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  • - - 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 areSo 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.