Post Reply What do people in the UK think of people in the USA?
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Posted 6/9/15
My whole family lives across the pond and I've always wondered what other people from the UK think about us here in the US...I know my family loves me because I'm their blood, but other than that, all I've ever received for input is a bunch of insults. I'd like to spend some more time in the UK, but if I'm just going to be called a damn Yank at every corner then I might not bother...
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Oh dear...should I really answer this honestly?



Well, I will but please don't take this as a personal insult. In general, most brits greatly dislike the Americans. We think of them as obnoxious, loud and crazy. But we feel like we can't really say anything in case you go mad.
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I knew it. Thank you for your honesty.
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Posted 6/10/15 , edited 6/10/15
I disagree with eclair-lumiere as it is more that the average Brit dislikes the stereotypical American. When you talk about people on an individual basis there is a much better response.

I have worked with a few chaps who moved across from the US and they never mentioned any problems fitting in. We often had friendly banter in the office where we would tease them for saying "candy" instead of "sweets" and things like that, but they would give as good as they got.

I have also never seen an American getting abused on the street simply for being American.
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Thank you Midori for your opinion.
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I was treated well when i mentioned i'm from New York while i visited UK.

I have a few friends i've known for years online who live in the UK and all have stated they have better experiences with Americans in real life then they do online. All the worst parts about Americans come out online such as the widespread ignorance and general lack of education on wordly matters.
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Also, be aware of the implications of the question.

If you ask "what do people in country X think of people in country Y", you are more or less asking for stereotypes. That being said, most of those stereotypes are irrelevant when it comes to every day interactions with actual people in real life.

One may think of, in general, the French as being arrogant or the Canadians as being hick, but those opinions don't seem to matter much when it comes to how you actually get along with the Frenchmen that you work with or your Canadian brother-in-law.
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Posted 6/11/15 , edited 6/11/15

eclair-lumiere wrote:

Oh dear...should I really answer this honestly?



Well, I will but please don't take this as a personal insult. In general, most brits greatly dislike the Americans. We think of them as obnoxious, loud and crazy. But we feel like we can't really say anything in case you go mad.

Two Words.

Jeremy.
Clarkson.





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Well, I will but please don't take this as a personal insult. In general, most brits greatly dislike the Americans. We think of them as obnoxious, loud and crazy. But we feel like we can't really say anything in case you go mad.

Two Words.

Jeremy.
Clarkson.








I won't argue that Jeremy Clarkson is a twat. But let's be honest...most of your country is made up of Jeremy Clarksons, just with a more annoying accent
Posted 6/14/15 , edited 6/14/15
"Those silly Americans."
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Posted 6/16/15
I had British soccer coaches when I was little, and they'd always tell me Americans talked stupidly :|
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