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How British are you? – Take our quiz

By Fiona Reid
How British are you? - Take our quiz

HOW many of the following statements describe you . . ?

1. Wearing summer clothing at the first sight of sun

2. Apologising automatically
3. Talking at length about the weather
4. Making a cup of tea in response to a crisis
5. Finding queue-jumping the ultimate crime
6. Forming a queue for pretty much anything
7. Have a ‘stiff upper lip’
8. Grumbling throughout a meal, but not telling staff so as not to cause a fuss
9. Making sarcastic/dry jokes
10. Having a beer at the airport even though it’s before 8am

11. Giggling at innuendos
12. Making a cup of tea when you have no time to drink it
13. Getting sunburnt on the first warm day of the year
14. Finding the American forwardness ‘a bit much’
15. Avoiding eye contact on the tube
16. Binge drinking at the weekends
17. Insisting the other person goes through the door first
18. Searching for a fry-up when on holiday abroad
19. Mistaking brightness for warmth
20. Finding nothing better than a bacon sandwich
21. Not asking for help so as not to ‘put anyone out’
22. Insisting the barbecue will still go on despite rain

Barbecue sous la pluie
23. Bringing out fancy biscuits on a plate for visitors
24. Feeling extremely patriotic during sports events
25. Indulging in a pint and a packet of crisps
26. Reading newspapers in the morning
27. Feeling at home to the tune of EastEnders or Coronation Street
28. Wearing extra layers rather than putting the heating on
29. Feeling appreciative that the person in front put the ‘next customer’ barrier on the conveyor belt
30. Doing anything possible for a light tan
31. Owning a picnic hamper but only ever using it once a year
32. Starting a controversial statement with ‘I’m not being funny, but…’
33. Being vague about your plans rather than decline an invitation
34. Thanking someone when you’ve done them a favour
35. Not correcting someone when they pronounce your name wrong
36. Loving your cat/dog more than your child
37. Searching your pockets when asked for spare change
38. Feeling extreme excitement over a Sunday roast dinner

Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding
39. Having mixed feelings towards the ill colleague who is still coming to work
40. Being skilled in writing a letter of complaint

If you scored five or more, then you must be British.
For these are the 40 most common British traits as revealed by a poll commissioned by Tetley tea.

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