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Meow Aug 18th 2013 2:12 pm

What is Britishness?
 
We end up debating this on a regular basis, but here's a BBC R4 show, by the superb Rory Bremner, which covers the topic with excellent humour.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0385n2f It's a new weekly show and episode one is all about Britishness.

I'm listening right now and highly recommend it.

Scamp Aug 19th 2013 4:41 am

Re: What is Britishness?
 
Very British Problems

21 more British problems

Quotes which 'capture' what it is to be British

scot47 Aug 19th 2013 7:27 am

Re: What is Britishness?
 
For some, there is no distinction between "British" and "English"

Bahtatboy Aug 19th 2013 10:35 am

Re: What is Britishness?
 
I dunno, but Shoeburyness is that vaguely uncomfortable feeling you have when you sit on a toilet seat that is still warm from the previous user. According to the Meaning of Liff. Or I may just have made it up...

Bongoman2 Aug 19th 2013 10:38 am

Re: What is Britishness?
 
Bad teeth and dry towels?

Dubaiexile Aug 19th 2013 11:23 am

Re: What is Britishness?
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10857874)
I dunno, but Shoeburyness is that vaguely uncomfortable feeling you have when you sit on a toilet seat that is still warm from the previous user. According to the Meaning of Liff. Or I may just have made it up...

Its not a good feeling, is it !!!!!:o


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