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Anglophenia is Here to Solve Your British Clothing Consternation

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | March 27, 2015

Anglophenia is Here to Solve Your British Clothing Consternation

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Watching this short video will save you some awkward stares if you plan on shopping while on holiday in Britain.

Laughing Squid spotted another highly intriguing episode from YouTube’s Anglophenia. Siobhan Thompson takes a few moments to hold class and illustrate that English is a very versatile language, which leads to comedic misunderstandings when it comes to sartorial decisions.

From fanny packs to tank tops, here is a breakdown of the different ways one ocean has separated how we refer to simple fashion accessories.

When planning an International vacation it’s important to delve into some of the familiar phrases the country you are visiting uses.

This might not seem mandatory when you are plunking down dollars for a trip to the United Kingdom.

However, as you can see in the video, things can go awry very quickly. Fanny packs mean something far more provocative than that thing hipsters and your grandpa both use. And if you are going to a fancy dress party, please wear something similar to your wardrobe for Comic Con and leave the James Bond attire at home.

Now if you liked this video, the channel is full of similar videos. One of our favorites is a crash course in British insults:

As you can clearly see, traveling in Britain nearly mandates a course in English for native English speakers.

From swear words to clothing, we have a lot to learn, especially if we plan on leaving the department store with minimal humiliation.


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