What Makes you British?

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  1. B_Swimming Lad

    B_Swimming Lad New Member

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    Ok Brits.
    We've heard the views from across the pond. But what makes you proud to be British?
     
  2. No_Strings

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    I'm horrified to be British. I'm English.
     
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    My father is about half English and my mother is about half English...

    my very dry sometimes dark sense of humor

    my hairy ass

    my affection for tea
     
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    Americains ;o)

    I jest! I jest!

    I think the innovations that british science and enginering have made over the years (and then given away...). That and the tea :eek:)
     
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    Tea most definitely.
    A huge dollop of a dry sarcastic sense of humour.
    Pride in our close to a 1000 year (2066) independence.
    Our
    invention.
    The fact that we beat the Luftwaffe unaided and alone whilst being outnumbered 4 to 1 in the Battle of Britain.
    And our comedy.


    HAHA!!
     
  7. sbeBen

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    Being able to queue!
    Sense of humour
    And yes, my foreskin too!
     
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    I was born in Wales, my family are Welsh, but I give a variety of responses when asked what nationality I am, depending on mood it's either Welsh, British or English.
    What makes me British is my heightened sense of sarcasm, my wordiness and my bossiness.
     
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    My passport.:biggrin1:
     
  10. nakedwally

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    I am part British. A little bit of my family history my Mother's mother is half Irish and half German. My mother's father is part British and my fathers side of the family is Parisian French. so i guess my grandfather makes me british
     
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    If you were born and raised in the USA and you do not hold a British passport then you are NOT British. The OP was asking about people who are British, not about people whose forebears were British. Further, "British" is a nationality, not an ethnicity, so to speak of being "part British" makes no sense.
     
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    "American" isn't an ethnicity either, unless you're a Native American.

    "English" is an ethnicity.
     
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    I went to school there -- I know more about Kings and Queens than the American Revolution. Does that count?!
     
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    you're just saying that because you're one of those 100% straight people. My nationality exists on a continuum. Some day the laws will change to reflect this.
     
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    Err.. no!:biggrin1:
     
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    well just because I was born in the United States does not make me an American, first of all none of my ancestors were born in the states. second of all I feel that I am not American, in fact most of the people I meet and talk to online are from England. My aunt was born in Jamaica does that make her Jamaican? the answer is no, so just because I was born in the USA does not mean I am not British, I know my family heritage and respect it and would never shame my ancestors by saying I am an American.
     
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    If you have kids they will. poor ancestors... :rolleyes:
     
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    well not really, If my ancestors were still alive to see what America has become, They would probably agree with what I said previously
     
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    All together now

    The English
    (Flanders & Swan)

    The rottenest bits of these islands of ours
    We've left in the hands of three unfriendly powers
    Examine the Irishman, Welshman or Scot
    You'll find he's a stinker as likely as not

    The English the English the English are best
    I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

    The Scotsman is mean as we're all well aware
    He's boney and blotchy and covered with hair
    He eats salty porridge, he works all the day
    And hasn't got bishops to show him the way

    The English the English the English are best
    I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

    The Irishman now our contempt is beneath
    He sleeps in his boots and he lies through his teeth
    He blows up policemen or so I have heard
    And blames it on Cromwell and William the Third

    The English are moral the English are good
    And clever and modest and misunderstood

    The Welshman's dishonest, he cheats when he can
    He's little and dark more like monkey than man
    He works underground with a lamp on his hat
    And sings far too loud, far too often and flat

    The English the English the English are best
    I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

    And crossing the channel one cannot say much
    For the French or the Spanish, the Danish or Dutch
    The Germans are German, the Russians are red
    And the Greeks and Italians eat garlic in bed

    The English are noble, the English are nice
    And worth any other at double the price

    And all the world over each nation's the same
    They've simply no notion of playing the game
    They argue with umpires, they cheer when they've won
    And they practice before hand which spoils all the fun

    The English the English the English are best
    I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

    It's not that they're wicked or naturally bad
    It's just that they're foreign that makes them so mad
    The English are all that a nation should be
    And the pride of the English are Chipper and me

    The English the English the English are best
    I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest

    :biggrin1:

    I'm Welsh :eek:
     
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    Oh I just can't resist :saevil::

    Jerusalem

    And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon England's mountains green
    And was the holy lamb of God
    On England's pleasant pastures seen
    And did the countenance divine
    Shine forth upon our clouded hills
    And was Jerusalem builded here
    Among those dark Satanic mills
    Bring me my bow of burning gold
    Bring me my arrows of desire
    Bring me my spears o'clouds unfold
    Bring me my chariot of fire
    I will not cease from mental fight
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
    'Til we have built Jerusalem
    In England's green and pleasant land
    'Til we have built Jerusalem
    In England's green and pleasant land
     
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