What The Hell is the United Kingdom?


If you can manage to understand the fast-paced (and humorous) tone of the narrator, you probably now are an expert on the subject. Being a Britophile myself I already knew all this, but I agree it can be quite confusing for the non-initiated - even Brits are not always sure what’s Northern Ireland doing in the UK.

(I got this little gem via Smitten by Britain).
(Not surprising, eh?)

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6 Responses to “What The Hell is the United Kingdom?”

  1. Err, Northern Ireland isn’t in Britain…

    There’s a reason that it’s known as “The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”

  2. Marie says:

    That’s what happens when you try to do things too quickly. Fixed it, thanks for mentioning it. Although I definitely look like I know nothing about the UK now. ;)

  3. Hehe - I just watched this (i think I found the link on twitter). I was almost sure I knew all the differences, but I wanted to be sure! Such a funny video.

  4. Christine says:

    This was super helpful! I was actually a bit clueless about the differences-I’m no Britophile! Will be sharing for laughs with my English friends!

  5. Lauren says:

    Even after living in England, I could NOT get all this information straight. My Brit (now I’m not even sure I can call them that) friends tried to explain it, but I swear they didn’t really know the answers either!

  6. Scott says:

    this was really entertaining and informative! it sure it tricky.

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