Why you should follow… @SoVeryBritish

If you apologise a lot, feel socially awkward buying sandwiches and think signing off an email with "thanks" conveys your rage, Very British Problems is the Twitter account for you, especially now there's a TV show about it...

Hello there. So sorry to interrupt. I just wanted to very quickly tell you why you should follow Very British Problems on Twitter.


You see, the world can be a lonely place. It’s a little impersonal, a tad disconnected. We are surrounded by fast-moving streams of information or lost (sometimes literally when the tube is really busy) in a sea of faces.

Twitter is often a part of that – sharing on social media can feel like shouting into the void – but other times, it can be a salvation. And a quick flick through Twitter account Very British Problems is just that. In fact, it’s got our British problems so right, an entire show has been made in response: Very British Problems, tonight at 9:00pm on Channel 4.

Each of their Tweets are tiny, 140-character mirrors for all the strange things we Brits unthinkingly do on a daily basis. 

Sure, we might not chat to strangers, or even make eye contact on the bus, but we are all the same really. That’s a heartwarming thought, isn’t it?

Very British Problems sums up all about the silly, strange and awkward moments we create in our day-to-day lives. Things like queuing…


And terrible phone conversations: 

I, as an introvert desperately trying to masquerade as an extrovert, feel an affinity with every single tweet. 

Very British Problems don’t tweet all the time. Not even every day. This is about quality, not quantity.

And there’s even more good news, telly fans. It’s also being developed into a TV show. “Expect unnecessary apologising, an obsessive interest in weather and queuing, and lashings of awkwardness,” says the show’s production company.


Anyway… that’s enough from me. I’ll let you get on.