Having a takeaway at your gaff
eating out a cafe.
Queuing when there isn’t even a sign.
Having a pint to tickle your twine
cold and flat with an amber shine.
stiff upper lip with a sarcastic quip
always talking about the weather
moaning about the rain forever.
Cars on a go slow with a little snow
people with money get up and go
to Spain to avoid the rain.
Watching Wimbledon between the rain
pies and football at the England game.
Political correctness being a pain.
Cockney rhyming slang and the bill
East Enders and grange hill
are what we watch on TV
we have some great intuitions like the bbc
Marks and Spencer’s and WHSmiths
cheese and onion and salt and vinegar crisps
fish and chips, chinese and curry
living life now in a hurry
these things are just a flurry
of what it means to be British.
By Daniel Hooks
AKA Alienpoet on Facebook