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21 Extremely British Pets

These pets are more British than a tea sandwich.

1. “I always think there’s something rather foreign about high spirits at breakfast.”

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2. “You’re too tall to be a footman. No footman should be above 6 foot 1.”

3. “I have no time for training young hobbledehoys.”

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4. “Oh heavens girl. You’re building a fire, not inventing it.”

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5. “I would rather be put to death than run a tea shop.”

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6. “When you give these little people power, it goes to their heads like strong drink.”

7. “At my age, one must ration one’s excitement.”

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8. “Have you done something jolly with your hair?”

9. “I love you…hard as it is for an Englishman to say those words.”

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10. “I want the pleasure of saying ‘I told you so’.”

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11. “One can’t go to pieces at the death of every foreigner. We’d be in a constant state of collapse.”

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12. “Stop flannelling and get on.”

13. “No Englishman would ever dream of dying in another person’s house.”

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14. “Don’t be defeatist, dear. It’s very middle class.”

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15. “Vulgarity is no substitute for wit.”

16. “An aristocrat without servants is as about as useful as a glass hammer.”

17. “No fortune? He’s lucky not to be playing the violin in Leicester Square.”

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18. “Marriage is a long business. There’s no getting out of it for our kind of people.”

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19. “The truth is neither here nor there. It’s the look of the thing that matters.”

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20. “If you’re turning American on me I’ll go downstairs.”

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21. “I must skedaddle.”

H/T to Downton Abbey for the quotes, and WeKnowMemes for the bearded dragons.

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