Wednesday, 28 April 2010

How English Am I?

My last post mentioning cricket made me think - I am not a typical Englishman, am I?

I don't like cricket!

I don't drink tea!

I don't wear a suit with a bowler hat and an umbrella!

I don't do Morris Dancing!

I am not a beer-swilling soccer hooligan!

I don't watch Eastenders!

I think of the Krays as psychotic killers and not "lovable rogues"!

I am not proud of the British Empire and what it achieved/did to the places it owned. Think Hitler invented the concentration camp? Think again...

No, I don't feel very English at all.

There is only one thing that makes me feel a bit English.

The English are supposed to be eccentric.

I do believe I am eccentric. Unless I am just mad, of course - that has always been a possibility!

But assuming I'm not mad, maybe I am just a little bit English?


Wreggie said...

Pretty English to me. Have you heard yourself speak?

Rock Chef said...

Wreggie - Oh I just put that voice on!

wigsf said...

do you drive on the left side of the street?

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Look into your identification card and find out if you are indeed a citizen of the once great British Empire :)

Being a citizen of a country does not mean you have to follow the crowd.

Hey, maybe you are an BETTER and UPGRADED Englishman of the new century!!! You are Legendary after all :)

morethananelectrician said...

Come on over...and be a Yank!

Rock Chef said...

wigsf - Well I try to ride my bike on that side, so I guess that is a big sign...

Shadowthorne - Englishman-2000 or something? Sounds like an interesting concept!

Sparky - But I would have to learn to ride my bike on the wrong side of the road!

wigsf said...

I just noticed something. You called it soccer. You aren't English. You're American (or Canadian)!

Rock Chef said...

wigsf - Since I started blogging I have developed a subconscious translation reflex for the benefit of my American and Canadian friends - sometimes I miss one, but I try my best! Maybe I am an American or Canadian wannabe!

terri said...

Eccentric? Maybe. I just think you're cool! But Wreggie is right. Based on the accent, you're definitely English.

Rock Chef said...

Terri - Hm, should I now become The Cool Rock Chef?

Rock Chef said...

Or The English Rock Chef?

agg79 said...

Eccentric? You? The thought never crossed my mind.

You make it sound like eccentric is a bad thing. Some of the greatest minds have been considered a bit "eccentric".

Adn Wreggie & Terri are right - your accent peggs you as English (at least in my opinion).