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    (Original post by nikk)
    lol! The ironic thing is that our money is worth more than yours!
    I had to squint to read that flash of the obvious in order not to be rendered blind.

    I'd personally like to see said tramp kicked in the nuts by a British cabbie for offering him a dollar bill and expecting it to cover anything...
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    It makes much more sense to call 'soccer' football though. In American Football the ball appears to only come into contact with anyone's foot very rarely, where as in football 'soccer', the ball is almost constantly intact with the palyers feet. Even the American liveing on my floor agrees with me on this!
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    (Original post by kaisersalsek)
    liverpool and birmingham people would say "tay". That is all
    Since when?

    My whole family lives in Liverpool and I've never heard one of them (or anyone near them) say tay.
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    (Original post by Dude)
    Since when?

    My whole family lives in Liverpool and I've never heard one of them (or anyone near them) say tay.
    Common american stereotypes about the UK ...hmmm

    You guys eat fish and chips all the time. I mean like it's a staple in your diet...
    Polite, reserved, snobby, socialist , believes individuality is a curse on humanity...
    Drinks lots of beer, straight to the pub after work....but very hard working so this isn't a big deal.
    Teens get smashed in the pub and get in fights weekly, but nothing ever stops them.
    Thinks the rest of the world matters, but that the UK is nothing to crow
    about.
    Thinks being proud to be english is a sin deserving of capital punishment, but if your'e a scot or welsh it's OK to be proud of that .. :confused:
    Knows everything about the US and life there .... they leaned it all in the Gaurdian, and episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    Drinks tea constantly, and thinks going to the dentist twice a year is akin to "cosmetic surgery". Only go when pain to the tooth area is involved. Ditto for brushing.

    Of coarse these are untrue, but that's some typical stereotypes.
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    What a great thread. For the record, I'm British (English) and I am incredibly emotional and don't drink alcohol :rolleyes: Oh, and I hate fish so no fish and chips for me!
    Some of the stereotypes are true though, especially for society as a whole...
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    i spoke to swedish people and they all think english girls all have red hair. no idea where thats from. oh and the tea is a classic stereotype.
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    (Original post by xelprep)
    i spoke to swedish people and they all think english girls all have red hair. no idea where thats from. oh and the tea is a classic stereotype.
    YES!! Loads of people with orange hair. *nods to self*
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    When I visited the UK years ago, I had some GREAT fish and Chips from a place called Faulkners on the East side of London. If I get to go again, even if it's a pit stop, I'm going there again. Only this time i'll be old enouth to stop at the pub
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    (Original post by djchak)
    When I visited the UK years ago, I had some GREAT fish and Chips from a place called Faulkners on the East side of London. If I get to go again, even if it's a pit stop, I'm going there again. Only this time i'll be old enouth to stop at the pub
    How old were you when you visited the first time?

    Hm I forgot, what's the legal drinking age in the UK..? It's 16 here and I think England = 18?
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    Yup, 'tis 18.

    To whoever said that they have a British Dad and everyone thinks he's Australian: When my Grandparents (Scottish) went to Australia, in some places they were mistaken for Americans. 'Tis an odd world we live in!

    American teen magazines' perception of Britain make me laugh. I'm sure our magazines which go on about what's stylish in NYC are just as bad, but there was one which made us all out to dress absolutely insanely. Well, either preppy or in styles which would be more suited to the streets of Tokyo! (Another stereotye, excellent...)

    ...And they appeared to worship the Harry Potter gang. Which was something I found quite odd, considering over here nobody really cares about them at all, except when the films come out.

    But God knows how representative ElleGirl is of American teenagers :P
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    (Original post by Elusive Moose)
    Yup, 'tis 18.
    Thanks.
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    (Original post by LibertineNorth)
    I had to squint to read that flash of the obvious in order not to be rendered blind.

    I'd personally like to see said tramp kicked in the nuts by a British cabbie for offering him a dollar bill and expecting it to cover anything...

    haha, when i lived in san francisco, there was this batty old women who used to tell the trees how to tie their shoes that lived in the park near my place....she was super funny. :cool:
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    (Original post by djchak)
    Common american stereotypes about the UK ...hmmm

    Knows everything about the US and life there .... they leaned it all in the Gaurdian, and episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    Or boy meets world Oh and Home Improvement. Classics.

    By the way if anybody really wants to learn all the british stereotypes the Americans have, watch the simpsons or family guy whenever there's a British person in it.

    The family guy one is probably worse on the stereotypical front.
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    Family Guy is just like a catalogue of stereotypes, really.

    Aaah, such a great programme
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    "the big book of British Smiles" still gives me fits....
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    theres that stereotype episode of stargate when they've got representatives from around the world. The uk guy said bloody a few times and had a posh accent
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    I'm not british...and i think that americans are good in a way or another...as well as the british....
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    the 51st state or a country full of "limey ****"!

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    The use of "limeys" because back in the day of sailing ships, us brits used to carry lime on our ships to prevent scurvy, hence "limeys".

    Now the quote "limey ****" is from the film 51st state!
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    (Original post by Chi-sama)
    Oh... and this weird obsession with soccer... i meant *ahem* "football"
    Yeah lots of people are obsessed with it.. i hate the sport with a passion though, i can't think of much worse than watching a game of it.
    Could be due to all the chavs nowadays, its all they seem to talk about, well that or other illegal things.
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    Yeah lots of people are obsessed with it.. i hate the sport with a passion though, i can't think of much worse than watching a game of it.
    Could be due to all the chavs nowadays, its all they seem to talk about, well that or other illegal things.
    lol is football illegal? I can't stand it either and much prefer a game of rugby.
 
 
 
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