Here are some things that British people do best. Things British People Do Best

  • Make tea
  • Maintaining our dignity in the face of adversity
  • Winning wars
  • Inventing sports though not necessarily being good at playing them afterwards.
  • Pomp and ceremony the Americans are soooo jealous of this – yes you are don’t deny it
  • Sarcasm
  • Humour
  • Dry wit
  • Understatement
  • Queuing for shit
  • Complaining about shit
  • Inventing stuff
  • Building sandcastles
  • Building empires
  • Telling history how it happened and not how Hollywood would have preferred it to happen
  • Oh and on that note actually having some history

 

  •  Gardening
  • Anything involving design (when we bother to use the designers)
  • Ceremony
  • Beer and whisky (making booze with grain)
  • Building functional communities (believe it or not)
  • Sandwiches
  • Bridge (the card game)
  • Crosswords
  • Croquet
  • Curling (the sport)
  • Darts
  • Snooker
  • Rowing
  • Shooting
  • Sailing
  • Satire
  • Tweed
  • Tailoring
  • Shotguns
  • Cooking things that involve suet
  • War
  • Humour in our darkest hour
  • Ability to carry on regardless
  • Not talking ourselves too seriously
  • The NHS – universal free healthcare for everyone
  • Our need to support the under dog / stop bullies
  • Sense of fair play
  • Our need to stay English – once had to stop for tea at 4pm in a war zone :-)
  • Our diversity
  • Staying with a problem until its solved
  • Our history
  • Regional accents – they confuse the hell out of the rest of the world :-)
  • Obsession with a class system, accents and public schools
  • Village fetes
  • Country pubs
  • Our food, the British national dish is Chicken Tikka Masala… our sense of irony
  • A full English breakfast – it even has its own facebook page!
  • Bacon sandwiches – the single biggest reason why most vegetarians lapse!!
  • Our ability to go on and fall off the wagon (i.e. stopping and starting drinking!)
  • The Royal family
  • Beer
  • Engineering, science, art and literature
  • Our need to tell it like it is
  • Having a pint
  • Complaining about the youth of today and how we never did that as kids :-)
  • Obsession with decades 60s, 70s, etc.
  • Music
  • Adopting traditions from other countries and making them our own – the craic for instance
  • Creating an excuse for a drink / party
  • Taking the mickey
  • Ability to quickly become a community when we need to
  • Did I say our humour?