What are some cultural differences between the UK and US

Oh well haven't gone yet to USA hopefully soon.UK maybe later ...
But I have friends I have met from diffetent countries.

"Two countries divided by a common language": the use of English & shared history makes people think the two are close, but there are a lot of very real cultural differences..."

Can you help me with it? Thankshandshake

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We mostly drink coffee not tea.
Hey Bluewave Congratulationsapplause you are the first to seat in.USA comes firstcheering joking aside...
I think I have read an article on
tea and cofffee.Be posting if I can hug
nonsmoker
In the UK they eat Toffee and Toffo.
In the US they eat Taffy.
I think.
Hey there nonwave howdy?
Tofu I know Taffyconfused I am lazy to googlehug
They talk funny and their economy is up the shit.

They have a lot in common.
Another major difference would be sports. Americans like football, baseball, and basketball, but we’re just not that interested in soccer. British people like soccer, cricket, and rugby. Now, I think Americans don’t really regard football as the most iconic American sport (despite it being the most popular), and soccer is mostly popular in Britain because it’s popular all over the world. I would have to say that baseball is the most popular in American sport, and cricket is for British sport. If you watch both sports, you see that they can look very similar on the surface, but that they’re very different on a deeper level as you learn more about both games. cheers
Merce

Economically and Religious are concerned
I think they both differdunno cheers
Yes they are different..I was being cheeky cheers
Mercethumbs up
cheeky cheeky bang bangteddybear
Yes I could do with a Bang Bang devil giggle

teddybear
nonsmoker
Jhen,
Sports is a good point.
Thanks nonhug
Do you play one of them?
wave
Here's one I observed with the two parties....

Drinks - In the United Kingdom they usually drink beer at room temperature and avoid using ice but in America it is served with ice.

These are some of the main cultural difference between the United Kingdom and the United States.dunno wave
They are like chalk and cheese and the yanks take rugby and play around with it and call it football and rounders and then call it baseball.

Also many foods are renamed in the USA such as chips and are unable to spell words correctly such as sulphur where they call it sulfur (yes the spell checker doesn't like the yank spelling)

Also large parts of the USA are very set in their ways such as religion and, in some cases more people are be-leaving the earth is flat than in the past.
The UK doesn't have Trump.
wenever
Hi Jhen, here in the states we drink coffee.

Oh yell and we drive on the right side of the road.

Hope you make it here. cheers

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Jhen...essy to answer...UK has culture, USA doesn’t .....rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing













grin only kidding
*geeez....easy
Yeah rob and you are dumber than a rock!thumbs up
LucyMaud
Well, Robby, GentleJim's post proves your point re: culture....and it didn't take long! laugh
Mapmaker
Culture, sense of humour....Ive never seen warm beer in the UK though.
Lucy......precisely! rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing

GentlemanJames....cast your eyes down to the bottom of my comment....it was...err...tongue in cheek....errr...a joke.....chill out man cheers
Elegsabiff
Beer is served cold in the UK. Very, very cold. Ale, however, particularly real ale, not so much. However that is true among real-ale-lovers in the US too so is not in fact a difference.

Yobs are yobs in both countries, just as yobs are yobs all over the world. The difference is most marked between the achievers of both countries. A successful Brit talks down his accomplishments and would swallow his tongue rather than boast or lie bigly about what he has achieved. So a boasting Brit is a yob.

Another difference is in the way they handle someone they dislike very much. A Brit is icily sarcastic, and often fantastically polite with it. A typical American gets really het up and increasingly boorish with his insults. Witness the leaders of the two countries. David Cameron was better on that front than Theresa May as all too often she's simply ignored for not being nasty enough but if May, or any British leader who ever lived, had flapped their arms around mocking a handicapped journalist, or flung insults at celebrities, or publicly jeered at, well, anyone, the entire UK would have gone into collective shock. Frightfully bad form. wow

laugh

Winston Churchill is the Brit pinup when it comes to icy comments and snubs, you should look up a few of his classics because he was wonderfully nasty!
wenever
@ Biff, wonderfully nasty. laugh

I like that, even using the word nasty it's still a good compliment. thumbs up laugh

cheers hug
Elegsabiff
blushing Wen ... kiss
The English have a better sense of humour. It is not as obvious but neither does it necessitate canned laughter to remind people to laugh.

The English aren't as 'precious'. They don't take things so personally.

Americans like to think they are open, but they are a deeply conservative people. Religion is also much more important to Americans. Although supposedly a secular society, religion infiltrates everything. It doesn't in England.

Americans are sweetly naive in lots of ways. They also believe in the great American dream, which is nice. They generally don't travel, so don't know much about other countries apart from what they see in TV. The English tend to travel more. Although a lot of the older generation still have a colonial feeling of superiority over anybody who isn't English, including other countries of the UK.

English are more rooted in history as it is an old country. Americans don't really have the same concept of history, being a relatively newer country.

I know nice Americans. I've been there. I have relatives there. I also know nice English people, been there, have relatives.

You'll meet good and bad in any society.
Another major difference would be sports. Americans like football, baseball, and basketball, but we’re just not that interested in soccer. British people like soccer, cricket, and rugby. Now, I think Americans don’t really regard football as the most iconic American sport (despite it being the most popular), and soccer is mostly popular in Britain because it’s popular all over the world. I would have to say that baseball is the most popular in American sport, and cricket is for British sport. If you watch both sports, you see that they can look very similar on the surface, but that they’re very different on a deeper level as you learn more about both games.

Ysabeljhen WTF have you written???? I demand you learn the difference between football and socce....soccer isn´t even a real game!!very mad very mad very mad very mad very mad very mad very mad very mad very mad very mad
wenever
Hi Molly, looks like a lot of thought and research went into your comment. The last sentence was the most powerful.

You'll meet good and bad in any society. thumbs up

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Wen, yes, there are good and bad in every society....but only the divine can be found in Hooterswink
He Wen bouquet

BN, would you refuse to go into Hooters if they had a Soccer Special on?
Molly, it would be my duty to enter and re-educate these top heavy fillies
Kick a ball over for them to pick up off the ground.

They'd topple over and land at your feet.
wenever
BN, don't forget our next board of directors meeting. Same location Hooters.

laugh wow
BN wave
Incase you don't knowconfused

Do you mean football? Football and soccer are the same. Soccer is the American English term to call Football. If you live in the USA, you use "soccer". Otherwise, you use "football".

Just going back to blog's topichandshake
In addition BN

They are just different words for the same game. It's the game that involves trying to kick (or head) a ball into a goal. It has the famous FIFA World Cup competition. “Soccer” is the word used in the United States of America and some other countries, but even in England "football" is sometimes called "soccer". In England, the use of the word “soccer” seems to have declined in my lifetime, but it is still used.

In fact "soccer" is derived from "Association Football", the original English term for the game. Hence the word "soccer" is not as "American" as a lot of people think.

The game called "football" (or American Football) in the USA is not soccer of course. It's a game that's more like rugby than soccer. Because that’s called football in the US, it’s natural that Americans use a different word (soccer) for what Europeans and others call “football”.

Incidentally, rugby is sometimes called "rugby football", which is its full name.

cheers
Ysabel in the USA football and Soccer aren't the same.Not even close.
BW wave its okay we are just clarifying thing things with regards to cultural differences between the 2hug teddybear
America loves guns, especially in the red states.
Thank you all who droppedby and share your ideas/opinions its just nice learning things from one another and that makes this site a great place to reach out and bring out the best we havewine teddybear
Hey wenhug thank you.I will let you know with Fay ,Gayyem and you if be there as soon as confirmed.I am excited too.cheers wine
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