10 Ways to Get in the British Mood and Celebrate the Olympics


Traditional Fish 'n' Chips

Traditional Fish ‘n’ Chips (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

With tonight being the opening ceremony for the 30th Summer Olympic games in England, I thought it might be appropriate and fun to come up with some ideas for how to celebrate the games, British-style.

  • Eat a meal of fish and chips. Doesn’t really matter what kind of fish and what kind of chips. To Americanize this, serve fish sticks and potato chips.
  • Say everything in your very best British accent. For some help, watch this video. Riveting stuff here.
  • Men, wear a derby. Women, wear one of these hats.
  • Read your favorite Charles Dickens classic. The whole thing, cover to cover.
  • Serve tea and scones every day. Black tea with milk and sugar, served in a China tea cup.
  • Use only the metric system for the duration of the Olympics.
  • Uses words like dialing code instead of area code, swimming costume instead of bathing suit, zebra crossing instead of crosswalk, and cheerio instead of good-bye.
  • Drive on the left side of the road. If a cop pulls you over just say you’re driving British today and they’ll completely understand, say “Cheerio,” and send you on your way.
  • Wear tweed, lots of tweed. It’ll feel real nice in the middle of summer.
  • Prepare a delicious meal of sheeps internal organs. It’s called haggis and you can get a recipe here.

That should give you a good start.

Any other suggestions?

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Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on July 27, 2012, in Freaky Friday and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. And always carry a “brolly” and perhaps have a pallet for kidney pie. Ta-ta.

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  2. Thanks for the smile. People with imagination amaze me. I must be a very boring person.

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  3. Lived on fish ‘n’ chips wrapped in paper while in London many years ago. Sooo good.

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  4. Argue relentlessly and balms it on mad cow stew

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