This is a group for the English, to revitalise ourselves with the witty camaraderie we have come to know and love. Its also for those who know what's best but tend not to be of British birth. In fact the general rule is that if you are not of British birth, just attend a meetup and you will be adopted as a northerner, which is far better than being adopted by the southern parts of England. That's not to put a slur against our southern kin, heaven forbid, we just don't want to impose Pickled Eggs and Jellied Eels on the less fortunate (NOT BRITISH) until we have acclimatized them with a Chaz and Dave marathon.
As an adopted Northerner in this group you will be expected to learn the proper etiquette of flat cap wearing, pigeon rearing, not to mention grey hound racing as well as the mystical martial art of Ecky Thump which can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJxGi8bizEg
This group is where we don't have to over pronounce our "R's" and have no need to explain what "give us a butchers" means as well as "the dog n bone."
Its where biscuits are served with Tea not gravy.
Where we laugh at the fear of roundabouts.
Where sarcasm is the norm and encouraged without fear of insulting someone a bit softer on this side of the pond than our good old thicker skinned selves. Unless your from Lancashire and we will merit some grace towards you as we understand your still learning humour from Rolf Harris.
But its also where we can use words like trash, wrench, ask where the bathroom is instead of the loo. We can use these safely without fear of reprisal from our family back home, so lets hoist up the flag, nominate the pillocks and have a good ole knees up. Or you just want to hang with some really cool English people then come along. But the first round is on you!!!