They can't even speak proper English anymore. There's nothing to love, OP.
They can't pronounce words that end with an 'a'. They put an 'r' after it.
They always says "Obamar," "sodar"...
It's funny hearing Brits who are actors trying to hide their English accents, but out themselves when they have to say a word that ends in 'a'. It's really difficult.
People from Boston have the same problem.
I liked Brit Spears most. I sucked all her youthful essence out with a televised Cheetos flavored kiss. .
I love how they have no issue with the word cunt. They use it the way Americans use "asshole", to describe anyone, male or female. When Thatcher died, my one British friend said she was "the cuntiest cunt who ever cunted." Love it.
Their wit and sarcasm are awesome. Brits usually have quite the way with words.
[quote]Their wit and sarcasm are awesome.
Wrong. That meme died a long painful death a long time ago. They're no more witty or sarcastic as Americans are. American comedians are wittier and a million times more sarcastic than Brits today. I actually find cynicism overplayed now. Britain is all PC today. No one can say anything without a lynch mob attacking them. Ofcom will send you to the unemployment line. The government is signing away the rights of comedians to offend. The public agrees with this. This is why British comedy is so piss-poor now. It's only comedians like Rowan Atkinson that stand up against such legislation.
Thanks for making me depressed. :(
R15. I can assure you you guys have not sunk to the lows of PC we have to deal with in the US. Maybe it is just my UK friends, but I find the folks in the UK way more edgy than the average tree hugging, cross bearing, american.
Like a drink.
Easy to fuck; fewer hang ups.
Class system keeps one away from the wrong classes.
Fantastic music culture.
Easily intimidated by Americans.
R17. Great list!
R4, it depends on how ill we are. If we're sick we go to hospital, but my mother worked at the hospital as a nurse most of her life.
R15 Has never heard of Frankie Boyle if he thinks UK comedians are innocuous. There is no way on earth that you could get away with a fraction of the stuff on American TV that you do on British TV. Remember the wardrobe malfunction that sent the square states into meltdown?
The main great great honking difference is that in the UK there is no need to pretend to have faith and thank Jeebus in public. The US is a country that is founded on the separation of church and state where you can't get elected unless you make a public display of Christianity, the UK is a country where the head of state is the head of the church and a public profession of faith is viewed as suspect at best but more often downright laughable.
The US is too puritanical to have a good time. They think more than 1 glass of wine at dinner makes you an alcoholic. The Brits just have a party and fuck the hangover.
Of course these are generalisations but true in my experience.
I need a British boyfriend. When I was in London all the boys were dreamy.
Love it r3.
Lingo wise, I most love how we have the word "fancy".. "attracted to" doesn't have the same ring to it does it, better in one word.
I know Americans in the know sometimes use it and mimic Brit phrases via their Brit friends and internet pals but all the same.
Things to love about Brits?
They aren't Welsh.
Things to love to hate:
1. Simon Cowell - Drugged out dead-eyed devil
2. David Blechham - Lord of the Chavs
3. Spice Girls - still stings
4. Any British actress who won't stop being calculatingly self-deprecating as they refuse to shut up - Slagorama
5. One Direction - oh fuck off
6. Certain snotty Brit actors in LA who use their accent for a career, portraying arch, empty stereotypes with no sense of much else - shall remain nameless
7. Royal Family - reptilians who killed the people's coked out princess
I love their accents. It's a cliche, but just like the Spanish they have the sexiest form of talking.
One of my first BFs when I came out was a Brit. We never went anywhere except to the bedroom. He was 32. I was 22. I liked the way he lived. CPW penthouse. 2-seater Benz. House in the Hamptons. But I turned 23 and the "best if used by" stamp appeared on my forehead. Strangely, we're still friends. Still sleeping with 22-year-olds.
R37 R40 OECD report - the British have the best dental health in the world. The Germans were second, US were tenth behind France.
I saw an article recently, can't remember where, discussing the horrifying dental health problems in Kentucky. Maybe better to start dealing with the US problems before having a go at anyone else.
FOR many people, a trip to the dentist still evokes unpleasant childhood memories of big needles and screeching drills. And judging by data from an OECD report, “Health at a glance”, released on Tuesday December 8th, eastern European adults will be having nightmares for years to come. Polish children have the worst teeth in any OECD country; a 12 year old has nearly four teeth that are missing, decayed or have a filling. American adults are renowned for having perfect sets of pearly whites, but each child has one decayed or missing tooth. Britain's children (along with Germany's) have the healthiest teeth, if not the straighest or whitest in later life.
Again, it's not that Brit's teeth are naturally healthier, they have better CARE as no one is without insurance like in the US. Yet still, the article says this is speaking of children, qualifying it with the statement, "Britain's children (along with Germany's) have the healthiest teeth, if not the straighest or whitest in later life".
The adults have nothing to brag about.
It's not lack of hygiene, or dental health care over there, it's genetics.
R25, that makes no sense because Welsh people are British, since Wales is part of what constitutes 'Britain'. Or am I missing something?
The Thick of It
The Office UK (only time Gervais has ever been funny).
Jude Law (will always "love" him)
Henry Cavill - a newcomer to the list. Boring as hell, but pleasant to look at.
Took GOOP off our hands.
[quote]Or am I missing something?
Yes. The ability to comprehend satire.
The reaction to Thatcher's death.
R47, how is it satire? What's clever or funny about it? I don't get it.
I like how so many are interested in books, ideas, etc & like to talk about all sorts of things
the humour, but people able to be funny and capable of serious conversation - even better
I like how they are more "real." I am tired of phoniness and bullshit.
R49, the British are notorious for looking down on the Welsh, Scots, and Irish. It's not that complicated. If you don't get it, you don't get it.
Now move it along toots.
Heinz Salad Cream - "Pourable Sunshine"
R51, the Welsh and the Scots are British.
Your post would be correct if it said:"the English are notorious for looking down on the Welsh, Scots, and Irish."
I love how "fanny" = vagina. When my mom visited Britain years ago I had to warn her to never refer to her waist pouch as a fanny pack.
I like how so many old and average looking people on their TV shows have a full love life.
[quote]They're no more witty or sarcastic as Americans are. American comedians are wittier and a million times more sarcastic than Brits today.
As an objective observer of British and American humour (I’m Australian), yes Americans have always been better at sarcasm (Seinfeld, Woody Allen), but the British are still wittier, and do irony much better.
[quote] I actually find cynicism overplayed now. Britain is all PC today. No one can say anything without a lynch mob attacking them. Ofcom will send you to the unemployment line. The government is signing away the rights of comedians to offend. The public agrees with this. This is why British comedy is so piss-poor now. It's only comedians like Rowan Atkinson that stand up against such legislation.
I have no idea what you’re talking about. Try “The thick of it”.
[quote]1. Simon Cowell - Drugged out dead-eyed devil
I remember seeing his extra-long pinky fingernail displayed on TV.
They say wee-KEND.
Also love how they say sheduwell instead of schedule.
They can't simply say "Thank you." It's "Thank you very much indeed."
R60 I think you mean sheduwell instead of skejule.
You mean your obese Mcdonald's lovin', baseball hat wearin', loud , uneducated ass.
Actually, R61, it's much more likely to be "Thanks so much" rather than "Thank you very much indeed."
And agreeing with another poster up-thread, I think the best thing about the Brits is their unapologetic atheism. If you MUST be religious, you'd best keep it to yourself, or have people look at you with suspicion. A politician who refers to religious reasons for a viewpoint - rather than practical thinking - is looked upon as somewhat touched in the head, and it's certainly not a vote-getter (except from a very few other religious nutjobs).
[quote]They think more than 1 glass of wine at dinner makes you an alcoholic.
Just reading UK publisher Tom Maschler's memoir. He'd helped make Heller's "Catch-22" a colossal success. Heller later invited him to East Hampton for dinner. On the table was a 1 litre bottle of wine, for ten guests. Maschler asked his host if he could go out for more wine, and Heller, unabashed, gave him directions to the nearest liquor store.
British soaps are a thousand times better than American soaps.
I love how kinky they are and all the uncut cocks
I agree with R64. My husband is English and his parents were political conservatives (they liked Maggie, ugh) but they were atheists and very matter-of-fact about it. They did send him to Sunday school as a boy (he was even a choir boy) but they never went to church. I've met a lot of English people over the years and their attitude towards religion is most refreshing.
I also like the political debates in Parliament, where they shout at "The Right Honourable So-and-So" and then go on to hurl insults in a most amusing fashion.
But they're shown at prime time and dominate the schedules r66, so the Americans win there.
Brits say "Ten MILES away."
Americans say "TEN miles away."
It was funnier my way, R53. If you had a sense of humor you'd know that.
I noticed things like that, too, R70. It seems they put the emphasis on different words sometimes, not the words you would expect.
I love their uncut smegma encrusted cocks. Very tasty indeed. A lot of them are not gorgeous but have an interesting sense of style. I also like their kinks as well.
Americans say or use "hundred" a different way when counting up, the date format seems odd at first as does the lack of metric measurements - an American cookbook is a nightmare! "I could care less". "write me".
Nevertheless "stone" as a weight measurement sounds horrible. I like pacifier instead of dummy.
It used to be that way in Canada as well, R64. I fear no more
R66 I disagree. Americans smell better because they bathe more and their soap is far more effective!;)
The camp factor of Days and GH alone trumps any soap from the UK. That sense of lightness is devoid from the Bell soaps though(Bold and Beautiful and Young and Restless).
Love the word "fortnight."
"You should get a massage fortnightly."
R64, the "unapologetic atheism" thing holds true for Christianity but not for Islam.
I like the way they add "at all" to sentences in shops.
For example, "Would you like a [plastic] bag, at all?", "Can I help you at all?"
R61 gets all his Brit-related information from Richard Curtis films.
Rumpole of the Bailey.
A special gift from the Brits.
Candy. Real chocolate that doesn't taste like candle wax. Creme Eggs, Crunchies, Kit Kats, Caramac, all British candy is much, much better. And they don't have Peeps, which are an abomination. Likewise anything Hershey. That stuff is vile.
I find, generally speaking, that Brits are less hung up on interracial dating.
Desmond's > The Cosby Show.
Adult gay characters on their soaps covering *real* issues. There were gay and lesbian couples on "Eastenders" in the 80's who went through a lot o realistic shit on the programs. Even current "Coronation Street" had a superb episode where one of the character s currently dating a woman was basically ganged up on by his gay friends at their wedding. Very well written and not at all preachy.
What about ME, R85?
I like they way they add "Do you know that?" when they are accusing someone being crazy or stupid. "You're a blinkered idiot. Do you know that?"
R78, we are talking about Brits, not people who happen to have been born in Britain, but are actually not really interested in properly assimilating.
 Brit soaps have better acting better storylines and characters you can relate to. You'll never see a character posses by the devil in a Brit soap and unlike American soaps the sets are superior and they shoot outside locations. Plus our characters actually work and portray struggles that everyone goes through.
The way words are spelled. How did our American spelling and pronunciation change so much? The BBC.BBC America does not compare. Love Master Chef UK. So much better than the American version.
Their crusty uncut unwashed cocks. They are so yummy to slurp on......their smegma is yummier than marmite!
-most of the men, even the straight ones, look and sound just so effeminate. Most of the ones who don't look effeminate are usually ugly with horrendous teeth.
-their bastardizing of the pronunciation of French words that are now part of the English language.
-hearing American slang with a British accent sounds so silly
r93's ex obviously ditched them for a Brit...
R94 I'd guess from the ignorant viciousness that R93's ex not only dumped him for a Brit but a female Brit at that. Such venom! That usually only comes from a deep well of pain that can only be assuaged with alcohol, vitriol and Demerol.
I like how the Brits assume that religious zealots of any type are insane. The Brit politicians don't have to pretend to like God to get elected.
I like when one person tells another person to "get that sorted out."
In "Secrets And Lies". the Mother tells her newly discovered black daughter that she should "get down to the office and get that sorted out, sweetheart."
I've heard it used in AbFab too.
Even the shorthand of that phrase is good, r96.
I love the way they say "have done," as in, "Have you made dinner?" "Yes, I have done."
I sometimes say it myself, purely as an affectation.
I love the term "slapper"
[quote] How did our American spelling and pronunciation change so much?
NO IDEA! *rolls eyes*
Umm 100, roll your eyes all you want. You do remember that America was part of the British Empire before that little event called the Revolutionary War.
"I got all tarted up and went down to the local and some plonker called me a slapper!"
The main London museums are free
I'm into bathroom voyeurism and exhibitionism; Brits are disproportionally represented in chat rooms devoted to the subject.
British men are some of the kinkiest fuckers out there! God, I love that.