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Started by ReverendBlueJeans on Oct 24, 2021 11:59:01 AM
What's the coolest English stuff?

Pearly kings in bowlers wresting in a vat of jellied eels?

People called Nigel?

Football hooligans fighting outside a village Post Office with faded jigsaw box tops in the window?Talk about it here!

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Lagopus - 24 Oct 2021 12:02:04 (#1 of 163)

The language. Warm beer. Fish finger sandwiches.

JohnIlly - 24 Oct 2021 11:03:50 (#2 of 163)

Warm beer???? Are you a Yank?

kvelertak - 24 Oct 2021 11:08:22 (#3 of 163)

Marmite, HP sauce, lime marmalade, rhubarb crumble and lemon curd.

tasselhoff - 24 Oct 2021 12:11:56 (#4 of 163)

Music, language, marmite.

mingmong - 24 Oct 2021 12:13:00 (#5 of 163)

The chance to be a Home Counties Celt.

A large part of being English is making a big deal of any non-English parts of your heritage.

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Oct 2021 12:14:23 (#6 of 163)

Wearing expedition clothing and carrying an alpiniste rucksack for walks in Epping Forest.

RosyLovelady - 24 Oct 2021 12:16:23 (#7 of 163)

Private Eye

The Guardian crossword

London

Antimatter - 24 Oct 2021 12:29:12 (#8 of 163)

Bacon, Pubs, Public Footpaths.

carterbrandon - 24 Oct 2021 12:29:48 (#9 of 163)

This sort of thing:

https://ayearinthecountry.co.uk/

https://drdavidclarke.co.uk/urban-legendary/cursed-stones/

spartak - 24 Oct 2021 12:30:27 (#10 of 163)

How is bacon English?

tasselhoff - 24 Oct 2021 12:31:08 (#11 of 163)

Everyone knows France is bacon.

CarlosFandango - 24 Oct 2021 11:31:17 (#12 of 163)

Curry Mile - Mancs

Balti Triangle - Brum

Oak Lane and environs - Bratfut

JohnIlly - 24 Oct 2021 11:32:45 (#13 of 163)

How is bacon English?

Well, he wrote Shakespeare.

Peacock - 24 Oct 2021 11:32:55 (#14 of 163)

Bulldog spirit

JohnIlly - 24 Oct 2021 11:33:20 (#15 of 163)

As for piggy bacon, you can't beat Ayrshire bacon.

RosyLovelady - 24 Oct 2021 12:33:30 (#16 of 163)

< Bulldog spirit >

Noisy, smelly and slobbering?

mingmong - 24 Oct 2021 12:35:10 (#17 of 163)

'Crap Towns'

tasselhoff - 24 Oct 2021 12:35:48 (#18 of 163)

Football

Lagopus - 24 Oct 2021 12:36:39 (#19 of 163)

Ayrshire bacon?

No, I'm just trying to keep my hands warm.

Atticus - 24 Oct 2021 12:37:46 (#20 of 163)

Jet from Gladiators.

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