29% of Brits Make out they are ‘foodies‘ – noting fishy going on here then!
Millions of Britons claim to have visited a place they have never been to, enjoyed a book they’ve never read – or eaten food they secretly can’t stand, in a bid to appear more “cultured”, according to a new study. Research into cultural experiences revealed the exaggerations Britons tell to appear more ‘food-literate’, better-travelled and more worldly wise.
According to the survey, 29% make out that they are ‘foodies’ to their friends, family and colleagues – suggesting they regularly dine on oysters, quinoa and sushi – when in fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Whilst four in ten have claimed to have seen a film they’ve never seen, while around one in five (19%) have overplayed their interest in politics in a bid to impress their peers.
A similar number (17%) have given the impression to their family and friends that they are more into ‘cool’ music than they actually are. There are also a handful of people who’ve gone as far as to be economical with the truth when the topic of plays, operas and arthouse films crop up.
Other popular pretends include joining in discussions about famous pieces of literature we’ve never actually read (17%).
A further 35% claim they would consider a cruise to a destination such as the Mediterranean or Caribbean in a bid to appear more cultured.
MSC Cruises UK commissioned the research among adults aged between 16 and 65. Despite the penchant for a bit of ‘spin’ from time to time to boost our social status the study by MSC Cruises UK found most Brits do get their fair share of culture.
According to the data the average Brit will enjoy a fine dining experience on nine occasions.
Top 20 foods Brits claim to like
- Dark chocolate
- Rare steak
- Craft ales
- Smelly cheese
- Hot chillies
- Raw Vegetables
- Korean food
- Rye Bread
- Bowl food (Congee)
- Aged meat