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(London Evening Standard)   The hilarious traits that make the Brits ...well British   (standard.co.uk) divider line
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2019-03-25 11:58:07 AM  
Talking about the weather? We do that here in America a lot.

Fish and chips? More prevalent to me with Lent and all.

Saying please and thank you? Jesus, America does that too but there are a few rude punks here and there.

I can go on and on but I want to go for a walk now....
 
2019-03-25 12:10:19 PM  
I never shout wahey when someone drops a drink, that's something morons do. Is it only British morons though?

Saying 'right'... definitely. Discourse markers ftw.

In fairness most of those traits are more likely to be true for older generations. I don't drink tea and I hardly ever eat roast dinners.
 
2019-03-25 12:48:23 PM  
Casual racism, chavs, and poor oral hygiene.
 
2019-03-25 12:50:12 PM  
Well, I moved from the UK to the US when I was 9, but I still solidly hit 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 26, 31, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, and 40

I also call into doubt the validity of #37

\I think perhaps this is more realistically "Things we wish it meant when we say we're British"
 
2019-03-25 12:51:01 PM  
What about head-on collisions with frenchmen in the Chunnel?
 
2019-03-25 12:51:07 PM  

kdawg7736: Talking about the weather? We do that here in America a lot.

Fish and chips? More prevalent to me with Lent and all.

Saying please and thank you? Jesus, America does that too but there are a few rude punks here and there.

I can go on and on but I want to go for a walk now....

"Moaning about the commute"
"Being proud of where you are from"
"Queueing"

Don't forget saying "aaaah" after a sip of a cold beer. It's called a sigh of contentment, and people do it all over the place.

Once again, stupid list is STUPID.
 
2019-03-25 12:52:28 PM  

Promo Sapien: Casual racism, chavs, and poor oral hygiene.


Nope, the website says that they're "supportive of immigration" and "tolerant". Oh, and "culturally aware".
 
2019-03-25 12:54:59 PM  
Susie's drinking noise
Youtube 2ImG1jVimdo
 
2019-03-25 01:37:31 PM  
Forming an orderly que of 1?
 
2019-03-25 01:54:37 PM  
I lived in Orlando near I-Drive.  You could pick out the Brit guys a mile away.
- Shaved/crew cut type haircut
- Sleeveless (wife beater style) soccer t-shirt
- 3-4 day of beard stubble
- short shorts
- weird shoes/sneakers
- Beet red sunburn arms, legs and face
 
2019-03-25 01:58:44 PM  

Atomic Jonb: Forming an orderly que of 1?


"I'm British, I know how to queue", The Hitchhiker
Youtube CTartgZ6n9Q
 
2019-03-25 02:05:13 PM  
29.       Never letting your emotions get the better of you
39.       Being open with your feelings and emotions

Huh? Don't get emotional but express your emotions? Every Brit I've known has told me that John Cleese's speech from A Fish Called Wandareally hit home.

Archie : Wanda, do you have any idea what it's like being English? Being so correct all the time, being so stifled by this dread of, of doing the wrong thing, of saying to someone "Are you married?" and hearing "My wife left me this morning," or saying, uh, "Do you have children?" and being told they all burned to death on Wednesday. You see, Wanda, we'll all terrified of embarrassment. That's why we're so... dead. Most of my friends are dead, you know, we have these piles of corpses to dinner. But you're alive, God bless you, and I want to be, I'm so fed up with all this. I want to make love with you, Wanda. I'm a good lover - at least, used to be, back in the early 14th century. Can we go to bed?
 
2019-03-25 02:43:41 PM  
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2019-03-25 03:30:37 PM  

Lady J: I never shout wahey when someone drops a drink, that's something morons do. Is it only British morons though?

Saying 'right'... definitely. Discourse markers ftw.

In fairness most of those traits are more likely to be true for older generations. I don't drink tea and I hardly ever eat roast dinners.


You mean you don't really walk around with a top hat and a monocle and say "pip pip cheerio" or "jolly good, old chap" and stuff like that?
 
2019-03-25 03:43:56 PM  
07 Right Ta 2003
Youtube RgGfluzXzmw
 
2019-03-25 03:49:39 PM  

Ant: Lady J: I never shout wahey when someone drops a drink, that's something morons do. Is it only British morons though?

Saying 'right'... definitely. Discourse markers ftw.

In fairness most of those traits are more likely to be true for older generations. I don't drink tea and I hardly ever eat roast dinners.

You mean you don't really walk around with a top hat and a monocle and say "pip pip cheerio" or "jolly good, old chap" and stuff like that?


No : (

We also don't put cloaks over puddles for ladies to walk on.
 
2019-03-25 06:11:45 PM  

Mikey1969: Promo Sapien: Casual racism, chavs, and poor oral hygiene.

Nope, the website says that they're "supportive of immigration" and "tolerant". Oh, and "culturally aware".


Brits are not least bit aware that they are the measure of all things, where everything as it is done in the UK is "sensible" and "proper."
 
2019-03-25 10:16:39 PM  
BBQing when the sun comes out..correct
BBQing the very next day because yesterday was so successful and just because it's raining that's not going to stop me. Check.
BBQing frozen pizza with an umbrella in the rain. Why lie..I did it and yes, I'm British.
 
2019-03-26 02:59:59 AM  

Ash1967: BBQing when the sun comes out..correct
BBQing the very next day because yesterday was so successful and just because it's raining that's not going to stop me. Check.
BBQing frozen pizza with an umbrella in the rain. Why lie..I did it and yes, I'm British.


Some friends and I did that with a salmon one Washington winter in  Bellingham. We got the fish from the Lummi reservation the day before and it was sunny. Of course it rained on barbecue day.
 
2019-03-26 03:08:02 AM  

Lady J: I never shout wahey when someone drops a drink, that's something morons do. Is it only British morons though?

Saying 'right'... definitely. Discourse markers ftw.

In fairness most of those traits are more likely to be true for older generations. I don't drink tea and I hardly ever eat roast dinners.


I rarely eat roast dinners and while I do drink tea I never dunk biscuits in it. The sludge at the bottom of the mug is revolting. I'd almost rather drink Lemsip.
 
2019-03-26 05:00:56 AM  

Mikey1969: Promo Sapien: Casual racism, chavs, and poor oral hygiene.

Nope, the website says that they're "supportive of immigration" and "tolerant". Oh, and "culturally aware".


Counterpoint: Brexit.
 
2019-03-26 02:50:16 PM  
Not swearing?
 
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