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Do most americans dislike the british??

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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by Niall197
 


Everyone hates the English, just look at the Eurovision Song contest ( nil pwoin) and the recent FIFA World Cup decision (again just 1 vote). There's probably a bit of jealousy involved coz its not like we didn't event football and have worse pop musicians than the rest of Europe.


British football fans are hooligans and thugs, generally speaking. I'm glad we didn't get it.

We have the Olympics, the Rugby world cup and the Rugby League world cup. How many more sporting events do we need? I say we're punching well above our weight considering Britain is a hole.




posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by something wicked

Originally posted by spungy
reply to post by Yissachar1
 


St patrick was french... And no I dont celebrate anything to do with christianity


Actually St Patrick was Welsh.


Actually St Patrick is of Roman descent AKA LOL Italian !

as We all can truly say that the English are partly Italian(Roman) Viking(Norman) and German(Anglo-Saxon) The Royals of the U.K. During Queen Victoria time on the throne were mostly Germanic descent ! Strange but true



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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The whole St Patrick story is a crock of s**t.Christianity is a plague upon Ireland.It is celebrated by uneducated plebeian "micks" because they have no sense of identity or self worth.It's celebrated most in the US by Nth generation Irish who actually believe getting smashed on green Guinness(nasty crap no matter it's colour), is their "heritage".What an embarrassment!

And just for the record, corned beef and cabbage is a Jewish thing, not Irish.And a "full Irish breakfast" is what a QC or a manor lord would eat.The Irish came to America fleeing starvation and oppression, not lavish breakfasts, cured meats and the like.Pubs are a modern incarnation of the Roman taverns.The Irish traditionally consumed mead not beer and definitely not that p*ss known as Lager.

Irish cultural heritage is virtually apocryphal, lost in the same cloud of commercialised, imported garbage that is destroying many other cultures also.Ireland even has Chavs now, just like ones in England , Wales and Scotland.It is,like the UK a largely dumbed down nation, no longer capable of standing up for itself.The Irish are now back to being mostly of the "cannon fodder" class just like their neighbours.

Freedom and self determination was too much for them to handle and I think the same can be said for the majority of "Brits" too.It really sucks for those who actually know better.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:10 AM
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If you want Anti-English sentiment join an Australian or French forum



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:10 AM
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I am irish and i can tell you that the british are not the most popular people in our neck of the woods, but having said that i can honestly have no problem with the british people myself. the government on the other hand is a different story.

as far as americans not liking british people goes, i think that it is true with individual people but as nation i dont think they hate the british, just because a few people here slate the british from time to time doesnt mean they dislike you as a people, maybe they are just pissed at somthing the british government did at that point in time. im guessing that most of the people who log on to this website are american so when you see somthing negative written about the british it is likely that an american has typed it but u should remember that they write negative things about their own country aswell. People are coming here to question the world they live in and what our governments are doing, so just because the british are mentioned from time to time dont feel it is directed at you personally, it is because your country is americas closest ally and if the american government is up to somthing questionable then you can bet the british government are involved in some way or another.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by Wolfenz
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Its NOT the English its their Government I have a problem with.. as many English has a problem with their OWN government as the U.K is becoming a Big brother Surveillance Nation that George Orwell would turn over into his grave if he saw it himself ! CCTV, Metro Police Orwellian Posters etc..



I think this is a perception thing. I live in a village joined to a town, which then has larger towns on two sides which in turn lead to two fairly big cities (Derby and Nottingham if anyone is interested). Speed cameras and security outside major stores aside, I can't think of any CCTV that is scanning the streets anywhere near me, certainly outside of the cities mentioned. I'm not actually sure I understand why this is such an issue anyway, if a CCTV was filming a busy road, accident happened and the CCTV footage could ascertain if a crime had been committed and by whom.... what's the issue?

Not too sure what you mean about the posters - the ones that say keep to the left?
edit on 11-1-2011 by something wicked because: Spotted a typo, bet I missed more



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by Wolfenz

Originally posted by something wicked

Originally posted by spungy
reply to post by Yissachar1
 


St patrick was french... And no I dont celebrate anything to do with christianity


Actually St Patrick was Welsh.


Actually St Patrick is of Roman descent AKA LOL Italian !

as We all can truly say that the English are partly Italian(Roman) Viking(Norman) and German(Anglo-Saxon) The Royals of the U.K. During Queen Victoria time on the throne were mostly Germanic descent ! Strange but true


If I remember correctly, Roman father and British mother - but born in Wales, do we not split hairs here a little?

Saxe Coburg is indeed a Germanic lineage, but it wasn't during Victorian time. Prince Albert, Queen Victorias husband is of that descent, but as he wasn't king then you can't say that royalty at the time was Germanic. King Edward VIIm Victoria's son was the only English king explicitly named as being part of that bloodline, it's the same one now, just known as Windsor since 1910. Got to say though, it's hardly a pure bloodline, only the Prince Regent Albert contributed to it.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:23 AM
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I'm in North Carolina. I've got no problems with the Brits. The folks I've met from the UK seemed to be pretty nice people.

I think that no matter what race, nationality, etc, there are going to be good and bad elements. Guess it all boils down to being part of the human race.


But that Piers Morgan.............................jeez...



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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i am very fond of the british and europe for that matter. i am an american, however; i think the question remains: do americans hate everybody? with all of our rhetoric on mainstream media outlets such as fox news going on about how "we're #1!!!" and add all of the mindless and nonsensical headlines such as celebrity tabloid gossip and droid vs. iphone, it is no wonder most americans today think we are the pinnacle of society and there is no reason to think outside of the pacific and atlantic..

not all of us hate the british, and why should we? you guys made the greatest genre(s) of music (drum and bass, trip hop, and eric burdon hehe).



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:48 AM
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It's nothing personal really, different cultures just see things differently.

In a study, 100 British pensioners were asked to describe the colors in the French national flag.
96% Correctly answered that there are three colours in it: red, white and blue.
Next, 100 German pensioners were then asked to do the same, but all of them said
that the last time they'd seen the French flag, there was no red or blue on it at all... .



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by KaiserSoze
It's nothing personal really, different cultures just see things differently.

In a study, 100 British pensioners were asked to describe the colors in the French national flag.
96% Correctly answered that there are three colours in it: red, white and blue.
Next, 100 German pensioners were then asked to do the same, but all of them said
that the last time they'd seen the French flag, there was no red or blue on it at all... .





I'm gonna sound like an idiot but, please explain the part about German pensioners not knowing there's red and blue in the flag?



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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Hey cousin! My family likes you just fine, course were scots buts we still like you brits.
God save the Queen!
(sorry lived in your country 12 years and am actually back again. Just can't get enough of Bubble and Squeak!)

Seriously? Our relationship has probably weathered worse. Hang in there cuz, it's all good.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:06 AM
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I'm a big fan of Great Britain and almost all things associated with the British Isles. I'd vote Churchill the greatest 20th century figure. I doubt most Americans dislike all of any nationality. I have no idea who Piers Morgan is, but if I could get a free swing at Bernie Ecclestone, I might take it.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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Originally posted by NadaCambia
I'm gonna sound like an idiot but, please explain the part about German pensioners not knowing there's red and blue in the flag?


Take the red and blue out. What's left?


BTW
to the French.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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In the USA it is against the law to hate anyone with a perceived shortcoming.

I think a lack of dentists qualifies.


But seriously, our #1 patriotic holiday celebrates kicking British butt. Then theres's the stories of redcoats rounding up people into churches and burning them alive during that time. That may sway public opinions.

edit on 11-1-2011 by dbriefed because: added smiley



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:09 AM
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Some Americans hate the British. Remember they did burn down the White House in retaliaton for an attack on Canada.




posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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Originally posted by yeahright

Originally posted by NadaCambia
I'm gonna sound like an idiot but, please explain the part about German pensioners not knowing there's red and blue in the flag?


Take the red and blue out. What's left?


BTW
to the French.


Lol no I got that. White is left. But I don't get what's funny about white. The connotation is going over my head



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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Actually, your Number 1 patriotic holiday celebrates the French kicking British Butt. Not to pick hairs or anything, but that is a bit like saying that the French celebrate on the 28th of June because they kicked Deutsche derriere.


EDIT: I don't know if they celebrate the signing of the treaty of Versailles. They shouldn't, because it caused WWII, but who knows?
edit on 11/1/2011 by TheWill because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:12 AM
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I'm American and very much like the British. In fact, I think all groups of people are great. No one should group a nation of people and say broadly that you dislike or hate them. You may dislike or disapprove of their government, or of a certain select few of that population, but it is very pretentious to say that you dislike all of them.

I was in Ireland this summer. It's a beautiful country full of wonderful people but several of them dislike the British to this day because of the Black and Tans and the British occupation in general. I can understand why and I love the Irish, however I think it's wrong to hold a grudge like that. Forgive and forget, right? We should be accepting of all people.
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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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Originally posted by stewalters1
I have noticed in my short time here on ats allot of hate from americans directed at the british.
Do most americans see the british as a weak spineless nation that can't do anything without american backing, be the backing financial or help to win wars.

I am a british person and i love america i have family there and would prefer to be a 51st state of america than a european state.
My feelings are changing after tacking a bashing from some american members of ats. One guy even blamed the british for his ancestors being brutalised in some war way back.

This is stupid because the modern day average british person doesn't share the same views our ancestors did, regardless of what our ancestors did it has nothing to do with us in this day and age.

I don't really like the british government and disagree with allot of their agendas but its like people think the british government makes decisions and that all the british people agree and that we are all tossers!!

When president bush was saying stupid things on the television i didnt think the whole of america is dumb as hell like him.

Does anybody see my point?


I'm an American that actually loves your people's culture, humor and especially music. I haven't really met much Americans that don't think highly of the UK. Don't take what people on these boards say to heart. Both our beloved countries have screwed up governments (ours much worse then yours imo).
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