The hashtag #AwfullyBritishCommandments started trending recently, so we thought we would put the best 10 together for you so that you are up to speed on the rules we must all live by.
The Ten Commandments, also known as the #AwfullyBritishCommandments, are a set of British principles relating to being British and the accompanying lifestyle, which play a fundamental role in the lives of every British person, whether they have realised it or not.
The 10 British Commandments:
Thou shalt mutter “You’re welcome” under your breath, to the person who didn’t thank you for holding the door. #AwfullyBritishCommandments
Following a Cambridge University student setting fire to a £20 note in front of a homeless man, a petition has been launched to have him expelled.
A SnapChat video has circulated, showing student Ronald Coyne struggling to set the note on fire while wearing a white bow tie and tails. The camera then panned across to the homeless man he was taunting.
Coyne, the communications officer of the University’s Conservative Association has been fired from his position following the outrage caused by his actions.
Additionally, a petition entitled “Remove Ronald Coyne from Cambridge University” has been launched, demanding his expulsion and that he be made to work at a homeless shelter.
Ronald’s mom, Sandra McLaughlin (46) has spoken about the incident, revealing that her son has previously volunteered at a homeless shelter for two years and “felt really bad about” setting the money on fire in front of the homeless man.
“I don’t recognise that behaviour in my son. I don’t really know why he’s done something so thoughtless and cruel. It’s completely out of character. He did two years of volunteering at a shelter homeless shop in Edinburgh. It’s very surprising. We’re just a normal family. We’re not toffs, he’s not a toff. He’s been a hard-working student who is very, very lucky and aware of the privilege he has to study at Cambridge.”
She continued, saying
“It’s been stressful. I’m starting to panic because I can’t get a hold of him. He spoke to us after the event and said he’d done something very stupid and felt really bad about it. He went out a few nights later around Cambridge with one of his friends to do the homeless run and give out tea, coffee and sandwiches to them. He’s obviously known what he’s done himself. It’s baffling. He wasn’t a wild teenager, he was in chess club at school.”
But for those of you eager to not be alone on the holiday that couples dominate, let us help you out – we can tell you who your TV valentine will be this year, and then if you’re still single by February 14th then you can curl up on the sofa with your fictional valentine and your favourite snacks. Sounds ideal, personally…
Should you spend the day in the strong, protective arms of Luke Cage?
Or maybe you’ll be spending it being serenaded by Lucious Lyon from Empire?
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air was an absolutely fantastic show. It was on the air for six years and entertained us throughout them. Will Smith’s character was endearing and well-intentioned (most of the time) and Carlton reminded us all of that family member. Uncle Phil was the seemingly cold figure who warmed our hearts when he displayed otherwise, and Jazz was the friend our parents were glad we never had.
As a kid, I was obsessed with sitcoms. Especially the ones that aired before my time. Keeping Up Appearances, The Good Life, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air were among my favourites.
So, how much can you remember from the hip show with the cool intro song that we can all still remember all the words to?
Test your knowledge with this quiz and share your results to see if your friends can top your score!
No one is stupid. We are all smart and have our own measures of cleverness. While you may not be traditionally clever in an academic sense, you may be smart in other ways. You could be street smart, business smart, or smart in a creative capacity.
The idea of being ‘stupid’ or ‘slow’ is old-fashioned and narrow-minded and totally against the world we live in. It’s essentially calling a square peg redundant because it doesn’t fit in a triangle shaped hole.
To many children’s educations are tossed to the side because from a young age we introduce harmful ideas like ‘smart’ and ‘stupid’ into their heads, and don’t go on to explain that there are many different forms of smart. While they may not take to reading like a duck does to water doesn’t mean they’re not bright. They’ll just have potential in other areas.
But, if that smart streak isn’t embraced and encouraged, then how do you expect people to be themselves and acknowledge their ideas. Also, if we disregard people as ‘stupid’ or ‘idiots’ how do you expect them to act any differently? They eventually, and unfortunately become a self for filling prophecy at your own hands.
So let’s find out what areas you’re smart in. Do you have a thirst for knowledge, or do you know how to handle yourself while you’re out and about?
Are you street smart, book smart, business smart, or does your intellect have a creative flare?
Don’t forget to tell us what kind of smart you are in the comment section below and let us know if you think it’s the right answer for you!
Why not share it with your friends and family as well? Let’s see where you get your type of intellect from!