10 Things You May Not Know About UK!

We don’t live in the UK. However, we eat their food, watch their movies, listen to their music and we’re not going to lie, we love every single bit of it! But that’s not all! Let us share some interesting facts with you about the British culture!

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1. What is the United Kingdom actually called?

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Great Britain? The UK? The British Isles? To be frank, it’s actually all three because when we’re talking about United Kingdom (technically the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or simply the UK), we’re referring to four separate but united places – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

2. Big Ben = Clock?

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Nope! You’ve got it all wrong all these while! Big Ben does not refer to the clock, but actually the bell.

 

3. Wait what? London had other names?

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We’re not lying! The wonderful city has not always had this name. In the past it has been called Londonium, Ludenwic, and Ludenburg!

 

4. English was not the first official language.

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Surprise, surprise! French was the official language for about 300 years.

 

5. Sandwiches anyone?

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Om nom nom nom…The British eat over 11.5 billion (1,500,000,000) sandwiches every year! In fact, the Brits love their sammies so much there is an entire week dedicated to the nation’s favourite lunch – May 8 to 14 is the British Sandwich Week.

 

6. No you can’t die yet! At least not here!

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In London, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament. Yup, you’ll have to hold on for a little longer!

 

7. Old but gold!

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Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence in the world that is still being used by the royal family. Is the place magnificent or what?

 

8. John Smith! Which John Smith?

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Don’t go calling out loud for John Smith when you’re in England, for you may call out for another John Smith. There are over 30,000 people with the name John Smith in England.

 

9. Let me hear you sing!

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The most famous British pop band – Beatles was once known as “Johnny and the Moondogs”. Well, Johnny was of course, non-other than John Lennon.

 

10. Why did the chicken cross the road?

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Perhaps you may not know but there are more chickens than humans in the UK!

Well, of course that’s not all. We’ll have part 2, so follow us on our social media to get the latest updates!

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