Four Things Which Supposedly Define The British

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By Football Tripper
Last Updated: June 20, 2021

A brit abroad wearing socks and sandals

The British are infamous around the world for their well-developed sense of humour, their biting sarcasm and of course for their stiff upper lips.

In fact, Americans find it very difficult to know when a Brit is being serious and deep, or whether the conversation is a bit of harmless banter (Top bantz!).

According to recent research these are the four most synonymous things which defines the British…

1. Drinking Lots of Tea

A nice cup of the perfect tea in your favourite cup cannot be beaten. This might seem amusing around the world, but take our word for it; a nice cup of tea is no laughing matter. The research even went as far as to suggest Brits are increasingly enjoying their brew whilst playing games online via the computer!


A “classic” mug which can probably be found up and down offices across the United Kingdom!


2. Moaning about the weather

Perhaps the most amusing thing to witness is a Brit in deep discussion about the weather. ‘Lovely weather for ducks’ might sound charming but really it is code for the terrible down pouring of rain. What better way to spend a rainy night than playing games.


If one photo ever encapsulated “Keep Calm and Carry On” perfectly it would probably be this one.


3. An Obsession with Queuing

The British are so good at queuing that at Wimbledon (Not the Football Team!) they even issue a leaflet about queuing etiquette. Seriously. Why waste time queuing for nights out, and gambling that the bouncers will let you in when you can easily find adequate entertainment at home online?


Even our lawless “hooligans” respect the rules when it comes to queuing. When it comes to Crime, you can rely on the British criminals to put the orderly into disorderly.


4. Very Basic Cuisine

The French think very little of the British thanks to centuries old national rivalries, but the one thing they do find amusing is British food. In fact, they even have a food-based pet name for those over the pond; the roast-beef (pronounced, of course, with a healthy rumble from deep in the back of the throat). They think our cuisine is bland, boring, and uncultured!


Of course any decent article about Britain can’t fail to mention the man who famously declared a certain unmentionable back in the 1970s. I’m sure you can forgive us for mentioning Mr Fawlty once.


And that concludes the top four (five) British quirks according to research by Ladbrokes. Let us know in the comment section below if you agree or disagree with their findings…

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By Football Tripper
Last Updated: June 20, 2021