Join 48,462 users and earn money for participation

Things to remember when you are in UK

9 15 exc boost
Avatar for Musso
Written by   72
4 months ago

1)Ireland as a part of UK

Since UK is a great tourist destination,sometimes tourist make this mistake and they think that Ireland and UK are the same country.But the fact is Ireland and Northern Ireland are two different countries.

Only Northern Ireland is the part of UK,not the whole Ireland.A lot of tourist didn't know this,I also didn't know the fact.They become confused.So when you are visiting UK,keep this simple detail in mind that only Northern Ireland is the part of UK. Don't confuse with the Irish people and British people.

2)Football or Soccer?

We all know that there is two type of English.One is British English accent and the other is American English accent.There are tons of words that means the different in British and American English.

Say you are in a restaurant of UK,you wan to eat Potato Chips.

When you are making your order you have to say "Crisp" .

Outside UK,people narrates "Potato chips" as "French Fries".Though both are the same thing but as you are in Britain,you have to say as they say.Its "Crisp" in Britain and "French Fries" outside Britain.

Same goes to Football and soccer.When you are in Britain, talking about games it's good to say Football.

It's a bit confusing for the people who talks in American English!

3)Know the difference between UK and Great Britain

Before going to UK,first you need to know the difference between these two. People thought that these two are the same country.But the truth is no this is not.

UK is Island,that is consisted of four countries.These are England,Scotland,Northern Ireland and Wales.

On the other hand great Britain means England, Scotland and Wales.

So keep in mind that Northern Ireland is not a part of Great Britain and the full meaning of UK is United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland.

4)When you are writing a date

In few countries, people write dates with putting the months name first then the date.

Like this December 23

But in UK, you need to put the date first than the month.

Like this 23 December

If you write date in wrong format it can create a lot of confusion and misunderstanding too.

Keep in mind that first date then month.

5)Giving tips to the bartender

This things are quite normal giving tips to the bartender in a lot of countries.But when you are in UK,try to avoid tipping the bartender or waiter.They do not practice tipping that's why you tip it can hurt his self-respect.

Thank you for reading.

@TheRandomRewarder hope you will find it interesting!

16
$ 0.00
Sponsors of Musso
empty
empty
empty
Avatar for Musso
Written by   72
4 months ago
Enjoyed this article?  Earn Bitcoin Cash by sharing it! Explain
...and you will also help the author collect more tips.

Comments

We live in Northern Ireland and your post is bang on! Chips and crisp are the most popular one as we(Filipinos) say French Fries and potato chips. Also petrol here is gas in other country. And many more x

$ 0.00
4 months ago

How great!!! I'm feeling very happy to hear that from you.Not only chips and crisp there are tons or words like this and also pronunciation is different too.So people going from outside it's confusing and most importantly interesting too.I find it very interesting.Thank you for your words.Loved it!

$ 0.00
4 months ago

Well I'm always confuse myself on my first year lol. And everyone calling you, dear, love, pet is very endearing. X

$ 0.00
4 months ago

May be it's your first year that's why!It will become normal as day progresses I guess!Best wishes for you!Happy living!❤️

$ 0.00
4 months ago

Amazing america is the great place to visit and nice place informative article regarding the tourism and explroing new cities of america

$ 0.00
4 months ago

Right says good article I accepted

$ 0.00
4 months ago

My pleasure!!Very glad to hear that my article is helpful.Thanks for reading!❤️

$ 0.00
4 months ago

Wow..thank you so much for the tips. Really informative available. Thanks for sharing

$ 0.00
4 months ago

Thanks a lot dear friend for your generous words and words gives me inspiration too and also thanks for reading.❤️Best wishes!

$ 0.00
4 months ago