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British Culture Poll for Non-Brits

For my non-British readers:

Poll #2061146 British culture poll for non-Brits

Which of the following aspects of British culture are you (at least vaguely) familiar with?

Cadbury's Creme Eggs
'Carry On' films
The Raleigh Chopper
Coronation Street
Lord Sugar
Marks & Spencer
Last of the Summer Wine
The Boat Race
Clotted cream
Ant & Dec
White Van Man
The chip butty
Sir Cliff Richard


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Jan. 12th, 2017 11:15 pm (UTC)
I live in Britain and I was not familiar with Slade (although in hindsight it feels like I might have heard about them) and The Raleigh Chopper. Some things on the list I have only heard about but would not be able to tell what they are precisely. For example I know that Ant and Dec are those two guys who do something on TV and I even know how they look I think but I do not know whether they are singers or dancers or reality TV stars. I know what Coronation Street and Last of the Summer Wine are but I have never watched an episode of either and would not be able to name or recognise a character from either of these.
Jan. 13th, 2017 11:47 am (UTC)
I agree, I'm British and I think it's a bizarre list. I'd never heard of the Raleigh Chopper either. I only really know Slade from their Christmas song. All I know about Last of the Summer Wine is that it's the title of an old TV programme; I couldn't describe the premise or name any characters or actors, like I could with some TV shows I haven't seen.
I don't know how old philmophlegm is but maybe it's a list of aspects of British culture for an older generation? (I'm 35.)
Jan. 13th, 2017 12:32 pm (UTC)
It's meant to be if not bizarre, then at least quirky. I'm 44.

I'll do a follow up post explaining what each item is later.
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:22 pm (UTC)
I do not think it is bizarre really but I am not British, I just live in Britain. And I do not have a TV at home. After I did the survey I thought that philmophlegm might have wanted to see the results of non-Brits who are not based in Britain only (i.e. how much people abroad know), so I put enough info into my comment for philmophlegm to be able to eliminate me from the results if needed.
I think non-Brits living in Britain are somewhere between Brits and non-Brits, we generally would have no knowledge of the stuff related to previous generations (we did not see our parents or our nan do British things like you guys).
Jan. 13th, 2017 07:07 am (UTC)
That's HM Prison Slade, right? ;-)
Jan. 13th, 2017 09:33 am (UTC)
Oh naff off! No, that wasn't the one I meant...
Jan. 13th, 2017 06:42 pm (UTC)
My 2000-03 workplace appeared as HM Prison Slade ...
Jan. 13th, 2017 07:48 pm (UTC)
Really? I've not heard this story!
Jan. 13th, 2017 02:43 pm (UTC)
I must add that as a Scot I never encountered a chip butty until I moved to England. We had much healthier food like the macaroni pie supper and the deep-fried pizza... :-)
Jan. 16th, 2017 11:44 pm (UTC)
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