Usually, when a hashtag trends on Twitter, you know there’s been either a huge celebrity scandal or breaking news.
However there’s those few times when the trending hashtag forms from a community of people sharing their stories.
A prime example is when #AwfullyBritishFakeFacts trended, providing a compilation of classically British things taken to the extreme, but are still somehow completely plausible.
Most of the comments play to the classic British nature of being overly-polite, saying “sorry” about 10 times for something that wasn’t even your fault – but hey, at least we don’t have a reputation of being rude.
Here are some of the funniest, and most accurate ones out of the bunch:
#awfullybritishfakefacts It's mandatory to learn how to queue other wise you fail your GCSEs in the UK.
— Nyx Fairway (@Nyx_Fairway) August 13, 2017
It’s something that comes naturally to us Brits.
If a British person doesn't like tea, they are publically executed
— Daniel Holloway (@RFCdan) August 13, 2017
Adding the milk or the water first is something that can tear a family apart.
#AwfullyBritishFakeFacts It only rains once a year.
— Sandra (@ringgoldsandra) August 13, 2017
Yes – January through to December.
On a similar note:
We prefer having rain over sun so we have something to moan about #AwfullyBritishFakeFacts
— Lato (@RyLato) August 14, 2017
Although, when we get that one week of sun, we complain about that, too. What? – It’s too hot, we’re not used to it!
Speaking to anyone on a train or bus is illegal in England. #AwfullyBritishFakeFacts
— David Rouse (@Rouse_David) August 13, 2017
And let’s not get us started about the tubes in London – there it’s illegal to even make eye contact or smile.
— bleb (@traumaturge) August 14, 2017
Cob, bun, cap, bread roll to only name a few – but why are there so many names for them? And what do you call them?
— rebecca hardy (@teamhardy2000) August 13, 2017
I wonder just how many people would genuinely believe this one – that picture is pretty hard evidence.
If you hate your new haircut you grin and say you love it then cry when you get home
— Laura Whittle (@laurawhittleuk) August 18, 2017
We all know the pain.
#AwfullyBritishFakeFacts If you don't say "right" before you stand up to leave you have to pay a fixed penalty fine.
— Jack Clarke (@ClarkeIOW) August 18, 2017
I bet you didn’t even notice you did this until now. Every. Single. Time.
#Awfullybritishfakefacts Upon leaving your Grandmother's house, she must wave until you are precisely 300 metres from her house.
— Laura (@Lauz89) August 18, 2017
Is she even your nan if she doesn’t do this?
#AwfullyBritishFakeFacts you will be receive a 2 year minimum jail sentence if you eat an after eight before 8pm
— Spongie The Clown (@Sponge159) August 19, 2017
This one goes out to all the rebels out there.
If you can believe it's not butter you immediately get banished from the u.k
— beth (@bethbrooks15) August 19, 2017
If you tread on a crack in the pavement you will die instantly
— Stuart Tiffin (@Seckabat) August 19, 2017
Kids resemble baby giraffes trying to walk for the first time as they try to stay safe.
It is mandatory to take the pens from Argos upon visiting #AwfullyBritishFakeFacts
— Charlee Skuse (@That_Punk_Panda) August 19, 2017
Until they caught on and started putting chains on them…
If you wee in a swimming pool there's a special chemical that turns it green so everyone knows what you did. #AwfullyBritishFakeFacts
— Kerry Drewery (@KerryDrewery) August 14, 2017
This one terrified us all, let’s be honest.
If you frown when it's windy, your face will stay like that #AwfullyBritishFakeFacts
— Polly Furness (@yorkgirl) August 14, 2017
Why did our parents feed us so many scary lies?!
It is illegal not to cheer and shout "wahey" when a waiter drops anything he is carrying in a restaurant. #AwfullyBritishFakeFacts
— Lady.Of.The.Manor (@lady_manor) August 14, 2017
Same goes with when a Ryan Air flight lands.