Monday, 25 August 2014

The British Tag

*buys a Corgi* *finds a Queen mask* *waves Union Jack flag* Cat tagged me to do the British tag, so... here it is! Grab yourself a cuppa and get ready to realise how un-British I really am.

1. How many cups of tea do you have a day? How many sugars?
Um, based on this question I don't think I should be doing this tag because I'm not stereotypically British... I've always claimed to hate tea but honestly, I've never actually tried it. Hot drinks just aren't my thing and they usually contain milk (MY BIGGEST HATE.) I'm thinking about trying Chamomile tea soon because apparently it helps with stress and anxiety and it doesn't have milk in it so we'll see how that goes... have any of you tried it? Is it nice?

2. Favourite part of a roast?
Yeah, I definitely shouldn't be doing this tag. I hate roast dinners and, in fact, vegetables, even though I'm vegetarian. I guess the nicest bit is the mashed potato (I don't like them roasted. I'm a fussy eater.) If it's Christmas then we'll have oat roast which is possibly the best thing ever.

3. Favourite dunking biscuit?
I hate biscuits. This question actually made me shudder with disgust. It's all about the cookies. ❤

4. Favourite quintessential British past-time?
One enjoys one's free time mostly with one's books, and occasionally one will watch Britain's Got Talent to watch one's subjects make fools out of themselves. One also enjoys pronouncing the letter 'z' like 'zed' - not 'zee' - because that is how it should be pronounced. Innit.

5. Favourite word?
I'm not entirely sure which words are considered exclusively British but I do say 'lovely' a lot. It's a lovely word, and I don't know why but it seems pretty British to me. How about 'enunciate' but in Benjamin Cook's voice? And does favourite count? Colour? Recognise? 

6. Cockney rhyming slang?
I'm Hank Marvin, I right fancy a Ruby Murray, and it's all gone a bit Pete Tong. Apples and pears etc. *cough*

7. Favourite sweet?
I don't really eat sweets but on the rare occasions that I do, I'll probably go for Haribo or Strawberry Laces. Maybe those rainbow strip things from Tesco. ...What are they called?

8. What would your pub be called?
...The Mile Long Pub? No? ... I hate myself.

9. No. 1 British person?

10. Favourite shop/restaurant?
Forever 21 is my favourite shop right now but I think it's American and I've only ever seen two branches of it in England. Also Sainsbury's, simply for the cake and pizza counters. 
I go in cafes more often than restaurants so I guess either Costa (mozzarella, tomato and basil panini) or Starbucks (Moroccan-style wrap with a smoothie.) 

11. What British song pops into your head?
Swapping this to British bands instead, it's easier. Spice Girls (ew, but iconic), The Beatles, Oasis, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Blur, The Smiths, Queen, McFly, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd... I hope all of these are British - I think they are.

12. Marmite?
Put it in your food and it will be improved by 100%. 

I tag Rachel at Booktastic Reviews, Holly at Lost in a Library, Rachel at Rachale's Reads, and Holly at Holly Quills and Ivy. I swear the name thing wasn't intentional.

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  1. I feel so lost right now. I've seen the British Tag moving along but what is roast and marmite ands Cockney rhyming slang? I like to say zeeeeee

    1. A roast is a type of meal, traditionally eaten for dinner on Sundays but it can be eaten on any day. It's usually vegetables, roast potatoes, some kind of meat and Yorkshire puddings (google it) with gravy. Marmite is a food spread, kind of like yeast extract. Cockney rhyming slang is just London slang :)

  2. I think it's safe to say that I am the archetypal Brit, but I still disprove of Marmite. I can't stand it. Also, I went from 5 cups of tea to 2 a day. Yay!

    Oh and David Tennant is a definite.

    Chloe :)

  3. Yes! Another person who hasn't tried tea! You're right - it's all about the biscuits :)
    Thank you for tagging me! But I've just done this tag so I'll edit it to say you tagged me as well

    1. It's not all about the biscuits, ew ew ew! Cookies FTW <3

      Whoops sorry, I hadn't realised you were already tagged!

    2. That's what I meant. The only biscuits I like are Hob Nobs - I just couldn't think of the word. COOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS

  4. Loved this post! I'm not British, but try being Irish and saying you don't really like could hear a pin drop!!!! :)

    1. Haha, thank you! I actually really love potatoes in every form, just not roasted. :D

  5. So glad someone else doesn't like hot drinks :) and I 100% agree with you on Benjamin Cook's voice <3, thank you so much for tagging me Amber ! my answers are up if you want to check them out :)

  6. You don't like could this be?? Everyone likes biscuits! Especially Jammy Dogders. And I love how to named your No1 British Person to be the whole cast of Harry Potter and David Tennant. Haha. Love your blog.
    I had a wee little go at this tag myself and I'd appreciate it if you could peep it for a second or two. Tally Ho. xxx