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The 29 Hardest Things About Living In Britain

The struggle is real, but we're too polite to complain.

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1. Trying not to laugh at our wonderful place names.

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2. I mean, what chance do we have?!

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3. Or peoples' names, for that matter.

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4. Seriously...

5. Resisting the temptation to say "your mum" at every opportunity.

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6. Our political system is irreparably divided.

7. Heavy-handed policing.

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8. Our insatiable desire to queue politely.

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9. Which is drilled into all of us from an early age.

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10. Literally everything in Britain is an innuendo.

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11. EVERYTHING.

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12. We do exactly what we're told.

13. Even acts of rebellion are carefully organised.

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14. Or involve some sort of wordplay.

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15. We must be within 5ft of a kettle at all times.

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16. As a result our sewers regularly get blocked up with discarded tea bags.

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17. We're actually incapable of writing angry letters without using a nice font and rhyming couplets.

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18. We're eternally self-deprecating.

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19. And unlike many more modern countries, our roads don't exactly make too much sense.

20. Fighting can be so time consuming — but hopefully that will all change soon...

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21. Occasionally people can overreact.

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22. And we're unable to resist a bargain. Regardless of how ill-judged it may be.

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23. Rules can be a little OTT. It's so hard to have ANY fun anymore.

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24. I mean, come on! We're basically living in 1984.

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25. We all live in fear that the seagulls will one day rise up.

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26. We're forced to recycle everything. And I mean everything.

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27. Life in Britain can be very lonely. Even the benches are against us.

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28. Our sense of humour is too sophisticated for many.

29. But the most crippling problem of all? Our inability to avoid puns.

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