Top 10 Signs You Read Too Much British Literature

Posted on February 2, 2013

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10. You change your spellcheck settings to British English so you won’t get words like “colour” and “curiousity” marked incorrectly spelled.

9. You name your daughter Emma, Jane, Mary, Lydia, Elizabeth or Anne.

8. You get excited when you’re at the UF College of Pharmacy and meet a man named Charles Dickens in the cafeteria line (this one actually happened to me!)

7. You know the difference between spotted dick and hob nobs.

6. You get pulled over by the ignorant cops for driving on the correct side of the road.

5. Nobody but nobody makes fun of the Queen!

4. At Christmas, instead of singing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, you sing “Father Christmas is due to arrive in the city soon”.

3. Or you sing “Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat”.

2. You walk through the sporting good section at Walmart, see the fishing rods marked “Shakespeare”, and sigh.

And the number one sign you read too much British literature:

1. You laughed and nodded your head at 7 or more of these!

Share with all of your English Lit aficianados!

Created by Louise C.Leonard 2/2/2013

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