View Full Version : What The Americans Think of us Brits
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 11:46am
What a bunch of complete and utter brainless pricks. I sincerely hope tossers like this are in a minority . And Americans wonder why they are the most hated nation in the World?
This actually makes quite a good read though; it’s about the guardian newspaper who wrote letters to undecided voters in the state of Ohio.
I know the guardian shouldn’t have got involved but is this what Americans really think of us? And as far as the yellow teeth jibe goes, that’s below the belt. :D
Take a look.
PS. No offence to any Americans on here. I only mean to attack people who have the same mindset as:
"Have you not noticed that Americans don't give two ****s what Europeans think of us? Each email someone gets from some arrogant Brit telling us why to NOT vote for George Bush is going to backfire, you stupid, yellow-toothed pansies ... I don't give a rat's ass if our election is going to have an effect on your worthless little life. I really don't. If you want to have a meaningful election in your crappy little island full of ****ty food and yellow teeth, then maybe you should try not to sell your sovereignty out to Brussels and Berlin, dip****. Oh, yeah - and brush your goddamned teeth, you filthy animals. "
I mean, talk about a bad attitude.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 11:57am
I don't know, I'd be rather miffed if some random people from another country started bombarding me with letters telling me how I should vote in the upcoming election.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 12:08pm
"Go back to sipping your tea and leave us alone" :lol:
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 1:30pm
Idiots, are they? Perhaps. I'd argue that those who started the letter-writing campaign without considering that, indeed, it might harm rather than help their cause demonstrated far greater stupidity than is shown in those letters.
I mean, really. It's a bunch of pissed off people writing. How coherent are YOU when you're furious? ;)
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 1:52pm
Yes, they are idiots. Just look at the attitude that is displayed on there.
The main idiots are the majority that voted for Bush in the elections. And what is worrying is that alot ot Americans only seem to care for themselves. They aren't bothered what they do to the World.
And if you got a letter through the post, just outlining how **** Bush is, would you have steam coming out of your ears and run onto the web site to post poorly thought out bollocks?
I think not. If you didn't agree with it, you would just screw it up and bin it. Kerrys campaign produced much worse.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 2:26pm
i love this one:
"Consider this: stay out of American electoral politics. Unless you would like a company of US Navy Seals - Republican to a man - to descend upon the offices of the Guardian, bag the lot of you, and transport you to Guantanamo Bay, where you can share quarters with some lonely Taliban shepherd boys."
LMFAO bring it!
" If it wasn't for America, you'd all be speaking German"
another uneducated soul, if it werent for britain, america would be a radioactive smoldering ruin, we prevented the germans and japanese in WW2 from developing nuclear weapons, and the US was the first target.
and where the hell does this bad teeth thing come from?
[ November 07, 2004, 15:13: Message edited by: Shoshino ]
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 3:27pm
About the teeth, they must be confusing the English with the folks back in Mississippi...oh wait...they don't have any teeth to begin with...
Ah well.... :D
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 3:46pm
Considering the UK (and Blair in particular) is viewed as Bush's lapdog, having the Guardian lecturing Americans not to vote for Bush is quite silly. If the majority of the Brits keep supporting Blair and his support of Bush, they hardly have any right to go telling Americans not to vote for Bush again. Should have directed those letters at their own readers instead.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 3:51pm
All Britons hate the fact that Blair follows Bush around. That's going to be his main issue to contend with at the next elections. That and the justification for the Iraq war.
The fact is though, it's a choice between Labour and Blair. Or Lib Dems and Kennedy (the ginger jock). Or the Tory's and Howard (the dour zombie).
There's no compeition at all for Blairs position. The only competion comes from his own side (with Gordon Brown thinking Blairs seat looks mighty comfy)
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 4:12pm
Telling people how they should vote, calling candidates by their names, is offensive. Ordering ****ty election leaflets or letters delivered to people's home addresses is offensive. It's no better than what sects do. I could sue for that if I were having a bad hair day. Get the **** out of my house and my mailbox.
The republicans should retaliate with a "vote Smith" campaign in the UK. Wonder how that would feel. :p
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 4:27pm
" If it wasn't for America, you'd all be speaking German"
Yeah, it was the Americans, and only the Americans, who won the WWII, with no help from Sovjet or the other allied nations, at all. No siree! :bs:
(That BS smilie is starting to grow on me. It's so, me. :D )
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 4:28pm
Just read some of the things they have written Chev.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 5:12pm
What a bunch of complete and utter brainless pricks. I sincerely hope tossers like this are in a minorityHmmm. Well then. It seems you are as guilty as the "brainless pricks" and "tossers". Here you felt insulted by what someone wrote (and in this case it wasn't even mailed to you) and you start off with insulting right back. Can you really not see the parallel?
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 5:28pm
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 5:52pm
After having established a relation of mutual contempt, what's up with British teeth and how comes that the average inhabitant of Ohio has an intimate knowledge of British mouths ?
On a related side, I think that it's interesting that everyside of the pond seems to hold it for granted to have the in general better health-care then the other side.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 7:00pm
I thought the US didn't have any healthcare to begin with. :D
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 7:27pm
I can see what some Brits think of us Americans.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 9:18pm
I cuss Britts every chance I get. I go out of my way to cuss Britts. However, all friendly rivalry aside when things become deadly. We'd be the second ones on the scene (native cucumber-eaters being the first) with Army Engineers and medical aid and cargo ships laden with Spam and aircraft carriers (if the situation warranted).
We're there, dude. In the meantime, to hell with 'em. :)
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 10:37pm
wait a minute now, what do people seem to think was written to the people of ohio? because you all seem to think that it was a pro kerry campaign, that isnt it at all.
the letters written were unbias facts and materials as well as a coalateted public opinion. there was no "vote kerry, screw bush" side to it.
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 12:26am
Shoshino - No, the Guardian just gave out mailing addresses to people, and had no opportunity to screen what was sent out. For all we know, the letters may have all been "Vote for Kerry, you daft bloody American, or we'll be forced to return and reclaim you as our colony." There was no "unbiased facts" side to it.
My dear, beloved Brits,
I understand the Guardian is sponsoring a service where British citizens write to Americans to advise them on how to vote. Thank heavens! I was adrift in a sea of confusion and you are my beacon of hope!
Feel free to respond to this email with your advice. Please keep in mind that I am something of an anglophile, so this is not confrontational. Please remember, too, that I am merely an American. That means I am not very bright. It means I have no culture or sense of history. It also means that I am barely literate, so please don't use big, fancy words.
Set me straight, folks!
This one had me rolling. :grin:
[ November 08, 2004, 00:37: Message edited by: Slith ]
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 9:08am
" If it wasn't for America, you'd all be speaking German"
I find those comments very silly. Ireland has been invaded by Greeks, Italians, Normans and we do not speak Greek, Italian nor French.
When England was invaded by 'William the Conquerer' they did not abandon English and start speaking French. It makes you wonder...
[ November 08, 2004, 09:38: Message edited by: Cesard ]
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 10:52am
If it wsan't for the Europeans, all Americans would be speaking Apache. :D
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 11:20am
It it was not for Europeans and Asians, all Americans would not not have many movies to re-make and claim as their own idea.
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 2:17pm
Let's get back on topic, shall we...
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 2:30pm
To be fair some of the replies were positive and I myself would hate to be told how to vote, but I would not send back such abusive replies!
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 3:38pm
I would personally quite like an American media campaign to tell Britain how to vote. It would show that American's aren't as insular as perceived and do actually give a damn about the world at large.
Was it someone on here that said there wasn't the slightest mention in the States of the British election four years ago, or was that the BBC website?
Still, it was a completely stupid thing of the Guardian to do, though I imagine the letters would have been more amusing if they'd come from the Sun/Star readership.
Tue, 9th Nov '04, 7:52pm
"Shoshino - No, the Guardian just gave out mailing addresses to people"
did they now? uh, no they didnt - because that is illegal - people are protected by that under the harassment clauses in the anti social behavour act. the letter I wrote had to be sent to the guardian offices in manchester and then they passed it on, dont tell me the way it is when i myself am a guardian reader and i took part in the campaign. you expressed interest and then they sent you the rules.
this to me is just another sign that the world is right about the people of the US: they dont know what what is going on in the world, nor do they care.
Fri, 12th Nov '04, 9:18pm
I heard a great story once when I was in the Navy. Two American sailors were in a bar in London. Being proud, American sailors they were wearing their Crackerjack's (the popcorn treat was named after the uniform, the picture on the box is fairly accurate -- dixie cap, big scarf, and a shirt with a big flap in the back).
Most ornamental items on a uniform have historic significance, so one of the Brit's in the bar asked, "What are the two stars on that flap for?"
"That would be for the two times we kicked British ASS!"
I was told the fight was rather enjoyable.
Americans are quite cocky when it comes to the British. By the way, it was a combined effort from the Royal Air Force and the Army Air Corps (in particular the precision bombing of the B-17's) that kept the German's from developing nuclear capabilities. Perhaps the following quote may sound familiar:
"Never have so many owed so much to so few."
For those of us Americans out here I would recommend reading "The Ugly American" to get a glimpse how some of the world sees us.
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 1:20pm
It's funny - I've always liked meeting people from other countries...It's the average American that scares the hell out of me!!
The Great Snook
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 3:09pm
The brits I've known are downright decent people.
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 11:42pm
I have fought beside several men from several countries in the first Persion Gulf War. All brothers in arms to myself and my company. The British were like old friends, never had a problem with one. Let us not be so narrow minded to believe that the beliefs and ignorance of a few (no matter where they are from), should indicate how that entire country is. To sit in this forum and make statements about peoples teeth, attitudes, moral thoughts is to make blind observations. I have no problems with the British, if someone else does that is there problem. As far as Bush and Blair, well they are the two who have formed this alliance against terror. Remember, everyone lost a piece of themselves on 9-11, whether countryman(woman), or just sadness, we should worry about those who are willing to kill, and harm anyone other than those that do no believe in their cause. I know there are alot of people in this world who look at America as a war mongering, money grubbing, power hungry country, BUT to all of those out there who criticize us, if your backs were against the wall, you livelihood and life at stake and you had one country you could choose to stand beside you regardless of what happened, who would it be? There is no right or wrong answer to this, and it may not be the U.S. but I think regardless of the answers I get, down deep the U.S. it really the first choice.
Tue, 16th Nov '04, 12:14am
I've worked with British armed forces, had collegues that were British, my aunt is from London (somewhere -- I can never get the exact location right). My grandmother's maiden name was even Windsor. I am quite fond of the British (especially Lord British :D ).
Just don't tell us how to run our country (it was tried before with even less success).
Chandos the Red
Tue, 16th Nov '04, 6:19am
I know the guardian shouldn’t have got involved but is this what Americans really think of us? Yes, and it is unfortunate that they did. It would be kind of like if Shrub went to Iraq and started telling the people there what kind of government they should have. We all know that that would never happen. There are some here who don't get the picture that Brits are dying alongside Americans in a war that is not even theirs. The ignorance of those who just don't get it is even more unfortunate.