posted on Jul, 7 2010 @ 12:10 AM
1-Britain has a ‘Great’ in front of it’s name, America doesn’t.
Give ya that one although that is more geography based than anything else.
Saturday Night Live
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
give ya that one too , because political correctness kills our good comedy, cant go wrong with classic shows like M*A*S*H* , Barney Miller, Married
with Children or the Simpsons.
4-You can’t get a decent cup of tea in America
Proper Tea is served cold with ice in a glass to be sipped while sitting on your front porch on a warm southern evening.
5-The Full English Breakfast, ‘nuff said
If Grits arent involved then it isnt a proper breakfast.
6-Britons have a greater grasp of sarcasm, irony and self-deprecating humour
I think this depends on which Briton or American your dealing with.
8-America as it is wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for Britain
I am sure the land mass would still be around and the reverse is also true
Hubble, Sagan, Lowell
10-London, with all its shoe-shines and delightfully cheeky cockney chimney-sweeps
London big city, I like it better than New York our big city fair enough there.
Cowboy Hats and Baseball Caps
12-The phrase “that’s just not cricket!”
Good phrase not sure if we have an equivelent
13-The traditional British pub
Saloons and Honky Tonks we have pubs also some that are colonial equivilents of our British cousins mostly in the Northeast
14-The unpredictable weather, which keeps things interesting
We got interesting weather also, great fun sitting on the porch watching the tornadoes go by as a youth
15-Every great villain in anything ever has been British
Darth Vader not only American but African American although a british guy was in the suit iirc
Half ours by iirc and we got FDR,
17-Driving on the right side of the road, by which I mean the left
Seems like most people I see these days drive down the middle , lanes are so passe
18-The Loch Ness monster
Sasquatch, Legend of Boggy Creek
19-We have lovable Irishmen, Welshmen with…their…err sheep, and….the Scots
Thats seems to be a Britsh prblem cant help you there .
Give you that one
21-We have a stiffer upper lip
Is that caused by bad dental work, I Know thats a very bad sterotype
22-We produce wonderful loonies (see no. 9)
Howard Hughes, not sure how lovable he was though
23-Americans have their oh so old great monuments, most of which my house is older than my house
Time to build a new house then lol, Stone Mountain, Mount Rushmore
Midget wrestling or wrasslin if your prefer
25-We have a cooler accent
Accent is cool , but its hard to beat a proper southern ladies accent, love the accent on the British ladies though.
26-No matter how hard the Americans try, we’ll always hate France more
Atleast we will always be farther away from them though
27-We had a glorious empire, whereas America is still trying to acquire one
Empire is more trouble than its worth be glad your not running most of this crazy planet anymore
Matt Helm , Jack Ryan, see James Fenimore Cooper
29-The monarchy, love ‘em or loathe ‘em at least we have one to love and loathe
We have a bunch who think they are royalty and we loath them
30-The fact that we beat back the insidious Hun. Twice.
Werent you guys using the Huns against us back around 1776 or so
31-Black pudding and jellied eels
Thats just wrong very very wrong
32-The word ‘urchin’
Shame we even need that word or other like it
33-The convoluted British legal system
You think ours is somehow streamlined lol
34-Police truncheons (invented by Sir Henry Truncheon in 1762)
I like Sherlock Holmes hard to beat those stories, Mike hammer and Sam Spade good stuff too though
36-British engineering, the best in the world
I think that depends on what is being Engineered, British are at the top no doubt though
37-We can pronounce simple words like ‘aluminium’
We shorten words yall probably do the same with some words too
38-Monacles (see no. 9)
So you gave us Colonel Klink see Hogans Heroes
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
I thought you folks was mostly athiests these days, side note I would prefer that "America the Beautiful" was the national Anthem here something a
bit less military , but it mentions God and it would surely cause a major explosion of irrationality amoung the militant athiests here.
40-British words, especially curse-words, e.g. arse, wank, bugger, codswallop, poppycock
We have some fairly inventive words and saying depends on what part of the country you are in though
Persnickety , That old dawg don't hunt no more , Ugly as a mud fence ,etc
I am glad you guys take credit for that, We have to take credit for Star Trek
42-In Britain high treason is still punishable by hanging
I think we just have treason, no high treason, hanging should be brought back though
Steve Martin, Richard Pryor
44-Cheesy ‘70s BBC sci-fi shows, always a good thing
Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rodgers in the 25 Century hot babes on the shows though
45-We’re not so lazy that we feel the need to drive when going round our neighbours house
Depends on how far the nieghbor or friends is away
46-Greenwich mean time, the basis of the world’s time, is situated in Britain
Nice to be in the middle aint it
47-We have our place names, rather than stealing others and putting ‘New’ in front of them
Most of those places you guys named we just kept the names lol
48-Wallace and Gromit
Family Guy and the Simpsons
50- the austin mini cooper better then any muscle car
okay so I want one of these, figure it will be easy to carry around in the bed of my pick up truck
British Suff I like
Football, I support Newcastle United which makes me a suffering footie fan
Spitfire aeroplane,Hawker Siddeley Harrier, Challenger 2 MBT and those SAS and SBS guys, Sherlock Holmes especially the ones made for TV with Jeremy
Brett, Hitchhikers Guide, Blakes 7, Fawlty Towers, Are you Being Served, Good Nieghbors(US named not sure of the British name), The Beatles, Tabloids
with nekkid girls in the centerfold , Cliffs of Dover, and a lovely countryside.
American Stuff you British should not miss
Samuel Colt and his inventions, also John Moses Browning, a Baseball game between top teams, its a bit more complicated than Rounders mind, USS
Constitution (British have some great ships too but this one is a must see). Some classic American comedies such as Andy Griffith back when TV was
good here in the States. National Parks hard to beat Yellowstone or the Grand Canyon, Stone Mountain, and Mount Rushmore. and ya have to drive across
Texas from Galveston to El Paso.