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Do I act British?
Yes 21%  21%  [ 6 ]
No 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
Sometimes 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
How does a British person act? 59%  59%  [ 17 ]
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28 Jun 2010, 3:53 pm

Just by the what you've observed since you've all known me, whether it's been for a few years, or a few days, do I seem to act British, to you guys?


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28 Jun 2010, 3:57 pm

If it weren't for the name and/or avatar, I would have never known or guessed.

Would you like to answer that question for us, about how British people act?



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28 Jun 2010, 3:58 pm

You're one of the most British-acting people I've ever seen. And that's a good thing - I love the British. :D



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28 Jun 2010, 4:02 pm

Stiff upper lip, some of the time.

Cries about shortcomings, some of the time.

Expresses a taste for the finer things in life.

Afternoon tea, every day of the week.

Quite independent.

Very polite and patient.

Dry sense of humour.

Anglophile, but not every Brit.


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28 Jun 2010, 4:02 pm

Sorta. You're love for The Kinks, routemasters, and username makes you seem britishish.


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28 Jun 2010, 4:04 pm

British people tend to add a 'u' to some words like color...dead giveaway right there



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28 Jun 2010, 4:07 pm

I thought you were British, but someone said you're Canadian. And your time wasn't European, it was strange. You also talked about products (f.e. food) unavailable/rare in EU.

I don't know how British act (well, British tourists like to be drunk and pee on the streets, but I guess it's not national feature). You still talk how much you're Cockney. You probably want to be more British than Brits are.


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28 Jun 2010, 4:18 pm

Britishness runs a very large and long spectrum, from people all over England (north, south and in the middle), Scotland (the Highlanders and Edinburghers are much more sedate than the likes of the rough-and-ready Glaswegians), Wales (again, people from north Wales and the valleys are very different to people from south Wales) to Ulster Unionists. As well as all that lot you have the varying kinds of Britishness in the crown dependencies and the populated overseas territories. A Bermudian or Falklander would have a very different view of Britishness to your average UK-born British citizen.

Even just travelling within the UK people have a remarkably different view of Britishness - Ulster Unionists assert their Britishness very loudly and forcefully whereas in England we don't think about it much.



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28 Jun 2010, 4:40 pm

eagletalon86 wrote:
British people tend to add a 'u' to some words like color...dead giveaway right there


whaddaya mean we add a' u', its our language :x

i don't really know how a brit would seem, but i thought you were american. no idea why



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28 Jun 2010, 5:07 pm

eagletalon86 wrote:
British people tend to add a 'u' to some words like color...dead giveaway right there

If you knew your own history, you'd know Webster changed spellings to create American English, not vice versa. It was a good idea, but he made a terrible job of it.


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28 Jun 2010, 7:13 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
Just by the what you've observed since you've all known me, whether it's been for a few years, or a few days, do I seem to act British, to you guys?
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I think that British people tend to say 'English, Welsh, Irish, or Scottish' so the very fact that you ask the question suggests you're other than British.

I think that the Kinks are very English/British so that passion of yours is perhaps unusual (but I am pleased you do like them).

On balance, I was slightly surprised to see an earlier comment of yours saying you were fro Canada (British Columbia is it?)


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28 Jun 2010, 7:16 pm

IdahoRose wrote:
You're one of the most British-acting people I've ever seen. And that's a good thing - I love the British. :D

I suddenly feel all warm and happy inside, thank you kindly!


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28 Jun 2010, 7:19 pm

Euclid wrote:
CockneyRebel wrote:
Just by the what you've observed since you've all known me, whether it's been for a few years, or a few days, do I seem to act British, to you guys?
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I think that British people tend to say 'English, Welsh, Irish, or Scottish' so the very fact that you ask the question suggests you're other than British.)


More than 83% of the island isn't British though. It's only the north-eastern six counties of Ireland, known as Northern Ireland, that remain British. The rest of the island left the UK in 1922.



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28 Jun 2010, 7:41 pm

Euclid wrote:
IdahoRose wrote:
You're one of the most British-acting people I've ever seen. And that's a good thing - I love the British. :D

I suddenly feel all warm and happy inside, thank you kindly!

You're welcome! I really meant it!



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29 Jun 2010, 3:30 am

IdahoRose wrote:
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IdahoRose wrote:
You're one of the most British-acting people I've ever seen. And that's a good thing - I love the British. :D

I suddenly feel all warm and happy inside, thank you kindly!

You're welcome! I really meant it!
Well it's very nice to hear as it has really made me smile. If I'm ever in Idaho, I shall let you know :D


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