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23 Things You Can Only Get Away With In Britain

The amount of drinking, mainly.

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3. Getting a beer at 7am in the airport before you go on holiday.

4. Having a genuine, burning commitment to one side of the Jaffa Cake debate.

Sure, there's been a ruling. But when was the last time you saw a cake that size? Hmmm.


7. Drinking outside in the park without worrying about the police.

Or in the street. Or while having a walk. Just anywhere, basically.


10. Happily reconciling the fact that there are four countries in this country.

Well, sort of. Technically, there are three in Britain, four in the United Kingdom, and five in the British Isles. Plus some odd bits, like the City of London and the Isle of Man. Oh, and the Overseas Territories.

And this is totally normal, FWIW.

To be updated after 18.09.14.

11. Actually being slightly disappointed when you don't appear in Rush Hour Crush, despite the incredible improbability of that actually happening.

Yet everyone seems to know someone who has appeared in it.


14. Breathing in slightly quicker and more deeply than usual to indicate your utter disgust and contempt for whatever has just happened rather than actually saying anything.


17. Getting on the train and immediately opening cans of lager, regardless of the time of the day.

Assuming you're not commuting, that is. Or at least not commuting to work.

20. Making judgments about the entire content of someone's character based purely on their tea-making abilities.

That, and the level of risk they're willing to undergo when dunking a biscuit.


22. Going for a "quick pint" and staying until closing time.

H/T r/BritishProblems for inspiring some of these.