While the London terror attack was indeed violent and brutal, killing seven people and injuring 48 more, according to the British, the U.S. media posted overly dramatic headlines when reporting the story. One specifically, from the New York Times, announced in glaringly big letters that the U.K. was “reeling” from the attacks and that Britain was “under siege.” Feeling miffed, the British took to #Twitter to tell the U.S. exactly what does make them reel, and it’s not terrorism.

Don’t ‘reel’ – keep calm and carry on tweeting

As noted by British-born comedian, John Oliver on “Last Week Tonight,” the British are a bit tougher than that (stiff upper lip and all) and while people are mourning, they certainly aren’t “reeling,” and are definitely not “under siege.”

Oliver went on to point out the man who was captured in a now-viral photo, calmly evacuating from a pub with a pint glass of beer in his hand.

Advertisements
Advertisements

He also mentioned a man who witnessed the #Terror Attack as it happened, while dining out on Saturday night. That man went back to the restaurant the next morning to pay his bill and generously tip the serving staff.

When interviewed by a reporter at the restaurant, he said the British are not going to “let these people win,” going on to say if what he was out and about doing on a Saturday night offends the terrorists, he will do it more, saying that attitude is what “makes London great.”

Things that do leave Britain reeling

Probably the best response to the over-exaggerated U.S. headlines was the brand new hashtag, #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling that was trending on Sunday.

Advertisements

The following gives an idea of what does “peeve” the people and are some of the best examples of the thousands of messages sent.

One Twitter user perfectly captioned the viral photo of the man evacuating with his beer.

As noted by the Metro, social awkwardness always makes the British feel uncomfortable, as with this Twitter user

One thing the British really hate is people who jump the queue, aptly pictured by this user:

When grocery stores change the layout, totally confusing regular customers, they are definitely left "reeling" in the aisles.

The controversy between the use of U.S.

Advertisements

English and its original source always peeves the British.

Horror of horrors, how can a person eat a Kit Kat that way?

This Twitter user showed the true reaction to the London and Manchester terror attacks by posting an image of the One Love Manchester benefit concert, attended by some 50,000 British people.

Another horrifying fact that upsets the British relates to their favorite chocolates, Quality Street, and the ever-decreasing size of their packaging.

These last images from World War II probably say it all:

#Britain reeling