“Behaving British”

The act of doing something you know you’ll regret immediately after.
(“I always knew it was a terrible idea to vote ‘leave’, I guess I was just behaving British.”)
                                                                                    * Urban Dictionary *

Election Day in the UK  is  a Thursday from  7 am to 10 pm. This tradition originated from  several reasons :

  • Friday pay-packets would lead to more drunken voters on Fridays and weekends;
  • election  far after a Sunday  would reduce the influence of Sunday sermons;
  • many towns held markets on Thursdays, so the local population would be travelling to town that day
  • people haven’t yet left for the weekend
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