Apart from accent,how can you tell someone is British?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Ask them where they're from.🙂🙂

    Ask them who they voted for in the last national election🙂🙂

    Ask them what their favorite football team is🙂🙂

  • Craig
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    2 months ago

    You can tell for sure when they tell you.  

    Short of that, you might be able to catch a word or phrase that is distinctly British.  Most Brits eventually betray a fondness for eccentricity of personality, and a predilection toward viewing society in terms of classes...but these traits also appear in many non-British English-speakers, so they can't be conclusive "tells".  There's also a British mode of fashion - but again, a Brit might be wearing local clothes and a non-Brit might wear British styles, so it's not conclusive.Your best bet is vocabulary.  Catch their panicked reaction when the American pilot announces "We'll be taking off momentarily." 

  • 2 months ago

    The words they use and if they watch rugby and soccer instead when rigged NFL is on. 

  • 2 months ago

    I'm sure that I could think of many questions that only we would know the answers to.  Also as I am British putting on a fake accent won't work, it'd be immediately obvious.

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