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What does it mean to be British?

View Poll Results: Do we agree with the Telegraph's definition of Britishness?
British people's right to say what they think
6
31.58%
Defiance of Nazi Germany in 1940
4
21.05%
British people's sense of fair play
7
36.84%
Britain's landscape
9
47.37%
Achievements of Britain's scientists and engineers
5
26.32%
British justice
3
15.79%
Parlimentary democracy
5
26.32%
People's politeness and consideration to each other
6
31.58%
The Royal Navy
1
5.26%
Having a strong economy
3
15.79%
Tolerance of other people's ideas
3
15.79%
Not been invaded since 1066
3
15.79%
Britain's stocism - ability to "take it"
7
36.84%
The monarchy
4
21.05%
Other, please state
4
21.05%
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What does it mean to be British?

Old Jul 27th 2005, 2:33 am
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In tribute to the Daily Telegraph's Britishness poll, but with only 15 options, do we agree?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...ixnewstop.html
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Aye.

Originally Posted by renth
In tribute to the Daily Telegraph's Britishness poll, but with only 15 options, do we agree?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...ixnewstop.html
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Old Jul 27th 2005, 2:39 am
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Aye.
wierd, you replied before I completed my poll questions? a bug in the system??
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I did an "other":

The BBC and arts/music scene.
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Old Jul 27th 2005, 2:45 am
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The thread always appears before the poll - it posts whilst you write up the choices. I just forgot and started my reply before you were ready - sorry.

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wierd, you replied before I completed my poll questions? a bug in the system??
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Others

"Winning the Falklands war"
"inventing soccer hooliganism"
"persecution of the Irish"
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I missed the other(s):

Two faced Journalism...
Sporting teams/personality's - and the pressure we put them under (probably media linked again, I guess)
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I agree with pretty much all of the above.
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Originally Posted by renth
In tribute to the Daily Telegraph's Britishness poll, but with only 15 options, do we agree?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...ixnewstop.html
I ticked other lol

as I don't know how anyone can sum up 59 individual million people under what it means to be British banner, and three ( under Britain and not UK), with different cultures. landscapes, histories etc etc .

always Welsh first.
I'm a Welsh republican, British second. As for Royals bomb 'em, they are not true British , bunch of scrounging mongrels

I should have ticked this one though lol "British people's right to say what they think "

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I'm with Pete.......all of the above.

Originally Posted by PeteY
I agree with pretty much all of the above.
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What about...
  • Keeping a stiff upper lip
  • Enjoying a pint of warm beer
  • Eating your fish and chips from a newspaper
  • MOTing your Mini
  • Having weather to moan about
  • Lying back and thinking of England
  • Buying a special license to own and watch a TV
  • Knowing that John Kettley is a weatherman, a weatherman, a weatherman
  • And so is Michael Fish
  • Singing along to Postman Pat
  • Having "a nice cup of tea" to solve all of life's little worries

... to name a few more.
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Old Jul 27th 2005, 5:21 am
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Did someone mention cup of tea? Would you like a cup of tea, Chris? Ah, go on! Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON!

Originally Posted by JulesandChris
What about...
  • Having "a nice cup of tea" to solve all of life's little worries

... to name a few more.
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Originally Posted by Geordie George
Did someone mention cup of tea? Would you like a cup of tea, Chris? Ah, go on! Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON!
i LOVE that bit in Father Ted, which went as follows

Mrs Doyle > Would like a cake Father?

Father Ted > No thankyou Mrs Doyle.

Mrs Doyle > Ohh go on! They have cocaine in them.

Father Ted > COCAINE?!?!

Mrs Doyle > Ahh no.... I meant raisens.


Maybe you had to be there watching it....but i am sitting here giggling as i type
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Originally Posted by Geordie George
Did someone mention cup of tea? Would you like a cup of tea, Chris? Ah, go on! Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON!
'****!', 'Arse!', 'Knickers!'
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Originally Posted by JulesandChris
'****!', 'Arse!', 'Knickers!'
What do you say to a cup Father Jack?

" **** OFF CUP!"

HAahahaha. I love that program.
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