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19 Things Only Canadian Students In The UK Will Understand

Spending an extended period of time in the UK is an eye-opening experience for a Canadian. 

1. People automatically assume you’re American.

And no, they are not the same thing.

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2. And ask if you speak French.

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3. When people ask you what you do in the summer, then start laughing when you talk about going cottaging.

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4. Charging your phone for two hours before realising you forgot to turn the plug on.

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5. Having to deal with one tap for cold water and another for hot water.

Seriously, why is that still a thing?

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6. Being the only person who doesn’t understand what exactly makes a Nando’s so cheeky.

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7. The blank stares you get when you go into Costa Coffee and order a Double Double.

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8. Trying to explain why chips, cheese and gravy is not actually the same as poutine.

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9. And attempting to convince people that it does actually get hot in Canada.

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10. Nearly getting hit by a car every time you cross the road because you can never remember which side of the road cars drive on.

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11. The pain of realising a degree in the UK is only three years and first year grades don’t even count.

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12. Going on a night out that lasts until 8am. On a Tuesday.

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13. Having to constantly explain why your jokes are funny when you know they would have been hilarious in Canada.

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14. Having chicken for Thanksgiving because shops just don’t sell turkeys in October.

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15. Weird chip flavours. Seriously, prawn cocktail? What even is that?

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16. Being asked if Canadians actually say “aboot” instead of “about”.

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17. Questioning everything you thought you knew about England when you watch your first episode of The Jeremy Kyle Show.

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18. Never having to do math when you go shopping because tax is already included.

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19. Wearing cowboy boots and a plaid shirt on a night out and having to explain that no, you’re not actually going to a fancy dress party.

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Thanks for that.