Notoriously snobby throughout the world. Also known for their etiquette, polite ways and stiff upper lip.
Definitely the best nationality to be.
Also slang for something very 'proper'. "Very British!"
Better than the French at fighting (the latter couldn't beat a girls' hockey team).
But then again, thats when it snows....
The British public has a voice which is usually heard, and usually criticizing the government. We are very bad at choosing prime ministers every time they get progressively worse at running the country.
We like the Americans in general because they give us such good television, such as the simpsons, family guy all the rest. Although, they constantly take the mick out of us, At then end of the day, we like the attention.
Yes we do drink excessive amounts of tea. But not with crumpets or scones, that's so last century. It's biscuits.
The people of britian come in different shapes, sizes colours, religions and we all just about get on... we all share a love a Britian, the landmarks, Her magesty the queen, and of course... a low opinion of the government.
The British sense of humour is a very dry, witty sarcastic one, which some people describe as being the lowest form of humour. We reject this fact and continue using sarcasum on a daily basis.
We also have the BBC yes the only channel which cannot be bothered to have adverts, so they charge us a ridiculous amount each year... and if we don't pay we can't have a tv.... which is arkward.
In general, we like to be different, each city has it's own accent.
The further south you go the posher you sound.
The further north you go the rainier it is. (poor scottland)
We also call our country Great Britain, Although we always have something to complain about.
The British are now second class citizens in there own courtiers mainly England, Scotland and Wales. They are also disrespected by the immigrants who came to their green and pleasant land during the 1960’s. They are still getting trodden on by there own government. Any Brit who speaks out against immigration to the little islands is promptly called thashest, racist, xenophobes, of a Nazi, but never a patriot.
The Britain is now greatly disrespected by the countries of Europe that it once sacrificed millions of innocent men and women to liberate from the Nazi occupation so I think they deserve a lot more respect.
"Down trodden people who get disrespect from foreigners in their own country"
“Descendants of people who originally came from the British Isles”
In 1066 England is invaded by the Normans from Normandy and they form the rulers of the Kingdom of England. The English conquest of Wales succeeds in 1282 and English rule is established 2 years later. An act of 1536 completes the political and administrative union of England and Wales. This is followed in 1607 with the annexation of Ireland. England becomes a republic in 1649 (the Commonwealth of England), but the monarchy is restored in 1660.
A second revolution leads in 1688 to a parliamentary system of government: England is now more or less a constitutional monarchy. In this system two parties exist, the Whigs and the Tories. These are not political parties in the modern sense, but cliques of nobles fighting about power. England and Scotland merge in 1707 into the Kingdom of Great Britain. Between 1715 and 1768 the Whigs dominate, but until 1830 the Tories have power. In 1901 Ireland is legally incorporated in the kingom under the name United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland one year later. Britain's industrial revolution greatly strengthened its ability to oppose Napoleonic France. By the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, Britain is the foremost European power and its navy ruled the seas. Peace in Europe allows the British to focus their interests on more remote parts of the world and during this period the British Empire reaches its zenith. British colonial expansion reaches its height largely during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). British colonies contribute to the United Kingdom's extraordinary economic growth and strengthen its voice in world affairs. Thats what makes a great nation and people
PS. arse sounds cool i like saying it, ass is a kind of donkey.
This is for the ignorant Americans (please, no offense - you are our overseas cousins), who all think that Britain is basically England... Errr....... nay...!
Britain is a united Kingdom of many countries. It is made of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and then England. Up until a short while ago, Britain (or the united kingdom - uk) had Hong Kong as part of it's empire... With Canada and Austrailia still part of the family nowadays.
Scot = Yeah, I'm British.
American = But, you don't sound British...?
Scot = That's cos im feckin Scottish!
American = So... you lied?! You aren't British =P
Scot = *has a spasm attack*GAH!!!!!
French person: (chatting in some shit language) Sacrebleux the British pigs
British person: Mate, we fucking bailed you out of world war II. You are an ungrateful cunt.
Some random American prick (granted most Americans are decent people): We own at everything, the world is a douche.
British citizen: Showing up late for every war ... Need I digress?