The population of Britain should never vote again
A YouGov poll in which Britons were asked to rank “classic British foods” has led to a tiered ranking of foods that should shame a nation. The poll — which covered both sweet and savoury dishes — has, intriguingly, not provoked a lot of specific reactions as to which dishes are in the wrong tiers, but more a tidal wave of barely contained fury, as if the country knows not just what the correct result should be, but also that it has deeply, and irrevocably, effed things up. Sound familiar?
Some choice observations: both Yorkshire puddings and Sunday roasts are in the ‘God’ tier, which is taking the proverbial. The poll leans incredibly Middle England centric, relegating absolutely outstanding Scottish, Welsh, and particular regional dishes to lower tiers. Black pudding being in the crap tier is an abomination, so too faggots, haggis — even though that was originally English, sorry! — liver, and kippers. Get over offal, Britain; and, consider, that this is another instance of a country that largely believes that cultural appropriation and disrespect in food are myths getting extremely mad over perceived cultural disrespect of food! [YouGov]
What are the very best classic British foods? (savoury edition)— YouGov (@YouGov) June 12, 2019
We can now crown Yorkshire Pudding as Britain's finest home-grown food, with 85% of Brits who have tried them saying they like them. Sunday roasts and fish & chips come joint second on 84%https://t.co/2mF0n4khqf pic.twitter.com/pW3xmqQOYu
Looking for the sausage rolls like... pic.twitter.com/91hRwAfeej— Greggs (@GreggsOfficial) June 12, 2019
don’t want to over exaggerate based on one poll, but we need to raze this country to the ground https://t.co/8qxj5OLGS5— a a dril (@demarionunn) June 12, 2019
it's upside down— Steve (@sloughnan) June 12, 2019
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- Good tweet: