15 Things To Know About Being with an Englishman

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My English husband and I have been together for 5 years. He comes from a small island called Hayling Island. So here is a short blog about what I’ve experienced being married to a Englishman. I just want to confirm that I am aware that accents and habits differ all across England but this is what I’ve experienced being married to a Southern Englishman.

Without further ado, here are 15 Things To Know About Being with an Englishman.

1. Englishmen are charming

It’s like having a live conversation with James Bond and Mr. Darcy

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2. They say things differently and it’s a good thing because it expands your vocabulary

Here are some examples;

Knackered: feeling extremely tired.

Banter: to joke

Bloke: a man

Wanker: a jerk

Also you’ll learn to differentiate between American English and British English. For example; trousers vs pants, crisps vs chips, bangs vs fringe and so on…..

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3. Englishmen are shy and express their feelings in a simple way

Scenario #1

Me: THIS IS SOOOOOOOOO PRETTTYYYYYYY. CHECK THIS OUT

English Husband: Lovely

Scenario #2

Me: OMG! I really want this. I love the design and it has a lot of tribal detail. What do you think?

English Husband: I like it.

Scenario #3

*Music is playing and everyone dancing*

Me: OHHHHH I LOVEEEEE THIS SONG. LETS DANCE

English Husband: *walks away*

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4. Their fashion is spot on and they definitely know how to wear a suit

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5. After sometime you will start to pick up the English accent 

it’s pronounced TO-MAH-TO not TO-MAY-TO

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6. They really love a Sunday Roast

MAN! He loves a good Roast.

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7. Tea is the solution to every problem

“LETS PUT THE KETTLE ON”

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8. Because drinking Tea is scarred in the British culture, you will eventually master the art of making Tea.

BUT STILL if I invite a British person over, I get really stressed about making tea.

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9. Arguments will sound more dramatic because of his English Accent.

 

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10. Every time you introduce your partner/ husband to people, they will think you are introducing them to Prince William or Harry Potter

Scenario #1

Me: Hi Friend, this is my husband.

English Husband: Nice to meet you.

Friend: OH WOW! Have you been to Hogwarts? Say something in English.

English Husband: Hello?

Friend: *mimics a British accent* HELLOOO???? OMG! You sound just like Harry Potter.

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Scenario #2

Me: I’m just waiting for my husband, he will be here any moment

Stranger: Where is he from?

Me: England

Stranger: OHHHH IS HE A PRINCE?

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11. You will learn the rules of Rugby

When I first met my husband I kept talking about football and he was like “YEAAHH, I prefer Rugby”. 

I once got us tickets to Rugby 7’s in Dubai and he went on and on and on and on about it.

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12. Their comfort food is WEIRD

When my husband wants to snack on something, it’s just stuff I never knew existed.

Such as Minced Pies, Baked Beans on Toast, Marmite (YUCK), Covering Chips with Vinegar or Gravy and so on….

Here is a link to 26 British Food Quirks That Brits Don’t Realise Are Weird. 

But I have to admit, I like some of their quirky food.

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13. They will teach you the art of Dark Humour and Sarcasm 

and once you understand it, nothing is as funny as British Humour

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14. Their way of laughing is having a serious face and saying “that’s funny”

NAH they do laugh but not hysterically

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15. Every reason has to be LOGICAL

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So here were my 15 things and let me know what you’ve learned from your English partner.

 

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