Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - Hi, we're Joel and Lia. - And today's video is things Americans do that drive Brits crazy. ♪ Dee da dee da dee dee da ♪ - 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. - If you're enjoying this video, don't forget to click subscribe and press the notification bell. We post videos thrice weekly. - 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.