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  • - Hi, we're Joel and Lia.

  • - And today's video is all about misconceptions

  • about the UK, so the idea for this

  • came from Google! - Goo!

  • (laughs)

  • Google! - Google!

  • (laughs)

  • - Actually, it was my own idea.

  • I did have to go on Google to like Google it.

  • - Yeah.

  • - 'Cause I only came up with one.

  • - Yeah.

  • - I was in America and, or maybe it wasn't in America.

  • - I think you must've been driving in America.

  • I've heard, I've heard this story, no?

  • - I was driving, let's say I was driving.

  • - Okay.

  • - And I get a message from someone being like, oh,

  • I thought you used kilometers per hour.

  • I think I highlighted the dashboard--

  • - Okay. - With the speedometer.

  • And they were like-- - On Instagram stories?

  • - Yeah. - #FollowUsHere

  • - That's weird, follow us at these, these places.

  • - These addresses. - Addresses.

  • And they were like that's weird, like why are you using

  • miles per hour, is that an American car?

  • And I was like, are you joking?

  • Brits use miles per hour, like what are you on about?

  • - Yeah.

  • - And I realized it's 'cause Europe tends to be

  • kilometers per hour and so they obviously think

  • oh, you're part of Europe, you use that, but we don't,

  • we uses miles per hour.

  • - Yeah, it's like when an American asks you

  • like, how many kilometers away is that?

  • And I think they think they're trying to be

  • helpful to you-- - Yeah.

  • - And you're like, I really don't know kilometers.

  • - We don't do kilometers, all our signs--

  • - Especially not kilometers per hour.

  • - Are miles. - Yeah.

  • - Like it would say, London, 60 miles away.

  • - Yeah.

  • - Or it's like, going 60 miles per hour.

  • - Yeah.

  • - It's all miles, miles, miles, miles.

  • - I know what like driving at 10 miles per hour feels like.

  • - Yeah, whereas kilometers-- - 'Cause I'm a grandma.

  • - No idea.

  • - Kilometers per hour, I couldn't tell you.

  • - I noticed that recently I've been putting kilograms

  • on my Instagram because my-- - Oh yeah.

  • - Trainer is saying do it in kilograms,

  • but that's not normal, loads of people are like

  • oh, we Americans don't do kilograms,

  • it must be a Europe thing.

  • And I'm like, no, it's not even in the UK,

  • we tend to do stone or pounds.

  • - Oh, I quite like kg's.

  • - Do you? - Yeah.

  • - But what did you grow up learning, pounds?

  • - Stones. - Yeah, stones, then pounds.

  • So there's 14 pounds in a stone.

  • - Yeah.

  • - And that's what we use, whereas Americans I think

  • purely use pounds, they don't use stone.

  • - Oh, I have no idea how many pounds I am.

  • I think, 'cause when we were in that gym in America

  • it had one of those proper. - Oh, proper scales.

  • - And we went on YouTube where we were like how to use

  • a proper scale. (Joel laughs)

  • - All the viewers must just be like, you're so thick.

  • - Obviously you have to like move it

  • until the thing balances. - Yeah.

  • - But I just, I was like, but surely like

  • if your eyes are a bit off and that bit

  • is never gonna really look completely balanced.

  • - Yeah.

  • - And that's why, and you can lie to yourself as well,

  • you can be like, mm, I think that's my weight, because--

  • - Yeah.

  • - And then that just, I, I don't know.

  • - Yeah. - Anyway.

  • - It's confusing scale, like we don't know how to use that

  • as #millennials. - Millennials.

  • - We just like digital things.

  • - Yeah, I like to just stand on the scales

  • and be shown the number-- - Yeah.

  • - And I'm like that's what it is.

  • - Yeah. - But, yeah.

  • - But anyway, that was the first one,

  • we use miles per hour just like in America

  • and we use miles just like in America.

  • - Miles, yeah, so we're very similar.

  • - Very similar.

  • - So, the next misconception is about our monarchy,

  • the queen, and the royal family.

  • So the misconception is that the queen rules Britain,

  • but she doesn't-- - No.

  • - We have a Prime Minister who rules the country

  • and the queen is sort of here to look good.

  • - Yeah.

  • - No, she's here for kind of--

  • - Like ceremony, I love that you just aren't even

  • obviously like subtly like looking at her.

  • She's just here for ceremonial reasons,

  • like just to like all the pomp and the like Britishness.

  • - Yeah. - She's here for tourists.

  • Like that's literally what the royal family here for.

  • - And they do a cracking job. - They do a great job.

  • - And obviously they do their sort of royal duties,

  • no one really knows what they go and do,

  • but they do, they do really good stuff.

  • - They do.

  • They bring so much money into the country,

  • more money than they cost the taxpayer.

  • - Yeah.

  • - So anyone that complains about them being like,

  • oh, we're supporting people.

  • It's like no. - They're helping us.

  • - Like they're helping our country.

  • - Yeah. - Like most of--

  • - I'm such a big fan, I love them.

  • - Same.

  • But so many tourists, if you're not British

  • and you wanna come to the UK the chances are

  • you wanna come because you wanna see Buckingham Palace,

  • you wanna just like see all the like royally things,

  • all of the palaces. - Just, all of, yeah.

  • All of it, Windsor Castle. - Yeah.

  • - Go and see like St. Paul's Cathedral--

  • - Afternoon tea. - And all of that.

  • - Yeah. - Yeah.

  • But they do, they do actually, so the queen

  • can overrule something if she wants to.

  • - Yeah. - But they, they never do.

  • - Yeah, I think they have, a monarch hasn't done that

  • for like hundreds of years or something.

  • - Yeah.

  • - But technically they can be like, no, you can't pass

  • that law, but they can't actually like pass a law

  • themselves either. - No.

  • - Like the queen can go actually you know what,

  • I'm gonna make it illegal for you to have fun, like.

  • - No, she can't do that. - She can't do that at all.

  • - She can't do that, the Prime Minister can though.

  • - Yeah, the Prime Minister can, and Theresa May

  • probably would, let's be honest.

  • - Let's be honest. (laughs)

  • She probably would stop us having fun.

  • - Yeah, although she does run through fields of wheat,

  • so she is fun. - Yeah.

  • And she loves Abba. - Oh yeah.

  • - She loves it. - Awe, she's so sweet.

  • - She actually, she would have fun with us.

  • - Yeah, she would.

  • - She's just a clown. - She is, awe.

  • Good old Theresa.

  • - Good old Theresa. - Yeah.

  • - Will we get away with that in our contract

  • calling Theresa May a clown?

  • - Yeah. - Yeah, fine.

  • - Yeah, it's good behavior. (laughs)

  • Okay, the next misconception is that Britain is a country,

  • which I guess most people think that it is

  • and even I as a Brit will probably be like oh yeah,

  • Britain, like a country, but technically it's not,

  • it's a collection of countries,

  • 'cause Britain is made up of Scotland, Northern Ireland,

  • England, and Wales. - Wales.

  • - Which Wales always gets forgotten, doesn't it?

  • - It does.

  • - Americans don't tend to know what Wales is.

  • - Yeah, do you guys go want to go to Wales.

  • - Honestly.

  • - Like you do go oh, let's go to Cardiff,

  • like let's go and have some fun in Wales.

  • - You should go, a great castle there, Cardiff Castle.

  • - Oh, I'd love to go. - Gorgeous, yeah.

  • - I've not been. - It's huge.

  • - We ought to do that. - Yeah, we should.

  • - Go on a near trip to Cardiff.

  • - We love Wales, I get sad when people overlook Wales,

  • 'cause I'm like, it's such a, a really beautiful

  • and really cool country. - Don't leave Wales out.

  • - Please. - Yeah.

  • I don't know why, it just made me think of Brittany,

  • like stop picking on Brittany.

  • - Oh, leave Brittany alone. - Leave Brittany alone.

  • - Leave Brittany alone!

  • - Leave Wales alone!

  • - No, include Wales! - Include Wales!

  • - Please, okay.

  • Didn't Donald Trump say something where like he thought

  • the UK, unless it's probably bad territory,

  • 'cause Trump made a mistake and he called Eng,

  • he thought England was the United Kingdom.

  • - Oh yeah, I remember that.

  • - And he, he said something like in an interview

  • and then, or was it Piers Morgan, like corrected him

  • or something. - Yeah.

  • - And then he was like oh yeah, I knew that, I knew that.

  • - Yeah, and it's like oh my gosh.

  • - And it was really funny 'cause everyone in the UK

  • was tweeting about it, like of course Donald Trump--

  • - The President of the United States like--

  • - Made that mistake, yeah.

  • - But then to be fair, like it is confusing.

  • You can call us the United Kingdom,

  • you can call us the British Isles, or Great Britain,

  • or just Britain, or England Island, Scotland, Wales,

  • or like Northern Ire, like there's so many different names

  • that make up different sort of territories of the UK

  • that it's just really confusing.

  • - The British Isles.

  • - The British Isles includes like the Republic of Ireland

  • whereas Britain doesn't include the Republic of Ireland.

  • - No, it doesn't. - It includes Northern Ireland

  • So it's just confusing, like the different words,

  • like no wonder people get confused.

  • But still, the President probably should've got that correct

  • especially as he is descended from Scotland.

  • - Oh yeah!

  • - I think his mom is Scottish.

  • - Scottish mom. - Scottish.

  • - Scottish Trumpy mum. (laughs)

  • Okay, the next one is that guns are illegal in the UK.

  • Well, it's only during this video that I've actually now

  • found out that they're not completely illegal in the UK.

  • - Yeah.

  • - You can actually get a gun, but you can't

  • actually get heavy duty automated weapons.

  • - Yeah.

  • So you can get air rifles like without a license

  • and we have one at my house.

  • - Do you? - Yeah, mm-hmm.

  • - Get that on the quiet, didn't you?

  • - I think I've spent about four years at shooting rats.

  • - No way.

  • - Yeah. - No.

  • - So and it's quite a powerful gun.

  • - That was in London?

  • - No, house at home in Hampshire.

  • - Oh, I was gonna say. - Not in London.

  • - You've got a gun in London.

  • - Yeah, that's like a massive like air rifle thing.

  • - Oh my gosh.

  • - You can get them from shops without a license.

  • - British YouTuber admits to having gun

  • at home to shoot rats! (laughs)

  • You would get the shite. - Such a rebel.