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Why are the British such Rude Pompous Ass Holes to Americans?

 
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You won't like this but most Europeans consider Americans to be very loud and rude and to us you are.
It's a cultural thing, not necessarely personal or snobism (although it may be sometimes).
Your table manners are horrible compared to how we are brought up and even if you do make an effort you talk very loud.
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It's not just loudness. My wife is Belgian, my inlaws live there. you Belgians hate Americans more than anyone except possibly the French though they hate everyone. You guys are citizens of little failed nations with no future that will soon probably fracture. You bark alot in an attempt to get attention and console yourselves by calling Americans fat or stupid. We are your favorite scapegoat for all the worlds ills. But we are the first you whine to when you need something. {Libya a good example}I was stationed in Europe for years, I enjoyed every minute I was there but the next time there is a war in Europe I hope we leave your smug ungrateful asses hanging.
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Easy there tiger, European nations are the most successful the world has seen, you are living in a a European shaped world, The Europeans have survived major wars, plagues, famines......you name it...

The US is a very young country by comparison, yet to earn its wings, as it were, I think Europe is in much better shape mentally to take on any hardships that in may experience in the future, much better than a young, inexperienced nation like the US........
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And, the Russians will show both the Europeans and us Yanks a thing or two about soldiering on when TSHTF, because they have a loooong history of surviving misery. It's genetic by now.
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America saved their ass.
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I would just like to say that the British are not quiet. I've nearly lost my hearing in their pubs. The quiet thing is just a façade meant to lure you into a sense of comfort before bursting your eardrums.

I've also learned (learnt? damn language differences) that if I speak in a low voice with an American accent that they can't properly eavesdrop because no one can figure out a thing I'm saying. This is just perfect as I'm normally self conscious about sharing my conversations with the general public.
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chum on we have a bunch o britt ex~pats living here on amelia island...great folks!

wtf is this chit about anyway?
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chum on we have a bunch o britt ex~pats living here on amelia island...great folks!

wtf is this chit about anyway?
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just petty BS for small-minded folk who are playing into the hands of TPTB by focusing on flags and lines on maps!!
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they've always been cool to me.

maybe it's you.

minus the few cunts.

but that goes with the UK territory.
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Go easy on the Brits,hell they lost their empire. By the 70s their whole way of life became a huge crap fest. They seem to like us Texans or at least want to be us. That's common though...I mean who doesn't?
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If it wasn't for the English, you wouldn't have a country to live in! Now you have, why don't you just stay there!
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They're jealous..
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Jealous, OF WHAT! a load of fat, loud, uneducated assholes who think they own the world.
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You won't like this but most Europeans consider Americans to be very loud and rude and to us you are.
It's a cultural thing, not necessarely personal or snobism (although it may be sometimes).
Your table manners are horrible compared to how we are brought up and even if you do make an effort you talk very loud.
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OMG! I've lost my appetite sitting at a table of Europeans all chewing with their mouths open and talking with a mouthful of food! And they are the sloppiest drunks in the world for some reason.

How much noise do you suppose two Americans were making?
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I was telling my Husband how shocked I was by how rude they were. If those assholes came to America people would be very nice to them and strike up a conversation with them to make them feel welcome and to hear there stories and what they did for a living, etc.
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Hmmm... did you keep butting in on folk, trying to strike up a meaningless conversation? - nothing fucks us off more than someone yabbing on about a load of old bollocks.

:)
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I wouldn't spit on you, much less try to talk to you. You are just a rude nasty people and vile to americans. I go to europe often (because I have to), and I find the stereotypes of the british and the french to be wrong.

The french are friendly and polite, the british rude and nasty.
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They're jealous..
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Jealous, OF WHAT! a load of fat, loud, uneducated assholes who think they own the world.
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oh great, you just killed my post. ^^
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I think the resorts we went to attracts a certain type of European dick head. The men even tied their sweaters around their shoulders and tried to act very upper crust.
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I'm sitting here wondering what is the real problem with the op? Perhaps her husband is going through a touch of erectile dysfunction?

Go buy yourself a large burger and fries, you might even enjoy yourself. tounge
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I can tell you that I have a great body and I go to the gym 5 times a week and eat healthy. I do not eat junk food. I don't ever think I heard a Brit say he/she was on her way to the gym. And you Brits are in worse shape than Americans. Honestly. The Brits I saw were all fat and out of shape. Do you guys even have gyms in Britain?
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Well as a matter of fact we do have gyms in the UK and this comment of yours just goes to show how lacking your are in the conversational department.

They say a lot of Americans don't have any clue as to what goes on outside of your own country and you have just proven yourself to be one of those generic definitions, well done.
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She was being sarcastic, asswipe, and her comment was perfect.
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Speaking entirely from experience, I like the Americans I've met who are Ivy League educated, or from the New York/Boston area, or Californians with a decent education. They're generally smart, funny and have a good no-bullshit attitude.

The Americans I despise are the schlubs from the mid-West (idiots from Wisconsin top the list), ultra-fat and ultra-stupid Alabamans and most Arizonans.

So my liking of Americans runs entirely along class and wealth lines. Those with education, culture and money are fun to be around. As for the untermenschen, give me a break!
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"Naturally not all Brits are like this, you get arseholes everywhere but I do know the kind of people you mean and I have also had my holidays completely ruined by British arseholes myself so I know how you feel."

And that sums it up nicely. There are assholes in all walks of life and every country. I have been a few places and watched some of my fellow Canadians act like complete jerks............. and it is embarrassing. It is also true that certain holiday destinations seems to attract a certain 'class' of individual that may or may not be a good fit for us as individuals.

Ya gotta take each person as they come, ignore the assholes and socialize with the like minded.
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Speaking entirely from experience, I like the Americans I've met who are Ivy League educated, or from the New York/Boston area, or Californians with a decent education. They're generally smart, funny and have a good no-bullshit attitude.

The Americans I despise are the schlubs from the mid-West (idiots from Wisconsin top the list), ultra-fat and ultra-stupid Alabamans and most Arizonans.

So my liking of Americans runs entirely along class and wealth lines. Those with education, culture and money are fun to be around. As for the untermenschen, give me a break!
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I think you find what your preconception is. There are virtues in every culture.
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Hi Americans,

Here is a bit of truth for you. The reason the world is generally (I actually hate that word but,)denigrating towards you are many.

Your sense of self importance. We all share the planet, it is not your playground to dominate like a bitch.

The amount of resources you rape for your country. Does the word frugal mean anything to any of you. I mean, really, nearly 25% of the world resources (GDP) every year consumed by the Fucking U S of A.

Your WAR machine. Get a fucking grip. You are not the world police. Not matter what your walt disney propaganda machine tells you. You are not invincible, the war crimes your country have committed are atrocious.

You are spiritually immature. Work this one out for yourselves. Some of you have.

The level of social conditioning you are forced to undertake robs you all of being a real person but that is the point. Consume, consume, consume. You are muppets being played and are unaware.

Most of the rest of the world knows we are being played and it grieves us. You guys revel in it.

A german guy, Frederick Nietzsche, spoke of false nationalism, it was prior to ww1, he was warning the germans. Read it, learn it and move the fuck along.

Yours Cordially,

A world citizen.

ps. Fuck your war on drugs.

pps. Fuck your war on terror.

ppps. Grow up and stop believing the bullshit you are fed.
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Good call, and steady advice.
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"Naturally not all Brits are like this, you get arseholes everywhere but I do know the kind of people you mean and I have also had my holidays completely ruined by British arseholes myself so I know how you feel."

And that sums it up nicely. There are assholes in all walks of life and every country. I have been a few places and watched some of my fellow Canadians act like complete jerks............. and it is embarrassing. It is also true that certain holiday destinations seems to attract a certain 'class' of individual that may or may not be a good fit for us as individuals.

Ya gotta take each person as they come, ignore the assholes and socialize with the like minded.
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I do, that is why I would never holiday where I suspect there will be a high number of british. tounge
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Speaking entirely from experience, I like the Americans I've met who are Ivy League educated, or from the New York/Boston area, or Californians with a decent education. They're generally smart, funny and have a good no-bullshit attitude.

The Americans I despise are the schlubs from the mid-West (idiots from Wisconsin top the list), ultra-fat and ultra-stupid Alabamans and most Arizonans.

So my liking of Americans runs entirely along class and wealth lines. Those with education, culture and money are fun to be around. As for the untermenschen, give me a break!
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A very naive view of American "culture" differences.
I would expect a bit of a better analysis from someone so discriminating and well "educated" as yourself.
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Speaking entirely from experience, I like the Americans I've met who are Ivy League educated, or from the New York/Boston area, or Californians with a decent education. They're generally smart, funny and have a good no-bullshit attitude.

The Americans I despise are the schlubs from the mid-West (idiots from Wisconsin top the list), ultra-fat and ultra-stupid Alabamans and most Arizonans.

So my liking of Americans runs entirely along class and wealth lines. Those with education, culture and money are fun to be around. As for the untermenschen, give me a break!
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Doesn't that go for every culture?
Also: you don't have to have spent a lot of money on school to be well educated. If your town has a good library, then you can be well educated.
Here in Canada, people will line up in the winter for a author's book signing. Books are promoted on the CBC, and people actually follow along.
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We are are both victims of the illuminati ruling families. The English have just been victims longer.
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They're jealous..
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Jealous, OF WHAT! a load of fat, loud, uneducated assholes who think they own the world.
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Ahhh le Frogs.

Your accents are so charming...

until you try living with one for more than a month...by then you just want to throw a full bedpan at them.
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Speaking entirely from experience, I like the Americans I've met who are Ivy League educated, or from the New York/Boston area, or Californians with a decent education. They're generally smart, funny and have a good no-bullshit attitude.

The Americans I despise are the schlubs from the mid-West (idiots from Wisconsin top the list), ultra-fat and ultra-stupid Alabamans and most Arizonans.

So my liking of Americans runs entirely along class and wealth lines. Those with education, culture and money are fun to be around. As for the untermenschen, give me a break!
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A very naive view of American "culture" differences.
I would expect a bit of a better analysis from someone so discriminating and well "educated" as yourself.
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lol, good point. I am educated and from the northeast and I still hate the brit. banana2
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Speaking entirely from experience, I like the Americans I've met who are Ivy League educated, or from the New York/Boston area, or Californians with a decent education. They're generally smart, funny and have a good no-bullshit attitude.

The Americans I despise are the schlubs from the mid-West (idiots from Wisconsin top the list), ultra-fat and ultra-stupid Alabamans and most Arizonans.

So my liking of Americans runs entirely along class and wealth lines. Those with education, culture and money are fun to be around. As for the untermenschen, give me a break!
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Doesn't that go for every culture?
Also: you don't have to have spent a lot of money on school to be well educated. If your town has a good library, then you can be well educated.
Here in Canada, people will line up in the winter for a author's book signing. Books are promoted on the CBC, and people actually follow along.
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What's a Canada, and why does she keep following me?
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We are are both victims of the illuminati ruling families. The English have just been victims longer.
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Now we are getting somewhere. Someone who has gone past the scratch and sniff phase.
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Fat and bad teeth is always grounds for rudeness for anyone.
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When I was 14, (the child of American hippy/Academics)I went to visit my British cousins with my British "public school" grandfather. At dinner, the family tried to entrap me into a display of bad manners... which I thought was a really strange waste of energy. Really... why bother hazing a defenseless 14 year old that you will only see for 2 days and then never probably see again? Ego trip?

The head of the household (my aunt's husband)served me a small slice of roast beef. Before everyone at the table was served people started eating, so I started eating too and finished my slice of roast beef since we kids had been swimming all day and had not eaten. The head of the household then asked if I wanted a second helping and I enthusiastically said, "yes" without realizing that he had not served himself yet!

Why didn't he just serve himself BEFORE he asked whether I wanted a second? The answer is because he WANTED to trap me into bad manners! What an ass-- it was clearly a silly contest made to humiliate me --- a guest--- which is the ultimate in bad manners.

Later, I was severely scolded by my British grandfather about accepting the seconds, and I was very very humiliated embarrassed and bewildered as to why this was so important..

I will never forget being a 14 year old American sitting at a table with 10 older British relatives. They made me feel so unworthy, and now I know that it was THEIR manners that were atrocious.

A guest should never be openly humiliated in your home, especially if they have not meant to cause offense..
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Funny story, actually.

In Italy, where I grew up, it was "polite" to refuse first, second and third offering... only to accept when the host would insist. You could count on them insisting, so the roleplay would go on for a while with everyone already knowing how it would end: you´d get the second serving eventually. Maybe third or more. But always with the same ritual.

It makes no sense, it´s rather time-consuming and frankly a pain in the axe, but that´s polite.

Once in the US, such "politeness" caused me to go home still hungry a couple of times!

It was quite a relief to realize that the offer is a genuine offer, it is straightforward and not part of a recital--and that the reply was expected to be just as straightforward!

Every place has its culture. Gotta figure it out. You relatives might have been genuinely dismayed, just like you. They probably didn´t understand the context you were used to, just as you weren´t familiar with theirs.
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One thing I have noticed that is very annoying is how the British and other Europeans but to a lesser degree always assume that Americans have never travelled or seen other cultures.

There are 10 million of us abroad at any given time but because we don't all care to hang out in the EU doesn't mean we don't travel. I'll take Rio over anything I have ever encountered in the EU any time!
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The Canaries is where the chavs go. Sure they may have a bit of money, but money doesn't buy breeding/manners. Look at Americans.
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And are you saying you examined the teeth and feet of every single Brit on the island?

I don't think so. Troll.
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You won't like this but most Europeans consider Americans to be very loud and rude and to us you are.
It's a cultural thing, not necessarely personal or snobism (although it may be sometimes).
Your table manners are horrible compared to how we are brought up and even if you do make an effort you talk very loud.
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It's not just loudness. My wife is Belgian, my inlaws live there. you Belgians hate Americans more than anyone except possibly the French though they hate everyone. You guys are citizens of little failed nations with no future that will soon probably fracture. You bark alot in an attempt to get attention and console yourselves by calling Americans fat or stupid. We are your favorite scapegoat for all the worlds ills. But we are the first you whine to when you need something. {Libya a good example}I was stationed in Europe for years, I enjoyed every minute I was there but the next time there is a war in Europe I hope we leave your smug ungrateful asses hanging.
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I'm sorry you had that experience, OP.

It's embarrasing to hear that my countrymen were so rude to you.

I would like to think that the vast majority of us are not like that. I have a lot of affection for Americans and I always enjoy meeting them on my travels - they are generally warm, friendly and interested in other people. I also love the US itself - there's no other country that has such a variety of interesting landscapes, from snow-clad mountains to perfect beaches to vast swamps to sweeping plains to huge river systems. Amazing place.

The Canaries do have a reputation for being a "chavvy" destination, although there are places off the beaten track that are more rewarding to visit than, for example, Playa de las Americas.

To be honest, I have never found the negative stereotypes about people from different countries to ring true. People are the same pretty much the world over. Most are nice, some aren't so nice.