Whether you spend a few days or years on British soil, the absence of dogs on the streets, or the pronunciation of certain words, will challenge you. We are going to list all these oddities here, be prepared because some might surprise you…
Be it bean-flavored ice cream, on/off switches, or the unbeatable “Cheers Mate,” the United Kingdom and London are full of unique quirks in the world. Let’s take a look at some of the fascinating elements…
When the power goes into ON/OFF mode
In the UK you can choose whether you want to use a socket or not. switches, returns a mode “We are” And “off” Next to the sockets – they are different from the ones in France. An alternative that allows you to save more energy if you’re away for a few days: turn all your switches “off” so that you never use electricity. So, if you enter an apartment, make sure the switch is in the correct mode when charging your devices, otherwise the whole thing will take a little longer than expected.
Where are the dogs and pets?
34%. Here is the percentage of dog owners in England, compared to 22% in France (World Animal Trust). However, one cannot pass one on the streets. In fact, the law is very clear about dogs: the Highway Code mentions it“They must not be left alone on a road and must be kept on a short lead when walking on the road (Rule 56). Local authorities also have the power to require your dog to be on a leash when walking on “designated” roads.. So there are no wastes in English pavements, every negative has its advantages.
Don’t panic, if you want to see dogs, London parks are full of them.
Parks to do in London
“Cheers mad”, two of the most pronounced words in London
“Congratulations mate” Here, “Congratulations mate” there. What does it mean first? “health” Or “Congratulations” Soon it happened “Thanks”. Brace yourself because you’ll hear it in every sentence, whether it’s asking for service or ordering food. Today, expression means as much as signification “Thanks” That “good luck” Or “Have a nice day”. They prefer to do without it, as even the British claim to abuse it.
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Popular ketchup or bean flavored ice cream…
Without commenting on London gastronomy, it’s not certain that sweet soy sauce-flavored ice cream will be available on the beach this summer. Many more glaciers, including one nearby Bridge Street Offer different flavors: white beans, ketchup, peas or the most delicious pickle! Maybe this is all going too far, or we’re even more closed-minded, the choice is yours.
The most unusual ice creams in London
English pronunciation: Worcestershire and others
How do you read this word? Worcestershire. Definitely wor-chess-der-she-ray. Failing that, it is pronounced: Woo suh suh. These types of pronunciation mistakes can be harmful, especially when it comes to metro stations,front), where you are, where you are. Same thing LeicestershireOf course.
Other words are tricky: ColonelFor example, pronounced KU-NelSome characters disappear for no real reason.
Door Handles: Requires bac+2
You should know that most house doors in the UK are automatic. Once the door is closed, if you don’t have its key, you can’t get in, which can sometimes create moments of great distress, if you forget your key fob inside the house:
That’s not all, the latch system for toilet doors in England is unique. At fast food and other Starbucks, you have to lift the handle up and wait until the door is fully locked to make sure you’re locked. Most people don’t hold the handle up, which leads to many awkward moments on the spot. Congratulations Friend…
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