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How dos the world view the UK? What stereotypes are used to describe the UK and its habitants? Are certain countries of the UK viewed differentially or seen as a whole? Are each separate countries that makes up the UK seen or viewed in a different light for its individual actions? dos the country you live in now have special thoughts or views on the UK different from the rest of the world if so what views? How active is the UK in the worlds affairs? Do other countries owe them any thing for there past actions? Did any country of the UK make a strong impact on your countries affairs any time during history?
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xMonkeyDDragonx wrote:

11. Men dress as women all the time.


Where did you get that?

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LOL^^

Well, I view the UK as any other country(s).
With its own problems, different people/culture, etc.

What I've heard from stereotypes, yes, the Brits supposedly have bad dental care.

Oh, and I think they have a queen.
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LOL I'm a girl anyway XD

Just curious, I've heard many things about the UK but not that!
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xMonkeyDDragonx wrote:


Inklid wrote:


xMonkeyDDragonx wrote:

11. Men dress as women all the time.


Where did you get that?




i bet ur sittin in panties right now arent u



WOW not trying to be rude agents the english, but your answer made me laugh so hard lmao i bet your sitting in panties now haha
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1. Brits have bad teeth.
2. Brit Chicks tend to be ugly.
3. Brits only drink tea.
4. Brits are stuffy and pretentious.
5. REALLY BAD, bland food.
6. They drink warm beer.
(Which is sort'of true, in places it is "Warm" by American Standards but not "Warm" as the word implies.)
7. They are all alcoholics.
8. There is no crime in the UK because of the anti-gun laws.
9. The UK's socialized medicine system is PERFECT.
10. If you don't want to work, you just have to get on Aid, everyone is on aid.
11. Men dress as women all the time.
12. Horrible racists.


The bad teeth bit isnt true, because we have free dental care until you're 18. So as long as people actually look after their teeth and such. Not all of us drink tea, bleugh i hate it :p
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I've never been to the U.K. but people i know that have been there say that the food is horrible. Maybe they just cook their food in a way we're not used to. Some people have told me that there's some sort of unofficial class system but I don't know how much truth there is to that.
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xMonkeyDDragonx wrote:


natasha07 wrote:


xMonkeyDDragonx wrote:

1. Brits have bad teeth.
2. Brit Chicks tend to be ugly.
3. Brits only drink tea.
4. Brits are stuffy and pretentious.
5. REALLY BAD, bland food.
6. They drink warm beer.
(Which is sort'of true, in places it is "Warm" by American Standards but not "Warm" as the word implies.)
7. They are all alcoholics.
8. There is no crime in the UK because of the anti-gun laws.
9. The UK's socialized medicine system is PERFECT.
10. If you don't want to work, you just have to get on Aid, everyone is on aid.
11. Men dress as women all the time.
12. Horrible racists.


The bad teeth bit isnt true, because we have free dental care until you're 18. So as long as people actually look after their teeth and such. Not all of us drink tea, bleugh i hate it :p


i know just some stuff off the internet. Im not that ignorant
Brit Chicks tend to be ugly. u can scratch that off the list too ( wink )


Yeah I seen some hot british chicks
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Posted 12/29/12

xMonkeyDDragonx wrote:


natasha07 wrote:


xMonkeyDDragonx wrote:

1. Brits have bad teeth.
2. Brit Chicks tend to be ugly.
3. Brits only drink tea.
4. Brits are stuffy and pretentious.
5. REALLY BAD, bland food.
6. They drink warm beer.
(Which is sort'of true, in places it is "Warm" by American Standards but not "Warm" as the word implies.)
7. They are all alcoholics.
8. There is no crime in the UK because of the anti-gun laws.
9. The UK's socialized medicine system is PERFECT.
10. If you don't want to work, you just have to get on Aid, everyone is on aid.
11. Men dress as women all the time.
12. Horrible racists.


The bad teeth bit isnt true, because we have free dental care until you're 18. So as long as people actually look after their teeth and such. Not all of us drink tea, bleugh i hate it :p


i know just some stuff off the internet. Im not that ignorant
Brit Chicks tend to be ugly. u can scratch that off the list too ( wink )


lmao ^.^ I know im sure you're not, damn internet. giving everyone different impressions on countries :p
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We have our good and bad points over here as they do in most places. We get taxed an obscene ammount For example something like 75%-80% of the price for fuel we pay is tax, also between 20%-50% income tax depending on how much you earn. Everything is expensive. we do have quite a lot of closet racism though it's not as bad or as open as a lot of other european countries. We do probaly have bad teeth in general compared to Americans. We did used to have a rep for bad food but nowadays Britain is considered as having some of the best food in the world (resturants). We also have one of the best health care systems in the world as everyone can get immediate emergency medical treatment. football/soccer holligans have given people bad impressions but they are the minority and it doesn't happen so much anymore. Our government is pretty messed up as well and they look like a bunch of children heckling and making fun of eachother in their meetings.
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I believe UK has many beautiful classy ladies with sexy accent..
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natasha07 wrote:

The bad teeth bit isnt true, because we have free dental care until you're 18. So as long as people actually look after their teeth and such. Not all of us drink tea, bleugh i hate it :p


It's not just until you're 18, there are a lot of exemptions which allow for free dental care but even if you're not entitled to free dental care it's heavily subsidised if you're going with an NHS dentist, an expensive procedure (crowns) will cost you £209, in the US it can cost from $500 to $3000 (apparently) but over here it'll be a flat rate £209 (or £0.00 if you qualify for free treatment).

Anyhow, different countries see the UK differently, a recent study suggested that we've had some kind of military action, be it war, stationing soldiers there, taking over the country and exploiting the place in almost every country on the planet, the estimate is at 90% of the planet which is pretty good considering we're tiny.

As for knowing the individual countries, again, that depends on the country in question. Countries which play top tier rugby will know about the home nations because we're always playing each other and the finals of the WC usually have England and Wales playing and they know the difference between the home teams and the Lions.

One of the questions most asked of a Brit is "what nationality are you?", depending on your home nation your answer will change, an Englishman may be more prone to saying "British" whilst a Scot would always go "Scottish" and the Welsh would say "mae fy hofrenfad yn llawn llyswennod"
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I met an old british couple once while on vacation and they were very polite and excited to chase after bears, but disappointed when I told them that the forest they wanted to see died of disease many years ago.
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