British expat is slammed for her ‘out of touch’ claims about Australians in controversial ‘culture shock’ video: ‘We’re not idiots’
- A British expat has confused Aussies online after sharing two culture shocks
- In an online clip, Jordana Grace acted two conversation she’d had with Aussies
- Jordana claimed Australians didn’t know what watermelons looked like in the UK
- She also said Aussies were confused by instant coffee likening it to ‘a jar of dirt’
- Many Australians in the comments were confused by the writer’s claims
- They said both watermelons and instant coffee are commonplace in Australia
A young British woman living in Australia has baffled hundreds after claiming Aussies who visit the UK don’t know what watermelons or instant coffee are.
In a video posted to her Instagram and TikTok pages, writer Jordana Grace re-enacted two conversations she has had with Australians about the two stock-standard items prompting a string of responses calling the skit ‘inaccurate’.
In the clip titled, ‘crazy little culture shocks that make me laugh’, the comedian mimics an Australian’s confusion over being offered a smaller than usual watermelon in the UK.
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Brit Jordana Grace (pictured) caused a stir online for sharing her ‘confusing’ culture shock after moving to Australia in a viral video posted to her popular Instagram page
In a video posted to her Instagram and TikTok pages, writer Jordana Grace, who goes by that British Girl online, claimed Australians didn’t know what a watermelon or instant coffee was
‘Aww thanks…what is it?,’ Jordana asked posing as an Australian in the re-enactment to which the Brit responded: ‘A watermelon’.
When the ‘Aussie’ asked what the fruit was again she replied: ‘Seriously, that’s what our watermelons look like’.
In the second skit, Jordana mimicked giving an Australian some instant coffee in the UK.
She claimed the Australian excitedly accepted the offer as they were ‘missing coffee’ but was then baffled thinking the instant drink was a ‘jar of dirt’.
Hundreds of Aussies in the comments were left scratching their heads over the Brit’s claims they don’t know what a watermelon or instant coffee looked like.
‘Honey what? This literally is a watermelon, as an Aussie I see no difference except for maybe size lol,’ one viewer replied.
‘We have watermelons and a lot of us have instant coffee in our household. I was so confused with this whole video,’ a second agreed.
‘I love instant coffee, this is weird this video, I was excited to see the culture shock and I was left confused because none of it was shocking to me,’ said a third.
However a lot of Jordana’s Australian followers admitted they were surprised by the size of watermelons in the UK.
‘Why the watermelon is the size of an orange???’ one asked.
‘I mean it looks like a watermelon but it looks like it would weigh a 1/4 of a watermelon, kids in Australia would eat that small thing in seconds,’ said another.
Jordana has become well-known on Instagram and social media for sharing her hilarious takes on British versus Australian culture
‘Had a British housemate in Melbourne who was so blown away by our fruit. He’d never seen a fresh passionfruit. He spent $30 on fruit and spent the next few hours on an odyssey of flavour,’ a third recalled.
Jordana has become well-known on Instagram and social media for sharing her hilarious takes on British versus Australian culture.
Previously she went viral for a video where she is baffled as she tries to understand Australia’s ‘complicated’ milk range.
‘Things they should tell you before coming to Australia… Like how to understand milk,’ Jordana said in a now-viral TikTok video, adding: ‘I honestly never thought milk would be complicated.’
Australian supermarkets also offer plant-based options, such as almond, rice and soy milk, along with long-life and flavoured milks.
Previously she went viral for a video where she is baffled as she tries to understand Australia’s ‘complicated’ milk range
In the UK Jordana explained there’s only three different types of milk to keep things simple.
‘We have a pretty simple colour coded system,’ she said.
‘Blue lid is full fat, green is semi-skimmed and red is skimmed milk – pretty easy, dabby dozy, lemon squeezy.
‘But then we come to Australia… How do I explain this? The blue milk is full fat. I know you’re thinking, ‘This is the same’.’
With a sarcastic laugh, she said ‘no’ – implying the two systems aren’t the same.
In the UK Jordana explained there’s only three different types of milk to keep things simple. ‘Blue lid is full fat, green is semi-skimmed and red is skimmed milk – pretty easy, dabby dozy, lemon squeezy,’ she said (pictured: UK milks)
Jordana explained how the bottles with the ‘dark blue lid’ contain full fat milk and bottles with the ‘light blue lid’ contain ‘light’ milk.
‘Pink milk is skim – not to be confused with Trim [low fat] red milk. Aren’t they the same?’ she said.
‘And then there’s a purple for lactose free which can also be green.’
But the range doesn’t end there – yellow lids signify reduced fat, which is different from light, skim and Trim.
‘Then you have grey, which is cold pressed… how do you press a cow?’ she added.
‘I don’t even know what the black ones are for. And then gold is homogenised.
‘Never been more confused in my life. I’m going to lie down now.’
Jordana said: ‘Never been more confused in my life. I’m going to lie down now’ (pictured: Australian milks)
The video has since been viewed a staggering 1.3million times and received more than tens of thousands of ‘likes’.
In the comments many Aussies suggested to simply ‘read the label’, while Jordana jokingly said that’s ‘too much effort’.
‘Never ever paid attention to the lid colours and always just read the label,’ one person wrote.
‘I’m an Aussie and have never noticed that there might be a colour code,’ another added.
A third wrote: ‘I cried today when my partner from Canada told me they get milk in bags. Not even goon bag kinda bags, just… just bags. Sealed bags.’
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