Keep Calm and Carry On. We’ve all heard this WW2 motivational phrase, right? Well, it seems that the British have never truly forgotten it and it shows, especially with the global coronavirus pandemic continuing to spread and the quarantine in full effect.

It looks like nothing, not even Covid-19, can dampen Brits’ sense of humor. Bored Panda has collected some of the most hilarious tweets to show you that Brits are hilarious no matter how bad the situation really is. So enjoy and remember to upvote your faves, dear Pandas!

The UK is currently in its fourth week of quarantine and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from intensive care on Sunday. There might be some good news this Thursday, too because the government will review whether the situation is sufficiently under control to relax social distancing measures a bit.

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Nawal Wali
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2 months ago

Jean go inside, you can never win against a 5 year old

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Chris Jones
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2 months ago

Good to see the daleks back. I will be upstairs if anyone needs me.

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Kaisu
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2 months ago

Maybe Londoners appreciate some peace and quiet and respect other people's need for peace and quiet by not starting a singalong

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It might seem peculiar that people are laughing and having fun while the coronavirus has killed more than 10,000 people in the UK. However, it’s incredibly important to maintain your sense of humor during a crisis. For example, British comedian and writer David Baddiel told The Atlantic’s Tom McTague that people always turn to comedy during difficult times. Even if that means poking fun at the coronavirus which some people can find offensive or insensitive.

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Nawal Wali
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2 months ago (edited)

This is why I binge read boredpanda

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Well, I Tried
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2 months ago

Look incredibly professional, exactly like Jamie Olivers

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

I think your daughter is faulty

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“People want jokes,” Baddiel explained. “Partly because jokes are a relief, and they take the edge off danger; partly because they are a way of processing the experience; and yes, partly because this is a massive shared experience. We can't really do much about these things, but we can laugh in the face of them. In a godless society, it's the one eternal victory we have.”

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Juniper
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2 months ago

Same!!!! I thought he would take picture of me signing the package so Im just waiting there, with pen in my hand, smiling at him and he honestly looked so done with life :D

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N G
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2 months ago

Postmen appreciate a clean pair of knockers

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Sarah Huston
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2 months ago

Upvote for innovative name of dish

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Meanwhile, British Australian comedian Tim Minchin told McTague that he agrees with Baddiel’s conclusions. “We don’t laugh at scary things because we don’t understand their seriousness. We laugh because they’re serious. Making jokes gives us a sense of power over the threat.”

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Carrie de Luka
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2 months ago

Please tell me you picked it up and gave her the apple back???

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Carrie de Luka
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2 months ago

They love a good party. Been rapping in the streets too!

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Ruth Mayfly
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2 months ago

You're definitely going to want to defrost those first.

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Both comedians think that joking about serious things is not inappropriate. In their opinion, the people who talk about jokes being inappropriate are dealing with the situation by trying to control things in a different way.

“Their weapon is signaling their moral purity,” Minchin said before adding, “Both the clowns and the virtuous can at times be bores or boors or bullies.” In other words, both comedians and “serious” individuals have their pros and cons and neither is better than the other. But one thing’s for certain—not even 2020 will make Brits lose their sense of humor.

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Kaisu
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2 months ago

Also he wasn't alive during the blitz so maybe don't compare the current situation to stuff you haven't even experienced

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Nea
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2 months ago

Seriously, all i think nowadays is why dont we hav smart utensils that cook, clean and sort by themsleves. Why dont i hav a sepf cleaning house...why did we have to go to moon instead?

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Meyer Weinstock
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2 months ago

That's it....I'm starting my own podcast...sod off, Nicola!

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Carrie de Luka
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2 months ago

I like the sheep in the playgrounds and on the children's roundabouts.

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Sel Bonda
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2 months ago

Tough times, tin tuna times!

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Foxxy (The Original)
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2 months ago

Hahaha, too funny.

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Nea
Community Member
2 months ago

I am unusually nervous when i am on a video call, professional or ptherwise. I always lock myself in a room for such calls. If this happened with me, i would be very very disturbed for as long as i am going to see those people on call.

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Tiggy Darling
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2 months ago

Trying to keep your distance in a busy park like that is just pointillist.

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Wottermehlon Doge
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2 months ago

am i the only one that has seen this at least 70 times in different posts?

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Wottermehlon Doge
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2 months ago

the Trojan Duck...what a lovely sight

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Nea
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2 months ago

Nah, not really

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Tiny Dynamine
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2 months ago

Finally, people are getting it.

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Nea
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2 months ago

Nobody is jealous, trust me.

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Jayne Lister
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2 months ago

In New Zealand, our Prime Minister announced that both the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny are classified as Essential Workers providing Essential Services. Go Jacinda Arden!

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Vanta Black
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2 months ago

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Sorry, Pooh, but "hunny" isn't an essential item. Please return it to the shelf.

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Hans
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2 months ago

Yes, it is, because people rub it for a living abnd thereby fear their financial downfall.

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Kenny Kulbiski
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2 months ago

Is the bar okay? Does the entrance still work? Was any alcohol damaged?

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Chris Jones
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2 months ago

I didn't get this message!! Gutted I missed vital news.

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