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37 Reasons Why Great Britain Really Is Great

T̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶u̶n̶ ̶n̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶s̶e̶t̶s̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶B̶r̶i̶t̶i̶s̶h̶ ̶E̶m̶p̶i̶r̶e̶.

1. America’s best pick-up line.

3. The chap who invented this thing.

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4. The World’s Best Police.

5. Properly organised things.

6. Like The Greatest Games.

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7. A country name that just makes sense.

8. Colour spelt properly.

9. The Queen’s English generally.

10. A flag to be proud of.

Via nhs.uk

11. You know, universal healthcare for all.

13. This proud moment.

14. Mission accomplished.

15. Tea time.

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16. So much tea time.

17. Any time, any place, anywhere.

18. This pair of wankers.

19. Oh tea. So much to answer for.

20. See. Google knows.

21. British schooling.

22. Commercial free TV and radio.

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23. Stephen Fry.

24. C’mon! (The Future) Sir Stephen Fry.

25. National treasures generally.

26. Proper drinking.

We have a drinking game in England, it's called "stop fucking about with ping-pong balls and get drunk you yank fuck"

— Benzie (@benzieyeah)

27. Proper birthday parties.

28. Proper queuing.

29. Proper umbrella holding.

30. Fearless responses to terrorism.

31. Showing Americans how it’s done.

32. Footballers who don’t need helmets.

33. Beer that knows the score.

34. British soldiers doing British things.

35. The Great British Stiff Upper Lip.

36. Britain’s greatest gift to the world.

37. And the right song in the right place at the right time. Like this one, at Buckingham Palace, after 9/11.

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
 
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