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Offline jimbocz

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Things the British do that I admire
« on: April 11, 2017, 02:14:36 PM »

I wanted to start a thread of things that British people do that I think are cool. 

For example, the people of Liverpool still refuse to buy The Sun Newspaper because they printed a bunch of horrible lies after the Hillsborough disaster. 

The Sun is by far the biggest selling paper in the rest of the country, but they hardly sell a one  in Liverpool. 

Anyone else?




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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 02:20:32 PM »
I think it's really cool that people take drinking and driving so seriously and that people are also very good at not being on the phone while driving.

Still shocks me that people think it's okay to have a few and drive at home (totally acceptable).  And the amount of people on their phones while driving.  Scary!

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 02:27:31 PM »
Really?  Do people still drink and drive in the states?  I thought it was really frowned upon there as well. 

In the Czech Republic, the limit was 0.  If you had ANY alcohol in your blood, that was a DUI.  Wierd because drinking was accepted and encouraged in every other way.

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 02:46:08 PM »
I admire the way Londoners (and I'm sure people in other cities) react with sangfroid to events like the attack in Westminster. Not to specify that event but my feeling in London is that we all just get back on the Tube and go to work, no matter what. They've been dealing with terrorism here since before I was born.

Nobody does a formal event like the British either.
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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 02:51:11 PM »
Really?  Do people still drink and drive in the states?  I thought it was really frowned upon there as well. 

In the Czech Republic, the limit was 0.  If you had ANY alcohol in your blood, that was a DUI.  Wierd because drinking was accepted and encouraged in every other way.

People go out to dinner and have 2 or 3 drinks and drive home without batting an eye.  At east everyone I know does!

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 04:46:28 PM »
Having just taken a P&O cruise, that's a very British institution right there!!  "Great British Sail-Away Parties". 
Loved the black tie nights as well and the fact there is smart dress code on non-black tie nights.  It makes it feel really special! (And people actually follow the rules too!)

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 04:53:10 PM »
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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 05:45:34 PM »
Just went to a wedding last weekend which made me think.... ladies wearing hats to weddings. I think it looks classy. I don't like the big ones that are a bit whimsical and "out there" looking, but I think a style like a simple fascinator looks really nice. I've been to dozens of US weddings, and can't seem to remember anyone wearing a hat.

I talked to my mom about it and she said that "back in her day" all ladies wore hats to weddings, and to mass!
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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 05:53:41 PM »
The nice weather this past week had me chuckling with appreciation.  I love that everyone breaks out the summer clothes when the sun comes out here.  The smell of barbecues could be smelt for miles!  British people sure do appreciate their good weather.  You would think that I grew up in a tropical climate with how cold I always am.
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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 06:28:31 PM »
People go out to dinner and have 2 or 3 drinks and drive home without batting an eye.  At east everyone I know does!

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 06:36:09 PM »
The nice weather this past week had me chuckling with appreciation.  I love that everyone breaks out the summer clothes when the sun comes out here.  The smell of barbecues could be smelt for miles!  British people sure do appreciate their good weather.  You would think that I grew up in a tropical climate with how cold I always am.

Oh yes!  I love how on a sunny day it's impossible to find a spot of grass to have a picnic.  I love how everyone floods outside and truly appreciates a sunny day.

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2017, 11:11:46 AM »
Not sure how much I actually admire it, but ladies day at Ascot is certainly interesting.  People getting really dressed up and wearing hats to get fantastically rat assed drunk

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2017, 11:30:35 AM »
Not sure how much I actually admire it, but ladies day at Ascot is certainly interesting.  People getting really dressed up and wearing hats to get fantastically rat assed drunk

I go to Ascot most years with my girlfriends.  I genuinely want to offer my services as an undergarment stylist.  Women will have the most BEAUTIFUL dresses, hats, shoes, and accessories.... and then totally have the wrong bra on which is on display or not wear a smoothing undergarment (Spanx ladies!).  It absolutely ruins the look!  Kills me every year!

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2017, 11:39:04 AM »
Who wants to wear Spanx when you are trying to drink?

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Re: Things the British do that I admire
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 11:53:17 AM »
Who wants to wear Spanx when you are trying to drink?

I wore Spanx once for a wedding (not mine, mine was literally a piss-up in a pub), and it basically means your kidneys are shoved into your throat for 12 hours, and you can't drink because you can taste your innards and anyway your lungs are struggling to inflate around your pancreas, and Spanx should basically be banned by a convention on human rights.