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Man, I don't know. I have to go live there first for a period of a few years and travel around it to experience it to gain proper insight of that nation. All I have are assumption, stereotypes, and generalizations about most other countries.
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all i know about UK or brits is they speak some of the most broken english all that crap you see in the movies is blah maybe i met some really obnoxious people but it seemed to be everywhere, i thought they spoke proper queen's english but most def. do not.

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.

if this is true 11 would explain 2. lol
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I just learned about chavs from a brit a couple days ago, the like americas ghetto people. I want to visit england but as a american I wonder if its a good idea since I learned the british hate us, what would be better for an american to be around normal british or chavs since there dumb
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I haven't liked a lot of the British people that I've met online in different chatrooms and forums. Perhaps they've mainly been these "chavs" that have been mentioned. I've been met with a lot of stupidity, trolling, and rabid anti-Americanism that I've found fairly distasteful. So I tend to avoid them as much as possible.

I'll have to go to the UK myself someday if I want to get an accurate view on what it's really like over there. Or make an actual British friend who doesn't rant at me about how much my country sucks.
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I like the UK since I live there and am from there. I am a brit

But if Hetalia is anything to go by, people think we are stuck up snobs who drink tea, have awful food, no dress sense, talk to imaginary animals, practice black magic and constantly try and copy/compete with America.
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kolp216 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.


1. Generally not true
2. Urm, depending on the location but i have to agree with you for where i live
3. Most known stereotype, But no of course xD
4. If you mean but stuck-up? then yes, but not in the way portraid', and not all of us are
5. Yes
6. Meh
7. Unfortunately yes, from where i live the majority of them are, either that or smoking and drugs (Unfortunately T_T).
8. False
9. No idea what to say xD
10. ..... Yes?
11. It's hard to distinguish them at about 2 AM, so yeah
12. Chavs... that's all i have to say, this also applies to 4,7,8,10 and 11
There you go a reply from a UK Citizen

No.
Seriously, I'm always amused but saddened by this one, especially since it's such a widespread belief, but Jobseeker's Allowance is actually low enough in most places (it varies) that it's not enough to independently live on for more than a month or so. You also do have to work if you want it; if you don't actively apply for jobs, they'll stop giving it to you, so it's not like you can just sit around doing nothing.
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Yeah i know but i really didn't know what to say there xD
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You can probably never get an accurate/objective viewpoint of any nations' characteristics even if you live there. Since a typical human will always be biased, what you will get from any opinion is a distortion of the truth of anything. If you really want to know things with much more objectivity, you must not let your Ego distort your perceptions.
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Um... Brits don't hate Americans? Even if we did, you act like you'd be attacked for it or something. =\

Gonna go ahead and say something that's painful for me: chavs are normal Brits, and they aren't all dumb. That's a stereotype about chavs that isn't entirely true. I actually know lots of friendly, smart chavs. Like pretty much every other group in existence, it's just that the worst of the bunch are the most memorable ones.


@kolp216; lol, no worries.
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Um... Brits don't hate Americans? Even if we did, you act like you'd be attacked for it or something. =\

Gonna go ahead and say something that's painful for me: chavs are normal Brits, and they aren't all dumb. That's a stereotype about chavs that isn't entirely true. I actually know lots of friendly, smart chavs. Like pretty much every other group in existence, it's just that the worst of the bunch are the most memorable ones.


@kolp216; lol, no worries.


The bold part: Exactly that. People in their massive stupidity will always assume that the whole is represented by the shitty minority.
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You have One Direction </3 so lucky..
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sillyriri wrote:



Um... Brits don't hate Americans? Even if we did, you act like you'd be attacked for it or something. =\

Gonna go ahead and say something that's painful for me: chavs are normal Brits, and they aren't all dumb. That's a stereotype about chavs that isn't entirely true. I actually know lots of friendly, smart chavs. Like pretty much every other group in existence, it's just that the worst of the bunch are the most memorable ones.


@kolp216; lol, no worries.


I guess am foolish to go by most british opinion I herd on this sight, about america or chavs. Ionly learned what chaves were a few days ago, and looked it up after a british girl told me what a chav was . It could be like saying all gangsters in america are dumb and not to be trusted. to me when I saw what people call chavs on british TV I thought they seamed cool. then hereing from british people here saying there dumb who violence. also I thoght british liked americans but on this sight i have yet to see one who dos. I even been told not to come to britain as an american so yes i did assume I would end up in a ally some were. would I be scene less in britain that I could get along with what brits call chavs. why chavs is there a more polite way of refereeing to the type of life style thy live?
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i think north america tends to view the UK as something we've heard but probably doesnt exist lol
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I don't think most Brits dislike Americans infact I would say quite a lot of Brits idolise American celebrities as we have a lot of American tv shows, music and movies here, and there is a big difference between disliking America and disliking Americans. I judge everyone on an individual basis and would never dislike someone for where they were from, so even if I dislike your government's policies or actions it wouldn't make me judge you. If you came to Britain the chances of you being treated badly are low unless you went to a real yob area (football hooligan type people).
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The tea thing is true, the majority of us love tea.
I may need some examples of which foods are awful though since I was raised on English food.
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