posted on Feb, 2 2014 @ 02:23 AM
Dear fellow Britains, How are you liking the rain these days?
The americanization of british culture is rapidly gaining speed. We thought you had stopped contributing when Star-bucks set up shop but no, its
getting worse. Our shops are selling clothing with american overtones to them - The american Flag, names of cities, american slang terms such as
"nerd" and "Jock"
We have pop up sweet shops selling american candy such as hersheys, reeses and pop tarts etc. Krispy Kreme doughnuts!
And now, of ALL things, American Football.
Channel 4 is making great efforts to introduce american football to the brits. Broadcasting the "Super Bowel" when its played at Wembley. From what
ive seen, that game is a knock off of rugby and far.to.slow. Clothing shops have even started selling the jersey's that team's wear over their
shoulder pads. The paper's even report what the hell is going on with that sport.
The question is WHY.
Is there really a market for the american brand in the backyard of britain? Or is this an attempt to merge our similar but different culture's
against our will!? How would an american feel if they had shop's selling clothes with the british flag all over it?
This thread has no intention to insult or slander any american. The purpose is to discuss an observation i have made.
At least they have had to put some effort into it. We Australians, for some strange reason, regard anything Ameriican as superior to anything
Australian full stop. Australians are actually keen to use Americian names, pronounce words the Ameriican way. Nobody playing Australian rules foot
ball these days plays in defence. They now play 'down back.' Noboy is every 'finished' these days, now they are 'done.' People dont fly on
aeroplanes these days, they fly on airplanes.
The list goes on. Our politicans recently has a a discussion about 'raising the debt cileing' not in creasing the national defosit.
The list goes on.