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Old Jan 31st 2012, 11:25 am
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Following on from the other thread about what is Great about Britain. I'm going to punt:

- Scones
- Carpet in the Bathroom
- Muffin top girls
- Getting pissed and eating a dirty kebab with extra chilisaucemyfriend on the walk home

Your suggestions please...
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Old Jan 31st 2012, 11:37 am
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Sarcasm
Eating sandwiches with crisp inside
Immediate judgement of anyone else by their accent and the newspaper they read
Marmite
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Following on from the other thread about what is Great about Britain. I'm going to punt:

- Scones
- Carpet in the Bathroom
- Muffin top girls
- Getting pissed and eating a dirty kebab with extra chilisaucemyfriend on the walk home

Your suggestions please...
Carpet in the bog. Mega shout.

- Proper beer / ale
- Stoney beaches
- The Spitfire
- Saracasm / Proper humour and wit.
- Stephen Fry
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Old Jan 31st 2012, 11:42 am
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Sarcasm
Beat me to it!
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Old Jan 31st 2012, 11:51 am
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- chippies
- decent bread and milk
- use of the word ***** as a noun
- chinese/pakistani/indian people with broad cockney accents
- being able to drink water from a tap
- standard page 3 tits

you know...the simple things in life...
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Toad in the hole

Fawlty Towers

Candy rock

Doube decker buses

Toast done on one side

Dandelion and Burdock

Liquorice torpedos
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Spring mornings
Summer evenings in the beer garden of a country pub
The countryside
Proper roast dinner
And again sarcasm...
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Old Jan 31st 2012, 12:26 pm
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Proper English clouds
Green fields
Houses built to last a couple of hundred years
Manners
Stiff upper lips
Self-deprecation
Essex
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The green countryside
Real Ale
People who greet you with "Eh up me duck"
The Antalya kebab house on Upper Parliament Street
Tap water from the cold tap that's actually cold
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Loafing oafs in all-night chemists
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No air-conditioning
Driving on the correct side of the road
Zebra crossings which work
Church bells
Roast gammon
Woodland walks
Fields full of bluebells
Watching village cricket
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Sarcasm
Eating sandwiches with crisp inside
Immediate judgement of anyone else by their accent and the newspaper they read
Marmite
Some further additions

Sir David Attenborough
TV adverts that are genuinely creative & entertaining
Proper queuing
Greasy Spoons
Afternoon tea
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Old Jan 31st 2012, 3:51 pm
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Being able to walk 40 mins to the shops at anytime other than winter without ending up looking and feeling like you've been for a swim.
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Old Jan 31st 2012, 6:33 pm
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Mothers pride scottish plain loaf

glass bottle of irn bru

opening the window and smelling the green in the air

disciplined and structured road rules
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The BBC
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