- Do you really say ‘jolly good show?’ I heard it in several movies and couldn't help but wonder.
No. It's an old phrase and nobody really says it now, except jokingly.
- What are popular brands of tea?
Tetley, Typhoo, Yorkshire Tea, PG Tips and Twinings are the ones that spring to mind right now. But there are loads more, and each supermarket will usually have their own brand, which is usually cheaper.
- Is it true that you have a permit to drive a car into London?
Do you mean the Congestion Charge? That's only in certain parts of London, mainly the centre of it. I don't know if you can pre-pay it in advance, or have to buy it each time you make the trip. You can pay for it in local shops, or over the phone (I got this knowledge from Top Gear; I'm assuming it's right!)
- What kind of cars do you all have?
They are generally smaller than in America. Younger people tend to have smaller cars, as well. Most people in my sixth form had first cars like Vauhaull Corsas, Purgeot 106s, VW Polos, Minis, Fiat Puntos etc. The type cars that people Carole was on about are typically known as 'Chelsea Tractors'.
- Do most people ride bikes or drive cars or do they average?
I'd say most people drive.
- What is treacle? What’s in it?
It's very sugary! Its like a type of syrup thingy, also known as golden syrup, which is the paler version, and dark or black treacle. The dark stuff has a stronger flavour and is slightly bitter, but golden syrup is used in treacle tart. It's delicious!
- What is shepard’s pie? What’s in it?
Carole's already covered this, but I have to add that where I'm from (don't know if this is the same everywhere), it's called Shepherd's pie regardless of whether the meat is lamb or beef.
- What are kippers?
I wouldn't actually say they're that posh. I know people who eat kippers for breakfast. You can get them pre-packed now, and my housemate from the Isle of Man brings them over to have for her breakfast.