If you’re touch down in London’s Heathrow Airport soon, get ready to watch a 3-minute introduction to British culture from the most English man ever.
The presenter Stephen Fry is a comedic legend in the UK for his work in “Blackadder,” “Jeeves and Wooster” and “QI”, but some British news websites are calling his latest video “terrible” and “rubbish.”
The clip — which was released this week on Heathrow airport’s free WiFi page — shows Fry running through several cliché examples of British etiquette. He explains the very British obsession with discussing the weather, lining up, the “after you; no, after you” loop, and the act of cheering whenever anyone smashes a glass.
If you watch the video too many times you could be forgiven for thinking that the UK is trapped in a time-capsule from the Victorian era.
The Telegraph reported that Heathrow Airport asked 1,000 visitors what they loved about Britain to mark the launch of the video. Here are the results:
Top five aspects:
1. Traditional pubs
2. Sense of humour
3. Double decker buses
Top five attractions outside London:
2. Edinburgh Castle
3. Loch Ness
4. Sherwood Forest
5. The Roman Baths
Top five words or phrases:
3. Nice one
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