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American Shares Things She Never Knew Existed Until She Came To UK

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American Shares Things She Never Knew Existed Until She Came To UK

An American woman has listed a few things that she didn't know existed until she moved to the UK. Watch her video here:

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Posting her thoughts on TikTok, 23-year-old events assistant Izzy, who lives in Scotland, responded to a comment from a follower which sparked a fascinating train of thought.

Firstly, a weird one - she had never heard of blackcurrants.

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Izzy, who goes by the username Bellaabree on TikTok, said: "Here are things i didn't know existed until I move to the UK.

"Number one - blackcurrants, I had never heard of the fruit and had never tasted the flavour until I came to the UK."

Incredible scenes. Then, she revealed that the technological innovation known as the electric kettle is actually not so common across the pond.

She explained: "Number two - electric kettles. I'd obviously known what a kettle was, we have those in the US that we put on the stove, but I didn't know they made them in electric form."

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The British really are trailblazers when it comes to a brew.

She then took aim at a national icon, and I have to say I agree with her here.

Izzy continued: "Number three, mushy peas. I kind of wish I didn't know these existed [insert sick noise] - sorry!"

Hey, you don't have to apologise for that one, it's completely justified.

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She then gave us another insight into the fact that Europeans can make even the most childlike drinks in an alcoholic form, saying: "I'm gonna preface this by saying I didn't know these existed until before I moved to Prague, so like two years before I moved to the UK, but alcoholic ciders.

"We just have non-alcoholic apple cider in the US."

Well, that sounds much less fun.

If you're from the UK, you probably will find her next bombshell quite shocking.

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Credit: TikTok/bellaabree
Credit: TikTok/bellaabree

Izzy said: "Putting x's or kisses or whatever you want to call it at the end of text messages.

"I had never really texted a person from the UK until my boyfriend and that's where I learned about it."

Come to think of it, where on earth did that actually come from?!

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And then, Izzy reveals she didn't know about the common usage of a very unspectacular word.

She added: "And lastly, people actually say the word fortnight?

"I'm going to be honest, I really thought that's something they said in like the 1800s, I did not know it was still in use."

The cultural differences with our transatlantic friends will never cease to amaze.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/Bellaabree

Topics: Viral, UK News, Funny, Interesting, US News, Community, TikTok

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