A survey recently took place of 3000 Americans, where Best Casinos asked about their perceptions of British culture… and you’re going to need to brace yourselves for the results.
54% thought it was odd to have gravy on chips which, of course, we dispute (power to the soggy chip), whilst 28% think Manchester is the capital of the UK. Now, the fact is, we know it’s not the capital, but in fairness it’s nice to be thought of before London, so we’re not going to laugh at how silly it sounds. We’re also known to be pretty sexy and stylish, so we don’t blame them for having Manchester on the brain.
43% of Americans think that Britain’s most popular dish is beans on toast, which could actually be true going by how much we eat it on a regular basis, but where were other classics like Yorkshire puddings or fish and chips? Have you seen the amount of chippies in our towns and cities?
Close your ears, Scots, because 40% think battered mars bars and sausages aren’t real – obviously they haven’t reflected on their own vile concoctions like corndogs or ‘biscuits and gravy’, which are nothing of the sort, they actually look like scones covered in rice pudding… what’s that about?
31% can’t identify the Geordie accent when played a clip of Geordie Shore, which might be a slightly unfair stat, given that we also can’t understand Geordies a lot of the time, but we do at least know they’re from Tyne and Wear.
The final stat we have is that 80% of Americans think Lemonade shouldn’t be fizzy… and we have no further comment on that. It is what it is.
We’ll stand our ground with our chips and gravy, enjoying a bit of Geordie Shore in our kitchens with washing machines, in the UK capital of Manchester, and we’ll be happy about it.