The Struggles of Being British

For reasons unknown to us, other parts of the world have created a very strong stereotype of us Brits. As far as they are concerned, we’re just a bunch a tea guzzling, buck-toothed chumps who only talk about how much it rains here. Obviously, we know that isn’t true (except for the tea part). Here are the struggles of being British…

  1. The Queen: The world seems to think we worship the queen. When in reality we mostly make memes about her. Infact, the entire royal family seems to be an entire cluster of different memes and corgi jokes. We love our queen, but we don’t have shrines dedicated to her… (Well, I don’t.)
  2. The Weather: Everyone seems to think we are always complaining about the rain, well that’s not true, we complain about the sun as well.
  3. Teenagers: Americans are convinced that growing up in Britain is basically going private schools and Hogwarts. They seem to think that we are all dressed in suits and formal uniform and speak like Boris Johnson. In reality, our whole lives is like one big episode of The Inbetweeners.
  4. Our Capital: The rest of the world has this idea in their head’s that the UK is simply ALL London. According to them, we are all cockney-sounding Londoners when really we have 56 different accents. America seems to think Ireland and Scotland are completely separate countries…
  5. DROP DOWN BOX: You’re signing up for something online or whatever, you get to the drop down box, and then realise you have three options to pick from; Great Britain, England, or United Kingdom. So you’ve gotta look for all three, and it’s usually the United Kingdom, the last one you check because it’s at the bottom of the alphabetical list. The US often thinks we are just “England”…
  6. British Boys: American girl’s are obsessed with the idea of all British boys being in suits and sounding like Prince Harry. The unfortunate reality is that a lot of British lads are just chavs who wear tracksuits all day smoking and drinking red bull outside their mum’s house with their mates. The upper class British boys are the one’s who go to Oxford University whom the rest of us don’t really have any contact with…
  7. Tea: Granted, we do drink a lot of tea. But the rest of the world seems to think we’re bathing in it, too.
  8. Movies: Every British person in an American movie is extremely exaggerated and is most likely where American’s are getting these stereotypes from. We don’t all live in mansions, we drink things other than tea, we don’t talk like it’s still World War Two, and we don’t dress like it’s the medieval times.
  9. Sarcasm: Everyone seems to think we’re uptight, boring, and have no personality. We’re actually the most sarcastic, simple people you will ever meet. We’re known for our pretty dark sense of humour too…