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8 British Stereotypes Debunked

Being British isn't easy.

You wake up in your gigantic ruinous castle, take the Hogwarts express to work (maintaining eye contact with absolutely NOBODY), drink copious amounts of tea, leave work, find the biggest queue you can and proceed to stand in it. Why? Because you’re bloody brilliant at it.

Now, allow us to pull our tongues back out of our cheeks while we tell you that not all the stereotypes about British people are true. For starters, our giant castle isn’t anywhere near a train station. The clever chaps over at Brilliantly British have debunked some of the biggest clangers using cold, hard stats to prove we're not the tea-drinking, mini-driving nation we're routinely painted as.

Some may even surprise you.

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