Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - - Hi I'm Joel. - And I'm Lia. And today's video is all about weird things that British people do. And we know this, because we're guilty of all of these. - Yeah, British people are very weird. Yeah, this video would be a bit racist probably, if we weren't British. ♪ Why we are the way we are ♪ So let's start with the most boring obvious one, weather. Brits love to talk about the weather. It's not just a stereotype, we just do it. - You walk into a new space, you've just come from the outside and you're like oh, it's chilly out there. - Yeah. Biting cold. - How are you? Oh, I'm cold. Or if the conversation's just flat than you're just like it's been really nice weather recently though, hasn't it? - Yeah. - Apparently it's supposed to last until next week, yeah. Or the like of that. - Yeah, just make up anything like oh, apparently it's going to rain tomorrow. - Yeah. I don't know why. It's, I'm just bored even talking about it. I just hate it. - Oh, it's boring. - So boring. - So dull, but if you're running out of things to say just start chatting about the weather. - Yeah. - Another thing that we do is we love to say goodbye a million times. - Literally, it's so funny. - Bye, bye. - Bye. - Bye. - See ya. - Okay, see ya soon. - Okay, take care. - Cheers, see you. - All right then. - Bye. - All right, see ya. - You got higher and higher pitch. - Bye. - Bye. - Bye. Okay, bye. - And I noticed this was a cultural difference, especially with America, when I watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians. - Yeah. - And they would literally be talking to their mum and be like okay, bye. I was like you're so rude. Don't talk to your mother like that. -Oh my gosh. - They do it all the time, they're just like okay, bye. And that's complete. - What and they're gone? - Yeah, they're gone. They just say bye once. - Oh, my. - And immediately hang up. - Oh it's just like a dagger to the heart. - Isn't it? - Yeah, it has to be like, you have to prepare me for the goodbye's coming. - Yeah. - You're like all right then. Okay, sleep well. Bye. - [Both] Bye. - Bye. - Bye. I'd hang up during a bye. - Bye. - It's so funny. - And then one time my boyfriend was saying bye and I said something and then he accidentally hung up and then he immediately sent me a voice WhatsApp, I'm so sorry I just cut you off. I love you too. I can't. - Thank you so much. Yeah, we're weird we just say bye all the time. - And if you have a thought after someone starts saying bye usually you know that they're still on the phone. - Yeah. - You can't be like okay oh by the way Mom. She's still there. - Yeah. - Just in case. - Yeah you say bye about a million times. - You need another five goodbyes before they'd actually hang up. - Yeah. - And it's funny isn't it because I think the we get the whole no you hang up first, no you hang up first. - Yeah. - I think that's an American thing. - Yeah, I think it is. - But we're worse. - Yeah we just. - We are the worst. - My mum for example never hangs up on me. Or she used to say that she never used to. She'll always wait for me or my brothers to hang up first 'cause she feels weird about hanging up on her sons So I know that if I go bye, I just wait there. She'll still be there. - She'll still be there. - So funny. - Until she sees that it's cut off. That is so funny. - So funny. - I can't hang up on my sons. That's hilarious. Do you know what I find really rude? - What? - That British people do. Say we're about to get a train, we're running down the platform my train goes that way and yours train goes that way. - Yeah. - People do it all the time. Everyone does it to me and to everyone else. They're like oh there's my train, bye and they run to it. I'm just like can't we just have another five minutes? - Yeah, the next train's gonna be in like three or four minutes. - Yeah, but I, Dom's done it before, you've done it before. - Yeah. - They're like oh that's me gotta go bye. I was like if that was a phone call that would never happen. -You've done it to me though. So I think it, I think it does happen when it's your train. - I've started, yeah. - You're like I've literally gotta go but when it's someone else's train you're like that's rude. - I know we have one set of rules for ourselves. - Yeah. - And another set of rules for everybody else That's so true! - So the next one is queuing. Obviously we love to queue up for things. - And we hate anyone who cannot queue. - Yeah. - If you cannot stand in a queue get, just leave. - Yeah. - Immediately leave the shop, go somewhere else. Go somewhere that doesn't require a queue. - Yeah, definitely. I mean today, so there was two queues forming in a shop. And I knew I was on the right side this is where the queue is supposed to be. So when the person called next that that person in that queue started walking slowly towards it and I literally ran straight in front of him. I was like I'm first. And then, because they didn't respect the queue. - Respect the queue. - Respect the queue guys. Literally if you don't want to get beaten up in London just don't skip queues. - I nearly have a fit at someone in Berlin who didn't queue. And then I was like this isn't my country. -Oh, maybe I'm wrong. - Wait in the line please. On the topic of communication it's just autopilot for us to put a kiss at the end every text. But just a little X. At least one if someone hasn't put one X something's up. - Something's wrong. - Something's wrong. Something's fishy. - I didn't realise this was a thing that Americans don't do. That they just don't put X's, X doesn't mean kiss. - No. - So American's like what? What does that X mean? But we all just do it to anyone. I mean I do it less. - Than me. - Than you, I think. I don't put kisses at. - I always put an X. at the bottom of every email. - The end of every message. Unless I really care about that person. - Really? - Yeah. - It depends like you and I've got a back and forth what's up, what's up? - Yeah. - So there's not a kiss at the end. - No. - Otherwise that would be more thumb work. - Yeah. See the last person I just texted on WhatsApp, she gave me two kisses and I didn't give her any. - Okay maybe I am just a bit over friendly with the kisses. - I think youprobably are. - Oh no, Laura does too, one, one, one, - Okay. - But I never count. Kiss, kiss, kiss. - Kiss, kiss whatever. Kiss, kiss, kiss. - Kiss, kiss. - So but just don't be freaked out if you get a kiss from someone that you don't know that well. 'Cause it isn't really, it doesn't translate to romantic a thing. It's just a polite thing. - Yeah. - Being like I'm not pissed off at you. - Yeah. - Kiss, kiss. - Yeah. The next one is the obsession with class. So Brits are completely obsessed with class. - It's just our version of America's racism I think. 'Cause I vote, well obviously there's racism in the UK as well. But I've heard that America is a lot more divided along race. So whether you are American or Native American or whether you're Hispanic or whether you're black or African-American. Whereas in the UK we're less divided on that and more divided on class. - Divided on class. - So if you're working class you're seen as less then if you're middle class. - Middle class. - Or you're upper class. So it's like. - Or like Upper Middle class. - Yeah. - There's all these other class systems and it's like you might be born working class but you might marry into or become, educate yourself. And be middle class. - Yeah. - And a live a middle class existence. - Yeah. - And it's all so messed up. - It really is. - It's so messed up. It's complete crap. - And what's it even mean. - All it is is crap. - Really? - It's. - I know friends that won't marry or date people below their class. Not necessarily that they made it a strict thing where's it's like no I'm not staying in my class. They'll be like I'm not dating him he's a chaff. He's working class I'm not dating him. Even though they might actually really like them. - Yeah. - Which I think is really sad. - It's a shame that Brits are obsessed with class. - Yeah. - To the point they're just prevents them from having friendships and relationships outside of their social immediate social circles. - And the final one is apologising. Everyone knows Brits to be very apologetic and it's true. I was thinking we even insult people by saying I'm sorry, but you're an idiot. - Yeah. -And we still start with I'm sorry. - I'm sorry but. - Yeah - I'm gonna say something I'm not sorry about. - Yeah - I'm sorry but you're wrong. - Yeahliterally. - Rather than us just being like.