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19 things that make you uniquely British

Because tea is a serious business and David Attenborough is just awesome.


Brits are very, well, British. We are proud of being British, we are ashamed of being British, we see ourselves as being a powerful nation and always moan about how powerless we now are. Sometimes we love being British, sometimes we hate it.

Essentially we are full of contradictions.

It may be a vast generalisation but we're all very similar. We have our differences but when it comes to down to it we all share a common set of eccentricities and traits.

Buzzfeed took to the /britishproblems sub-reddit and hand-picked the best of what makes us British. Which, despite being Americans, they nailed.

So here they are. 19 things that make you uniquely British.

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1. You like your tea one way and only one way.

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2. You take queueing and queue-jumping very seriously.

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3. Everything you say sounds sarcastic.

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4. Everything everyone else says sounds sarcastic.

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5. You never want to make a fuss.

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6. You can't pay proper tribute to someone without a keenly observed silence.

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7. Saying 'thank you' is just a natural reaction.

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8. You apologise for everything.

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9. Sugar is for plebs. Even though if we're honest with ourselves it tastes much better with sugar.

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10. When David Attenborough is gone the genre of nature documentaries will be gone too.

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11. The phrases' with all due respect' and 'no offence but' are always lies.

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12. People either love or hate Marmite. There is no in between.

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13. Someone always wants the last biscuit. Don't give them the chance.

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14. There's nothing worse than admitting a mistake.

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15. Looking at the same thing as someone in a shop is always awkward.

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16. You'd rather starve at your friends house than ask for food.

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17. Despite our best attempts rounds never go smoothly.

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18. Haircuts are always 'great' when the barber asks you how it went. In reality they're always terrible.

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