What is British Culture?

Old Aug 2nd 2007, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by surly
Whisky swilling for sure, not taking themselves to seriously, and recognizing pompous English twits for what they are.
you certainly didn't attend any charm schools ....
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Originally Posted by Rushman
British Culture.

To have a (justifiable) sense of superiority over others.
exactly
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Originally Posted by Irn-bru
Scots are a bit mouthy there aren't they!

British culture is different to England and Scottish, etc culture which is a bit easier to pin down.

Haven't seen anyone trying so far on this thread, more about how British feels like home.
Its a hard one to do don't think I could attempt it!
The Scots did more than OK out of the Union.
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Old Aug 2nd 2007, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by surly
Most of my friends here are Scots, they are a lot more fun than the English.
most definately

Originally Posted by haggerwood
If your idea of fun involves sectarian violence, whisky swilling, skirt wearing red faced odiferous men and foul tasting food.
foul, foul???
black pudding supper with everything on it is supposed to taste like that
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Originally Posted by Redlippie
All they talk about is the weather.
I thought so too...but the Americans have talking about the weather in the bag...
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typically British things, good and bad............




Sooty.
Bill and Ben and the Flowerpot Men
Marmite
skiffle music
That Morcambe and Wise segment in which Angela Rippon shows off her legs by dancing
Gracie Fields singing 'Sally'
Dixon of Dock Green
HP Sauce
salt cellers with a single large hole
making sandwiches with bread you've sliced yourself
really milky tea
allotments
steam trains
toast made under a gas grill
unheated bedrooms and bathrooms
seaside rock
erecting windbreaks on a beach
The Big Issue.
Scrunchings.
Jasper Carrot.
Lilly Savage.
Noel Bloody Edmonds
Magic roundabout
The Archers.
Big Ben
Church bells on Sunday mornings.
Maypole dancing.
The coconutters
Kali and spanish
Basil Brush
Roland Rat
Heinz toast toppers
pot noodles
Postman Pat (and Jesse of course)
Mums slapping children in the precinct
A football ruck
Singing at football games
Drinking snowballs
Irish paramilitary groups
One lane roads with hedgerows
Hedgehogs
Bonfire Night
PG Tip monkeys
Conkers
skiving
Playing football in games class on a cold February morning.
Chavs, Neds, Charvers and Chatham Slappers.
Sombreros and big stuffed bulls from your holiday in Majorca
And the Christmas special tv where naff dee-jays go around to hospitals on Christmas morning Homemade draught stoppers next to all doors.
Toasting bread on a long toasting fork on the fire in the living room.
Outside lavs!
Calling the school crossing lady The Lollipop Lady
Muffin the Mule
Listen with Mother on the radio
Mrs Dales Diary
Bottles of brightly coloured Corona (fizzy drink)
Eating Sardines on Toast
Cricket
football
It ain't half hot mum
Its the Knockout
Dads Army
Carry On Films
Alfe Garnet
question of sport
Pubs closing just as you are getting * happy *
Decent f **king beer when they are open .
Dart leagues in every neighborhood pub .
Petticoat lane .
Porbello road .
sunday scandal papers with NUDES .
Monty python.
sunday night at the london paladium.
Bruce forsyth.
Norman Wisdom.
Tommy Cooper.
Bob monkhouse .
Benny hill.
Stepton and son.
Dusty Springfield .
Cilla Black. .
tom jones .
rod stewart .
joe cocker .
elton john .
david bowie .
humphey littleton.
chris barber
monty sunshine .
Derek and Clive.
Driving on the *correct * side of the road .
Jazz in boozers on sunday lunchtime .
Parking in small spaces and not taking up two cus your vehicle is oversized /of you are and cant get out of the door if you dont .
Not Eating all food with fingers .
The beeb .
Tennis at wimbledon
Footy on every where most sats during the year .
Not thinking that the *world series * only means the country its played in
Not HAVING to be good at a sport to be considered *succesfull *
Using the C... word more often then the the motherf**K** word .
Not naming your kids junior or the 1st .2nd, thrd etc.
Clean subway (underground) system .
Egg cups for your ]hard boiled eggs .
sardines on toast .
yorkshire pudding .
jam tart and custard .
bubble and sqeak.
pubs ploughmens lunch
The * carry on films *
covent garden .
The more then one live theatre in each large town .
Rugby
Roy Chubby Brown
Football not soccer
match of the day
quesiton of sport
no commercials on tv
having something on tv to watch
a good piss up
guinness - not out of can
slices of bacon on the turkey for christmas
christmas decorations in the house
no poncy christmas village scenes
sandwiches with one slice of meat
sandwich with just cheese
heritage
tradition
whining
taking the piss
lemonade being fizzy
singing at football games
Wellie boots
rain bonnets
hairnets
izel loo paper (awful stuff)
ice cream cornets
anoraks
poppy day
L plates
ladybird books
a 'dirty weekend'
cockney slang
rag and bone man
christmas crackers
dettol
gas fires
oxtail soup
net curtains
tea cosies
an entire grocery store aisle devoted to sweets and chocolate
and... remember during the 60's those pale blue colored 'bubble' cars that were made for the disabled....well those:
Bubble cars!
Butlins
Having been to another country
Being a slow coach
Mr Blobby
081 811 8181
Button Moon
Maypole dancing
Shell suits
Ferry across the Mersey
Maths
A glove on each end of a long piece of wool/string/ribbon threaded through the arms of your coat.
Swap Shop on a Saturday morning.
High Street shopping involving a great deal of walking, not driving to each shop.
Late night shopping hours in the run-up to Christmas.
Boots the Chemist.
Pub Quizzes in which you have a decent shot at getting the answers right.
Pub crawls on Christmas and New Year's Eve's
First footing.
"Mind The Gap!"
Nicking a chip.
Raleigh Choppers.
Sausage rolls. (Made some today!)
Blue Peter.
Magpie.
Male strippers on your hen night. (Or indeed, any other night!)
Morecambe and Wise Christmas Shows. (Esp. the one with Andre Previn - "Andrew Preview")
Bonfire Night.
Half Term.
The motorway caff for a brew at midnight for the hell of it!
Sausage butties.
Clever adverts on the telly.
The Beano
Steak and Kidney Pudding
Adverts for Spitfire beer
Haggis
The Ashes
The Welsh
Dandelion and Burdock
Cliff Richard
Parafin heaters
Blackberry picking
Cobbled lanes
Proper chips
Condensed milk sandwiches
Going to the market on Sundays
Donkey rides at the beach
Tonging your hair
Bathing instead of having a shower
Viz
Fiesta, Razzle and Knave
Prisoner Cell Block H
Mini Coopers
Ford Capris (calling them a Mercury Capri is just plain wrong)
Grifters, Strikas and Boxers.
Burgers sold from a tatty van after the pubs close.
Phone boxes you can take a whiz in.
Holsten Pils
Guy Fawkes night.
Liquorice sherbert fountains
Batter bits at the chippy
Pumping petrol, then paying for it
Direct debits
swimming in something we call the sea at southend.
Essex Girls
Blue Comediens
the royal family lol
seafood being bought around the Pub on the Sunday
Good old fashion fight.
Firms (local gangs)
The Kray twins
the great train robbery
Euro Vision Contest
pearly kings and queens
Dripping sandwiches
Noddy & Big Ears
Andy Pandy
Billy Bunter
Black & White Minstrels
Emergency Ward 10
This is your Life
London Palladium
Bruce Forsyth "Beat the Clock"
Tommy Steele
Billy Fury
Lonnie Donegon
Little Joe Brown
Pantomimes with famous people off the telly
Family Favourites on the radio Sunday lunchtime while the smell of roast beef and yorkies and cabbage made you drool
Jimmy Clitheroe
Z Cars & Softly Softly
Millions of flavours of crisps to choose from
Plaice
Doner Kebabs after the pub
Pickled o Vimto
Walkers Cheese and Onion crisps
Robinsons Barley Water
Christmas Crackers
The Fast Show
The Young Ones
Only Fools And Horses
Grandstand, Football Focus MOTD and Sportsnight.
Wallace And Gromit
Roobarb and Custard
The Archers
Mastermind
Wine Gums
The Two Ronnies nion Monster Munch
The ZX Spectrum
Reliant Robins
Knotted hankerchiefs
DM 1080's
Proper bacon and sausages
Lock-ins at the local
Doing the Portobello Road pub crawl
Bovril and Meat Pie combo
John Player Specials
Baccy in tins
Saturday morning comic delivery
Ribena
The Chippy
Travelling for 6 hours then tanding out in freezing cold rain watching your favorite soccer team get beat 5-0.
Double Deckers (chocolate)
Pub Crawls
Snooker
Kickabouts in the park
Cricket on the beach
The seaside
Cider
Crisp flavours
Quavers
Wotsits
Birds Trifle
Pantos
Jackanory
Vision On...Imagine a tv show for the deaf, here.
Being a *Big Girls Blouse*
Bob-a-job
pussy cats - not *kitties!*
99's
The Nativity Play at school
Rolph Harris
Worcester Sauce crisps
one man and his dog .....
top of the pops
pans people
greenline buses
bus conductors
the wooden tops
bread n dripping
marmite soldiers
gingerbread men
conkers
real cream cakes
fish n chips with a big wally and a pickled onion
postmen who walk
.... and deliver the post twice a day
children who say "please" and "thank you"
radiators
immersion heaters
Curry and chips
spotted dick
tripe and onions (yuck)
getting a clean knife and fork for each course of your meal rather than having to put the dirty ones on table in between courses
going up the town
Camden Lock
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Old Aug 2nd 2007, 1:59 pm
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Good to see that again Manc......thanks sweetie
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Old Aug 2nd 2007, 2:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Manc
typically British things, good and bad............

great stuff
that should keep Surly occupied for a while
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Real cream cakes.....yes!

I remembered the first birthday cake I ever bought here.....the sweetness of it nearly took the enamel off my teeth!
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The pub thing doesnt count anymore Manc. Been 24 hour opening for sometime now!
The original poster should read "A History of the British Speaking Peoples" by Winston Churchill I think that would totally answer their question, and a jolly good read it is too!

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I have another one to add Manc. REAL liquer cofffee. Not coffee with manky whippy cream squirted on top. Should be proper thick heavy cream poured gently so it floats on top.
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Old Aug 2nd 2007, 4:33 pm
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This would be great as a Facebook group - is anybody else on Facebook?
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Originally Posted by Adnams
The pub thing doesnt count anymore Manc. Been 24 hour opening for sometime now!
Hmm... how's that panning out? Last December back in Ealing I found that most pubs closed at 12 (some still at 11).
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Old Aug 2nd 2007, 5:27 pm
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When I was last home, the pub shut at 2am on a Friday and Saturday, 11pm Sunday and midnight the rest of the week.

British/English culture to me is had to describe, but if I had to, it'd be something like this: You're standing at a bus stop, endlessly waiting for a number 37 bus, in the pouring rain talking loudly to the deaf Irish fella who used to run the boxing club, who you haven't seen for about 8 years (and actually thought was dead), while you watch a couple of old grannies wearing macs and those plastic headscarf thingies get off the bus opposite and start pushing their two wheeled tartan shopping trolleys towards the shops.

Then you laugh, somewhat sardonically, as two buses turn up at once. You get on and go home.
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What is it... its the humour even in the face of adversity, its enjoying things you take for granted,Its being overall, friendly,to everyone and to understand when there's a problem and to try and help.Above all its all about the national pastime..... Complaining,..complaining about everything and anything.Especially the weather.It the culture we were brought up in.And finally being able to fight out of a corner, if and when pushed there.
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