20 Weird Things About Brits According To An American

"British people do not use umbrellas, even though it rains every day."

Every nation enjoys its own quirks and oddities, but according to one American socialite, us Brits are by far the weirdest of them all. 

Hayley Bloomingdale (yes, as in Bloomingdale of actual Bloomingdale's) has been living in London for 10 whole months, and has concluded during that time that “London is not Manhattan”. 

Yeah. No shit. 

She also wrote up a list of helpful tips for any Vogue readers planning to visit the UK this year. 

Some of them are based in fact. Some of them are complete and utter bollocks…

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