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TikTok video goes viral of American sharing her tips about UK

A video of an American woman teaching foreigners everything they need to know about British culture has gone viral Tik Tok.

Musician Sola recently moved to Manchester from San Francisco, Californiaand was struck by everything from the way Brits greet each other to how a ‘brewery’ means a cup of tea and not a beer.

In a series of TikTok posts called ‘Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to the UK’, she makes hilarious observations that have struck a chord with viewers.

Musician Sola recently moved to Manchester from San Francisco, California, and was struck by everything from the way Brits greet each other to how a ‘brewery’ means a cup of tea and no beer

In a series of TikTok posts called 'Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to the UK', she makes hilarious observations that have struck a chord with viewers, including how Britons do not choose their own nicknames

In a series of TikTok posts called 'Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to the UK', she makes hilarious observations that have struck a chord with viewers, including how Britons do not choose their own nicknames

In a series of TikTok posts called ‘Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to the UK’, she makes hilarious observations that have struck a chord with viewers, including how Britons do not choose their own nicknames

“In some parts of the UK, people just give you a nickname that is basically an abbreviated version of your real name or like sometimes a completely different name,” she said in her latest post.

“And it will probably happen without you even imagining it … so it’s a sign of grace, just enjoy it.”

Sola also gave advice on the meaning of ‘good?’ – let their followers know it was just a greeting and no question about your health.

And she advised that while it was good to turn the peace sign around with two fingers, it was never good to turn it around.

Who did she hang out with? Sola thinks the British are kneeling when they want to leave ... probably because they are too polite to say it out loud

Who did she hang out with? Sola thinks the British are kneeling when they want to leave ... probably because they are too polite to say it out loud

Who did she hang out with? Sola thinks the British are kneeling when they want to leave … probably because they are too polite to say it out loud

From Alan Partridge to Take That ... Sola clearly has eclectic taste in British culture

From Alan Partridge to Take That ... Sola clearly has eclectic taste in British culture

From Alan Partridge to Take That … Sola clearly has eclectic taste in British culture

Lost in Translation: The Hilarious Britishisms You Need to Know

Nicknames: Are given, not chosen, and you often have no say in whether they stick.

Tee: In the south a cup of tea is known as ‘cuppa’, in the north it is called the brewery. Do not be confused and think that you will be offered a beer (known in the US as ‘brewery’).

Leave: If a Briton kneels while standing or looks around the room or at her feet, it’s almost a universal signal that they’re about to leave

Hang up the phone: When a Briton picks up the phone, it’s almost like there’s an unspoken competition for who can see up to as soon as possible

All right? No need to answer, it’s just another way of saying hello

The TikToker, which goes hand in hand with @Iamsolamusic, also explained the nuances of the Great British passion of tea drinking to its fans.

She said: ‘A cup of tea in the South is often called a cup. and in the North it is often called a brewery.

‘Know that if someone offers you a brewery, he does not offer beer.’

She also made fun of the way Britons end their phone conversations.

She said, ‘When a Brit hangs up the phone, it’s almost like there’s an unspoken competition for who can see up to as soon as possible.

‘Know that they are not trying to rush you off the phone. or hang faster. They just do that. ‘

She added: ‘Like, if a Briton gets on his knees while standing or looks around the room or at her feet, it’s almost a universal signal that they’re about to leave.

For those living abroad, she also recommended diving into British culture – starring Alan Partridge, Take That and Robbie Williams, and Gavin and Stacey, starring James Corden.

Sola also posted two previous videos on the same topic.

In it, she advised those who came to Britain to learn ’24-hour clocks’.

They also warned that fries are called chips, and chips are called crisps.

And she gave advice on how to measure in both imperial and metric, and how to cross a road safely.

Her followers on TikTok appreciated her observations, with Anais Gallagher saying she had completely nailed it

Her followers on TikTok appreciated her observations, with Anais Gallagher saying she had completely nailed it

Her followers on TikTok appreciated her observations, with Anais Gallagher saying she had completely nailed it

She also explained that Brits do not put cream in their coffee and that when people tease you, it means they like you.

‘It’s hot chatter,’ she explained, adding, ‘Pissing and pissing are two very different things you do not want to confuse in conversations.’

She also sought to clarify that food would be called ‘tea’ by some people, and that rhyming slang was often used.

Finally, on a culinary note, she said, ‘If you’re looking for whipped cream, it’s probably called squirty cream in the store – so try not to laugh.’

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