AND, just like real long time pals, they have their differences that sometimes make the other one wonder why they are even associating with them?
Britain is like the old eccentric friend who has some age-old tricks and ways that seem perfectly fine, simple and reasonable to them, but to their more outgoing, extroverted friend (America, in this case, in case you were wondering), it seems absolutely bonkers... and not only that, it gives our friend such a 'head scratch' moment that it actually makes them wonder if their whole life has just been a lie.
Below is a list of some of these 'WTF' moments...you can decide from there whose side you're on!
For some reason, the idea of putting a washing machine in a kitchen is extremely foreign (literally!) to Americans... I don't see what's so bad about it personally, you wash your dishes in the kitchen, why not your clothes?
When Britain's most simple and most loved meal becomes 'weird sh*t!' I may be wrong, but I never saw Beans on toast being so mind-boggling! I hope they also know that Britain put something called 'Worchester Sauce' onto it sometimes too...or is that just too much British, mind-boggling weird sh*t for one day? Sorry guys...
Spotted dick, the only British cylindrical pudding that has made Americans collectively cry 'WTF IS WRONG WITH THE UK!?'
Good Ol' nightmare inducing Mr. Blobby, he is a legend in Britain...believe it or not, but to be fair, a LOT of British people are pretty darn terrified of him too... everyone is! He's the reason why most 90's kids in Britain are now in therapy. He's an ace at a pie fight though.
To be honest, I think British people need their egg cups just for novelty purposes more than anything. I don't think they can eat their egg to its full enjoyment, if it hasn't been made to look like it's got eyes and little legs. It's FUN.
Tipping customer service vendors in the UK just isn't a done thing, they think paying for the actual service is enough...and even when it's more apt to tip someone (Taxi drivers, for example), they will do anything to get out of it.
'I've no change, mate...sorry!' *runs for the hills*
The legend of the Cheeky Nando's is well established in Britain, it just makes absolutely no sense to Americans...and to be honest, judging by that translation, they should probably stop trying...it's never gonna happen! There some things that one just isn't meant to know.
Britain has a wonderful invention called Train wine...it's like normal wine.....but on a TRAIN. It's also pre-packed in a plastic glass...with a sealed, pull top lid for extra style. Brilliant isn't it!? Well, if you're on a train that is...
Remember remember, the 5th of November...
Guy Fawkes' Night is Britain's special day....and no one can take that away from them...NO ONE! Except for maybe some fire officials...and the police...
I'm guessing Americans aren't going for the whole lumpy, chewy orange juice thing... can't blame them.
Apparently, Britain just made up a random word for 'two weeks' and then was shocked when no one else had a clue what they were talking about.... 'I'll see you in a fortnight!'
In Britain, they're a bit more extravagant than America with the whole plumbing thing, well I say it's extravagant, it's more to just stop them scalding themselves by trying to work out the one tap.
The tea drinking system has long been a natural selection method within Britain, drink your tea...or face your fate! But it's so....hot...
Reality TV just isn't the same in Britain if they haven't shown a woman's anus live on air...well, you know what they say...go big or go home!
Names for bodily parts get all topsy-turvy when it comes to the British/American divide. Probably best for everyone not go into the details... *ahem*
Oh yeah, they have lots of choices were TV channels are concerned in Britain, they just all start with the same letters. Seems legit enough.
Wtf is a Yorkshire pudding? Well, it's a pudding.....from Yorkshire, it makes enough sense, surely!? They also put gravy on it....yes, of course on a pudding!!
Briton's put an 'x' after everything as a sign of affection, don't mock them, it's the only way they know how...
British people need to keep their actual sink as clean and safe as possible, so they use a plastic sink within it...a sink within a sink...a bit like the T.A.R.D.I.S, but for your dishes. It's a brilliant idea....honestly!