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28th Mar '17 4:49:23 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Robert, in ''Film/VacationFromMarriage'', tries to be one before the war, hoping it will make him look older and get the raise he wants for his job.
3rd Feb '17 10:17:46 AM amysteriousravioli
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* Granted, he's only around college age, but Arthur Deering in ''Literature/AlongTheWindingRoad'' is even described as "too British for [his] own good."
14th Dec '16 6:30:10 PM Camassia
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* [[Music/ThePolice Sting's]] song "Englishman in New York" is basically this trope; the musical. With lyrics like "I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear", "A walking cane here at my side, I take it everywhere I walk" and "Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety".

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* [[Music/ThePolice Sting's]] Music/{{Sting}}'s song "Englishman in New York" is basically this trope; trope: the musical. With lyrics like "I don't drink coffee I take tea my dear", "A walking cane here at my side, I take it everywhere I walk" and "Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety".
8th Dec '16 8:05:37 PM Divra
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* Sidney Nettleson from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance''. His bio reads "Whether sharing a SpotOfTea with English bluebloods or putting a .38 slug into an unwanted nuisance, Sidney does everything with poise and dignity. Years of avid cricket-playing have also given him a much feared throwing-arm."
%% ** Scope Sterling from the sequel is his DistaffCounterpart.

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* Sidney Nettleson from ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance''. His bio reads in ''Jagged Alliance 2'' reads: "Whether sharing a SpotOfTea with English bluebloods or putting a .38 slug into an unwanted nuisance, Sidney does everything with poise and dignity. Sidney combines the mannerisms of the upper crust with the lighting quickness of a Wild West gunslinger. Years of avid cricket-playing have also given him a much feared throwing-arm."
%% ** Scope Sterling from the sequel is his DistaffCounterpart.DistaffCounterpart. While Scope is less of a walking stereotype, she scatters her speech with britishisms, speaks with an ourageously plummy RP accent and displays a relentlessly StiffUpperLip.
11th Nov '16 3:15:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is a proto-version of this (at least at first), complete with tea. He seems to be drifting in [[BadAss a different direction]]. After becoming more of a Shonen hero (though not quite a [[IdiotHero standard]] one), however, he will still turn a diplomatic talk into a duel of honor between him and TheDragon over an argument about tea.

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* Negi Springfield of ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' is a proto-version of this (at least at first), complete with tea. He seems to be drifting in [[BadAss a different direction]].direction. After becoming more of a Shonen hero (though not quite a [[IdiotHero standard]] one), however, he will still turn a diplomatic talk into a duel of honor between him and TheDragon over an argument about tea.
21st Oct '16 2:36:09 PM nombretomado
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Start with one cup(pa) [[SpotOfTea tea.]] Mix in a hearty helping of [[BritishAccents posh, formal, excessively polite-sounding Received Pronunciation accent, or at least how you think it is pronounced]]. No one ([[DanBrowned except those pesky British people]]) will notice. Add some StockBritishPhrases for seasoning, wot, wot. Throw it all in a top hat and stir with a [[HighClassGlass monocle]] over low heat for the 1000+ years in the history of UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire. Turn it out carefully, give him a name like "Sir Nigel Featherstonehaugh-Smythe,"[[note]]"Featherstonehaugh" pronounced "Fanshawe," or possibly "Thomas"[[/note]] and Bob's your uncle, you have yourself the [[IAmVeryBritish Britishiest British man]] to ever "cheerio" his way into the media-viewing-public's home. And no one ([[DanBrowned except those pesky British people]]) will be any the wiser that you're mixing dialectal phrases willy-nilly or throwing British slang around like Frisbees.

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Start with one cup(pa) [[SpotOfTea tea.]] Mix in a hearty helping of [[BritishAccents [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents posh, formal, excessively polite-sounding Received Pronunciation accent, or at least how you think it is pronounced]]. No one ([[DanBrowned except those pesky British people]]) will notice. Add some StockBritishPhrases for seasoning, wot, wot. Throw it all in a top hat and stir with a [[HighClassGlass monocle]] over low heat for the 1000+ years in the history of UsefulNotes/TheBritishEmpire. Turn it out carefully, give him a name like "Sir Nigel Featherstonehaugh-Smythe,"[[note]]"Featherstonehaugh" pronounced "Fanshawe," or possibly "Thomas"[[/note]] and Bob's your uncle, you have yourself the [[IAmVeryBritish Britishiest British man]] to ever "cheerio" his way into the media-viewing-public's home. And no one ([[DanBrowned except those pesky British people]]) will be any the wiser that you're mixing dialectal phrases willy-nilly or throwing British slang around like Frisbees.



* Anti-Cosmo from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' speaks in a BritishAccent, is intellectual, wears a monocle and derby hat, and loves sipping tea. Of course, being an anti-fairy, he's not British. Plus he's doing things ForTheEvulz.

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* Anti-Cosmo from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' speaks in a BritishAccent, UsefulNotes/{{British Accent|s}}, is intellectual, wears a monocle and derby hat, and loves sipping tea. Of course, being an anti-fairy, he's not British. Plus he's doing things ForTheEvulz.
16th Sep '16 1:32:27 AM PaulA
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* Sir Henry Merrivale, from the Literature/CarterDickson books which spoof Lord Peter by creating an aristocrat who is ''nothing'' like Lord Peter, except for the 'brilliant detective' part.

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* Sir Henry Merrivale, Literature/SirHenryMerrivale, from the Literature/CarterDickson books which spoof Lord Peter by creating an aristocrat who is ''nothing'' like Lord Peter, except for the 'brilliant detective' part.
16th Sep '16 12:27:26 AM PaulA
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** And Sir Henry Merrivale, from the Carter Dickson books which spoof Lord Peter by creating an aristocrat who is ''nothing'' like Lord Peter, except for the 'brilliant detective' part.

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** And * Sir Henry Merrivale, from the Carter Dickson Literature/CarterDickson books which spoof Lord Peter by creating an aristocrat who is ''nothing'' like Lord Peter, except for the 'brilliant detective' part.
22nd Jun '16 10:02:36 PM PaulA
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* Creator/KarlMay lived at a time when wealthy British globetrotters were a common trope, so some characters of this type appear in his works. The most well-known examples are Englishman Sir David Lindsay in the Orient Cycle and Scotsman Lord Castlepool in ''Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee''. Lord Castlepool is obsessed with making wagers and travels through the Wild West in search of adventure, paying his guides 50 Dollars per adventure.

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* Creator/KarlMay lived at a time when wealthy British globetrotters were a common trope, so some characters of this type appear in his works. The most well-known examples are Englishman Sir David Lindsay in the Orient Cycle Literature/OrientCycle and Scotsman Lord Castlepool in ''Film/DerSchatzImSilbersee''. Lord Castlepool is obsessed with making wagers and travels through the Wild West in search of adventure, paying his guides 50 Dollars per adventure.
2nd Mar '16 1:10:49 AM Menshevik
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* The excentric Lord Conrad Hummingford, one of [[ComicBook/DieAbrafaxe the Abrafaxe's]] competitors in a race around the world in 1898.
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