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50 Reasons why Britain is better than America

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posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:04 AM
I'll just leave this here

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:05 AM
Doh, dropped into BTS.
Some-one who failed to attend their broom extraction appointment must've complained.
It's ATS that needs some

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:05 AM
>>>17-Driving on the right side of the road, by which I mean the left

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:07 AM
reply to post by TheLoneArcher

I can respect that and would be also ashamed of an american making a post against any othe country.

Just as I am ashamed of the Bush/Obama jokers runing america and there need to do things in other countries instead of looking on how to improve there own.

ok I will lighten up and be happy

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a happy 4th to the americans.

k, back to wok.

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:07 AM
reply to post by Ferris.Bueller.II

And a damn fine car it is too! - I have a cooper S - you can't beat German engineering.
vrrrom vroom.

I forgot to mention Top Hats and Penny Farthings (the bicycle)

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:10 AM
reply to post by robbinsj

Now, it takes a real man to admit when he is in the wrong and needs to lighten up.

Respect to you Sir.

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:10 AM
One factor that negates an otherwise excellent list is the fact that GB has turned into a giant Nanny State. Law abiding citizens gave up their firearms and can barely carry a pocket knife larger than a pinky for protection or for picking their teeth. Their are countless inane laws on the books in GB not to mention the surveillance cameras on every street corner that do more to restrain the law abiding than the criminals.

The thieves, thugs and hooligans still have their large blades and guns though. The laws only impinge on those who abide by them.

The private ownership of handguns was effectively banned in Great Britain in 1997. All registered handguns were collected by the police and destroyed. Since then, there have been an average of between 4,000 and 5,000 recorded firearm offences involving handguns every year. Criminals who want to use handguns don't seem to have too much difficulty in obtaining them, but they aren't stealing them from licensed gun owners.

Govt. approved Baby Sitters
Official "play rangers" to monitor playgrounds while parents are not permitted to enter the playground.
Happy Hour restrictions aimed at binge drinkers
Door to door home inspections in homes with children under the age of 5

Yadda Yadda Yadda... need I go on??

Nanny State bad!! "The Young Ones" Good

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:12 AM
Sorry OP but what about Spice Girls??

(or Spice Guys!?!?!?)

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:12 AM
reply to post by birdyat101

You forgot "the avengers" with Diana Rigg


posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:14 AM
You totally forgot Irn Bru , haggis and black pudding oh and average white band

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:17 AM
reply to post by YJLTG

You forgot...............

Red Dwarf

Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy


Men behaving badly

America does make better sci-fi, Star trek, Stargate (although that could be seen as canadian (i think) ) etc, i was going to include farscape, but i'm sure thats australian to an extent.

British non super special effects films are much better, Trainspotting, Love honor and obey, snatch etc etc

Jason Statham and Hugh Laurie should be mentioned as two Brits who have taken Americaland by storm.


Love you pesky Americanese really, great people

lol, fun thread, thanks

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:18 AM
Psssshhhh... Ok i know Australia is part of your commonwealth but we are by FAR the best country in the world. We have beautiful beaches and vast open plains with nothing but wild animals, we have mountains and forests and our cities are great but they are not over populated! Gold Coast rep! take a trip to the Gold Coast QLD one day and i can almost guarantee you will never go back! We also have a lower crime rate and our financial crises isnt too bad! How bout that! there are a ton of other reasons but i am way to tired to list them all.


P.s sorry for spelling and grammar.. as i said.. TIRED!

Edited to say that black pudding is disgusting... and its not pudding in my books...

[edit on 6-7-2010 by 412304]

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:20 AM
reply to post by jibeho

Although I am proud to be British, you have stated a couple of the many reasons I decided to reside across the Channel

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:23 AM
reply to post by Signals

The What Girls??????? Just joking. I would love just a fraction of the money they made and, if young Sport was to ask me out for a drink or ten, I would certainly not refuse.

[edit on 6/7/2010 by TheLoneArcher]

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:26 AM
- We dont shoot our own troops and we dont shoot other friendlys. See the video which nearly makes me cry ( )

- We dont try and sort any problem out with nukes. OMG a spider on the wall nuke it!..

-But to give them some credit, they are more layed back and have a massive heart with pride.

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:33 AM
Sorry I couldn't be arsed to keep writing quote!

1-Britain has a ‘Great’ in front of it’s name, America doesn’t.
# True
2-Monty Python
# Classic comedy! "This is an ex-parrot!"

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
# Or overly politically sensitive BS
4-You can’t get a decent cup of tea in America
# True, although you can get about a million types of coffee!
5-The Full English Breakfast, ‘nuff said
# Hell yeah!! Greasier the better!
6-Britons have a greater grasp of sarcasm, irony and self-deprecating humour
# Well, durr!
# Can't stand his work myself
8-America as it is wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for Britain
# It would probably be a nicer, fairer place.
9-Patrick Moore
# Legend of a man and fruity as a nut cake!!
10-London, with all its shoe-shines and delightfully cheeky cockney chimney-sweeps
# I hate London, it's a hole.
11-Bowler hats
# When was the last time you saw someone wearing one though?
12-The phrase “that’s just not cricket!”
# Again rarely used, other than by upper-class twits.
13-The traditional British pub
# Unfortunately currently going through the thows of death!!
14-The unpredictable weather, which keeps things interesting
# And cold and wet for 2/3 of the year.
15-Every great villain in anything ever has been British
# Apart from Hans Grueber in Die Hard, who was just played by one

16-Winston Churchill
# Nuff said really.
17-Driving on the right side of the road, by which I mean the left
# Actually, that costs us more, because they have to have the cars converted/epsecially manufactured.
18-The Loch Ness monster
# Probably not real and the Yanks have the Jersey Devil
19-We have lovable Irishmen, Welshmen with…their…err sheep, and….the Scots
# The drunks, the Sheep worriers and, err... the Scots
America has nice Ales, but they are cold!!! Just wrong that!
21-We have a stiffer upper lip
# And a stick up our arse!
22-We produce wonderful loonies (see no. 9)
# See Boris Johnson for Christ's sake!!
23-Americans have their oh so old great monuments, most of which my house is older than
# My local pub is older that their nation!
# That's just offensive to us short arses!
25-We have a cooler accent
# Depends where you come from, growing up near Birmingham I would tend to disagree!
26-No matter how hard the Americans try, we’ll always hate France more
# We've just had more practice, no-one likes the French! (jk)
27-We had a glorious empire, whereas America is still trying to acquire one
# Ah yes, and much like America ours was build on death and destruction too!
28-James Bond
# I'll give you that one.
29-The monarchy, love ‘em or loathe ‘em at least we have one to love and loathe
# I refer to the previous post about Leprosy
30-The fact that we beat back the insidious Hun. Twice.
# Huzza!
31-Black pudding and jellied eels
# Black pudding
Jellied eels

32-The word ‘urchin’
# Pretty cool word
33-The convoluted British legal system
# What's good about that?!
34-Police truncheons (invented by Sir Henry Truncheon in 1762)
# Yeah, but he invented it for a HOLE other reason

35-Sherlock Holmes
# Yeah, tragic that the new one's played by a Yank!
36-British engineering, the best in the world
# Debateable these days
37-We can pronounce simple words like ‘aluminium’
# Oh so true and bring back the U's in words like colour! It's just pure laziness!
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
# They're both crap in my opinion.
40-British words, especially curse-words, e.g. arse, wank, bugger, codswallop, poppycock
# Crapper, flange, tosser, knobhead...
41-Dr. Who
# Too right!
42-In Britain high treason is still punishable by hanging
# Not been true for a number of years, I'm afraid. There is NO death penalty in Britain.
43-John Cleese
# See number 2
44-Cheesy ‘70s BBC sci-fi shows, always a good thing
# True
45-We’re not so lazy that we feel the need to drive when going round our neighbours house
# I am...
46-Greenwich mean time, the basis of the world’s time, is situated in Britain
# True
47-We have our place names, rather than stealing others and putting ‘New’ in front of them
# What about Newbridge, Newtown, Newbottle, Newborough, Newbury...
48-Wallace and Gromit
# Agreed and creature comforts!
49-Freddie Mercury
# Music GOD!!!!
50- the austin mini cooper better then any muscle car

They wish!! More fun to drive though, just because they are totally unstable on the corners!!!

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:44 AM
I remember this incident well. The pilots did their best to ascertain the situation on the ground before their attack run. They received poor intel. After reading the official report, I am convinced that it was not their fault but of those at C3.

It is an unfortunate case of "The Fog of War". At the time, I felt sorry for both our troops on the ground and those pilots who will be haunted by this for the rest of their lives.

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:53 AM

Originally posted by Yissachar1
You forgot the traditional English slapper... How could you!!???... Then there is faggots and peas in the Black Country.... The traditional friday night punch up caused by spilling someones pint...
BTW Tolkien lived in Birmingham... The Shire, Two Towers et al were based on local landmarks not far from my house... So Brummies are Hobbits lol... They do have incredibly hairy feet and thats just the women!... I was born un the black country just outside Birmingham... We are called YamYams because we say Yam or yo am instead of you are, and we dont like brummies! Which is another thing... Regional tribalistic rivalry based on accents lol.

Brilliant! Foggots n' Pays!!

Bloody Brummies! Grr! :bash:

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 08:57 AM
reply to post by TheLoneArcher

No, They didnt do enough from both sides. The pilots didnt give enough detail and couldnt wait, Ground control didnt do enough to find out who they were engageing. If it was you on that patrol youd feel very different from your last comment. Sums most American war situations up, They cant wait, Even if they have the time like then. Makes me sick.

Im not trying to get into a big arguement here, were all entitled to our opinions.

posted on Jul, 6 2010 @ 09:08 AM

Originally posted by OptimusPrimate
reply to post by birdyat101

This thread is self-deprecating humour

Star and Flag mate....

You forgot to add that only the english call themselves British - the rest of us are either Welsh Northen Irish or Scots :p

Nope I call myself English (see signature)

Self deprecation: A humourous defence mechanism used by people who know that they'd better laugh at their situation, or they might just cry!

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