Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - 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.