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- Hi, we're Joel and Lia.
- And today's video is things Americans do
that drive Brits crazy.
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- Okay so this video is
based on true stories,

our own experiences,
and also from an article that
we found on the insider.com.

So we're just gonna just
discuss, go through it,

add our own two cents.
Is that what--
(laughing)

what is that?
- Two cents. Three cents.
- Add our three cents.

- Two cents.
- Add our two cents.

- Two cents.
- So we're really smart.
So there you go.
(clapping)

- Yeah, well done.
- Well done us.

- Also, I don't know why
we say cents in the U.K.,

'cause obviously we have pence.
- Yeah.
- Not cents.
- Add your two pence.
- Add your two, oh, maybe we do say that.
- Do we say that?
- I don't know.
- Add your two pence.
No, no one says--
- Two pence.

- Two pence.
(laughing)
Add your two pence.
- No.
Anyway.
- No one has ever said that.

Anyway. Should we just
get straight on with it.

- Let's just jump straight in.
So the first one that
drives Brits crazy is that,

apparently Americans tend to buy drinks
when you're with a group of friends,
you buy drinks one by one
instead of buying in rounds.

Which, I didn't really
know that they did this.

- Yeah, so, according to
Insider, it's not unusual for

American to just go to a
bar and buy their own drink.

Whereas, if we were in a group of four
say--
- Yeah.

- Or even just us two--
- Yeah.

- It would be you'd get
the first round of drinks

for both of us, and then
I'd get the next round,

and so on, and the same with a big group.
Like, it could be even
up to groups of like

nine or 10 where someone's
getting the round

and then the next person's getting the
whole round of drinks, it's like.
- And it's costing them
so much money.
- So much money.

- But the rule is that every
who's in on that gets a round.

So if there's 10 people,
there's gonna be 10 rounds of drinks.
- Yeah.
- And, and so you know
that you're gonna end up

getting your money back in a way.
- In a way.
- In the form of a drink.

- Yeah.
If not more.
No, the same.
- The same.
- Yeah.
- I'm like, I'm like, how can you win?
How can you win?
- Maths.
(laughing)
- Um, I think that there's
pros and cons to both.

Because sometimes I
wish that we could do it

the American way.
- Yeah, oh me too.
- Where you just buy your own drink
and it's not expected
of you to get the round.

- Oh definitely.
I do that all the time anyway.
Like, if I'm like, oh,
I'm not being involved.

- You're not part of it.
- Because I don't want
six rounds of drinks.

I just want
one drink.
- One drink.

Yeah, exactly.
Or, I want a diet Coke--
- That's quite American of you.
- Which is cheaper than a pint of beer.
So then I'm like, well I'm
not gonna pay for everyone's

round of beer when my diet
Coke is like a lot cheaper.

- Yeah, I know, that's
the thing, like, to,

but in the U.K., like,
to get out of the round,

you have to literally be
that one person who's like,

I'm not doing rounds.
And then everyone's like.
So for British people,
like, someone scooting off

and like buying their own
drink is considered like rude,

and that you're stingy, and
like, you know, a bit cheap.

- Yeah.
- Um, so.
That's what is so annoying.
- I know.
- How we kind of wish that
we were the other way.

- I know.
I think we're more
American in that sense--

- Yeah.
- It wouldn't drive us crazy.
But it tends to drive
Brits crazy apparently.

- Yeah.
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- Okay, the next one is to
do with the royal family.

So, it's anyone who like
criticizes the royal family.

It can just be a little
touchy subject I think.

- Yeah.
- It varies, doesn't it?
'Cause we're like British
and we really really

love the royal family.
Then you've got British
people that are a bit like,

meh, not bothered.
- Yeah.
- And then you've got people that
don't like the royal family.
- Oh I know plenty of Brits
that hate the royal family.

- Oh, they just hate it.
- But it's like that rule of like,
I can criticize Lia, but no one else can.
Like, you know, with
someone your close to--

- Yeah.
- It's like, we Brits can
criticize our royal family,

but Americans can't.
- Yeah.
- Or like, not just Americans
but anyone else can't.

- Yeah, it's definitely that.
- Yeah.
- I know exactly, I know exactly.
It's like someone insulting
like a family member of yours

and you're like,
stop.
- Excuse me?

- I'm sorry but--
- I know.

- When was it okay for you to say that?
- Also, especially when those
people get it wrong like,

because it works out something
like 63p per year per person

we pay to the royal family.
- I know.
- So when people comment like,
oh you're paying so much
taxes for these people to live

in a gold palace.
You're like, yeah, I pay 63p per year
for a royal family.
I'm fine with that.
- I'm happy.
It brings so much to us and to the U.K.
- Yeah.
- So many like, good
weddings on the telly.

- Yeah.
(laughing)
(sighing)
But I think it, it goes
the other way around like,

with Donald Trump obviously
lots of people in the U.K.

have their own opinions,
and I imagine Americans
would be a bit like,

well, not all Americans,
some would be like,

don't criticize my president, because--
- Yeah, it goes both ways doesn't it?
- And we, and so, we
probably get on your nerves

by doing that with your
politicians or celebrities.

- Yeah.
- But, hey, that's life isn't it?
- That's life.
It's always gonna be
someone triggered somewhere.

- Yeah.
So the next thing that Brits
get driven a bit crazy about

is the perception that Americans
are a bit more bragging.

Well, this article says bragging.
I don't know why I'm saying
it like it's my opinion.

This article has said, you're bragging.
- Yeah.
I think what it is is what
we were told at drama school,

that we can all afford to
be a bit more American.

That we were actually told that
by one of our acting
teachers who was just like,

be a bit bolder.
Like, be a bit more proud of yourself.
Sell yourself a bit better.
We just don't.
Like--
- No.

- If anything, over Christmas,
we'll just downplay everything.
You know, seeing friends and family.
And how's it all going.
And just constantly just
underplaying everything.

Because it's just not really
in our DNA to be like,

I'm amazing.
La la la la.
It just makes them, it makes them cringe.
It makes British people,
it makes you cringe a bit.

It's just so out of our comfort zone.
- I know. But it's not even
just saying I'm amazing.

It's just stating the
facts of what you've done.

- Yeah, not, yeah, exactly.
- Like just, if an American
was just to be like,

hey, I run my own business,
I'm a CEO of this.

And I've, I've turned over
this many million this year.

A British person might
be like, okay, bragging.

- Okay, didn't ask you how
much you earned or something.

- No.
But like, they're essentially
just stating the truth.

They're not like bragging.
- Exactly.
- But Brits perceive it as bragging.
- That's what's amazing though.
It's like, they just say it.
- Yeah.
- And to them it's normal.
- Yeah.
- But the problem is
actually with British people

because we go, that was
so, that was so braggy.

- Yeah, yeah.
- Do you know what I mean?

We're like, the majority of British people
can't handle that.
- No, they can't.
So, I think you're right.
I think we can, all of
these things I think

have positive spins.
It's just completely different cultures.
Britain and the U.S.A. are so similar,
but also so different in
the way that we interact.

- Yeah, like, someone say,
"Oh, how's your YouTube
channel getting on?"

You're like,
"Yeah, yeah, we're doing really well."
"Oh really, how many, how many
subscribers have you got?"

"Um, what was it?" Well,
we know how many we've got.

Saying it, I could say it in a second.
- I know exactly.
- I know exactly the
number but you're like, um,

probably, nearly 200,000 I think.
- Yeah.
- What?
And then you wait for them to,
do you know what I mean, like

you don't want any kind of, I don't know,
attention around it.
- I know it's so weird.

- It's really weird.
- And I know American
YouTubers are also like,

when someone asks what
they do they're like,

"Hey, I'm a YouTuber, yeah."
Like, they just say it.
- Yeah.
- Whereas like, I can't say it.
When someone is like, what
do you? I'm like, I um--

- Make videos for online and--
- Yeah, or even before I say
it I come with a qualifying

thing of being like,
oh, it's really weird but
like, I make YouTube videos,

and like, eh.
Like, I can't just go,
I make YouTube videos.

I'm a YouTuber.
Like, I can't just say it.
I have to go, oh, it's like, I um--
- Yeah.
(laughing)
People are like, so what is it you do?
And I'm like, so, it's
kind of like online stuff.

Okay, so the next one that
Brits get really triggered by is

that some Americans
don't know the difference

between England, Great Britain,
and the United Kingdom.

And to be fair, I bet
there's some British people

out there that don't actually
know the difference anyway.

- Yeah, I was just thinking
like, it took me until

about last year to know the
difference between the three.

'Cause we're not even
taught that in schools

I don't think here.
- No, we just, I think we might be.
- Are we?
I just don't listen.
(laughing)
- So, yeah.
England is like that much
of the United Kingdom.

I'm like that much.
It's maybe like a quart--
- Actually you know what I
still can't remember I think.

- What would England be?
Maybe like?
- England--
- Would be.
- England is a country.
- Yeah, but--
- As well as Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.
- I was just thinking percentage wise,
we're probably like two
quarters, half, two quarters.

We're probably like half
of the United Kingdom.

- Yeah, we probably make up about half it.
- Half.
- Tech--
In terms of land mass, but not
in terms of like, importance.

- Oh no.
'Cause Scotland's loads.
- Yeah, Scotland--
No, but as in, we're just
the United Kingdom is like--

- Yeah I know.
- The me--
- But see, it's confusing isn't it?
- It's so confusing.
So if you say the U.K. that
means something different

to if you say England.
- Yeah.
- Because the U.K.
includes other countries.

Because Wales is a country.
Scotland is a country.
Northern Ireland is a country.
And the Republic of Ireland is a country.
- Yeah, so that's where
I actually got it wrong

in a video once when I was
talking about Ireland--

- That's where the mistakes are, isn't it?
'Cause it's so confusing
'cause Ireland as a island

as an island, as in a separate--
- Separate from this place.
- A separate entity.

Is like one landmass.
So you tend to think, oh that's Ireland.
But it's Northern Ireland
and the Republic of Ireland.

And they're two separate
countries which is--

- Yeah.
- Baffling to me.
- I know.
It's, guys, Brits get so triggered by it.
Like when um--
- Posh Brits.
- Donald Trump got it wrong in a,
in an interview or something.
- What did he say?
Did he call the U.K. England?
- I think he did.
Or he, something happened
and everyone went crazy on Twitter.
But it is actually kind of
an innocent mistake to make.

- Yeah.
- But a president should
probably know, shouldn't they?

- That's true.
A pres--
- President should probably know.
- Yeah, it's not an
innocent mistake for him

because he's a president.
- He's a president.
I was just thinking, oh
it's an innocent mistake

for like a 12 year old to make.
(laughing)
- Yeah.
No, or like an ever day American
that isn't involved in politics.
But I think people who
are involved in politics--

- They should probably know
their sort of territories.

- Probably should know, yeah.
(laughing)
- So the next one is that
Americans are really direct.

And British people are so sort
of like beat around the bush

with whatever they need to say.
So like, for instance,
if you said to someone

"I'll consider it."
That might mean, I'm never
gonna think about that ever,

like, forget, forget that idea.
It's the crapest idea
you've ever come up with.

See you never.
Whereas like, I think
in America we'd be like,

"I don't like that idea.
"Give me another one."
- Yeah.
- And it's just so like this
directness that I think Brits

find hard to deal with 'cause
it's so much the truth.

It's just hard to like, hear it sometimes.
- But I grew up with a different
perception of this I think.

I always grew up thinking
Brits were direct and

Americans were indirect.
- Oh really?
- Because of, I think
the Simon Cowell effect.

Where Simon Cowell first
took talent shows to America,

we'd been doing them here in the U.K.
And he took American Idol and
then the American X Factor.

- Loads of formats, yeah.
- Everyone hated Simon
Cowell in America 'cause

he was so direct and he just
said what he was thinking.

And all the other judges were like,
yeah, I mean, you're kinda
good, but like, blah blah blah.

And he, Simon Cowell was like,
"You're rubbish.
"You're the worst person I've ever seen."
- Oh, that's interesting.
- And they all hated his
direct nature and assumed

Brits were like that.
So, this is what I'm
really confused about.

- No, Simon Cowell said what Brits think.
But Brits don't say what they're thinking.
That's my point.
So, you might be thinking,
Lia, get your words out.

But you know, you don't,
you might say it to me

'cause we're friends.
- Yeah.
- But like, imagine in a
meeting someone was giving

you this just crap, and
you would never ever do a

Simon Cowell on them
'cause you're so British.

- Maybe that's why
Brits loved Simon Cowell

because he said what he--
- We loved it 'cause he
said what we were thinking.

- Yeah.
- And we were like, that's hilarious.
- But then why did
Americans get so triggered

by Simon Cowell initially?
Now I tend to think
Americans really like him.

But, at first it was really jarring.
And there was loads of
articles in the U.K. like

America hates Simon Cowell
America can't deal with him
and his honest opinions.

- Don't know why first--
'Cause why would any
American warm to someone

that's not giving anything.
- Yeah.
- Like, what Simon Cowell
probably needed to do

would be like cry on
telly, get really like

watch someone perform that blows him away.
Maybe get emotional.
Maybe stand up or like
have less words to say

and then they'd be like,
Simon, Simon liked it.

Simon guys, guys.
(laughing)
I don't know.
They're like basically I
think what Americans look for

is truth and realness
and there's not that
much of that when you're

just being like Gordon Ramsey like,
"Get the beep out of my beeping kitchen."
- Well yeah, that's the other
thing like, Gordon Ramsey,

he's like hated because he's
so direct and so honest.

- Yeah.
- I don't know.
- He's not like, awkward Brit.
- No.

- Like he's not, there's nothing
sweet about Gordon Ramsey.

There's something sweet and
endearing about Simon Cowell.

They're just British beeps.
(laughing)
- Like us.
- Yeah.
(laughing)
- Not like us.
- No, we're so much more awkward, like,
someone could be telling
you loads about your job.

You're like king of, you know
loads of stuff about YouTube.

You know stuff about analytics
and sort of stuff like that.

Someone could be giving you
chat that you already know

but you'd just go,
"Mm, oh really?"
- Oh really, yeah, that's
really interesting.

- Yeah, oh, but you
already know all of that.

- That's, yeah--
- You'd never ever shut someone out.
- I hate when someone, when
I say something to someone

and they go,
"Yeah, I know." I'm like,
I would never do that.

Even if I know, I'd just go,
"That's really interesting."

And in my head I'd be
like, I already know that.

But I would never say it.
- Yeah, you never go, like, I know that.
Tell me something I don't know.
- No.
Yeah.
- Because you're nice.
- But I wish I could 'cause
it would save a lot of time.

- The other day at the gym
I pressed minus one to go down the lift,
and something went wrong
with the lift, right?

And I got in the lift
and it started going up

to like the third floor.
And I got out and I was
like, oh, so annoying.

And I was in there with another guy.
And this woman who works
in the building was like,

you have to press the floor
that you want to go to

before you get in to the lift.
And then the screen tells you
which lift you have to go in.

And I'm like seething.
I'm literally like, I know
how to use these lifts.

I was literally like,
"Oh really, oh okay."
- Why do we do that?
- I know.
And I got back in the lift
and I pretended I had no idea

how to use this lift.
And the other guy was a bit more bold.
He was like,
"Yeah, I know, like, I've used
these lifts quite a few times

"but I'm just not quite
sure what went wrong."

Something went wrong
for us then didn't it,

like, me and him.
And I was thinking like, oh yeah.
And then we literally get down to zero
and she shows us how to do it.
- Oh my gosh.
- I've been using this
gym for like five months.

- Oh.
- Oh, it drove me up the wall.
- Brits.
- Brits.

- What are we like?
(panting)
- I'm just thinking about
that woman and the fact

that she had to demo it and
like she spoke to me like

I was so stupid.
(laughing)
I can't, of course I didn't
go like, I know, shut up.

I just went, mm, really?
I didn't know that.
- Really, mm, thanks.
We should be more American.
Like yeah I know.
- Yeah I know.
I use this lift every day for the gym.
(laughing)
okay.
So that's all of the sort of pointers we
wanna talk about today guys.
- Yeah.
- We know that you that's been helpful.
- Yeah.
We know you guys love our
American versus British content

so we're trying to do a
bit more of those 'cause,

I feel like we haven't done
any of those for a while.

- Yeah, we got quite
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But I was surprised at the
amount of people that are like,

oh, we don't say thrice, what's thrice?
I was like--
- It's like twice, but three times.
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