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Brian The Pink Shark
06-08-2005, 07:27 PM
Like all brittish folk i watch plenty of American Tv, and i have a few questions for you

1. What is Root beer?
2. What is a Corn Dog
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball?
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve?
5. What is the most popular department store?
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses?
7.Is the BBC available on cable?

if anyone else wants to add questions go ahead, also if you yanks want to ask anything for us Brits feel free :choc:

Jojee
06-08-2005, 07:31 PM
Do you find "American accents" hot? :p


And yay, pop quiz.
1. What is Root beer? a yummy drink! xD
2. What is a Corn Dog? a hot dog except not in a bun, in a starchy sweetish wrapping that envelopes it.
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball? football, to Americans in general >P
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve? burgers and fries and stuff, the usual xP
5. What is the most popular department store? I dunno xD WAL-MART.
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses? Yessss... :X
7.Is the BBC available on cable? I dunno xD

ZeZipster
06-08-2005, 07:32 PM
1. Drugs
2. Drugs
3. Football
4. Drugs
5. Wal-Mart
6. No.. well.. uhm drugs.
7. Yes

louby_4eva
06-08-2005, 07:38 PM
Do you find "American accents" hot? :p

Yes! :love: But I prefer British accents.

Smile and Be happy :love:

RSL
06-08-2005, 07:42 PM
1. Root Beer is a kind of pop. A popular brand of Root Beer is A&W.

2. A corn dog is a hot dog on a stick with some breading crap around it. They are disgusting.

3. Football is the most important sport in the world. Go Lions!

4. Wendy's is like McDonalds, I guess. I've never eaten at one but you can get your typical hamburgers, french fries, etc.

5. This is a toughy! Probalby walmart though I hate them with a passion.

6. No. Some people have american flags but I'd say more people don't than do.

7. BBC isn't available on cable here, can't speak for the rest of the country.

Sploddess
06-08-2005, 07:44 PM
1. What is Root beer? A very yummy drink
2. What is a Corn Dog The same thing Monkey said
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball? American Football all the old men get into it
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve? Same as Monkey again except their frosty's are great.
5. What is the most popular department store? Wal-Mart or KMART
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses? Sometimes it also depends on how much they like our country
7.Is the BBC available on cable? No BBC is not on Cable it is on satelite but we only get BBC America

Anymore questions?

louby_4eva
06-08-2005, 07:48 PM
Is a cent more than a dime or a quarter or a nickel or a dollar?? That is the money in America.......right??

Smile and Be happy :love:

Shauna
06-08-2005, 07:48 PM
Do you find "American accents" hot? :p

Yes! :love: But I prefer British accents.

Smile and Be happy :love:

Scottish accents are the best! <3 :love:

I know Scotland's part of Britain, but by British you really mean, English.

ZeZipster
06-08-2005, 07:52 PM
Is a cent more than a dime or a quarter or a nickel or a dollar?? That is the money in America.......right??

Smile and Be happy :love:

A cent is just a short way of saying percent, because 100 cents = 1 full dollar. A quarter, is a quarter of the dollar 1/4 or 25 cents.

Psychotic
06-08-2005, 07:54 PM
Do you know who Michael Howard is?
Can we have your country back please? We'll give you THREE seats in Parliament!

ZeZipster
06-08-2005, 07:54 PM
Do you know who Michael Howard is?
Can we have your country back please? We'll give you THREE seats in Parliament!

No.
Yes.

Ace Protorney
06-08-2005, 07:57 PM
1. What is Root beer?
Root beer is a non alcoholic beverage.


2. What is a Corn Dog
Hotdog in cornbread on a stick.


3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball?
Depends. In the summer, it's baseball. During fall, it's American Football. Basketball is usually important around late spring/early summer, because that's when the playoffs are looming along with the Final Four, and whatnot.


4. What sort of food does Wendys serve?
Same as McDonald's and Burger King.


5. What is the most popular department store?
At the moment, it's Wal-Mart. >:O


6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses?
False.


7.Is the BBC available on cable?
To my knowledge, I believe it's only available by satellite, if you pay for it, because it's not nationally broadcasted in the States.

louby_4eva
06-08-2005, 08:00 PM
Do all phone numbers start 555 - something??

Smile and Be happy :love:

Kawaii Ryűkishi
06-08-2005, 08:06 PM
What primarily separates Wendy's from McDonald's and Burger King and whatever else is that it actually provides decent food.

Kamiko
06-08-2005, 08:07 PM
1. What is Root beer? It's beer, made out of roots. Your allowed to drink it at any age but it's very intoxicating expecially when you drink a root beer float.
2. What is a Corn Dog? It's a dog, covered in corn. Mostly seen on shucking farms
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball? Baseball, the dudes have such tight butts.... :fpexdee:
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve? Meat. OOh, and I like to dip my fries in the chili. yumm....
5. What is the most popular department store? Hot Topic... is that a department store??
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses? No, I have a Japanese flag, a german flag and a swedish flag in my room. MY parents are odd xD. But really, you'd maybe see one or two in a neighborhood.
7.Is the BBC available on cable? I dunno....

Zeldy
06-08-2005, 08:08 PM
Do you find "American accents" hot? :p

Yes! :love: But I prefer British accents.

Smile and Be happy :love:

Scottish accents are the best! <3 :love:

I know Scotland's part of Britain, but by British you really mean, English.

no,grrr, you cant beat the Woolybacks!

lordblazer
06-08-2005, 08:11 PM
Like all brittish folk i watch plenty of American Tv, and i have a few questions for you

1. What is Root beer?
2. What is a Corn Dog
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball?
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve?
5. What is the most popular department store?
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses?
7.Is the BBC available on cable?

if anyone else wants to add questions go ahead, also if you yanks want to ask anything for us Brits feel free :choc:
1.Its a realllly sweet soda thats nice and fizzy depending ont he soda brand
1.a hotdog covered in batter then deep fried
3.I actually like Hockey better but since NHL season has been canceled I like Football.But i mainly play hockey.
4.Hamburgers,chili,potatoes,nuggets,chicken sandwiches,and salads
5.Wally World
6.I don't know I don't live in the suburbs nor have I been in a suburb.I heard people who dwell in the suburbs are either fat,weird,or fat.
7.Yes BBC comes on CSpan.

now a question for our brits.

True or False
Hominy is a real food.

Selphie
06-08-2005, 08:14 PM
1. What is Root beer? A type of soda. Ish good.
2. What is a Corn Dog? A hotdog weiner wrapped in cornmeal.
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball? American football. Baseball not so much anymore.
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve? Fast food. Hamburgers, french fries, and the sort.
5. What is the most popular department store? Uhh. Wal Mart?
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses? Most of em'.
7.Is the BBC available on cable? Sure is.

gokufusionss1
06-08-2005, 08:15 PM
Do you honestly call the backside a "fanny"? :eek:

ZeZipster
06-08-2005, 08:16 PM
Do you honestly call the backside a "fanny"? :eek:

If you're over the age 60, obese, and female you're liable to.

Shoeberto
06-08-2005, 08:19 PM
Do all phone numbers start 555 - something??
No, that's just a common gimmick that film makers use as opposed to randomly generating eight numbers. I guess they think people might try and prank call any real number they give out.

Is a cent more than a dime or a quarter or a nickel or a dollar?? That is the money in America.......right??
"cents" are percents of a dollar. A penny is one, a nickel is five, a dime is ten, and a quarter is twenty-five. A dollar is the full unit.

1. What is Root beer?
A type of soda/pop/whatever.
2. What is a Corn Dog
A hot dog on a stick with breading. Don't listen to RSL, they're quite good with mustard.
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball?
American Football. It consumes people moreso than any sport over here.
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve?
Hamburgers, fries, and chicken nuggets. It's pretty much the same menu as McDonald's except slightly more expensive and higher quality. Their spicey chicken sandwiches are pretty much my favorite fast food item.
5. What is the most popular department store?
Wal-Mart. Without a doubt.
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses?
Not usually. Only in times when we're supposed to be patriotic. 9/11, start of the Iraq war, national holidays, etc.
7.Is the BBC available on cable?
Yes, on extended cable and satellite channels we receive BBC America, which from what I guess is a horribly watered-down version of the real thing. Basically they show the source of the American recreations, despite the fact that nobody cares anymore. Recently there have been entire marathons of The Weakest Link. Does anyone watch that anymore?

Do you honestly call the backside a "fanny"?
It might get thrown in from time to time, particulary when trying to add humor aimed at the younger crowd. Saying it is usually tongue in cheek. Not a common thing at all.

Zeldy
06-08-2005, 08:20 PM
now a question for our brits.

True or False
Hominy is a real food.

Whats one of them o_O
There not where i live so False!
but they could be in Wales etc =S

Brian The Pink Shark
06-08-2005, 08:34 PM
Do you find "American accents" hot? :p

Yes! :love: But I prefer British accents.

Smile and Be happy :love:

Scottish accents are the best! <3 :love:

I know Scotland's part of Britain, but by British you really mean, English.

of course they are and i think i might like to try a root beer is it nice?

oh and as far as I know Hominy isnt actually a food :choc:

Kamiko
06-08-2005, 08:35 PM
Sounds like Honey but with mini... Honeymini??? I prefer Japanese food.

Shoeberto
06-08-2005, 08:37 PM
hominy = grits, right?

Grits is more of a southern thing. It's like boiled corn meal, and I don't think it's British in origin.

Madame Adequate
06-08-2005, 08:58 PM
Like all brittish folk i watch plenty of American Tv, and i have a few questions for you

1. What is Root beer?
2. What is a Corn Dog
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball?
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve?
5. What is the most popular department store?
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses?
7.Is the BBC available on cable?

if anyone else wants to add questions go ahead, also if you yanks want to ask anything for us Brits feel free :choc:

1) A drink. We have it here as well, you know...
2) Nummy. :D
3) None of them, all sports are silly. Though I tend to say football just to wind up all us Brits who get wound up about the terminology of that and soccer xD
4) Same as McD's, usual kind of thing. Good though. I'd give Wendy a few hours alone with a lobster.
5) Wal-Star-Mart is the most used, whether it's the most popular or not I dunno.
6) No, a fair number dp, but it's not even close to 'all'. It's just such a big change from the total absence of them here, aside from when there's some big sports event on. (Ain't that just the pinnacle of patriotism? Nevermind your scientific achievements. Nevermind your standard of living. Nevermind your cultural and social contributions. Nevermind your sheer wealth, Britain. Nevermind having ruled the planet. Oh no, the best reason to be patriotic is... because people born in the same geographical boundries as you can kick a ball better than people who weren't.)
7) I know you can get BBC World. I don't know if you can get any other channels, though. And I don't know if it's through cable or Sat. It's one of the few things I'll really miss over there... ah well.

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-08-2005, 09:04 PM
questions for the Brits.
1. How come you guys refuse to brush your teeth? It's not like it's hard to do.
2. How come you talk funny?
3. How come you hate us so much?
4. Tea isn't that good, guys. C'mon.
5. Cheerios?

Boosk
06-08-2005, 09:05 PM
Do you honestly call the backside a "fanny"? :eek:

hmmmmmmmmm...........
not the backside love..... :eek:
Kagga

Kirobaito
06-08-2005, 09:06 PM
1. What is Root beer?
It's a drink that a lot of people here like, though I don't.
2. What is a Corn Dog?
It's a hot dog with a bread-y crust on it, with a think stick shoved through the weiner.
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball?
Baseball is our past time, but football is more popular nowadays.
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve?
Hamburgers, fries, chicken sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes. All kinds of stuff. Oo! 99 cent chicken nuggets, too.
5. What is the most popular department store?
Wal-mart, even though I hate it.
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses?
No. I live in what people would call the suburbs, and most of the people here do not.
7.Is the BBC available on cable?
No.

The Anarchy Angel
06-08-2005, 09:06 PM
1. We do brush our teeth, twice a day so they're nice and spangly
2. We don't talk funny...you do!
3. I don't hate you, i don't hate anyone, no matter where they come from!
4. Teas only good with lots of sugar
5. A cereal shaped like really small doughnuts but made of wholewheat or something, i don't eat them, they're boring

Shlup
06-08-2005, 09:12 PM
1. A kind of soda that tastes good with ice cream floating in it.
2. A hot dog dipped in a corn batter.
3. Football is most important. Super Bowl Sunday is almost holy.
4. Fast food. Same as McDonalds.
5. Wal-Mart
6. All? Maybe like 1/8th of 'em.
7. I'm sure it is, but it probably costs extra.

Zeldy
06-08-2005, 09:13 PM
questions for the Brits.
1. How come you guys refuse to brush your teeth? It's not like it's hard to do.
2. How come you talk funny?
3. How come you hate us so much?
4. Tea isn't that good, guys. C'mon.
5. Cheerios?

1. I do! twice a day, everyday :D
2, I dont.. ok maybe i do.. heard Johnny vegas speak? He's from St Helens
3. .... coz ur.. american.. You change our language!
4. tea is yummy =O
3. Yum.

Psychotic
06-08-2005, 09:14 PM
questions for the Brits.
1. How come you guys refuse to brush your teeth? It's not like it's hard to do.
2. How come you talk funny?
3. How come you hate us so much?
4. Tea isn't that good, guys. C'mon.
5. Cheerios?
1. For the same reason you all wear cowboy hats and eat hamburgers six times a day. It's to make ourselves look...and smell...different.
2. So we can land roles as archaelogy professors in movies.
3. You borrowed our lawnmower in 1813 and still haven't returned it.
4. In Britain, all tea is laced with crack by the evil tea tycoon, Baron von PG Tipstein. We are all slaves to his will. He is German. Please send help and bail us out. Friendly fire is a must.
5. I honestly wish I knew.

Jess
06-08-2005, 09:18 PM
1. How come you guys refuse to brush your teeth? It's not like it's hard to do. I brush my teeth twice a day.
2. How come you talk funny? It's called an accent.
3. How come you hate us so much? I don't hate Americans, just your president.
4. Tea isn't that good, guys. C'mon. No, its not that good. But its still good, but only with lots of sugar and milk.
5. Cheerios? Cereal, little hoops. No thanks.

Rye
06-08-2005, 09:20 PM
1. What is Root beer? Can't explain, but it's not beer.
2. What is a Corn Dog? Toxic waste
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball? Baseball, of course.
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve? Fastfood!
5. What is the most popular department store? Um... Target maybe?
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses? Most do. :/
7.Is the BBC available on cable? I dunno.

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-08-2005, 09:20 PM
That's another thing. Worry about your own damn government. Our gets enough crap without you damn Redcoats jumping down it's throat.

Shlup
06-08-2005, 09:22 PM
That's another thing. Worry about your own damn government. Our gets enough crap without you damn Redcoats jumping down it's throat.
:monkey:

Boosk
06-08-2005, 09:23 PM
questions for the Brits.
1. How come you guys refuse to brush your teeth? It's not like it's hard to do.
2. How come you talk funny?
3. How come you hate us so much?
4. Tea isn't that good, guys. C'mon.
5. Cheerios?

1.we brush our teeth! have you seen all the colgate or senceodine adverts?geez

2.how come you talk funny?

3.who said?u guys r family!(im part irish....so are you!)

4.have you even tasted tea?its refreshing!

5.*gargle* but coco puffs are better.no! cruncy nut!!!aaaaaaahhh.....anouther cruncy nut moment!

Kagga

Cuchulainn
06-08-2005, 09:24 PM
3. How come you hate us so much?


The Brits are just about your only ally in the world right about now. Don't go alientating yourselves from them too, silly American peoples.

Shauna
06-08-2005, 09:24 PM
1. How come you guys refuse to brush your teeth? It's not like it's hard to do. I do, twice a day!
2. How come you talk funny? You're thinking of those London English accents!? I speak with a great Glaswegian Accent! I bet you don't know what that sounds like! :p
3. How come you hate us so much? We don't hate you! Or do we?:shifty:
4. Tea isn't that good, guys. C'mon. Blah! I hate Tea!
5. Cheerios? Yesh! Yummy hoop cereal!

Zeldy
06-08-2005, 09:24 PM
3. How come you hate us so much?


The Brits are just about your only ally in the world right about now.

I know, yeh!
We've helped you americans alot
And who's to say its us who speak wierd?
there called A-C-C-E-N-T-S.
People cant choose we're there born, where i live were all "woolybacks" but this is my town.

Psychotic
06-08-2005, 09:26 PM
That's another thing. Worry about your own damn government. Our gets enough crap without you damn Redcoats jumping down it's throat.We'll stop caring when our noble and esteemed leader Tony B stops doing whatever that no-good baseball playing, cow lassooing George W. Bush tells him to do.

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-08-2005, 09:26 PM
3. How come you hate us so much?


The Brits are just about your only ally in the world right about now. Don't go alientating yourselves from them too, silly American peoples.
And yet you hate us so much.... :cry:

The Anarchy Angel
06-08-2005, 09:26 PM
Oh god *covers head*

Zeldy
06-08-2005, 09:27 PM
3. How come you hate us so much?


The Brits are just about your only ally in the world right about now. Don't go alientating yourselves from them too, silly American peoples.
And yet you hate us so much.... :cry:

Because Americans in general can be arrogant, and they always skit us.
I dont like americans 'cause you change our language.
Dont forget, You were ours once.

Jess
06-08-2005, 09:27 PM
That's another thing. Worry about your own damn government. Our gets enough crap without you damn Redcoats jumping down it's throat.We'll stop caring when our noble and esteemed leader Tony B stops doing whatever that no-good baseball playing, cow lassooing George W. Bush tells him to do.

Indeed.

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-08-2005, 09:31 PM
3. How come you hate us so much?


The Brits are just about your only ally in the world right about now. Don't go alientating yourselves from them too, silly American peoples.
And yet you hate us so much.... :cry:

Because Americans in general can be arrogant, and they always skit us.
I dont like americans 'cause you change our language.
Dont forget, You were ours once.
Aw. Somebody's bitter cause they lost a war. :cry:

Psychotic
06-08-2005, 09:32 PM
I dont like americans 'cause you change our language.
The only thing that's wrong with the Americans changing the English language is the spelling. Everything else they have done to it has been great, in all seriousness. Good work, America.

For example, we'd be saying housey-housey instead of bingo, mineral drink instead of soft drink, and wireless instead of radio if it wasn't for our dear American friends.

But a question for Americans: What's with the spellings, guys? Seriously...or should that be seriosly...would you be so kind as to pick up the slack? Thanks. :)
Aw. Somebody's bitter cause they lost a war. :cry:You mean Vietnam? THAT'LL teach you to go to war without our help. :p

Boosk
06-08-2005, 09:34 PM
eeeeeeeeeeppp!!!this is turning out to be war between the brits and the yanks!!!

we'll play nice if you guys do!!! :D

Kagga Long live the queen!!!rah rah rah!!no!long live prince william!!!mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!he is soooooo fine!!mmmmmhhhmmm!!!

Pure Strife
06-08-2005, 09:34 PM
questions for the Brits.
1. How come you guys refuse to brush your teeth? It's not like it's hard to do.
Whereas the French are allergic to soap, all Brits melt (in a bad way) when they come into contact with bristles or Colgate.
2. How come you talk funny?
We all went to juvenile detention centres, is why we make such good football hooligans, and why we're always walking funny.
3. How come you hate us so much?
Because you suck.
4. Tea isn't that good, guys. C'mon.
That's because all tea in America is laced with rat poison because if you enjoyed it you'd invade China and monopolise tea all over the world, then Arthur and Betty would have nothing to put the kettle on for, and they like that kettle Spiff, they like it. It was a wedding present from Jesus.
5. Cheerios?
No thanks.

Zeldy
06-08-2005, 09:35 PM
I dont like americans 'cause you change our language.
The only thing that's wrong with the Americans changing the English language is the spelling. Everything else they have done to it has been great, in all seriousness. Good work, America.

For example, we'd be saying housey-housey instead of bingo, mineral drink instead of soft drink, and wireless instead of radio if it wasn't for our dear American friends.

But a question for Americans: What's with the spellings, guys? Seriously...or should that be seriosly...would you be so kind as to pick up the slack? Thanks. :)
Aw. Somebody's bitter cause they lost a war. :cry:You mean Vietnam? THAT'LL teach you to go to war without our help. :p


I do agree with you, but whats with changing little words like "Crisps " into "Chips"?
Why?
And the spelling..
c-o-l-o-u-r.

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-08-2005, 09:35 PM
We're so incredibly smart and handsome and better than all of yoo, that we've deemed the 'u' to be eweseless and dumb. Like everyone else in the world becase we are sooperior to everyone.

And as for changing words, I'll bring oop the fact that yoo people call the bathroom a 'loo' and leave it at that.

The Anarchy Angel
06-08-2005, 09:37 PM
War!!!! *charges* I can sense this is gunna be getting pretty hectic soon! *takes back seat with pop corn*

Boosk
06-08-2005, 09:38 PM
We're so incredibly smart and handsome and better than all of yoo, that we've deemed the 'u' to be eweseless and dumb. Like everyone else in the world becase we are sooperior to everyone.
oooooooo....some1s got god complex....

-N-
06-08-2005, 09:39 PM
Question for the Brits:

How come you brought cricket to all your ex-colonies, like, oh, say, India, but you can't win a single damned World Cup while your ex-colonies go on to rout your asses every single time? :p

The Anarchy Angel
06-08-2005, 09:40 PM
Okay! We're going better this year, it's only because we have day jobs to keep us busy *goes abck to eating pop corn*

Psychotic
06-08-2005, 09:42 PM
We're so incredibly smart and handsome and better than all of yoo, that we've deemed the 'u' to be eweseless and dumb. Like everyone else in the world becase we are sooperior to everyone.And there was me thinking that all the Hollywood movies showing that Americans were so...well...incredibly smart and handsome and better than all of us was just mindless propaganda. I guess I was wrong! Thanks for clarifying, Mister!

PS: Are you guys right about Australia not existing too? :confused:

Shauna
06-08-2005, 09:42 PM
I don't like cricket... so I wouldn't know. :D

But, right now, even though I don't like football, I'm dead chuffed that Scotland actually won a football game. xD

That was just cause we were on the subject of Sports... :D

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-08-2005, 09:44 PM
What the hell is Australia?

Pure Strife
06-08-2005, 09:44 PM
Question for the Brits:

How come you brought cricket to all your ex-colonies, like, oh, say, India, but you can't win a single damned World Cup while your ex-colonies go on to rout your asses every single time? :p

Funnily enough we only ever won the football (the real kind, not the American kind) World Cup once, nearly forty years ago. And I think we invented/spread that. We're generally piss poor at team sports, though we won the rugby world cup not too long ago. I think it's because our childhood activities tend to involve more vandalism and assault and less pee-wee baseball type things.

Cuchulainn
06-08-2005, 09:45 PM
3. How come you hate us so much?


The Brits are just about your only ally in the world right about now. Don't go alientating yourselves from them too, silly American peoples.
And yet you hate us so much.... :cry:

I am not British, I'm Irish (another rare breed that likes American people), but some Americans seem to mistake constructive critisism & light hearted banter for 'hatred'. I love my family, sometimes they piss me off, I won't always agree with them & at times we barely have a good word to say about eachother, but at the end of the day, I'd die for them. The Brits were one of the few that went with you to battle weren't they? Enough said.

tomamar04
06-08-2005, 09:45 PM
Question for the Brits:

How come you brought cricket to all your ex-colonies, like, oh, say, India, but you can't win a single damned World Cup while your ex-colonies go on to rout your asses every single time? :p

Because 95% of Britain couldn't care less about cricket.

And may I ask, if India's so great, how come you've got a population of 1 billion, but can't win a football match?

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-08-2005, 09:46 PM
3. How come you hate us so much?


The Brits are just about your only ally in the world right about now. Don't go alientating yourselves from them too, silly American peoples.
And yet you hate us so much.... :cry:

I am not British, I'm Irish (another rare breed that likes American people), but some Americans seem to mistake constructive critisism & light hearted banter for 'hatred'. I love my family, sometimes they piss me off, I won't always agree with them & at times we barely have a good word to say about eachother, but at the end of the day, I'd die for them. The Brits were one of the few that went with you to battle weren't they? Enough said.
STOP WITH THE HATE MAN. SPREAD THE LOVE

The Anarchy Angel
06-08-2005, 09:48 PM
Sexy McAwesome's got it! Stop fighting!

-N-
06-08-2005, 09:49 PM
Question for the Brits:

How come you brought cricket to all your ex-colonies, like, oh, say, India, but you can't win a single damned World Cup while your ex-colonies go on to rout your asses every single time? :p

Because 95% of Britain couldn't care less about cricket.

And may I ask, if India's so great, how come you've got a population of 1 billion, but can't win a football match?What's so great about winning a football match? :p

Cuchulainn
06-08-2005, 09:56 PM
STOP WITH THE HATE MAN. SPREAD THE LOVE

You're a very stange wee man.

escobert
06-08-2005, 10:01 PM
Why do you all in the U.K. or other parts of the world for that matter drive on the wrong side of the road!?

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-08-2005, 10:04 PM
YEAH!

Shlup
06-08-2005, 10:05 PM
I'm going to go have a corn dog. You're all a bunch of wankers.

Zeldy
06-08-2005, 10:07 PM
Am i wrong in saying that Liverpool just won a cup??
We're still 'English'!

The Anarchy Angel
06-08-2005, 10:11 PM
People take this waaaaaaaaaaaaay too far. Just a few questions, a small war, it's nothing that bad!

Everyone can have a free hug!

tomamar04
06-08-2005, 10:11 PM
Is the War going to start again?

fire_of_avalon
06-08-2005, 10:11 PM
What primarily separates Wendy's from McDonald's and Burger King and whatever else is that it actually provides decent food.

*high five*

Shauna
06-08-2005, 10:11 PM
Why do you all in the U.K. or other parts of the world for that matter drive on the wrong side of the road!?

No, actually, only we drive on the wrong side of the road. everywhere else in Europe drives on the other side.

tomamar04
06-08-2005, 10:12 PM
No we drive on the right side...everyone else drives on the wrong side.

The Anarchy Angel
06-08-2005, 10:13 PM
Let's all drive in the middle and kill everyone!!! Is that what everyone wants?

gokufusionss1
06-08-2005, 10:13 PM
we drive on the correct side of the road, it is you who is wrong, we invented the car along with the germans.

tomamar04
06-08-2005, 10:15 PM
And we still make better cars than anyone else...except the Italians...

escobert
06-08-2005, 10:16 PM
No way. Chevy > all

tomamar04
06-08-2005, 10:23 PM
1. Ferrari (Italian)
2. Jaguar (British)
3. TVR (British)
4. Mercedez (German)

407 car makes later

412. Lada (Russian)
413. Chevy (American)

escobert
06-08-2005, 10:25 PM
Cars suck anyways it's all about trucks. :cool:

Zeldy
06-08-2005, 10:26 PM
America.cant.make.cars.
god, never watch Topgear?
You can make good cars.. for your country
you have mostly long straight roads am i correct?
we dont, we have lots of.. bends and that..

gokufusionss1
06-08-2005, 10:26 PM
aston martins are way better then ferrari!

escobert
06-08-2005, 10:28 PM
America.cant.make.cars.
god, never watch Topgear?
You can make good cars.. for your country
you have mostly long straight roads am i correct?
we dont, we have lots of.. bends and that..
I don't know about the rest of the US but up here in Vermont it's nothing but mountains and I'd say about 45% of the population drives American made vehicles. Everyone else drives asian stuff.

SomethingBig
06-08-2005, 10:46 PM
The answer to all of those questions is pea's in a can pie.

Shoden
06-08-2005, 11:28 PM
how long do they stay in school for?

did your "football" team eneter the 2003 rugby world cup?

do you measure temperature the modern way Celsius or the old fashioned Farenheit?

Jojee
06-08-2005, 11:32 PM
I'm going to go have a corn dog. You're all a bunch of wankers. Wankers is an English term, is it not? :p

escobert
06-08-2005, 11:35 PM
how long do they stay in school for?

did your "football" team eneter the 2003 rugby world cup?

do you measure temperature the modern way Celsius or the old fashioned Farenheit?
In vermont I think kids are in school for 187 days or something like that.
Why would our football team be in the rygby world cup? :confused: :confused:
Farenheit > all

Shoden
06-08-2005, 11:38 PM
american football - rugby aint it?

Doomie
06-08-2005, 11:38 PM
Was the man formerly know as Prince ever known as just Prince?

The Anarchy Angel
06-08-2005, 11:38 PM
"football", it was in speech marks

escobert
06-08-2005, 11:39 PM
american football - rugby aint it?
No not at all really.

rubah
06-08-2005, 11:41 PM
Chevy owns.

*iloveme06*
06-08-2005, 11:45 PM
1. Root beer is just a type of soda-no alcohol.
2. A corn dog, is a breaded hot dog on a stick
3. Baseball-it's part of that whole stuff that goes with America: Apple Pie, Baseball, and all that other good stuff.
4. Wendy's is just another fast-food hamburger place.
5. If you're rich and/or like spending money-Folley's, Armani, Neman and Marcus. . .but if you like to save/or are broke-Walmarts, sometimes Target
6. Don't know, never been there.
7. Don't know, ain't got cable. . .

And I saw someone had a question about how long we're in School.

All school are different per state.

Old Manus
06-08-2005, 11:46 PM
Bugger reading this, everytime I read a new page another spawns at the end.

A question:

1. HOW MANY DAMN TIMES DO THE SAME QUESTIONS HAVE TO BE ANSWERED OVER AND OVER

P.S: American Football = Rugby for pussies.

Shoden
06-09-2005, 12:03 AM
European Football > American football

RedCydranth
06-09-2005, 12:06 AM
This is where I jump in. It appears you all need my help. I am british, living in the united states. So, let me mediate all of this for you.

I speak american because I was raised here, but my mother and ALL her family is english/irish. My mum raised me, so I know a LOT about english and irish culture and prefer it to many americanized versions of what england has.

Firstly I'll address the spelling. The word Colour/color and Harbour/harbor sound the same in english, however in american harbour and colour would be pronounced harboor and coloor, which is incorrect. So, to eliminate confusion they dropped the u. Also if you look at all languages that have been cut off from its mother country. Australians speak differently than english as well. If you take a Brazilian to Portugal, a Quebecios to France and a Mexican to Spain, they'd all have problems speaking because of the different dialects in which their contries language has evolved. Its not an american thing at all.

Next, The first post asked a few questions that weren't specified properly. Root Beer was said as a soft drink/soda/pop and left at that. For all they really know it could taste like pepsi, or watermelon. No one specified the taste. Its hard to describe the peculiar taste of root beer because its not one specific taste. it is the combination of vanilla, sasparilla, sassafras root, anise and molasses among other things. The strongest of those ingredients is the sassafras root, giving it the name root beer.

next issue. One of the british posters here said that the brits invented the car. Well, sure, if you think everyone uses steam cars... the germans were the SOLE makers of the first gasoline powered car.
Now adressing the issue of best cars. If you want to go by looks, no one can truly say which is best because its all opinion. However, Consumer Reports, which is one of the worlds top product testing companies claims the top car makers are (in alphabetical order, not from best to worst) Acura, Honda, Lexus, Saab, Subaru, Toyota. So.. If I'm not mistaken. Neither American nor british car companies are on that list. Looks mostly Japanese or German in there. Acura and Lexus I'm unsure of.

Oh, yes.. Wendy's. What separated Wendy's from McDonalds and Burger King is that they use square burger patties rather than circular ones. After Dave Thomas (owner of Wendy's, not the canadian actor) made his restaurant, named after his red haired daughter, a fast food chain he needed something else that the other franchises didnt. So he examined the menus of McDonald's, Burger King and a few other lesser known fast food stores and realized that they did not offer any desserts (this was back in the early 80's i believe) and so he created a half water, half milk based frozen treat and named it the frosty. Since then the frosty has gone under several changes to make it taste better (it used to have a chalky taste) and so that people who are lactose intolerant could enjoy it as well. Since then Wendy's has become the "dieter's fast food place". They offer numerous low fat/low carb alternatives that Burger King and McDonalds has tried to emulate without success. It is said that is 20 years there will be more Wendy's than Burger Kings because of a combination of our tastes changing and bad publicity McDonald's has gained from numerous lawsuits and surveys. The majority of people who get turned off of mcDonald's seek their fast food needs at wendy's.

The "best" department store is all opinion. However it is true that Wal*Mart has the top sales among department stores. In the past there have been a few other top names in the department store wars. Sears-Roebuck was the top name for years. K-Mart os another name that popped up a lot but recently they've lost a lot of ground from a slew of different problems. the immergence of Wal*Mart and its lowest possible prices, Martha Stewart (One of their top spokeswomen) had her scandal and her association with K-Mart dropped veiws lower, followed by Rosie O'Donnell (another past K-Mart spokeswoman) becoming a lesbian (much of america is still anti-homosexual and any company that has ties to homosexuality is liable to take considerable losses). All of these put together caused K-Mart to recently go bankrupt. Another company has recently picked up the K-Mart franchise kept its name and many of its stores.

The BBC, to my expanded knowledge, is not an official network that we can pick up on standard cable television. It is a possibility that it can be found on satellite. I do know that several brtish sitcoms can be foung on our PBS, which is generally seen as an educational. It stands for Public Broadcasting Station. It is not funded by any corporation, but by its veiwers. They hold bi-annual telethons to raise the money to keep the station on the air. Part of this money comes from the BBC, in which in return, PBS plays several television shows from the BBC. The Black Adder series, Keeping Up Appearances, Mr. Bean, among many others are routinely shown. PBS is NOT a cable natwork it is a standard network accessible to all much like NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox.

Flags on houses... Um, not all but many houses have some sort of patriotic symbol displayed. From a flag to a ribbon tied around a tree, e Americans love our country and are proud to say so. While we are divided on who should lead our country, we are united in the idea that our country is the best in the world and for that many other countries dislike us. They hate us enough to capture our planes and drive them into our buildings. But what they had not anticipated was that in such a defiant action, it unified our country more than it had been since the return of our troops from World War II.

Corn Dogs are a smaller frankfurter on a stick then dipped in a cornmeal batter and fried/baked (depending on how you prefer to make it) Many feel the taste of corndogs are disgusting, whereas many feel they are delicious. Its all a matter of taste.

Onto sports. Its hard to say what sport is the most popular because its an opinion of which is the best. In winter the majority will say Football, in summer they say baseball. Of if you ask a basketball fan any time of yoer they say basketball. I noticed you left out Hockey. Dispite my personal distaste for hockey, where I live it is the sport of choice. In general I'd say most of americans like football the most. Baseball has lost a lot of interest due to the fact that is a slower moving game, and less scoring than football and basketball. Basketball is unique because there are 2 'leagues" in which basketball is played popularly. there is professional basketball, which has teams like the New York Knicks, L.A. Lakers and Chicago Bulls. and there is the NCAA, which is a group of collegiate teams playing for a spot in the tournament at the end of their season. the term "march madness" is used for this tournament and they play a win and go on style tournament, where teams are seeded and exponentially go down in number until they are down to one final victor. The 4 best teams in the NCAA are referred to as the "Final Four". NCAA also has a football league of colleges with a full season. However, in lieu of playoffs they have the BCS. (I do not know what it stands for) It is a team of people and a computer who rank the teams in the NCAA and at the season they place teams in a "Bowl game". There has been much dispute over how teams are placed in certain bowl games but I'm not a fan of NCAA so i don't go into logistics. In summary I'd say that Football is the most popular sport in the USA, but Baseball, Basketball and Hockey do have large followings.

I'm going to go make dinner, a typical USA dinner of Macaroni and Cheese (not kraft in the box, but homemade). If any other british have questions about america, i will be more than happy to explian in full detail.

RC

Boosk
06-09-2005, 12:15 AM
the germans make the best cars.....everyone knows that!! Hitler owned the first ever VW Beetle!!

Kagga

Shoden
06-09-2005, 12:23 AM
Britain in fact did invent the game of Football/soccer

my theory was they were drunk but everyone calls me a retard for it.


Hitler was Austrian not German

so what i mean is


what age do americans start and finish school?

in the UK it's 11 years in school 5-16 and at least 2 years of college or something

Nod
06-09-2005, 12:26 AM
wow. This is being taken really seriously!

I will say that I am English, and I LOVE TEA. I drink it at 5.00pm in the evening (high tea as it is known) and lots of other times too.

SomethingBig
06-09-2005, 12:32 AM
Did someone ask why everyone hates America or vice versa? Here's your reason.

90% of the population: Man I hate the French! They're such pussy (cats)!
10%: Why's that?
90%: Because they won't fight in the war!
10%: Yeah, their prime minister is the entire population of France.
90%: Oh, uh... I meant they sucked at WWII!
10%: Yeah! The past DEFINITELY dictates how the people are now! Why, I suppose us Americans still like to enslave black people and put Japanese people in internment camps!
90%: Did I say the French? I really meant the Indians!
10%: ....

*Another country does something strange or makes a mistake*
90%: OMFG THAT COUNTRY SUX. OMG OMG WE'RE SO PERFECT!!!!!!

escobert
06-09-2005, 12:34 AM
what age do americans start and finish school?

in the UK it's 11 years in school 5-16 and at least 2 years of college or something
We got to grade school from age 4/5 to 11 or so then middle schooluntil 14 or 15 then high school until 17/18 then if you choose you can go to college until however long you like.

Shoeberto
06-09-2005, 12:45 AM
5. Cheerios?
I think it's funny how none of the British people seemed to get that joke. Or any other of the jokes that Spiff's posted. (Save for Psy, of course)

RedCydranth
06-09-2005, 12:55 AM
American schooling is similar to europe, but its what we teach that differs.

Often children at the age of 4 are placed in "Pre-School" this is to get children accustomed to group learning. They mostly play interactive games like musical chairs and duck, duck, goose. Also they are taught base colors, if they do not know them already.

After pre-school children go through 13 years of schooling. The first year is called Kindergarten. its german for child yard, which makes not a lot of sense. Since pre-school is not mandatory, many parents do not send their children there and kindergarten is basically slightly advanced pre-school. In addition to colors they are taught letters and numbers, sesame street stuff. After this the grades are numbered 1-12. 1-5th grade is called "elementary" school, 6-8th is called "middle school and 9-12 is called High School. More recently, many children, since they skipped pre-school have a hard time adjusting to the group environs. So instead of moving onto 1st grade, or re-taking 1st grade the are moved to pre-first, where they focus more on group activities and developmental skills than learning factual information. The average age of a High school graduate is 18, but in the coming years when the first "pre-first" generation comes there will be many 19 year olds among the graduating classes.

One of the major differences between american schooling and european schooling is the introduction of languages. In every school I've seen here in america the introduction of French, Spanish OR Latin (sometimes German) isn't until 6th or 7th grade and isn't a mandatory subject until high school. Whereas, from what I've learned of eeuropean culture, children are taught foreign languages at a much earlier grade level.

Also, College is not mandatory. In France if you pass certain exams you go to college for free.

Yeah, I can't explain why americans think british say Cheerio all the time. I think one famous british chap said it a lot back in the day and now all americans think all british say "pip, pip. Cheerio!"

Glendon
06-09-2005, 02:47 AM
What do most British people think of the James Bond movies?

Why did you inflict the Spice Girls on the rest of the world?

WTF? http://www.chavscum.co.uk

escobert
06-09-2005, 02:52 AM
Why don't all of you British thingies kick the queen out and take her money? I mean I know I would :D

Madame Adequate
06-09-2005, 02:52 AM
One of the major differences between american schooling and european schooling is the introduction of languages. In every school I've seen here in america the introduction of French, Spanish OR Latin (sometimes German) isn't until 6th or 7th grade and isn't a mandatory subject until high school. Whereas, from what I've learned of eeuropean culture, children are taught foreign languages at a much earlier grade level.

I can't speak the whole country, obviously, but I know the only place I learnt any foriegn languages before year 7 (6th Grade in America) was in two years of private schooling. In addition our selection of languages (And subjects in general, for that matter.) is extremely limited compared to the schools of Americans I know. We could do French and German. Spanish was dropped because nobody was ever taking it, I don't think there was an Italian in the first place, there was certainly no Latin. There was Japanese, but nobody told any of us about that until it was much too late.

If the British education system worked as it was intended I'd consider it only lacking with regards to the choice of subjects. As it is however, I'd go to great lengths to have the chance to have had schooling in the US. Maybe someone might have noticed the whole 'horrifically intelligent' part and pushed me.

But hey, no point ranting about it, right? I personally do prefer America, but that's not to say Britain isn't a damn fine place to live. If we'd just take a baseball bat to the Nanny State's crotch, and did a bit less encouraging stupidity and a bit more encouraging success, we'd probably climb back up to the top, where we should be.


What do most British people think of the James Bond movies?

Why did you inflict the Spice Girls on the rest of the world?

WTF? http://www.chavscum.co.uk

Most Brits I know of think the Bond movies are pretty spiffy. Can't complain myself, since we put old Pierce in the role we've had the best Bond since Sean.

The same reason we're currently inflicting Coldplay on the rest of the world. The majority of this country has zero musical taste.

Mainly because of those very chavs.

Sploddess
06-09-2005, 02:53 AM
Yea the Spice Girls suck. Girls Aloud is no better

escobert
06-09-2005, 02:55 AM
All we had was French and Spanish. Some schools around me had kids start learning languages early on where as my school has a hard enough time teaching us basic english. So we never started forgien languages until freshman year (9th grade)

lordblazer
06-09-2005, 05:16 AM
Britain in fact did invent the game of Football/soccer

my theory was they were drunk but everyone calls me a retard for it.


Hitler was Austrian not German

so what i mean is


what age do americans start and finish school?

in the UK it's 11 years in school 5-16 and at least 2 years of college or something

ethnicly Most Austrians are Germanic plus Hitler was really Jewish lol.






Bugger reading this, everytime I read a new page another spawns at the end.

A question:

1. HOW MANY DAMN TIMES DO THE SAME QUESTIONS HAVE TO BE ANSWERED OVER AND OVER

P.S: American Football = Rugby for pussies.
lets see

Average Rugby player:
Weighs-150 pounds
height:5'10"-6'5"
padding-no
the tackles-when your tackled oyu can suffer broken nose broken arm broken leg or spranged ankle.Most of the time you don't though pretty fun sport.


Average American Football Player:
Weight:150-300 pounds.The line is 300 pounds the defensemen average at 250 pounds of pure muscle charging at you.
height:5'10"-6'5"
padding-yes.

Tackles-Imagine 250 pounds charging at you as you carry the ball running and it hits you!!! bookm.Those paddings jsut keep you alive literally.After a tackle like that if its oyur first you'll feel it throughout the game.If it isn't then you'll feel it later and it sucks.


Another thing about american football is how unique it is with its plays it is truly a tacticians sport.

Really we americans seems to not talk down rugby but you brits have this surperiority complex thingy thinking american football compares with rugby I'm sorry but you need to get padded up come here join a team and get ready for an unbelievable experience.

Yeah sure american football is for sissies

BTW Why do brits think that american football is rugby for sissies?

MAS82587
06-09-2005, 05:30 AM
no all americans in suburbs DO NOT have american flages hanging outside their houses

fire_of_avalon
06-09-2005, 06:06 AM
I started learning French in kindergarten *kicks butts all over*

Doomie
06-09-2005, 06:19 AM
Did anyone ever answer my Prince question? I was serious. :/

bennator
06-09-2005, 06:51 AM
Just another thing about american education...it varies from state to state, and even from school district to school district. Each state is in charge of education inside the state, and can decide how to run things there. Some states centralize power more than others (California, for instance). Others, like Ohio (my home) leave schooling up to each district. All the decisions about school are up to my own town's school board, as long as they follow fairly broad state and national standards.

As for post-secondary education, the terms "college" and "university" are used fairly interchangebly here. Technically, a college is a school that teaches higher education in one specific field, while a university is merely a collection of colleges (My new school, Northwestern University has a college of arts and sciences, engineering, education, communications, musics, as well as graduate colleges of managment, law, and medicine).

There are really three subsets of higher education. First are community colleges used by some to get credits to then transfer into another school...they are usually fairly cheap, local, and only cover two years. The next are state schools, supported by each of the states, and charge lower tution. They offer full degree programs, each state usually has several. The final are the private colleges, they are the most prestigious, and expensive, but on the other hand can usually do what they want (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc. fall into this category). Even though they are so expensive, many students get some sort of financial aid to attend...belive me, without it, no one would be going to these schools.

After 4 years (if you are a normal student), you recieve a bachelors degree (either a BA or a BS, the differences are mostly semantic). Graduate studies can lead to either Masters or Ph.D's...with varying lengths for each program...a masters is about 1-2 years full time, a Ph.D just depends on what field really.

Hope that helps.

The Redneck
06-09-2005, 07:13 AM
Root beer is a drink made from ginger roots. It's too sweet to my taste, but it's still very popular--and a common way of drinking it is a rootbeer float, where you basically take a mug of rootbeer and toss a scoop or two of ice cream in it. Now, that's good stuff.

A corn dog is a hotdog wrapped in cornbread, usually with a stick in it so you can eat it with one hand. I think they're nasty, but they're still fairly popular.

Baseball, American Football, and Basketball are all cool, but they're not important. Rodeo is important. You can't call yourself tough until you've strapped yourself to a 2300-pound Brahma bull and told everyone to leave you two alone for a few moments to settle it out between you.

Wendy's is a lot like McDonald's except its a slightly better class of food--a little more expensive, but a little better.

Wal-mart is the biggest store where you can get anything, but otherwise there aren't many actual department stores left.

Suburbs are often regarded as the conservative strongholds of the nation, so they're often depicted as being so filled with American flags that you can't walk around without having one covering your face. While suburbs are most often significantly more conservative than cities, flags aren't quite that common.

I don't have cable, and I detest most TV programming, so I can't say about BBC. We have PBS, though, and from all I hear about BBC, PBS is just as bad.

And no, you can't have America back--but if you play your cards right, mebbe we'll make you a state.

And hominy is different from grits--grits are much like cream of wheat, except that it's made of corn instead of wheat, it's coarser, and only yankees eat it with sugar; you're supposed to eat it with salt and tobasco sauce.

SomethingBig--actually, the entire military history of the French can be summed up in WWII, wherein we "saved" them from the Nazis in about the same manner that Sir Galahad was "rescued" from Castle Anthrax. But polls wherein a plurality of French hoped Sodom whipped us and the frequent synagogue-burnings don't help much either. It's no coincidence that Americans who hate America keep swearing they'll move to France.

RedCydranth, most of us were rather pissed at O'Donnel long before she decided to be homosexual, because of her comments that anyone who wanted to own a gun should be jailed... followed by her bodyguard's application for a concealed-carry permit. And PBS owns the rights to Sesame Street, which gets about $800 million a year from selling various products, and Barney the Purple Dinosaur, which gets about a billion--plus they get extensive government funding.

Doomsday--yes, he used to just call himself "Prince". And he didn't used to prance around onstage in his underwear either.

And yes, some of us refer to the derriere as a "fanny", but we don't call it a "bum".

Ten Tailed Cat
06-09-2005, 07:58 AM
Why do you all in the U.K. or other parts of the world for that matter drive on the wrong side of the road!?


It's a long and strange story, but back in medieval times it was traditional to always pass on the left side of people (realtive to you. you actually pass their right), so they couldn't pinch your sword, as it was scabbarded on your left hip.

You americans, being the yellow bellies cowards that you are, shied away from mortal combat and thus dropped this practice.

The Redneck
06-09-2005, 08:03 AM
You americans, being the yellow bellies cowards that you are, shied away from mortal combat and thus dropped this practice.

Actually, we used guns while you folks were carrying around 'dress swords' so you could pretend you were tough.

Ten Tailed Cat
06-09-2005, 08:04 AM
yeah and look where it's got you, highest crime rates and prison poulation in the world, great job. :D

Anyway, i'm going to bed, night everyone, English and Yank alike.

gokufusionss1
06-09-2005, 10:40 AM
Why don't all of you British thingies kick the queen out and take her money? I mean I know I would :D


Because we are sensible and i wouldn't alllow it.

Q why do americans think we all use the metric system, we don't!

oh and lord blazer average rugby player weights 15 stones
range 13-19 stone
thats in your language 169- 280 pound therefore American football = rugby for pussies.

Devourment
06-09-2005, 10:44 AM
questions for the Brits.
1. How come you guys refuse to brush your teeth? It's not like it's hard to do.
2. How come you talk funny?
3. How come you hate us so much?
4. Tea isn't that good, guys. C'mon.
5. Cheerios?

1. I don't 'refuse' to brush my teeth. & not all British people 'refuse' to brush their teeth.
2. You're the ones with the nasal voices.
3. Go figure.
4. Neither is McDonald's.
5. Bah, I don't like them anyway.

Question for the Americans:

Q. Why do you have to do & say everything different to the British? I'm not saying you have to be clones of us, but why call an arse an ass?

gokufusionss1
06-09-2005, 10:52 AM
i can answer that in the late 19th century there was a defined effort in america to differ themselves from Their British cousins and create they're own identity and so they intentionaly altered parts of the English language for there own use.

tomamar04
06-09-2005, 11:07 AM
Some more questions for our American 'friends'

1. Why do you call chips 'fries'?
2. Why are you all so fat?
3. Why did you elect Bush...agian?
4. Why do say aluminium really strangly?
5. Why don't you like the Office?

Devourment
06-09-2005, 11:11 AM
Another question for the Americans:

Q. Why call an arse an ass? As an ass is a donkey...& an arse is your behind. & when you call someone an ass you're not calling them a donkey. So what is an ass? & what are you calling them?

theundeadhero
06-09-2005, 11:32 AM
War!!!! *charges* I can sense this is gunna be getting pretty hectic soon! *takes back seat with pop corn*BURNS THE HECTICS AND ALL THIS HECTICISM!

Boosk
06-09-2005, 12:02 PM
well I love the americans!! You guys are great!! It it wern't for you we wouldnt have such talents as Britney Spears, Christina Agulara, winoda rider or bush!!........wait......bugga....why?WHY!!???*runs away*

Kagga

Glendon
06-09-2005, 01:19 PM
Some more questions for our American 'friends'

1. Why do you call chips 'fries'?
2. Why are you all so fat?
3. Why did you elect Bush...agian?
4. Why do say aluminium really strangly?
5. Why don't you like the Office?

1. We call these chips: http://www.allosupermarche.be/thumb/doritos.1.jpg
2. Prosperity often leads to laziness.
3. The DNC made the wise decision ( :rolleyes2 ) of nominating John Kerry.
4. I don't know.
5. :confused:

Devourment
06-09-2005, 01:21 PM
5. :confused:http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/ :p

Ring a bell?

Brian The Pink Shark
06-09-2005, 02:56 PM
What do most British people think of the James Bond movies?

Why did you inflict the Spice Girls on the rest of the world?

WTF? http://www.chavscum.co.uk

i actually prefer American movies and i dont like James Bond

We are truly sorry for the spice girls, im sure if you talk to our government we can arrange compensation

not all of us are chavs but yes there are a lot of them around Britain



2. Why are you all so fat?

now thats completely uncalled for, have you seen the amount of deaths this country has each year that are linked with obesity :choc:

Jebus
06-09-2005, 03:13 PM
1. What is Root beer?
-Root Beer is a soft drink brewed from the Sasparilla root.
2. What is a Corn Dog
- A hot dog wrapped in cornmeal and fried
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball?
-They all suck. REALLY suck.
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve?
-Good food
5. What is the most popular department store?
-Macy's?
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses?
-Not my family. But you see it more often the further south, or closer to the midwest you go.
7.Is the BBC available on cable?
-Yes. We have our own "special" BBC channel called BBC America that never shows the programs I want to watch!

And these

1. Why do you call chips 'fries'?
-Because we got them from belgium where they were called "pomme frites." We just translated the name.
2. Why are you all so fat?
-Because Americans have ridiculously easy lives and we're all lazy.
3. Why did you elect Bush...agian?
-I didn't vote for him. I've washed my hands of the matter. Although the proper answer is that the 40-odd percent that DID vote for him are complete morons.
4. Why do say aluminium really strangly?
-This one I can't answer, as I have no idea.
5. Why don't you like the Office?
-*I* like the Office. I think the problem is the god awful port they did of it on NBC. The original BBC one is brilliant.


yeah and look where it's got you, highest crime rates and prison poulation in the world, great job. :D

Anyway, i'm going to bed, night everyone, English and Yank alike.

And this is mostly because of our extremely poorly thought out "War on Drugs"

Most of our prisons are full of people who did nothing more than light up a joint and pass it (which counts as distribution here) and get caught. And if you do it within, I think it's, 500 feet of a school it's a class A felony.

The American idea of stopping crime seems to be to just arrest everyone involved instead of trying to stop the problem at it's source.

Brian The Pink Shark
06-09-2005, 03:27 PM
k can we stop answering the first question now i think we all understand

also why do you people not like Canada?, Canada is cool :choc:

Devourment
06-09-2005, 03:29 PM
What do most British people think of the James Bond movies?

Why did you inflict the Spice Girls on the rest of the world?

WTF? http://www.chavscum.co.uk

1. Perhaps about 40% of people here like them, I however find them a bore. You can only make the same thing so many times...
2. I didn't inflict them, the Pop industry did, so they're to blame.
3. Well, chavs cover about 15% of the population over here. they are the 'Scum of Society' & I very much indeed hate them / those types of people. All they do is cause mindless violence / vandalism. There is a 'craze' going around in this country in the Manchester area of 'Happy Slapping', which involves groups of teenagers (yes you guessed it, chavs) going up to someone with a camera phone. While the other lot hit the person(s) that they've gone up to the remainder films the incident. Not very funny at all. They're also to blame for the vast majority of loutish behaviour in our country. Drinking, doing drugs, having races with their cars in the streets, just general stupid things.
& in Scotland they're called neds. I'm not sure what they're called in Wales, but other names for them are pikey, townie, scally, & scouser.

Jebus
06-09-2005, 03:31 PM
Why do you people not like Canada?

I love Canada. The people tend to be nicer than the ones here, it's colder, and it's a hell of a lot cleaner.

theundeadhero
06-09-2005, 04:33 PM
Fellow Americans, why do we emphasize shallowness on tv and then wonder why everyone else judges us with stereotypes? It's the impression we're giving off.

gokufusionss1
06-09-2005, 05:48 PM
i love the candians they're like a slightly dimmer and a lot lot smarter version of the brits and americans.

Devourment
06-09-2005, 05:49 PM
Why do you people not like Canada?I do. :p

Old Manus
06-09-2005, 06:05 PM
We don't like Canada?

tomamar04
06-09-2005, 06:07 PM
A American stereotype is that you all hate Canadians, and Mexicans.

Dixie
06-09-2005, 06:11 PM
1. What is Root beer?----It's like beer, but it doesn't have alcohol in it and It tastes better.

2. What is a Corn Dog?----A hotdog with corn on it.

3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball?----Baseball.

4. What sort of food does Wendys serve?----French Fries, burgers, the works.

5. What is the most popular department store?----Wal-mart. I absolutely HATE THAT STORE, though.

6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses?----Not everyone.

7.Is the BBC available on cable?----YES! I love Monty Python!

:)

YukiKiro
06-09-2005, 06:50 PM
1. Why do you call chips 'fries'?-dunno, why do you call them chips?

2. Why are you all so fat?-that's a sterio type and i find that offensive since i'm 5'6" 130 lbs. but most people just gorge themselves on food and sit and watch TV all the time. fast food around here is extremely popular, so that's another reason.

3. Why did you elect Bush...agian?-because kerry is a pathological liar and nader....well, i won't go there. bush is bad, but the other two weren't any better.

4. Why do say aluminium really strangly?-the english accent accentuates vouls and hard consinents like "T" and "P", the american accent is quite different in the fact that we say our words without much excentuation at all, which may also be the reason why some people are misunderstood at times.

5. Why don't you like the Office?-you mean work? can you be a tad more specific?

6. What is Root beer?- its a soda made from sugar cane. quite enjoyable

7. What is a Corn Dog- a hot dog wrapped in basically what amounts to a pancake

8. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball?- i'm a hockey person myself so to me none of the above

9. What sort of food does Wendys serve?-the same kind of food mc donalds serves but done differently

10. What is the most popular department store?- more than likely american egle or tommy hilfigure

11. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses?- some people have flags hanging yes. since 9-11 people have been showing the colors more. but not everyone, no.

12.Is the BBC available on cable?- not all cable providers have BBC. i do however enjoy the movie monty python and the holy grail. that is an absolute classic

Kamiko
06-09-2005, 06:51 PM
Do you guys really call cat's mogs?? You british people I mean...??

gokufusionss1
06-09-2005, 06:54 PM
moggys.

Kamiko
06-09-2005, 07:02 PM
My kitties name is Mogeta!!!

YukiKiro
06-09-2005, 07:25 PM
questions for the british

1. what exactly do you mean when you call someone a big girl's blouse?
2. how many of you here can speak cockney, or is it something everyone seems to pick up?
3. is cricket a major sport?
4. which do you prefer being called, english or british?

tomamar04
06-09-2005, 07:36 PM
questions for the british

1. what exactly do you mean when you call someone a big girl's blouse?
2. how many of you here can speak cockney, or is it something everyone seems to pick up?
3. is cricket a major sport?
4. which do you prefer being called, english or british?

1. A wimp, someone who backs out of things.

2. Only Londoners speak cockney, and most of them don't sound any different to the rest of us.

3. Cricket is classed as a major sport, but is nowhere near as popular as football aka soccer.

4. Probably English, as you could say Scotland, Wales and Ireland, which are parts of Britain, could be classed as sepereate countries.

The Anarchy Angel
06-09-2005, 07:36 PM
1. A wimp or a pansy
2. Well, it's just a regional accent, it's just slang
3. I think so, but I'm not a big fan
4. I personally don't mind, some though, prefer English

Zeldy
06-09-2005, 07:39 PM
questions for the british

1. what exactly do you mean when you call someone a big girl's blouse?
2. how many of you here can speak cockney, or is it something everyone seems to pick up?
3. is cricket a major sport?
4. which do you prefer being called, english or british?

1. Someone who's Girly! Weak..
2. I havnt..! I dont think, where is that spoke..?
3. Nope!
4. Either.. =/ preferably a "St E'llen'ser"

Madame Adequate
06-09-2005, 08:08 PM
1. Why do you call chips 'fries'?
2. Why are you all so fat?
3. Why did you elect Bush...agian?
4. Why do say aluminium really strangly?
5. Why don't you like the Office?

1. Linguistic differences, just the same as between Newcastle and Liverpool.
2. Seven countries in Europe, England included, has a higher rate of obesity than the US, and the rest of Europe is catching up fast.
3. Because all the foreign people who thought they had any right to decide who rules the US pissed off a lot of people who got stirred up and voted, who otherwise would likely not have voted.
4. Linguistic differences, again. Get over the fact that different places speak different variations of the same language already.
5. Because it sucks really, really badly.




It's a long and strange story, but back in medieval times it was traditional to always pass on the left side of people (realtive to you. you actually pass their right), so they couldn't pinch your sword, as it was scabbarded on your left hip.

You americans, being the yellow bellies cowards that you are, shied away from mortal combat and thus dropped this practice.

Not so. It was actually an entirely arbitrary decision; in America when the Conestoga Wagon was built the driver's side was changed to be on the left instead of the right. (Or if it wasn't arbitrary, nobody knows the actual reason.)

escobert
06-10-2005, 03:56 AM
Some more questions for our American 'friends'

1. Why do you call chips 'fries'?
2. Why are you all so fat?
3. Why did you elect Bush...agian?
4. Why do say aluminium really strangly?
5. Why don't you like the Office?
Because we do.
Um we're not
Because I love him
no you do
Never seen it. But, I have seen commercials and it looked funny.

MoonsEcho
06-10-2005, 05:00 AM
1. Why do you call chips 'fries'? <b>Because they're fried potatoes, and they're thicker than potato chips.</b>
2. Why are you all so fat? <b>Stereotype. But there are a lot of fast food places.</b>
3. Why did you elect Bush...agian? <b>The only other 'choice' was Kerry. Duh.</b>
4. Why do say aluminium really strangly? <b>uh-loo-mih-num. How do you say it?</b>
5. Why don't you like the Office? <b>Actually, I've never seen it. Nothing beats Monty Python, though ^_^</b>

Kamiko
06-10-2005, 05:04 AM
Except nothing!!

Shauna
06-10-2005, 08:43 AM
4. Why do say aluminium really strangly? uh-loo-mih-num. How do you say it?

Al-u-min-i-um

That's how you say it... the RIGHT way. :p

tomamar04
06-10-2005, 09:42 AM
You've taken away a sylablle, and it sounds really strange...to us.

Devourment
06-10-2005, 09:50 AM
questions for the british

1. what exactly do you mean when you call someone a big girl's blouse?
2. how many of you here can speak cockney, or is it something everyone seems to pick up?
3. is cricket a major sport?
4. which do you prefer being called, english or british?

1. It's a substitute to calling them a wimp, pansy, or as the Americans say 'pussy', or someone who backs out of things a lot.
2. Only the Londoners speak that. So perhaps about 10-14% of people.
Depends on how you meaqn 'pick it up', do you mean to understand it? If so, then it's pretty easy.
3. Cricket is a major sport here to people who really like it, but that's not that many people. Football is the major sport in England.
4. English.

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-10-2005, 09:59 AM
The generalizaions in this thread are hilarious.

tomamar04
06-10-2005, 10:04 AM
I only said all Americans are fat, because the Americans said we all have bad dental hygeine.

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-10-2005, 10:06 AM
Who said that?!

Devourment
06-10-2005, 10:06 AM
I can't see this getting any further, I'm sure two people are going to start arguing... I really can see this getting out of hand...

theundeadhero
06-10-2005, 10:13 AM
What the hell does it mean to darn your socks?!

Darn you, socks! Darn you to heck!!

tomamar04
06-10-2005, 10:22 AM
What the hell does it mean to darn your socks?!

Darn you, socks! Darn you to heck!!

Who says that?

theundeadhero
06-10-2005, 10:41 AM
English people say darning socks. I made the rest of it up.

Devourment
06-10-2005, 10:43 AM
What the hell does it mean to darn your socks?!http://www.ehow.com/how_648_darn-sock.html

tomamar04
06-10-2005, 11:08 AM
I've never heard one english person say that.

gokufusionss1
06-10-2005, 11:11 AM
my mother says it all the time, she's a country girl. Saultes magpies as well.

Apparently americans won't understand what you mean when you say you are going to "lay the table".

tomamar04
06-10-2005, 05:24 PM
You took away an I

meowwl
06-10-2005, 09:43 PM
We'd say "Set the table." here instead, I think. Isn't "Big girl's blouse" rhyming slang?...once you figure out that idea, it isn't hard to figure out that mouse is the word being rhymed. :D As for darn, it's a more polite alternative to damn...as for driving on the right or left hand side of the road, it has to more to do with wagons and cargo than swords, which by the way, you would want the other guy to be on your right, so you could whack him or block with your sword in your right hand..nothing to do with stealing, everything to do with self defense...In early America they had wagons without a driver's seat, so as to carry more cargo. The driver sat on the left rear horse so he could use the whip in his right hand to lash the horses, and since he sat on the left, they moved to the right when passing another cart so they could make sure the wheels didn't collide. In england, the driver sat on a seat mounted on the wagon usually on the right side of the seat so the whip wouldn't hang up on the load behind him when he flogged the horses. There's a reason for almost everything, and getting rude about little nitpicking differences is just plain stupid.

Cuchulainn
06-10-2005, 09:49 PM
The generalizaions in this thread are hilarious.

And you're responsible for half of them :)

lordblazer
06-10-2005, 10:02 PM
I only said all Americans are fat, because the Americans said we all have bad dental hygeine.
WEll middle aged suburban americans are fat lol.There are tons of young people like myself who are americans and aren't fat.

YukiKiro
06-10-2005, 10:08 PM
a few english terms i'm not exactly familiar with:

take a leaf from (someone)'s book.- doesn't this mean just to look at said person and use an example they have set?

Bob's your uncle- explain....please.


something aside i too enjoy tea, even though i'm american. green tea preferrably though and just sugar, no dairy.

also, do you formally use sugar cubes for your tea? here in america it is usually found in little packets, formal or not.

Zeldy
06-10-2005, 10:10 PM
a few english terms i'm not exactly familiar with:

take a leaf from (someone)'s book.- doesn't this mean just to look at said person and use an example they have set?

Bob's your uncle- explain....please.


something aside i too enjoy tea, even though i'm american. green tea preferrably though and just sugar, no dairy.

also, do you formally use sugar cubes for your tea? here in america it is usually found in little packets, formal or not.

take a leaf from (someone)'s book - Thats like..look up to them and follow there footsteps..?

Bob's your uncle - I dont know! Its like.. its something good.."and Bob's your uncle!" i have said it..

do you formally use sugar cubes for your tea? - hell no, waaay to posh for me!

lordblazer
06-10-2005, 10:10 PM
Questions for the Brits:

1.Why is David Beckham so overpaid jsut for kicking a ball accross the field?
2.What is it like living on an island?
3.Why do you guys have such horrible teeth?
4.Why do black british sound so weird I mean I'm american and black but I have a low pitch voice why are there voices in britain so dang high pitched!!!!!!

The Anarchy Angel
06-10-2005, 10:12 PM
Bob's your uncle! is an additional part of a sentence, when you do someting that you've just got the gist of, or your concocting a plan, you wham it on the end.

Like: You'll sneak around the back of that house, and grab all that jewelery, and Bob's your uncle!

Plus, most English have a large affaection for the name Bob

The Anarchy Angel
06-10-2005, 10:14 PM
Questions for the Brits:

1.Why is David Beckham so overpaid jsut for kicking a ball accross the field?
2.What is it like living on an island?
3.Why do you guys have such horrible teeth?
4.Why do black british sound so weird I mean I'm american and black but I have a low pitch voice why are there voices in britain so dang high pitched!!!!!!

1. I hate football, and he's not even good so i don't know.
2. It's a big and crowded isladn and we all love it, well some.
3. I don't have horirble teeth personally, and we always brush and floss, i think you've seen Austin Powers and based his teeth on ours, you know, we have stepped up in society!
4. I don't know, just regional accents

Zeldy
06-10-2005, 10:18 PM
Questions for the Brits:

1.Why is David Beckham so overpaid jsut for kicking a ball accross the field?
2.What is it like living on an island?
3.Why do you guys have such horrible teeth?
4.Why do black british sound so weird I mean I'm american and black but I have a low pitch voice why are there voices in britain so dang high pitched!!!!!!
1) i dunno! I aint a fan..
2)I dont know any different.. it dosn't effect me at all
3)We dont! well.. i dont
4)I dont know! I havn't got a high voice, at the end of the day, living in britain cant change your voice! Its what your born with, duh =P

eestlinc
06-10-2005, 10:32 PM
1. What is Root beer? a disgusting carbonated beverage like coca-cola except it tastes disgusting.
2. What is a Corn Dog a hot dog (wiener) on a stick fried in a corn breading. also disgusting.
3. Which sport is more important American Football, basketball or baseball? It depends who you ask. Baseball > all, though.
4. What sort of food does Wendys serve? Wendy's is a slightly nicer version of McDonalds. Still not good.
5. What is the most popular department store? Probably Sears or JC Penney. Bloomingdales is nice.
6. Do all people in the suburbs really have American flags outside their houses? Many do, many others do not.
7.Is the BBC available on cable? Usually. we have different cable tv providers in different parts of the country and each one chooses what to offer. Some offer BBC, some do not. I don't have cable because I refuse to pay $50 a month just to watch tv.

louby_4eva
06-10-2005, 10:39 PM
Do you need a book to understand Eastenders?? :D :D :D
Is Eastenders about five years behind for you Americans?? :D :D :D

Smile and Be happy :love:

gokufusionss1
06-10-2005, 10:57 PM
Questions for the Brits:

1.Why is David Beckham so overpaid jsut for kicking a ball accross the field?
Because he's bloody good at it

2.What is it like living on an island?
Fucking brilliant we don't have french people coming over for trips all the time.

3.Why do you guys have such horrible teeth?
We are less vain than americans

4.Why do black british sound so weird I mean I'm american and black
but I have a low pitch voice why are there voices in britain so dang
high pitched!!!!!!
Most Blacks people in Britain come from jamacia and co and it's an evolution of that accent.

escobert
06-10-2005, 11:13 PM
...I am here as a 'guest' of Bert - & may join this Community by the by - !
- My Yahoo! ID is 'nov1963leo' : Look me up - ! That's my personalized LaunchCast Station ID also - !... :

...I am interested in Anglo-American relations, & would like to respond to the Questions here...I know it's a long Thread here already - so please pardon if my answers are repetitive - !...;

1. Root Beer is disgusting only if you don't like sickly sweet Pop Drinks generally.
...It also depends much on the brand & how well it's done, you see...It's a bit like Sarsparilla & derives (originally & w/ Natural brands, anyway...) from some sort of natural root. Here in North New England (extreme northwest U.S.) A&W Root Beer is the king of Root Beers. Put vanilla ice cream in it for a 'float'...

...Couldn't you just Google this stuff, btw - ?!?!...

2. ...corn dogs are, however, utterly disgusting - this is true.

3. More rapes reportedly happen during the American Football 'Superbowl' than @ any other time...& when our government declares War - which essentially an entertainment program for the 'CNN' so-called 'News' Network...

4. Answered already...

5. Wal-Mart is larger than Bill Gates, & threatens to consume us all. Stop the Borg now - !!!...

6. Since 9/11, the flag thing is completely out of hand - ! Red, White & Blue is the new Black, as cartoonist Tom Tomorrow of 'This Modern World' has pointed out...
...I'm used to defending us Yanks against Brits talking about Ronald Reagan & Cowboys alll the time when we ain't all like that!; But since 9//11 & W - I don't have a leg to stand on anymore - !!!...Thatcher did win by a landslide, though - did she not - ?...

7. Poor people like me don't have cable, & get some British stuff on PBS, thank God Almighty - !...In the current Conservative climate, I doubt something like Python could be broken on it now, I would assert - !...

Boosk
06-10-2005, 11:56 PM
ok....lets end this evil argument!!!

we, the british are pompas stuck up ninnies who are a bit wet and have no power left

the americans are selfish, petrol gusling, plant destroying hillbillies.

do we all feel better?
i do! :D

lets all love each other! :love: :love: :love: :love:

Brian The Pink Shark
06-10-2005, 11:58 PM
Questions for the Brits:

1.Why is David Beckham so overpaid jsut for kicking a ball accross the field?
2.What is it like living on an island?
3.Why do you guys have such horrible teeth?
4.Why do black british sound so weird I mean I'm american and black but I have a low pitch voice why are there voices in britain so dang high pitched!!!!!!

1. I have no idea however he is no longer our problem
2. Meh, it's easier to get near the sea and we get a lot of wind from the west
3. i told you, i cant be bothered to clean them
4. Dunno, ive never actually talked to a Brittish black guy were im from there are very few black guys :choc:

DMKA
06-10-2005, 11:59 PM
lol politics and lol americans lol foreign people and lol internet

I've always wondered if like, the same way we hear British people talk different, and then when they sing we think they sound the same as us...does it work the same way for you guys when we talk and sing?

Chaos
06-11-2005, 12:58 AM
We'd say "Set the table." here instead, I think. Isn't "Big girl's blouse" rhyming slang?...once you figure out that idea, it isn't hard to figure out that mouse is the word being rhymed. :D As for darn, it's a more polite alternative to damn...

Haha...girls blouse means basically 'you are a wimp and a coward and I pity you, you pathetic little man.' No-one kinda uses that anymore.
Big girls blouse is not rhyming slang.
Rhyming slang would be:
My old man fell down the apples and pairs on his way to the local to buy some three cheers. Now he's brown bread.'
Ie my dad fell down the stairs on the way to the pub to buy some beers. Now he's dead.
Ok, I made up some of that slang....but you get the gist.

Darn = to mend. Darning socks = mending socks.
Only Americans to my knowledge use darn as a form of Damn, although I could be wrong.

1.Why is David Beckham so overpaid jsut for kicking a ball accross the field? In comparison to some of your NBA stars and Football stars, David Beckham is poor...very poor. And in the beautiful game (football) it's not just kicking a ball across a field that counts. It's doing it well, which Becks' does. Anyway, can't you say the same about your sports stars. Why was Michael Jordan paid so much (and still is paid so much) for dribbling a ball up and down a court? :D
2.What is it like living on an island? Your continant is an island..just bigger than ours. No different than living on any other part of land, apart from you are always about 150 miles from the coast.
3.Why do you guys have such horrible teeth? That is just our royal family. In general, we have nice teeth.
4.Why do black british sound so weird I mean I'm american and black but I have a low pitch voice why are there voices in britain so dang high pitched!!!!!! *cough* Generalisation. :D:D I think you find many of your Black citizens have high voices too, just as many of our black citizens have low voices. :D

When I was in America the first house I saw had a big banner outside saying 'GOD BLESS AMERICA' and a picture of a flag. A badly drawn flag. That scared me.

Chaos

DMKA
06-11-2005, 01:23 AM
When I was in America the first house I saw had a big banner outside saying 'GOD BLESS AMERICA' and a picture of a flag. A badly drawn flag. That scared me.
XD

The Redneck
06-11-2005, 01:28 AM
the americans are selfish, petrol gusling, plant destroying hillbillies.
Have we met?

DMKA
06-11-2005, 01:29 AM
Yes.

Glendon
06-11-2005, 03:10 AM
When I was in America the first house I saw had a big banner outside saying 'GOD BLESS AMERICA' and a picture of a flag. A badly drawn flag. That scared me.

Where did you visit?

lordblazer
06-11-2005, 07:22 AM
We'd say "Set the table." here instead, I think. Isn't "Big girl's blouse" rhyming slang?...once you figure out that idea, it isn't hard to figure out that mouse is the word being rhymed. :D As for darn, it's a more polite alternative to damn...

Haha...girls blouse means basically 'you are a wimp and a coward and I pity you, you pathetic little man.' No-one kinda uses that anymore.
Big girls blouse is not rhyming slang.
Rhyming slang would be:
My old man fell down the apples and pairs on his way to the local to buy some three cheers. Now he's brown bread.'
Ie my dad fell down the stairs on the way to the pub to buy some beers. Now he's dead.
Ok, I made up some of that slang....but you get the gist.

Darn = to mend. Darning socks = mending socks.
Only Americans to my knowledge use darn as a form of Damn, although I could be wrong.

1.Why is David Beckham so overpaid jsut for kicking a ball accross the field? In comparison to some of your NBA stars and Football stars, David Beckham is poor...very poor. And in the beautiful game (football) it's not just kicking a ball across a field that counts. It's doing it well, which Becks' does. Anyway, can't you say the same about your sports stars. Why was Michael Jordan paid so much (and still is paid so much) for dribbling a ball up and down a court? :D
2.What is it like living on an island? Your continant is an island..just bigger than ours. No different than living on any other part of land, apart from you are always about 150 miles from the coast.
3.Why do you guys have such horrible teeth? That is just our royal family. In general, we have nice teeth.
4.Why do black british sound so weird I mean I'm american and black but I have a low pitch voice why are there voices in britain so dang high pitched!!!!!! *cough* Generalisation. :D:D I think you find many of your Black citizens have high voices too, just as many of our black citizens have low voices. :D

When I was in America the first house I saw had a big banner outside saying 'GOD BLESS AMERICA' and a picture of a flag. A badly drawn flag. That scared me.

Chaos
There are players in the mexican league that are waaaaaaay better than beckham.Either beckham is investing or he is getting overpaid :P

another question

Why was the UK known as Albion?

tomamar04
06-11-2005, 07:26 AM
Questions for the Brits:

1.Why is David Beckham so overpaid jsut for kicking a ball accross the field?
2.What is it like living on an island?
3.Why do you guys have such horrible teeth?
4.Why do black british sound so weird I mean I'm american and black but I have a low pitch voice why are there voices in britain so dang high pitched!!!!!!

1. Beckham is a God.
2. The island is pretty big, so I can't really say it makes any differance.
3. Stereotype, probably from Victorian times.
4. Not sure...can't say I've noticed.

lordblazer
06-11-2005, 07:27 AM
Also one more question

Have any brits seen a F5 tornado causing massive destruction for only a few minutes?

tomamar04
06-11-2005, 07:42 AM
No F5's, but in South East England, we get at least 2 tornado's a year. They never cause any damage though, not even to trees.

lordblazer
06-11-2005, 08:50 AM
Wow lucky bastards i live inoklahoma we average over 200 a year and on bad thats it goes over that yearly average in just one day.

The Redneck
06-11-2005, 10:19 PM
To take a leaf from someone's book means to use one of their tactics or techniques. If my roommate steals from me, then even though I don't normally steal I might "take a leaf from his book" and steal something from him... Except that I don't smoke weed, and that's the only thing of value he has.

And I'd really like to see some evidence behind the claim that more women are raped on Superbowl Sunday than any other day. NOW (the National Organization of Women) made a similar claim several years ago, that more women were admitted to hospitals because of domestic violence on SSS than any other day--and in case you didn't already grasp that this is because celebrating manhood and being masculine means abusing women and therefore a day when men basically sit around doing 'man' things means a day when women get beat down, they explained it for us. It turned out to be a load of crap, but it can only be a matter of time before they move on to a new trick.

And while I realize this doesn't refer to England or the US, I figger there's got to be an Aussie or two on the thread, so lemme ask--do all Australians really want to curb-stomp Paul Hogan?

Also, the reason our words are shorter and spelled/pronounced simpler than yours is because Americans tend to bastardize every word we have or borrow.

lordblazer
06-12-2005, 06:31 AM
Yep us americans bastardize every single word oyu come up with.Really dude I guess.WE stolen a lot of words form other languages and intergrated them into english.Such as oklahoma,Tecumseh,Wyoming.You get what i mean but stiill I guess we are the only ones who bastardize english langauge becuase everyone other country that speaks english which BTW USA doesn't have a national langauge.

Madame Adequate
06-12-2005, 06:52 AM
I've always wondered if like, the same way we hear British people talk different, and then when they sing we think they sound the same as us...does it work the same way for you guys when we talk and sing?

Actually, yes. I don't tend to hear a great deal of accents in singing, from either side of the Atlantic. Depends on who it is and their style, of course.

Edit: And Americans do not butcher the language. Don't make me get all Bill Bryson on you. If you really want to debate the various merits of the vast numbers of words America has given us, weighed up against the fact that they spell some things differently, then be my guest.

Caspian
06-12-2005, 07:08 AM
I love everyone. Right now in the states I am drunk illegally, but if I were in Brtain I'd be legal as a cow.

tomamar04
06-12-2005, 08:47 AM
Ha! You all have to wait until you're 21 to drink!!!

Quina
06-12-2005, 09:27 AM
Haha yeah young people have problems they want to run away from too.

Zell's Fists of Fury
06-12-2005, 09:54 AM
1. Pelé v. Beckham
2. What kind of turmoil did it create in the UK when Ross accedentally called that british chick 'Rachel' on thier wedding day?
3. Do y' like dags?

tomamar04
06-12-2005, 09:55 AM
1. Pele, because he's the greatest.
2. None at all.
3. What the...?

gokufusionss1
06-12-2005, 10:30 AM
dags?? dagget the thing out of battlestar galactica.

tomamar04
06-12-2005, 10:46 AM
I don't watch that crap.

gokufusionss1
06-12-2005, 10:58 AM
cheesy american sci fi show from the 70's about peace love and family, fast foward to the 2004 verison and everyone hates everyone and they're all gonna die. Why the hell not.

Madame Adequate
06-12-2005, 02:02 PM
cheesy american sci fi show from the 70's about peace love and family, fast foward to the 2004 verison and everyone hates everyone and they're all gonna die. Why the hell not.

WTF are you talking about? The remake is friggin' awesome. When I get a little spare cash I'll be buying it right away. Beats the crap out of the old one, that's for sure.

I suspect anyway there's a chance he meant something other than Dagget.

Yes, I do like directed acyclic graphs.

gokufusionss1
06-12-2005, 02:07 PM
I know the remakes awesome!!"!!!!! i was just pointing out the different tones in the two shows which are representative of the change in mass american culture.

I thought that was obvious :D

Madame Adequate
06-12-2005, 02:13 PM
I know the remakes awesome!!"!!!!! i was just pointing out the different tones in the two shows which are representative of the change in mass american culture.

I thought that was obvious :D

I apologise, I misread what you said. X__x I thought you had said, you see, that everyone hates the show. :p

Zeldy
06-12-2005, 06:46 PM
1. Pelé v. Beckham
2. What kind of turmoil did it create in the UK when Ross accedentally called that british chick 'Rachel' on thier wedding day?
3. Do y' like dags?
1, who's Pelé? O_o
2, I dont understand, =S i watched that episode, you mean what happened because of that? Emily stormed off.. i dont get it =S
3,Dags? Dogs?

To Americans:

Ok, so you have frequent tornadoes etc, WHY BUILD YOUR HOUSES WITH WOOD!?
tssk your all idiots
"My house es gone" well what do you expect?

Caspian
06-12-2005, 07:18 PM
1. Pelé v. Beckham
2. What kind of turmoil did it create in the UK when Ross accedentally called that british chick 'Rachel' on thier wedding day?
3. Do y' like dags?
1, who's Pelé? O_o
2, I dont understand, =S i watched that episode, you mean what happened because of that? Emily stormed off.. i dont get it =S
3,Dags? Dogs?

To Americans:

Ok, so you have frequent tornadoes etc, WHY BUILD YOUR HOUSES WITH WOOD!?
tssk your all idiots
"My house es gone" well what do you expect?

Pelé is a soccer/football legend. Google him.

We don't have "frequent tornados," we just happen to have a section of the country named Tornado Alley, because it's a flat, open section of the country that is somewhat more prone to tornados because of its topography.

Building our houses out of wood has nothing to do with tornados, we have insurance policies for that. 90% of Americans never even witness a tornado in their lifetime. We build our houses out of wood, because wood is an abundant, renewable resource, and just happens to be a great insulator. Also, the rate that houses are being built now doesn't really allow for too many wooden houses. They're all plastics and polymers with concrete supports.

The Redneck
06-12-2005, 09:09 PM
I work in construction, and they're still made of wood.

And the main reason is that if you built of stone strongly enough to resist a tornado, your house would be as expensive as hell and you'd have to be filthy rich to be able to buy one--those things will tear apart concrete schools and office buildings just as easily as wooden houses. And because of the way we build them, not only do they stand up to tornados better, but when they don't they're easier to rebuild.

Chaos
06-13-2005, 12:43 AM
There are players in the mexican league that are waaaaaaay better than beckham.Either beckham is investing or he is getting overpaid :P

another question

Why was the UK known as Albion?

Because we don't follow the Mexican League. The only football we follow is british and European.
Beckham is so great because he's always in the tabloids, he produces the goods and has become a celebrity in his own right. Style Icon/Model/Famous Dad. He diversified. So he's pretty good at marketing himself. Thats why he gets paid so much.
And as I said before, Beckham is pooor against Americas biggest stars. Here is an example, now probably out of date but from my World Sport Cultures Text book from school.
Roy Keane (another British hardnut Footballer) gets $80 000 a week.
Michael Jordan, now retired, gets $800 000 a week.

See what I mean?

I'm also pretty sure the UK has never been known as Albion.

We have a football team called West Bromidge Albion, but...apart from that I can't think of anything. Where did you hear that?

And I visited New Yoik. Was pretty much the first house out of the airport where I saw it. *scared still*
I counted about 27 US flags on one street as well.....Oh dear.

Chaos