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[QUOTE=Douglas]Yeah, and not be so damn cheap like the Scotch

'Scotch' is an alcoholic drink - you mean either the Scots or Scottish! :rolleyes:

If you're going to insult a nation, at least get their name right.
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Yeah, and not be so damn cheap like the Scotch

'Scotch' is an alcoholic drink - you mean either the Scots or Scottish! :rolleyes:

If you're going to insult a nation, at least get their name right.
Surely if you're going to insult a nation a good way of starting is tro show what little regard you have for it by not being too bothered about its name. Just a thought.
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(Original post by Douglas)
Yeah, and not drink so much like the Irish, and not be so damn cheap like the Scotch, and not be so "stuck up" like the French, and not cook dead cats like the Chinese, and not cook tasteless bland food like the Brits.
Well if you believe this article then we have the best food in the world.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFr...503315,00.html
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Well if you believe this article then we have the best food in the world.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFr...503315,00.html
I think British food has changed a lot. The days when all you could get in a British pub to eat was a ham and cheese toastie or a pickled egg are long gone.
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(Original post by fred0202)
Well if you believe this article then we have the best food in the world.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFr...503315,00.html
Hey Fred, interesting article, I would never have believed that London would be the gourmet capital of the world.

I apologize to the Londoners....
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(Original post by katiesado)
Some of you are snobs.
Just as people are in every nation...
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(Original post by Howard)
Tasteless bland food? Haha! That's rich coming from a country where most peoples "dining experience" is a visit to Applebees or Olive Garden!

Oww! That hurt...... :eek:

Seriously, I think places like that, TGIF, and Outback steakhouse are pretty bad examples of american food.... :mad:

And ther's probably bad examples of british food, but everyone should go to Fualkner's on the East end and try the fish and chips....world class really.

And London could do with Chipolte as "american food" over McDonalds....

Agree on the last point?
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(Original post by kew96158)
Please tell me you are not serious...
I'm with him 100%. When I first discovered this forum, I was surprised to see this pathological self hatred you all have. Or maybe it just seems that way because I'm just a very patriotic person?

You all have food, indoor plumbing, electricity, showers, etc. The UK isn't a bad place...I don't get it. I've seen a lot worse.
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(Original post by Made in the USA)
You all have food, indoor plumbing, electricity, showers, etc. The UK isn't a bad place...I don't get it. I've seen a lot worse.
i've seen a lot better.
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Come to think of it the majority of Americans I've met have never heard of it and ask "is it part of England"?

Whether that's a reflection of American ignorance or Welsh relevance I'm uncertain.
A girl at a pub in Wales, back in 1993, asked me if Palm Springs was in Connecticut, but it didn't bother me at all. She isn't American and I didn't expect her to about US geography.

Why am I expected to make sure I don't accidently slip and get England and Wales mixed up, but they get a pass when most of them can't find any US states on a map besides NY, CA, FL, and TX?
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I guess it depends on what the actual thing is and where it is. One of my American friends, who is about 17 or so now, didn't know the flag of Hawaii. There are differences between Connecticut and Wales, ones a state and one is a nation (and once a country in its own right).
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(Original post by Made in the USA)
Why am I expected to make sure I don't accidently slip and get England and Wales mixed up, but they get a pass when most of them can't find any US states on a map besides NY, CA, FL, and TX?
There are not 50 British states, and besides, England and Wales are two different countries. It would be like confusing Mexico and the US.
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There are not 50 British states, and besides, England and Wales are two different countries. It would be like confusing Mexico and the US.
But Wales is not exactly foreign compared to England to say USA and Mexico considering England and Wales are two of the three nations which make up Great Britain.
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(Original post by Mad Caddie)
There are not 50 British states, and besides, England and Wales are two different countries. It would be like confusing Mexico and the US.
It's all a matter of perspective. Palm springs is only, what, 3000 miles from Connecticut? To you, I'm sure it's trivial and irrelavant.
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(Original post by Made in the USA)
I'm with him 100%. When I first discovered this forum, I was surprised to see this pathological self hatred you all have. Or maybe it just seems that way because I'm just a very patriotic person?

You all have food, indoor plumbing, electricity, showers, etc. The UK isn't a bad place...I don't get it. I've seen a lot worse.
I've seen no evidence of 'pathological self hatred' on this forum.
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(Original post by Made in the USA)
It's all a matter of perspective. Palm springs is only, what, 3000 miles from Connecticut? To you, I'm sure it's trivial and irrelavant.
You would have thought the name PALM springs would be a dead giveaway?

It is somewhat starnge though....it seems there either Disneyland in Florida , NYC, or LA that british people seem to identify with the US. I told a man in Bright I was from Chicago...he had no idea where that was...probably thought it was a suburb of Miami.......
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(Original post by kew96158)
I've seen no evidence of 'pathological self hatred' on this forum.
Read some of "socialist's" posts.
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Read some of "socialist's" posts.
The posts of one user do not represent the views of the entire forum.
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Personally, I consider myself to be British rather than English. I couldn't care less what other nations think of the British/English. I'm secure enough in my national identity not to be concerned. It's amusing that some Americans are unsure about Wales - you've got something in common with the EU afterall!

The thing that makes me laugh is that in other countries/cultures, terms like Limey or Pomme would be seen as racist! I wouldn't be offended - who cares if the navy used to carry limes on board to prevent scurvy!

[anyone know where the term Pomme originates from?]
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(Original post by djchak)
Oww! That hurt...... :eek:

Seriously, I think places like that, TGIF, and Outback steakhouse are pretty bad examples of american food.... :mad:

And ther's probably bad examples of british food, but everyone should go to Fualkner's on the East end and try the fish and chips....world class really.

And London could do with Chipolte as "american food" over McDonalds....

Agree on the last point?
"Outback" is excellent. Have you tried those "bloomin onions"? I could eat those all day. Do you know, I don't think I've ever been to a "Chipolte". Never heard of it in fact.
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