Big in Japan (and elsewhere)

You know how some British and Irish things are massive throughout the world? Like ‘The Beatles’ or ‘Adele’ or ‘soccer’ and ‘Enya’ and ‘U2’ and ‘Guinness’

But some very famous British and Irish things are not well known outside of Britain and Ireland. Such as ‘Sugababes’, ‘Bovril’. ‘Hurling’, ‘Chippies’ or ‘Bob Mortimer’.

In this thread we will do polls to decide if we think that British and Irish things are big outside of Britain and Ireland or not.

If you want to provide evidence either way, that’s fine, but this thread is more about speculation, based on hunches or noticing UK things when you’re been on holiday and that.

For example:

The band Steps

  • only big in UKIE
  • big everywhere

0 voters

Rod Stewart

  • only big in UKIE
  • big everywhere

0 voters

Crumpets

  • only big in UKIE
  • big everywhere

0 voters

just killing time before the football starts really

  • only big in UKIE
  • big everywhere

0 voters

Studio Ghibli

  • Only big in UKIE
  • Big everywhere

0 voters

Porridge

  • Only big in UKIE
  • Big everywhere

0 voters

that’s a corker

Vimto

  • Only big in UKIE
  • Big Everywhere

0 voters

going “wheeey!” when someone drops something

  • Only big in UKIE
  • Big everywhere

0 voters

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They love this at Greek weddings

it’s fun to drop things in the right company

Red trousers

  • Only big in UKIE
  • Big everywhere

0 voters

like Hellenic Petroleum

dunno what this is but it sounds dangerous

Posh schools teaching Latin to children

  • Only big in UKIE
  • Big everywhere

0 voters

old men whistling

  • Big Everywhere
  • Only Big In UKIE

0 voters

Porridge is a breakfast staple all over Asia

Vimto is pretty big in the gulf and comes in a different bottle

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oh yeaaaaah! when I was in Jordan my friend was banging on about me only having ‘new experiences’ and that I’m not to ‘eat a pizza or drink Coca Cola because if you do I’ll never forgive you’. So I tried new experiences the whole week but then on the last day I found some Vimto and pretended to her that it was some crazy local drink and we both drank it and she’s a French Canadian and the idiot believed it. .

Vimto is well nice

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Vimto is weird but I enjoyed your story