Yesterday I received a new follower to my Blog, Katarina Shafer who seemed very interested in me being from the UK and so I said, just for her, I would create some very British posts so that she, as well as anyone else here who may want to know what it takes to actually be British, can do to achieve this.
Get Used To The Odd Weather Changes:
Anyone who is from the UK will tell you that the weather is just weird and can change at any moment, from good to bad, to even worse, and then back to normal again. It’s weird but it wouldn’t be the same without it.
WARNING: if you come to the UK in the Summer, expect rain (a lot of it)
Drink A Lot Of Tea:
Sorry about this typical stereotype, but I am British and couldn’t live without tea, so it’s on the list. This GIF actually shows just how serious we are about it!
Learn To Queue:
It is thought that we Brits spend about 6 months of our lives just standing in a queue waiting for something or other, sometimes longer, because we are too polite when it comes to people pushing in front of us. We just stand back and stay quiet because we don’t want to start anything.
Have ‘Perfect’ Etiquette:
Over the years we have been praised for our manners and etiquette, so follow what we do, but just don’t over do it because even we haven’t been taught how to balance books on top of our heads just like somebody from let’s say a Jane Austen novel. It’s not important.
Adapt To Our Very Different Humor:
We get American Humor, and American’s get ours, to a certain extent. This is mainly because it comes in the form of very dry, witty comments which may also come across as extremely sarcastic, but according to some people, that may be just because our accents make it sound that way. We may also use a lot of irony which I am aware some people don’t always catch up on at first. Anyway, our humor is weird. Sorry about that!
If a British person tells you a joke, and you don’t get it, just laugh anyway!
Hopefully these 5 things will help you if you ever choose to visit the UK or just decide you want to make friend’s with a lot of people living there. It is definitely the way to go.