Why are some Americans jealous of British people?

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Morrisseya
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This isn't a go at Americans, btw, just something I've noticed in some of them.

Some Americans seem to hate the UK almost as much as some British people hate France. Why? It seems to be jealousy a lot of the time, but TBH (not ragging on us here) America is bigger/has a lot more to explore etc. than the UK. Is it our history or reputation or what?
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(Original post by Morrisseya)
This isn't a go at Americans, btw, just something I've noticed in some of them.

Some Americans seem to hate the UK almost as much as some British people hate France. Why? It seems to be jealousy a lot of the time, but TBH (not ragging on us here) America is bigger/has a lot more to explore etc. than the UK. Is it our history or reputation or what?
Yippee! A more civilised comparison thread for a change!

To answer your question: I think it's to do with our NHS.
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We have better looking teeth
We gave better looking women
The pounds ****s on the dollar
We have a monarchy
Americans have terrible pronunciation
Better police force
Better educational system
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GorlimtheUnhappy
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Culture, tradition, longevity & sophistication - sadly it could not be further from the truth - u feel me famalam?
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Americans don't hate the English nearly as much as our country hates them. It seems to be the 'cool' thing to do in aligning with Russia/Palestine/InsertMiddleEastCountry and ragging on the US.

As for jealousy, some of them view the English as quintessentially posh, rich, cultured and other notions within the stereotype. They also have an unhealthy fixation with the monarchy.
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(Original post by Arkasia)
Americans don't hate the English nearly as much as our country hates them. It seems to be the 'cool' thing to do in aligning with Russia/Palestine/InsertMiddleEastCountry and ragging on the US.

As for jealousy, some of them view the English as quintessentially posh, rich, cultured and other notions within the stereotype. They also have an unhealthy fixation with the monarchy.
Just because you criticise the US doesn't mean you support Russia/Palestine/etc. The US governments total lack of respect for international law, total hypocrisy when it comes to the 'free market', ridiculous attitude to socialist ideas and ludicrous deference to religion more than makes them worthy of hefty criticism.
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(Original post by mojojojo101)
Just because you criticise the US doesn't mean you support Russia/Palestine/etc. The US governments total lack of respect for international law, total hypocrisy when it comes to the 'free market', ridiculous attitude to socialist ideas and ludicrous deference to religion more than makes them worthy of hefty criticism.
It's usually the other way around. Someone supports a country, and that support leads them to hate the west, which then leads them to hate the US. By all means, criticize the US for it's many flaws, some of which you accurately listed, but I feel the whole anti-western hipster nonsense that plagues teenagers in many countries just boils down to 'they just care about oil hurr durr!'.
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No you got it all wrong, it's canada that we have rivalry against

All I wanna do is play hockey but I'm not canadian or russian so I can't without getting laughed at


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(Original post by Blue_Mason)
We have better looking teeth
We gave better looking women
The pounds ****s on the dollar
We have a monarchy
Americans have terrible pronunciation
Better police force
Better educational system
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If only I could give you a +1! :cry:
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Your jealousy arouses me Britain , or better yet, little America. Just keep your act in line, we love the Brits! .
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Lmao. I have never met a single American who hates on the UK. The other way round? Very often!

Methinks the jealousy is directed towards the US.
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(Original post by JayBay86)
Your jealousy arouses me Britain , or better yet, little America. Just keep your act in line, we love the Brits! .
thread is 4 years old, man. nobody cares
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because we have nando's. they don't
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