Top Ten Things British People Don't Actually Do

This is mostly American's fault. We English love you Americans to pieces but you've gotta get it right. Oh by the way your definitely right with us saying bloody and bloody hell but it's a swear word

The Top Ten

1 Not all of us have posh accents

Lol I'd like you to go to east London and tell me if they speak in a posh accent. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Well...this is true. I am very well spoken but only because my mother said I wouldn't get anywhere in life if I spoke like my father (he has a rough North London accent). My background definitely isn't posh but a lot of people think it is purely on the way I speak. - Britgirl

I know, right? I would say I didn't really have an accent, but I know a guy who has a thick middleton accent (I think it's that) and The Beatles are scouses, I would like a cockney accent, like Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer.

Only London and a very very small part of it. MOST OF us speak rough and chavy.

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2 We hate golf

Yes we love cricket ill give you that but golf bores us.

Actually I never did think British people liked golf that much. I always figured that was why the British Open is always held in Scotland.

Thank goodness. I have a very excessive golf hatred. - Minecraftcrazy530

Crazy golf is funner

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3 We're not all rich

Where did us being rich even come from?

We are not amused.

Where did us being rich even come from?

Comes from history; kings, queens, whatevs. Q. Victoria, mostly.

4 Most of us drink coffee not tea

Just whereabouts in Britain do you live? Everyone loves it in London. - PositronWildhawk

I hate tea but I love coffee. I drink coffee every morning with my breakfast cereal.

I'm British and I drink tea, never have tried coffee.

Not a lot of people drink tea at all. Personally I'm addicted to tea but most people are suprised I drink tea because its not very common

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5 We don't have massive teeth

Oh I know, me and other pupil voice representatives from school went all the way from Southampton to London to go to the Houses of Parliament. I saw some pictures with politicians with massive teeth. They're probably just playing around with that.

I've never met anyone with massive teeth to the scale of British stereotypes in American films. (sigh)

What made foreigners even say this?

Where did this come from

6 We don't eat cucumber sandwiches

If you went up to an English person and said would you like a Cucumber sandwich they would laugh in your face because its weird.

At school, for the queen's birthday, we had to eat cucumber sandwiches and I said I hated it out loud, and I was told that I was ungrateful -.-

Well, I like sandwiches. I like cucumbers. Let's put em together!

*over in corner throwing up*

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7 The men aren't all lady charmers

A number of people I know are nerds, and they can find it hard to get girlfriends because of this. However, if they meet an immigrant, she immediately falls for the accent. - PositronWildhawk

Most are all nerds (in a cool way)

Most of them aren't!

8 We don't all drive mini coopers with British flags on the top of them

My family's always preferred Volkswagen and Volvo cars. - Entranced98

We don't even do that! Where are you in England.

I am not in the U.K.

Nobody drives mini coopers any more excelt from a really small percent.

9 We don't wear knitted wooly jumpers

Whenther I watch an American show if an English man is on it they all wear woolly jumpers.

I wear fluffy black cardigans from H&M… what?

10 Not everybody with a cockney accent is built and is a fitness nut

A true Cockney is he or she who is born within the sound of Bow bells in Bow, East London. Nowadays people in Essex think they're all Cockneys. - Britgirl

Barely anybody has cockney accents any more to my knowledge anyway

The Contenders

11 We're not all movie villains

What is with people with British accents being casted as villains? - RaineSage

12 We don't smoke pipes

I hate smokers, it is kind of committing suicide, as it takes off 11 minutes off your life

That trend stopped 40 years ago sorry to dissapoint you

It's all vaping now. - Entranced98

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