The phrase ‘British patriotism’ isn’t a terribly common one. Even less common is a deep sense of pride and passion in a hearty defence of the United Kingdom’s power sockets. Notwithstanding the tongue-in-cheek intro, the video proceeds to provide a fascinating and illuminating in-depth praising of the relative virtues of British power plugs from a safety point of view versus the systems and setups of nations further afield.

While distinct and being far from trivial or incidental, the features outlined (such as the three pronged power plug providing a safety mechanism that doesn’t feature within the North American setup) offer a really great insight into the electrical workings of the United Kingdom, as well as showing us folks in the New World that we can indeed still take lessons from the Old World when it comes to the advancement of technology and improvement of our hardware.