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It’s the way I hold my beer glass.

Last night a New Yorker told me that he had identified me as being English from the way I was holding my pint.

Up to now I had never really thought anyone could have identified me as being of one nationality or another from the way I hold a glass. I didn’t think I held a glass in an English way.

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Now, I do know that the Swiss hold wine glasses low down the stem towards the base, and can easily spot a non-Swiss person from this glass holding trait.

But I did not think Britons held glasses in a particular way. Apparently we do.

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