The EU referendum is coming up; I’m feeling a little down because I’m truly undecided: I see pros and cons for in and out. I’ve been going back and forth on this. The top and bottom of it is, however, that I feel British, not European.
That got me thinking about what makes me British:
- The Queen (obviously)
- Peculiar Spellings (previous answer refers)
- Earl Grey Tea
- Big Ben
- Cadbury’s Chocolate
- The NHS
- Polite Silences
- Football (NOT ‘soccer’) (What kind of word is ‘soccer’ anyway? It’s just weird)
- Carry On Films
- Snow Panic (Three flakes? Shut down the country!)
- Fair Play
- Coronation Street (even if you don’t watch it, there’s nothing more British than busybody small business owners clustered together down the pub, gossiping)
- Stiff Upper Lips
None of these things help my decision, sadly – unless Europe wants to make this a republic, in which case I’m throwing the towel in and voting out. I’m a royalist through and through and I have the stamp collection to prove it.
Tell me, what do you immediately think of when you think of Britain and the British? Stereotypes welcome here.