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Originally posted by FarArcher
We really don't like our politicians, but they're OUR politicians, and we don't want to hear other criticizing them. We're quite capable of doing that ourselves.
What is the old saying, "A devil to be sure. But OUR devil."
Originally posted by NadaCambia
Originally posted by Wh00pS
One thing i do hate about a lot of people from the US is them refering to us all as Brits!
I'm not a Brit, i'm English born and bred and proud of it.
The term Great Britain to me just smacks of colonialism and is outdated.
Another thing is i've noticed a few people mention our views on US gunlaws, Well i'm 42 years old and i've never had a conversation or heard other people discussing US gunlaws.Honestly i dont think 99.9% of the population could give two hoots on the subject.
You're English, British, European and an Earthling.
Your political views are irrelevant.
Originally posted by Sailor Sam
It is not the "British" as such, it is the "English" that are some of the most hated/obnoxious people on earth. If you exclude the Scots and Welsh you are closer to the mark.
Originally posted by FarArcher
I found some of your SAS to be rather likeable, and we took some delight in talking about our differences.
I do with you guys could learn how to spell some words properly "color," for one. I mean, it's silly having these minor grammatical differences since we all speak American.
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?
Originally posted by blah yada
reply to post by KingDoey
I think your avatar says enough.Are you a royalist too?Or are you offended because I disparaged a chain-pub and uneducated feral youth who drive after-market accessorised and suped-up Hondas and the like, with obnoxious stereo systems with ludicrous bass attenuation,belting out cheesy music at top volume, whilst driving dangerously,all to enhance their image?One of the key traits of chavs is that they do not realise that they are chavs.
It's not like I invented the term "chav".It's a widely deployed term in the British lexicon.It exists for a reason.Maybe it was conceived by a bunch of elitist bigots over there.Yeah that's probably it,some snooty middle class conspiracy by literate people with jobs who don't spend their life in chain pubs drinking crap beer,playing the ubiquitous slot machine or reading the red-tops, or watching some tripe soap like Eastenders or Coronation St..Pesky Oxford and Cambridge types no doubt, with their ordinary,factory spec cars and their clothes with the labels on the inside.Elitists......aaaaarrrrrgggghhhhhh drive for the hills(with the stereo blaring and wheels spinning)
edit on 12-1-2011 by blah yada because: (no reason given)