Aussies confused by expat Jordana Grace’s claim they don’t know what Mr Whippy or ‘half five’ mean

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A British expat living in Brisbane has confused her Australian fans online after sharing two ‘culture shocks’ that are ‘vastly inaccurate’.

Jordana Grace posted a now-viral clip to TikTok claiming she was surprised to learn Australian’s didn’t know what she meant by ‘half five’ when telling the time and ‘Mr Whippy’ after asking what ice cream she would like. 

Hundreds took to the comments to confirm many Australians were familiar with the British format of telling the time and what Mr Whippy was.   

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UK expat Jordana Grace (pictured) received backlash online after posting a clip to TikTok claiming Australian’s didn’t know what ‘half five’ meant when telling the time and what a ‘Mr Whippy’ was

Re-enacting a conversation she supposedly had with an Australian, Jordana asked a British person what type of ice cream they would like

'Yes please, I'll have a Mr Whippy,' she replied to which the 'Aussie' looked perplexed and asked: 'What?'

Re-enacting a conversation she supposedly had with an Australian, Jordana asked a British person what type of ice cream they would like

Re-enacting a conversation she supposedly had with an Australian, Jordana asked a British person what type of ice cream they would like. 

‘Yes please, I’ll have a Mr Whippy,’ she replied to which the ‘Aussie’ looked perplexed and asked: ‘What?’. 

The Australian looked confused when she repeated herself and asked what they were wanting. 

‘You know a classic Golden Gaytime… ‘Mr whippy’, you guys are weird,’ they responded. 

In a second skit, Jordana mimics another conversation in which an Australian asked for the time and was confused when she answered ‘Half five’. 

‘Five thirty,’ she reiterated and the Aussie laughed, ‘Oh right! I thought you were saying high five! You British are weird’. 

In a second skit, Jordana mimics another conversation in which an Australian asked for the time and was confused when she answered 'Half five'

'Five thirty,' she reiterated and the Aussie laughed, 'Oh right! I thought you were saying high five! You British are weird'

In a second skit, Jordana mimics another conversation in which an Australian asked for the time and was confused when she answered ‘Half five’

Jordana’s video racked up more than 34,900 views and attracted a barrage of baffled comments from many of her 237,200 fans with many viewers from down under saying most know what Mr Whippy and ‘half five’ means. 

‘Um what Aussie did you talk to that doesn’t know Mr whippy???,’ one asked and a second said: ‘You’re kidding right!? We were raised on Mr whippy’.  

‘I don’t know which Australians you have met but we have Mr Whippy and say half 5 all the time,’ responded a third. 

‘I’ve heard some Aussies say ‘its 40 to 5’ instead of ‘twenty to 5′,’ laughed a fourth.

This isn't the first time Jordana has confused her Aussie followers with some bizarre observations

This isn’t the first time Jordana has confused her Aussie followers with some bizarre observations 

‘I don’t know any Aussies who wouldn’t understand ‘half five’, though we would usually say ‘half past five.’,’ said another while someone joked: ‘We usually say half past 5, or ‘harp ast five’. 

However not all were familiar with the nostalgic sweet treat and others pointed out Mr Whippy was the name of the van rather than the  ice cream itself. 

‘I’m Aussie and never heard of it till today,’ one admitted. 

‘Mr whippy still exists but it’s the ice cream van. The ice cream is a soft serve,’ another said. 

After seeing the backlash from viewers, Jordana asked how she ‘got this so wrong’ in the comments. 

‘You’ve been misled by your friends that live under a rock and don’t know who Mr whippy is,’ someone replied. 

In the clip titled, 'crazy little culture shocks that make me laugh', the comedian mimics an Australian's confusion over being offered a smaller than usual watermelon in the UK

In the clip titled, ‘crazy little culture shocks that make me laugh’, the comedian mimics an Australian’s confusion over being offered a smaller than usual watermelon in the UK 

This isn’t the first time Jordana has confused her Aussie followers with some bizarre observations.   

Previously she had fans scratching their heads after claiming Aussies who visit the UK don’t know what watermelon or instant coffee is.

In a video posted to her Instagram and TikTok pages, Jordana re-enacted two conversations she has had with Australians about the two stock-standard items prompting a string of responses calling the skit ‘inaccurate’. 

In the clip titled, ‘crazy little culture shocks that make me laugh’, the comedian mimics an Australian’s confusion over being offered a smaller than usual watermelon in the UK. 

In a second skit, Jordana said An Australian didn't know what instant coffee was and likened it to 'a jar of dirt'

In a second skit, Jordana said An Australian didn’t know what instant coffee was and likened it to ‘a jar of dirt’

‘Aww thanks…what is it?,’ Jordana asked posing as an Australian in the re-enactment to which the Brit responded: ‘A watermelon’.

When the ‘Aussie’ asked what the fruit was again she replied: ‘Seriously, that’s what our watermelons look like’.  

In the second skit, Jordana mimicked giving an Australian some instant coffee in the UK.

She claimed the Australian excitedly accepted the offer as they were ‘missing coffee’ but was then baffled thinking the instant drink was a ‘jar of dirt’.

Hundreds of Aussies in the comments were left scratching their heads over the Brit’s claims they don’t know what a watermelon or instant coffee looked like. 

‘Honey what? This literally is a watermelon, as an Aussie I see no difference except for maybe size lol,’ one viewer replied. 

Jordana has become well-known on Instagram and social media for sharing her hilarious takes on British versus Australian culture

Jordana has become well-known on Instagram and social media for sharing her hilarious takes on British versus Australian culture 

‘We have watermelons and a lot of us have instant coffee in our household. I was so confused with this whole video,’ a second agreed. 

‘I love instant coffee, this is weird this video, I was excited to see the culture shock and I was left confused because none of it was shocking to me,’ said a third. 

However a lot of Jordana’s Australian followers admitted they were surprised by the size of watermelons in the UK. 

‘Why the watermelon is the size of an orange???’ one asked. 

‘I mean it looks like a watermelon but it looks like it would weigh a 1/4 of a watermelon, kids in Australia would eat that small thing in seconds,’ said another. 

‘Had a British housemate in Melbourne who was so blown away by our fruit. He’d never seen a fresh passionfruit. He spent $30 on fruit and spent the next few hours on an odyssey of flavour,’ a third recalled. 

Jordana has become well-known on Instagram and social media for sharing her hilarious takes on British versus Australian culture. 

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