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Old 09-13-2012, 04:14 PM
 
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Be very very careful! We would not want to bump the Queen off her plug. If that should happen England would sink!
Bob's your uncle.


It is an isle. Don't pull the plug.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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Bob's your uncle.


It is an isle. Don't pull the plug.
I am missing Bob dearly.........

Huh?
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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I do enjoy listening to a person who speaks the English language well and pronounces words properly, regardless of where they are from or what race they are.

I enjoy the annunciation of BBC news presenters, but many British actors have very thick regional accents which I hate. They are not pleasing to the ear and are very hard to follow.

I think it is harder to unscramble accents in the brain as people age. I know a few who, if they watch certain British movies, will put on their English subtitles.

I think their entire attitude towards acting as an art form, and the government's support of art and the artist, produces some fine actors and presentations. They are more prone to take a chance on something new because they do not require huge blockbusters.

I loved the comedy, 'Yes, Prime Minister'. The US had nothing like it. Innovative

For people who really enjoy adventure or military special ops, try 'Strike Back', on MAX (Cinimax) tv Friday nights. Yes, super sexy guys and gals. Lots of action. Bad guys vs. Good guys. Lots of fun.

Almost everyone loves 'Dr.Who'. Innovative.
Many British actors with thick regional accents ? who, Hugh Grant and Rowan Atkinson ?
No, I could not imagine a US version of Yes Prime Minister being that popular in the USA.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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I have noticed the following

1. In Hollywood, English people are probably more admired and loved than any other group of people. You know, it is hilarious that Hollywood would much rather give a White British person a role in a Blockbuster movie rather than a minority here in America.

2. We are OBSESSED with David Beckham and try to hail him as king, yet we could care less about Cristiano Ronaldo

3. We Worship The English Accent.

4. We try to make all British people appear attractive, there is not ONE negative stereotype about them in Hollywood, it is like Hollywood worships them.

anyone else feel this way?
Yeah, that whole teeth thing, I never hear about it in movies...
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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I hope so I love England .America as far as I concerned should have stayed a colony of the UK to begin with.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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1. Cristiano Ronaldo speaks better english than becks. Conservatives should love Ronnie, he was named after their god Ronald Reagan.

2. There is no such thing as an 'english' or 'british' accent. The UK has many more different accents with greater variability than the US does. I guess when you people say 'english' accent, do you mean RP/'Posh' accent?

Hollywood certainly does not want just any old accent from england. They didn't give Cheryl Cole a spot on some tv show in the US because they were worried that american audiences would not understand her lovely geordie accent.

I think the british stereotype is pale, waif-y with bad teeth? I don't think hollywood goes out of its way to make british people/things as being attractive when they aren't attractive.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:44 PM
 
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I hope so I love England .America as far as I concerned should have stayed a colony of the UK to begin with.
If the US stayed a british colony, it would've just become a big canada. Hell to be honest, it would be combines into canada and we would be a massive country stretching from BC to Texas (doubt the russians would've sold alaska to us if we were under the british crown at the time of the sale) with a parliamentary government, quasi-universal health care, with a smaller (and whiter) aggregate population, and smaller military spending.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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I only need subtitles for mumbling Geordies and the odd Yorkshireman. :-)
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:46 AM
 
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I don't see that American culture is obsequious when it comes to the British, though it is very obvious that we have a higher opinion of them than they do of us.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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I do enjoy listening to a person who speaks the English language well and pronounces words properly, regardless of where they are from or what race they are.

I enjoy the annunciation of BBC news presenters, but many British actors have very thick regional accents which I hate. They are not pleasing to the ear and are very hard to follow.

I think it is harder to unscramble accents in the brain as people age. I know a few who, if they watch certain British movies, will put on their English subtitles.

I think their entire attitude towards acting as an art form, and the government's support of art and the artist, produces some fine actors and presentations. They are more prone to take a chance on something new because they do not require huge blockbusters.

I loved the comedy, 'Yes, Prime Minister'. The US had nothing like it. Innovative

For people who really enjoy adventure or military special ops, try 'Strike Back', on MAX (Cinimax) tv Friday nights. Yes, super sexy guys and gals. Lots of action. Bad guys vs. Good guys. Lots of fun.

Almost everyone loves 'Dr.Who'. Innovative.
I just saw this. Call me a dope.
It really reads funnily, though.
I meant enunciation, obviously.
Please call me on it when I do something dumb. I'm getting old and should keep on top of myself.
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