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Posted on 10/24/2013 12:57:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Is the English sense of patriotism fading? According to a poll, English people are more likely to know the date of St Patrick's Day than St George's. Find out how English you are by taking our test
English people are more likely to be able to name the date of the US Independence Day and St Patrick's Day than St George's Day, according to a new poll.
The survey found only 40 per cent were able to identify St Georges Day as falling on April 23, compared with 71 per cent who could give July 4 as the American national holiday and 42 per cent who knew that March 17 was St Patrick's Day.
British Future released the findings ahead of a Festival of Englishness, to be held in London tomorrow, which will discuss English politics, comedy and sport.
So just how English are you? Take our test to find out.
1. You're out to dinner. Your fish arrives overcooked, the potatoes almost raw. Do you: a) Send the dish back to the kitchen straight away and request one that's properly cooked. b) Grumble loudly and start composing a bad Tripadvisor review. c) Soldier on until the waiter asks 'how was your meal?' and respond 'lovely thanks'.
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My uncle did not marry an insect.
I took Ancestry.com DNA and found out that I am 89% British isles. Now I don’t have to read the article.
I love the King George III “do you miss me yet”? poster.
My DNA results from them is 37% British/Irish and 99% European, mostly German and Norman France. So, who cares about what holiday dates I know or don’t.
With all due respect to my Grand Mother, I am not English:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
So, who cares about what holiday dates I know or dont.
I am retired. Every day is a HOLIDAY.
I’m one of the Germanic horde that overran north America.
I seem to be 100% English for some reason.
Well I don’t intend to visit England so I’ll just keep speaking in the American idiom.
Look your not really an American till you take the final test and you shoot at people from the old country when needed..my people shot at them in 1777..so im not English any more
I’m a little of everything, but the major ones are Portuguese (from both mom and dad), German and English.
I had ancestors on BOTH sides of the Revolution, although the ones fighting for the Crown were paid to do so...
100% British Isles here . . . Smile!
Same Germanic hordes that overran England and the continent.
Hitler hears about Obamacare Exchanges:
Answered half with Cs but I’m a Texan.
That was pretty funny.
Me, too. 100 percent English. Suppose it’s from riding English all those years?
Almost sound Python-esque but would love to see the chap pies on “Top Gear” (BBC) take a run at it!
Its a puff piece anyway. Its test and its conclusions are all highly contentious.
Thats a political distinction, not an ethnic one.
What your patriot soldier ancestors lived on water and air only? Wow.