What British People really mean when they say ...

What British People really mean when they say ...

Learn what British people are really thinking when they say ... A guide for foreigners.

Jamie Whitehorn
Jamie Whitehorn

The British tendency to politeness can cause problems, we don't always seem to say what we mean ... well, we do but it's couched in British politeness.

So for all my foreign friends, here's a table to help you translate :-)

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And another example of the famous British reserve :-)

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Source article: The Telegraph: Translation table explaining the truth behind British politeness becomes internet hit