There is an old saying that America and Britain are “two nations divided by a common language.” No one knows who said this, but it reflects the way many British feel about America. British and Americans have lot of things in common still they always fight like it’s 1862 all over again. It just never ends. Aside from these obvious tiff there’s a lot of things Brits don’t understand about America, despite the US being one of their closest cultural cousins.
Here are the top 14 things about America that British people don’t understand
1. 52% didn’t know the true origin of Thanksgiving
The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted three days, and—as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow. It was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings” days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.
2. 49% didn’t know what the cornucopia is (the symbolic centerpiece placed on tables)
In ancient times and in cases associated with Thanksgiving, it refers to a horn-shaped basket or hallowed out gourd filled with fruits and vegetables gathered from a good harvest and sometimes may contain flowers for added beauty.
3. Six out of ten Brits don’t know how many US states there are
Well, there are some Americans too who don’t know about it :p