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Do most americans dislike the british??

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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 12:53 PM
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reply to post by CheekyRob
 


Well said.

Here here!!!




posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by brintonwhite
I don't think most Americans hate us Brits in particular. I think they pity us.


And your reason for thinking this is?



We haven't done a thing in years and in the days when we did contribute, the results were lucklustre and disappointing.


I'm sure all the soldiers in the middle east and all the aid workers would agree
(oh not forgetting our contributions to science and technology, guess they don't count though huh /sarcasm)


The only export we had were the Beatles and people are now seeing how overhyped they were.


Actually the Beatles are more popular now than they were ten years ago, and I assure you, we have plenty of exports loved round the world......Dr Who, Top gear, most comedys, Jason Statham (as well as countless other actors)


We have the most boring food in the world, the worst teeth and the most violent people.


Vindaloo is not boring! (yes it's British, not Indian....kind of) and are you forgetting Pot Noodles?


As for teeth, thats a stereotype, my teeth are white and straight, and I can think of lots more people with the same.

As for the violent, I suppose estate kids are pretty nasty, and we (the rest of us) can fight when pushed.


If we had guns like the Americans, we'd kill a hell of a lot more than they do.


Semi-agree (I personally wouldn't), so thank your lucky stars we have strict laws in place.


I consider the USA to be a far superior place. When they choose to do something, thay always do it better than the British - always, without fail. They have better music, food, culture, outlook on life, customer service and looks.


WRONG! The UK and USA both have their own things they are good at, neither is superior.

We BOTH have our fair share of good bands.
We BOTH have our fair share of cuisines (and fair share of junk food)
We BOTH try and have the best outlook on life we can, and as someone in customer service I can honestly say you couldn't be anymore wrong about that.

As for looks........well we BOTH have our fair share of hot birds! (But the best come from Sweden, lol)



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Okay, as a previously self-admitted (in this thread and elsewhere) British Isle-ophile (as opposed to just Anglophile), I do have one thing I'm not a fan of, to put it mildly. I don't get the fascination with curries and Indian food. Nothing against the people of India, but that has to be my absolute least favorite cuisine.

I can do fish and chips or shepherd's pie, or whatever sausage you have available all day long. But I can't do that gloppy, curried-up Indian food.

Never had haggis, either and it's not on my short list.
If I ever make it to Scotland, I'll lean toward the smoked salmon and ... uh ... Scotch. Laphroaig wouldn't hurt my feelings.


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 03:25 PM
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Dude! How can you be British and not like the occasional vindaloo! It's (as far as I know) a British created dish!

Haggis is quite nice if you have the stomach for it, and the best sausage has to be Cumberland sausage right here from my home county!


EDIT: OK, after a bit of googling, it was invented in Goa (vindaloo), but some chef claimed to have invented it here in the UK, it's still first class sweat material though, and if your feeling extra brave, go for the hotter phall, tee hee


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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by woogleuk
Dude! How can you be British and not like the occasional vindaloo!


I'm about as American as they come. Meaning, mongrelized enough at this point that there's no way I could accurately substantiate any particular national background, beyond a Teutonic surname.

100% mixed background U.S. mutt.


I dunno, maybe I haven't had the "good" stuff. There are a couple of Indian restaurants in town that other people really rave about. Been there. To say I'd rather have a cheeseburger is an enormous understatement.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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I can't read all the way through this thread again. I haven't posted on it in a few days.
But has the agreement been reached that we don't really hate each other yet? Because I don't have any problem with the British. As a matter of fact I would like to have pixie geldof if you could send her my way.. and she is not even what I traditionally find attractive.. there's just something.

We rip on each other in a way brothers do. We have a report, we smack talk in ways we would never do with countries we can't relate to.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:25 PM
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I think you get a lot of Americans reacting badly to some things UK residents post on one topic or another; on both sides of the Atlantic, we tend to have very strong opinions, don't we?


Personally, as an American, I love Britain and the british people. I am proud that my heritage is primarily from England and Scotland.

I'm proud of the way you brits stood like a rock, for long years all alone against the third reich.

Dislike the brits? No way in hell. Ever.

I will confess, that I do grow angry when I feel that your government is trampling your rights as British citizens, and even hear opinions that this a good thing.

The land and people who gave the world the Magna Carta, Lionheart, Drake and Marlborough should never give away an iota of their rights to the lesser men who now stand on giant's shoulders.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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I think that this "disagreement" to the british people its only intolerance and a lot of chauvinism from the americans im not generalizing but a lot of americans have a very solid misconseption about that they think that all the world must be like them... a very easy example is that a lot people think that all the world must speak english and live their whole lives without learning another languange... situation that doesn´t hapen with the british... when the reality is that their whole culture comes from the british... repeating im not generalizing but they see british with an air of arrogance... sorry if i had bad grammar



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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do not agree, i think people just use the fact of somone being from a diferent country to someonr ese to stick up for themself in an arguement



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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do not agree, i think people just use the fact of somone being from a diferent country to someonr ese to stick up for themself in an arguement



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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do not agree, i think people just use the fact of somone being from a diferent country to someonr ese to stick up for themself in an arguement



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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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?


Americans generally like the British, however since you gave up your right to bear arms so damn easily, we do think you are spineless and soft. Then you allowed the most extensive police state in the world, worse than any Cold War Iron Curtain nation,to sink in without much complaint.

Maybe you disagree with what has been going on, but apparently not enough of your countrymen do. I would like to say, however, that we do have the same problem here, and your police state is a blueprint for ours. The major difference is that we still have our guns, but planned incidents using wackos have been threatening to change this since the 1980s.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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I'm an American, and I love the British. British humor is as good as it gets, and a lot of their music is completely amazing! Pink Floyd, the Beatles, Peep Show, Monty Python, i could go on and on. thanks for the good stuff, brits



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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I do not think the ability to bear arms is relevant in the British culture. I can understand it is of great importance in the States, but i think this is a area where our cultures have grown apart through the years. Certainly dissagree that this make us spineless.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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From my experience in person and online overall, its ussually the really dumb people who just at least act like they hate the British with no reason whatsoever. But that's with the frat boys and such.

Personally I have no problem with British people at all or from any other country for that matter. If anything attributed to Americans hating British it would be over Online Gaming where its very common for Brits for no reason try to piss off Americans on purpose, but then again Americans do the same thing.

Not saying you do the above, but I think this is just when two stupid people from diffrent countries have no respect for other people and the first thing they notice is they're from another country (By the accent). Then to make them feel superior they rip on each other in an unfriendly way to boost their ego.

This is just one of the things keeping humanity from uniting, it seems small to most but when its done over and over again it builds hate. Just remember, not all Americans are ignorant pricks and as you should know not all Brits are well...Whatever they're steriotyped for being.

EDIT: Also one thing you should NEVER say to an American which I see a lot of people not just from Britian but any country with Gun Control...

"Why do you all need guns? We have Gun Control and we do fine."
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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 09:52 PM
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Originally posted by brintonwhite
I don't think most Americans hate us Brits in particular. I think they pity us.

We haven't done a thing in years and in the days when we did contribute, the results were lucklustre and disappointing. The only export we had were the Beatles and people are now seeing how overhyped they were.

We have the most boring food in the world, the worst teeth and the most violent people. If we had guns like the Americans, we'd kill a hell of a lot more than they do.

I consider the USA to be a far superior place. When they choose to do something, thay always do it better than the British - always, without fail. They have better music, food, culture, outlook on life, customer service and looks.


Dude! There's a lot I don't like about this country but it's nothing like as bad as your making it out to be!

The 'worst teeth' thing is just a stereotype, although I do agree about our cuisine being far from great. But without wanting to upset anyone American food is hardly a delight, certainly if you want to keep somewhat of an healthy anatomy.


We have a long and proud history and we have one of the best economies in the world, which isn't bad when you consider the size of the place.

I hope American's don't pity us, and if they did then I wouldn't want there pity in all honesty.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 09:53 PM
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Those without a passport probably do.
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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 09:58 PM
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Originally posted by NonKonphormist
Just to bring this to everyones attention, this was posted on another thread yesterday.

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Originally posted by rebeldog
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you sorry sacks of cow balls in england have stuck your beaks in everyones business for hundreds of years.. you D-bags are reeping the rewards of damn near global theft for hundreds of years.. do you not think your sorry little country got wealthy by honest means.. the crown of england exploited the whole world..

pompous little polite girly talking choads.. to actually think you of all people have the right to tell anyone to mind their own business after the history of theft, slavery, and oppression of billions JUST in the last 200 years.. south africa, india, the US, etc..

go find a dentist, sip your tea, run from the chavs, never forget that your whole nation was built on sticking your beaks into others business.. pompous douche bag... cheerio---queerio

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Although I admit that Britain has had a rather chequered history, but that is utter abuse.

I personally would be ashamed if someone from Britain were to post something like this towards any other human being, just wondering what everyone else thinks?
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edit on 13/1/11 by NonKonphormist because: to do editing type stuff

I agree. It is absolutely abusive, and were anyone to post something similar, especially towards Americans, it would be the brown stuff hitting the rotatory air-conditioning device time!
Vicky



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
I can't read all the way through this thread again. I haven't posted on it in a few days.
But has the agreement been reached that we don't really hate each other yet? Because I don't have any problem with the British. As a matter of fact I would like to have pixie geldof if you could send her my way.. and she is not even what I traditionally find attractive.. there's just something.

We rip on each other in a way brothers do. We have a report, we smack talk in ways we would never do with countries we can't relate to.


Couldn't agree more.

Yes, we bicker. Yes, we have our differences of opinion.

But ultimately as two nations we stand side by side, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. We may only be a little brother so to speak, but we don't half pack a punch.

We currently have three world champions in boxing in David Haye, Amir Khan and Carl Froch, what more evidence do you need?

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posted on Jan, 14 2011 @ 03:36 AM
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I think the whole 'What does Europe think of America and the other way' isn't of this time anymore. You now have the Western-world, and the rest. Of course America does things Europe wouldn't do and Europe does things that America wouldn't do, but imo there isn't a real separate culture between the 2 continents anymore (I am talking about the rich countries like Germany, England, Belgium, France,... not Turkey), and if there is no cultural difference, there won't be any hate like there used to between France and Britain f.e..


So in general I think the question must be what does the Western World think about China, or Japan, or Korea, or... because between them and us there is a cultural difference.




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