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Tea!! xD

Hehe, but I don't have a serious opinion of Brits as a whole xD
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quaser666 wrote:

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.


If i ever move from this country it will be because of the tax.


haha It is a good reason to leave. Personally I wouldn't mind the high taxes if I felt it was all being put to good use.
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English shows have been some of the best TV in North America since... forever. (Avengers (no not the superheroes) Dr. Who, Are you being served? Life on Mars, etc.)

Accents rock

You're Kind enough to share The Queen with us.

We're happier now that the British Privy Council is no longer our supreme court.

You're coping with no longer being the Empire of the Day with astonishing grace.

UK includes Scotland. The Scottish rock.

uh....

Up the Commonwealth?

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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.
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.


One through seven, except five, agreed the rest not so much.
Basically it's a land full of Austin Powers look-a-likes lol

Jk the brits are alright, just a bit different that's all
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I don't know, man. Let me get back to you after I asked the whole worlds opinions since that is what you are asking.
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Seversky wrote:


quaser666 wrote:

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.


If i ever move from this country it will be because of the tax.


Dos that mean you guys get paid higher, here in the us some states pay more for the cost of living is high like ny?
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I ‹3 the UK! Always have and always will!
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Pretty nice people over there, at least in the lowlands of Scotland. Visited distant family over there last summer and had a blast.
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Victorian?
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I like french cuisine better. and Californian Weather better.

but If I won a million dollars I'd tour the hell out of the UK before I visited anyplace else.

Pubs older than the oldest settlement in my country. Fortifications that were old when Christ was born.

historical Re-enactors who dress as Romans and Picts instead of doing WWII or the Blue and the Grey (butternut).

the places where so much history has happened. (Tower of London, Globe Theatre, name your top five castles or battlefields)

The changing of the guard at Buckingham palace

Driving on the wrong side of the road...


Taking a ride through the Chunnel?

It all sounds like an adventure.
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Personality... I usually generalize to England/Scotland... (Srry)

- sexy accents
- Britian's Got Talent
- tea and biscuits
- ladys and lords
- green grass, hills and castles
- funny tv shows
- men and beer
- manners and being proper
and when I think of the word "modern" associated with it.... fake tans, fake hair, fake boobs, dressing slutty, going out, partying etc
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xMonkeyDDragonx wrote:
9. The UK's socialized medicine system is PERFECT.

Got a good laugh from this one.


I think the most fun UK related stereotypes are the ones from the UK about other places in the UK. Seriously, it seems like we hate each other far more than anyone else could.
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Most of the UK is a shithole. I live here, I know.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:
Driving on the wrong side of the road....


We drive on the correct side of the road. Believe it or not, it's all to do with swords. Generally speaking most people are right handed so the sword is strapped to your left, for manners people would walk/ride with their sword away from people coming the other way so the countries which got used to walking with their swords towards the side of the road kept it going that way when moving from horses to cars. Also, people who are right handed tend to have the same sort of properties with their eyes (apparently) so it's a bit safer to have your right eye seeing cars coming towards you rather than your left eye.

Another fun, interesting thing, the original inhabitants of the UK now live in Wales, if it wasn't for lots of invasions (the UK hasn't been successfully invaded in almost 1,000 years) which brought them nasty Saxons over, you would all be speaking Welsh!

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:
Driving on the wrong side of the road....


We drive on the correct side of the road. Believe it or not, it's all to do with swords. Generally speaking most people are right handed so the sword is strapped to your left, for manners people would walk/ride with their sword away from people coming the other way so the countries which got used to walking with their swords towards the side of the road kept it going that way when moving from horses to cars. Also, people who are right handed tend to have the same sort of properties with their eyes (apparently) so it's a bit safer to have your right eye seeing cars coming towards you rather than your left eye.

Another fun, interesting thing, the original inhabitants of the UK now live in Wales, if it wasn't for lots of invasions (the UK hasn't been successfully invaded in almost 1,000 years) which brought them nasty Saxons over, you would all be speaking Welsh!


Sorry that was a joke, believe it or not I do know the origin. Just as in the continent. Riders of carts and carriages couldn't see the edge of the road unless they drove on the other side.

Although the hand/eye connection is true. I'm one of the exceptions my master eye is right but I'm left handed. Makes shooting a pistol rather awkward.



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haikinka wrote:

Most of the UK is a shithole. I live here, I know.


-Flicks bogey- True story.
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Naicisum wrote:

-Flicks bogey- True story.


This guy knows even better than I do, he has it worst.
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