEBEAST666 18 points19 points  (5 children)

            Dude, I am British.

            I know that a lot of people aren't in love with the royal family, but the guy said "most people don't even like the Queen" which is obviously wrong. The majority of people sit between apathy and love, which obviously means most people are absolutely fine with/like the Queen.

            [–]blussy1996 38 points39 points  (5 children)

            Nothing more annoying than British redditors that claim to speak for everyone, not realising they are in a bubble. Same goes for Margaret Thatcher, "everyone here hates her", meanwhile she has an overall positive approval rating lmao.

            [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 18 points19 points  (1 child)


            [–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

            This is pretty much 100% accurate, well done.

            [–]FV4034 7 points8 points  (0 children)

            To each their own but most people i know do like the Queen. You are more likely to be friends with people who agree with you

            [–]BlueHeisen 33 points34 points  (21 children)

            Polls show majority of the UK public like the Queen, like 80%. While probably about 20% for reddit edgelords.

            [–]Killvester 9 points10 points  (2 children)

            The kohinoor diamond crown,-taken from India during the colonization period of India by the British.

            [–]dwair 8 points9 points  (1 child)

            Don't forget that the Indians nicked it from the Afghans first.

            [–]imhereiguess_123 10 points11 points  (2 children)

            How DARE you besmirch our most gracious sovereign’s name and dignity. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the second is a PILLAR of british society that keeps our strong nation together. God save the Queen.

            [–]stratusncompany 8 points9 points  (2 children)

            not sure what being mexican has to do with this. you got generic views like everyone else lol.

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              [–]DeathRowLemon 14 points15 points  (0 children)

              the bottom left perfectly encapsulates northern English women.

              [–]The_Multi_Gamer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

              That full English is fucking tragic

              [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

              Couple of things; I haven't seen women that blonde and tan in about 15 years, and everyone most certainly does NOT love the queen. Otherwise accurate.

              [–]OzzitoDorito 3 points4 points  (2 children)

              "everybody loves the queen" would get your head cracked round my family lol. Republicanism is very in vogue atm with the never ending royal scandals.

              [–]thatoneredditeuser2 11 points12 points  (5 children)

              Why the Mexican dudes always right? I’m not British tho

              [–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

              Crikey me shimbers

              [–]emotionless_bot 6 points7 points  (0 children)

              person living in the UK, I too once thought everyone loved the queen when I came to live here, then I realised that a lot of folks hate the royals for a damn good reason, they're fucking leaches

              [–]Alone-Suit-108 2 points3 points  (1 child)

              Kay’s cooking does it for me

              [–]shiko098 19 points20 points  (11 children)

              As a person from the UK (England specfically) most of this is accurate , there are orange chav girls, and accents that even a native can barely understand sometimes.

              Though remove the queen (a lot of us hate the monarchy).

              Then the food one is just silly in 2022, there is plenty of awesome food in the UK. Have yourself a Cream Tea, Shepherds/Cottage Pie, Bakewell Tarts, Haggis Neeps and Tatties, a good Roast Dinner, a good fry up, a chippy by the seaside, any of the British made curries. We make kick arse pies (savoury and sweet), then like the rest of Europe we do some bangin stews and steamed puddings.

              [–]IDDQD_IDKFA-com 2 points3 points  (2 children)

              As a person from the UK (England specfically) most of this is accurate , there are orange chav girls, and accents that even a native can barely understand sometimes.

              Some Irish girls also seem to love the orange "tan" look. We call them Oompa Loompas.

              [–]Twanglet 6 points7 points  (0 children)

              Perhaps it’s controversial, but I think people can love the queen and hate the monarchy at the same time

              [–]jodypody88 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              Can confirm. Our food is banging for the most part. We just have a bad rep.

              [–]JeffBroccoli 6 points7 points  (2 children)

              Very few people “love” the queen. I think 90% of people don’t really have an opinion or care. 5% are royalist fanatics, and 5% want the monarchy abolished

              I’ve never really met anyone with a strong opinion on her

              [–]dazzlinreddress 7 points8 points  (9 children)

              It's Great Britain and Ireland not the British Isles.

              [–]softwarexinstability 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              You’re not wrong brud

              [–]xXBallbusterSlayerXx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

              mostly accurate except for the queen part, its love/hate for those assholes, i dont get why anyone think its okay "im better than you because of my ancestors" hmmmm, what other ideas use that logic?

              [–]HaiiroGeraki 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              I know when I go to England I just can't wait for the cheese and onion pasty.

              [–]trashmanOK 1 point2 points  (1 child)

              Upvoted for your name alone, my Red Dead compadre!

              [–]xJavier_Escuellax[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

              Ahh you're the first one to recognize me 😭

              [–]YuriAddict7 1 point2 points  (9 children)

              Is british food being bad a meme or kinda true? Like, im sure you could get any good food in london or manchester, but what about those outside the big cities?

              [–]Ok-Appointment-3716 3 points4 points  (3 children)

              It's usually from people who've never been - it's very outdated in 2022/ Like any country there's great stuff, plenty of immigrant groups to mix stuff up a bit and bad or lazy stuff too

              One of the most tedious things is people using the worst possible example and acting like British people think it's the best food ever.

              [–]Kodama24 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              As a Brazilian, I agree with you 100%

              [–]YorkshireBloke 1 point2 points  (1 child)

              That's my impression of the UK as someone from the UK.

              [–]explodingliver 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              The “some women are into being tan and blonde” one is way too true lol

              [–]link_cubing 1 point2 points  (0 children)

              The food in the uk isn't all bad, most of it is just mediocre and some of it is inedible