Well yes, they are! but no more than the Irish, the Welsh, the Scottish, the French..... etc. etc. etc.
and here is a lovely little eccentricity that happens every four years in Great Dunmow, Essex. The next one is 2020. Here is a pic of two of this year's worthy winners, their bearers and the flitch, also with it's own bearers. and to find out more about the Dunmow Flitch, what it is, and how you go about trying for it, here is a link which will tell you much about the history.