What Makes Us British


OnePoll.com, A global research company conducted a study of 5,000 adults, listing the 50 top characteristics that make us quintessentially British. British TV Shows you might say but believe me that doesn’t even climb on the list as you expected, Fawlty Towers and Only Fools and The Horses should be making you proud to be British.

Moaning about the weather was one of the most British thing they found in their study accompanying sarcasm, watching soaps and getting drunk also featured highly on the list. Going to pubs should be on top of the list but this is not about my opinion.

There is a long list of negative characteristics, such as moaning, curtain-twitching,  enjoying others’ misfortune and looking uncomfortable on the dance floor, there was also a healthy dose of positive traits that make us proud of being British.

Brits are also good at hunting out bargains better then their American counterparts, Brits have a clever sense of humor, keep their homes tidy, love a good ramble in the countryside and of course going to the beaches, Brits are not into BBQing habit like most Americans mostly because of the grey weather of the Britain.

Additionally, you can have a quiz here at Ladbrokes and check your score of how British you really are.

Scroll down to see the whole list of being British. You can agree with the list or disagree, at the end this is about being British.

1. Talking about the weather

2. Great at queueing

3. Sarcasm

4. Watching soaps

5. Getting drunk

6. A love of bargains

7. A love of curtain twitching

8. Stiff upper lip

9. Love of all television

10. Moaning

11. Obsession with class

12. Gossiping with neighbours over the garden fence

13. Obsession with the traffic

14. Enjoying others’ misfortune

15. Inability to complain

16. Love of cheap foreign holidays

17. Working long hours

18. A cup of tea to ease worries

19. Eating meat and two veg

20. Looking uncomfortable on the dance floor

21. Feeling uncomfortable when people talk about their emotions

22. Clever sense of humour

23. Obsession with property values

24. Political correctness

25. Road rage (Well, That is driving)

What Makes Us British

26. Being unhappy with our weight

27. Wanting a good tan

28. Being proud of where we live

29. Not saying what we mean

30. The ability to laugh at ourselves

31. Washing the car on a Sunday

32. Taking the mickey out of others

33. Asking people about their journey

34. Inability to avoid commenting on how other people bring up their children

35. Jealousy of success

36. Being overly polite

37. Texting instead of calling

38. Inability to express our emotions

39. Obsession with the Royals

40. Fondness for mowing the lawn

41. Rambling in the countryside

42. A love of all things deep fried

43. Emulating celebrity lifestyles

44. Leaving things to the last minute

45. Irony

46. Keeping our homes tidy

47. Take decisions and accept the consequences

48. Achieving against all odds

49. Wanting our sportsmen / teams to fail

50. DIY on a bank holiday

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