11/08/2014 05:36 BST | Updated 14/08/2014 13:59 BST

9 Stereotypes About The British That Simply Aren't True


Britain! Land of thatched cottages, red telephone boxes and Hugh Grant.


Not exactly, no. Whilst we hate to rain on anyone's parade, we don't mind doing it if they're foreigners (and we don't really mind rain in general). So, dear non-British readers, here's a myth-busting list of nine stereotypes about the British that simply aren't true. Sorry about that.

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