What is British Culture?

Old Aug 1st 2007, 12:33 pm
  #16  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 15,455
Sally is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: What is British Culture?

I think it was Jack Dee who said being English meant someone could say "It's St. George's Day today" and you just say, "Oh, right."

Part of it for me is feeling comfortable without having to wrap myself in a flag
Sally is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2007, 1:49 pm
  #17  
A lion in your lap
 
elfman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Sparta NJ
Posts: 7,605
elfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by surly
What they have to say

They don't seem to know do you
well what do you mean by culture? Do you mean fine art, literature, theatre and so on (no shortage of that) or stuff that is uniquely British?
elfman is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2007, 1:49 pm
  #18  
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: unknown
Posts: 1,509
Haggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by surly
I don't think the others have read the link.
Most of my friends here are Scots, they are a lot more fun than the English.
If your idea of fun involves sectarian violence, whisky swilling, skirt wearing red faced odiferous men and foul tasting food.
Haggerwood is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2007, 1:56 pm
  #19  
who turned out the light?
 
Irn-bru's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: WA
Posts: 7,997
Irn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by haggerwood
If your idea of fun involves sectarian violence, whisky swilling, skirt wearing red faced odiferous men and foul tasting food.
hiya sweetie
Irn-bru is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2007, 2:00 pm
  #20  
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: unknown
Posts: 1,509
Haggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond reputeHaggerwood has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by Irn-bru
hiya sweetie
Hello Irnbru. I've been expecting you.
Attached Thumbnails What is British Culture?-benry.jpg  
Haggerwood is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2007, 2:10 pm
  #21  
who turned out the light?
 
Irn-bru's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: WA
Posts: 7,997
Irn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond reputeIrn-bru has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by haggerwood
Hello Irnbru. I've been expecting you.


You know how to creep me out, don't you
Irn-bru is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2007, 2:47 pm
  #22  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,583
surly has a reputation beyond reputesurly has a reputation beyond reputesurly has a reputation beyond reputesurly has a reputation beyond reputesurly has a reputation beyond reputesurly has a reputation beyond reputesurly has a reputation beyond reputesurly has a reputation beyond reputesurly has a reputation beyond reputesurly has a reputation beyond reputesurly has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by haggerwood
If your idea of fun involves sectarian violence, whisky swilling, skirt wearing red faced odiferous men and foul tasting food.
Whisky swilling for sure, not taking themselves to seriously, and recognizing pompous English twits for what they are.
surly is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2007, 3:04 pm
  #23  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
britvic's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Location: Mother Land.
Posts: 14,858
britvic has a reputation beyond reputebritvic has a reputation beyond reputebritvic has a reputation beyond reputebritvic has a reputation beyond reputebritvic has a reputation beyond reputebritvic has a reputation beyond reputebritvic has a reputation beyond reputebritvic has a reputation beyond reputebritvic has a reputation beyond reputebritvic has a reputation beyond reputebritvic has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by surly
Whisky swilling for sure, not taking themselves to seriously, and recognizing pompous English twits for what they are.
Hmmm remind me again where you come from.
britvic is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2007, 9:56 pm
  #24  
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,669
Redlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really nice
Default Re: What is British Culture?

All they talk about is the weather.
Redlippie is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2007, 11:21 pm
  #25  
Septic Sprout
 
tonrob's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 7,994
tonrob has a reputation beyond reputetonrob has a reputation beyond reputetonrob has a reputation beyond reputetonrob has a reputation beyond reputetonrob has a reputation beyond reputetonrob has a reputation beyond reputetonrob has a reputation beyond reputetonrob has a reputation beyond reputetonrob has a reputation beyond reputetonrob has a reputation beyond reputetonrob has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Finding farting funny!
tonrob is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2007, 11:32 pm
  #26  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 22,220
Rushman is just really niceRushman is just really niceRushman is just really niceRushman is just really niceRushman is just really niceRushman is just really niceRushman is just really niceRushman is just really niceRushman is just really nice
Default Re: What is British Culture?

British Culture.

The ability to laugh at yourself and your own petty misfortunes. The ability to take alcohol without frequently being considered an alcoholic. To be able to find humour in the most diverse circumstances. To be tolerant of others.....up to a certain point and then handing out a swift and effective rebuke. To be brutally honest instead of dilly dallying over telling someone they are an arsehole.

To have a (justifiable) sense of superiority over others.
Rushman is offline  
Old Aug 2nd 2007, 12:04 am
  #27  
A lion in your lap
 
elfman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Sparta NJ
Posts: 7,605
elfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by surly
Whisky swilling for sure, not taking themselves to seriously, and recognizing pompous English twits for what they are.
do they also recognise pompous Scottish twits for what they are?
elfman is offline  
Old Aug 2nd 2007, 12:13 am
  #28  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 15,019
TruBrit is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by elfman
do they also recognise pompous Scottish twits for what they are?
TruBrit is offline  
Old Aug 2nd 2007, 12:15 am
  #29  
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,669
Redlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really niceRedlippie is just really nice
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by Rushman
British Culture.

The ability to laugh at yourself and your own petty misfortunes. The ability to take alcohol without frequently being considered an alcoholic. To be able to find humour in the most diverse circumstances. To be tolerant of others.....up to a certain point and then handing out a swift and effective rebuke. To be brutally honest instead of dilly dallying over telling someone they are an arsehole.

To have a (justifiable) sense of superiority over others.

That should read. The ability to frequently take alcohol without being considered an alcoholic.

Bloody whinging poms......
Redlippie is offline  
Old Aug 2nd 2007, 12:17 am
  #30  
Unmitigated Gall
 
another bloody yank's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: it's still too dark to tell
Posts: 16,162
another bloody yank has a reputation beyond reputeanother bloody yank has a reputation beyond reputeanother bloody yank has a reputation beyond reputeanother bloody yank has a reputation beyond reputeanother bloody yank has a reputation beyond reputeanother bloody yank has a reputation beyond reputeanother bloody yank has a reputation beyond reputeanother bloody yank has a reputation beyond reputeanother bloody yank has a reputation beyond reputeanother bloody yank has a reputation beyond reputeanother bloody yank has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: What is British Culture?

Originally Posted by Redlippie
That should read. The ability to frequently take alcohol without being considered an alcoholic.
You'll have to excuse him, he was drunk...
another bloody yank is offline  

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.