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American Explains What Brits Say Versus What They Mean In Hilarious Video

Claire Reid

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American Explains What Brits Say Versus What They Mean In Hilarious Video

A US comedian has shared her witty take on what Brits actually mean when they say seemingly innocent statements.


Holly Hudson, who hails from Ohio but now lives in the UK, shares humorous clips on TikTok about observations she's made as an outsider living in Britain.

And her clip showing what Brits say versus what they mean has certainly struck a chord, with followers branding them '100 percent accurate'.

In the clip, which she gave the title What British People Say vs What British People Mean, Holly kicks off with the phrase: "You must come for dinner sometime" which she - accurately - says translates to: "It was nice chatting, please don't."

She continues by pointing out that when we say, 'that's so interesting, I would love to hear more' we actually mean, 'what a load of s****' while, 'that's a very bold proposal' really means 'you're freaking insane'.

If you were to say: "It's probably all my fault," you'd most likely really mean: "It's utterly and totally your fault" according to Holly.

All seems about right so far, doesn't it?

And, as I'm sure many of you agree, the statement 'I might join you later, text me where you'll be' does, in fact mean, 'wild horses couldn't drag me away from this house'.

Credit: TikTok/@holhuds
Credit: TikTok/@holhuds

In a second video, Holly explains that if a Brit says: "Oh by the way I did just want to mention, if it's not too much trouble..." it translates to: "This is the only reason we're talking right now."

Meanwhile, 'I was a bit disappointed' equates to 'I'm super annoyed' and 'honestly, it doesn't matter' means that it really, really does matter. Again, these all seem fairly on the money.

Her followers found her translations absolutely spot on, with one person writing: "This is 100 percent accurate. Not even sarcastically, this is how everyone I know communicates."

While someone else wrote: "As a Brit I can confirm the veracity of these translations."

And a third joked: "The English passive aggressiveness is unparalleled."

Meanwhile, a fellow American who is living in the UK has sparked outrage with her pronunciation of the word Marmite, which she calls Mar-meet.


TikTok user Reagan Yorke, who posts under @reaganxo, left her three million followers fuming after her odd pronunciation of the word.

One person wrote: "Mar meat - I'm sorry marMITE."

While someone else said: "Literally though, it's not hard to pronounce."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@holhuds

Topics: Viral, Funny, TikTok

Claire Reid
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