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One percent

British culture; the definitive list

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4 minutes ago, One percent said:

For prosperity, before it is totally lost, let’s list aspects of British culture. Ill start

country pubs

real ale. Genuinely good, real ale. 

the english country garden

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9 minutes ago, swiss_democracy_for_all said:

I reckon the dirty burd he's met has proposed they go dogging together so it's on his mind..... :P

You'd be surprised how many times it comes up in conversation. Always caveated with the date saying "my friend does xyz". Course she does love.

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caring more about pets than people

rubbish transport

british industrial management

british industrial workers

church bells

north south divide


bank holiday traffic jams

class bound behaviour

public school privilege

lack of ambition amongst the working class

rip off traders


excess expectation put on any UK sports team

Edited by ashestoashes

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Just now, Sgt Hartman said:


The deification of dogs.

The overwhelming urge to climb soggy mountains in the Lakes in the pissing rain to eat a soggy marmite sandwich at the top in a gale. (Guilty)

A fondness for titillation and scandal.


Not cleaning up after dogs 

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Fly fishing

Hunting traditions and conduct

Firearms (although America took the torch, we developed a lot of advances often from the aforementioned guys tinkering in their shed)

Certain dog breeds - cocker spaniels etc

Highland games

Joint stock companies - the idea that you cant be chased for a companies debt. In many countries it is like this on paper but people WILL get you. Culturally, we have accepted that businesses can fail (pre 2008 at least)



Representative democracy

Workers rights without commies

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