The New York Times wrote that Britain was ”still reeling” after London’s terror attack on Saturday. Britain disagrees.
This sort of hyped-up headline does the terrorists’ job for them. UK isn’t “reeling” @nytimes pic.twitter.com/KKesMHHIFY
— Robert Harris (@Robert___Harris) June 4, 2017
In response to the hyperbolic headline, many explained that the British simply don’t ”reel”. After all, Britain is the home of keep calm and carry on. There are, of course, a few exceptions.
To help the rest of the world avoid such embarrassing overgeneralizations in the future, British Twitter has shared their opinions on what truly makes Britain reel, using the hashtag #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling.
So get ready to take notes! Let’s take a look at what actually makes Britain reel.
Queue jumping #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/ZExfjclc7l
— Rob Johnson (@evilrobster) June 4, 2017
Someone standing ambiguously near the back of a queue, but not quite in it.#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling
— SadfaceOtter (@SadFaceOtter) June 4, 2017
Disrespect of tea etiquette
People who don’t respect correct tea strength etiquette #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/EdNST93YFv
— Faith Crummack (@FaithCrummack) June 4, 2017
When someone offers to make tea then comes back with this. #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/H9mPONFkmB
— Lucy Wyld (@LucyWyld) June 4, 2017
When people make tea in the microwave #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/M8006Sq8mr
— Emily Rose? (@emilyrosehip) June 4, 2017
Breaking toilet paper protocol
People who do this #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/v7uKb2g5LU
— Callum Shannon (@callum_shannon) June 4, 2017
This #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/4gkIOJlJQc
— David Hobgen (@caughtinthedeep) June 4, 2017
The words ‘we’ll go round and everyone say your name and tell us something interesting about yourself’ #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling
— . (@Likemycoffee) June 4, 2017
The same person holding several doors in a row open for you and running out of different ways to say thanks #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling
— Ms Thomas (@thiannon_rhomas) June 4, 2017
Not catching someone’s name and having to spend the next three decades avoiding introducing them to anyone #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling
— Sarah Crook (@SarahRoseCrook) June 4, 2017
#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling not being able to talk about the weather ?????
— just me..Nic x (@1970nsj) June 4, 2017
Two consecutive days of sunshine #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling
— elPedro (@AngryPete666) June 4, 2017
Everything about public transportation
People who sit next to you on an empty bus #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/TRY10ERtbj
— Rebecca Wright (@bex2188) June 4, 2017
#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling finding one passenger occupying more than one seat on the tube. pic.twitter.com/iZpnTkArSE
— Rob (@GenericZA) June 4, 2017
And perhaps most importantly…
Lack of snack civility
#ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling Eating a soft biscuit because the last person didn’t bother twisting the end of the packet shut. ?? pic.twitter.com/5LWkl1DCAd
— ? nina ? (@ninypops) June 4, 2017
The price hike over this little chap ? #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/e8hpH8wffW
— Kirsty (@MissHartx3) June 4, 2017
People pronouncing it scone, when it is actually pronounced scone. #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling
— Jerknalist (@Prince_Albert37) June 4, 2017
When you are in a meeting and offered a biscuit and this is what you are faced with… #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/EAtqZl919I
— Duncan Steele (@duncsteele) June 4, 2017
Toasters that aren’t big enough to fit in the whole slice of toast. What is the point? #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling pic.twitter.com/qj8OsaI2B1
— Charles Rothwell (@charlierothers) June 4, 2017
Finding a tin of Quality Street and discovering a sewing kit #ThingsThatLeaveBritainReeling
— Brikena (@BritishBree99) June 4, 2017
@realDonaldTrump You seem to be a rather stupid, histrionic individual!
Misuse of the apostrophe.
There’s a reason British humour is loved the world over
I love this. Shows why British humour is the best in the world 🙂
More is being revealed about the Tories than was ever apparent in the election. Their complete indifference to any rules or thoughts of decency are so visible now. I believe more and more people are being turned against them now. Their conduct and showing was bad enough during the election, but it’s much much worse now. The true colours are showing.
Brilliantly funny collection this! 🙂 …I know – I DO know she didn’t fancy the ‘Leaders’ debate thingy – but d’ya reckon someone could persuade her to do HIGNFY? She’d be hilarious as ‘guest-host’ – Britain’s original comedy PM!
…worse, BUYING Jersey Royals that turn out not to be ‘scrapers’