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Do most americans dislike the british??

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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:42 AM
Nah. Most people that I know don't have a problem with the British. You Brits are our best buddies on the international scene. Admittedly, though, what you're describing does happen to be true for the French; I know plenty of people who can't stand the French. But that's another matter entirely.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:53 AM

Originally posted by BiggyMcBigPants
Any country that has the wherewithal to give the world Newcastle Brown Ale is a-okay in my book. Don't let the kookier individuals here get to you.

Yev gor nee ideea whatya tarkin booot man! (Open to translation) Now Vaux wos oor Grog!

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 12:54 AM
I want to say that most Americans seem to hate themselves.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:00 AM
reply to post by stewalters1

It's old propaganda my fellow ATS member.

I quite like british people.. The few british men I've met at parties/gatherings.. were always entertaining..Interesting to listen to with their various stories.

But it seems people dis-like Britain because of it being a Socialist/Leftist place.. and By all rights... I don't know if it is. But that's the perception offered by the media.

It's been stirred up more recently with the Democrat Majority, and Obama. The Right wing media made a campain of lashing out at Democrats with strong rhetoric and that ultimately included mocking european states over things like; Gun control, Health Care, Social Policy, ect.. I don't see it this way. I don't feel the need to mock another nations laws and policies.. That's for the people of the nation to do if they so decide. And the people aren't the same as the government, but sometimes people can't separate.

And perhaps Britain takes the cake for this lashing out because we speak the same language overall in both our countries.
There could also be an element of historical text books indoctrination. With people still believing that need to hate the British because of events centuries past.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:11 AM
It's not like we think they're God's gift to the Earth either. In all honesty the majority of Americans are just complete and utter morons who have no interest or knowledge about any other country's culture. Can you believe some of them think that America won the war in Vietnam? They also voted Bush in... TWICE; what other proof do you need that they're idiots. To be fair, the only insult to us they can come up with is "Tea and scones/crumpets" which none of us even take offence to because nobody even eats crumpets or scones over here anymore. More proof that they don't know what they're talking about.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:18 AM
British comedy is far better than the crap we have here in America. The only issue I have, is not the people but the government, but then again, I can't say much for our own.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:30 AM
The only place you'll see Americans bashing Brits is on Youtube.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:38 AM
Everyone hates the French - they are so damn arrogant.

Everyone hates the US - because everyone is jealous.

Everyone hates the Brits - because they used to be so damn arrogant (unfortunately, arrogance has gone out the window, except for inbred chinless men).

Everyone hates everyone.

Oh, what a great world!

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:41 AM
Nah, Americans don't hate the British. Kinda like cousins who differ from time to time, and will even fistfight over some minor differences.

I don't think a lot of Americans fully understand the Brits, but I also think a lot of Brits don't fully understand their American cousins.

When someone from any country starts knocking us for our rights, our preferences, and our quirks, we'll get pissy in a skinny minute and fire back insult after insult after insult.

The French? I understand their entire nation was in an emergency state of affairs when the national white flag factory recently burned down and they were panicked over how long another white flag factory could be constructed and operational again.

I never did understand why you Brits were building them a sleek, new submarine, and was astounded to learn that it had a glass bottom.

Then it hit me. So the new French navy could see the old French navy - which you Brits sank.

Nah, we don't hate Brits. We need a hand with something, we'll shout out, and you feel free to do the same.

Otherwise, you tend your mittens and we'll tend ours.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:46 AM
reply to post by FarArcher

The Brits won't shout.

They will ask politely.

Which just goes to show the difference. Brits are constipated and Americans have diarrhoea.

Somewhere in the middle are us, NZ and OZ.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:58 AM
We don't hate the British. We may be disobedient, but how can a son hate his mother. Bottom line that is how I think of Britain to the US. We do however dislike the bland food. When I was over there in the 80's no matter what I ordered to eat, fish, chops, burger, it always came with chips and mushy peas. My only relief was Sheppard's pie (again with peas). No we do not dislike you I see you as we will become as we get wiser. We do not hate our well behaved neighbors to the north either.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 01:59 AM
I like the british especially british comedy I think its much funnier then most US comedy and they are much less censors in the UK about cursing and things its so annoying how censored television is in the US that you can't say so many things because it will offend someone, everyone is so obsessed about not offending anyone about anything they might as well just take television off the air then they wouldn't have to worry about it anymore and we can go back to the heavily fcc regulated am radio of the 1950's

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 02:09 AM
Truefact: The French are'nt the best equipped for modern warfare.
Truefact: You'd be hard pressed to shame a Frenchman for his country's disinterest in armament and conflict. We sorta stopped giving a crap about that when the dark ages ended.

I specify modern warfare because we did occupy England for 600 years.
We built your monuments, enriched your language, heralded in the age of enlightment and set the trend of overthrowing monarchies. Your wars of independence is old hat to the French.

*Makes popping noise with hand over mouth*
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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 02:22 AM
reply to post by stewalters1

That's weird, I haven't noticed anything of the sort.

I for one love the British, particularly British comedy (Python, Red Dwarf, Eddie Izzard, Ricky Gervais, Simon Pegg, etc)

I think that a good number of Americans like the British although obviously I can't speak for everyone. I think one of the issues may be the general hostility that tends to exist here on the internet, people are empowered by their anonymity and are more willing to be assertive and aggressive in their rhetoric.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 02:56 AM
I don't have any problem with Brits,generally speaking. I do tend to get along better however with Aussies and Kiwis than folks from Britain but that's whole other kind of debate there...

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:22 AM
reply to post by stewalters1

I love everybody! What is a "tosser"....I'm guessing it has to do with "wanking"? Or are tossing and wanking two totally different things? An American "fanny" is not the same as a British "fanny", so don't get the two confused, it could get you into alot of trouble depending on what side of the pond you are on. British? Are the English British? Of course you could be a Scot or a Welchman and I guess you wouldn't want to be called English would you? How the hell could you not love the British? Who gave you this information! Americans not loving the British? Poppycock and boulderdash I say! Cheerio, pip pip and all that rot!
edit on 11-1-2011 by HUMBLEONE because: Total right off! Arse over tip!

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:27 AM
oh come on, the American film industry has it in for us Brits.

How many films have you watched where the bad guy is English ?

When us brits go to watch a film and if an English person is in the film we instantly know who the bad guy is and then we can go to sleep for the rest of the film.
how boring !

In the American film industry a Scottish person is always cast as an idiot or even worse a Russian commander of a submarine (The hunt for red October).

Irish people are always cast as poor an living below the poverty line.

Why does the American film industry do this ?

In answer to the previous post, yes tosser means wanker.

Here in the UK we have had the experience of hundreds of years to get swearing and humour.

So for example two friends can joke with each other calling each other wankers or tossers.
Or if we were not happy with a company for example we could say 'a bunch of wankers'

Now one word that is heavily used here in the UK is 'bollocks'

We absolutely love this word that has so many diverse uses, for example :-

'The dogs bollocks' or 'the muts nuts' = both have the same meaning of the absolute best and cannot be beaten.
'oh bollocks' = something has gone wrong
'oi silly bollocks' = I want your attention
'stupid bollocks' = you know nothing

HINT - The film '51st state' (Formula 51) explains the term 'bollocks' very well.

Differences that we hear on American programs that always puts a smile on my face :-

Pants = trousers / jeans here in the UK
pants here in the UK is underwear, but can also mean if something is terrible, hence the term 'that's just pants'

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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:42 AM
reply to post by stewalters1

I think Americans like to rag on people and insult them in a joking manner more so than others. It's just part of how we are raised I guess. As kids, we taught AMERICA IS AWESOME EVERYWHERE ELSE SUCKS, not that America isn't awesome (and a good bit of the world does suck in comparison once you've lived in America for a while).

Don't take it personally, man. It's probably more jokes than not. The average, blue-collar American is a lot like a labrodor. They aren't necessarily the smartest bunch (sorry countrymen, but at least in my area of the country, there is a ridiculous amount of amazingly stupid people), but they're generally nice, easy-going, peaceful creatures. We mean no harm, just out government does.... sometimes.

Then again, maybe we're just a country full of asses. Oh well, at least I'm on the ass' team.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:51 AM
I like the British. I only hate the English in jest 1) because I am someone with welsh ancestry. 2) because I have dated an Englishman. 3) when they go into "tea expert" mode. 4) when they go into "proper English" mode.

posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:12 AM
I can't speak for anyone else, but I hate no one. And my family history is almost entirely British, Irish, and Scottish. Plus, you were willing to adopt Tori Amos, so that's good enough for me.

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