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This 'Very British Problems' Twitter account is all of us

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Being British is a bit like being part of a really awkward club, in which all the members like to avoid social contact and know how to queue nicely.

And nowhere is a sense of Britishness better summed up than on the Very British Problems twitter account, which brilliantly chronicles the awkward reality of being a Brit through 140 character tweets.

With its deadpan messages on topics such as the perils of being involved in office small talk and the dread of having to make an actual phone call, the account is truly all of us.

Launched back in 2012 by freelance journalist Rob Temple, the account, which now has 1.4 million followers, rapidly gained cult status among us rain-loving Brits and has gone on to spawn two books, a TV show, a range of gift cards and a clothing line (plus, excellently, a Very British Problems board game that will be released in time for Christmas).

In honour of the publication of Temple's second book, More Very British Problems, we chart some of the account's most hilarious tweets.

Be prepared to splutter into your cup of tea...

Very British Problems: 10 very funny tweets



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Northern Ireland court of appeal abortion ruling deemed huge setback

Campaigners have expressed disappointment with the decision

by Elle Griffiths
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by Elle Griffiths
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This woman is giving free makeovers to her fellow cancer survivors

“I know how it feels during chemotherapy to feel wiped out and ugly”

by Anna Brech
29 Jun 2017

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Forever fire-fighting? This trick will change everything

by Anna Brech
29 Jun 2017

Thelma & Louise almost never got made for this pathetic reason

We’re disappointed in nineties Hollywood, but not especially surprised

by Moya Crockett
29 Jun 2017

This is the top challenge couples face when it comes to being happy

Conquer it to live together free and fearlessly

by Anna Brech
29 Jun 2017

Women rejects police apology after they ignore 125 stalking reports

Helen Pearson was targeted for four years by her neighbour

by Jasmine Andersson
29 Jun 2017

We’re obsessed with this child’s impression of “hot mess” millennials

“I’m sorry I was eight hours late for brunch yesterday”

by Kayleigh Dray
29 Jun 2017

Tories cheer after blocking Labour bid to raise emergency services pay

Social media users found the response crass given recent events

by Elle Griffiths
29 Jun 2017

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A little empathy goes a long way

by Anna Brech
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