Top 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Britain


We are all aware that each country has its own stereotypes, yet Britain’s stereotypes appear to be very well-known for some reason, almost to the point where people confuse them with actual facts. Combine them with a poor understanding of Britain’s politics and you have yourself an unreasonable image of one of the most influential states in history.

True, not everybody judges Britain by its stereotypes but a surprisingly large percentage of people do. To clear out some of these misunderstandings, we thought it would be wise to put together a list of the ten most common misconceptions about Britain that people around the world have.

8British People Have Bad Teeth

Comedy has had a huge role in propagating this vicious misconception about Britain. So, even though there are people with crooked or bad teeth in Britain, they are the exception, not the rule. Most people in Britain have normal healthy teeth, just like anywhere else in the world. As a matter of fact, British citizens have some of the healthiest teeth on the planet according to recent studies, with first world countries like Sweden, Norway, and Belgium lagging behind.