50 Reasons why Britain is better than America

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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:04 AM
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hope some one can prove me worng on some of these


1-Britain has a ‘Great’ in front of it’s name, America doesn’t.
2-Monty Python
3-British comedy, not only is it generally funnier, but it doesn’t suffer from the curse of overly sentimental mushy gushy moralistic endings and characters
4-You can’t get a decent cup of tea in America
5-The Full English Breakfast, ‘nuff said
6-Britons have a greater grasp of sarcasm, irony and self-deprecating humour
7-Shakespeare
8-America as it is wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for Britain
9-Patrick Moore
10-London, with all its shoe-shines and delightfully cheeky cockney chimney-sweeps
11-Bowler hats
12-The phrase “that’s just not cricket!”
13-The traditional British pub
14-The unpredictable weather, which keeps things interesting
15-Every great villain in anything ever has been British
16-Winston Churchill
17-Driving on the right side of the road, by which I mean the left
18-The Loch Ness monster
19-We have lovable Irishmen, Welshmen with…their…err sheep, and….the Scots
20-Ale
21-We have a stiffer upper lip
22-We produce wonderful loonies (see no. 9)
23-Americans have their oh so old great monuments, most of which my house is older than
24-Hobbits
25-We have a cooler accent
26-No matter how hard the Americans try, we’ll always hate France more
27-We had a glorious empire, whereas America is still trying to acquire one
28-James Bond
29-The monarchy, love ‘em or loathe ‘em at least we have one to love and loathe
30-The fact that we beat back the insidious Hun. Twice.
31-Black pudding and jellied eels
32-The word ‘urchin’
33-The convoluted British legal system
34-Police truncheons (invented by Sir Henry Truncheon in 1762)
35-Sherlock Holmes
36-British engineering, the best in the world
37-We can pronounce simple words like ‘aluminium’
38-Monacles (see no. 9)
39-We have a better national anthem, America sing about a flag, we use the power of song to ensure the Queen’s safety through divine intervention
40-British words, especially curse-words, e.g. arse, wank, bugger, codswallop, poppycock
41-Dr. Who
42-In Britain high treason is still punishable by hanging
43-John Cleese
44-Cheesy ‘70s BBC sci-fi shows, always a good thing
45-We’re not so lazy that we feel the need to drive when going round our neighbours house
46-Greenwich mean time, the basis of the world’s time, is situated in Britain
47-We have our place names, rather than stealing others and putting ‘New’ in front of them
48-Wallace and Gromit
49-Freddie Mercury
50- the austin mini cooper better then any muscle car


be nice people


ps i think i put this in the worng bit so mod if you wana move it please do


[edit on 6-7-2010 by birdyat101]




posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:09 AM
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Britain only has a "Great" in front of the name because it's larger than Brittany.
It's more obvious in French-
Voici la Bretagne
Voila la Grande Bretagne



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:11 AM
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thanks for the reply



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:15 AM
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Here is why NZ is better:

Because we are New

And because we are um um um scenic?



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:17 AM
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Sorry but The Netherlands is the best. Why?
God created the world, but the Dutch created the Netherlands.
We are our own Gods



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:19 AM
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Although pretty amusing, I dont think "we're better than you" threads really bring much to the debate and many on the list are harking back to a bygone era.



[edit on 6-7-2010 by woodwardjnr]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:20 AM
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Ok, it is a light hearted thread. I was expecting a flame war to begin, thankfully not


I am a Brit but I would still love to experience beer, dogs and a top baseball game. Maybe one day...

They also have storm chasers on the US. Our storms in the UK are pityful.

Most of all, they have a Constitution. They should be proud of that. Just a shame that the people allow it to be used as toilet paper.

All in all, they are ok in my book.

Another thing we had in the UK was Rod Hull. He was a genius. He used the gimmick of sticking his arm inside a large bird as an excuse to beat up celebrities. I mean, why did anyone else not think of this before?




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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:20 AM
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Number 3 is definitely true!

I lived most of my life in the US so I can attest to this "fact"!



I wonder how many of these "facts" will be on the citizenship test I will be taking in October?



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:26 AM
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29-The monarchy, love ‘em or loathe ‘em at least we have one to love and loathe


That's like saying "leprosy, love it or loathe it, at least I've got it"



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:28 AM
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While I have a captive Brit.

I would like to ask you why your country has gone over to Islam?



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:30 AM
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Wait, wait! Tolkien was born in South Africa ... I refute the Hobbit reason! ummm 49 Reasons?



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:31 AM
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Originally posted by catwhoknows
reply to post by Pentothal
 


While I have a captive Brit.

I would like to ask you why your country has gone over to Islam?



Meh?

I have no idea what point you are trying to make here. Maybe you replied to the wrong person.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:36 AM
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Hilarious. Love it. Trying to think of a rebuttal or add to your list, but it's too early in the morning.

Shakespeare, Freddie Mercury, wow who could argue with that; cooler accents, no question.

Okay, here's a pre-coffee one....I am not sure that mini cooper's are cooler than the old muscle cars. You know we starred those things in movies and wrote songs about them. (lol, they were hideous!

Love the thread

Can't wait to read more!

eta: You forgot The Beatles? They were like gods over here.

[edit on 7/6/2010 by ladyinwaiting]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:38 AM
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30-The fact that we beat back the insidious Hun. Twice.


Only because the USA bailed you out....Twice


There is a lot of nice things about Britain. Other than breakfast and fish &chips I cant think of much food wise though.

The only reason yall hate france me is because yall have been doing it longer!


Sadly though, yall are beating us (barely it seems) in the Orwellian Big Brother category. I wouldn't do well to live there. I'd get in trouble with some "privileged" minority group when I told them to "SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN!"



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:41 AM
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Adding to the lightheartedness of this thread,

The US is a "United" band of states. Our greatness is in that unity. Unless of course there is an issue with ego or opinion, then even Gorilla Glue doesnt hold us together.

The US has a long history of repackaging and reselling something old as something new. Just look how we turned the concept of Cricket into Baseball, or the concept of Rugbee into Football (oh, and we even had to steal the name from another sport, so we just changed that one to Soccer), and most people dont even realize that the Statue of Liberty wasnt really our idea to begin with, but we just go with it all the same.

And lest we forget who gave the world the automobile and air travel. I mean, we spawned one of the most overall expensive creations ever on this planet. It helps us break up that nasty little ozone layer, has provided an astounding amount of employment for the medical community, created entire global conglomerates, and strips this earth of those ever so pesky resources left behind by ages of the past. Oh, and not to mention how accountable both industries are for helping to control the global population explosion.

See, we are pretty special in our on right. Right?



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:45 AM
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But they were born in NZ caves.

So was Tolkien - that is how he knew the story.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:50 AM
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reply to post by catwhoknows
 


because of pot smoking politically correct, psycotic MP's



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:51 AM
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reply to post by birdyat101
 


First off, Dr Who should be # 1, and Cheesy ( NOT!) 70's sci-fi shows ( Like Blake' 7 ! ) should be #2. ( and yes, even though The Tomorrow People were really a kids show it was awesome sci-fi)

Shakespeare may not have been Shakespeare but the writings may have been produced by Francis Bacon.. there is a lot of good evidence for this.

One thing you did leave out Thank God was Fish and Chips.

The English cannot cook good Fish and Chips to save their lives.

They actually eat the stuff with vinegar and do not know how to season a fish or chip batter at all. This is the bland common foods you feed to the peasants and the use of vinegar well.. That's not even a spice with a palatable flavor. That's just wrong on so many levels ( Yeah.. I am being Nice)

Now, you want some real fish and chips you come to Louisiana and let me cook you some fresh Cajun style catfish and battered seasoned chips. Your taste buds will never allow that other swill to go near your lips again.



[edit on 6-7-2010 by JohnPhoenix]



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:52 AM
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1 reason the UK is basically the same as the US.....

cos we are.

The end.



posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 06:53 AM
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You missed out Stonehenge and Avebury. And the NHS.





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