10 Worst Things About British People! 🇬🇧

10 Worst Things About British People! 🇬🇧

hello we are Joel & Lia and this is
10 things that British people hate about themselves
so recently Joel came across an article in The Independent online and it was all about the 10 worst
things Brits hate about themselves and he sent it to me immediately and we were
both kind of like do we agree with this but we want to talk about it online yeah
so Brits were given 10 statements that are basically stereotypes about British
people and they were asked whether they agree or not so some of these ones we’re
going to discuss British people don’t really agree that we’re like this but it is
still a stereotype and the others we do agree that we are like this yeah
there’s so many I disagree with but we’ll get into that in the video! Okay, shall we start with the
first one? yeah so the first one’s quite obvious and that’s because 42% of Brits
agree that we drink too much alcohol yeah so we made a video on this actually
on our channel all about British drinking culture and how it’s so much a
part of who we are, it’s like you know in the pub going out for
drinks drinks drinks drinks yeah and yeah no I do agree with that one I think
it’s a mindset in the UK we don’t see alcohol as being damaging no we see
stuff like meat being damaging. Yeah, not all Brits but I think a lot of people are like waking up to the awareness of
meat and being like “woah, this is really not good for our bodies” but then we just drink loads on weekends! It’s like when you meet vegans that smoke and you’re like it
just doesn’t ring true yeah coz you’re like you care about the planet and stuff or
you’re like carcinogens into your body! yeah it’s weird yeah we do drink too much not us
not us! We’re such lightweights three drinks and we’re gone and we’re like on the floor, “hangover!” so 37 percent of
Brits agreed with this that Brits are ignorant of other cultures I can’t say I
don’t agree I think it’s more funny that 63% of Brits disagree that we’re
ignorant of other cultures because we so are definitely are we go on holiday and
we just assume everyone’s gonna speak English to us 100%, yeah we
only speak English which pisses off other countries being like “why are you just
speaking English to me you’ve come to my country?” yeah I’ve been around like a
dinner table where you’ve got people from everywhere
and like this person speaks four languages, this person speaks “blabla”
and then like goes over to the British people like guessing you only speak one?
And you’re like “yeah” I think it’s an arrogance that comes with the country though I do
think Brits can be quite arrogant because we’re just taught that like
we’re amazing we’re like the best country in the world like, I don’t think we’ev ever been
taught that but we’ve spoken about this in another video No one’s explicitly said it because this
country isn’t that patriotic. Imagine if teachers were like “you are amazing!” but I think comes
with the history of like the British Empire we used to rule the whole world
pretty much and like it comes with like well of course you’d speak
English why would we speak your language yeah old people that are like “we deserve this!”. 27% of Brits agree that
we complain too much and when Joel sent it to me I was like we don’t and
you were like hun we literally complain all the time the other day we had the
worst day and literally we spent about 14 hours together and literally the
whole day we were both complaining complaining complaining at each other it
didn’t bring either of us any further down because we couldn’t have been any lower that day, no and it
just bonded us even more over how much we were moaning. I love moaning with people, me too! Yeah we do moan a lot, it’s a dark pleasure to want to moan together
yeah we like indulge in each other’s moaning yeah I just realised that in
another video loads of American viewers were like “I
can’t believe you say the word moan for like what’s it, complaining”. Oh you’re joking! Coz moan to them is like …. moan here is like complain! Cut! So 22% of Brits agree
that we are intolerant to other sections of society which i think means that like
we’re in this section like for example we’re like white
middle-class millennials and we’re intolerant of like someone in a different section
‘intolerant’ like literally I’m allergic to you, almost! yeah yeah unfortunately loads of
Brits are yeah completely and socially intolerant to other people that don’t
fit into their norm definitely especially the one I can
think of the most at the moment is age there is such a huge gap
in our country at the moment between Millennials and like baby boomers and
like the next generation up. “baby boomers” I love that word “baby boomers” but everyone hates on Millennials and says that we’re
selfish self-absorbed all these things and I think and we think that they are
selfish and like privileged and all these things so I think there’s a big
intolerance between generations at the moment that’s amazing… well that’s an amazing point that’s what I meant, obviously it’d be
great if there wasn’t and similarly with class like we said at the beginning
just people that are from one section one pocket of society that are just
unable to merge with other… you know, I live in a London townhouse
across the road are a big block of council flats the people on this side of the
road do not speak to people on this side of the road I don’t know why if I see
someone at the bus stop I’ll say hello. If they say hello to me, I don’t just say hello to people “hello! I live on this side, you’re on the poor side sorry” but you know I’ve noticed that and I do agree
yeah 19% of Brits agree that British people are lazy I completely
disagree I wouldn’t necessarily say we’re not lazy I just don’t think we’re
any more lazy than any other country yeah I think this might come from like
when you hear about Brits not wanting to take other jobs like car washing, jobs
you know you never really meet a British barista anymore at a coffee shop we
don’t want those jobs and that probably…. because my bathroom’s being
redone at the moment for like five days we’ve had builders in and they’re Polish
and they’re great and my flatmate said to me the other day he was like “I
really like them like they work so hard they’ve got such good work ethic” and I
was thinking yeah you’re meaning like as opposed to Brits who’d just be
lazy and just be like “I’ll do it when I want” There are still some British people doing these
jobs yeah but there’s just been like an influx in eastern Europeans
taking on these jobs and doing them really well yeah like my mum won’t let
anyone else clean that car other than eastern Europeans! yeah they’re amazing. They are good.
so if any of you are watching from Eastern Europe you are very good at
working hard. I find that SO uncomfortable, I know, same! “You do a fantastic job” but that’s what I hate about Brits when they say that about other cultures
” oh they work hard” yeah I’m just like ….. “Maria in Costa Coffee you make a fantastic Soya Latte” thank you yeah my cleaners Bulgarian and she’s fantastic yeah so I guess Brits in that sense, they’re
lazy in terms of like getting your hands dirty and getting down to the graft of it yeah
18% of Brits believe that we have bad eating habits I don’t know that that’s
true. What does that mean? For me what that means is eating on the go not preparing meals not being
bothered to an extent I do agree think about whenever you’re overseas and I dunno with you it’s kind of America, even worse but like if I’m in like Greece or
Cyprus or France it’s big salads it’s big healthy nourishing food yeah think about the crap we eat in London so many carbs and our staple is potatoes that’s our thing and
bread bread and potatoes that’s pretty much it i don’t think we eat well and I think a lot of people don’t know
how to eat well yeah and there’s not a lot of education on eating good foods here. Also what highlighted this to me I think is the KFC shortage we had a
chicken shortage here in the UK loads of KFC branches shut down and in the US apparently well I didn’t realise how much people went mental for it in
the UK there was people being interviewed on news in tears being angry being like
“I’ve come for my chicken and I can’t get it” and then people were paying hundreds
of pounds for like chicken that they could get ahold of and I was like does it mean that much to you that you’re like oh because KFC to us is
like a treat if it’s closed we’d be like okay well who cares but to these people
it was like I need this chicken from KFC unbelievable it could have been a stunt. we should
try that we won’t post any videos the no one would care “we need Joel & Lia!”. The next one is being pessimistic
so 17% of Brits agree that we are pessimistic rather than optimistic so I
guess that’s kind of like they complain too much but I guess is saying something
more about our characteristic like we are pessimistic yeah
is the glass half full or half empty half empty, yeah I agree with that yeah we are and
that’s why you see so many of us trying to like be optimistic it’s like
changing your DNA, coz it’s easier to be a pessimist than it is …. it’s harder to be an optimist
yeah it is unless you are just programmed a different way and I think its the weather
I think we lived in a sunny weather. “and i’ll tell ya what it is, if it was sunny we’d all be happy” If it was sunny we’d be happy, there’d be no argument. Think how happy we are when we go on
holiday Brits abroad go mental we love going on a holidays somewhere hot, so much booze. yeah, onto the next one. so 14% of Brits
agree that we are too rude we’ve done another video on
this about are Brits rude, we’ll link it in the cards above and the description
it’s a difficult one. I disagree. I think we’re extremely polite. and then rude privately yeah
passive-aggressive yeah we’re nice to your face just not behind your back
11% of Brits agree that we are too nationalistic so that’s not actually much, 11% is not a lot. And I disagree as well I’m part of the, what is that…99 percent eighty eight percent yeah must be 88%, no
eighty nine percent oh that’s it maths everyone! 89%
I’m with the 89% that think that’s wrong. again like we just said earlier in the video like we’re not
brought up to be that patriotic in schools like in America you have to
apparently like in classrooms stand up and sing the national anthem with your
hand on your heart like I couldn’t tell you what the national anthem I don’t
even know the lyrics I think it’s God say God Save the Queen
but I have no idea how it goes we don’t know… that’s another video Brits attempt the national anthem after never hearing it
but again on our video with a British citizenship test that we did terribly at
people were like I can’t believe you don’t know your own country and it’s like we’re not
taught really these things no we’re not. people are just subtly like
“Britain’s great, okay that’s all you need to know” yeah we don’t have a class in school
that’s “Britain” no the last one is 8% of people agree that Brits have bad teeth
which again 92 percent disagree we would disagree have you seen our teeth? neither
of us have had braces Brits do have good teeth and I don’t
know where that stereotype comes from yeah that one can be ruled out they’re
probably just looking for another one to finish off the quiz yeah hope you
enjoyed that I think Brits there are many negative qualities to Brits that we
don’t tend to talk about oh yeah so there’s a few of them for you! There you go. If you did enjoy the video guys please leave us
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thank you so much again and we’ll see you next time bye

100 thoughts on “10 Worst Things About British People! 🇬🇧

  1. I agree! Pessimism is very weather related! I live in rainy, cloudy Seattle and it's very dreary all the time, especially in Winter and this city has the highest suicide rate of any US city. Before you decide that Seattle is a horrible place, it's incredibly beautiful here, you should visit!. We have loads of mountains and the city sits on a a lot of lakes and a very large bay/inlet.
    I remember growing up and watching some British shows and bad teeth seemed much more common back then some how…. Not sure why that is but there ya go.

  2. I don't only think that moaning is sexual. That's the prude's america is full of them. Just think of the fact that we don't have nudity on regular TV where in Europe that's just normal. So some americans are very sheltered when it comes to sex, just a fact.

  3. The 'Brit's have bad teeth' goes back to the 70's, and beyond. If you look at Jeremy Clarksons teeth, those were a lot more common back then

  4. British bad teeth – I thought this was a pre-WW2 thing about Brits and bad teeth? Agree that Americans do have this sterotype of older Brits and not so much younger ones.

  5. My late parents were British expatriates who moved to Cana-der (sorry, I couldn't resist it) after the war. Through them I saw the best and the worst of the British character. One or two examples: Best–fair play. If you lost a game you took it graciously. No sore loser. Also lining up (or queuing up) in an orderly fashion. No pushing. Many others could learn from this.
    Worst–snobbery. Looking down one's nose at others deemed lesser than you (often for the most trivial of reasons). Egregious. Also a propensity to give orders, rather than do the job oneself. It's a lot more fun to shout commands than take command. A bad habit that needs to be excised. Off topic, to round it out: pet peeve. When I'm in Britain I get SO po'd when Brits call me a Yank. I'M CANADIAN! I know we sound similar but geez. Thanks for letting me "moan".

  6. thank you for acknowledging that british are lazy, ignorant of other cultures and intolerant towards others across classes and age. oh my God finally i find confirmation. I thought i was being too judgemental and negative. i think every country whos been rich in the past will fall into this state though. Singapore made sure they remind the younger generation remember the past and keep the same values. I think Singapore learned from your mistakes and aim for avoiding the same mistakes.

  7. The British Empire was the most evil criminal enterprise in human history. It killed more people than Nazi Germany and the USSR combined. At one point it enslaved one quarter of all the people in the world all for the benefit of a handful of wealthy aristocrats and royalty. The last remaining slaves of the British Empire are the British people themselves.

    The end of the British Empire began in Lexington and Concord New Hampshire in 1775 and ended not far away at Bretton Woods in 1944 less than 175 years later.

    What Brits do to food is nothing short of criminal. They are without doubt the world's worst cooks. It should be illegal for anyone to sell cooking equipment to Brits or even allow them in a kitchen. They boil everything until it's a gray tasteless mass of indeterminate origin. To get something tasty to eat Britain's national food is Indian curry but you'd better have an Indian prepare it.

  8. I would say Americans are pretty ignorant of other cultures… When you talk about things that Americans hate about Britians all I can think is, I've never heard anyone even talk about British people.

  9. I love how they agree that they’re ignorant of other cultures, but they can’t seem to understand that American culture is just another culture that Joel and Lia are highly intolerant of… culture is not just language

  10. Some of the stereotypes, such as the bad teeth are from past times. For example, in the 1970s and before, when I was young, more people did have bad teeth simply because we didn't have the technology and products available today.

  11. The worst thing about British people, by far, is how they glorify their modest military to be superior to any other but when conflict arise, they come knocking at our door for American support.

  12. Always complaining, always fake, rude, lazy, dirty and ignorant people. I never saw something similar in other countries of Europe. Only British over 60 looks and act like ladys and gentlemens.

  13. I am a baby boomer and I think it's the elderly not the millennials that feel entitled and privileged. I am pretty much alone in my opinion.

  14. I have lived in all four corners of America. I'm originally from the New England area. We definitely have our own lingo. Other areas that have their own lingo is Utah and California.

  15. I totally agree cause when i moved to England from Hong Kong and went to a state school instead of Harrow Hong Kong i was bullied relentlessly by some (im not trying to be rude) poor kids and yeah. I agree.

  16. the reason that KFC ran out of chicken was because the company changed suppliers and the new suppliers grossly underestimated demand. my family had been laughing over this fiasco as three of us had been working for the old supplier and one had even had the job of filling the pallets for the restaurant deliveries when the changeover happened and he lost out.

  17. You can thank America for that last stereotype…the reality is that the UK (and Germany) have the healthiest teeth in the world. Anyone disagreeing should feel free to research that fact, using multiple sources.

  18. It's funny… One of my best friends is an older British man. 💜 It's funny, we don't have much in common on the surface I guess… Even from different countries but we just really get along!

  19. we don't recite the National Anthem in the United States for morning's in school, we recite the "Pledge of Allegiance"

  20. We moan when it cold saying we want it to be warm and then when it is warm we moan that it's too warm and we want it to be colder

  21. Regarding monolingualism, yeah, we as Americans get tagged with that a lot as well. So, I agree that it's not so much a nationality as it is English speakers in general. But, with our language being spoken as a 2nd. language across the globe. it does give us, even subconsciously, less urgency to learn a #2, let alone 3, 4, or 5.
    Re. complaining, the USA in recent years has become a nation of whiners.
    My take on the British National Anthem is (ha ha), "King George, he had a date. He stayed out very late. He was a king. Queen Mary paced the floor. King George came in at 4. Queen Mary met him at the door. God save the king." Is that right? : )))

  22. Honestly this is english only western world things/people in a nutshell. I believe we should of been brought up to speak a another language like lot of countries.

  23. The worst thing I ever said in another country was "Do you know the word complacent" ? The Spanish women DID .. sorry !!

  24. Here goes an Emotional horror story about the stupid American national anthem — In the 5th Grade (8 years old?) my evil Mrs.Adams teacher decided that we wre not singing the "anthem" correctly, so she ordered 3 of us to the front of the room. I took out my asthma inhaler, gave my lungs a puff, and the classroom laughed at me. Whereupon I cried, and have hated stupid nationalistic bullshit ever since, Was known as "that Kid who cried!" forever.

    I will not stand-up for anybody's stupid "anthem" or prayer or Pledge – especially not for the American "Pledge of Allegiance" to its flag. "Why should I pray to a flag, which is nothing?", I asked one teacher. Her reply: "You pray to nothing in Church, don't you?" …. Thus ended my religious life forever.

  25. Americans are wayyy More rude than brits . Also, people from India are the rudest and the most PUSHY 🤦🏻‍♀️ . It’s a nightmare. And Asians are oblivious and are running around Disneyland with selfie sticks getting in the way

  26. Its the pledge of allegiance: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Amen then the anthem plays over the loud speaker and you couldn't enter middle school without reading the US constitution and learning the national anthem but unfortunately I don't think public schools do this anymore! I even knew the proper way to face the flag by 2nd grade

  27. It’s funny to see that us GenXers are forgotten in England just like here in the U.S. #moan. Don’t understand it because we really are the best ones🤔🤐🤗🤩. Coming to London in one month and can’t get enough of watching u guys!! Hope ur coming back to nyc soon❤️

  28. I have traveled all over the world and lived in several countries for more than 5 years. Brits, especially Pommies are the scummiest and most ignorant and self centered bastards. I simply despise Brits. Period.

  29. You don't have to be taught in a formal setting to know about things. It just takes a little interest in other peoples, places and things, followed up with research and reading. It's not rocket science..

  30. The first thing you get wrong they don't teach you is that the British Empire was the most heinous criminal enterprise in human history. It killed more people than Nazi Germany and the USSR combined. Most of Britain's wealth was stolen from other people. At one point it enslaved one quarter of the entire human race. I am proud as an American to say that the demise of Britain began in Lexington and Concord in 1775 and ended not far away less than 175 years later at Brenton Woods in 1944.

    Another thing Brits don't know is that they lost World War II. Had the US not rescued Britain at the last possible moment Britain was within weeks of surrender to Hitler. They also got their asses kicked out of East Asia by Japan.

    Another thing Brits don't know is just how stupid they really are. For example they started World War I. Had America not bailed it out 4 years later they'd still be fighting it. Between the Treaty of Versailles and allowing Germany to secretly rearm, along with the French they engineered World War II which they were totally unprepared to fight.

    They tell everyone in the world what's wrong with them and what they should do to fix themselves, particularly America. They often act like they still own the place and somehow we owe them something. Many are angry the US didn't enter world war II sooner. They're just lucky we entered at all.

    They don't like our culture, they don't like our structure of government and they don't like the people we elect. Deep down Brits are elitists and think they are better than we are when the facts prove just the opposite This was true even for an educated man like Justin Webb. Britain is under the illusion they have a special relation with America. It's a one way street. We drag Britain out of trouble when it screws up badly which is often.

  31. Brits are entitled as [email protected]#k when traveling abroad and since they lack an original culture or language skills other than english they are being jackasses even to the eyes of foreigners.

  32. I feel like most Americans except New Yorkers are pretty optimistic especially people who dream a lot like Hollywood

  33. We like indulge in eachothers moaning😂😂😂I’m a brit but I wonder how Americans reacted to that😂😂😂

  34. OMG !!! I can not believe that you are millennials …… unsubscribe …

    Lol 😂 J/k
    But for real…. SMH 🤦‍♀️

  35. Come on, it should not be that difficult to subtract eleven from a hundred…
    And… it’s quite strange that you don’t even… or… it is quite strange that we Turks are usually raised and educated as nationalists.
    Well, I don’t really know which one to prefer to the other, but…
    Well, you know, it is never tolerable, in many (if not most) cases to not have memorised our “national” anthom.
    But still, I am sorry that I should, according to what I have witnessed/experienced/observed so far, at a significant number of Brits tend to be but arrogant nationalists and overestimate/exaggerate their “magnificent” empire.

  36. I'm thinkin' the worst thing about Britain is you two clowns. Never use one word when ten will do. You sure you ain't Italian?

  37. Not to be unkind but I've noticed that some people that are in their 40's in the UK look hammered and I can tell it's because of drinking. Women's faces are so puffy and they get what in America we call "beer guts" because of drinking. It's true people look a lot older if they drink everyday.

  38. Americans call moaning or complaining "belly aching" We might say to someone that is always complaining. "Stop your belly aching"

  39. In another video a stereotype was butts are lia said polite and they said they were rude. Now the stereotype is they are rude and she says they are extremely polite ha ha

  40. You Should be More Patriotic, or you’ll lose your Country! Just take a look at your pos Mayor of London! That should NEVER have been allowed!

  41. I'm from Kansas!

    "Moaning" is weird. That's a sexual term in the US, doesn't mean complaining 😂 yikes

    I see a huge intolerance between generations and class here in the US today!!!!! How similar!! There's a huge divide between milennials vs baby boomers, middle/upper vs lower class, and republicans vs democrats!!!

  42. The USA has even worse habits from what I hear. Never been out of the country, no need to.
    The bad teeth stereotype came from years ago when Brits didn't have dental insurance. Its the same as here now..

  43. Joel: We used to rule the world

    My sister: and yet a ragtag band of misfits created a country after winning a war

  44. Millennials are people who came of age at the millenium, the year 2000. This refers almost entirely to people born in the late '70s to early '80s.

  45. I think most Americans do not like, and certainly do not begins conversations with strangers. We would prefer to just be left alone. Sometimes we can be cajoled into a conversation if the time – and the person – is right.

  46. In the U.S., "moaning" definitely carries a sexual connotation. We would say "whining" or "bitching," as well as "complaining."

  47. Most American public schools are, or should be, secular. Yet, within that population, there some schools who have their students cite the Pledge of Allegiance in the mornings. (I would say 90% of Americans know this, but far fewer do not know the words to "The Star Spangled Banner," and even some who think erroneously that "America the Beautiful" is the national anthem. I actually think it should be.)
    I've never heard of a public school class singing the national anthem as part of the start-of-day activities.

  48. I had an aunt who was a 1945 war bride to the US. Six years ago I reconnected with my Yankee cousins over FB. One of them is a real Anglophile. He has kept in touch with the UK side of the family. In fact his older sister married and moved over to the UK. When I tried to connect with my UK cousins, including the one who moved over, I was snubbed. I have friends all over the states and in other parts of the world, but UK nope. I have a niece who married into a Liverpool family and I get totally frozen out. Btw I was born in Essex and raised in Canada. Sorry if this offends any British people. Peace.

  49. british women are the most unattractive women. they have deformed features. disgusting. and this one is no different. brits do have bad teeth. delusional much?

  50. I'm British and I can't handle the sunny weather so for me I'm happy when it's raining, like it is today in West Sussex

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