I don't care who you are, it still looks like a Nazi salute to me.
Over the past few months, I’ve noticed that, when it comes to Britain, the majority of Fanpoppers know very little. As a result, I have decided to write a guide. You can thank me later.
We use pounds (£). Pounds are basically dollars, but are coins instead of notes. Our coins are 1p,2p,5p,10p,20p and 50p. The ‘p’ stands for pence. There are 100 pennies to a pound. After the coins, we then have the £5,£10,£20 and £50 notes, although £50 notes are very rare.
The first real stage of school in Britain is Primary school for ages 4-11. However, before that parents can send children to play groups or nurseries. I imagine it’s like this in America too, though I haven’t visited in years.
After Primary School, children then attend Secondary School up to the age of 16 (or 15, in some cases). Students, if they wish, can go to College (16-18, I think) and then to universidade (19- whenever, as time spent here usually varies).
But what do you achieve in school? Primary School students complete SATs, Secondary School students get GCSEs, College students A and AS levels and finally universidade students will be awarded a degree. universidade students can also get things like Masters degrees, Doctorates etc. Again, I’m fairly sure our universidade is similar to American College.
British schools have years, not grades. Primary schools are years 1-6, High Schools are years 7-11. After that, College students say segundo year, or first year, student.
We have a large culture, so I’ll cover the main parts.
A lot of people who amor the British Isles do so because of it’s awesome culture. Whatever you have heard about fantastic theatres is NOT TRUE. To most Britons, the idea of sitting in the dark and thinking is unacceptable. Most people spend their nights at the local chippy or pub.
But what are chippys? Chippys are what is great about Britain. They sell our signature dish, peixe and Chips, ands are especially popular in the North. Most of the business these guys get is from our good old British chavs, who can often be spotted brawling outside. However, they are freakin’ awesome, so we tend to visit a lot.
At the moment, a Royal Wedding has been announced with one of our Princes and his girlfriend. Most of you Britain fãs will have imagens of us dancing and cantar cockney rhymes in the streets. That is not happening. No one cares. Most of us are already sick of it.
I’m probably being a bit hard on Britain now, so I’ll mention some god things that are actually good.
There’s lots of castles here. That’s interesting. Britain is very historical, and very pretty. That’s good. And there are some theatres that are alright. British singers are awesome, like Oasis and The Saturdays.
Cheryl Cole is the Nations Sweetheart, apparently. I like Cheryl. Cheryl, along with Simon, Louis and Dannii, judges on the X Factor. X Factor used to be good, but, in my opinion, it’s not anymore. However, it is still a large part of British culture. Large swathes of Brits are probably watching it as I type this right now.
Manchester, where I live, is pretty awesome. I might be biased, though. The Arndale shopping centre is great. Londres and Liverpool are alright too. I amor the renaissance architecture in Britain- some of our cathedrals are breathtaking.
This is a complicated one. But never fear- I kind of understand it!
The first ‘house’ in the British Houses of Parliament is the House of Commons. This is full of MPs, people elected from each constituency. The segundo house is the House of Lords. The people here have seats that they inherited. I’m not too sure what these guys do. I think they approve the laws passed in the House of Commons.
We have a Prime Minister, too. At the time of writing, he is called David Cameron. The Prime Minister attempts to get his policies through. He is basically the head of Parliament.
This brings me nicely to the Political parties. The first one is Labour. These are Socialist (or meant to be). They are left wing, and their leader is Ed Miliband.
The segundo party is the Liberal Democrats. Before the General Election in May, they were Liberal/centre. However, at the first sniff of power from the Tories, they abandoned their beliefs. Maybe I’m a bit biased about these guys, too. I feel like they betrayed me. I will be giving links to the parties websites at the end, so don’t worry if you need a balanced opinion. The leader is Nick Clegg.
The third party is the Conservatives, or the Tories. They are right wing Capitalist. At the moment, their leader David Cameron is the Prime minister.
This year, in the General Election, no one party got a majority of votes. This meant that the Liberals and the Tories went into a coalition. Cameron is Prime minister, and Clegg is his errand boy Deputy.
5. The Royal Family
Most people know who they are, so I’ll just explain what they do:
And so ends this Guide to Britain. Any questions? ^^
The Labour Party: link
The Lib Dems: link
The Conservatives: link