Tomato or Tomahto?
Antoni and Tan joked that the pronunciation of the “tomato” reigns supreme and whether the beloved summer fruit is indeed a vegetable. “Too long tomahtoes have been misunderstood,” jokes Antoni, where Tan chimes in “It’s tomato!”
Americans certainly know how to party—because baby showers, wedding parties, and even engagement rings are always bigger in the U.S. than A. “It’s a much more whimsical baby shower than I’ve ever seen before,” Tan comments. “American. Am I right? Antoni said.
Squirrel or Sqwhirl
The guys absolutely roasted Tan for the way the Brits pronounce “squirrel” but Tan definitely defended himself by clarifying that ” sqwhirl is a noise, the squirrel is a word!
Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship
Jonathan challenged Tan to a “men’s rhythmic gymnastics championship,” otherwise known as the “hula hoop” face-off. Tan won, of course, effortlessly swirling two hula hoops around his torn waist, while JVN could barely keep a hoop above the hips. Nice attempt, but one for the British.
Love of carbohydrates
In the United States, there is a fitness narrative that “carbohydrates are bad,” but in the U.K., they are a sacred part of a moreish diet — especially potatoes. “I love carbs,” says Tan. “America, embrace carbs!”
A very foreign idea to the British, Tan asked the team to clarify the Americans’ love for the “band camp”. “Isn’t the drilling team the same as the band camp?” Tan asks. “No,” Bobby replies, “It’s kind of like a dance team.”
American schools vs. English schools
Tan was surprised by the enrollment of high-school students in American schools. “American schools don’t look like English schools,” Tan says. “This school has 2000 students, my school had 200 students. It’s full on high school musical!
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