The hilarious 35-point list of what it’s like being British that went viral

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Everyone knows the British are a funny lot.

Incredible sense of humour, yes, but also a little bit awkward in some scenarios and full of our own little quirks.

And some of the subtler aspects of what makes us what we are have been captured perfectly in a list that’s gone down a storm on social media.

A Facebook user posted a list entitled ‘what it’s like to be British’ which went viral in February 2016 and it has since resurfaced on social media again today (March 9), more than three years later, reports Kent Live.

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With more than 16,000 reactions 20,000 shares, it’s fair to say that plenty of people were either tickled and/or completely agreed with what they were reading.

The user admitted he didn’t actually come up with the list himself and in-fact shared it from a book was reading, but it still had people in stiches. 

Take a look at what was on the list below.

The list

  1. Worrying you’ve accidentally packed 3 kilos of cocaine and a dead goat as you stroll through “Nothing to declare”
  2. Being unable to stand and leave without first saying “right”
  3. Not hearing someone for the third time, so just laughing and hoping for the best
  4. Saying “anywhere here’s fine” when the taxi’s directly outside your front door
  5. Being sure to start touching your bag 15 minutes before your station, so the person in the aisle seat is fully prepared for your exit
  6. Repeatedly pressing the door button on the train before it’s illuminated, to assure your fellow commuters you have the situation in hand
  7. Having someone sit next to you on the train, meaning you’ll have to eat your crisps at home
  8. The huge sense of relief after your perfectly valid train ticket is accepted by the inspector
  9. The horror of someone you only half know saying: “Oh I’m getting that train too”
  10. “Sorry, is anyone sitting here?” – Translation: Unless this is a person who looks remarkably like a bag, I suggest you move it
  11. Loudly tapping your fingers at the cashpoint, to assure the queue that you’ve asked for money and the wait is out of your hands
  12. Looking away so violently as someone nearby enters their PIN that you accidentally dislocate your neck
  13. Waiting for permission to leave after paying for something with the exact change
  14. Saying hello to a friend in the supermarket, then creeping around like a burglar to avoid seeing them again
  15. Watching with quiet sorrow as you receive a different haircut to the one you requested
  16. Being unable to pay for something with the exact change without saying “I think that’s right”
  17. Overtaking someone on foot and having to keep up the uncomfortably fast pace until safely over the horizon
  18. Being unable to turn and walk in the opposite direction without first taking out your phone and frowning at it
  19. Deeming it necessary to do a little jog over zebra crossings, while throwing in an apologetic mini wave
  20. Punishing people who don’t say thank you by saying “you’re welcome” as quietly as possible
  21. The overwhelming sorrow of finding a cup of tea you forgot about
  22. Turning down a cup of tea for no reason and instantly knowing you’ve made a terrible, terrible mistake
  23. Suddenly remembering your tea and necking it like a massive, lukewarm shot
  24. Realising you’ve got about fifty grands worth of plastic bags under your kitchen sink
  25. “You’ll have to excuse the mess” – Translation: I’ve spent seven hours tidying in preparation for your visit
  26. Indicating that you want the last roast potato by trying to force everyone else to take it
  27. “I’m off to bed” – Translation: “I’m off to stare at my phone in another part of the house”
  28. Mishearing somebody’s name on the second time of asking, meaning you must now avoid them forever
  29. Leaving it too late to correct someone, meaning you must live with your new name forever
  30. Running out of ways to say thanks when a succession of doors are held for you, having already deployed ‘cheers’, ‘ta’ and ‘nice one’
  31. Changing from ‘kind regards’ to just ‘regards’, to indicate that you’re rapidly reaching the end of your tether
  32. Staring at your phone in silent horror until the unknown number stops ringing
  33. Hearing a recording of your own voice and deciding it’s perhaps best never to speak again
  34. The relief when someone doesn’t answer their phone within three rings and you can hang up
  35. Filming an entire fireworks display on your phone, knowing full well you’ll never, ever watch it again

 

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