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  • Hi and welcome back to Joel & Lia this week we've got ten questions that

  • Brits have for Americans or America in general so let's kick it off with the

  • first question cheese this is a big thing because in

  • the UK cheese is massive we love cheese and so do Americans but Americans seem

  • to have what we would call fake cheese orange plasticy stuff in a can, cheese in

  • a can, cheese in plastic wrappers that you just like put on a burger and

  • hope that it melts somehow but when we look at cheese it's like an actual block

  • of cheese and you get your knife into it and it's cheese or you get

  • a slice and you like slice the cheese up into bits, oh I love that! So nice we love

  • cheese but I'm just like why don't you have it because you would like it more

  • than that plastic fake stuff you would! yeah it's only really fake cheese you ever

  • see in America yeah contactless contactless is huge over here everywhere

  • you go just use your debit card and it's like *beep beep beep* and you've paid for stuff and it's

  • like a thirty pound limit on what you can purchase yeah contactless everywhere

  • Why haven't you got that? it's crazy when I last went to America you only

  • just had chip and pin isn't that insane when you put your card into the Machine

  • and type in your PIN number you were still having to sign for things that's

  • us like ten years ago and then when chip and pin came it's

  • like okay this is a little bit more convenient but still irritating like you

  • have to put your card in, you have to wait yeah and you got to put your number in

  • then you have to wait, whereas now it's just it's amazing and Apple pay on

  • your phone so America must have it because Apple is an American brand yeah

  • but now I've registered my card with my phone so I could just hold my phone over

  • the like, card machine, and it gets my fingerprint and goes you paid like keep up with the

  • times America you invented lots of this technology anyway so... yeah so why don't you

  • implement it I find it so bizarre I was doing some shopping

  • yesterday and a girl was paying at like a self-service checkout next to me and

  • she like swiped her card and I was like what on earth and then the

  • shop assistant was like oh no is that an American card she was like yeah and

  • there's a massive queue and everyone was just like eye rolling like you're just

  • wasting everyones time, bloody hell! So yeah contactless life change life-changing so this is a

  • hard one guns come on guys we still don't understand why guns are a thing

  • like why is it so easy to buy a gun in America? It is ridiculous we have a law

  • against guns in the UK and we have a lot less gun crime

  • well they've worked out proportionally so it's not even like oh you're a

  • smaller country than us that's why you have no gun crime because they've done

  • it as in proportionally to our population yeah we just have virtually

  • no gun crime whatsoever. this gun control works in the UK it works in

  • Australia it works in loads of other countries so you can see that it works

  • so why wouldn't you do it well I know it's to do with like

  • laws and constitutions and all these things but I'm just like come on people's

  • lives are more important yeah we love America but that's just one thing

  • that's just like...that would be one thing that would be the reason

  • why I couldn't live there yeah not that I'm allowed in if I was to move there

  • for any reason I wouldn't, that would really like I'd live in fear

  • yeah oh it's scary! It's insane. that's mental it's so hard to get hold of a gun

  • in England yeah I've not tried I just know that it's hard but I think you can but

  • yeah you have to have a licence and it has to be for like farming purposes and

  • it has to be like locked away in a cabinet in your house you cannot, you

  • absolutely cannot carry it with you no way ridiculous

  • yeah so the next one is to do with exercise and particularly walking so we

  • love walking over here everyone walks you know I remember we used to walk to

  • school and then yeah okay we've got a smaller country but there's always paths

  • paths everywhere or sidewalks sounds weird in our accent 'sidewalk' why why doesn't...

  • why don't people walk that much in America I think gas is really cheap over there for

  • them so in terms of expense you're like "well why wouldn't I? petrols really cheap" yeah

  • but again that's not taking into account the effects on the environment but

  • again that probably more applies to slightly more rural areas I'm sure if we

  • went to a big city there'd be more people walking yeah okay this one

  • is something you've experienced yeah it's the toilets in America public toilets or

  • public bathrooms or restrooms why is there such big gaps in between the doors

  • and above and below the door as a short woman this sort of

  • makes me uneasy but the gap oh I wouldn't be able to go to the loo. Well i couldn't, like, pfft. *lost for words*

  • well I have no words because there's no privacy in public toilets you literally

  • all you want to do is just take a peaceful poo and you can't because you're panicked because someone's waiting for the

  • toilet and they can see you through the gap and you're sat there like oh my god

  • when are they gonna leave oh my gosh, surely that's like really embarrassing has anyone had any

  • embarrassing moments where they're just on the loo and they're just making eye

  • contact with someone who's waiting yeah let us know in the comments because I

  • know I've seen a video from an American being like ah your public toilets like

  • private rooms and I'm like yeah because you're doing something private in there

  • yeah let us know if that's a thing that you've noticed or you know if you're

  • just used to it. If you're used to pooing infront of people

  • if you're used to the performance of it! another heavy one is health care as

  • you may or may not know in England in the UK we have the NHS and that means

  • free health care for everyone who is a taxpayer here which is basically

  • everyone if you need medical attention you'll get it yes you might have to wait

  • a little bit of a while unless your case is urgent but you'll get seen to and

  • you'll be looked after for free because it's included in the tax we pay to our

  • government in America if you get ill if you're seriously ill that could cost you

  • and your family your house, all your savings, thousands and thousands of dollars, I was about to say pounds, obviously dollars!

  • and that is just devastating yeah well we made a video about it so if you're

  • really interested click the card in the top right corner or in the description

  • below, we'll link it down there as well lots of the comments from Americans there were

  • actually really sad like people were saying how much money it's cost them

  • like if their child's been ill, that they've got insurance but they still have to pay

  • like three thousand dollars up front before they can get treatment or claim

  • any money back and it's like it's just really sad so if you are interested in

  • hearing a bit more about the health care system we have over here just click the

  • NHS video there. so the next one is vegetarianism why aren't many of you

  • guys vegetarians? so veganism and vegetarianism is really taking off in

  • England particularly in London and I think one thing that prompted this was

  • Netflix documentaries such as What The Health, Cowspiracy all of those kind

  • of things and these documentaries have really sort of opened everybody's eyes

  • over here certainly to the dangers of meat and not just what it's doing to the

  • planet but what it's doing to your body yeah and the dairy industry that

  • agricultural industries what these companies are doing and how they're

  • working with the government to sort of fund their like to fund their ideas

  • and make us think that we need these products well our government do it as

  • well like telling us that we need meat we need dairy yeah and all of this is

  • actually false and fair enough if you want to eat meat got

  • nothing against that we have meat occasionally yeah but I do think that

  • everyone should be cutting down on the amount of meat that they have yeah you

  • don't have to give it up but just everyone should be aware of the impact

  • it's having if everyone ate less meat we would definitely live in a healthier

  • world and it would be saving so many people's lives I don't know maybe maybe

  • we're not seeing something let us know in the comments. the next one is why is

  • your legal age for drinking alcohol 21 come on! Is it 21 for buying it as

  • well oh yeah think so yeah so here you can drink alcohol with parental

  • supervision from age five so funny I mean obviously I didn't get sort of

  • drunk until I was say 17, 18 yeah but honestly all it meant was that I wasn't

  • sort of gonna break any rules or try and go out or do anything silly to feel

  • those things just like in a controlled environment a couple of drinks and some

  • food coz I think it makes it a thing if your parents are like no you can't have

  • alcohol yeah cuz my parents we'd have... I'd have like Shandy like beer with some

  • lemonade from like 12, 13 it just made it not a thing! Like yeah you can have some alcohol if you want...

  • but yeah I think my my dad caught me sort of drinking sambuca when I was like 11 and

  • he's like you used to like dip your finger in and just get the sambuca

  • so funny! obviously I wanted the booze, yeah, sambuca's great! Oh it's lovely! But anyway, give

  • eighteen-year-olds a bit of fun lower the drinking age yeah that was nice it was

  • lovely and it just meant that like you know we can sort of handle our alcohol a

  • bit more yeah I mean we can't, I mean yeah after like 2 drinks we're like 'wasted'! We're a different breed,

  • we're a different breed, we're a joke but the majority of Brits... the other day you had like 3 drinks and you woke up the next

  • morning and you were like "I'm hungover" I was like you've had three drinks. Oh gosh, that was bad, I was

  • mixing yeah I feel like when I've been to America the people that greet you as

  • when you walk into a shop oh yeah I feel like they're a bit over animated and a

  • little bit fake, oh the like "hey how's your day how's it going?" and

  • sometimes you just don't want to be spoken to like it makes me feel like I

  • should leave their shop it doesn't make me want to go into their shop and look

  • around if someone's like "hey how's your day?" I'm like oh my god leave me alone, like just

  • pretend I'm invisible don't look at me I don't want to be looked at I don't wanna be

  • spoken to if I need your help I'll come and find you and I'll say can you

  • help me with this. yeah, part of me doesn't know if it's because they want to deter

  • shoplifters so they're like "I see you like as soon as you walk in I know you're in

  • here" or if it's just like they think that we want to be spoken to to me it

  • feels like autopilot like "Hi I'm getting paid to say this" yeah

  • sorry if that's your job if you've been told to

  • do that then you know you've gotta rock that but maybe try and be a bit more

  • sincere "darling darling darling come on in oh you've got some stripes you

  • love stripes, got the perfect thing for you" I know Americans don't like that about us cuz they're used to

  • that other way around and they think we're a bit rude, yeah the service is quite rude in the UK

  • but that's just because we like a bit of space and

  • the final one is passports apparently something like 14% of Americans have

  • passports so the rest of the country doesn't own passports yeah so what are

  • the rest of you... I mean what the rest of you.... what are the rest of you doing?! I think it's because and I'm gonna

  • answer this question anyway okay I feel like it's because America is such a big

  • country that lots of people go on stay vacations, what's it called? Staycation what's a staycation?

  • when you stay in the country. Aww sometimes that's nice but if I was forced to do

  • all my holidays in the UK I'd just be like oh what a peasant life what a

  • peasant life. Oh no that's so bad! But the UK is small and the weather is kind of the same

  • anywhere you go but in America if you're from Arizona where it's really hot if

  • you go on holiday to Minnesota it might be snowing and you feel like you're in a

  • different country and vice versa maybe that's why! let us know in the comments I

  • know we've answered a lot of our own questions here but we'd love to hear

  • from legit Americans exactly we only know how much you guys tell us so do let

  • us know the answers to your questions we're not trying to be you know

  • judgmental or arrogant we're just saying these are literally questions that we

  • think most Brits have for America and if you like our videos guys and you want to see

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