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Great Britain or shitty Britain?
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27 / M / Toronto
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Posted 3/11/07
Twas great and everything...now its just a large pile of dump.
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^ wow, what's ur basis on that massive generalisation?

basically its not a dump, but it does have its problems....chavs, curry, phenomenally expensive tiny terraced houses, high taxes, the god-awful weather, xenophobia (especially the older generation), binge-drinking, the Daily Mail, the perceived problems of asylum seekers, anti-'United Europe', Irish paranioa....
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27 / F / UK
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^ i have to agree with the 'expensive tiny-terraced houses'!!
Houses in the South West are especially expensive as people from cities such as London buy property as holiday or retirement homes!
It's always depressing when i see houses abroad that are detached and huge cost the same as 3 bedroomed houses here! Especially American ones with swimming pools and 2 bathrooms that cost the same as my house! ^-^ My university accomodation will put me in debt for years!
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I meant like England WAS the greatest country ever. Home to the great scientists, masters of poetry...especially Emily Bronte and others..., Victorians established manners and proper usage of punctuations and grammar....no other country can do this. But, so far its like literally a dump. They all have these nice buildings...but for what...they even agreed on drug usage and alcohol vending for 24 hours was it...? Where has Britain gone into?
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23 / M / my house derr
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its gone down the shitter oh and if any 1 wants 2 know why i keep putting these kind of threads up i hav no clue
Posted 3/11/07
i like britain..does that makes me the only one? lol. i love it here.
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I enjoyed Britain when I was there...my only complaint is the food. Seriously...why is it that every dish comes with a side of peas....PEAS!!! I ordered fish and chips and it came with peas. I got a ham sandwich...it came with peas. Pasta...peas. You get the point. After a while we just started eating at McDonalds and Pizza Hut 'cause they were the only places we found that didn't serve peas. And can I just say that in London, Pizza Hut is like an actual resturant...not the shitty second rate crappy quality pizza chain we have in the States.

Oh yeah, and why is there no sun in that country? We didn't see sun until we went to Scotland (which was beautiful).
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27 / M / England
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Lol, original poster does have a point, but REALLY doesn't explain it well :P

I think Great Britain has some of the biggest potential(like when we owned half the world), and yet because everyone was brought up as lazy twats in a world where they don't have to do any real work and just doss around, Britain has gone to shit.

Myself, i'm getting the hell out of here to see what the other countries of the world are like, and pick one to live in ^^
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i really love a british accent on an asian. just wonderinggg .. but how big's the asian population over there? compare to .. let's say new york city?
Posted 3/11/07

animoo_x wrote:

i like britain..does that makes me the only one? lol. i love it here.


But do you live there or have just visited?


starcrossed23 wrote:

I enjoyed Britain when I was there...my only complaint is the food. Seriously...why is it that every dish comes with a side of peas....PEAS!!! I ordered fish and chips and it came with peas. I got a ham sandwich...it came with peas. Pasta...peas. You get the point. After a while we just started eating at McDonalds and Pizza Hut 'cause they were the only places we found that didn't serve peas. And can I just say that in London, Pizza Hut is like an actual resturant...not the shitty second rate crappy quality pizza chain we have in the States.

Oh yeah, and why is there no sun in that country? We didn't see sun until we went to Scotland (which was beautiful).


They love peas, and what is so wrong with peas? You dont get sun until you leave the cities, smog is the word of the day!


jackiboii wrote:

i really love a british accent on an asian. just wonderinggg .. but how big's the asian population over there? compare to .. let's say new york city?


It depends on the area you live in, where I live we have a lot of japanese families. I think a big company bought half of the neighbourhood or something. The families come and the fathers work on project basis, they stay for 3 years and then they go back to japan.

Below you can see the population figures of london and the highest amount of immigrants.

United Kingdom 5,230,155
India 172,162
Republic of Ireland 157,285
Bangladesh 84,565
Jamaica 80,319
Nigeria 68,907
Pakistan 66,658
Kenya 66,311
Sri Lanka 49,932
Ghana 46,513
Cyprus 45,888
South Africa 45,506
United States 44,622
Australia 41,488
Germany 39,818
Turkey 39,128
Italy 38,694
France 38,130
Somalia 33,831
Uganda 32,082
New Zealand 27,494

Not sure about new york but in london as you can see the largest group of immigrants are from india and pakistan. Granted most of them are 2 or third generation immigrants that came during the colonisation in asia.

Anyway, I have to agree the japanese engrish sounds really cute.
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23 / M / my house derr
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ok peas i can eat them but still usually i just leave em it always COLD here it sux simple as and asians god knows i hav like 20 pizza places with loads of asians where i live ( not racial comment truth ) and lastly......pizza hut sux more than the weather
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28 / M / UK
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Britain's all right isn't it?

It must depend on what you compare it too. It's probably better than.... um... than... some where, like Ethiopia maybe, but i've never lived or been there so i don't really know.

But according to Rastafarians Ethiopia is the promised land, so if it is worse than Britain it wont always be (if there right).
Posted 3/11/07
you know, i find it hysterical that people bitch about their country of origin, no matter the country, pretty much.

i hate the US. it used to be amazing, it was powerful, but the people were modest (enough) and intelligent. the government wasnt entirely corrupt, and we were loved by most of the world, for pretty good reasons. we were rich, and we had some of the best scientists, inventors, architects, artists, writers etc.

now, we are poor. we make a ton of money, yes, but we are in the hole TRILLIONS of dollars. we are no long even in the top 10 countries for healthcare, our school system is a joke (someone bitched about the british school system sucking? go to an inner-city US school, and you'll be on your knees, thanking god britain got that at least partially right, and you didnt go to our schools), our government is beyond corrupt, it is full of not only greedy and careless men, but they are mostly unintelligent, and controlled by companies to a huge extent. religion is seeping more and more into our school to keep "morals" and such, but our morals have declined to such a point that your average street urchin wouldn't have an issue pulling a gun on a pregnant woman for her purse. (which reminds me, what are the gun laws in the UK? i know that guns are illegal to an extent, but how far does all of that go?).

you bitch about the weather, (rain i love, it rarely gets THAT cold in most of britain due to the ocean breeze, the sun complaint i dont understand, but im not a sun-loving guy) which has nothing to really do with the country, its just an ad hoc to your bitching. i can understand a hate of weather, i hate the weather here, but it really shouldn't be combined in with how the uk sucks, it isn't the uks fault.

and you bitch about chavs and neds. where do you think they came from? here in the states, seeing a bunch of morons in the streets starting shit usually means its a gang. and they have guns. or are connected. and will gladly pull them on you, because our youth is fucking retarded. be thankful that yours haven't progressed that far into stupidity. (btw, for anyone that doesn't know, a chav/ned is a lot like the mix of a wigger and white trash, usually. it is hard to understand all the crazy brit lingo.).

i want to move to scotland with every ounce of my being. the land is pretty, the weather is better (least in the low- to midlands), something tellse me the people are much nicer (people in colorado are a mix of redneck idiot, or big city asshole migrator, from cali or ny or florida or somehting. they come out here to get away, and bring their big-city fuck you attitudes with em, so everyone is like that now), there is HISTORY! (im a history major), it is where my family is from...there are very few bad things i hear about it (i hear that glasgow is a drug-infested shithole with tons of neds. been to the states lately? yea, we are a country of that!), and the rain and cold can get pretty shitty at times, but i love the rain, and i don't mind the cold.


long story short, your country is better than a lot. including my own, from what i've come to understand. and beyond that, you kids that are bitching about it need to just realize, anywhere you go, shit is gonna suck. find someplace better for you, cool. but no place is perfect.
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lol to the OP

Like I said before - we all were born to hate Britain. It's practically a passage of rite for a every Brit to bitch about this country. Even during its Empire days there were many who bitched about this country. Someone once said a Brit is never happy unless there is something to bitch about.

I've been to some countries and as far as I can see, GB - like every country around the world -has its merits and flaws. For every chav, there is a person with a dry sense of humour, for instance.

Random: Great Britain has never been 'Great'. 'Greater' (shortened to 'Great') was just a term to separate itself from a little country called Brittany (formerly known as Lesser Britannia).

Even so GB still has never been that great as its history reeks of blatant hypocrisy, embarrassingly self-righteousness, snobbishness, murky smugness and arrogance as well as having a deep well of messy disasters, political fuck-ups, failed wars, useless battles and pathetic class wars. But on the bright side it does have merits -- it depends on what interests you. Sports. Politics. People. Literature. And blah blah.

Ten years from now there will be a generation who says this country sucks and there will be another generation after them to say the same. As it's been for many generations before. It's a given for Brits to criticise this country. It's the British way. I say this with half of my tongue in cheek.
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Posted 3/12/07
It's a completely and utterly mind numbingly CRAP!!!!!!
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