I don't think you're British. You haven't got a clue about self deprecating humour at all. You agree that we're odd, drink boiling hot tea in the middle of summer and prode odd brother/sister couples that do it in lifts fueled by Rockstar energy drink. Then you slyly work in a battle that we won, such as Agincourt or Waterloo and smile smugly.
What's more shocking is that someone got paid to write an article about it.
They probably studied journalism at uni ("studied") for three years to end up writing pieces like this ... that actually get publish (on the web).
Oh boy, people that look like that seem to grow in numbers by the day.
Last friday I was at my grandma's house and we looked at some old photographs from around 1950, when she was on holiday in Paris. I was damn impressed as everyone in those photos was dressed so nicely and had good haircuts.