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Twitter Users Post Pictures That Could 'Only Be Taken In Britain'

By Petr Knava | Social Media | August 5, 2021 |

By Petr Knava | Social Media | August 5, 2021 |


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I saw a Twitter prompt this morning that I just immediately knew would be filled with goodness:

And sure enough, I was right. Among the few lame, sincere responses featuring such ‘unique’ British things like grass and the sky were many more examples that much more effectively got to the heart of what this country is actually about. You know, stuff like this:

Now, as always when talking about ‘Britain’ and ‘British stereotypes’ or whatever, there is a caveat: ‘Britain’ usually means ‘England.’ That’s not to exclude the other nations from anything of course, it’s just that the particular aristocrat-blighted, post-imperial malaise-suffused, oft-jingoistic imagery usually conjured up in conversations like this tends to refer specifically to the old colonial metropole, rather than the nations that have had to put up with it for centuries.

With that in mind, let’s dive straight into the snapshot of a nation!

And of course, the emperor of them all:

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Petr is a staff contributor. You can follow him on Twitter.



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