1) People in the UK drink tea with milk.
2) When British people say “biscuits”, they are talking about what Americans call “cookies”.
3) Most British people under the age of 25 wouldn’t recognise Benny Hill, if they were shown a picture.
4) London is not the only city in the UK.
5) “Pea-Soupers” and other forms of heavy London smog, were ended by the Clean Air Act of 1956.
6) Jack the Rippper is now presumed to be dead.
7) Princess Diana is definitely dead.
8) British people come in a wide range of ethnicities.
9) “Hogwarts” is not a real school.
10) If you ask for a packet of “rubbers” in the UK, you will get a packet of “erasers”.
11) Not everybody in the UK has met the Queen.
12) Beer is served at room temperature, in British “pubs”.
13) “Are You Being Served?” hasn’t been shown on British TV (apart from as a novelty) since 1985.
14) Cats, in the UK, are normally allowed outside.
15) Jesus is not as popular in the UK as He is in the USA.
16) It is impossible for an American to successfully imitate the Cockney accent.
17) Levi jeans are popular in the UK and are available in many shops.
18) British policemen are also known as “Bobbies”, “Coppers”, “Dibbles”, “The Sweeney” and (among criminals) “The Filth”.
19) “Pissed” in the UK means “drunk”.
20) Illegitimacy is more popular in the UK than it is in the USA.
21) Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel were both born in England. Johnny Depp wasn’t.
22) Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character.
23) Most Brits are bemused by the idea of “flossing”.
24) The British national dish is called “Curry”.
25) Despite rumours to the contrary, British people measure their journeys in Miles.
26) Some buildings in the UK were erected more than 200 years ago.
27) Most women in the UK would regard being called a “bitch” as a compliment.
28) British people correctly insert the letter U into many words.
29) Being softly spoken is regarded as “normal” in Britain.
30) The word “Soccer” is regarded with suspicion by Brits, who prefer to use the proper name for Football.
31) British people love to queue and businesses happily respond to that, by not providing enough check-outs, or Customer Service desks. Or Ladies toilets.
32) Brits use the word “Toilets” as if it wasn’t offensive – even though they could say “Rest Rooms”, or “Bathrooms”.
33) Tony Blair is no longer the British Prime Minister.
34) “Tipping” is a very unpopular concept in the UK and should be done rarely and begrudgingly, at no more than 10%.
35) The Underground is a complex railway system, running through tunnels, under London. Remember to mind the gap.
36) Brits tend to regard “Doctor Who” as being aimed at children.
37) Big Ben is not the name of the giant clock in London but the name of the bell inside it.
38) In the UK, “chips” are chunky batons of potato fried in oil – not thin slices of cooked potato (we call those “crisps”).
39) Buckingham Palace is much bigger in your head than it is in Real Life.
40) Kindly people in the UK will always give you directions but only if you learn to pronounce place names properly.