Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

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Postby Phil T » 26 Jul 2012, 12:13

Samoan wrote:
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Buddha B-Rex wrote:I also love the way my British companions will make a statement, and then follow it with the word 'yeah' posed as a question. For instance, 'I'll meet you downstairs at half five, yeah?'quote]

As a Brit I really, really, REALLY hate that. Almost every pasty-faced, semi literate, moronic chav on Jeremy Kyle uses it, ad nauseum. :evil:

You watch Jeremy Kyle ?


Yes, PIppa forces me to watch it...

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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby Polishgirl » 26 Jul 2012, 12:40

Phil T wrote:
Samoan wrote:You watch Jeremy Kyle ?


Yes, PIppa forces me to watch it...


Course I do. Whilst I'm at work, some miles from our house....
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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby the hanging monkey » 26 Jul 2012, 12:58

Buddha B-Rex wrote:
I have learned that American beer culture has come a long way, such that I'm hard pressed to find one here that is leagues better than my faves at home. Recommendations welcome.



If you're in Newcastle go to The Crown Posada, which is right beneath the Tyne bridge.
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Postby The Modernist » 26 Jul 2012, 12:59

the hanging monkey wrote:
Buddha B-Rex wrote:
I have learned that American beer culture has come a long way, such that I'm hard pressed to find one here that is leagues better than my faves at home. Recommendations welcome.



If you're in Newcastle go to The Crown Posada, which is right beneath the Tyne bridge.


And order a pint of lager.

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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby Belle Lettre » 26 Jul 2012, 13:09

Jimbo2 wrote:Israel advertises itself as the "Jewish State."


Oh,I see. That must explain their attitude to the families of immigrant workers.
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Postby Seymore Porn » 26 Jul 2012, 13:57

Jimbo2 wrote:
Seymore Porn wrote: The fact the the state religion is Judaism in incidental.


Israel advertises itself as the "Jewish State." For you to dismiss that factor is a feat, I think. More importantly, for better or worse, Jews don't forget it. Israel does equal Jews. Criticism against Israel is often perceived by Jews as something against Jews. Something in the brainwash shampoo. You ignoring that bit of the equasion is a good thing if progress is to be made but, no offense, however true on your part it is hard to believe on mine.



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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby Phil T » 26 Jul 2012, 14:01

Polishgirl wrote:
Phil T wrote:
Samoan wrote:You watch Jeremy Kyle ?


Yes, PIppa forces me to watch it...


Course I do. Whilst I'm at work, some miles from our house....


So, I imagine the 'catch-up tv' episodes then?

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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby sloopjohnc » 26 Jul 2012, 14:12

Buddha B-Rex wrote:Brits seem to enjoy KFC. And orange Fanta.


And has in perpetuity during the 30+ odd years I've visited off and on.

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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby bobzilla77 » 26 Jul 2012, 22:15

I learned today that not only are you all not very pleased with the Olympics but that "whinging... is part of the national condition."

Also that the torch relay was inspired by Nazis.


http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/26/opinion/stanley-olympics-britain/
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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby trans-chigley express » 26 Jul 2012, 23:48

bobzilla77 wrote: "whinging... is part of the national condition."

:lol: It most certainly is. Whenever I phone family in the UK I have to endure 30 mins of constant whinging about the country going to the dogs before I can make my excuses and hang up. And they wonder why I don't phone often!

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Postby Matty Red Sox » 27 Jul 2012, 02:55

trans-chigley express wrote:
bobzilla77 wrote: "whinging... is part of the national condition."

:lol: It most certainly is. Whenever I phone family in the UK I have to endure 30 mins of constant whinging about the country going to the dogs before I can make my excuses and hang up. And they wonder why I don't phone often!

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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby Bungo the Mungo » 27 Jul 2012, 06:52

We do love to whinge, it's true. But as I said earlier, when it's done with humour, it's one of our most likeable national traits.

Nothing brings people together more than a good moan. Nothing puts a distance between you and the people around you more than my-life-is-great positivity.

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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Jul 2012, 14:05

bobzilla77 wrote:I learned today that not only are you all not very pleased with the Olympics but that "whinging... is part of the national condition."


And it's infected BCB, reading Random Thoughts.

I can hardly wait 'til the second week of competition from our London brethren.

Man, if they had the Olympics in the Bay Area, I'd be all over it. I could drive 15 or 20 minutes over to Stanford and see the water polo and swimming, because I'd bet that's where they'd probably build a new facility (the current one's not bad but not big enough).

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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby Belle Lettre » 27 Jul 2012, 14:26

Post deleted. I can't be arsed.
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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby Deebank » 27 Jul 2012, 16:15

sloopjohnc wrote:
bobzilla77 wrote:I learned today that not only are you all not very pleased with the Olympics but that "whinging... is part of the national condition."


And it's infected BCB, reading Random Thoughts.

I can hardly wait 'til the second week of competition from our London brethren.

Man, if they had the Olympics in the Bay Area, I'd be all over it. I could drive 15 or 20 minutes over to Stanford and see the water polo and swimming, because I'd bet that's where they'd probably build a new facility (the current one's not bad but not big enough).


Of course it would take you three hours to get there - while being passed by Olympic Organisation 'Zils' in the 'Olympic Lane' and the tickets you had gotten through the lottery system would be for the show jumping on the other side of the country anyway - otherwise, yeah, wicked!



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It's a load of bollocks - it's only a bit of sport and everyone's acting like it's the second fucking coming! Madness! And all of a sudden I've got 25 (currently) empty Olympic digital channels on my TV - where did they come from? And how are they going to fill them all - and when they do I bet the main channels are still annoyingly full of Olympics crap.

I'd leave the bloody country if I could :evil:
















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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Jul 2012, 16:26

Well, I'm a sports fan and I think it would be cool to see some Olympic events.

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Postby The Modernist » 27 Jul 2012, 16:40

sloopjohnc wrote:Well, I'm a sports fan and I think it would be cool to see some Olympic events.


You can't get the tickets. It's just one big corporate event for the benefit of foreign property speculators and various Tory bigwigs.
Still I'll be watching Danny Boyle's opening ceremony tonight and even starting a sync watch thread which I hope you'll all join me on.

btw. you're not a real sports fan because you don't get football. :twisted:

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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby der nister » 27 Jul 2012, 16:44

TopCat G wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:Well, I'm a sports fan and I think it would be cool to see some Olympic events.


You can't get the tickets. It's just one big corporate event for the benefit of foreign property speculators and various Tory bigwigs.
Still I'll be watching Danny Boyle's opening ceremony tonight and even starting a sync watch thread which I hope you'll all join me on.

btw. you're not a real sports fan because you don't get soccer. :twisted:
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Postby The Modernist » 27 Jul 2012, 16:51

Z -you're going home in a Highbury ambulance!

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Re: Americans! what have you learned about the UK?

Postby sloopjohnc » 27 Jul 2012, 17:04

TopCat G wrote:btw. you're not a real sports fan because you don't get football. :twisted:


I guess you figured you couldn't be subtle writing to an American.

I think soccer players should just get over it and wear dresses.

Their fans too!