‘I’m an American living in UK – Brits are so impolite they give me the "ick"’

Moving somewhere new can be a huge culture shock for anyone — but one American has found it especially difficult moving to London.

Kobie, who posts online as Kjordy, is a social media content creator who describes himself as "a mere Yank among Brits". The lad has gained more than 121,000 fans by interviewing random Brits on the street and asking them what their grievances are with people across the pond.

But he has noticed some things that gets on his nerves about Brits too since he moved here. In his video, titled "Icks about the British", he declared that he was unimpressed by how impolite they are.

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In the clip, which has gained more than 3,000 likes, he said: "I have noticed most Brits do not say please and thank you. I'm not saying all of them, but I'm just speaking from experience. If I hold a door open for someone, they won't even say thank you. They'll look at me like it was my job."

He went on to say he "doesn't understand British humour", adding: "Maybe it's just me, but it's just so dry. They'll say the driest joke or say something very sarcastic and people are cracking up. And in my mind, I'm like, 'Bro, how is that funny?'

"On the other hand, a lot of my British friends tell me that American humour is too obvious. But isn't that the point of a joke? So you understand it?"

Kobie also claimed that the UK's customer service is terrible – suggesting that it could be because the tipping culture here is different. Servers in the US rely on tips to top up their wages as they aren't paid a living wage, but UK servers don't rely on that, which he believes causes a lack of motivation to give great service.

Finally, he said that Brits will openly ask him "political questions" but in the US some people "would be p*ssed if you ask who you voted for". TikTok viewers were left divided over the clip – with many commenting that the American expat had 'only been to London' and that other areas of the UK would be different.

One user wrote: "Where I live [not London], people always say please and thank you." To which, he replied: "I'm not saying all of them, but I'm just speaking from experience."

Another user said: "People understand he said in the very beginning, not all. It's his lived experience." Meanwhile, a third commented: "Are we in the same UK sir?"

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