Personality Quiz: Could You Pass For British?

Some of you will have been reading Anglophenia for quite a while, absorbing huge chunks of British culture and possibly even dreaming of one day passing for a fully-fledge Limey.

Well, how do you know if you’ll manage or not if your knowledge and understanding isn’t put the test from time to time?

With that aim in mind, here’s a little quiz to test how well you’ve been paying attention. Don’t worry, you won’t have to stay after class if you fail, nor will it affect your visa.

But you may wish to reconsider that PB&J pizza in favor of the odd toad-in-the-hole, just to redress the balance:

10 British words that have no American equivalent

10 British words that baffle Americans

Five American expressions the British don’t understand

Five great American things the British secretly envy


Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2. He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage. Fraser invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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