When I started reading some of the tweets on this recent trending topic on Twitter, I knew that I had to share them with you! If you are interested in understanding the true character of English people (which is an awkward combination of shyness, embarrassment, and self-righteousness) check out this hashtag to learn more about our quirky ways!
Click below to listen to the podcast and hear my commentary of the following top ten tweets. Don’t forget to watch the video and like Purland Training on Facebook!
Listen and download the free MP3 lesson: Hashtag Englishness (22 MB, Google Drive)
There is more free material on the topic of Englishness – including podcasts and videos – here:
- Helpful Notices – Englishness
- Englishness – Are You English? Quiz
- What does it mean to be English? (Discussion Words)
Accidentally making eye contact with someone who’s at your bus stop every day, and having to move house to avoid seeing them again.
— Suze Likes Cake (@SuzeLikesCake) January 18, 2018
Sitting in a hospital and complaining about the wait, then when they apologise for the delay you say “that’s fine I haven’t been waiting long”#verybritishoffences
— bryan fogg (@bryan_fogg) January 18, 2018
#VeryBritishOffences When the doctor walks in and says hello & how are you and you say oh I’m fine thanks.
— Rishabh Sharma (@im_srishabh21) January 18, 2018
— Karl® (@BarelyKarl) January 18, 2018
When you realise you have walked too far and pretend to look into a shop window before turning round. #VeryBritishOffences
— Gareth Thomas (@gareththomas172) January 18, 2018
Not answering “How are you?” With “Fine.” And instead telling the person about all the things wrong with your life. #VeryBritishOffences
— skyejoneswords (@skyejromance) January 18, 2018
Finally, here’s my contribution to the hashtag:
#verybritishoffences Avoiding the Quiet Coach on the train because you know you can’t deal with the excruciating awkwardness that happens when somebody inevitably talks a bit too loudly
— Purland Training ELT (@purlandtraining) January 18, 2018