Finding America

Me and Tarah

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Welcome to Volume #18 of Ask A Brit, a weekly Sunday feature in which I answer your questions! Post a question in the comments section of this video (or any of my videos) using the hashtag #AskABrit for a chance to be featured in Volume #19 next Sunday. This week, I cover British ice cream, the great outdoors, American obesity, and more.

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  1. I'd very much like to understand the school system there. I have a British friend who has yet to help me understand how your primary schools and high schools and "A" levels and college and universities work. #AskABrit

  2. #askabrit
    Heya buddy! I moved to Australia, so enjoy going down memory lane with you. Especially Grimsby slang and British food. A lot of which I had forgotten. I'd punch a Koala for some Fox's glacier mints.

    We get absolute killer mozzies down under, but even though I'm their favourite meal we have super strength mozzie spray here so I don't get bitten at all. You list your hands, feet and face as the places you get bitten which are the worst! You need me to send you some spray?! :P
    We also have a spray to keep cats off your garden, called "Piss off!". Classic Australians, not censoring anything. Do you get any redneck stuff over there that you just wouldn't see in the UK because they're (we're?) too polite?
    Lastly, you guys ever wanted to visit Australia?

  3. "What's the deal regarding Americans and being fat?"
    I present to you the "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" of the heavyset:

  4. Apropos of nothing, here is the 6 o'clock news:


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