An Australian woman living in London has revealed the biggest changes she’s had to adapt to – and the one food she can no longer eat.
Emily Brogan, from Brisbane, recently moved to London and regularly shares comments about the differences between the two cities.
The Aussie expat says he doesn’t swear as much in the UK and doesn’t understand the cool culture surrounding ‘P’ plates while driving.
Although she can no longer find affordable sushi, Emily at least doesn’t have to worry about her favorite artists not traveling to London.
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An Australian woman living in London has revealed the biggest changes she had to adapt to – and the one food she had to give up
Four differences between Australia and the UK
British people rarely swear and ‘never’ use C-bombs Londoners never have to worry about their favorite artists not performing on tour in their city UK drivers are not expected to display their green experimental ‘P’ plates while driving Sushi Too expensive and not widely available in London
Source: Emily Brogan
Emily listed the differences in a short clip – and began by saying she was shocked she was expected to censor her language.
‘I’ve been in London for six months, and here in the UK, C-bombs are a no-no. In Australia, it was literally a term of endearment,’ he said.
‘But if I were to drop C-bombs in London, [my co-worker] Tell me I’d be more attractive if I didn’t use that word.’
Emily said many people told her she must have a limited vocabulary if she needed to swear – but she insisted curse words added ‘oomph’ to her speech.
Another shock was the culture surrounding the concert and anticipating huge celebrity visits to London.
“Londoners don’t have to worry about A-list celebrities coming to their country,” he said.
‘I swear Australia is in the whoop – as often as a celebrity does [skip Australia on their world tour] Ridiculous.’
‘Woop woop’ is Australian slang for a location that is far from everything.
‘Justin Bieber canceled his concert in Australia – 13-year-old me is going to die,’ said Emily. ‘But London – without fail every celebrity comes here.’
Emily Brogan, from Brisbane, recently moved to London and regularly shares comments about the differences between the two cities
Emily also said she did not understand why UK residents were not required to display their green ‘probationary’ plates on their vehicles.
‘Here in the UK, apparently you only have to have ‘P’ plates on your car for a week and you can take them off when you feel ‘comfortable’,” he said.
‘In Australia, you’re stuck with them for three years and if you don’t keep them you get fined.’
The main reason driving plates affected him was not being able to play ‘hot or not’ with his friends in London.
‘I feel bad for the British people – because [having ‘P’ plates] Literally ‘are you hot or not?’
‘You’ll be driving down the highway with your friends and you know the sign means they’re between 17-22 – and then you have to guess if they’re attractive,’ she said.
The Aussie expat claims he can’t swear much in the UK and doesn’t understand the cool culture surrounding ‘P’ plates while driving.
Emily was also upset to find that there were no sushi places that offered the same food at the prices she was used to.
‘Sushi Train and sushi in general is so expensive here and you don’t get bang for your buck,’ she said.
‘In Australia, you can go to your local sushi shop and get a sushi roll for $2.50 – but here, it would cost me a month’s rent.
‘No wonder you’re not big on sushi, because it’s so expensive.’
Many were shocked by some of Emily’s observations.
‘The C-bomb is part of my vocabulary and I’m from the UK,’ said one woman.
‘Swearing is so normal in Surrey,’ wrote another.
But others had similar experiences.
One Australian expat said, ‘The biggest reason I go to London is for the concerts.’
‘Sushi needs to be really cheap,’ agrees one foodie.