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  • Published on Sep 24, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Thanks to the brilliant @JayForeman For GUEST STARRING! Check out his channel! Also, trust me. I tried to condense this video as much as I could. If I didn't it would've been over 4 hours long.
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  • Geography Now
    Geography Now  3 months ago +1725

    This was a Big one coming. First off- HUGE thanks to all the #UK geograpeeps that either helped out or participated in this video especially @JayForeman (Guest host) and Thomas Watson for taking me on a wild road trip trough all #England #Scotland and #Wales. We couldn't fit all the information and it STILL ended up over 47 minutes long. Welcome to the land of Kings, Queens and everything in betweens. Cheers, and enjoy this one!

  • TheEverythingTheorist
    TheEverythingTheorist 3 months ago +1064

    It's actually incredible that after over 8.5 years, you're finally like a dozen countries away from the end of the main A-Z series. Compared to the early 10-minute episodes, your production value has grown immensely.

    • 300fusionfall
      300fusionfall 3 months ago +73

      It's only fair they start remaking those early episodes after they finish.

    • 21stcenturydegenerate
      21stcenturydegenerate 3 months ago +41

      ​@300fusionfall As an Argentine i need a remake of the Argentina one, it was only 10 minutes long 😢

    • 300fusionfall
      300fusionfall 3 months ago +8

      @21stcenturydegenerate My country, Greece could've been more in depth as well.

    • BasedMuslim
      BasedMuslim 3 months ago +5

      @300fusionfall My country Bangladesh has so many stuffs in it, why only 10 minutes

  • First Last
    First Last 3 months ago +873

    Absolutely outrageous that you didn’t mention that Portugal is our best and oldest friend!

    • Stiv.
      Stiv. 3 months ago +46

      England’s best friend, not Scotland, Wales’ or NI’s.

    • Kulmeya Aymo
      Kulmeya Aymo 3 months ago +16

      sorry do not respect people who lost 13-0 😂😂😂😂😂

    • PedroF
      PedroF 3 months ago +6

      who cares

    • DSQueenie
      DSQueenie 3 months ago +7

      Well we are in the same time zone.

  • Thomas Harold Watson
    Thomas Harold Watson 3 months ago +152

    Still can’t believe that I was a co-host on my favourite show of all time! That week was easily the most random / exciting one of my life and I’m so happy you got to experience the rest of the UK outside of London.
    Next time you come though Paul, make sure it’s for a minimum of 1 week, 2000 miles in 3 days really does take it out of you, haha 💀
    For the record too guys (and girls), both Barbs and Jay are complete legends and I feel honoured to have met and filmed with both of them, really cool and smart guys who I hope to meet / host / work / hang out with again some day :)

    • Thomas Harold Watson
      Thomas Harold Watson 3 months ago +2

      @ThePoshPenguin 12:44 onwards :)

    • Matsuna13
      Matsuna13 2 months ago +4

      You had a lot of fun and is very informative with all of the places and most popular places in the UK.

    • Thomas Harold Watson
      Thomas Harold Watson 2 months ago +2

      @Matsuna13 Thank you, it was a lot of fun :)

  • Jafya
    Jafya 3 months ago +203

    As a Kenyan, we borrow so much from the UK and it's nice to learn a bit more about the complicated mess that they are.

    • Sean Cooper
      Sean Cooper 21 day ago +9

      Sorry about all the colonisation and whatnot
      - the UK

  • The Dragon
    The Dragon 3 months ago +191

    As an American, I can safely say that Britain lives rent free in our heads. We are poking fun at Britain more than ever nowadays, but honestly, we will always love our pals from across the Atlantic. We hate you out of love is the best way I can describe it. Never stop being you, Britain! 🇺🇸❤️🇬🇧

    • Kunt
      Kunt 3 months ago +16

      Speak for yourself brother only time I think about foreigners is when I want to make fun of em lmao

    • Jamie
      Jamie 3 months ago +22

      ​@Kunt that's called cope

    • Jamie
      Jamie 3 months ago +1

      @Kunt cope

    • Suraimu
      Suraimu 3 months ago +8

      I'm not the biggest fan of the US, it's common with many Brits but we just get on with each other for the sake of peace.

    • Magnustopheles
      Magnustopheles 3 months ago

      ​@Kunt I mean that's basically how I treat my own country so fair enough

  • bababababababa
    bababababababa 3 months ago +6972

    Jay Foreman was the best possible co-host for this video 😂

    • Pete Sperandio
      Pete Sperandio 3 months ago +238

      The only way it could've been better was if he'd also been able to get Mark. Have a proper Map Men Map Men Map Map Map Men Men co-hosting power duo. But Jay's phemonenal.

    • azhurelwarrior
      azhurelwarrior 3 months ago +52

      Shoulda had GeoWizard on! Or maybe not because he would have outshined Barbs’s geography knowledge

    • Onessimus Lyngdoh
      Onessimus Lyngdoh 3 months ago +50

      No offence but its Tom Scott

    • Danielle Balzer
      Danielle Balzer 3 months ago +15

      The only person better could have been Jacksucksatlife

    • l0jecl1
      l0jecl1 3 months ago +22

      Barbs should just leave the others out of this episode and get Jay, Mark, Tom Scott and GeoWizard instead of them. I mean it's hard to be worse than Art lmao.

  • Corey Peel
    Corey Peel 3 months ago +150

    As a Welsh person and someone from Llanelli. I really appreciiate the effort put into the pronunciations for the place names. Da Iawn

  • Scanda
    Scanda 3 months ago +96

    I have been living in UK since my birth and still do, it's a beautiful country, love it as a Polish 🇵🇱❤🇬🇧

  • Matis
    Matis 3 months ago +69

    I would have thought Australias relationship with the UK would have had a greater mention, given the fact, as much as Australians may deny it, there is still so much in common between the two, in a weird way, the relationship between Australia and the Uk, mainly England, is rather similar to the US and Canadian relationship.

    • Marc Samuelson
      Marc Samuelson 3 months ago +17

      I was surprised that the USA would be the "closest" friend. While the USA and UK are most certainly very close, the British influence is not as distant in Australia.

    • Matis
      Matis 3 months ago +3

      @Marc Samuelson i mean there is so much more aussies and brits have in common than americans and brits, but hey maybe the UK still looks down at aussies.

    • Vatsal
      Vatsal 2 months ago +6

      @Marc Samuelson agreed, uk and Australia have much in common in terms of culture. The US doesn't even have a people with British ancestry at this point.

  • Peter Ansell
    Peter Ansell 3 months ago +13

    I've been waiting more than 8 years for this episode! Well done Barbs - you massively did it justice!

  • leadpoisoning
    leadpoisoning 3 months ago +41

    Thank you for your lovely segment with all the interviews asking what it means to be British! Such a great show of what a diverse country this is

  • JJ713
    JJ713 3 months ago +1434

    How in the living hell did you guys forget about Portugal in your friendzone segment? They literally have the oldest alliance in the world!!!! 🇬🇧❤🇵🇹

  • Ooshgaar
    Ooshgaar 3 months ago +47

    Portugal is our longest ever ally. BIG props to the Portuguese, lovely people beautiful country and had some of the greatest explorers to have ever sailed the seas.
    Poland is next. Absolutely LOVE the Polish people. Strong, Hardy people who have come over here to Britain and made it better place for their presence.

    • Mark G
      Mark G 3 months ago +6

      Portugal might be England's oldest ally, but France is Scotland's oldest ally.

    • Joe Elliott
      Joe Elliott 23 days ago +4

      Big up Poland for helping us to win the battle of Britain!

    • Janet MacKinnon
      Janet MacKinnon 18 days ago +1

      @Mark G Yes, for nearly a century more.

  • GlowStoneUnknown
    GlowStoneUnknown 2 months ago +7

    Honestly, as an Aussie, Kaleb's accent wasn't too bad, almost all of the vowel phonemes were correct to the ones we use, just not necessarily all in the right place.

  • Anthony M Anderson
    Anthony M Anderson 3 months ago +52

    I'm half zambian and british and i definitely visited the UK 3 years ago during christmas and I enjoyed the culture and had fun there. I felt it was like my other home and i didn't want to go back to zambia which is my homecountry. I love the UK so much by the way 🇿🇲❤🇬🇧

    • Proud Anglo-Saxon Stokie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
      Proud Anglo-Saxon Stokie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 3 months ago +2

      Interesting mix. Half British and Zambian? How'd that work? Anyway UK is awesome 😎

    • FriedEgg
      FriedEgg 3 months ago +3

      @Proud Anglo-Saxon Stokie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 UK colonised Zambia, so there's the connection. Zambian people can easily work in the UK, in healthcare at least.

    • Anthony M Anderson
      Anthony M Anderson 3 months ago

      ​@FriedEgg101 that's right.

    • Anthony M Anderson
      Anthony M Anderson 2 months ago

      ​@Proud Anglo-Saxon Stokie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿because I'm a lineal descendant of my greatgrandfather who came from scotland to settle in africa and my father is related to him and his proud of his british roots by the way.

    • Anderson Luna
      Anderson Luna 2 months ago +2

      ​@Anthony M Andersonwell so you're just 1/8 british.

  • Eric Tingey
    Eric Tingey 8 days ago +1

    Just a small correction on the image captions. The Scottish Gaelic singer's name is Julie Fowlis, not Judy Fowlis. For those interested in the Scottish Gaelic language and that like soft, traditional songs, Julie's music is phenomenal. I really enjoyed this overview of the UK and like always, you do an awesome job with your episodes of Geography Now!

  • NaranjaHamsta
    NaranjaHamsta 3 months ago +23

    To be honest I personally think France would be included in the ‘best friends’ bit- i would say they’re kind of like our twin sibling- squabbling a lot but always very close

      THE BASED SPECTRE 2 months ago +4

      Our sibling is the Americans but the French are our annoying ex who is a bit possessive

    • Chris Lyne
      Chris Lyne 9 days ago

      Despite adoring France and having visited many times, I could not disagree with this more! They are and will always be the Old Enemy

  • Hawaii 5O
    Hawaii 5O 3 months ago +935

    43:40 I can't believe you didn't include Portugal.
    The oldest alliance in the world is between the UK and Portugal and while the Brits have a love/hate relationship with the Spanish, the French, the Germans, etc... The Portuguese and British are like the two childhood friends that are now aging but still talk to eachother and catch up when they can.

    • henrytthorpe
      henrytthorpe 3 months ago +48

      Bro how have you even watched that far 😂

    • somerandomguy
      somerandomguy 3 months ago +3

      @henrytthorpe ikr

    • BoraCM
      BoraCM 3 months ago +35

      I think I remember Barbs mentioning England in the Portugal episode for the friend zone section, but I’m not certain.

    • phlezk 🌏
      phlezk 🌏 3 months ago

      People fast forward and skip around, guys.

    • Damir Imamagic
      Damir Imamagic 3 months ago +9

      @BoraCM Yeah he actually did I remember it from the episode.

  • Martin B
    Martin B 3 months ago +14

    I‘ve never laughed so much as in this episode 😂 very well done 👍 hannah congrats 🎉

  • MoBo
    MoBo 3 months ago +14

    I'm of partly British descent (even have an English family name) and went to an English language high school in continental Europe, where we took school trips to England and Scotland, so this made me quite nostalgic. Just sad you didn't mention the UK's enormous contributions to electronic music (Jungle/ Garage/ Drum n Bass/ "Intelligent Dance Music"/ Grime/ UK Hip Hop/ Trip Hop)

    • Truth Before Opinions
      Truth Before Opinions 3 months ago +2

      English are Anglo Saxons and are only British due to their country being founded on the island. But those who founded it were Germanic. The British (Britons)…are now known in English as the Welsh.

    • Delogros
      Delogros 3 months ago

      @Truth Before Opinions Not entirely true given Cornwall and Cumbria (Kingdom of Stratclut) also had very large native Britain populations post the Saxon arrival and of course interbreeding from the start.

    • MoBo
      MoBo 3 months ago +1

      @Truth Before Opinions The term "British" in everyday language denotes someone from the British islands. I didn't want to go into details as to which different nations from Great Britain I come from because it would have been too much writing, but here we are.

  • Sunspot Mill
    Sunspot Mill 3 months ago +29

    This is one of the episodes that I've been anticipating since I started watching this channel five years ago and you guys delivered it well! 😊 Rule, Britannia! 🇬🇧
    I can't wait for the USA episode too! It'll be another long video!

  • Dan SouthLondon
    Dan SouthLondon 3 months ago +25

    It's not often I feel proud about being British or English, but that segment when you asked people in London really got me feeling pride. Thank you.

  • Nakul S Prakash
    Nakul S Prakash 3 months ago +861

    What's really weird is when you're from a commonwealth nation, a lot of the things which people from most other countries find weird about the UK is actually quite normal to you.

    • Nova Explorer
      Nova Explorer 3 months ago +45

      As a Canadian… yeah

    • Barbecue Water
      Barbecue Water 3 months ago +104

      Tea breaks, school uniforms, British style education system (with students taking 'O' and 'A' level papers set by Cambridge), left side of the road driving, double decker buses, Type G plugs, obsession for football, British vocabulary (trousers, lorry, maths, spanner, car boot, torch, lift, dual carriageway, carpark) and SO much more.
      There's so many things in my daily life I could point to and say "It's this way because some British people many years ago decided it should be this way and we kept it even after they left".

    • Scott Pantera
      Scott Pantera 3 months ago +15

      Yeah I’m a Canadian and some of this stuff looks normal to me lmao. I’m likely going to feel the same about the US.

    • Jimbo
      Jimbo 3 months ago +15

      @Barbecue Water O levels have not been in existence since 1988. The only reason i know is that i was the last group to take them in 1987. GCSEs came in in 1988. A levels in England still exist.

    • Barbecue Water
      Barbecue Water 3 months ago +11

      @Jimbo Is that so? Cause it's still around here. Students still need to sit for 'O' Levels (or 'N' Levels if they're in a different stream) in order to graduate from secondary school. If they go to a junior college after graduation, they'll sit for 'A' Levels in order to graduate from there.
      Even if the UK itself doesn't practice it anymore, I still like to think of it as yet another example of British influence in my country.

  • Matthew Benin Ing
    Matthew Benin Ing Month ago +9

    “Cornish is spoken in Cornwall by about 4 people” - Jay Foreman the legend 😂

  • Charlie
    Charlie 3 months ago +19

    One thing that people rarely talk about is Britain’s legal influence. Many laws from British colonial authority remain in countries which were at some point or other colonised (including some really terrible laws that have been used to attack sexual minorities), but today the English courts and the UK Supreme Court (via the Privy Council, where British judges decide cases voluntarily sent from commonwealth countries) have a very strong influence on the interpretation and development of law from constitutional to criminal to commercial and contracts. The English and British judicial system is well respected for how independent it is from government and fair it’s judgments are, and decisions are often followed in the US, India, Australia, NZ etc. English courts also invented “equity” which forms the basis for shareholder law, charities, and trusts among other things. English law forms the basis for most international law, and many international jurisdictions like the DIFC in Dubai expressly use English law, so English-trained lawyers often work in international arbitrations and cases. Britain also took a leading role in writing many of the conventions and treaties that underpin the international community, both during the colonial era and using its international influence and respect post-war.
    It’s worth pointing out that Britain as a whole is not a single jurisdiction, but rather split into Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England and Wales. English and Welsh law is often referred to as English law, and as British law by those less familiar with the system. The exception is “reserved matters” which the UK Parliament legislates on, and the jurisdiction of the UK Supreme Court which covers most issues but not all from England and Wales, Scotland, and NI.

    • A
      A 3 months ago +2

      Well said

  • Edward Encarnacion
    Edward Encarnacion 3 months ago +31

    Having the UK and US back to back feels like the infinity war and endgame era of geography now episodes

  • Kevin Michael
    Kevin Michael Month ago +7

    As I always read about the UK I read a lot of books about the history of this country of course the culture is something that makes this place amazing

  • jujubea3270
    jujubea3270 3 months ago +8

    Is there anything more satisfying as a Brit, than laughing about all the nonsense and absurdities and contradictions of our countries foundations? It low-key saves us from going a bit mad... so thanks for this brilliant, well-researched video. And shout out Jay for the deep-cut Monty Python reference ('lord protectooor of england') ps. I cracked up at the unexpected David Bennett cameo, did not expect all the Clip-Sharers I learn from and repeat facts from constantly to all appear in the same video 😅

  • koltrol
    koltrol 3 months ago +616

    It‘s astounding how many people in Europe speak English as their second language and how well they do it. I mean for Jay and Thomas you were barely able to hear that they‘re British.

    • Fairy C Rat
      Fairy C Rat 3 months ago +79

      Eh, anyone in Europe can definitely pinpoint a Brit from how they talk. I guess it's like Australians and Kiwis, they can tell each other apart but the rest of the world can't.

    • Den Unga Boomern
      Den Unga Boomern 3 months ago +26

      Actually I’ve never heard British, they all speak English, it must be a secretive language

    • Karl König-Mehrtüssen
      Karl König-Mehrtüssen 3 months ago +4

      yeah ok the language of the money but certainly not the language of our hearts, not by choice that is (european here)

    • Marley Rios
      Marley Rios 3 months ago +9

      @Karl König-Mehrtüssen I'm Also British and one more thing God Save The King!

    • Ms.antithesis
      Ms.antithesis 3 months ago +6

      just to clarify a bit of misinformation in this video. they used the wrong statistics when mentioning city sized. Manchester is not the second biggest city in the uk, it has 510k people in it, and it's country has 2.8 million it, which is where the innacurates "2nd biggest city in the uk" line comes from. the CITY of Manchester, is 5th biggest city in the uk, not the 2nd as this video misattributes it as.

  • LeftWing Dragon
    LeftWing Dragon 3 months ago +28

    20:26 I would like to mention that technically are largest native mammal is actually the European Bison, it was once native went extinct in the uk but a herd has been reintroduced onto a site in Kent where they roam freely just in a restricted area.

  • Joseph Herbert
    Joseph Herbert 3 months ago +4

    Surprised you didn’t talk about the north-south divide? It’s a massive part of culture in England, at least in the eyes of Northerners. It’s nice that the constituent countries got recognised, but maybe shining a spotlight on the specific challenges faced by Northern England, a distinct cultural region, should have been included?

  • Kristian Evans
    Kristian Evans 3 months ago +8

    Wow have we been waiting a long time for this!! To be honest there was ALWAYS going to have be LOTS of info you had to cut out for times' sake, but generally I think you did a good job! It's a shame we cant make them twice as long and as detailed :D I'm ready for the USA!!!

  • ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐷ
    ᘛ⁐̤ᕐᐷ 3 months ago +4

    great episode you guys! what a joy to see two of my favorite youtubers together. and congrats hannah!!

    • Thomas Harold Watson
      Thomas Harold Watson 3 months ago

      Cheers mate, really appreciate it :)
      Oh wait, did you mean Jay 😄

  • Uros Andrijasevic
    Uros Andrijasevic 2 months ago +3

    We love David! ❤ Big plus for this episode!

  • Greg_mca
    Greg_mca 3 months ago +516

    An extremely important but often unstated or unnoticed facet of the UK is its incredibly strong literary culture. The UK publishes 500 new titles PER DAY and has the most books published per person per year of any nation in Europe (and most likely on the entire planet if edition reprints are taken out of other nations' stats)
    The only nations whose literary traditions come close is Iceland (who due to its small size has more authors per person), and Slovenia, whose national mythos is based on literature. British books are cornerstones of western literary canon and the foundations of multiple genres, and a large reason for that is that it is simply very cheap to buy new books, relative to many other countries

    • Melody Clark
      Melody Clark 3 months ago +49

      He absolutely should have talked about literature. There are so many famous writers from the UK.

    • Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
      Vigilant Cosmic Penguin 3 months ago +37

      I'm surprised they skipped the "famous people" section. I suppose the idea is that the audience is already familiar with a lot of British figures, but it'd be nice to highlight some of the important stuff.

    • PoP pUnK dOt CoM
      PoP pUnK dOt CoM 3 months ago +12

      @Vigilant Cosmic Penguin Geography Now UK Part II!

    • Ali Farr
      Ali Farr 3 months ago +5

      Lord of the rings Harry Potter not even a mention

  • Alisa
    Alisa 3 months ago +11

    I've waited years for this episode. It was 100% worth the wait!

  • Koit Krusberg
    Koit Krusberg 3 months ago +17

    I have been to Uk 3 times (once in Londan and Leister, once in Broadstairs and Cantebury and once in Edinbrough). Going in again this year i will be part of The Tall Ships races. Looked so much for this episode! i m from Estonia and have watched you since the Estonian episode. keep up the good work cant wait until the last countrie episode is done and you will start with something New!

    • A
      A 3 months ago +2

      I love Estonia! I have some very close Estonian friends and really enjoyed visiting Tallinn. As a Brit your country is so underrated:)

  • Andrew Wigham
    Andrew Wigham 3 months ago +8

    As somebody who grew up in and around Whitby I can confirm it does have some of the best fish and chips - but not only that, amazing places to eat in general.
    If you ever travel there, I would recommend staying at Sneaton Castle and eating at their restaurant, amazing food cooked by a chef who used to cook for the Saudi royal family - I may be biased as the castle is owned by family friends but I would definitely check it out if you plan on going.

  • Jakob Solberg Holm
    Jakob Solberg Holm 3 months ago +7

    23:47 the way they said demographics was so wholesome. It’s like Barbs forgot what they were doing for a brief moment while enjoying his crumpet, and then realised that they probably had hours upon hours of filming left to do

  • Tom
    Tom 3 months ago +22

    12 years ago I would wonder what my life would look like when this video finally got uploaded. I worked out it would take him about 8 years to get there. It’s always been a pretty big deal for me.
    Unbelievably it came out the day after I finished university!

  • gonçalo alves
    gonçalo alves 3 months ago +456

    as a portuguese person i wish our alliance with the uk was mentioned, not only do we have a lot of shared history in terms of colonial issues, their most famous dish (fish and chips) is literally from sephardic portuguese jewish people that immigrated to the uk

    • Billy Roy
      Billy Roy 3 months ago +37

      I believe we also drink tea due to influence from the wife of Charles II, Catarina de Bragança, I was dissapointed not to see Portugal mentioned at all :(

    • Proud Anglo-Saxon Stokie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
      Proud Anglo-Saxon Stokie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 3 months ago +36

      Don't worry, we don't forget Portugal. In primary school I told my tutor I want marry a Portuguese woman because of this 😂

    • kevwaarn
      kevwaarn 3 months ago +23

      Portugal, our oldest friends in Europe!

    • Ace360x .MLG
      Ace360x .MLG 3 months ago +7

      Loved the time I spent in Portugal, I feel like our sense of humour is quite similar. Also have a lot of Portuguese speakers near me, Brazilian and Portuguese

    • TheTwoFingeredBulldog
      TheTwoFingeredBulldog 3 months ago +3

      When the Jews arrived in Britain, potatoes were not even discovered by Europeans. People been frying meats, vegetables and fish for hundreds of years around the world. It's like somebody claiming they invented bread or soup 😂

  • lailedcat
    lailedcat 3 months ago +15

    A shame there wasn’t a little more on Northern Ireland in the ‘what it means to be from the UK’ or the languages section, because there are Irish speakers there! There’s even a Gaeltacht in Belfast. I guess it feels fraught to talk about? And my understanding is that northern Irish identity can be very complicated. Nice to see mentions of Gaelic football and hurling. Had a fun time watching!

    • Brendán Shannon
      Brendán Shannon 2 months ago

      Tbf I think they split NI information between the ROI and UK videos as to avoid any offence (very easy to do here lol).

    • showsiff
      showsiff Month ago

      Northern Ireland simply never comes to mind as part of the UK to not only the average American but even the average Brit. I (someone from Ireland) was watching this expecting some reference but tbh I don't blame there not being much of an emphasis on NI; it's semi-detached from the UK at best. Irish republicans wave flags to proclaim their identity there in spite of NI being in the UK; unionists/loyalists wave their flag because they feel insecure and under siege

  • Juan Diego Valencia Hurtado

    You did it again, I loved this episode. You're the best guys 👏👏

  • Daniel Sanchez Ojalvo
    Daniel Sanchez Ojalvo 2 months ago +7

    As a Colombian, I forget we also have mixed measuring systems (until I saw this). We do gas in gallons, pints of beer, sometimes use feet and inches (for TVs) and we do pounds (although our pounds are literally half a kilo thus the government has prohibited is use in offical documents and packaging, especially for export).

    • Spiritman Productions
      Spiritman Productions 2 days ago +1

      There is a 500g 'pound' in the Netherlands, too. Their word is 'pond' (pronounced "pont"). 😉

  • AR
    AR 3 months ago +7

    I am indebted to @JayForeman for introducing me to this channel. This is a treasure trove of knowledge, you guys do your research and present an impartial view of the world. Great work all around!

  • Nathan Leak
    Nathan Leak 3 months ago +10

    Been waiting ages for my country, was well worth the wait. Probably my favourite episode

  • Pierre Yves Huet
    Pierre Yves Huet 3 months ago +7

    Jay Foreman and David Bennett! My two favorite Clip-Share brits in one video! Well done guys.

  • Faithfully Made
    Faithfully Made 3 months ago +704

    UK: "Its the Channel Tunnel, or the Eurostar, or the shuttle, or anything but Chunnel. Nobody says Chunnel."
    USA: "I'm calling it Chunnel."
    **perfectly sums up our nations history** 😂

    • AngelHQ
      AngelHQ 3 months ago +18

      The part with the shot of espresso was also lit 😂

    • CMTG
      CMTG 3 months ago +5

      I disliked your comment cause it said british

    • PoP pUnK dOt CoM
      PoP pUnK dOt CoM 3 months ago

      It just hit me, no one said "Mind the gap"

    • Dodgyman
      Dodgyman 3 months ago +4

      Uk: Football
      Usa: straightforward but I disagree

  • Harry Wilkinson
    Harry Wilkinson 3 months ago +47

    The impact of British influence on Cinema and TV ought to be emphasised

    • A
      A 3 months ago +6

      Also Music!

    • Scoashis
      Scoashis 3 months ago +4

      Actually, everything to be honest. By far the most important group of countries in history. Newton, Darwin, Watt, The Beatles, Football, Golf, Rugby, Shakespeare, Dickens,Harry Potter, GTA, James Bond, TV, Radar, The telephone, Antibiotics....the list is literally endless.

    • Proud Anglo-Saxon Stokie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
      Proud Anglo-Saxon Stokie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 3 months ago

      British culture influences the world. It will never end

    • Beautiful Corpse
      Beautiful Corpse 3 months ago

      British culture influenced American culture, the latter of which has no doubt spread across the whole world, or mainly the western world. So cool how this stuff works 🕺

    • starofdabloc
      starofdabloc 2 months ago

      @Beautiful Corpseother way around

  • Keith Langmead
    Keith Langmead 14 days ago

    Having lived in Devon my entire life I'd say Janner is specifically Plymouth, not Devon in general. While there are references to it being a broader term in the past, these days I don't think you'd find anyone refer to someone outside of Plymouth (and technically even born outside of Plymouth) as a Janner.
    Also, loved Jay's explanation of our use of the two measuring systems, spot on!

  • Squall Rowlandson
    Squall Rowlandson Month ago +2

    I'm from England UK and you did an awesome job of explaining my country.

  • Brenden Dobbs
    Brenden Dobbs 2 months ago +2

    The excessive sugar with the tea scene cracked me up, especially Jay's reaction to Barb's sugar consumption and not hating it as much as he should lmao.

  • David Futers
    David Futers 3 months ago +11

    Don’t know if this has been commented on , but the shin-kicking picture is actually taken at the Cotswold Olimpicks (correct spelling , it pre dates the modern Olympics it was first recorded in the 1600 ) on Dovers Hill above the Town of Chipping Campden . This year’s champion is Mike Newby from Cheltenham he won it on Friday 2nd June 2023

  • Aaron McHale
    Aaron McHale 3 months ago +520

    Fun fact, Scotland has its own education system which is entirely separate and very different to the rest of the UK, even the qualifications are different! Scots also get free university tuition.

    • DLC24
      DLC24 3 months ago +64

      Subsidised by England

    • Daniel
      Daniel 3 months ago +20

      @DLC24 thanks England☺️

    • Nosirt
      Nosirt 3 months ago +12

      That seems like how it is in America since states control education too. The federal government has no laws on education. This is also why saying “American education system” makes no sense.

    • Chris Smith
      Chris Smith 3 months ago +46

      @DLC24no, subsidised by all UK taxpayers for the Scottish government to do as it sees fit, as education is a fully devolved matter.

    • Woodland Creature
      Woodland Creature 3 months ago +14

      Fellow Scot here, our education systems are connected but distinct, and university here is not free, it's just free at point of use. We do have to pay it back via installments once we begin work.

  • Giles
    Giles 3 months ago +16

    You guys did an amazing job explaining the mess, that is the UK!

  • Rhodri Davies
    Rhodri Davies 3 months ago +4

    I actually can't believe that when talking about the industrial revolution, you didn't talk about the powerhouse that was South Wales and it's black gold! Welsh coal pretty much powered the revolution, and not just in Britain, but around the world. Even to the point that the first million pound cheque ever was written in the coal exchange in Cardiff Bay. Quite frankly, without the welsh coal industry, there would not have been an industrial revolution in the UK!

  • Neil070
    Neil070 3 months ago +3

    Fun fact, Judo was invented in England! The man responsible was Jigoro Kano, a Japanese man who had moved to London. He distilled the sport from Jiu-Jitsu, which also spawned Karate and Aikido via other people

  • Brynn copnall
    Brynn copnall 3 months ago +20

    only thing i think was missing is from music. the UK has a hudge number of dance music and electronic music from it. mostly thanks to caribbean diaspora we've produced a lot of jungle, garaje, house, techo and really the list just goes on. some are from the UK and some are very popular in the UK. and to the jamaicans that brought their sound systems in the 60s I just can't thank you enough for all the beautiful sounds and dances I've had the joy of having!

    • peaterful
      peaterful 19 days ago

      Agreed. I was disappointed to be proved right that mr piano man was going to focus on the influence of white british music. Our music scene is amazing and ever evolving. Don't forget dubstep and grime. Homegrown, DIY and punker than punk. Music that grew organically out of working class black british communities.
      Class is something else missing from this video. So much of our culture, conciousness, communities etc is influence by what class we are part of. We are pretty obsessed with it.
      Great video mind.

    NIDELLANEUM 3 months ago +228

    It's amazing to think back to Geography Now's first videos, which were a few minutes long, and, now, they are fully researched, well edited and crafted 45 minutes long videos. Crazy how the end is almost here

    • Tanner Wilson
      Tanner Wilson 3 months ago +18

      Hopefully in the near future. They could give many of the early countries he did the full video treatment they truly deserve. Would love to see some of the early nations (Argentina, Brazil, China, Chile, etc.) even a few of the smaller notable nations like Armenia, Bolivia, Costa Rica, etc. would be great to get a lot more info on them.

    • Ms.antithesis
      Ms.antithesis 3 months ago +5

      just to clarify a bit of misinformation in this video. they used the wrong statistics when mentioning city sized. Manchester is not the second biggest city in the uk, it has 510k people in it, and it's country has 2.8 million it, which is where the innacurates "2nd biggest city in the uk" line comes from. the CITY of Manchester, is 5th biggest city in the uk, not the 2nd as this video misattributes it as.

    • Ben Thomason
      Ben Thomason 3 months ago

      Didn't he say that he plans to move to disputed regions like Kosovo after he does Zimbabwe?

  • tiko verhelst
    tiko verhelst 3 months ago +30

    OMG OF COURSE the UK episode takes 45 MINUTES!!!!!!!
    Wouldn't expect anything else from our stupid neighbours across the channel.
    Keep doing you England.
    - love from a Dutchie

  • David Gardiner
    David Gardiner 3 months ago +6

    From the Isle of Man you can see England, Wales Scotland, and Northern Ireland all just by turning around. I think it's the only place you can do that from.

  • Hans Liao
    Hans Liao 3 months ago +5

    Thanks Barb for the efforts of making this video. This reminds me I gotta revisit the UK. Damn the Lake District is pretty!

  • suk Ever
    suk Ever 3 months ago +80

    Respect from Japan to the UK🇯🇵🇬🇧

    • Pratosaurus Rex
      Pratosaurus Rex 3 months ago +5


    • Olsen Fernandes
      Olsen Fernandes 3 months ago +5

      Hello our Asian twin
      We love you too

    • Suraimu
      Suraimu 2 months ago +2

      I love Japan, can't wait to visit.

    • suk Ever
      suk Ever 2 months ago +1

      @Suraimu This is the first time I've seen an Englishman who likes Dragon Quest😳

    • Suraimu
      Suraimu Month ago

      @suk Ever I can't wait for XII. 🙂

  • ed little
    ed little 3 months ago

    Brilliant episode guys - its one complicated country. Barbs - those clips from your roadtrip around UK look awesome! And Jay - more map men please!!!

  • Gumball Watterson
    Gumball Watterson 3 months ago +234

    Jay is literally the perfect man for a documentary about Britain itself.

    • Johnny Longfeather
      Johnny Longfeather 3 months ago

      Who is he

    • j Wolternova
      j Wolternova 3 months ago

      @Johnny Longfeather I don't care, this man can't hurt me! Me under the mask:😭

    • Dwayne Foley
      Dwayne Foley 3 months ago +4

      Nah, he’s well off with his Brexit and monarchy opinions. I guess Tom Scott was busy

    • Allergy
      Allergy 3 months ago +1

      @Dwayne Foley who isn’t?

    • Elite Mook
      Elite Mook 3 months ago +3

      He's a republican AND a remainer. That's funny on multiple levels.

  • Pale Blue Dot
    Pale Blue Dot 3 months ago +8

    Tourism isn't actually the reason why the royal family brings in more money than it spends, it's the crown estates. CGP Grey has a good video about this

  • Anglo Saxon
    Anglo Saxon 3 months ago +34

    The one thing I don't get is how a lot of foreigners think British only means English because online they call English folks British(Brits) but don't call the Welsh, Scottish and even the Northern Irish British(Brits) but instead call them by their respective names.

    • KayneWalshNZ
      KayneWalshNZ 3 months ago +6

      I think it’s coz most people from Wales and Scotland don’t like to be associated with England 🤷‍♂️ as someone not from the uk at all Lol

    • ed little
      ed little 3 months ago +5

      also what Jay said is so true... english people will call themselves british... whereas scottish\welsh people wouldn't

    • Thas Tayapongsak
      Thas Tayapongsak 3 months ago

      It's pretty easy to get why.

    • Melody Clark
      Melody Clark 3 months ago

      @ed little Some obviously wouldn't, but I bet a lot would based on the fact that the independence reference failed

    • Proud Anglo-Saxon Stokie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
  • Philip cooley
    Philip cooley 3 months ago +5

    Love David and his music segment 42:32

  • abadir abdo
    abadir abdo 3 months ago +7

    I've been living there for 6 years now. I will always be grateful for it

  • HG
    HG Month ago +3

    I think it is important not to reduce the debate over monarchy to tourism and tradition/identity vs modernity and pragmatism. In the UK the hereditary role of monarch is also intrinsically linked to religion, as well as many other institutions both public and private.
    The tabloid papers and gossip is the part foreigners see most, and those publications make most money on. Domestically, it is very entwined with the national fabric. Which, depending on your viewpoint, is either a lovely bonus or a great issue.

  • D T
    D T 3 months ago +429

    Fun fact: The Welsh language was once referred to as the 'British language'

    • TreacleMary
      TreacleMary 3 months ago +65

      Brythonic =/= British

    • D T
      D T 3 months ago +18

      ​@TreacleMary Sure but it is a fact that it used to be the case that the Welsh language was referred to as the British language. Your comment won't change that.

    • D T
      D T 3 months ago +17

      Also, Brythonic, or Common Brittonic is a different language entirely, being the ancestor of the Breton, Cornish, and Welsh languages. The word Briton is cognate to the word Brython, and it seems to be the case that the word 'British' had a more Celtic connotation that the current usage of the word, and it apparently used to be synonymous with 'Welsh', which is no longer the case now.

      XXXTENTAClON 3 months ago +5

      Wasn’t exclusive to Wales either. Brittany in France and Galicia in Spain formed what is referred to as the “Brittonic community”.

    • D T
      D T 3 months ago +2

      ​@XXXTENTAClON Brittonic. Not British

  • pizzagroom
    pizzagroom 2 months ago +1

    I love how you always describe Canada achieving independence as "kinda sorta just asking for independence"
    Rather, as a Canadian, I view it as us achieving independence via diplomatic means, while Americans forcefully grabbed it

  • 13thWolffe
    13thWolffe 3 months ago +9

    Canada’s very similar. We measure people in pounds, most other things in kilograms or grams, distances in kilometres and cm but people in inches and feet, we drive in kilometres as well. We measure temperature in celsius with many people simply stating the number rather than if it is negative or positive. It has also been mentioned that Canadians measure distances in time rather than length. (3 hours to Calgary from Edmonton, not 300 kilometres.) Also, anyone else get oddly mad when people say keelow-metres?

    • Suraimu
      Suraimu 2 months ago

      It's weird in Britain we drive in MPH but sports are measured in KM like marathons etc.

    • WerewolfLord
      WerewolfLord Month ago

      I'm the other way around. I find kill-law-metres annoying. Not only those, but we measure temperature in °C but cook in °F. We do say when it's positive or negative when it's close to freezing, especially around Vancouver where negatives are rare; but further from freezing it's pretty obvious.

  • jalabi99
    jalabi99 3 months ago +2

    Finally, the collab we all have been waiting for! Jay Foreman is the perfect co-host for the UK episode!!

  • Hannah B
    Hannah B 14 days ago

    Great video, Hannah could have done with some pronunciation guides 😅 congrats on the little one! ❤

  • AGMtagious
    AGMtagious 3 months ago +5

    I'm so glad this video finally came out, and i enjoyed it. Love from London, UK!❤

  • Lewis
    Lewis 3 months ago +353

    I’ve been waiting for this episode for years! So glad that Jay Foreman was this episode’s co-host! 🇬🇧🤝🇺🇸

    • Brad1ey
      Brad1ey 3 months ago +5

      Me too! I’m glad to see an episode about the UK finally

  • Forthright Gambitia
    Forthright Gambitia Month ago +1

    College in the UK is also a subdivision of a university that is sort of self-governing. You find them in the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, London and Wales (until 2007).

  • Martin Rowley
    Martin Rowley 2 months ago +1

    really loved this video. I only clicked the video because of Jay from mapmen and thought he was starting a new channel. Really loved the format, very informative. I just hit subscribe and look forward to binge watching the back catalogue. Thank you!

  • CharpyTheHedgehog
    CharpyTheHedgehog 3 months ago +5

    There are even rivalries/divisions within each country. North Wales vs South Wales. Scottish Highlands vs Scottish Lowlands. Southern England vs Northern England. The regional identities can be very strong.

  • Bleeding Pepper
    Bleeding Pepper 3 months ago

    Regarding the whole football/soccer thing, the term "football" actually dates back many many centuries (I think to the 1500s) and used to be a broad term to describe any sport played on foot (as opposed to sports played on horse back). The term "soccer" came about as a way of differentiating what we now know as football from other sports played on foot.

  • Xenia Schumacher
    Xenia Schumacher 2 months ago +3

    Will you do an episode on the crown dependencies? Because they are so interesting

  • Another F1 YouTuber
    Another F1 YouTuber 3 months ago +601

    You don’t know how long I’ve waited for this episode, I’m welsh and I’m glad my country got recognition.

    • Kymran Sabnis Thomas
      Kymran Sabnis Thomas 3 months ago +32

      He got our population wrong though, we are nearly 5% of the UK not 1.5%! I wonder where he got that number from haha

    • r
      r 3 months ago +3

      @Kymran Sabnis Thomas sources trust me bro

    • Pietro Jenkins
      Pietro Jenkins 3 months ago +3

      Wales = not a real country .

  • cutterchaz
    cutterchaz 15 days ago +1

    Another thing that people seem to not really remember about the UK is how influential we were to the modern day computer science industry.
    Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace created the world's first mechanical computer, Alan Turing was key in the cryptoanalysis of the Enigma machine in WW2 and Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web.

  • Joan of Bark
    Joan of Bark 2 months ago +4

    For a Brit, Jay speaks amazing English!

  • Tim Buckley
    Tim Buckley 3 months ago +42

    Despite the dodgy history, much love for the UK from Ireland 🇮🇪 🇬🇧

    • Paulie Walnuts
      Paulie Walnuts 3 months ago +5

      Much love plenty of your people over here they are all lovely

    • Tim Buckley
      Tim Buckley 3 months ago +2

      @Paulie Walnuts a lot of people in Ireland like to bad mouth the brits, I’ve met plenty on holidays and have family there, nice people.

    • Paulie Walnuts
      Paulie Walnuts 3 months ago +3

      @Tim Buckley likewise I have family I’ve there too!

    • Chris Lyne
      Chris Lyne 9 days ago

      I'm a frequest visitor to Ireland for work and absolutely love it there. Wonderful people, lovely hospitality and gorgeous countryside. The only exception was once in Dublin when I and my wife were there for a weekend visit. We wandered out of Temple Bar, just exploring and wanting to find a less tourist-y place for a drink. Found a quiet, non-descript pub and went in, ordered a couple of drinks and sat down. Within a couple of minutes, Come Out Ye Black and Tans started playing and I noticed a LOT of Irish flags everywhere. We drank up and left sharpish lol
      But that kind of silly nonsense aside, we are honestly sooo much more similar than we are different culturally. Love to Ireland from the UK!

  • OmniCausticInfidel
    OmniCausticInfidel 3 months ago +3

    the demogrpahics transition was the most smooth and effective transition and should be copied for every section transition from here on. Jay is a treat and Map men is such a good colab with geonow

  • Fudce
    Fudce 3 months ago +58

    A minor correction, Birmingham is actually the second largest city in the UK after London. Manchester itself is technically down in 7th. Only when you include the metropolitian conurbations does Greater Manchester become larger than the West Midlands, and even then it's very close, but if talking specifically "cities", then Birmingham is bigger.
    (I mean, if we're being truly pedantic, Birmingham is actually the biggest in the UK, since the City of London is tiny! It's the Greater London area that is the big thing)

    • Jambl Paints
      Jambl Paints 3 months ago

      THANK YOU!

    • A
      A 3 months ago

      Thank you!!

    • SkefsonGames
      SkefsonGames 3 months ago +1

      Yeah it's one of those where it's dependent on what criteria you choose to select before counting, not sure it ultimately matters but it's interesting for sure

    • Jamie
      Jamie 3 months ago +3

      Arbitrary administrative areas are a poor indicator of ‘city’ sizes. Nobody actually thinks that Manchester is only the 7th largest.

    • Fudce
      Fudce 3 months ago +2

      @Jamie then why use the arbitrary administrative region of Greater Manchester then? Its just an amalgamation of Manchester, with other smaller towns in the same region. The city of Salford is within Greater Manchester, but they don't always identify as mancs. In the same way that if you tried to call someone from Wolverhampton a brummie, you'd get a black eye. Manchester is of course a major city despite its size. But Birmingham is bigger.

  • henrytthorpe
    henrytthorpe 3 months ago +603

    This is so exiting, time to learn about my own country 😂🇬🇧

  • The Mediator
    The Mediator 3 months ago

    As usual, informative and fun episode. I love this channel. Jay was great. Handsome guy 😁
    But... why so silent? What happened to the background music? I've noticed its absence a few episodes back and I am missing it. Keith, shame on you for allowing that to happen.
    We are almost at the end of the alphabet. Can't wait for the rest of the countries.

  • Lauren Sneddon
    Lauren Sneddon 3 months ago +4

    It’s about time I’ve being waiting years for UK British one. Brilliant video lots of love from SCOTLAND

  • zaippiaz
    zaippiaz 21 day ago

    been waiting for this episode! so well done, thank you

    • zaippiaz
      zaippiaz 21 day ago

      so happy that you got Jay Foreman for this episode too

  • Count Hermaeus
    Count Hermaeus 3 months ago +1

    Lovely to see a really good and accurate video about my home 😊

  • MTG Teeto
    MTG Teeto 3 months ago +3

    Hearing americans trying to say “scouse, manc, geordie” made my day considerably better

  • Wackaz
    Wackaz 3 months ago +292

    Us Brits have been waiting a decade for this, and I couldn't be more grateful it is finally here 😂 Amazing that of all people, you brought Jay Foreman on 🙌

    • AllStuff
      AllStuff 2 months ago +5

      Imagine the peoole from Zimbabwe

  • Matsuna13
    Matsuna13 2 months ago

    Born and raised in the UK, I enjoyed this episode. Now you mentioned about the word, Chunnel, there’s a couple of US hosts travelling from London to Europe via train, someone said ‘Chunnel’, which the hosts doesn’t like that name, which I do agree.

  • Melody Kata
    Melody Kata 3 months ago +3

    Congratulations Hannah! we love you 💙💙💙

  • Stentbeefclench
    Stentbeefclench 3 months ago +8

    For the friendzone section might have been worth mentioning portugal, just for the whole "oldest alliance in world history" thing

  • The Indonesia Person
    The Indonesia Person 3 months ago +4

    He started in Afghanistan 1,623.5 days ago, thus based on my aptitude for math, he has currently visited 184 nations. that indicates that 1 country is released for the video every 27.058333333333 days, or 0.0166666666666 countries each day. There are 193 member nations of the UN, with 9 more to go. He will be finished in 14.307557077625 years if he continues to release at his current rate. Accordingly, the video will finish on May 3, 2024.