British Culture

Other Considerations

  • “British” and “English” are not synonymous. ‘British’ refers to people from England, Scotland and Wales, whilst ‘English’ refers to people from England alone. 
  • While Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom,  the population is not technically classed as ‘British’. For example, passports differentiate the two populations as 'the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland'. Some Northern Irish may be offended by the suggestion of being called 'British' if they support the notion of a United Ireland.
  • When it comes to sports, the British are often openly impassioned fans. People may openly boast and taunt those who support opposing teams. However, players themselves are still expected to be slightly self-deprecating.

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