British, hmmm, now then.......... Britain is split into many different cultures as you travel forth from south to north.
The stereo-type you tend to see on American TV, i see that as the Southern upper class toffee nosed types, with their lardy dar accent that has a r
where r's should be, there is no r in bath (barth) or laugh (larf), "ur 'avin a larf intcha".
I hope this isn't off topic, i'm just trying to give readers an idea of what different types of British is.
I come from the very north west of England, near the Scottish borders, a place called Cumbria. Apparently this area, its people and its dialect stems
from the vikings. They say the northen dialect is as true English as your going to get ( the queens English is not true English, besides, shes German,
Examples of our dialect:
Home = yam
Don't = Divvent
Child = bairn
i'm = aas
Going = gaan
food = scran
gate = yat
jump = lowp
testicles = cleppets
table = tyable
cake = cyak
cought = knakked
over = ower
in the distance = yonder
news = crack
and so much more, so what would i be saying if i said "ass just knakked me cleppets lowpin ower yat ower yonder, nows aas gaan yam for sum yam myad
cyak fresh on't tyable", lmao, peole actually talk like that round here.
If you want to more about our dialect then check out the Cumbrian dictionary at www.gonmad.co.uk...
you'll laugh for hours.
To finish my little story, back on subject, I am British, but more so I am Cumbrian, however, no matter where you go in Britain, we are all the same,
our humour, our lifestyles, it stands out in this world, watch a British comedy like Blackadder or Red Dwarf, Watch a soap like Eastenders or
Coronation Street, watch Drama like the Bill, whatever it may be, If its British, it stands out from the crowd. (Mind you, we could never make a
cartoon series quite like Family guy).
Peace my friends from the little industrial town of Workington in Cumbria, Great Britain.
EDIT: I had to throw this last bit in, I don't believe we are the United Kingdom any more, Wales and Scotland have de-evolved, Ireland stepped slowly
away, really we are 4 seperate country's making up 1 and a bit islands of the coast of France, lol, still Great Britain, just not very united, more
[edit on 26/8/08 by woogleuk]