I think it's fine as long as people who use that meme don't overdo and are actually educated, and do it for the sake of breaking our balls in a friendly way.
But when they actually do believe it, hard as a rock - it can get frustrating when you try to educate them but they keep jumping from branch to branch with their bananas like the baboons they are.
I'm a big fan of the British Empire, the Victorian Era especially was pretty awesome. Living in Lille, I can experience England quite often if I wish to, thanks to the Eurostar.
What do you think of Brexit? I personally do not judge, the UK is free to do as they please although it is certainly a shame. If only the EU could have just been France, the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, Luxemburg, and Austria without having to carry a bunch of deadweights, it could have been awesome. But we have to do with this for now.
Huge respect to you aswell, British neighbour! Thanks for the kind words.