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“No Context UK”: 30 Photos That Demonstrate How Different the United Kingdom Is From Any Other Country

Welcome to the country where saying no to “want a cuppa?” is frowned upon unless you’re completely exhausted.

So I’m overjoyed to present you this collection of photos from the kingdom controlled by Her Majesty the Queen, who not only doesn’t have a passport but also has two birthdays and would be permitted to drive without a drivers license if she wanted to. The home of some of the world’s greatest performers and artists (David Bowie, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and you name it, anyone?) as well as spotted dick. Let me just say right now that it’s one of many strange British dessert names, and it’s truly a fantastic pudding. It’s also frequently sold canned, as is the case with a lot of items in the UK.

But, in order to gain a complete picture of the UK, we must also examine its stranger sides. And the Twitter page “No Context UK” appears to be the ideal venue for doing so. The page, which has 135k followers, is dedicated to showcasing weird, weirder, and weirdest photos from everyday British life, which range from laughter to absolute lunacy.

Scroll down, upvote your favorite ones and be sure to share your thoughts and impressions of the UK in the comment section!

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On Twitter, it appears that amusing pictures from the United Kingdom have a large following. The “No Context UK” account, which has 135.2K followers, isn’t far behind the “No Context Brits” account, which has 135.2K followers. “No Context Brits” was founded only a few months ago, in April 2021, and already has a fanbase of 590.3K people, with more on the way.

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The British have a reputation for eccentricities that are unheard of in many other countries. So it’s not unexpected that there’s content dedicated to the strange and wonderful aspects of the United Kingdom. When it comes to British eccentricities, nothing beats the two filthy streams of water, one icy cold and the other scorching hot. So you basically move your palms so quickly that they don’t burn or freeze, in a temperature that feels like torment to many foreigners who are used to regular taps.

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Another characteristic of the British is their constant need to apologize. To the untrained ear, expressing “sorry” may appear unusual, but for Brits, it is a kind of politeness, especially when dealing with strangers. Another peculiarity of the United Kingdom is that biscuits are not generally referred to as such. Take Jaffa Cakes, a chocolate-coated cake with orange jelly inside that is the size of a biscuit. Mcvitie’s, the company that has been making them since 1927, was challenged in 1991 by Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise for labeling their chocolate orange sweets as ‘cakes.’

During a legal dispute between Mcvitie’s and Her Majesty’s Customs and Excise, Mcvitie’s created a massive Jaffa Cake to argue that Jaffa cakes were not biscuits but cakes. The critical turning point came when McVitie’s QC pointed out how cakes stiffen as they age, whereas biscuits become sloppy and a Jaffa cake becomes firm. The Jaffa were finally identified as chocolate-covered cakes, thanks to McVities.

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Originally published on the boredpanda

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