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Old 11-03-2012, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Now I know what you think of us.

Very interesting article from the BBC. You hear and read all sorts of theories about the English and Americans and what they think of each other. My self, I always loved their motorcycles, thought the accents were "cute" and marveled at what they considered food. Spotted dick comes to mind.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20160819

It would be fun or in the least entertaining to read what our English brethren thought of us and what we Yanks think of them.

I can't understand the eating of blood pudding this, blood sausage that, blood soup any more than the Aussy love affair with Vegemite fungus. Just thought this was interesting. I have already been told by several unnamed Aussies what they think of us.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To be completely honest, Hap... I've never meet an Englishman I didn't almost immediately take a liking to. Unfortunately, and to the contrary, I can't say the same about all my American cousins.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think the English like Americans, but not so much America as a political entity in relation to the UK.

I like them so much I became one.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been to England many times, I have cousins there. My experience is they love Americans, I found it very difficult to spend my own money in pubs there, everyone wants to buy the American a drink.
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Interesting.....most of us don't eat blood anything these days. I think your average yank ( sorry we still call you that, but its affectionate) is a good guy, like your average Brit, in many ways I think your attitude to the world is similar. We still have more affinity with you than with our European cousins such as the Frogs, who are only 20 miles away. The fact that we tend to stand together in global situations since WW1 isn't lost on us. Your politicians are as vacuous as ours too.

I think overall we like you a lot.
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'Mericans are awesome....sure I've been happily married to one the past dozen years
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Good and Bad people are everywhere. I have met appealing and appalling examples of most English speaking cultures. I have been considered appealing and appalling myself.

Do any Americans here have an issue with "Yank"? It is easier to type.

To Poms and Yanks everywhere. It is said that Australian women are the easiest in the world - IF you are a foreigner. That's the best invitation I can offer you.
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Do any Americans here have an issue with "Yank"? It is easier to type.

To Poms and Yanks everywhere. It is said that Australian women are the easiest in the world - IF you are a foreigner. That's the best invitation I can offer you.
Don't go there!!...or else we shall be reminded again that shortening British to Brit and Australian to Aussie is OK, and yet Japanese to Jap is racist & offensive.

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They sometimes refer to me as a Yank, I never took offense, considered it a term of endearment. Funny thing is I always call them Englanders, because it does bother them, they tend to like correctness in speaking, LOL.
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