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The "Kiss Me Quick" Hat

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The "Kiss Me Quick" Hat

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The "Kiss Me Quick" Hat

The "Kiss Me Quick, Squeeze Me Slowly" hat summarises the English seaside experience. It epitomises English humour and optimism through generally bad experiences.

David Potts

NOMINATION 308 OF 1160

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It is an extraordinarily elusive icon. I've always known about them, had them described to me and seen them depicted on seaside postcards but never seen and certainly never worn a real one. Do they even exist or are they part of the peculiar Platonic ideal of the perfect English seaside holiday?
Jenni Waugh


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I nominate the red pillar box.

Donna Spencer

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