What is the American perception of the UK?

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What is the American perception of the UK?

Post by Tom's 180's » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:26 pm

Random I know, but it's something that's always interested me. I'm self-conscious on a national scale it seems.

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Post by McCarver » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:19 pm

Now that's a loaded question, are you doing this torture Felix?
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Post by McCarver » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:21 pm

In all honesty I think you guys are so removed from our culture that we rarely think about you except for the Spice Girls and Jason Statham movies.. To sum it up I think its safe to say that Americans think that you guys talk funny.
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Post by Ben » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:43 pm

you for got the Beatles and Churchill :P
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Post by McCarver » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:55 pm

Ben wrote:you for got the Beatles and Churchill :P


who were they? ;)
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Post by BryceAZ » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:14 pm

I've been told that your food is bland and you don't put as much importance on dental hygiene. That being said, I think American girls dig your accent and I am jealous of your ride centers.

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Post by Michael » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:21 am

BryceAZ wrote:That being said, I think American girls dig your accent


I need to go to America..
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Post by Alex's Phat Wheelz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:34 am

I don't think our food is bland is it

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Post by Brennig » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:36 am

They probably think we're a bunch of freedom fighters asking for more porridge shaken not stirred whilst enjoying a smashing cup of tea.

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Post by markbrosnan78 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:31 am

Doesn't matter what they think, they'll still rewrite the ending of the film so they won. :)
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Post by Ben » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:47 am

to be fair, what is british food? pasties, shepherds pie, fish and chips? the rest is all italian, chines, indian, french etc
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Post by McCarver » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:58 am

FACT: We almost always snicker when you call another guy your mate
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Post by Brennig » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:13 am

Ben wrote:to be fair, what is british food? pasties, shepherds pie, fish and chips? the rest is all italian, chines, indian, french etc


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Post by McCarver » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:54 am

I hope this thread wasnt a feeble attempt at getting us Americans to ask the same question to you limeys.
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Post by BryceAZ » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:54 am

Americans know everyone loves them. I mean, come on, we're friggin 'MERICA! What's not to like? :D

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Post by McCarver » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:02 am

BryceAZ wrote:Americans know everyone loves them. I mean, come on, we're friggin 'MERICA! What's not to like? :D


Agreed. We invented Hot Pockets for bog's sake.
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Post by Tom's 180's » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:47 am

McCarver wrote:FACT: We almost always snicker when you call another guy your mate


Mate normally follows an insult. Such as; you're a twat, mate.

Ahh, twat. Another great british word.

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Post by McCarver » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:23 am

Tom's 180's wrote:Mate normally follows an insult. Such as; you're a twat, mate.

Ahh, twat. Another great british word.


Oh yeah, and let us not forget "Cunt" which will incite a completely different reaction in the US. If you use that one on a girl expect to walk away with a red hand print firmly embedded into your face. In Latin America "bitch" is the nasty one, whereas in the states girls where bitch like a badge of honor.
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Post by Mutley » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:15 am

How did the rest of the world view the Olympics? I thought it was stirring and very British and made me feel kinda squidgy inside.
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Post by sir seymour » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:01 pm

McCarver wrote:Oh yeah, and let us not forget "Cunt" which will incite a completely different reaction in the US.


nah I'd say that's about the most offensive word we've got over here too, just that most blokes are de-sensitised to it after repeatedly calling each other one. Have a female friend who will kick you out of the house if you use the word while wearing a face like dot cotton licking piss off a nettle.

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