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Things Americans don't get about the UK

The arts are infested with conservatives.

Public housing is far, far more common.

Most of the classic TV dramas on PBS are from ITV, not the BBC.

Jane McDonald

by Anonymousreply 420April 9, 2024 3:48 AM

That most men in the UK are uncut.

by Anonymousreply 1January 25, 2024 8:24 AM

Their teeth 😬

by Anonymousreply 2January 25, 2024 8:30 AM

Separate hot and cold water taps

by Anonymousreply 3January 25, 2024 8:31 AM

What is the point in comparisons, really?

Unless it's to point out we live on this planet and there are huge disparities about quality of life, depending on the country we live in?

In that case, that's an important conversation, since it's not good, country to country, how we treat our people.

I know, nobody wants to care about human lives beyond your own life, family, town, city, county, state, country.

But until we actually start thinking about things beyond our own personal comfort, this planet is doomed. We're on a tract to no-wheres-ville.

That's all. And I know i'll be roasted over and over. but it's true.

by Anonymousreply 4January 25, 2024 8:32 AM

The NHS.

by Anonymousreply 5January 25, 2024 8:32 AM

No electrical outlets or light switches in bathrooms.

by Anonymousreply 6January 25, 2024 8:32 AM

Fire doors. Why so many?

by Anonymousreply 7January 25, 2024 8:34 AM

Central heat being a luxury 🥶

by Anonymousreply 8January 25, 2024 8:35 AM

[quote]No electrical outlets or light switches in bathrooms.

What? You have to poop in the dark?

by Anonymousreply 9January 25, 2024 8:48 AM

^ The switch for my bathroom light is in the hall next to the bathroom door. No hardship.

by Anonymousreply 10January 25, 2024 8:52 AM

Salaries are generally lower to the tune of about 25% or so

You don't have "sick days*. You just take the day off.

There's two minimum wage rates based on age (over/under 23).

by Anonymousreply 11January 25, 2024 9:08 AM

Sick days have to be self certified up to seven days, then you have to get a sickness certificate from your GP.

by Anonymousreply 12January 25, 2024 9:25 AM

r10 Right? Why would you want the light switch inside the bathroom instead of next to the door right outside of it? It makes perfect sense to light up any room before you enter it, rather than enter a dark room and start pawing around for the light switch.

As for the outlets, they're obviously strategically placed so you don't splash water on them, but they're there.

by Anonymousreply 13January 25, 2024 9:29 AM

It's 5 last time I checked, but there's no running tally per year like there is in America.

by Anonymousreply 14January 25, 2024 9:29 AM

I cannot understand their unintelligible speech.

by Anonymousreply 15January 25, 2024 11:24 AM

Why only 6 episodes a "series"? Is that supposed to be impressive?

by Anonymousreply 16January 25, 2024 11:43 AM

It'sa all about the funding, which is completely different from the US model with far smaller budgets.

by Anonymousreply 17January 25, 2024 11:45 AM

Television licenses.

by Anonymousreply 18January 25, 2024 11:47 AM

Hun culture, as evidenced here.

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by Anonymousreply 19January 25, 2024 12:19 PM

I actually like how most British shows don't seem to last forever the way many American sitcoms do. Think Grey's Anatomy. Can't believe that shit show is still going on.

by Anonymousreply 20January 25, 2024 12:41 PM

Sinks that have separate hot and cold faucets, or taps as they call them.

by Anonymousreply 21January 25, 2024 12:41 PM

Breakfast

by Anonymousreply 22January 25, 2024 12:54 PM

John Cooper Clarke.

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by Anonymousreply 23January 25, 2024 12:59 PM

Those tiny major appliances standard in the kitchen. I mean the washer holds like 4 shirts! The pale skin, for a country with high tea consumption more whitening toothpaste needs to be sold to counter act the staining.

by Anonymousreply 24January 25, 2024 1:05 PM

Why many loos at restaurants or bars are upstairs. This is most of Europe too not just UK. And they have separate water closets a lot, not just one big room with stalls.

by Anonymousreply 25January 25, 2024 1:08 PM

The language.

by Anonymousreply 26January 25, 2024 1:11 PM

Lawrence points out a few differences.

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by Anonymousreply 27January 25, 2024 1:11 PM

Cute British twinks react to memes about Britain.

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by Anonymousreply 28January 25, 2024 1:13 PM

Why do they never have screens on their windows? Do they not have bugs in the UK?

And I finally learned why these awkward and small 1/8 of the total window portions are the only ones that operate because:

[quote]The owners or operators of a building have a duty of care under Health & Safety law. Many (or their advisors) have done risk assessments and determined that there is a risk of falling so, as a control measure, they have restricted the windows.

...but why do i see these same operable mini windows in private residences? Public housing I get. Country Estates, I do not. Whats the story? And do those mini sections let enough air in if every window in a building (or flat) has them?

And what about all the high rises that DON"T have them?

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by Anonymousreply 29January 25, 2024 1:19 PM

Public restrooms stalls with doors that run floor to ceiling instead of the humiliating 3/4 doors the expose your pants down and shoes and provide no barrier to sound effects.

by Anonymousreply 30January 25, 2024 1:31 PM

[quote]Cute British twinks

Two of those things are true.

by Anonymousreply 31January 25, 2024 1:31 PM

Why there are virtually NO TOPS in England.

by Anonymousreply 32January 25, 2024 1:32 PM

sobriety is a rarity

by Anonymousreply 33January 25, 2024 1:36 PM

[quote] Public restrooms stalls with doors that run floor to ceiling instead of the humiliating 3/4 doors the expose your pants down and shoes and provide no barrier to sound effects.

But those actually make sense. It’s the American ones that are strange and wrong.

Even better, some of the UK toilets come with the little prison sink and soap right inside the stall. Love it.

by Anonymousreply 34January 25, 2024 1:36 PM

How to say Pall Mall.

by Anonymousreply 35January 25, 2024 1:39 PM

I love you all so very very much, I can’t resist your charms. There were a couple of English guys working in my university department, they were smoking hot and at the end of the term they always do a “roast” so they did a skit where someone imitated the hottest guy, with both men and women trailing after him like an entourage.i felt bad for the guy because he was shy. He moved back to the uk. He still looks good.

by Anonymousreply 36January 25, 2024 1:41 PM

Americans aren't used to the limits of old buildings, old infrastructure, and old money. Also, there's 55+ million people into the UK, which is the size of Oregon. It's also very population-dense because so much land is undeveloped private land. There's a reason why landed folk want the attention on immigration rather than wealth disparity.

by Anonymousreply 37January 25, 2024 1:42 PM

The king doesn't pay taxes on his "property." That's fucked up.

by Anonymousreply 38January 25, 2024 1:55 PM

Why they all hit the wall at 19. 🧱🚶

by Anonymousreply 39January 25, 2024 2:03 PM

These freeloaders with silly hats...

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by Anonymousreply 40January 25, 2024 2:33 PM

That their showers are not completely enclosed. What’s the point of having a half door in your shower? The water splashes out all over the floor.

by Anonymousreply 41January 25, 2024 2:37 PM

Su Pollard

by Anonymousreply 42January 25, 2024 2:40 PM

No death penalty.

by Anonymousreply 43January 25, 2024 3:24 PM

Their total obsession with Eurofest.

Aristocratic titles and the whole aristocracy thing in general.

by Anonymousreply 44January 25, 2024 3:28 PM

Marmite.

by Anonymousreply 45January 25, 2024 3:29 PM

I don’t understand why they need their own set of minor celebrities. The US has more than enough. Just use ours.

by Anonymousreply 46January 25, 2024 3:30 PM

I have visited London many times, went to university outside of London, and have had a few side trips over the years. I generally find the differences between the UK and the US to be enjoyable. (Just like any country you visit -- if you don't like the differences then don't go, or don't go back.) That said, there are things that I "don't get," which is not to mean that anyone is wrong; it is how it is.

On my last trip (earlier this month) I found it much harder to use cash. What do you do for those who cannot afford to have a credit card? I see that many places are sites of discretionary spending (Many pubs, Mercato Mayfair, and Seven Dials Market really made me think about this) but this is something that I don't get.

by Anonymousreply 47January 25, 2024 3:31 PM

R47 Most payments are being made using debit cards, not credit cards. Even the poorest of the poor with their benefit payments being paid into a basic Post Office current account will have a debit card.

I cannot remember the last time I used cash. Possibly pre-lockdown.

by Anonymousreply 48January 25, 2024 3:37 PM

Most people don’t think about the aristocracy. We leave that to Americans.

by Anonymousreply 49January 25, 2024 3:37 PM

All my descamisados expect me to outshine the enemy -- the aristocracy! I won't disappoint them!

by Anonymousreply 50January 25, 2024 3:39 PM

R29 I lived in a postwar house in England and we had the same things. I understand having them on the 2nd floor due to fall risk, but why the first floor?

I also did not understand the lack of screens. Our house had none. You just open the top window and let whatever comes through in.

by Anonymousreply 51January 25, 2024 3:45 PM

This lot..

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by Anonymousreply 52January 25, 2024 3:48 PM

That the accents don't somehow make them smarter, better or "classier" than any one else.

by Anonymousreply 53January 25, 2024 3:52 PM

Speaking of UK men's toilets do they still have those long metal communal urinals in some pubs?

by Anonymousreply 54January 25, 2024 4:01 PM

R4 are you microdosing?

by Anonymousreply 55January 25, 2024 4:02 PM

R49 All those pictures & flowers for Di were in America?

by Anonymousreply 56January 25, 2024 4:06 PM

The aristocrats love people like R49 while they collect ground rent from the many, many leasehold properties in the UK. Americans would get out the pitchforks.

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by Anonymousreply 57January 25, 2024 4:10 PM

Half of OP's statements are factually wrong.

by Anonymousreply 58January 25, 2024 4:15 PM

@r49, "Most people don’t think about the aristocracy. We leave that to Americans. "

Maybe you should, you're the ones being soaked for 100s of millions to support them. It doesn't cost Americans one penny to think about them when we need a good laugh 😏

by Anonymousreply 59January 25, 2024 4:22 PM

R57, I think yours is a real difference. Except for old, East coast cities and Palm Springs, not owning the land a house you own is built on is unfathomable.

by Anonymousreply 60January 25, 2024 4:23 PM

17© of the UK is in social housing. Nearly one on five people.

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by Anonymousreply 61January 25, 2024 4:24 PM

Masterpiece (formerly Masterpiece theatre) is mostly co-productions with ITV.

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by Anonymousreply 62January 25, 2024 4:25 PM

Jane McDonald

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by Anonymousreply 63January 25, 2024 4:27 PM

^ Flap-jacks McDonald

by Anonymousreply 64January 25, 2024 4:30 PM

R57 puh leaze. We are getting fleeced in a million other ways and Americans continue to Netflix and chill instead of getting politically active.

by Anonymousreply 65January 25, 2024 4:38 PM

R54 - do you mean these troughs?

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by Anonymousreply 66January 25, 2024 4:45 PM

There's also these really open ones that don't leave much to the imagination.

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by Anonymousreply 67January 25, 2024 4:49 PM

No air conditioning.

by Anonymousreply 68January 25, 2024 4:54 PM

A holiday isn’t a holiday, it’s a vacation.

In the U.S., holiday just means a day you are granted off for your job or that everyone celebrates because it’s on the calendar, like Christmas (a federal holiday) or Martin Luther King’s birthday.

In the UK it’s when you take time off work and go to Mallorca.

by Anonymousreply 69January 25, 2024 5:01 PM

[quote] Public restrooms stalls with doors that run floor to ceiling instead of the humiliating 3/4 doors the expose your pants down and shoes and provide no barrier to sound effects.

Such a thing allows for NO FUN AT ALL.

by Anonymousreply 70January 25, 2024 5:02 PM

Closed bathroom stalls are dens of perversion!

No wonder you lot like them.

by Anonymousreply 71January 25, 2024 5:06 PM

@r68, Brits love damp and moldy, it reminds them of their peasant roots

by Anonymousreply 72January 25, 2024 5:14 PM

Climate change isa making this less so, but it doesn't get as hot in the UK as it does on the US. Newer builds do have more climate control, though.

by Anonymousreply 73January 25, 2024 5:17 PM

I have never quite understood, of the British, the generally accepted by college-educated people belief that fine art and architecture came crashing to a dead halt in 1902.

I'm not convinced the UK celerity circuit makes sense. Imagine if everyone was a Kardashian, only speaking with an accent that made them sound like mice being tortured on the rack. It's not like the UK doesn't have talented actors and musicians. But they all seem to live in LA.

by Anonymousreply 74January 25, 2024 5:25 PM

Robbie Williams.

by Anonymousreply 75January 25, 2024 5:28 PM

R13, sometimes, in the US, we want to turn lights on and off in the bathroom (e.g. turn off the lights over the sink and turn on the shower light/fan) without having to open the door or shout for someone to do it for us.

by Anonymousreply 76January 25, 2024 5:30 PM

Towel warmer racks in the bathroom. Magnificent!

by Anonymousreply 77January 25, 2024 5:50 PM

Wallpaper. All the homes seem to have wallpaper.

by Anonymousreply 78January 25, 2024 6:02 PM

How the country produces so many good actors. I have watched hundreds of movies and episodes of tv series and almost always the actors seem perfect for the role. I can't remember ever seeing an out-and-out bad actor.

by Anonymousreply 79January 25, 2024 6:05 PM

I've seen many trashy photos on this site, but the one at R66 just might be the trashiest of all time.

by Anonymousreply 80January 25, 2024 6:06 PM

Muslims who refuse to assimilate to their host society and do nothing but cause problems and suck off the public welfare tit.

by Anonymousreply 81January 25, 2024 6:10 PM

We have trough urinals in America. Usually in small town dive bars.

by Anonymousreply 82January 25, 2024 6:10 PM

R79

1) Most of them are trained in the theater.

2) The UK casts based on acting ability, and the US casts based on looks.

by Anonymousreply 83January 25, 2024 6:16 PM

@r83, And that's why there's so few Brits in American movies 🤪

by Anonymousreply 84January 25, 2024 6:22 PM

The shit that passes as food 🤮

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by Anonymousreply 85January 25, 2024 6:25 PM

Why every goodbye is dragged out for ages.

by Anonymousreply 86January 25, 2024 6:33 PM

"Drink-driving" as opposed to drunk driving. You are drunk, and driving. Not drinking whilst driving, in most cases.

by Anonymousreply 87January 25, 2024 6:48 PM

Of course there is absolutely nothing about the USA that other countries find strange or amusing - nothing at all!

by Anonymousreply 88January 25, 2024 7:19 PM

They seem overly sensitive to being mocked or criticized. ^(ahem)

by Anonymousreply 89January 25, 2024 7:21 PM

@r88, Ooh, somebody sounds butthurt 😂

by Anonymousreply 90January 25, 2024 7:36 PM

How all that cocaine makes it to London.

by Anonymousreply 91January 25, 2024 7:49 PM

r47 - I don't know about other cities, but a lot of bars and restaurants in our downtown business and entertainment areas are no longer accepting cash due to "dine and dash." People walking out on bills.

by Anonymousreply 92January 25, 2024 7:55 PM

[quote]They seem overly sensitive to being mocked or criticized. ^(ahem)

True, but so are most New Yorkers.

by Anonymousreply 93January 25, 2024 7:58 PM

[quote]The arts are infested with conservatives.

WTF?! Everyone knows the arts are as left wing as you can get.

Delusional!

by Anonymousreply 94January 25, 2024 8:02 PM

Victoria and Albert Museum is crawling with Tories. One example linked.

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by Anonymousreply 95January 25, 2024 8:06 PM

That they call gift baskets "hampers". I once bought a few lovely (though expensive) Christmas hampers at Fortnum and Mason.

by Anonymousreply 96January 25, 2024 8:07 PM

Andrew Lloyd Webber was a conservative peer in the house of Lords until 2017.

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by Anonymousreply 97January 25, 2024 8:08 PM

[quote] a lot of bars and restaurants in our downtown business and entertainment areas are no longer accepting cash due to "dine and dash." People walking out on bills.

You can still dine and dash in a place that only accepts cards.

by Anonymousreply 98January 25, 2024 8:09 PM

[quote]Victoria and Albert Museum is crawling with Tories. One example linked.

LOL, the director of the V&A is former Labour MP Tristram Hunt!

[quote]Andrew Lloyd Webber was a conservative peer in the house of Lords until 2017.

Who else from the arts are in the House of Lords?

Joan Bakewell (Labour)

Floella Benjamin (Lib Dem)

Melvin Bragg (Labour)

Michael Cashman (Labour)

I can't be arsed going past D.

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by Anonymousreply 99January 25, 2024 8:18 PM

It isn’t like Downtown Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 100January 25, 2024 8:21 PM

Saatchi's of the Saatchi museum helped get Thatcher into office.

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by Anonymousreply 101January 25, 2024 8:23 PM

Pedestrians don't have the right of way.

by Anonymousreply 102January 25, 2024 8:28 PM

^Of course the Repugs made a pathetic attempt to revive the poster in the 2012 campaign against Obama.

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by Anonymousreply 103January 25, 2024 8:29 PM

Diphthongs

by Anonymousreply 104January 25, 2024 8:44 PM

I once went into a convenience store in London and asked where I could find dental floss. The cashier girl said she didn't know what that was.

by Anonymousreply 105January 25, 2024 8:56 PM

Well, smell Miss r4!

by Anonymousreply 106January 25, 2024 9:05 PM

r105 This British article is claiming floss isn't recommended by dentists. News to me.

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by Anonymousreply 107January 25, 2024 9:08 PM

Would you trust a British dentist considering what most of the teeth look like in that country?

by Anonymousreply 108January 25, 2024 9:33 PM

R96 A hamper was a hamper before America even existed. “Gift basket” how common.

by Anonymousreply 109January 25, 2024 9:37 PM

In American English "hamper" means the covered basket you throw dirty laundry into, pending washing day.

by Anonymousreply 110January 25, 2024 9:46 PM

A hamper is full of dirty twisted knickers, no?

by Anonymousreply 111January 25, 2024 9:48 PM

I got a lovely Harrod's hamster for my birthday.

by Anonymousreply 112January 25, 2024 9:49 PM

Gift baskets are usually smaller in size and feature a variety of smaller items. They are often arranged with decorative elements, such as ribbons, bows, and wrapping paper, to enhance the presentation.

Hampers, on the other hand, are typically larger and contain a wider selection of items. They are presented in a wicker basket or container, which adds to their rustic and traditional charm.

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by Anonymousreply 113January 25, 2024 9:54 PM

[quote]Hampers tend to be wrapped in cellophane where as gift baskets don't have any cellophane.

Won't someone think of the poor cellophane?

by Anonymousreply 114January 25, 2024 9:56 PM

[quote]Most of the classic TV dramas on PBS are from ITV, not the BBC.

I have no fucking idea what the distinction is between those things.

by Anonymousreply 115January 25, 2024 9:57 PM

That the king or queen does absolutely nothing of significance without specific instruction from the elected government. Even major US news outlets appear to be unaware of this fact.

by Anonymousreply 116January 25, 2024 10:11 PM

We used to wrap gifts in cellophane, until it became a problem 🙄

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by Anonymousreply 117January 25, 2024 10:27 PM

Their groveling.

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by Anonymousreply 118January 25, 2024 11:35 PM

What Cockfosters is like.

by Anonymousreply 119January 25, 2024 11:51 PM

The hamper vs. basket argument/back and forth reminds me of this.

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by Anonymousreply 120January 26, 2024 2:03 AM

Their toadlike appearance and demeanor while somehow convincing the world and themselves that they are truly superior to everyone. So their delusion, I guess. They really think the Empire was won because by gum, they were industrious and intelligent rather than you know, chopping off hands and blowing entire nations away. Looking at you Cecil Rhodes.

by Anonymousreply 121January 26, 2024 2:52 AM

^ The thing that Brits don't get is that almost every country that celebrates Independence Day is because of them

by Anonymousreply 122January 26, 2024 2:57 AM

I, for one, admire our former imperial overlords.

by Anonymousreply 123January 26, 2024 3:09 AM

Brits are a contradiction. Snobbery mixed with servility and pomposity. Pathetic lot.

by Anonymousreply 124January 26, 2024 6:05 AM

Biggest scammers in the world. It's delicious to watch them wall themselves in and have no choice but to colonize themselves post-Brexit from the Republic of Ireland.

by Anonymousreply 125January 26, 2024 6:09 AM

R121. Things the British probably don’t get about Americans are 1) the American delusion that their country stands for freedom, 2) America’s conviction that its past is somehow Jess shameful than that of the other imperial powers, and 3) the belief that American wealth is the result of free enterprise and Yankee ingenuity and not the result of labour and land stolen from other people.

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by Anonymousreply 126January 26, 2024 7:32 AM

Like clockwork: deflect, deflect, deflect.

by Anonymousreply 127January 26, 2024 7:36 AM

Postbox toppers. How long do think one of these would last in the US?

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by Anonymousreply 128January 26, 2024 7:38 AM

R127. Being an idiot like clockwork.

by Anonymousreply 129January 26, 2024 7:41 AM

@r126, You Brits slay me with you're high and mighty attitude on slavery. When everyone knows that THE BRITISH WERE THE BIGGEST SLAVE TRADERS IN THE WORLD...

"Britain was the most dominant between 1640 and 1807 and it is estimated that Britain transported 3.1 million Africans (of whom 2.7 million arrived) to the British colonies in the Caribbean, North and South America and to other countries."

Kindly GO FUCK YOURSELF!

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by Anonymousreply 130January 26, 2024 7:51 AM

Ad hominems are all you have, r129. The best way to beat a Brit is to cut through the pomp designed to keep the scrutiny off them and be breathtakingly direct.

by Anonymousreply 131January 26, 2024 7:52 AM

What's more, r130, is the British compensated their slave traders and owners when they abolished. But aren't the accents pretty?

by Anonymousreply 132January 26, 2024 7:54 AM

@r132, Oh, yes, the Brits compensated their slave traders and owners. A hell of a lot of good that did for the actual slaves. To this day Brits are deporting British citizens just because they're black...

"In the last two decades, the UK has deported thousands of people to Jamaica. Many of these 'deportees' left the Caribbean as infants and grew up in the UK. Deporting Black Britons traces the life stories of four such men who have been exiled from their parents, partners, children and friends by deportation."

AKA: Windrush

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by Anonymousreply 133January 26, 2024 8:01 AM

R240 You Yanks slay me with your stupidity. Nothing in the post indicated Britain doesn’t also have a shameful past. What is stupid is Americans thinking they don’t have a shameful past. That’s why calling you an idiot is not an ad hominem attack.

by Anonymousreply 134January 26, 2024 8:01 AM

[quote]Postbox toppers. How long do think one of these would last in the US?

Hopefully, not long.

by Anonymousreply 135January 26, 2024 8:04 AM

Literally nobody said that America isn't shameful in this thread. And it isn't just Americans coming for you here. Such fucking denial. And r129 was an ad hominem.

British people are so used to being worshipped they have no idea how to deal with being called out for their shit.

by Anonymousreply 136January 26, 2024 8:05 AM

@r134, I have no idea what post you're referring to, 240 doesn't exist, but what you idiot Brits conveniently like to forget that we weren't the USA before 1776. Up until that point we were YOU, BRITISH

You Limeys never seem to be able to remember that 🤔

by Anonymousreply 137January 26, 2024 8:08 AM

R236. I’m not British either. It’s funny that you would criticise Britain for its shameful imperial history knowing America’s history is at least as shameful.

by Anonymousreply 138January 26, 2024 8:12 AM

"Things Americans don't get about the UK "

Everything they have of value they stole from someone else

by Anonymousreply 139January 26, 2024 8:13 AM

@r138, What fucking thread are you working? There is no 236

God, you're dumb 🙄

by Anonymousreply 140January 26, 2024 8:14 AM

R240. God you’re brilliant :)

by Anonymousreply 141January 26, 2024 8:18 AM

I love British threads in the morning, they're all cranked on cheap tea and got their knickers in a twist 😂

by Anonymousreply 142January 26, 2024 8:18 AM

R2 - I'm not British or American but I can tell you that the Brits have better teeth than Americans do now. Dental treatments are included in their NHS. Lucky bastards.

by Anonymousreply 143January 26, 2024 8:37 AM

@r143, " Brits have better teeth than Americans do now. "

😂 Stop, you're killing me, stop... 🤣

I present to you, Queen Camilla, otherwise known as, "Ol' Snaggletooth"

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by Anonymousreply 144January 26, 2024 8:48 AM

"Things Americans don't get about the UK "

Their delightful Colonial past...

"Blowing from a gun is a method of execution in which the victim is typically tied to the mouth of a cannon which is then fired, resulting in death"

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by Anonymousreply 145January 26, 2024 9:41 AM

Not the old horses R144.

by Anonymousreply 146January 26, 2024 9:44 AM

The British invented the concentration camp during the Boer Wars.

by Anonymousreply 147January 26, 2024 9:47 AM

R145 OMFG 🤬 🙀

by Anonymousreply 148January 26, 2024 10:04 AM

All this tea and lace covers up one of the cruelest societies to plague the world.

by Anonymousreply 149January 26, 2024 10:06 AM

Funny

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by Anonymousreply 150January 26, 2024 10:48 AM

Their obsession with silly hats.

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by Anonymousreply 151January 26, 2024 3:43 PM

One of my exes from the UK said he thought British men were more masculine than American ones. I literally busted out laughing.

by Anonymousreply 152January 26, 2024 4:12 PM

Formerly Great Britain was a world empire based on exploiting third world countries and enslaving their peoples.Two world wars knocked them off their pedestal. They are now a third rate tourist trap of a country competing with Euro Disney. Brexit was the last nail in their cosplay coffin. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

by Anonymousreply 153January 26, 2024 4:12 PM

Those big landed estates are slave blood money.

by Anonymousreply 154January 26, 2024 4:25 PM

R152 Difference without Distinction: Englishmen and Homosexuals.

by Anonymousreply 155January 26, 2024 4:33 PM

Back when England was broke in the late 70s there was a joke that Disney would buy the whole country and turn it into the United Magic Kingdom.

by Anonymousreply 156January 26, 2024 4:43 PM

R154. In America?

by Anonymousreply 157January 26, 2024 4:52 PM

It’s true the UK is a shadow of itself post-war because it gave back almost all of its stolen land. If America did the same, it would essentially cease to exist.

by Anonymousreply 158January 26, 2024 4:54 PM

[quote]Things Americans don't get about the UK

That the Brits have a love-hate relationship with America(ns).

Like a parent who resents their child who has surpassed them.

In general, Americans are very welcoming of Brits, but the feeling isn't often mutual.

Many Americans get a rude awakening when they first visit the UK.

by Anonymousreply 159January 26, 2024 4:56 PM

It wasn't all that hard to give up the colonies. Even Thatcher recognized that maintaining the Empire was a net financial loss for Great Britain.

by Anonymousreply 160January 26, 2024 5:08 PM

@r158, Who stole the original 13 colonies that was the original America? God, sometimes you Brits are so thick. Anything bad you can say about the US all started with YOU.

Do they teach you any history that isn't a total pro-British lie?

by Anonymousreply 161January 26, 2024 5:15 PM

The sarcasm gets really old, really fast.

by Anonymousreply 162January 26, 2024 5:19 PM

This is the Datalounge. We all got really old, really fast.

by Anonymousreply 163January 26, 2024 5:22 PM

Why all the houses in suburban neighborhoods look exactly the same. Seriously, is there a zoning regulation that enforces a single style? In the US it would be unheard of to build a house that looked identical to you next door neighbor's.

by Anonymousreply 164January 26, 2024 5:28 PM

Why Britain is facing its particular truth, one of its own making: do we continue to decline slowly as a nation, or decline quickly?

The direction is not in doubt, just the speed with which they'll get there.

by Anonymousreply 165January 26, 2024 5:33 PM

R164 "In the US it would be unheard of to build a house that looked identical to you next door neighbor's."

Not exactly. Have you been to Levittown?

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by Anonymousreply 166January 26, 2024 5:34 PM

r164 lol you haven't seen all the new sub divisions they're building. I got lost in one of those things one time looking for a pizza truck.

by Anonymousreply 167January 26, 2024 5:36 PM

I’ve wondered if bigots in th UK have played the “Great Replacement Theory” to scare their old people snd control their children.

by Anonymousreply 168January 26, 2024 5:57 PM

R161. Comprehension of the English language isn’t a strength of yours, is it?

by Anonymousreply 169January 26, 2024 6:29 PM

You should see the communities in. Florida where they clear-cut acres of woods and put up hundreds of the exact same house/facade/layout.

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by Anonymousreply 170January 26, 2024 6:52 PM

As a society, they are far more anti-Semitic. Even their newsreaders feel free to go batshit on air.

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by Anonymousreply 171January 26, 2024 7:21 PM

R170 can’t tell the difference in that picture. Clearly, some garages are on the left and others are on the right.

by Anonymousreply 172January 26, 2024 7:23 PM

The Brits invented the cat. 🐱

by Anonymousreply 173January 26, 2024 7:26 PM

"do we continue to decline slowly as a nation, or decline quickly?" Take a look at a map of the world in 1924. You answered your question.

by Anonymousreply 174January 26, 2024 7:29 PM

R172

That's their token variety. It also sometimes has to do with window locations and views vis a vis the next door neighbors. So the location of the garage garage may be the only difference.

by Anonymousreply 175January 26, 2024 7:30 PM

2024 Britain is Grand Fenwick without the charm.

by Anonymousreply 176January 26, 2024 7:31 PM

Why it's hard to order a regular cup of black coffee at most coffee shops in the UK. Perhaps it's just me, but everytime I have been to London (at least ten times), trying to order just a cup of black coffee is an ordeal. I once tried to explain when the person taking my order was confused, explaining that I just wanted a black or drip/filtered coffee, with nothing else in it, and she asked me if I wanted a "flat white." No, that is not what I wanted. I decided to just order Americanos thereafter. Less chance for awkward exchanges.

by Anonymousreply 177January 26, 2024 7:39 PM

The brown sauce they offer to put on fish & chips. Or is that just Scotland? I asked the kid who offered it what it was, twice, and couldn’t understand what he mumbled in response either time.

by Anonymousreply 178January 26, 2024 7:41 PM

The rubbery, undercooked bacon in the UK is nasty.

Although I do like when the British medical examiners put "Death By Misadventure" on the death certificate. They need to bring that to the United States.

by Anonymousreply 179January 26, 2024 7:42 PM

@r169, Yes, it is when I'm not dealing with inarticulate gibberish... Oh, your British, never mind

by Anonymousreply 180January 26, 2024 7:47 PM

Jimmy Savile. How was it possible not to recognize instantly what a creep he was? Someone that weird and ugly would never last on American television.

by Anonymousreply 181January 26, 2024 7:48 PM

^ *you're*

by Anonymousreply 182January 26, 2024 7:48 PM

How they go TO hospital.

by Anonymousreply 183January 26, 2024 8:15 PM

[quote]One of my exes from the UK said he thought British men were more masculine than American ones. I literally busted out laughing.

I don't blame you. American gaydar often doesn't work with brits due to so many seeming quite effete.

by Anonymousreply 184January 26, 2024 8:46 PM

R183 We do?

by Anonymousreply 185January 26, 2024 8:56 PM

Despite the accent, the UK is full of Florida-like trash and the people are thick as shit.

by Anonymousreply 186January 26, 2024 9:00 PM

R177 it’s just not a thing here I’m afraid. Ask for an americano or a long black. Coffee shops are not set up to serve a revolting filter coffee. Thank goodness.

by Anonymousreply 187January 26, 2024 9:08 PM

You can get drip brewed by the cup at some fancier coffee places.

by Anonymousreply 188January 26, 2024 9:10 PM

I’m looking forward to the ‘Thing the British don’t get about America’ thread. We can start with the total incomprehension that sometimes people do things differently in other countries AND THAT’S OK.

by Anonymousreply 189January 26, 2024 9:14 PM

That Great Britain can function without a written constitution.

by Anonymousreply 190January 26, 2024 9:23 PM

^ Did you know you are allowed to start your own thread on DL? 🤦‍♂️

by Anonymousreply 191January 26, 2024 9:29 PM

R191 We don't do 21st century things like starting threads. We are British.

by Anonymousreply 192January 26, 2024 10:58 PM

The Brits INVENTED the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

by Anonymousreply 193January 29, 2024 2:11 AM

This might sound naive to ask but aren’t British wages lower than American ones for the same type of work? I mean they don’t seem to have quite the extreme disparities the US has, but what do I know.

by Anonymousreply 194January 29, 2024 2:26 AM

[quote]Jimmy Savile. How was it possible not to recognize instantly what a creep he was? Someone that weird and ugly would never last on American television.

How did we not spot Michael Jackson? It was so obvious he was a freak. After the first revelations, we were slapping our foreheads saying "well, of course. We should have known."

by Anonymousreply 195January 29, 2024 3:13 AM

We did spot Michael Jackson. Only California people didn't because they were obsessed with the visual.

by Anonymousreply 196January 29, 2024 3:42 AM

[quote] In the US it would be unheard of to build a house that looked identical to you next door neighbor's.

What? There are tons of planned communities in the US. With rules about what color you can paint your house, what kinds of trees and plants you can have in your yard. How many (if any) cars you can park on the street ... in front of your own house.

by Anonymousreply 197January 29, 2024 3:51 AM

R191 that could easily have been a snorty “you do realize …?”

by Anonymousreply 198January 29, 2024 5:03 AM

All the roach decorations. Mice for pets. The fascism around the King. The nude cobblestone beaches. The beached whale cookouts. The bullying of gingers. Ginger spice. Posh and Becks. The dumb way extra letters are in every random village rendering the name unpronounceable. GloucesterchesterLeicstershirehamlankenshireshakerfriercastlerugbyhamhamham everywhere a pig

by Anonymousreply 199January 29, 2024 5:11 AM

^

Has your prescription run out?

by Anonymousreply 200January 29, 2024 6:06 AM

R178,

For your information. Chip shops in and around Edinburgh have a mixture of brown sauce and vinegar to put on chips. I don’t know how it started. It’s not done elsewhere to my knowledge. .

by Anonymousreply 201January 29, 2024 6:19 AM

^

Another try!

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by Anonymousreply 202January 29, 2024 6:38 AM

Genuinely chuckling at all these assumptions. I’m British, every tap in my house is a mixer. I’ve never even seen half the disgusting looking food we apparently like, we have a fairly decent minimum wage meaning companies can’t get away with really low wages & thankfully, we don’t have have to tip everywhere we go (although 10% is considered polite after an evening meal in a restaurant). I’m definitely not stupid. We have sick days? Or do you mean we don’t have a prescribed amount each year? I get 6 months full pay when I’m sick in my current job.. And I have absolutely no problem with Americans. I think we are both equally prosperous & equally have a shit ton of problems.

by Anonymousreply 203January 29, 2024 6:55 AM

Some people on here think the monarchy is like Queen Carlotta in Desperate Living. The truth is they have already had that with Donald Trump.

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by Anonymousreply 204January 29, 2024 7:24 AM

@r203, " I’m British, every tap in my house is a mixer."

Tonic water and seltzer? I'm in 🥳

by Anonymousreply 205January 29, 2024 8:18 AM

Pantomimes at Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 206January 29, 2024 1:30 PM

If you have kids of your own or nieces/nephews, panto is brilliant fun.

by Anonymousreply 207January 29, 2024 4:02 PM

I’m American and my bathroom has separate hot and cold taps. I actually like it.

by Anonymousreply 208January 30, 2024 12:41 AM

R177, next time ask for filter coffee. It's available lots of places.

Black Sheep Coffee, in lots of cities, usually brews at least two varieties.

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by Anonymousreply 209January 30, 2024 12:51 AM

Dropping of articles. I have been to England, and love it. But the next time I'm there, it will be "in hospital" on meth with me. There will be no articles whatsoever in any of my speech, and it will be up to them to figure it out.

by Anonymousreply 210January 30, 2024 1:12 AM

R48, and now I know. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 211January 30, 2024 1:31 AM

Those zig zaggy white lines painted on the street.

by Anonymousreply 212January 30, 2024 12:07 PM

Floris & Penhaligon’s

by Anonymousreply 213January 30, 2024 1:44 PM

R212 they mark areas where cars aren't allowed to stop on intersections, etc.

by Anonymousreply 214January 30, 2024 1:49 PM

Why they think they're not racist when they bloody invented racism.

by Anonymousreply 215January 31, 2024 4:22 AM

Why they sign off with x but not xo.

by Anonymousreply 216January 31, 2024 11:54 AM

Why do they think they are still a relevant country?

by Anonymousreply 217January 31, 2024 2:27 PM

They are still relevant, since they raped the world for so long, and most of the worlds problems are due to what they have done, now they're paying for it.

by Anonymousreply 218January 31, 2024 4:32 PM

Driving on the wrong side of the road.

Their blatant viciousness towards fellow English colleagues. This was a shock.

Class issues. I guess Americans don't get their class issues like they don't get our race issues. Though, I'm getting the sense that they are beginning to understand.

by Anonymousreply 219January 31, 2024 4:39 PM

How they allowed a despicable WHORE! to take the throne.

by Anonymousreply 220January 31, 2024 4:40 PM

The vast majority are low class as it is, why do Americans always think aristocracy?! They have rotten teeth.

by Anonymousreply 221January 31, 2024 5:40 PM

[quote] Why do Americans always think aristocracy?

Because the Brits always ply us with Downton Abbey and Jane Austen programming. No one in the US ever gets to watch Eastenders o Benefits Street.

by Anonymousreply 222January 31, 2024 6:28 PM

R222 it’s American television programmers who ply you with that.

by Anonymousreply 223January 31, 2024 9:34 PM

Their use of the word-spelling “whilst.”

by Anonymousreply 224February 1, 2024 1:54 AM

“I am [italic]sat[/italic] next to so-and-so.”

by Anonymousreply 225February 1, 2024 3:37 AM

They're in hospital.

They're in school.

They're in library.

They're at at post office.

They're in restaurant.

They're at casino.

Why do we have articles on just some, English?

by Anonymousreply 226February 2, 2024 3:47 AM

When they ask “why on UuUuuTh would you [insert your activity/opinion that they disagree with]?” … in that snotty fucking tone. It makes my blood pressure hit a thousand in no time flat.

by Anonymousreply 227February 2, 2024 4:09 AM

My solution, R227. Using the opposite of their tone, ask them kindly to repeat what they said. I usually preface it with "I know you're speaking English but it's difficult to understand some of what you're saying."

Let their blood pressure go up, not yours.

by Anonymousreply 228February 2, 2024 4:24 PM

Baked beans on toast is a good quick lunch

by Anonymousreply 229February 2, 2024 5:15 PM

R226 When we say someone is in hospital it means they're staying there.

We'd say "I have an appointment at the hospital. I am at the hospital today". We'd be 'in hospital' if we were staying overnight, being kept in for observation etc.

So if we had a day procedure we'd have been 'at the hospital', but if we were in there for a few days, we'd have been 'in hospital'.

Being IN hospital has a different meaning to being at a/the hospital.

by Anonymousreply 230February 2, 2024 5:29 PM

R184 "That though the English are effete, they're quite impervious to heat."

by Anonymousreply 231February 2, 2024 5:33 PM

Their overstated, gag-simulating reaction to the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. "Oh how awful; how can you combine sweet and savory?"—as if they didn't eat almonds, hazelnuts, etc. in their beloved Cadburys.

by Anonymousreply 232February 2, 2024 6:12 PM

They do half salt, half sugar popcorn at the cinema/theatre.

by Anonymousreply 233February 2, 2024 6:38 PM

Kate was in hospital at the weekend.

by Anonymousreply 234February 2, 2024 8:26 PM

How about 'poorly'?

Mary doesn't FEEL poorly, she IS poorly.

by Anonymousreply 235February 2, 2024 8:34 PM

Kate was in hospital this weekend after she felt poorly bad like

by Anonymousreply 236February 2, 2024 8:56 PM

I never understood why, in the Brexit vote, the opposite of "leave" was "remain." American idiom would certainly have expressed it as "stay."

by Anonymousreply 237February 2, 2024 9:04 PM

R234 did she stop by doctor office? Run into market for thing? Visit private secretary office?

by Anonymousreply 238February 2, 2024 9:08 PM

[quote]I never understood why, in the Brexit vote, the opposite of "leave" was "remain." American idiom would certainly have expressed it as "stay."

"We want to remain part of the UK" makes perfect sense to Americans too, I would think (besides, "Remainers" sounds more dignified than "Stayers")

by Anonymousreply 239February 2, 2024 9:27 PM

Americans don't seem to understand that leprechauns are Irish and Ireland isn't part of the UK. In the UK, they have elves and fairies.

by Anonymousreply 240February 2, 2024 9:29 PM

[quote]"We want to remain part of the UK"

I beg your pardon: "part of the EU" (that should obviously read). Sorry!

by Anonymousreply 241February 2, 2024 9:31 PM

“Ireland isn't part of the UK. In the UK, they have elves and fairies.”

Fuck off you English asshole. We are Irish and we are in the UK.

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by Anonymousreply 242February 2, 2024 9:33 PM

For now, r242

by Anonymousreply 243February 2, 2024 9:40 PM

R237 how do you cope with life if you are flummoxed by this very simple concept?

by Anonymousreply 244February 2, 2024 9:48 PM

We do need to keep them alive and breathing, the UK, for their TV programs at least, they're still the best unfortunately, they still have a hold on the world.

by Anonymousreply 245February 2, 2024 9:57 PM

No they don’t. That’s more of their propaganda. Fleabag was boring as ass, and Downton Abbey was more head up ass self-congratulatory bs.

Let’s also not forget their cheapness. They are allergic to generosity both as people and materially. They steal everything that isn’t nailed down though.

by Anonymousreply 246February 2, 2024 10:49 PM

Fleabag went downhill with that priest.

by Anonymousreply 247February 3, 2024 12:06 AM

R237 yeah, you're kind of dumb even by American standards.

by Anonymousreply 248February 3, 2024 12:07 AM

I'm going in hotel! I'm going to stay there. Auntie's in hotel this weekend too!

by Anonymousreply 249February 3, 2024 12:08 AM

" In the UK, they have elves and fairies."

But mainly poofs.

by Anonymousreply 250February 3, 2024 1:19 AM

Six weeks of vacation time per year is the norm as opposed to two weeks in the US.

by Anonymousreply 251February 3, 2024 1:21 AM

Except that two weeks is not “the norm.”

by Anonymousreply 252February 3, 2024 1:27 AM

Collective nouns with plural verbs.

"Do you know what the Government do with poor people?"

"The team are wearing new uniforms."

"Unilever are planning a merger."

by Anonymousreply 253February 3, 2024 1:40 AM

'They are allergic to generosity both as people and materially.'

A supposed allergy overcome with fulsome contributions to Ukraine's war of resistance.

by Anonymousreply 254February 3, 2024 7:14 AM

Yet you have children who are literally, banally starving.

by Anonymousreply 255February 3, 2024 7:23 AM

I'm surprised R237 has even *heard* of Brexit.

by Anonymousreply 256February 3, 2024 7:42 AM

237,

You need to get out more.

by Anonymousreply 257February 3, 2024 7:47 AM

It's a tone/usage thing, r257. Americans don't 'remain', they 'stay".

by Anonymousreply 258February 3, 2024 7:49 AM

"Banally" starving, R255? As opposed to creatively, imaginatively?

by Anonymousreply 259February 3, 2024 7:52 AM

As opposed to dramatically, spectacularly, cinematically, r259

by Anonymousreply 260February 3, 2024 7:55 AM

I’ve always wondered where are the rednecks and hillbillies?

When I think of “country” in the US, I think of MAGA and trailer parks and meth and Jesus.

When I think of “country” in the UK, I think of an old manor with an old lady sipping tea in her garden.

by Anonymousreply 261February 3, 2024 8:46 AM

And chavs are not rednecks! British people always say chavs are the rednecks of the UK.

Mark Wahlberg and Jersey Shore would be an American equivalent of a chav. City white trash is different from country white trash (rednecks).

by Anonymousreply 262February 3, 2024 8:50 AM

chav is actually an acronym: council housed and violent

by Anonymousreply 263February 3, 2024 8:58 AM

Country dwellers in the UK are usually not lower class, though.

Irish Travellers might be somewhat similar…trashy, living in caravans

by Anonymousreply 264February 3, 2024 9:12 AM

R258 no shit. Doesn’t make either “remain” or “stay” incorrect or confusing. Wait till you find about the concept of Indian English. Your mind will be blown.

by Anonymousreply 265February 3, 2024 9:46 AM

People in the US are much more religious and don't mind having the local church goers up in their business.

by Anonymousreply 266February 3, 2024 9:56 AM

Devolved governments and distinct national identities.

by Anonymousreply 267February 3, 2024 11:39 AM

That’s fairly well understood, actually.

by Anonymousreply 268February 3, 2024 11:50 AM

^ The UK is still often referred to as “England”.

by Anonymousreply 269February 3, 2024 12:05 PM

Given the way things have been going, the Scottish and Welsh are quite happy with that.

by Anonymousreply 270February 3, 2024 12:10 PM

It’s called shorthand. The US is often called America, or The States. Neither is accurate, but we all get the drift.

by Anonymousreply 271February 3, 2024 12:21 PM

I was mostly happy with any CHAV dick I could get, back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 272February 3, 2024 12:26 PM

French fry sandwiches.

by Anonymousreply 273February 3, 2024 12:33 PM

So is "chav" more perjorative than "scally", R263.

Not clear on the difference.

I shall go to urbandictionary to enlighten me.

by Anonymousreply 274February 3, 2024 3:28 PM

Scally means a porn chav👽

by Anonymousreply 275February 3, 2024 3:36 PM

I thought 'scally' referred to Liverpool lads, chavs can be from anywhere. But both categories naturally have their porn fans.

by Anonymousreply 276February 3, 2024 3:51 PM

Aren't "chavs" what the Royals call "subjects"?

by Anonymousreply 277February 3, 2024 4:14 PM

Beans on toast. Ugly television and movie actors.

by Anonymousreply 278February 3, 2024 4:23 PM

Your royal subject

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by Anonymousreply 279February 3, 2024 4:40 PM

You're a star, R279!

by Anonymousreply 280February 3, 2024 4:56 PM

I'm only somewhat bougie.

by Anonymousreply 281February 3, 2024 4:57 PM

143 I read the “Willie” portion of Crowned Heads last night - WOW - that was rough. The set up - you could see everything so clearly - when “the others” arrived it was STRESSFUL - and it took SO LONG . I kept worrying about the dogs!!

by Anonymousreply 282February 3, 2024 4:59 PM

I posted to the wrong topic - ^^ Good bye!!!

by Anonymousreply 283February 3, 2024 5:00 PM

I was on a bus in London and birds kept flying out of peoples’ eye sockets. I just didn’t get that.

by Anonymousreply 284February 3, 2024 5:00 PM

This American 🇺🇸 doesn’t get why you drive on the wrong side of the road.

by Anonymousreply 285February 3, 2024 5:07 PM

Doesn’t pudding for dessert every night get a little boring?

by Anonymousreply 286February 4, 2024 10:07 AM

R160,

Thankfully there is no Empire left, apart from a few tiny overseas territories. It was all gone decades before Thatcher came to power.

by Anonymousreply 287February 5, 2024 6:33 AM

Red.

Why is so much of your furniture fabric red? And while I'm on furniture, why is it all so big and bulky (the roll arms are HUGE), and why do you push furniture into the corners of the room, and why do you sometimes line up all the furniture along one wall?

by Anonymousreply 288March 28, 2024 11:20 AM

Those big door knobs in the [italic]middle[/italic] of the door.

by Anonymousreply 289March 28, 2024 12:34 PM

Wish we had an NHS. How about cutting some of that military budget?

by Anonymousreply 290March 28, 2024 12:45 PM

For whatever reason, I love those door knobs in the middle of the door. I also love the high latch to open or lock doors from or into the outside.

by Anonymousreply 291March 28, 2024 12:55 PM

Brits typically do not return things. UK friends visit and are flabbergasted about 30-60-90 day return policies. Portions are much smaller in the UK. They always say "no wonder Americans are all fat you eat way too much." Central Air is a luxury in the UK. Happy hour is not a thing, at least the people I know from the UK. (My family is all from Scotland, first-generation American here. I remember my father taking relatives to a bar during happy hour. My grandfather said "You would go broke in Scotland if you had this!" lol).

by Anonymousreply 292March 28, 2024 1:02 PM

I disagree central is a luxury. Ductless units are increasingly visible and have been on the rise for at least the last decade.

by Anonymousreply 293March 28, 2024 1:09 PM

Sort of speaking of A/C...why don't the windows in the British Isles have screens? Do you not have bugs over there, or are they there but not considered bothersome? (Flies on food is not a thing?)

And what about all the Dutch doors (stable doors)?

by Anonymousreply 294March 28, 2024 1:18 PM

There are nowhere near as many bugs in the UK and Europe as there are in the US. That's not to say there's none, but with shorter, cooler summers the bugs don't have as much time to populate. Same reason there's no aircon. Summers usually aren't that hot. Or at least it used to be that way. It's also why the chocolate doesn't have as many agents to prevent melting.

by Anonymousreply 295March 28, 2024 1:46 PM

Pudding every night for dessert.

I don’t have dessert every night, and what Americans call pudding wouldn’t pass my lips. It looks like baby food.

by Anonymousreply 296March 28, 2024 2:23 PM

r293 a ductless wall unit is not central A/C.

by Anonymousreply 297March 28, 2024 2:27 PM

I hope making that distinction makes your day, R297. Although technically you mean forced air central heating and or cooling is a luxury then, but I'm not a hair splitter unless prompted.

by Anonymousreply 298March 28, 2024 2:31 PM

How Brits can be both servile and snobby. Weird people.

by Anonymousreply 299March 28, 2024 2:37 PM

The lack of bedroom closets. You’d never catch Americans on a House Hunters-type show making agreeable noises if you showed them a primary bedroom that can fit a queen bed and a shared wardrobe - but on Escape to the Country and Location, Location, Location it never phases British homebuyers. Also, the “oh yes, of course” prioritization of drinking culture - no middle-aged couple on the US would ever make “walking distance to lively pub” a publicly understood criteria when it comes to their home search.

The ubiquity of Indian food as cheap “no brainer” comfort food dinners. The American equivalents of chavs and Middle England fraus would never eat Indian food.

Cold water swimming (and using the beach in the rain.) Even in Florida, the only people who swim before Memorial Day and after Labor Day are Canadians.

The whole strata of celebrities whose basically make careers out of being funny on low-stakes quiz shows.

by Anonymousreply 300March 28, 2024 2:47 PM

Ouch!

by Anonymousreply 301March 28, 2024 2:55 PM

[quote] The whole strata of celebrities whose basically make careers out of being funny on low-stakes quiz shows.

How dare you. It's a living! And I'm certainly not funny.

Jeremy Paxman, Rhod Gilbert, Frankie Boyle, Alan Davies, Phil Jupitus, Sarah Millican, Jason Manford

by Anonymousreply 302March 28, 2024 3:49 PM

Why they live in their past and disdain their future.

by Anonymousreply 303March 28, 2024 4:26 PM

Walking distance to a lively pub It might matter to brain dead heterosexuals who need alcohol to function socially, but otherwise unimportant.

The equivalent of chavs and fraus would never eat Indian food That’s their loss. Indian food has become very sophisticated here. There are several Indian restaurants in the UK with Michelin stars. Many ordinary local takeaways produce superb food.

by Anonymousreply 304March 28, 2024 4:52 PM

[quote] Their toadlike appearance and demeanor while somehow convincing the world and themselves that they are truly superior to everyone.

Nobody in Europe believes this, it's only those outside of Europe who do. My family is from South Asia, my entire extended family is still there. My cousin shamed me for my American accent, she thinks English as spoken by the English is so superior.

by Anonymousreply 305March 28, 2024 5:13 PM

r298 I am not splitting hairs. Ductless is nice, but still, it is a room AC not a whole house HVAC system as a lot of older places still have steam or oil heat. The key distinction is central air is controlled by the same thermostat your heating is.

by Anonymousreply 306March 28, 2024 5:17 PM

Well, that just isn't splitting hairs at all. Any else before we move on, Bill Nye?

by Anonymousreply 307March 28, 2024 5:18 PM

R306. Not so. I have central air with separate thermostats for heat and a/c in each zone because it's forced hot water heat with baseboard elements - like radiators but a sealed system - so they are separate. The boiler's in the basement and the a/c compressor is outside and the air-handling equipment's in the attic. The heat moves through pipes. A/C moves through ducts.

by Anonymousreply 308March 28, 2024 5:40 PM

r30 I stand corrected. Moving on - American chocolate is crap.

by Anonymousreply 309March 28, 2024 6:34 PM

This American doesn't like your soggy, undercooked bacon.

by Anonymousreply 310March 28, 2024 7:35 PM

The complete aversion on the part of a vast swathe of college-educated people to any and all forms of Modernism.

I would also say that their working-class young women manage to dress more whorishly than actual American whores do. You go to a Roadhouse in rural Texas and sure, the girls can look trampy. But nothing on the level of a British hen party.

by Anonymousreply 311March 28, 2024 9:08 PM

The pub culture. The level of people passing out, throwing up, etc. on the streets puts most of America to shame.

by Anonymousreply 312March 28, 2024 11:27 PM

The love of Keebobs.

by Anonymousreply 313March 29, 2024 12:10 AM

I think the vast majority of Americans understand that the UK and Ireland are two different countries and that Northern Ireland is still part of the UK, r240. By the way elves and fairies are also part of Irish mythology. It's not just leprechauns.

by Anonymousreply 314March 29, 2024 1:40 AM

Esther Rantzen

Now she's an elderly nutter but she once did something. Why is she famous, let alone a dame?

by Anonymousreply 315March 29, 2024 2:38 AM

She did a lot for children's charities.

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by Anonymousreply 316March 29, 2024 6:27 AM

The use of the word “spoilt”. It’s spoileD. With a D, dammit!

I also hate that they’ve recently discovered “goddamn and goddammit” as exclamations and sound so utterly stupid when they say it.

by Anonymousreply 317March 29, 2024 6:27 AM

"Learnt" is the one that drives me nuts.

by Anonymousreply 318March 29, 2024 6:34 AM

R318 nothing approaches the ugliness of "whilst".

by Anonymousreply 319March 29, 2024 10:35 AM

I learnt that whilst sat opposite him.

by Anonymousreply 320March 29, 2024 11:57 AM

^ at hospital.

by Anonymousreply 321March 29, 2024 2:49 PM

R305- Unless you’re very well spoken ( Upper class or at least upper middle class) it can be very difficult to understand what a British person is saying.

Americans accents are far easier to understand-I met some people from Amsterdam who told me this once.

A concierge at my hotel in Spain said she found American English easier to understand but British and especially Australian English was at time indecipherable.

by Anonymousreply 322March 30, 2024 12:43 PM

Esther Rantzen is dying of cancer, and is currently involved in a debate about legalising assisted dying.

by Anonymousreply 323March 30, 2024 12:51 PM

Shit. I met some Belgians who told me British accents are far easier to understand. And the maid at my hotel in Lyon said "L'utilisation de preuves anecdotiques n'est généralement pas un signe d'intelligence." So where are now?

by Anonymousreply 324March 30, 2024 1:22 PM

We don't get Jordan. Can someone explain her?

by Anonymousreply 325March 30, 2024 2:01 PM

I'd read about Page 3 girls and rabbithole from there.

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by Anonymousreply 326March 30, 2024 3:01 PM

People look older?

by Anonymousreply 327March 30, 2024 3:04 PM

I don't get why you have to put a kettle on for tea. Just heat a cup of water in the microwave, silly!

by Anonymousreply 328March 30, 2024 8:33 PM

IMO, the kettle makes sense in tea-drinking countries. Just like how a rice cooker makes sense for people who eat rice a lot.

by Anonymousreply 329March 30, 2024 8:38 PM

Most people in the UK are dumb.

by Anonymousreply 330March 30, 2024 8:44 PM

Things that Brits don't get about America.

We don't need lessons in logic or anything else from people who drive on the wrong side of the road.

by Anonymousreply 331March 30, 2024 9:23 PM

Colin Firth said Europeans see the UK as an extension of America.

by Anonymousreply 332March 30, 2024 11:28 PM

Tears for Fears is about protesting Bush wanting to store nukes in England to curtail Soviets.

"They (UK) gave you life (American colonies) and in return you gave them hell" (American policies gave UK hell)

"Those one track minds (American imperialism) I hope we live to tell the tale" (don't get blown up by nukes)

British have a thing about wanting to put pushy Americans in their place ( Prime Minister scene in Love Actually). Americans mistake Brits politeness for weakness, but Brits find Americans insensitive for this. I actually like the middle class British way of not escalating and being very polite. Aggressiveness is tiring. But I do like the Irish folksy friendly ways above all.

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by Anonymousreply 333March 30, 2024 11:38 PM

R332- I can understand that about Canada ( outside of Quebec) but not the UK.

by Anonymousreply 334March 31, 2024 1:00 AM

The British (deep sigh) are not polite.

They are passive-aggressive.

And when they finally blow their stack (which takes far less than you'd think it would) the nails come out.

Of all the national mythologies least rooted in fact, "The British are polite" is up there with "Americans are friendly".

by Anonymousreply 335March 31, 2024 1:06 AM

Can you explain the show where people shit in a box and then a woman tells them what to eat?

by Anonymousreply 336March 31, 2024 1:20 AM

[quote] Americans accents are far easier to understand

North American English is more phonetically precise than British English. Kind of like Colombian Spanish versus Iberian Spanish.

by Anonymousreply 337March 31, 2024 2:58 AM

R337, what do you mean "phonetically precise"?

by Anonymousreply 338March 31, 2024 3:02 AM

R336 that show was disgusting. Some nutritionist took giant fatty fats and shamed them and examined their poo to gauge their level of illness and they did CLOSEUPS of the box of shit. It was foul.

by Anonymousreply 339March 31, 2024 6:58 AM

I read somewhere a while back that the UK has the 23rd biggest economy, measured by GDP.

TWENTY THIRD!

They have given up colonies with a bigger GDP, they have done so in the recent past (Hong Kong).

The Uk is kind of irrelevant.

by Anonymousreply 340March 31, 2024 12:07 PM

The UK not only Brexit but it’s the only country I know of where a different country started a massive ad campaign saying we don’t want you or your money stay home.

by Anonymousreply 341March 31, 2024 12:18 PM

'Prawn cocktail' flavored potato chips (crisps) and all the other weird flavors-chicken masala, steak, paprika, it seems to never end.

by Anonymousreply 342March 31, 2024 1:11 PM

Why do so many British driveways/parking areas - whether stone or macadam - run right up to and meet the foundation of the home? In general, they look like parking lots. (No foundation plants!)

I’m not speaking of majestic homes in crunchy-driveway period dramas; I’m asking about the local standard homes in villages.

by Anonymousreply 343March 31, 2024 1:15 PM

Spend some time in the red light district in Amsterdam and you'll see why they're telling people from the UK to stay home. They're doing it in Spain, too. In both places they're realizing the quality of life is worth more than money. Would you want to live around gangs of loud straight male drunks every day?

by Anonymousreply 344March 31, 2024 1:43 PM

[quote]'Prawn cocktail' flavored potato chips (crisps) and all the other weird flavors-chicken masala, steak, paprika, it seems to never end.

And people say British food is so limited!

by Anonymousreply 345March 31, 2024 3:27 PM

[quote]The UK not only Brexit but it’s the only country I know of where a different country started a massive ad campaign saying we don’t want you or your money stay home.

In the precursor to the EU, France *twice* voted not to admit the UK. But they kept begging to be let in. So when they finally did make it in, they voted themselves out of it. Nobody likes the UK.

by Anonymousreply 346March 31, 2024 4:03 PM

R344

That RLD with its drunks has been there and that way longer than the USA has been a country. Anyone that moves into the RLD to live and then complains is such a clueless ninny.

And there are plenty of blue lights and darkrooms and gay bars in and around the RLD playing the straight card makes you sound like a straight-phobe .

by Anonymousreply 347March 31, 2024 4:04 PM

The red light district was started when a few ships were coming into port that brought sailors who wanted some whores. It was not designed for three football stadiums full of discount airline flyers to come in and get drunk and get high and ogle whores under red lights. L

by Anonymousreply 348March 31, 2024 4:20 PM

R348

Yes the poor Dutch that recently moved into the 800 year old RLD and were shocked at finding a few short streets with red and blue lights hookers and drunks.

Who could have known?.

There are Dutch pissing and moaning today about the drunks in the RLD that have not walked thru that area in years. Maybe decades for some. Yet piss and moan they will. Because complaining about citizens from the UK, Canada , American , the French, the Germans etc etc etc is something they excel at.

I go there often to the RLD but only for the Olde Church and Church in the Attic.

by Anonymousreply 349March 31, 2024 4:37 PM

Publicly denouncing all British tourists because of a few (admittedly very loud) bad eggs is beyond the pale, even if Amsterdam can afford to lose them due to overtourism.

As for Amsterdam's Red Light District, it's not as seedy as other districts of its kind elsewhere in the world, because they've always had "respectable" businesses (including a well-established tea & coffee trader and various Asian restaurants) mixed in with the sex work.

by Anonymousreply 350March 31, 2024 4:41 PM

R296- Spotted Dick , Bubble and Squeak, Marmite wouldn't pass my American lips.

by Anonymousreply 351March 31, 2024 4:41 PM

"What's for pud?"

by Anonymousreply 352March 31, 2024 4:45 PM

It's hilarious to observe British people finally hearing that they're unpleasant and not wanted.

by Anonymousreply 353March 31, 2024 4:53 PM

[quote]It's hilarious to observe British people finally hearing that they're unpleasant and not wanted.

Sir Christopher Nolan heard the opposite on Oscar night.

by Anonymousreply 354March 31, 2024 5:23 PM

[QUOTE]Bubble and Squeak

R351 - Are you basing your revulsion on the name of the dish? Because it's just a UK version of a potato pancake with vegetables and bacon. Substitute eggs for mashed potatoes as the binding agent and bake instead of sautéing and you've got a frittata. Eeew, ICKY, ICKY!!!🤮

by Anonymousreply 355March 31, 2024 5:27 PM

Was America the first country to throw the British out? I think so, but the rest of the world had to endure until the 1970s when the last slaves were freed.

by Anonymousreply 356March 31, 2024 6:10 PM

Americans always thinking they were the first. Not always.

by Anonymousreply 357March 31, 2024 6:12 PM

First at what? The US is a relatively new country. I think Americans realize that.

by Anonymousreply 358March 31, 2024 6:27 PM

First at what?

Throwing the Brits out

by Anonymousreply 359March 31, 2024 6:33 PM

Americans don't necessarily care so much about being first as being the best and biggest. And it may become a reality in November when we might become the most enormous, splashiest failure of a Democratic Republic ever in the history of Earth!!! Not the first, but the BIGGLIEST. And, quite possibly, the dumbest of the failed states. Watch out Venezuela, Chechnya, Syria! Here we come!

by Anonymousreply 360March 31, 2024 6:43 PM

Spotted Dick and Bubble and Squeak are really antiquated. Only very old people would eat them now. I happen to love Marmite on toast. And Gentleman’s Relish. Hungry now.

by Anonymousreply 361March 31, 2024 7:54 PM

[quote] Was America the first country to throw the British out? I think so, but the rest of the world had to endure until the 1970s when the last slaves were freed.

God, you’re are stupid.

Did you know we (Britain) refused to trade with you for a significant period of time because you wouldn’t abolish slavery? And, when you eventually did you had to kill 600,000 people to do so. Your embarrassment of a nation should be pointing fingers at nobody.

by Anonymousreply 362March 31, 2024 8:23 PM

[quote] It's hilarious to observe British people finally hearing that they're unpleasant and not wanted.

Don’t you have a child to shoot or something, Cletus?

by Anonymousreply 363March 31, 2024 8:25 PM

How they got rich on the blacks and browns, then blamed everyone else.

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by Anonymousreply 364March 31, 2024 10:58 PM

[quote] Did you know we (Britain) refused to trade with you for a significant period of time because you wouldn’t abolish slavery? And, when you eventually did you had to kill 600,000 people to do so. Your embarrassment of a nation should be pointing fingers at nobody.

Because changing your religion every time the king got tired of his wife and decided he wanted a new one really was a winning strategy.

by Anonymousreply 365March 31, 2024 11:14 PM

R340 Pretty good for a tiny island

by Anonymousreply 366March 31, 2024 11:19 PM

Was Jefferson writing a propaganda piece, placing slavery blame on King George?

"He [King George] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. This piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the Christian King of Great Britain. Determined to keep open a market where Men should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or restrain this execrable commerce. And that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people on whom he has obtruded them: thus paying off former crimes committed again the Liberties of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the lives of another."

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by Anonymousreply 367March 31, 2024 11:26 PM

R346 John Maynard Keynes

by Anonymousreply 368March 31, 2024 11:42 PM

[quote]Did you know we (Britain) refused to trade with you for a significant period of time because you wouldn’t abolish slavery? And, when you eventually did you had to kill 600,000 people to do so. Your embarrassment of a nation should be pointing fingers at nobody.

And yet Britain was an unofficial ally of the Confederacy. Those satanic mills back in England ran on cotton produced through slave labor in Dixie.

by Anonymousreply 369April 1, 2024 1:01 AM

There was an intense period of Anglophobia right after the American Civil War due both the North and the South feeling betrayed by British "support".

Thus the rise of French architecture and fashion as models for American development.

Thank fucking God.

by Anonymousreply 370April 1, 2024 2:28 AM

[quote] Sir Christopher Nolan heard the opposite on Oscar night.

That’s your response?

He probably lives here in America.

by Anonymousreply 371April 1, 2024 3:46 PM

[quote]I read somewhere a while back that the UK has the 23rd biggest economy, measured by GDP.

[quote]TWENTY THIRD!

[quote]The Uk is kind of irrelevant.

Oh. R340, if only it were possible to remember where you read that. If only there were some list of the world's economies by size, from largest to smallest economy (U.S. #1, UK #6).

Or if only you could remember that what you were thinking of wasn't the size of the GDP of the countries, but the [bold]GDP Per Capita[/bold] in which the UK is comes in at #27. Way down at 27th!, with the US with its Per Capital GDP of 80,412 trouncing the UK's 56,836 by 141%! Never mind that the U.S. is not in first place but 9th, and that its Per Capital GDP comes in after a bunch of tiny, no account countries and Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, and Norway; or that Ireland's Per Capital GDP (137,688) trounces that of the US by 171%.

Careful of the measure you use to judge dick size.

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by Anonymousreply 372April 1, 2024 6:19 PM

Can you explain how chips are fries, crisps are potato chips, pudding is any dessert and a bit of cake is any kind of pastry?

by Anonymousreply 373April 1, 2024 9:26 PM

373- Can you explain how COCKS, BALLS and TITS are

Dangly Bits

by Anonymousreply 374April 2, 2024 12:55 AM

I can, R374!

by Anonymousreply 375April 2, 2024 1:24 AM

I wonder what it’s like to eat one of those French fry sandwiches. They do that over there you know.

by Anonymousreply 376April 2, 2024 3:39 AM

R353, it’s quite hysterical. Not only do they truly believe that they are the most civilized, refined people in the world, they think everyone loves them. They point the finger at slavery and scream “racists”, glossing past the fact that THEY started the slave trade and certain families were given reparations when slavery was abolished.

by Anonymousreply 377April 2, 2024 5:06 AM

The curtains!

British people like granny curtains.

by Anonymousreply 378April 2, 2024 5:03 PM

The curtains are also weird lengths. Not to the floor. Not to the widow ledge. Somewhere in between, and a length that doesn't seem to be at all consistent.

by Anonymousreply 379April 2, 2024 5:15 PM

^^^ window, not widow.

by Anonymousreply 380April 2, 2024 5:16 PM

The shabby furniture in stately homes.

by Anonymousreply 381April 2, 2024 5:18 PM

Binge Drinking

It seems so high school-age like.

by Anonymousreply 382April 2, 2024 5:23 PM

Gramma schools vs comprehensives

by Anonymousreply 383April 2, 2024 5:56 PM

Grammar*, sorry

by Anonymousreply 384April 2, 2024 5:56 PM

"Public" schools are actually private and elite

A levels, O levels. WTF?

by Anonymousreply 385April 2, 2024 7:17 PM

Potatoes in jackets.

by Anonymousreply 386April 2, 2024 8:13 PM

Twee.

by Anonymousreply 387April 2, 2024 8:22 PM

Those ridiculous tea cozies… tacky as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 388April 2, 2024 8:29 PM

Ordinary “O’” Levels were taken at 16, and the results determined what you could take at Advanced “A” Levels. O Levels have now been replaced with GCSEs - General Certificate of Education. “A” Levels are university entrance level.

In Scotland there are now National 5s leading to Highers, which are university entrance level. The Scottish education system has been separate since the Union.

by Anonymousreply 389April 2, 2024 9:14 PM

R381,

That furniture is hundreds of years old. What do you expect?

by Anonymousreply 390April 2, 2024 9:16 PM

^ a little updating

by Anonymousreply 391April 2, 2024 9:29 PM

[quote] Careful of the measure you use to judge dick size.

Why?

By any measure, our dick is much bigger than yours.

by Anonymousreply 392April 2, 2024 9:47 PM

Who’s this Uncle Bob everyone keeps mentioning?

by Anonymousreply 393April 2, 2024 10:47 PM

r386 Jacket potatoes are the shit,

by Anonymousreply 394April 3, 2024 12:05 AM

R377- They and the Dutch started slavery- especially in the new world.

by Anonymousreply 395April 3, 2024 1:28 AM

The constant sarcasm -- which gets OLD very quickly.

by Anonymousreply 396April 4, 2024 12:00 PM

[quote]Who’s this Uncle Bob everyone keeps mentioning?

Something to do with Gordon Bennett? Whoever he is.

by Anonymousreply 397April 5, 2024 1:03 AM

Terry Pratchett?

by Anonymousreply 398April 5, 2024 1:06 AM

Uncut cock.

by Anonymousreply 399April 5, 2024 1:09 AM

"Grammar schools vs comprehensives"

Has not been a 'thing' in decades.

Private vs state schools is more apt.

by Anonymousreply 400April 5, 2024 1:10 AM

[bold]"Bob's your uncle"[/bold]

[quote]... is a phrase commonly used in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries that means "and there it is", or "and there you have it", or "it's done". Typically, someone says it to conclude a set of simple instructions or when a result is reached. The meaning is similar to that of the French expression "et voilà!".

[quote]'Bob's your uncle' is an exclamation that is used when 'everything is alright' and the simple means of obtaining the successful result is explained. For example, "left over right; right over left, and Bob's your uncle - a reef knot" or, "she slipped the officer £100 and, Bob's your uncle', she was off the charge".

by Anonymousreply 401April 5, 2024 1:31 AM

"Things Americans don't get about the UK"

Finally, a thread I can really relate to!

by Anonymousreply 402April 5, 2024 1:37 AM

Who are the BRF’s BFFs among the world’s royal families?

by Anonymousreply 403April 5, 2024 3:44 AM

Every other sentence they insert the word

LITERALLY and pronounce the word with such GUSTO.

by Anonymousreply 404April 5, 2024 3:34 PM

BRF is good acronym because the whole charade makes me BaRF. Who needs a so called "royal family" in 2024?

by Anonymousreply 405April 6, 2024 9:07 PM

[quote] Public housing is far, far more common.

Watching anything on TV or any other media source about the UK and you get the feeling that 75% of citizens there live in some sort of government subsidized housing. Everyone seems to live on a council estate.

by Anonymousreply 406April 6, 2024 9:13 PM

[quote]Everyone seems to live on a council estate.

Young man, I’ll have you know that my Richard houses Sheridan and I in a very fashionable neighborhood. Except for Elizabeth next door who seems to have a husband who lives abroad, it’s a very fashionable neighborhood.

And my sister violet has a Mercedes and room for a pony.

by Anonymousreply 407April 6, 2024 9:46 PM

^

It’s about 17% of the total.

by Anonymousreply 408April 6, 2024 9:52 PM

Who do the Brits use butter on their sandwiches?

by Anonymousreply 409April 6, 2024 9:55 PM

Because it’s delicious 🤤 A little butter goes a long way

by Anonymousreply 410April 7, 2024 1:14 AM

Why do Americans constantly copy your television shows?

by Anonymousreply 411April 7, 2024 1:29 AM

Because the a British sell the concepts to US producers.

by Anonymousreply 412April 7, 2024 4:36 AM

Benny Hill

by Anonymousreply 413April 7, 2024 6:20 AM

Why everyone hates Meghan Markle. I thought Suits was popular there.

by Anonymousreply 414April 7, 2024 7:17 AM

Americans copy British shows because the British shows are generally superior to anything Americans come up with. And the American versions usually fail due to crappy writing and crappy casting.

One example was "Coupling." Great British show. Don't think the American version lasted even a season.

Another example was "Broadchurch". Great British show (at least the first two seasons), renamed "Gracepoint", and with the same writer, the same director, and the same star as Broadchurch, David Tennant. Failure.

Here's a lengthy article about why and how the programs fail.

To be fair, there are examples of success, such as the American version of 'The Office', but it seems that production budgets, writing, and acting suffer in the American versions.

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by Anonymousreply 415April 7, 2024 1:41 PM

[quote]And the American versions usually fail due to crappy writing and crappy casting.

I think it’s about 50/50.

All in the Family

Sanford & Son

Three’s Company

Shameless

Queer as Folk

Ghosts

Were all successful British imports.

by Anonymousreply 416April 7, 2024 3:35 PM

American Idol

by Anonymousreply 417April 8, 2024 1:51 AM

We could just watch the other show as is, considering we all speak English. It's not like a remake is necessary.

by Anonymousreply 418April 9, 2024 1:15 AM

Why did the UK behave like Alabama towards the EU?

by Anonymousreply 419April 9, 2024 1:21 AM

r407 : it’s pronounced Boo-KAY!!!

by Anonymousreply 420April 9, 2024 3:48 AM
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