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Post 1 made on Saturday June 24, 2006 at 15:58
e pereira
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Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.



And the most British thing of all? Suspicion of anything foreign.



Oh and...... Only in Britain ... can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.



Only in Britain ... do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.



Only in Britain ... do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a DIET coke.



Only in Britain ... do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to the counters.



Only in Britain ... do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds on the drive and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage.



Only in Britain ... do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.



Only in Britain . are there disabled parking places in front of a skating rink.



NOT TO MENTION...
3 Brits die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue.



142 Brits were injured in 1999 by not removing all pins from new shirts.



58 Brits are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers.



31 Brits have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in.



19 Brits have died in the last 3 years believing that Christmas decorations were chocolate.



British Hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker pulling accidents.



101 people since 1999 have had broken parts of plastic toys pulled out of the soles of their feet.



18 Brits had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.



A massive 543 Brits were admitted to A&E in the last two years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth.


5 Brits were injured last year in accidents involving out of Control Scalextric cars.
and finally.........



In 2000 eight Brits cracked their skull whilst throwing up into the toilet.


IF YOUR'E PROUD TO BE BRITISH SEND THIS ON
Always looking on the bright side of life
Post 2 made on Sunday June 25, 2006 at 09:22
Anthony
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can't talk about

Oh and...... Only in Britain ... can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

the only time I needed an ambulance (when my dad had a heart attack many years ago) it was here in no time flat and it saved his life (luckily I had not left for school yet at the time and made the call)

but for

|Only in Britain ... do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

medecine is sold in Pharmacies, but the rest is the same. Most Pharmacies here have the pharmacy section in the back and a store area in the front

Only in Britain ... do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a DIET coke.

same here

Only in Britain ... do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to the counters.

do banks still have pens? but yeah back in the day, it was the same here

Only in Britain ... do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds on the drive and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage.

same here

Only in Britain ... do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

same here

Only in Britain . are there disabled parking places in front of a skating rink.

my guess the same here, but never paid attention so not 100% sure

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so I guess not only in Britain
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Post 3 made on Sunday June 25, 2006 at 17:17
The Robman
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Apart from the very first sentence, all of those points are true for the States also.

On June 24, 2006 at 15:58, e pereira said...
Being British is about driving in a German car
to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then travelling
home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab
on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch
American shows on a Japanese TV.

Being American is about driving a Japanese car (Toyota or Honda) to a sports bar to drink Miller beer, then travelling home, grabbing a Big Mac on the way, to sit on cheap American furniture and watch American "reality TV" shows on a Japanese (Sony or Toshiba) TV.

So, as you can see, the Yanks are a bit more patriotic when it comes to beer and TV shows than the Brits! :)
Rob.
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