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amy a quaint notion of an even quainter nation 000308
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meggie some people pretend 000310
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MollyGoLightly John Lennon was an asshole. 000515
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WoNDERGIRL I say button like I'm british..

or some I'm told
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RoMiEttE i ran away to be with the british, i returned home, yesterday. it was a sad day, i want to return, i fell in love with the british. I thought such a crowded place would be full of mean rude people but i was so amazed at their generosity. I miss the UK already. 000628
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datura i like their accents.
and if i say 'realise' or 'colour' i can pretend to be one of them on my computer.

so i do.
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kent Molly... John is dead, show some fuck'n respect. 001202
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DannyH We are very old and sarcastic. We think you are unsophisticated and humourless but secretly we are jealous of your vitality and energy and the fact that you now appear to rule the world, as we once thought we did. 010321
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tourist The caffine addicted builders of Global Empire. 010321
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kinkazoid i love the way british people talk but dont they usually have yucky teeth..im not trying to sound like a bitch i've never met a british peron people just usually say that about them..sorry 010608
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ellen cherry charles when i was in Britain they served us milk at room temperature
Our hotel was adjacent to Trafalgar square
and I sat atop the wall of the bridge bordering the Thames
and fancied myself a gypsy
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cube An island of eccentrics. Have you ever noticed how the British cherish their eccentricities?
Ļ≤≥
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ClairE Supposedly, if you are a woman_with_no_pants, it's better to be British than to be American. 020107
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DannyH Sarcasm. Interesting weather. An infinite variety of crisp flavours. A full warm meal in a pint glass. Furious old women screaming at lampposts in the fog. Nearly winning. A game that takes five days to play and has to stop for rain and tea. Glastonbury. Magic mushrooms growing on golf courses. Tidal waves of tea, pride and guilt in equal measure. Battered sausages. Middle aged anarchists who live with their mums. Badgers. Paedophile DJs (here we go). Self loathing. History. Teenage mothers biting each others cheeks off in supermarkets. The rehabilitation of old unfashionable comedians. Prepubescent car thieves, death wish princesses and the best dictionary on earth. 020107
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Bob the builder Rule Britannia 020325
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god ...entered into deeply misunderstood, beyond the fringe of onlooker comprehension. it was like a camaro, like vinyl siding, only more tinny. it was a lone bug whisper into a stone ear. the quark or neutrino a trillion trillion miles away. it was like spam, space-time and glass. flesh and souls, nearing ghosts. 020325
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melissah lennon was a genius. 020808
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Zed I'm British.
I'll try and tell you what that's like.
It's not like being American. You guys hang your flags on a pole outside your houses and put your hands on your chests when the national anthem plays.
We don't. Occasionally I see someone wearing a pair of union jack boxer shorts - but I don't think they do that to be patriotic.
Would you put your hand on your heart if you had our national anthem? 'God save the queen'? What has that got to do with us? With the people?
It may be better to be a woman with no pants in England, because she could still wear trousers. Pants to us is the same as panties or boxer shorts to you.

Don't judge us British too harshly though untill you know us. The truth is like all nations - they contain some nice people and some who aren't.

Sorry to the other Zed by the way - I seem to have stolen your name. How inconsiderate of me. I do hope that you'll forgive me, I simply had no idea that there was another Zed.
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tulip bruises i disagree that we envy the americans, in fact i think that was written by an american (i dont really). i dont hate the americans, i quite like them, well some of them. but the fact of the matter is, nearly everyone i know despises america because of the generalised opionion that they are crass, hypocritical, uneducated, narrow minded, shallow, idiotic, war mongering, capitalistic, cousin marrying dickheads, who have no knowledge of the outside world and dont care that they have no knowledge. now i think that is a stupid generalisation, but for the love of god people, where the hell is the bloddy connection between 9/11 (jehovah 1 rest their souls) and iraq? sorry for the rant, dont read it. should have put that at the beginning, ah well who cares. am talking to self, worried about mental health, goodbye. 030402
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satan satan satan considering some of our politicians here in the US, i wonder if it's such a far-fetched generalization anymore. It would explain a lot about our current leadership 030402
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minnesota_chris I'm nice. 030402
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User24 I agree totally with DannyH's post of 020107 (and I'm English, so I should know (of course, so's he..))

I'd like to blow away a few stereotypes:

I know several people who DONT LIKE TEA (shock, horror, sarcasm)

There is a massive anarchist movement
A thriving alternative culture, so much so that Cradle of Filth, etc, are becoming annoyingly mainstream
A huge drug market; weed, coke, shrooms and pills are not commonly on sale (illegally, obviously) in UK clubs
the UK has a huge crime problem

in fact, we're a pretty shitty nation, except for a few redeeming features, such as the eccentrics, countryside, um, tea, er, um, ah, yeah.
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SuicidalAngel I love the accent! 030410
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pat sajak there's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be 030410
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User24 I painted quite a dark picture of England, it's not actually that bad in all honesty. 030417
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god are there a lot of shopping malls over there? 030417
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Rotten77 My two favorite bands of all time are from Britain and that in itself would be enough, but then there are the accents, the actors, the fashion, I could go on and on about this and I haven't even ever been there, though there is little more I want in life. I want to go to Britain so bad! You British people on here are so lucky! I don't want to be in America right now--it scares me. Anti-American sentiment is growing, and not only in countries that we percieve as "out-there", but among our allies. It worries me and I don't want to be mistaken for part of the idiocy that tulip bruises is talking about, which is, unfortunately, a fact rather than a rumor in certain places and for certain people here. They honestly don't care that they have no knowledge. Please note that our president is from Texas, a place harboring certain attitudes that are not representative of those of the entire country, though they currently appear to be. Ignorance is prevalent in our society and it's disgusting, but Tulip, please realize, as I'm sure you do, that there are some of us in the U.S. that formulate our own opinions about things and try to be informed about the realities behind politics. As indicated by the recent protests in the states as well as abroad, not all of us are satisfied with surface-level explanations, patriotic propaganda or national arrogance. 030418
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DannyH Yesterday I sat in the park in a T-shirt. Today I had to put four layers on before even thinking about going outside. You've got to dig weather to live here. 030419
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Britdude Its kind of stupid to just dismiss us as posh snobs, because most of us live in crappy areas (especially the north west). But I do agree with one of the stereo types about us... Tea Rules!!!! oh and RULE BRITANNIA!!! 030514
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tulip bruises sorry for the rant, i was just really pissed at the fact that me and my friends and a lot and lot of pople i knew had been working so hard and so long on protesting and demonstrating and our government didnt listen. and america had a huge media lockdown. ah well. i know that american people arent dickheads on the most part, its just a pity that the politicians you have to represent you are so very very very very corrupt and stupid. 030523
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User24 englands not as bad as i made out earlier. 030704
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no reason heathrow airport fucking rocks 030704
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User24 if you visit britain, check out:

the lake district
cornwall
wales
derbyshire
surrey

(I'm in an escapist mood recently)
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smurfus rex if I ever get to visit England, I want to see Camelot.

Any of y'all know where that is? It's not in my travel guides.

:)
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Cuntess Tankula what does user24 know about surrey..? 030808
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Mandijabster The british..they're, hot. They have the greatst accents ever! Like, just WOW! Aussies too...they've got great accents. But then again, to the people in California...me, being a girl from Philly, has an accent..so yea.

Actually, I must ponder on my thoughts, but trust me..theres a lot more to say about the British!!!
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cupcake omg biritsh actors are soo cute! and yeah i totally love their accents! there's this biritish guy at my school, and like half the girls have a crush on him!!! 031008
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User24 oh surrey is great, so beautiful, recommend leith hill tower, and abinger 031009
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falling_alone i shouldve been born british, i think i was in a past life...

im going to live in london one day or travel there constantly.

i'm in love with british boys for they know how to have fun, i'm in love with british punk rock from the 70s...

God bless JkR for harry and snape...

and when i finally get to GB I"M GONNA GET PISSED DRUNK!!!

"who are we? G B!!!!"- great britain dragonbaot team... they put up a good fight over in poland...seee ya in iowa!
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Mandijabster you're going to move to britian and abandon us? oh well, seeing as you talk with an accent like you're british, perhaps you can pull it off and be accepted over there as one of them. ah and i want to go to iowa to meet these british boys...as they seem like so much fun 031106
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grind mathmatiks british accents turn me on
so do irish
italian
russian
french
austrailian
creole
and new england accents.

but especially british.

sorry. i'll stop now.
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quotree "And Remember Your Highness; The Sun never sets on the British Empire because God doesn't trust the British in the Dark" - `Sliders' 040301
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escaped the states 14mths ago The first American who can tell me what a boot and a bonnet are (in British terms of course) wins a shiny new bicycle. 040301
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falling_alone ummm...not sure about bonnet,
but a boot is the trunk of a car. right?

can i win a grimy old bicycle for that?
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white_wave i still can't see User24 with a british accent.. 040301
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blammo some say the devil is dead, the devil is dead, the devil is dead, some say the devil is dead and buried in kilarney. all say he rose again, all say he rose again, all say he rose again, and joined the british army. 040302
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im not telling one of my friends is an anglomaniac, it's kinda annoying. ever since i told her i'm part, she'll say sometimes "ohhh you're so lucky!!! (sssiiiggh) i wish i was british like you. brits are so fucking cool, the best race ever!!!" and every time i visit her, she'll show me the latest story she's written. she always tries to use british slang and write in british english.

by the way, her all-time favorite band is the beatles, and i'd say that 3/4 of her album collection is british rock stars
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Expand my friend jess is british,
so we stole a british flag of a house
down the road from Tino's house.
That was a happy day
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bite_me im british
all it ever does here is rain
no wait
its windy too.
the joys of living in britain.
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bite_me also, its 040304 here, so im blathing on yesterday's blathes!!! 040303
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rjinswand we're not that eccentric, really, i mean the odd bit of random fun is good. We have the best stand-ups in the world (eddie izzard, ross noble, billy connely) after robin williams. we hate our stupid politicians, then duly elect them (Jeffrey Archer anyone?) and complain about it later, discreetly of course. We invented good music, based on the original design by buddy holly, with beatles, who, stones, kinks, bowie, zeppelin, sabbath, half of AC/DC, sex pistols, pink floyd, maiden, manics, blur, oasis, feeder, (The Streets) and so on forever. We love football, (hate american 'rugby') admire tennis (love our failing hopeful tim) watch the sooker final (and the cricket highlights). despair at our dying transport system and use it anyway. Are proud of our free healthcare and complain about what we get at the price. Live in milimetres, but more in pennies, (or even bytes). Watch the bbc because itv is too american now. we brought you big brother and soap operas on a mass scale and apologize for our sins only with monty python, shakespeare, chaplin, ealing, ((carry on)) trainspotting, james bond, (black books, spaced) and harry 'cash cow potter'. We are deeply and wholeheartadly patriotic, mostly, and terrified of invasion. We are a nation of harmless high kids, slightly disgruntled conforming middle-aged conservatives and outraged revolutionries.

"There are two offenses for which you can be hung in Britain, treason and knocking Englands 1966 World Cup Win"
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Fudge

...i love being british. i love our humour too.
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jj I'm british, I don't drink tea. I think British men are the best in the world! I'm incredibly proud to be a brit. 040731
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iNsEcUrE_GoTh_GiRl im british
i drink COFFEE
ummm what else
yeah i know where camelot is smurfus, ive been there.
you dont really wana go, there's no good rides and to be honest its pretty shitty.
no wait im supposed to make this sound appealing....
screw that.
its actually sunny right now here in the north west.
ive been to scotland, dont ever bitch that england rains, scotland does it wayyyyy more.
im allowed to bitch by the way. i live here.
lol naw im only kidding.
england can be cool, but im gonna go round the world in a couple of years and see the rest of the world, and then see where i want to go and live.

i'll wave at you all, blatherskites british and american and irish and welsh and new zealandish and....yeah you get the idea. i'll wave and you wave back yeah?
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DaMon. "Bugger off!!"
haha, I like that expression.
India used to be a British colony. Officially.
Now it's becoming an American colony, unofficially. Like the rest of the world.
So no one says "bugger off" now.
(Waves back!)
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shower singer We say "bugger off" all the time.

Anyone with an american accent who has lived in Australia can probably vouch for that.
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thunderbuck ram fuck nationality - all of it. 040823
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Elmo I like my country. I hate my town. Andover is quite possibly one of the nastiest little towns in the country. It's where townies come to breed and die. One time i got chased down the road by some skinhead with a kukri (a 12 inch blade), and i hadn't even looked at him, let alone said anything to him. This kind of thing is not uncommon.
There are no decent shops, we don't even have a cinema, we have one bowling place that's a nightclub too, and it's great if you like horrific, generic pop music to dance to and getting bashed with a bottle.
As for britain as a whole, it's not so bad. There are a disturbing number of people supporting the BNP (extreme right wing, semi-nazi party), but there are more people who are liberally minded at the moment.
Our prime minister is a fool, and i can't wait till the general election to vote that muppet out of office.
Tea is nice, Earl Grey Tea is better. Yes i'm posh.
Not everyone in england goes to private boarding school, but i did. And it sucked.
Britain is pretty much as good or as bad as anywhere else, and our general population is pretty much as ignorant of the important issues as pretty much anywhere else. We just deny it.
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u24 I'm leaving england next month, for three years. wow. that's exciting. 040823
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Fudge how can u leave england?! nooo! 040823
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Doar where are you headed u24? 040823
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u24 going to wales (so not leaving the island, merely crossing a border) 040909
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aM i DiStUrBeD? Try not to get too wet u24, but hey! you live in England youíre used to the rain, right?
Errm, so do you guys over there [in America] like a girl with an accent then? We have a few girls over here with one [I myself included] ;)
Yeah we have shopping malls! But we kinda like donít call them that. Meadowhall? Ring any bells English people?
You say we aint patriotic. But what happened at the queen's golden jubilee? Loads of people there, like half of the population, LOL.
Yeah we have fit actors! Our music rules, although you do have green day.
*sigh*
But I might get a big slap for saying this, but wasnít it the British that sailed over to America to populate you?
If so we are like cousins!!!
O, Iíve got to go, my mum says my tea is ready!! Toodle Pip. xXx
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thunderbuck ram We are the Village Green Preservation Society
God save Donald Duck, Vaudeville and Variety
We are the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society
God save strawberry jam and all the different varieties
Preserving the old ways from being abused
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
What more can we do
We are the Draught Beer Preservation Society
God save Mrs. Mopp and good Old Mother Riley
We are the Custard Pie Appreciation Consortium
God save the George Cross and all those who were awarded them
We are the Sherlock Holmes English Speaking Vernacular
Help save Fu Manchu, Moriarty and Dracula
We are the Office Block Persecution Affinity
God save little shops, china cups and virginity
We are the Skyscraper condemnation Affiliate
God save tudor houses, antique tables and billiards
Preserving the old ways from being abused
Protecting the new ways for me and for you
What more can we do
God save the Village Green.
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amandai HATE RAN hey I say that Ran is really annoying,shes british what can I say?SHe has a weird acent and has a crush on her best friend.. a teacher!! She walks like a queer dude,Im german and im the koolist she also dyes her pants and hair colors 050322
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amandai HATE RAN hey I say that Ran is really annoying,shes british what can I say?SHe has a weird acent and has a crush on her best friend.. a teacher!! She walks like a queer dude,Im german and im the koolist she also dyes her pants and hair colors like green who dose she think she is a lepachan? Maybe if she dyes her hair green gold and purple we can shrink her in a cake and call her a mardi gras baby 050322
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noname turned out nice again!


there are other accents in britain except the cockney one. i'm from bolton, that grim place up north.

we say things like allreet chuck (hello)
marnin! (good morning)
put wood in t'hole (close the door)

the list goes on and on... although even i dont understand what most southerners are saying. no disrespect meant there.

and yes, we do enjoy a good brew (cup of tea) but i definitely don't respect the queen, and no, i havn't met her before any of you americans ask me.

royalty aren't real people. just relics from the past who couldn't function if it wasn't for the money and servants us plebs give to them... down with the queen! and down with the war in iraq.
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megan hell yeah
he knows how to do it ;)
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u24 i dislike the way americans seem to think that there is no england, scotland, wales and cornwall*, to them it seems everything is just 'british'.



* come on, you've been to cornwall, right? different country, mate. in spirit if not cartographically.
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Yet another anglophile I love you guys. You gave the world
JRR Tolkien, Monty Python, The Beatles, Radiohead, Andy Serkis...
'nuf said.
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IgnorantAmerican "Boot" is the trunk of a car, "bonnet" is the hood. 061113
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Me what?. I love British music, British movies, and British accents...so musical, such a delight to listen to! Much better then our (Americans) flat, dull accents.

Americans are not as bad as our (unfairly elected) government would make us seem, but compared to the British we are, as a group, uneducated and humorless. I'd say I'm not, but why should you believe me? Naw, I'm as dumb as the rest.

We don't all put flags in fromt of our houses, though (in the North East, it's the exception), nor do we all feel comfortable putting our hands on our hearts for the National Anthem. If we didn't, though, people would get mad. Heck, the president might even strip us of our citizenship and send us to one of those foreign prisons for "interrogation"!
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birdmad progenitors of the_cunning_use_of_flags 061113
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bird "she has armed guards and razor wire, that's one saved fucking queen"


eddie_izzard
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ef3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl3b5uvW-NA 150301
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