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Posted By: journeyman

Being British >> >>One of the British national daily newspapers is asking readers "What >>it means to be British?" >> >>Some of the emails are hilarious but this one from a chap in Switzerland. >> >>Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a >>Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing and Indian curry or a >>Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch >>American shows on a Japanese TV. And the most British thing of all? >>Suspicion of anything foreign. >> >> >>OH AND... >> >>Only in Britain, can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. >> >>Only in Britain, do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to >>the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people >>can buy cigarettes at the front. >> >>Only in Britain, do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, >>and a DIET coke. >> >>Only in Britain, do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to >>the counters. >> >>Only in Britain, do we leave cars worth thousands of pounds on the >>drive and lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage. >> >>Only in Britain, do we use answering machines to screen calls and then >>have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want >>to talk to in the first place. >> >>Only in Britain, are there disabled parking spaces in front of a >>skating rink. >> >> >>NOT TO MENTION. >> >>3 Brits die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue. >> >>142 Brits were injured in 1999 by not removing all pins from shirts. >> >>58 Brits are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of >>screwdrivers. >> >>31 Brits have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while >>the fairy lights were plugged in. >> >>19 Brits have died in the last 3 years believing that Christmas >>decorations were chocolate. >> >>British hospitals reported 4 broken arms last year after cracker >>pulling accidents. >> >>101 people since 1999 have had broken parts of plastic toys pulled out >>of the soles of their feet. >> >>18 Brits had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper with a lit >>cigarette in their mouth. >> >>A massive 543 Brits were admitted to A& E in the last two years after >>opening bottles of beer with their teeth. >> >>5 Brits were injured last year in accidents involving out of control >>scalextric cars. >> >> >> >>AND FINALLY. >> >>In 2000 eight Brits cracked their skull whilst throwing up into the >>toilet. >> >>RULE BRITANNIA!!!!! >> >>

Posted By: Hogarth55

:D That's brill! and so true!

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