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How Stereotypically British Is Your Grandmother?

How many flowery teapots can one woman own?

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  1. Tick off all the things in your grandmother's house:

    Fancy plates on display
    Fancy plates on display
    Doilies
    Doilies
    Knitting
    Knitting
    An uncomfortable sofa
    An uncomfortable sofa
    A very old chair
    A very old chair
    A framed participation certificate for being in a church choir
    A framed participation certificate for being in a church choir
    A collection of old, stained vases
    A collection of old, stained vases
    A grandfather clock
    A grandfather clock
    One of these on the wall
    One of these on the wall
    A photo of a WWII soldier who isn't your grandfather
    A photo of a WWII soldier who isn't your grandfather
    Wicker place mats for hot dishes such as boiled potatoes
    Wicker place mats for hot dishes such as boiled potatoes
    A knitting bag with a cat on it
    A knitting bag with a cat on it
    A dusty, half-full bottle of sherry or port, which she only drinks once a year
    A dusty, half-full bottle of sherry or port, which she only drinks once a year
    A drawing of a boat
    A drawing of a boat
    A second drawing of a boat
    A second drawing of a boat
    A teacup with plants on it
    A teacup with plants on it
    Roses and washing in the garden
    Roses and washing in the garden
    A baby picture of your most successful cousin
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    A baby picture of your most successful cousin
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    Princess Di memorabilia
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    Princess Di memorabilia
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    Tarnished teaspoons
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    Tarnished teaspoons
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    A dishcloth that's been used for way too long
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    A dishcloth that's been used for way too long
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    A teapot with flowers on it
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    A teapot with flowers on it
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    Chicken bones in the freezer she's saving to make stock
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    Chicken bones in the freezer she's saving to make stock
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    A tea cosy
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    A tea cosy
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    A subscription to Hello! magazine
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    A subscription to Hello! magazine
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    A Christmassy biscuit tin, used to store things that aren't biscuits year-round
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    A Christmassy biscuit tin, used to store things that aren't biscuits year-round
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    A second teapot with flowers on it
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    A second teapot with flowers on it
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    A second tea cosy, just in case
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    A second tea cosy, just in case
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    A tartan trolley
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    A tartan trolley
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    A royal family calendar
    A royal family calendar
    A collection of empty margarine containers
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    A collection of empty margarine containers
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    A sugar bowl with flowers on it
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    A sugar bowl with flowers on it
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    A crotcheted toilet seat cover and matching bath mat
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    A crotcheted toilet seat cover and matching bath mat
    A bowl of dusty pot pourri
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    A bowl of dusty pot pourri
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    A porcelain dog from a charity shop
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    A porcelain dog from a charity shop
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    A bowl of dusty plastic fruit
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    A bowl of dusty plastic fruit
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    A woollen coat from the 1950s
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    A woollen coat from the 1950s
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    An old toothbrush that LOOKS like it's from the 1950s
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    An old toothbrush that LOOKS like it's from the 1950s
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How Stereotypically British Is Your Grandmother?

So your grandmother may not be super stereotypically British, but she still loves her flowery teapots and her uncomfortable sofa, and has an incredibly old yet well cared-for woollen coat. Waste not want not!

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Your grandmother may not admit it, but she definitely has more than a few stereotypically British things about her. Maybe she hates the royal family, but LOVES Prince Harry – or hates knitting, but loves her tartan trolley and saving up chicken bones. It's only sensible!

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Your granny is extremely, deeply, PAINFULLY British. She still cooks like it's wartime, has a hand-knitted version of everything, and the only thing she loves more than boiled potatoes is the royal family. She could never live anywhere else.

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