Lots of people love Britain. They love the culture, the accent and the interesting people – and they especially love Harry Potter!
However there are a few things that you should know if you are dating a British man. Most British men are asked the same questions over and over again, and over time they start to hate the questions.
Here are 5 things that you should never say to a British man that you want to impress.
1. “Say something British!”
What do you want to hear – “Ay up guvnor!”? There isn’t really a classic British phrase, and when British men hear it they have no idea what to say. Cue a long, awkward silence while the man desperately tries to think of something funny and witty to say.
2. “British people say sorry too much.”
If you say this to a British man he will immediately apologise for saying sorry too much. However, it is important to remember that sorry means more than just sorry to British people; it can also mean “excuse me” or “what did you say?” Because it is used so often it is an essential British word, so it is better to accept it instead of being annoyed by it!
3. “What does the Queen actually do?”
Sometimes it may seem like the Queen doesn’t do much, but she is actually the Head of the Armed Forces, Fount of Justice. While she doesn’t actually rule the country, she does make lots of important speeches and she holds various important ceremonies each year. She also gives a speech each year at Christmas!
4. “I’ve never heard of that place. Is it near London?”
Lots of people are surprised when they find out that London is only a very small part of Britain. There are lots of other beautiful cities and towns – and most of them are very far away from London! Because of this, it is possible that the guy you’re talking to has never even visited London.
5. “My aunt lives in England! You might have met her…”
Americans often assume that Britain is much smaller than it actually is. Because of this they assume that British people must all know each other, but this is totally wrong. Britain is huge and most people can only name a handful of people from their hometown. If your aunt is from the same city it is unlikely that they’ve ever met, so hold the question. However there is a chance that they might actually know each other if they live in the same town, so ask away if you know that they live very close to each other!