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How English Are You? Take the Test
The Telegraph ^ | 18 Oct 2013

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 George’s 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'.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: british; english; patriotism

1 posted on 10/24/2013 12:57:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

My uncle did not marry an insect.


2 posted on 10/24/2013 12:59:43 PM PDT by knarf (`)
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To: nickcarraway

I took Ancestry.com DNA and found out that I am 89% British isles. Now I don’t have to read the article.


3 posted on 10/24/2013 1:01:48 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nickcarraway
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'.

Just don't complain about a dirty fork.

4 posted on 10/24/2013 1:02:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

I love the King George III “do you miss me yet”? poster.


5 posted on 10/24/2013 1:05:16 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: mountainlion

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.


6 posted on 10/24/2013 1:07:33 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


7 posted on 10/24/2013 1:09:05 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: RJS1950

So, who cares about what holiday dates I know or don’t.

I am retired. Every day is a HOLIDAY.


8 posted on 10/24/2013 1:10:21 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m one of the Germanic horde that overran north America.


9 posted on 10/24/2013 1:26:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

I seem to be 100% English for some reason.


10 posted on 10/24/2013 1:45:36 PM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: nickcarraway

Well I don’t intend to visit England so I’ll just keep speaking in the American idiom.


11 posted on 10/24/2013 1:48:30 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: nickcarraway

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


12 posted on 10/24/2013 1:51:51 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m a little of everything, but the major ones are Portuguese (from both mom and dad), German and English.


13 posted on 10/24/2013 1:52:25 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: tophat9000

I had ancestors on BOTH sides of the Revolution, although the ones fighting for the Crown were paid to do so...


14 posted on 10/24/2013 1:53:21 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: nickcarraway

100% British Isles here . . . Smile!


15 posted on 10/24/2013 2:14:59 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: cripplecreek
"I’m one of the Germanic horde that overran north America."

Same Germanic hordes that overran England and the continent.

16 posted on 10/24/2013 2:23:36 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: tsomer

Hitler hears about Obamacare Exchanges:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-ajt5dk__M#t=29


17 posted on 10/24/2013 2:44:24 PM PDT by Liberty Wins ( The average lefty is synapse challenged)
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To: nickcarraway

Answered half with Cs but I’m a Texan.


18 posted on 10/24/2013 2:59:27 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Liberty Wins

That was pretty funny.


19 posted on 10/24/2013 3:32:23 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: ottbmare

Me, too. 100 percent English. Suppose it’s from riding English all those years?


20 posted on 10/24/2013 5:56:13 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: nickcarraway

Almost sound Python-esque but would love to see the chap pies on “Top Gear” (BBC) take a run at it!


21 posted on 10/24/2013 6:01:46 PM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: mountainlion

Its a puff piece anyway. Its test and its conclusions are all highly contentious.


22 posted on 11/05/2013 12:37:50 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Thats a political distinction, not an ethnic one.


23 posted on 11/05/2013 12:38:51 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

What your patriot soldier ancestors lived on water and air only? Wow.


24 posted on 11/05/2013 12:40:32 AM PST by Vanders9
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