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Old 11-23-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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Hi all. Just wondering how Americans perceive us Brits? I've always been interested in the relation between U.K. and U.S.A. and was just wondering what you like/dislike about us?

I recently just visited NYC and i loved the city and the people, would love to explore more of America though to the less touristy parts!


Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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This really isn't the forum for this question. Even though its the United States, each state is like a different country with its own personality and feelings towards outsiders
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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The feeling is mutual. Love the U.K., Brits and their( your) sense of humor.
Love London too.... would like to live there for awhile at some point.
Hate your exchange rate and the cost of everything though.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I love London, and I'll be going there 4 times next month...unfortunately they are all layovers (LA, London, Prague, London, Rome, London, Barcelona, London, LA).
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Brookline, MA
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We like your accents

Personally, I like British slang and sayings. You all sound so much more civilized when you curse.

If you want me to stereotype in jest - the English are a little stuffy, the Irish like to drink, the Scots have their cool bagpipes and kilts, and no one knows too much about the poor Welsh.

In general, Americans like Brits.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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Yeah, we find Brits to be charming, dignified, and polite. Whenever I hear a British accent in New York, I always think it's a cool contrast. I know when I travel around Europe, London is like my home away from home and it's always a relief coming back to the UK. Brits tend to treat other english speakers from the "colonies" like extended family, and you always feel welcomed there since it's really the center of the english speaking world, so I would expect the same treatment for Brits visiting America.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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I always think of Brits as America's cousin. My family actually immigrated from England way back in the day, so I have a special place for it in my heart.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Most Americans I think like Britain and feel a special bond to it. I do not happen to be one of them, although I do like British science fiction, as I don't quite relate to what I've seen of British culture. Still it would be silly to prejudge British people unfairly and Britain has its fair share of people I admire. I love Hawking and I've liked Hugh Laurie from his Black Adder days.

Anyway generally speaking I think a British person in America would get a warmer reaction than many other nationalities. Although maybe this is less true of an English person in some of the most old-fashioned Irish-American towns and a few parts of Scots-Irish Appalachia. Even then I doubt there's much real anti-England sentiment left, most of what remains is probably for show. (Or the "You English were terrible a hundred years ago, but we're happy to see you now" kind of stuff)
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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Most Americans I think like Britain and feel a special bond to it. I do not happen to be one of them, although I do like British science fiction, as I don't quite relate to what I've seen of British culture. Still it would be silly to prejudge British people unfairly and Britain has its fair share of people I admire. I love Hawking and I've liked Hugh Laurie from his Black Adder days.
I agree. Most seem to love anyone from Britain. I don't really care, not that I have anything against the British I just would rather get to know you first.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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Cool country.

Just so you know, a typical smart alec response whenever an American sees some Brit (or almost any European for that matter) criticizing the US is "Thank God we saved your ass back in the forties or else you'd be speaking German right now."
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