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    1. What is British to you?
    2. What does it mean to you?
    3. What words or images come to mind when you think of Britian?
    4. Which country/city are you in?
    5. Age?

    This is some research for a uni project I am working on!

    Just copy and paste these questions or number your answers with the correct question.

    Thank you!

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    1. What is British to you?
    2. What does it mean to you?
    To be British IMO is to be tolerant, decent, courteous and efficient.
    3. What words or images come to mind when you think of Britain?
    Red post boxes
    Black taxis
    Freezing fog
    Cricket
    Afternoon tea
    Bowler hats & brollies
    Fish & chips with mushy peas
    the Beano
    the Guardian
    Buck House
    "I say, jolly good show, old chap !"
    4. Which country/city are you in?
    Ireland

    5. Age?
    40


    Good luck with it !
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    1. What is British to you?
    to me british is just another term for english i do not class myself as british
    2. What does it mean to you?
    it means being polite, pompous, arrogant
    3. What words or images come to mind when you think of Britian?
    the queen, big ben, black hackneys, house of commons, greasy spoon cafes,
    fish n chips, union jack, cuppa tea, "ave it", "oi oi savaloy", "knees up mother
    brown", "cor blimey", etc
    4. Which country/city are you in?
    Glasgow , Scotland
    5. Age?
    26

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    1. What is British to you? socks with sandals!
    2. What does it mean to you? british means a polite person to me
    3. What words or images come to mind when you think of Britian? black cabs, fish and chips, the queen, cold weather, london, scones and tea, coronation street
    4. Which country/city are you in? Staffordshire in the UK
    5. Age? 26
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    1. What is British to you?
    Tea, Fish & Chips, rubbish weather, kiss me quick hats and fat women in leggings and all things Chav.
    2. What does it mean to you? Sadness that the old image of bowler hats, cheerfulness and polite courteous people are almost extinct.
    3. What words or images come to mind when you think of Britain? Filthy, divided, overcrowded, expensive, scroungers paradise.
    4. Which country/city are you in? Village in Lincs
    5. Age? 34

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    I know its too late for the uni project but I feel better for getting that off my chest

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    1. What is British to you? Fish and chips, a full English breakfast, cricket, Winston Churchill, the seaside, pantomimes, Admiral Nelson.
    2. What does it mean to you? Home, bad weather, queues.
    3. What words or images come to mind when you think of Britian? Post Boxes, Police without guns, the Bobby on the beat, Big Ben, The Queen, Black Cabs, London's red buses.
    4. Which country/city are you in? Birmingham, UK
    5. Age? 43

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    1. What is British to you? Blackpool, fish and chips and Coronation Street
    2. What does it mean to you? The ability to laugh at ourselves
    3. What words or images come to mind when you think of Britian? sand castles, blackpool tower, Theakstons old peculiar... decent beer, Lancashire extra mature cheese, string vests
    4. Which country/city are you in? Birmingham
    5. Age? 39
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