okay one British is the name of the person from Britian...
two iwas reading these definitions and there is so much bashing going on between the british and the americans, it's rediculess. I was born in Britian that makes me British, but i live in both America and Germany(damn parents divorced)...
Niethor country is better than the other, both have their problems...but America does seem to have more at the moment...
Anyways with that being said...get over these damn sterio-types of us Brits having bad teeth, and thining we are all snoody, and look down our noses on everybody else. Just because Austin Powers was "british" and he had bad teeth doesnt mean eveyone does...Again Hollywood screws with your head.
Same with Americans. Not Everyone is lazy and thinks that they are hard and gangser, and eats at bloody Mc Donalds everyday!!...
There are Ugly people all over the world, trust me I have seen most of it...and if you have bad teeth, well thats why they made braces, now isn't it?
apparently i have to use the word british in my examlpe...yay...
NOW....bloody hell get past your closed minded sterio-types
A wonderful load of tea drinking loons from which I am proud to come from!
Some British aren't pleasant like the chavs
aka the people who look like they endorse Mckenzie. All in all I love my country!
Oh look at that old nanny drinking tea, Alfred! Ooh poppycock she MUST be British, lah-de-dah green wellied wallies!!!!
An ignorant person: OMG
! He's speaking with a British accent.
A non-ignorant person: No, he has an English accent, you twat
"I also thought the americans were our friends...obviously not, they seem to hate us for some reason judging by the amount of crap isults posted in this dictionary..."
Well, I think this has more to do with what so many British people say about Americans than the other way around.
I personally love and respect the UK as well as its people. When I went there, it was fantastic. Very nice people, very scenic areas, and lovely automobiles that aren't sold here in the US. If only I could have an Audi RS4 Avant... (-:
There should be no stereotypes from either "side." It just doesn't make sense. What's the point? Most British people don't have bad teeth, and most Americans aren't nearly as stupid/ignorant as they'd like to believe.
A lot of it just stems from the most visible celebrities. Most notably, our president, but also eternally messed-up persons like Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. How about focusing on Barack Obama, Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Janet Jackson, George Clooney etc. instead? The people that have made this world a better place are the only ones worth talking about.
And a lot of those people happen to be British! I can't wait to go back.
American 1: I'd like to live in London some day. It's very beautiful.
American 2: Definitely... and the British aren't bad, either.
British is the adjectival form of Britain
. In terms of etymology, it is derived from Pretannic
, a term once used as collective description for the inhabitants of both Great Britain
Someone from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is British.
A word used to describe Irish people by Americans with inferiority complexes on XBox Live.
Irish: Alright what's the craic lads? (In heavy Irish accent)
American: SHUT UP YOU BRITISH FAG!
Irish: I'm Irish
American: Shut up you blutty wanker. Toodlepip Harry Potter. Cheerio. (Impression sounding more like Mary Poppins then anything ever heard in Ireland.)
Irish: I SAID I'M IRISH YOU DIRTY DYING BASTARD!
American: Oh sorry bro, me too.
Irish: Oh yeah, where's your family from?
Clearly there are people reading this who dislike the British. I would have to say that I myself am English, and always ensure that I discern between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
I have good teeth (though the NHS dentistry is a bit of a running joke these days)
I'm not gay, but neither am I homophobic, and infact have several gay friends (who I am not, by the way, completely paranoid about to the point where I stand with my back to the wall every time I meet them).
I think one of the most important characteristics of the British is our ability to not take ourselves too seriously.
I laugh at some of the comments on here; yes I am sure we often give off the "higher than thou" vibe, and I can see why many other cultures would resent us, and yes we have "mingers" just like everyone else. But water off a ducks back guys!
The way I see it, we know we're damn good, we just don't feel the need to show off :-)
A quintessential British Icon,
If you're not a Brit, then you're not it.
People who everyone seems to think drinks tea and is all posh and upper class and are soft but seem to forget or don't seem to know that today's british are descended from ancient britons,british celts, woads etc etc-who are some of the fiercest people who ever lived
uneducated, ignorant moron- You're british you're a snotty tea-drinking idiot
British person- Fuck you, I'm descended from Woads, warriors who put woad juice on them to turn themselves blue and are like 7 foot tall! And would put the fear of god into you! Oh, and be glad Boudicca (yes that is it's proper spelling) can't hear you because if she could she'd get her chariot with swords on it's wheels and cut you in half!