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Given that most of us failed the on-line British Citizen test, let's make up our own questions about what it's like to be British?

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MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Wed 16-Jan-13 16:50:36

original thread here

We need questions about British culture, class and manners, which would truly work out whether you knew the country. For example:

Which of these expressions would only be used by someone from the lower middle class:
- Bog
- Loo
- Toilet
- Lavatory
- Shitter?

List these supermarkets in order of naiceness.


What is a snakebite (tick all that apply)?
- A bite from a snake.
- A mixture of cider and lager
- A flaming from a nest of vipers

ChristianGreyIsAJackass Sun 20-Jan-13 15:25:11

Ive been leaving work for the last hour... but i couldnt stop reading this thread <rubs aching cheeks>

TalkinPeace2 Sun 20-Jan-13 16:51:19

At my citizenship ceremony my (British) kids were shocked that I had to swear allegiance to the Queen - as those born here do not.
Then again it was far more moving than I ever, ever thought it would be. Realising what others had gone through to get to that place was humbling.

But then I've just spent the weekend in nappy valley.
Meeting a well know TV person who was shocked that we wanted to drive back to Hampshire was amusing.

TalkinPeace2 Sun 20-Jan-13 16:52:59

Q : On a public holiday when much of the population want do travel do the trains run
A1 : A normal service
A2 : Sunday - less than a third of the trains - service
A3 : Extra services to meet the demand

Suzer777 Mon 21-Jan-13 21:35:01

I'm undoubtedly a foreigner...dying to hear the correct answer to some of these questions!

amazingmumof6 Thu 24-Jan-13 21:40:08

dollydowser - answer to your question: the difference between a napkin and a serviette is the same as the difference between a chiropractor and and osteopath - which is SPELLING!smile

<not shouting, emphasizing!>

RubyGates Fri 25-Jan-13 01:29:13

Another trick question TalkinPeace

A4. They run a replacement bus service as they have closed most of the line down for repairs.

amazingmumof6 Fri 25-Jan-13 14:05:43

what is the correct way of accepting a cup of tea?

1, yes

2, yes, please

3, that would be lovely/nice

4, it doesn't matter what you say, really, as long as the first thing coming out of your mouth is "oooooh" as in " what a surprisingly good idea!"

amazingmumof6 Fri 25-Jan-13 14:31:41

Q: what is the most British behaviour presented by my 5 year old?

A: I checked on him when he was asleep and tried to put his blanket back on. As I gently moved him, he said sorry. in his sleep! grin

TalkinPeace2 Fri 25-Jan-13 14:35:22

Gosh, yes, correct use of the word "Sorry" absolutely separates those who were born here (or have lived here for over 40 years) from t'others

britishcitizenshiptest Mon 13-May-13 10:36:07

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