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Tan France Reveals Differences Between Brits and Americans

Squirrel or Sqwhirl? Tan France Reveals the Real Differences Between Brits and Americans

In times of crisis, we all need to take a moment and indulge in a good, hearty laugh. Queer Eye's fab five delivered some much needed LOLs over the weekend, as our favourite, heartwarming divas shared the real differences between Brits and Americans in a hilarious video clip.

Although the Americans (Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, and Bobby Berk) have an unfair advantage against the only Brit (Tan France), it's needless to say that while Americans have "spirit", Brits have "fabulosity". Ahead, seven very important differences between Brits and Americans, from pronunciations to celebrations:

Tomato or Tomahto?

Antoni and Tan jokingly duelled it out as to which pronunciation of "tomato" reigns supreme and if the beloved summer fruit is indeed a vegetable. "Too long tomahtoes have been misunderstood", Antoni jokes, where Tan chimes in "It's tomato!"

Baby Showers

Americans certainly know how to party — because baby showers, bridal parties, and even engagement rings are always bigger in the US of A. "This is a much fancier baby shower than I've ever seen before", Tan comments. "American. Am I right?" Antoni says.

Squirrel or Sqwhirl

The guys absolutely roasted Tan for how Brits pronounce "squirrel", but Tan definitely defended himself by clarifying that "sqwhirl is a noise, squirrel is a word!"

Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship

Jonathan challenged Tan to a "men's rhythmic gymnastics championship", otherwise known as a "hula hoop" face-off. Tan won, of course, effortlessly swirling two hula hoops around his snatched waist, while JVN could barely keep one hoop above the hips. Nice try, but +1 for the Brits.

Love of Carbs

In the US, there is a fitness narrative that "carbs are bad", but in the UK, they are a sacred part of a balanced and moreish diet — particularly potatoes. "I love a carb", Tan says. "America, embrace the carbs!"

Band Camp

A very foreign idea to Brits, Tan asked the team to clarify Americans' love for "band camp". "Isn't drill team the same as band camp?" Tan asks. "No", Bobby replies, "It's kinda of like a dance team".

American Schools vs. English Schools

Tan was amazed at the large student enrolment at American schools. "American schools don't look like English schools," Tan learns. "This school has 2000 students, my school had 200 students. It's full on high school musical!"

Want more of a laugh? Watch the full video above.

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