Friday, 27 January 2017

How to be British

*Sidenote: this post is not about British nationalism. Sorry, fans of Donald Trump/Nazis who got here by mistake. 

A work colleague of mine is helping his friend study for the British citizenship test. I was having a look at the questions and was baffled by how few of them I knew. For example – ‘What is the name of the admiral who died in a sea battle in 1805 and has a monument in Trafalgar Square?’ Erm – is that relevant?

And it got me thinking about what it means to be British, or rather, what I would define at Britishness. So here are the things I think you really need to know to prove you grew up in Britain:

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