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(Original post by Made in the USA)
Oh, sure, the level of hatred is much more intense in France, but that doesn't change the fact that we are hated in both France and the UK.
Well of COURSE you can find people in the UK that dont like Americans. However I think you grossly over-estimate how many. As said, my fiancee has lived here for 7 years and has had precisely 0 incidents. Its not common at all.
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Heh ... no not at all... the French are FAR more anti-Ameircan than the Brits... the Brits as a whole dont dislike Americans. My Fiancee is an American and has lived here for 7 years now. Never had ANY problems and her accent is a very strong one.
If you don't mind me asking, what part of the US is she from? I'm curious about what a strong american accent sounds like.
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Well of COURSE you can find people in the UK that dont like Americans. However I think you grossly over-estimate how many. As said, my fiancee has lived here for 7 years and has had precisely 0 incidents. Its not common at all.
I'd like to refute that, pretty much everyone I know has problems with Americans on some level. Either it's foreign policy, arrogance, irritating accent, bad manners etc etc.
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I don't think it's anything like hatred, it's just Americans are (or are percieved to be)quite different in their mentality, social manner, etc, to the extent that Brits may find it harder to get on with them. Different meaning from Brits, but also Europeans.
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(Original post by Made in the USA)
If you don't mind me asking, what part of the US is she from? I'm curious about what a strong american accent sounds like.
California. Trust me - anyone who heard her would be in no doubt of where she was from.
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I'd like to refute that, pretty much everyone I know has problems with Americans on some level. Either it's foreign policy, arrogance, irritating accent, bad manners etc etc.
Well then you know a lot of people who dont know many Americans and or are bigoted. Accent? I mean come now... what a reason. Foreign policy? You mean they dont know how to differnetiate a national from a government?

I have a number of expat US friends in London - I have never heard ANY of them mention anti-americanism.
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I'd like to refute that,
'refute' is not a clever-sounding way of saying disagree with or deny. Just use one of them- or argue against, or anything. Refute means to prove something to be wrong- i.e. a falsifiable statement or hypothesis in philosophy, logic or mathematics- not to oppose an opinion.

You might like to refute it, but that's not what you've done. your anecdotal evidence of knowing people that dislike americans doesn't 'refute' anything nor could it hope to.
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I'd like to refute that, pretty much everyone I know has problems with Americans on some level. Either it's foreign policy, arrogance, irritating accent, bad manners etc etc.
I don't. I'm British and have lived in London all my life. I'm a fan of US foreign policy and date a proud American, love her cute accent and get on wonderfully with her family.
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I'd like to refute that, pretty much everyone I know has problems with Americans on some level. Either it's foreign policy, arrogance, irritating accent, bad manners etc etc.
Patients at insane asylums aren't as pro-American as they once were I see.
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'refute' is not a clever-sounding way of saying disagree with or deny. Just use one of them- or argue against, or anything. Refute means to prove something to be wrong- i.e. a falsifiable statement or hypothesis in philosophy, logic or mathematics- not to oppose an opinion.

You might like to refute it, but that's not what you've done. your anecdotal evidence of knowing people that dislike americans doesn't 'refute' anything nor could it hope to.

The most pointless post I have ever read. Granted it was the incorrect way of putting it, but I feel your overwritten, smug load of *******s was a clever-sounding way of avoiding what I had said.
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I don't. I'm British and have lived in London all my life. I'm a fan of US foreign policy and date a proud American, love her cute accent and get on wonderfully with her family.
Fair enough. Do American tourists on the tube never grate at all?
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Fair enough. Do American tourists on the tube never grate at all?
Do British tourists on the tube do that?
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Well then you know a lot of people who dont know many Americans and or are bigoted. Accent? I mean come now... what a reason. Foreign policy? You mean they dont know how to differnetiate a national from a government?

I have a number of expat US friends in London - I have never heard ANY of them mention anti-americanism.
I said ON SOME LEVEL. The majority of which are minor issues. I didn't say that all Britons thought Americans should be burnt at the stake!

And do you not have any accents that irritate you?
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your mum
Much better.
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Do British tourists on the tube do that?
Either that's a joke I don't get or it doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

You are aware what the tube is, right?
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And do you not have any accents that irritate you?
Of course, but that has no bearing on whether I dislike the people that have them.
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Either that's a joke I don't get or it doesn't make any sense whatsoever.

You are aware what the tube is, right?
Yes, it's the method of public transportation in London. You're not making the "typical American" mistake of assuming that Britain is composed solely of London, are you?
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. You're not making the "typical American" mistake of assuming that Britain is composed solely of London, are you?
That's also the "typical Londoner" mistake, judging by the attitude most people there seem to have.
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Of course, but that has no bearing on whether I dislike the people that have them.
Then you are a stronger person than me.
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