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What do americans think of the British?
DAJB at 3:20AM, Dec. 1, 2009
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I thought Americans thought of British men as effete and gay sounding….
I believe that time has been and gone. Now, thanks to the typecasting of British actors like Charles Dance, Timothy Dalton and Jeremy Irons, I'm sure they must think we're all calculating super villains.

And, apparently, that England is somewhere in Eastern Europe! ;-)
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Bekefel at 6:00AM, Dec. 1, 2009
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I thought Americans thought of British men as effete and gay sounding….

Well I am simply faaaaaaabulous darling! Unfortunately not all of my peers sound quite so charming and well mannered. In fact I was confronted by a young lady only the other week who simply asked in her peasant tone “buy me some fags wud'cha?” to which I replied “certainly not you filthy young vagrant, good day!”. Marvelous fun it was, mhm yes, quite.

I've always enjoyed the Scottish accent, think it's kinda cool. Hottest accent, despite the mockery of the nation, has to be French. With the right voice speaking French, damn. As for the American accent, I'm honestly not keen on it. It often seems to seap out arrogance, or just a general annoyingness. Of course thats generally thanks to the kids you speak to on Xbox live or the girls you see in programs like My Sweet 16, Next, Date my Mom and all the trashy over dramatic American programs like The OC or 90210. I know all of America isn't like that, but damn those shows are hard to stomach.

But really, everyone loves a different accent that differs from the normality of those around them.
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zaymac at 9:53AM, Dec. 1, 2009
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Hmmm… Since I have the uncanny ability to imitate most accents, I"ll have to do a social experiment as to which one scores best with the ladies.

My preliminary guess… Chinese.

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kyupol at 12:01PM, Dec. 1, 2009
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I think that British are generally a polite and intelligent people with a high level of patience.

In fact, they seem to be a little too patient with Big Brother. The UK has more CCTV cameras than China and is the world's most surveilled state.
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 1:10PM, Dec. 1, 2009
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I think that British are generally a polite and intelligent people with a high level of patience.

Wait for it…

kyupol
In fact, they seem to be a little too patient with Big Brother. The UK has more CCTV cameras than China and is the world's most surveilled state.

BAM!
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crocty at 1:33PM, Dec. 1, 2009
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is the world's most surveilled state.
The UK isn't part of the United States, numbnuts.

Jeez…

Also I have no idea what you mean by surveillance…Do you mean the government issued happiness-recorders? Or maybe the micro fun-detectors they place in our skulls?
Oh, it's beeping again…
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The UK isn't part of the United States, numbnuts.

Maybe someday soon. ;)
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Hakoshen at 2:09PM, Dec. 1, 2009
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The UK isn't part of the United States, numbnuts.

Maybe someday soon. ;)

Somebody link United States of Eurasia for me. I can't do it at work.
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AQua_ng at 2:48PM, Dec. 1, 2009
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In fact, they seem to be a little too patient with Big Brother.

This is true, it seems like I'm the only one who hates that show.

And as a Brit living in Britland, when I think of British people, similar images to this comes to mind.



Yeah I don't go outside much. Too much sunlight and oxygen.

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Faliat at 3:05PM, Dec. 1, 2009
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Aside from that, I can't think of any real differences. But people will notice if you have an accent. They will likely think you are more sophisticated until you prove otherwise. ;)
That sounds like you think all British accents are sophisticated! Lol.

The two accents I grew up speaking certainly ain't.

Call that jumped up metal rod a knife?
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Airman at 5:44AM, Dec. 2, 2009
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kyupol
is the world's most surveilled state.
The UK isn't part of the United States, numbnuts.

Jeez…

Also I have no idea what you mean by surveillance…Do you mean the government issued happiness-recorders? Or maybe the micro fun-detectors they place in our skulls?
Oh, it's beeping again…

Hey, numbnuts, “State” and “country” can be used interchangeably when speaking about international affairs. Watch the news, especially the BBC. They refer to other countries as “states” quite often.

Also, Kyupol is speaking about this: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/25/world/europe/25surveillance.html

Not that most of the “Big 5” are any better, since Britain, France, America, Russia and China all rate the lowest.
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harkovast at 7:12AM, Dec. 2, 2009
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Is now a bad time to tell you I was sent by the British government to spy on you all here so we can work out who to arrest?

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Ironscarf at 8:51AM, Dec. 2, 2009
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Is now a bad time to tell you I was sent by the British government to spy on you all here so we can work out who to arrest?

And we're still waiting for your findings. :mad:
 
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crocty at 11:19AM, Dec. 2, 2009
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is the world's most surveilled state.
The UK isn't part of the United States, numbnuts.

Jeez…

Also I have no idea what you mean by surveillance…Do you mean the government issued happiness-recorders? Or maybe the micro fun-detectors they place in our skulls?
Oh, it's beeping again…

Hey, numbnuts, “State” and “country” can be used interchangeably when speaking about international affairs.
Really!
I had no idea. :|
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Hakoshen at 1:47PM, Dec. 2, 2009
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Is now a bad time to tell you I was sent by the British government to spy on you all here so we can work out who to arrest?

So that WAS you I saw in town the other day berating some fool for saying “cookies” and not “biscuits” and then having him thrown into an unmarked van! I had a feeling there was only one anthropomorphic cat in a suit of plate mail walking around!
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bravo1102 at 11:05PM, Dec. 2, 2009
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For my generation when I think British I think of the Monty Python Gumby.



See everything through the prism of Python.

Any anthropomorphic Cats you see in armor are in fact disinformation put out by the MiBs.
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Hakoshen at 5:25AM, Dec. 3, 2009
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Any anthropomorphic Cats you see in armor are in fact disinformation put out by the MiBs.

Then I… buy my whole… if that's not…. *head explodes*
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mlai at 6:37AM, Dec. 3, 2009
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And as a Brit living in Britland, when I think of British people, similar images to this comes to mind.


Wow, all them brits look alike to me. I can't tell them apart!

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ozoneocean at 6:48AM, Dec. 3, 2009
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Ever see East-Enders or Coronation Street?
JEEEEBUS! D:

Back in the 80's Australia traded some SHITE TV shows with the Brits: Prisoner: Cell Block H, Neighbours, and Home and Away. This crap was bottom of the barrel by 80's standards, really potato and two vege TV. Crap in the form of a TV show basically.

If a good show is a man is a business suit, then Neighbours etc was the equivalent of a dick in a pair of tracksuit pants with a shaved head that hangs around a petrol station at 3am in the morning sniffing glue.

And they gave us Coronation Street and EastEnders.
After seeing neighbours etc I'm sure many were turned off the very idea of Australia.

After watching Coronation Street and EastEnders, Australians started to see the British Isles in a very, very different light…

I suppose that explains most of the sorts of Aussies that DID go there after those shows and the kind of Brits that came here after Neighbours etc. It all makes a horrible sort of sense now T___T

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On an interesting related note- A while ago I heard some British critics making some stupid point about Neighbours and how Australians tried to project an artificial view of themselves as bronzed, blonde haired and blue eyed…
Which was extremely funny when I learned that when they were selling the show to the U.K., BBC executives had actually demanded that there BE more blonde haired and blue eyed actors in it so it would match British expectations of what Australians were. lol!
 
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harkovast at 9:36AM, Dec. 3, 2009
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ozone you realise of course that all those crappy shows you sent to Britain became massively insanely popular over here?
Not denying they were shit, but people seemed to love em!

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ERasER at 9:46AM, Dec. 3, 2009
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Which was extremely funny when I learned that when they were selling the show to the U.K., BBC executives had actually demanded that there BE more blonde haired and blue eyed actors in it so it would match British expectations of what Australians were. lol!
Wait a second! Are you saying australians aren't all blonde haired with blue eyes??
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DAJB at 10:07AM, Dec. 3, 2009
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After watching Coronation Street and EastEnders, Australians started to see the British Isles in a very, very different light…

I suppose that explains most of the sorts of Aussies that DID go there after those shows
Considering both those shows seemed to take place almost entirely in pubs, it may also explain why, during the whole of the 1980s, around 97% of all bar staff in the UK were either Aussies or Kiwis!

(Not now, I hasten to add. Now they're all from Poland or the Balkans!)
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Faliat at 10:34AM, Dec. 3, 2009
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I've always enjoyed the Scottish accent, think it's kinda cool.
Problem with that is, like in England, there's loads of different Scottish accents.

The last thing you'll want if you're a lassie and say “OMG THE SCOTTISH ACCENT IS SO HAWT!” is for domebody sounding like this guy to turn up on your doorstep trying to chat you up.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y5s2gfT4-o

It may be a parody, but the accent is based on reality. Trust me, I've met my fair share of folks that sound like that.

Call that jumped up metal rod a knife?
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skoolmunkee at 11:52AM, Dec. 3, 2009
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Wow, all them brits look alike to me. I can't tell them apart!
Not only that, but those young fellows are the epitome of idiot trash chavs who knock over frail cancer survivors, film it with their phones and post it on the internet. Or harrass a neighborhood family with an autistic child and set their house on fire and the mom sacrifices herself to save her son. Or assault 3-year olds then stab their dads to death when the dad tries to stop them.

Occasionally they manage to do harm to each other, but when that happens, suddenly they're a good kid with bad friends.
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Bekefel at 9:50AM, Dec. 4, 2009
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And occasionally, they hurt themselves.

Chav vs Wall
Only watch if you want to see Chav pain.

And yeah Faliat, you are right. It's the same with the British accent, you got brummies and gordies and all sorts. I like the more subtle scottish accent, not the stupid kind. ;D
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harkovast at 10:11AM, Dec. 4, 2009
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That video never stops being horrible….and hillarious!

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ozoneocean at 5:00AM, Dec. 9, 2009
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Wow, all them brits look alike to me. I can't tell them apart!
Not only that, but those young fellows are the epitome of idiot trash chavs who knock over frail cancer survivors, film it with their phones and post it on the internet. Or harrass a neighborhood family with an autistic child and set their house on fire and the mom sacrifices herself to save her son. Or assault 3-year olds then stab their dads to death when the dad tries to stop them.

Occasionally they manage to do harm to each other, but when that happens, suddenly they're a good kid with bad friends.
Henry the V: original chav….

 
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