BritishThreatLevels Britons laugh in face of terror threat and reveal the things

first_imgI feel a #BritishThreatLevels coming on…— Andrea Mann 👍 (@AndreaMann) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels your mate only buys skimmed— Lindsay Dodgson (@linzasaur) May 24, 2017 Suddenly remembering that you made a cup of tea 30 minutes ago and then downing it in one lukewarm go. #BritishThreatLevels— James Melville (@JamesMelville) May 24, 2017 Faced with the grim news that the UK’s terror threat level has been raised from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’ in the wake of the attack in Manchester – meaning that another incident could be imminent – British social media users have responded with aplomb. Refusing to be cowed by the threat of violence, Twitter user NickMotown tweeted a message of defiance saying: “We’re British. You can’t scare us until you raise the threat level to ‘I’m sorry, but there’s only continental breakfast left'”.Jeremy Cook expressed similar sentiments with a tweet saying: “We’re British. I don’t get scared until the threat level hits ‘Replacement Bus Service'”.Inspired by their tweets, Andrea Mann created the hashtag #BritishThreatLevels, which has been a top trend throughout Wednesday as social media users catalogued the many and varied things that really get to Britons. #BritishThreatLevels “would you mind sharing this table?”— Stuart Millar (@stuartmillar159) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels We’re British, you don’t scare us until you raise the threat level to: “The only tea we have is Lipton.”— Laura Knight (@lauraknight888) May 24, 2017 When you congratulate a lady on her pregnancy and ask her when it’s due and she tells you she had the baby 6 months ago #BritishThreatLevels— Ray Gin (@pureraygin) May 24, 2017 Excuse me, but is this seat taken?#BritishThreatLevels— Ruth Davidson (@RuthDavidsonMSP) May 24, 2017 “Now for a team-building exercise.” #BritishThreatLevels— The Secret Barrister (@BarristerSecret) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels We’ve run out of teabags.— Andrea Mann 👍 (@AndreaMann) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels Someone going in for a second kiss on the other cheek.— Andrea Mann 👍 (@AndreaMann) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels Making a squeaking noise on a chair and doing it again even louder so everyone knows the 1st one was not a fart.— BFG (@BFGcontrol) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels you’ve already said “thanks” “cheers” and “tah” after someones held 3 doors open for you and have run out of words— Harry Spindler (@harryspindle) May 24, 2017 The dilemma of how long you have to pretend to look around the shop that you have mistakenly visited.#BritishThreatLevels— James Melville (@JamesMelville) May 24, 2017 The temperature goes below 5°C or above 20°C #BritishThreatLevels— Ross Lawson (@Ross_Lawson) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels “let’s all go around the table and say a little bit about ourselves”— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) May 24, 2017 You bump into an acquaintance and it’s clear neither of you want to speak but social etiquette dictates you have to #BritishThreatLevels— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) May 24, 2017 #BritishThreatLevels Speak to your dad. He just wants a word.— Cromerty York 🎙 (@Cromerty) May 24, 2017 @AndreaMann #BritishThreatLevels “The milk is off” which then escalates to – “and the shops are shut”— Rob Fleming (@r0bfleming) May 24, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The person next to you on the train constantly texting with their keyboard clicks still on. #BritishThreatLevels— David Schneider (@davidschneider) May 24, 2017 There is a special place in my heart for British people’s reaction to clear + present danger. This is what I mean: #BritishThreatLevels— Sharon Spiteri (@shaspi) May 24, 2017 “Great, I’m heading in the same direction.” #BritishThreatLevels— Flic Everett (@fliceverett) May 24, 2017last_img read more