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20 Things You’ll Be Fed Up Of Hearing If You’re British



Why Are You Ruining Your Tea With Milk?

If you dare to come to Britain and criticise us on the way we like our tea, then bravo to you; you clearly have no fear. British people are very particular about how they take their tea and for most of us, if it’s not milky, it’s not worth drinking. Try a cup now and see what we mean. Better, right?

Say Something In Cockney Rhyming Slang!

As much as we would like to be able to fulfill this wish, most of us don’t actually know much Cockney Rhyming Slang at all. If you want a proper Cockney experience, trying hailing a cab in London’s East End. Until then, you can have this:

Apples and pears = stairs

Trouble and strife = wife

Dog and bone = phone

That’s all we have.

Why Do You Not Sound Like The Queen?

Britain is a land of many differences; you can travel for 10 miles and hear a completely different accent and dialect. We don’t know how it happened, honestly. One thing we do know is that we don’t all sound like Kate Middleton, because we’re not all from the South. We’re actually rather proud of our regional accents, so don’t mock them.

How Long Have You Lived In London For?

What’s with the London obsession? Approximately 13% of the British population lives in London and whilst we will admit it’s a lot, most of us have actually set up home elsewhere. We have some pretty killer cities outside of the capital and lots of us actually choose to live there.