I think the people who dislike the Englishmen and Englishwomen the most are actually the Scottish and the Irish.
It's hardly surprising when you think about it. We have a long history of fighting with them - and more recently we've used them for economic experiments.
TBH I don't think the rest of the world thinks about us too much. The US seem to like us more since they've been the victim of Terrorism themselves (Yeah you self-proclaimed 'saints' of democracy - try YEARS OF IRA TYRRANY!) and I know Clinton made some positive steps with the Irish and the US people to curb the funding of bombing and so on.
Relations with the rest of Europe seem to have mellowed, France, for example - we love the French now, and they begrudgingly accept us buying all the tumbledown shacks in the country. But we still moan about them, in time honoured tradition. I'd say politically our relations with Europe dropped over deciding to follow the US with some invasions - but I think Europe understands that most of us Brits aren't too keen on the 'ol colony of 'freedom' and accept that our government doesn't listen to us anymore.
So yeah, we're disliked in the same way we dislike other people. A sort of misunderstanding based mostly on cultural differences.
BTW - the French don't really eat frogs legs?
The teeth thing stems from most american's having braces, whitening, capping and dentures.
TBH, I find perfect white smiles and rows of veneered teeth a little intimidating. Gimme Bowie anyday <3
i watched an episode of "the family guy" where the bar gets turned into an english pub with englishmen in it and i couldn't help but notice how ridiculous they made their teeth look. i don't think there's anything wrong with our teeth tbh.
US society carries a more prominent, and normativised, culture of body modification linked to the cult of youth and health. The 'British teeth' phenomenon is thus possibly better understood in relation to the American obsession with perfect (i.e. modified) and dazzlingly white (treated) gnashers.
I was talking to an American the other day who has been here a couple of years. After arrival she found herself fascinated by the BBC soap-opera Eastenders and how it seemed to be filled with 'ugly' people in dreary looking houses and apartments. It took her a little while to realise that what she was actually noticing was the absence of the highly contrived practice of using young and 'beautiful' people in shiny and neat homes in US soap-operas. While I'm not suggesting that British soaps like Eastenders and Coronation Street are realistic, by comparison US soaps reveal the dominance of an obsession with youth and beauty (of a certain kind) notwithstanding the departure from reality.
the country itself exudes an air of scholarship...probably because of oxbridge haha