If they see us as polite, then we must be, because they are

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Why do they drink so much tea and what makes them so miserable

Research by The Original Tour has revealed the top questions tourists have about Britain (Image: Getty)Get daily updates directly to your inboxSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!And that’s what happens when people around the world have a question about Britain. But it seems different nations ask different questions about us, on a whole from of topics, from teas to queues.Research by The Original Tour have calculated the most popular question foreigners were asking about Britain by country and our own Paul Routledge gives them an answer.Best things to see and do in Coventry as it’s named the UK City of Culture 2021Russia: Why did Britain Leave canadian goose jacket the EU? A: Well, we haven’t yet. But we did have a referendum on membership of the European Union, and voted to leave. That’s what we call democracy. It’s been our political system for centuries. You must try it some time.Germany: Why are the British ugly? A: This cheap Canada Goose is rich, coming from a country that produced horse scaringly ugly Konrad Adenaeur and Walter “Glamour Puss” Ulbricht. I canada goose black friday sale must ask the buy canada goose jacket cheap same question to the next German I see bursting out of his lederhosen, with a spare tyre to make the Michelin Man envious.France: Why do the British drink so much? A: So many reasons! Principally, I suppose, to celebrate our great good fortune that we’re not French.Proud, distinct individuals, not garlic chomping, Gauloise smoking, silly beret wearing stereotypes who think they God’s gift to women, like Francois Hollande. And of course because our vin du pays is beer, so much more drinkable canada goose clearance than anything brewed over the Channel.Spain: Why do the Brits have canada goose clearance sale bad teeth? A: Have we? Last time I took mine out of the bedside tooth glass they looked perfectly regular, clean and white. Our NHS canada goose outlet gnashers are second to none. At least we don’t have the bad breath that canada goose uk black friday comes of eating so much chorizo and mountains of paella sloshed down with inferior Rioja.This is the cheap canada goose uk best UK county for a holiday according to British holidaymakersNetherlands: Why are the British so polite? A: Excuse me, is it really my turn to answer this question? Are you sure? Well if I must. I don’t want to seem pushy. Coming from the well mannered Dutch, this is a very pleasing back handed compliment. If they see us as polite, then we must be, because they are seriously courteous. Of course, they have the bols for it, which helps.Poland: Why do British people like to drink tea? A: Tea drinking is part our Imperial history, originally a posh a social habit. As imports from the colonies became cheaper, workers invented the “tea break”, stopping work for fifteen minutes to annoy the bosses. Hence the song “Everything stops for Tea!” Besides, we can’t afford Wyborova.Belgium: Why does Britain drive on the left? A: We drive on the right side, like Australia and other former colonies like India and Singapore who learned how to drive properly canada goose coats on sale from us.Sweden: Is the UK one country? A: No. It’s one nation, the United Kingdom, and four countries: Scotland, England, Wales and part of another country, Ireland. Each one has a separate sporting team, if it’s cricket or rugby union, but a joint one in rugby league uk canada goose outlet or the Olympics. We speak a common language, English, but it varies in each country sufficiently to be unintelligible to its neighbours.Ireland: Why are the Brits so negative? A: I’m not sure that they are. Realistic, pragmatic, Canada Goose Online logical perhaps but never negative. This comes of trying, and failing, to conquer Ireland for many canada goose uk shop centuries, canada goose an experience that teaches Brits not be so cocksure, because Murphy’s Law says that if things can go wrong, they will.USA: Why are the Brits so good canada goose factory sale at waiting? A: It’s because we had a war. A proper war, when there was not enough food, or clothing, or other essentials in the shops. The Nazis were bombing our towns and cities, our railways and steelworks and tank factories. Thousands were dying, not just at the battlefront but on the home front.We knew we had to wait “in line” as you say. Or even do without, because that’s how life had to be until we won the war, with your invaluable help. Never under estimate that part of our national psyche.Canada: Why are the Brits so miserable? A: Because we were brought up on an unrelieved diet of moaning Leonard Cohen records. He lived canada goose store so long that his whingeing love dirges killed the happiness of several generations of fun loving Brits, who thought it was cool to be heartbroken and dejected. But he’s been dead for more than a year, so people are beginning to cheer up.The UK’s best seaside town of 2017 has been revealed and it’s a family favouriteMexico: Why do the Brits love the monarchy? A: Canada Goose Coats On Sale We love the Queen because she isn’t President Corruptese, or President Oilbaron or whatever your current head of state is called. And because Mexicans are so curious about her that they spend millions of pesos, coming to England coming Canada Goose online to gape at Buckingham Palace while the Queen is at Balmoral. Canada Goose Parka The cash comes in handy.Thailand: Why is British food so bad? A: It isn’t bad, so much as stodgy. We have to eat all these potatoes and dumplings and Yorkshire puddings and thick gravy to keep the weather out. It’s alright you lot snacking on spicy noodles and stir fry bits of fish in the boiling heat of Bangkok or Kho Samui. Try eating that in Oldham, matey, and you’ll soon be measured up for a wooden overcoat.Turkey: Why are the Brits so cold? A: This all depends where you go and who you meet. Londoners don’t talk to each other, so they’re hardly likely to speak to Turkish visitors. Or they might be teachers, judges, canada goose uk outlet journalists, or political activists, and therefore scared that you’ll get that nice Mr Erdogan to come round in the night and lock them up.Q. Denmark: Why is the British monarch head of state? A. We did have a revolution almost four centuries ago, when we chopped the King’s head off. But that was a Canada Goose Outlet civil war, and then we had to invade Ireland, which is never a good idea, so Canada Goose sale we brought the King back.And it’s useful having an unelected head of state, because you don’t get a Hitler or a Donald Trump when the voters have one https://www.canadagoosejacketonlines.ca of their funny turns.Q. Portugal: Why are the British so pale? A. Historically, being pale meant that you were of a superior class. Men and women who worked on the land got sunburned and brown, showing their inferior social status. But in the last century, the reverse became true. Having a tan was a sign of relative wealth, showing you could holiday abroad in the uk canada goose sunshine.Nowadays, because of canada goose coats the high value of the Euro, nobody can afford to visit sunny Portugal, so everybody is pale.

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