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What do you think of the British people ?

What do you think of the British people ?

Crocodile_toes

They can be a bit cheeky.


Yoacrypto

Cheeky cunts


Chubby-Fish

We’re just a bunch of cheeky limey cunts


cargoman89

innit


zutarasemblance

Studying at UK university - They really seem to exist on polar ends of the spectrum - they’re either really really lovely or absolute dickheads.


MauveFairy

As a British person I agree completely, there's no in between


sharemyphotographs

As another Brit, I concur. And there’s an obvious class divide. I live in Canada now and mingle among all classes. That doesn’t happen in u.k


boreas907

> I live in Canada now and mingle among all classes To me this sentence marks the difference right there. The UK still has much more defined markers of class - and people at least partially choose their associations based on them - whereas in North America "class" isn't something people really think of beyond a *very* vague and ill-defined upper/middle/low scheme where most people self-identify as "middle" regardless of circumstance.


Wajina_Sloth

Yep, I am Canadian, grew up pretty poor, my parents were in debt, we had to downgrade our house, I thought we were lower middle class because at least we could live still somewhat comfortably. Meanwhile in my same school my best friend was very rich, lived in a mansion because his dad was a district attorney (or a similar job) and he considered himself middle class even though he was always on vacation and basically got anything he wanted.


sturlis

Same here in norway. I basically every one go on the same scools. In my class there where people who were the kids of people living on social security and people owning shipping companies. We all played together.


TrolliusJKingIIIEsq

Even this comment highlights the difference. You, as a North American, describe *class* here in terms of profession and income. That's not what it is in the UK.


sunandskyandrainbows

What is it in the uk? Royalty vs the rest?


PlacidPlatypus

Class is fundamentally about culture. Even in the US people overestimate the amount it's determined by wealth (which is not to say wealth isn't a big factor). Consider a plumber who makes six figures and an adjunct professor at a university who makes less than $40k. Even if the plumber is objectively richer, they're still probably working class whereas the professor is almost certainly upper middle class. It comes from upbringing, education and background. At the core it's about your culture, your mannerisms, and so on. Being a part of a class is about being able to fit in with other people of that class.


LovelyClementine

That sounds British!


Poem_for_your_sprog

>As another Brit, I concur. "The thing with Brits," he softly spoke - "The thing with Brits, and British folk - The thing with Brits, the limey lot - We're either *cunts*... ... or else we're not."


AidanGe

If you didn’t read this in a British accent, something’s up


screwnazeem

I read everything in a British accent - it comes with being British


RedDemio

What does a British accent sound like? Ps - I’m British


OfJahaerys

Really? You don't have classmates from other socioeconomic classes?


JunFanLee

Schools are a minefield here, we have… State Schools (free) Grammar Schools and Acadamies (Free) and Public Schools (Private Fee paying) People buy houses to secure their kids into good free schools (they’re rated by an independent body called OFSTED) So schools here are usually populated by kids of parents in a similarly bracketed income. As areas with good schools are usually effected with rising house prices


neighborhoodcumjar

I have to say ofsted are such shit. Their 'outstanding' rated schools can be rubbish compared to 'good' ones, I just disregard their ratings.


MarkRand

I believe that some "outstanding" schools are just good at red tape and ticking boxes to the detriment of real education.


diamondbeingshoneon

I've moved to the UK two years ago and this is absolutely my sentiment. Either the loveliest or the rudest, barely any in-between.


petitbateau12

Trying to cut the hedge between you and your neighbours property is a good way to gauge in my experience. Either they invite you over for tea or threaten you with a knife.


YourAverageTarnished

as a british person that’s 100% correct


112thThrowaway

I like when they say "Twat" or "Blimey" unironically.


1goodReed

And cunt or bloody hell


112thThrowaway

And Bollocks. That's up there with "todger"


Dodlemcno

What about wanker? Can we get some love for wanker?


Flying-Armpit

And all creative derivatives. Wankshaft, wankflaps, wankpole, wankrag, titwank, etc.


OldIlluminati

Don't forget that old favourite - wankstain


ThatBookMalice

One of my favourite ❤️


BenevolentElk

My wife once met a British guy at a college in my state that referred to the first year students there as 'buswankers' because they lived in dorms and had to take the bus to get anywhere. Excellent derivative if you ask me


jamestulipismyname

From a show called Inbetweeners check it out


blacknightcat

I’m a Brit and “bollocks” is my go-to word whenever I’m mildly inconvenienced or annoyed.


Worried_Example

I'm Irish and there's nothing better than letting a big "Ah bollocks!!!" When you've fucked up.


Poem_for_your_sprog

>... whenever I’m mildly inconvenienced or annoyed. There is no one more aggressive - There is no one more irate - Than the ceaselessly repressive From the name proceeding "Great". There are few as prone to bubble To a simmering degree - Than the people facing trouble From the land of chips and tea. There is no one more malignant, More maliciously employed - More inaudibly indignant Than the British when annoyed.


dziadek1990

Blimey! :o


DamnItBrother

You cheeky cunt mate


midgetfisting1997

Cheeky bastard


italkrandomstuff

Bloody L


elee0228

My British buddy told me he lost 50 pounds. He was upset when I congratulated him.


No_Application_8698

As long as ‘twat’ is pronounced correctly (i.e.: to rhyme with ‘cat’). For some reason it seems to be pronounced to rhyme with ‘hot’ in some US films I’ve seen. Drives me mad!


FuturePut5

I actually didn’t realise they were saying twat until recently. I thought it was a completely different insult, but I was watching something with the subtitles on and was surprised to find out they just pronounce the word differently in the US


stars154

Same with how they say Craig, always thought they were saying Greg.


GoodTato

Kreg? sounds like a bloody star trek character or somethin doesn't it


kindapinkypurple

He's the Bond actor, Daniel Creg.


AWildEnglishman

Or Gram instead of Graham.


Jazzlike-Region

What do YOU think of them, OP?


Leebbaarrii

Seems kinda british to me


m0t4k3z

oy mate why is this tagged as nsfw?


Crazy_Little_Bug

I feel like everything on AskReddit nowadays is tagged NSFW.


BadLad70

Not safe for world


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Desiro350

Idk maybe the poster wants to know how the British are in bed


BadLad70

CUNTs


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defterGoose

BELLEND


mr12086

WANKER


echotester

TOSSER


callisstaa

Fucking throbbed


JJY93

That’ll be all of our dogging, I suppose.


Braminski

Pretty sure dogging is a UK phenomenon entirely. We're the only people kinky enough to want to wank in the cold, pitch dark over someone shagging his other half.


marknotgeorge

Especially when all concerned are generally complete munters...


henrycharleschester

Fucking hell I’ve not heard munters for years 🤣


UNSCChipsDubbo

Chesham Dogging Society Loyal checking in. Paging Stan Collymore and Steve McFadden...miss their faces drooling over the rear window like dehydrated Alsatians.


ImBatman0_0

For me Britain used to be my Japan like Japan is for weebs


FloatingGhost

the term is 'teaboo'


chaoticbookbaker

Haha I remember them being called “anglophiles” but I like teaboo better


-brownsherlock-

My mate Bob is from new York. Has a house here and new York. He's a massive anglophile. Really enamoured with everything british.


bluetundra123

Its funny seeing people fantasize about this country because you're used to living there. I really wanna live in Sweden, but I imagine most Swedes would wonder why.


blesser-of-rains

Same. Was obsessed with studying at a boarding school due to harry potter.


ItzNuckinFutz

I don't know all of them but the ones I've met seem pretty nice.


MagicBez

Just stop talking to any new ones now to preserve your 100% record


jew_biscuits

My experience Is kind of limited, but I’ve been to the U.K. several times and have plenty of British colleagues. For some reason I seem to get along better with the working class Brits that I’ve met. They seem to be decent straightforward people. If they’re wankers, you can kind of tell right away. The further you move up in class, the stranger the behavior seems to get, and the more difficult the people are to read. That surface politeness can hide anything from a very decent if somewhat stiff person to a complete fucking psychopath.


exscapegoat

That's what I found working for the NY office of a UK company. It could also be that I grew up in a working class, blue collar family myself, so that's where my comfort zone is.


UsernameTyper

As a Brit, I'm surprised by the general positivity in here. Cheers to that


RickyFalcon

Me too. I was expecting some serious hate. It's been quite refreshing.


PancakeExprationDate

I'm in the U.S. and work with our British (and Ireland) office daily. We tease each other over our stereotypes a lot and it's all in good fun. I believe it was 2010 when England played the U.S. during the World Cup ~~series~~. I bought a bunch of U.S. jerseys and shipped them to their office without telling them for some inter-office trash talking. In return, they shipped me a huge box that contained an England Jersey, A beach towel with their emblem on it, a bunch of biscuits and tea, salt and pepper shakers in the shape of phone boxes, and a toy double decker bus without telling me. All and all, I love those guys and gals over there. A fun bunch of peeps. Edit to Add: Yea, I'm used to saying World Series (Baseball). My bad.


plasterboard33

You should have sent then a video of you pouring the tea in a river.


BadMacaroniArt

Have you learned nothing from history? That’s how wars start!


Gold-Perspective5340

We attacked the Capitol before it was cool


Fenrir395

I'm from Mallorca. 10 minute drive from Magaluf. I think I don't need to say anything else.


loldud3r

In Sweden we call Magaluf ”Raggamuff” because it means ”Get Bitches” and that’s exactly what Magaluf is known for


feersum

UK actually calls it Shagaluf, same reasons.


OniAnon

Ah yes, I've had a lot of fun in Shialabeouf.


ItsFuckingScience

Lol sometimes gets called “Shagaluf” in the U.K.


sunnyduane

I'm British and I'm guilty of trying to avoid those types of Brits on holiday. I have no idea why they're like that. And why are they always so sunburnt?!


Pivinne

They’re not responsible about anything (drinking, not causing a scene etc) why do you think they’d be responsible enough to wear sunscreen?


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I was once one of those Brits. Combination of too much alcohol, and copious amounts of not giving a fuck about other people. I have got older and started to give more of a fuck about other people.


Inquisitive_idiot

Thank you. Sincerely, Literally Everyone.


GreenPinguino

Apologies


DumbMorty96

As a Portuguese that usually goes to Algarve for vacations i understand you. The expats are pretty chill but the tourists like to fight cops for some reason.


EndOnAnyRoll

They do that at home too.


Forget-Me-Not-Fairy

On behalf of all good british people I sincerely apologise we aren’t all like that I swear lol


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They always complain about the weather, no matter what it is like outside - you’ll hear most of them complain


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All I know you don't want to become between English or Scottish person and his/her drunken night kebab...


missnikkibabyyy

Such colorful vocabulary. Wanker, twat, bollocks. The list goes on.


Mc-MeepMeep

I hate all of them apart from me


Lupo_di_Cesena

Spoken like a true Brit.


Sir_Mild_Peril

Exactly. Now mow your lawn.


bayswimmer23

Those bastards can drink.


postvolta

It's actually a really big cultural problem hahaha ha :(


grblwrbl

We drink because we're unhappy haha


Spirited_Garden4800

I'm so fucking depressed haha nearly Friday though!!


aidan652

Only 5 more days


Elastichedgehog

Binge drinking is in part why we're among the fattest Europeans.


markymark09090

Our diets are fucked in general


riverskywalker

2000 calories of drink followed by a 2000 calorie kebab in a matter of hours. Can't forget about the hungover Sunday takeaway either! I'm Irish but I feel like our drinking culture and diets are very similar from my time spent in the UK.


Nixher

Our beer cans are double the size of USA ones, and we tend to only buy boxes of them lol


Green_Jack

Our pints are also bigger. Like the literal unit of measure in the UK is bigger. It's about 5 US pints for every 3 UK pints


Raisin_Bomber

They didn't serve pints! ONLY BUCKETS!


Cumbria-Resident

There was only one bar *awwwww* IT WAS A MILE LONG *ayyyyyy*


SolJudasCampbell

There was only one barmaid FOR EVERY MAN!!


hickipedia

She was wearing glasses… ahh… …AND NOTHING ELSE! wheyyyyy


the_portree_kid

Got off the train into London from Edinburgh around the time everyone was getting off of work. It was mid-week and I just sauntered around watching the swarm of people in work clothes going immediately to the pubs or take-away shops to grab some drinks. Decided to join in and grabbed a sandwich and two beers, then proceeded to a park where I watched two women in work clothes down a bottle of wine — the last sips of which were poured sloppily and jovially as they laughed when one spilled a little on her purse before they got up and went on their way. It was quite a lovely and specific afternoon. The evenings though! Everyone wanders the streets already drunk it seems, no pub in particular is too crowded and the entire place is just a somewhat rowdy (at least in the eyes of this American woman) happy mess of a time. It was really interesting to see.


lostduck86

I like British culture, it is interesting. though I think virtually every culture is. I have seen a lot if anti UK comments here referencing their colonial history and I want to push back on this a bit. Virtually every country throughout history (worldwide) was imperialistic and committed atrocities, up until modern times. The idea that the UK was unique in anything they did is just being historical illiterate. The world we know today with all its freedoms and advancements and its progress towards equality for all people is really a result of british and other European societies almost entirely. It is good to recognize the past injustices of these lands and attempt to fix them where we can. But demonizing these countries as net negatives in the world is super idiotic, in my view. It you remove the uk and other western European countries from history it is exceptionally likely that we would all still be living in a world where virtually every plot of land is ruled over by some sort of king or emporer and where, like throughout most of history, 99% of people lived as powerless poor people that died in the droves due to hunger, poverty, war, sickness etc. Lots of people complain about the injustice in the modern world and there is a lot of political and social divide currently. However relative to history, virtually everyone alive now is privileged beyond belief. Really, I think most people don't realize just how terrible most of our lives would still be had it not been for the European empires and the social and technological advancements that came out of them. Life before modern times for the common person in history was, relative to today, exceptionally terrible and hard, unless you were rich or royalty, but even then it was still pretty shit.


-HeroOfCanton-

Lived there as a kid, so hearing an English (especially Yorkshire) accent where I live now is always nostalgic. Just as arrogant as most western Europeans but also more self-deprecating so it's not as annoying. One of the few cultures that can reliably form a proper line.


ultrafud

Appreciate the glory of our ability to form a line. It's genuinely one of the few things I love about British culture. It's quite frankly fucking amazing how people will spontaneously form a queue for LITERALLY ANYTHING and people will respect the rules of the queue. It's a joy to behold and truly speaks to the best of our civilized nature. Christ I love it. The lowest piece of crap scum to the most hoity toity upper class wank ALL respect the queue. I'm getting emotional, sorry.


shorey66

We really should have a queue on the flag


liamsuperhigh

That's why the union flag has stripes at different angles. It's symbolic of our ability to queue any which way.


TheOftenNakedJason

I went to the UK with some friends from the US back in high school. We were in line somewhere when this little English girl asked my friend "pardon me but are you in Queue?" He was like "what?" She repeated herself. He stares at her for like 30 seconds, and then he turned to us and was like "who the fuck is N.Q.?" We just died laughing, and the poor little girl just got in front of us. He was so absolutely clueless, but she was charming. He'd just never heard it called a queue before. When we explained it later he thought we were making up words to mess with him (which we often did). "Q-U-E-U-E? that's not a fucking word!"


JeniJ1

Yorkshire! Yorkshire!


paulabear263

God's own county


DouthPhoenix

Yorkshire Lad checking in


overmonk

I like British humor a lot. You guys drink hard - very hard. I haven’t known any British people as an adult but the ones I’ve met have varied from fine to great people.


witchbrew7

When I watch the Great British Bake-off and see grown men hold back tears when Paul gives them the handshake, I think I need to move there. Holy cow thanks for the awards! I want to move to northern Wales some day.


nerd_soup

Paul Hollywood is simultaneously a scouse sleeze and a national treasure all at once. Love that man!


UnicornPanties

Is he the one who looks like a rock star? I have no idea who he is.


Anustart15

He's the one that looks like guy fieri's more normal cousin


GSGhostTrain

Holy shit.


cIumsythumbs

Or the missing link between Guy Fieri and Paul Newman.


Invisible-Pancreas

"Welcome to Flavourtown. But please be respectful towards Flavourtown locals; keep noise to a minimum, don't litter and always ask permission before taking pictures inside the Flavourtown parish churches."


okamiokamii

Paul is the judge. the Rockstar looking guy is probably Noel, I forget his last name.


mooncricket18

Paul looks like if Guy Fieri dressed like a normal person


dankphrank

I like to think of him as the guy fieri of bread


JimmyB30

We're going to focaccia town!


SeaLeggs

Rye Fieri


OutcastMunkee

Noel Fielding


iluvstephenhawking

AKA Old Gregg.


__OVER_GOLD__

Aka Richmond *Felicity* Avenal the Goth from IT croud


AlexCook123

That's probably Noel Fielding you're thinking of


Ladybug505

THAT dude is a national treasure


IFistedABear

He absolutely is. I loved when he was on The Mighty Boosh. That show is a national treasure.


Im_Here_To_Learn_

You’re probably imagining Noel Fielding, who’s a presenter on the show. Paul Hollywood is the male judge.


marycantstoppins

If you like watching British men cry you should hop on over to The Great Pottery Throw Down


MyCatKnits

Keith must be protected at all costs. What a lovely guy


MrHedgehogMan

Also Great British Sewing Bee.


Putrid_Resolution541

person: *makes a pot* Keith: *give me that hanky now*


LavishnessUpset3210

Well only lived in England for sometime, so my opinion is based mostly on English people and obviously not all are same. But based on what I've experienced they are just absolutely great , I love their humour and the way they are just what they are, not pretending and saying what ever they like and cursing, but also being polite and warm. It is hard to explain but I felt right at home over there, would move back anytime. oi oi savaloy!


RedditorGuy24601

As a British person, I can confidently say some of us are dicks, some of us are alright, and the government are massive shits.


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hairybalI

> the government are little shits I think you will find that they are massive shits.


D-Ibrahim96

Living here since I was 9 years old and now I’m 24, you are some of the loveliest cunts around. You’re best of the worst and the worst of the best ❤️.


Essential327

Frenchy living in the UK for quite some time myself and can say that, as hard as it is for a Frenchman to admit, the British have the best sense of humour I’ve ever encountered


ThorsWonkyEye

We live in a country where it's cold and wet for 10 months of the year. You'll find it's quite necessary to develop a good sense of humour when that is your reality.


iLoveRedheads-

And don't forget that we've built everything around those 10 months, so the 2 sunny ones are ruined by boiling in our own houses and risking drowning in our sleep.


Latrell-Sprewell

Lived in London for a year They’re particularly reserved, they relatively mind their own business, and really don’t wanna involve themselves in your business unless they absolutely have to Overall, they’re good people, and they know how to have a good time but also be cordial and have good values I’ll always have love for the British


zacksje

Londoners are much more reserved than northern England and Scottish people. If you go drinking in Glasgow on a Friday night you’ll probably end up speaking to people you’ve never met before!


GeldMachtReich

Great musicians, great comedians, shitty politicians. Overall more positive than negative.


zanimowi

I wonder if there's a country with good politicians


quantum_waffles

North Korea... Everyone seems to love the leader


VoteRevan4Emperor

Not everyone. I'm in North Korea and I don't think he's doing a ve


davetucky

Please excuse Comrade VoteRevan4emperor while he attends his re-education camp.


pengfamfan

As a Canadian who grew up in the North East of England I have never met a kinder 'give ones shirt off their back' group of people. You can see someone everyday for years, never know their name, what they do, but I feel closer to them than I do co-workers now. An exemplary group of people that I see as my people. Also the drinking, I learnt how to drink there and now I cannot afford to have a night out in Canada. The British liver is just built differently.


Chancellor_Valorum82

“Best friend I ever had. We still never talk sometimes.”


BeraldGevins

They got a pretty iconic flag


vegemar

I believe that, if the Union Jack didn't have such a great design, Australia and New Zealand would have changed their flags long ago.


Commisar_Deth

Even Hawaii kept it, and its a US state


RICoder72

They were nothing like what I was inclined to think from reading the internet. They are highly politically diverse. Their humor isn't just dry. Their food isn't just brand. I found them funny, and warm, and interesting and interested. I could spend a night in a pub learning Cricket and teaching American football. I could walk around on the 4th of July with an American Flag t-shirt and laugh over lunch about how the war of 1812 wasn't a separate war but a continuation of the revolution and they didn't lose but burned down the capitol and left. I sit on the tube and have one of them help me collect the list of slang terms I'd learned (my GOD they have a lot of slang). The hilarity of sitting around with people from Wales, Scotland, Ireland and a proper Englishmen is amazing. That cultural orb of the UK is fascinating. Back when cabbies were a thing listening to a cabbie talk was an amazing experience. They're brutally honest too and they curse a lot. Good people all around. 8/10 would recommend.


I-am-a-meat-popcycle

I was in London a few years back. They'd ask if I was American. When I said Canadian they'd give me a big smile and treat me like extended family. It was awesome. I don't think I had a bad interaction with anyone my entire time there. A+ 10 out of 10. Would London again.


screwnazeem

I think the majority of British people really like Canadians. And I as a British person can corroborate this


PrimeMinisterWombat

There seems to be a general easiness among commonwealth states. Kiwis, Canadians, Aussies and Brits all seem to just get each other a bit easier.


turtlewhisperer23

Please tell me the plot twist is that you are in fact a dishonest American?


feersum

My brother was in East Asia in about 2004 - said there were no Americans, but you couldn’t go anywhere where without bumping into Canadians with American accents…


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SomedudefromEarth616

We're cunts


SingleFunction66

Bunch of wankers I love that word


KarensAreVeryBad

We are all bus wankers


nerd_soup

BUS WANKERS!!!


Bludrust

Some are briefcase wankers


whostolemyscreenname

Full kit wankers


PM_ME_CARL_WINSLOW

Good people. They can take the piss with the best of them, love to drink, have no time for bullshit and will call people out on it. A dry sense of humor is my preferred humor. Source: Canadian


AllTheReservations

We don't all speak like those 'British people be like' memes say we do, those are regional accents. It's like saying all Americans have New York accents.


ARobertNotABob

Noo Joyzee


NillaDickTrilla

Lawn-guy-land


alexLAD

Get on the piss with more vigour than any other country I’ve seen


David_thekid99

Went to the pub for breakfast at 10:30 on the day of the euros final and staff were already bringing down trays of jäger bombs. Me and my friends were sat there with five pints each in front of us at one point


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Why is this NSFW?


Subject-Equipment245

Probably because it has the word cunt every other comment


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kurtn0tk1rk

I like every Brit that I have met. (edit: I have actually met a few.)


kingfiish

I don’t. But then again I am a Brit who lives in Britain.


kurtn0tk1rk

That's valid. I'm an American, and I like fewer other Americans than I care to admit! 😂


Cake3k

>I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.


iloveuranus

I know Germans and Brits are supposed to hate each other's guts but as a German, I love the British. Met a guy named Jim in India twenty years ago; he called me a German cunt, I called him an english bastard. We travelled together for over a month and it was one of the best things I did in my life. Jim Wiley if you're reading this, I'd sure love to have a pint with you again, you bloody english bastard.


Negafox

That they have a serious time travel and alien problem.


Dr-Figgleton

Only if you're in Cardiff and London.


[deleted]

I had a good time living there. The people I worked with are lovely, very sociable. Their government is dysfunctional af though, and I'm completely baffled by whatever the fuck brexit was supposed to be.


klstew142

As a Brit, we’re all completely baffled by whatever the fuck Brexit was supposed to be.