Top Ten British Stereotypes

The Top Ten British Stereotypes

1 We all drink tea

This is the only true one. We are all addicts! - gemcloben

Sad but true. I would say mainly in England though. - HollyRolo

I must be British

Don't forget the fish and chips!

2 We all wear top hats and single-lens glassed with chains

We are not all posh.
We do not all live in London.
We do not all dress posh. (e.g. top hats)
We do not have one accent.
We do not eat the full English Breakfast everyday. (I hate black pudding)
We do not all drink tea, many could dislike tea. (I hate iced tea)

We only wear single-lens glasses to parties and funerals. Other wise we wear strictly three-lens glasses

Maybe about 200 years ago - HollyRolo

3 All our accents are amazing

That's a stereotype I have! But well, not every British can be like the amazing Britgirl! I guess we just met the top british citiziens here in The Top Tens! - keyson

4 British people are from England and English people are from London

I am from England, I have never been to London.
I live in the North.
Yes the dreaded so-called unhealthy North.

When foreigners say all that crap, I go insane. - PositronWildhawk

5 We say stuff like "Good day to you sir" and "Jolly good"

But Americans say "How are you? " when we think we should say "I'm fine or I had a cold week."

How jolly offensive! - TwilightKitsune

Sometimes we say that, not always though - SansTheComic

Oh, good day HollyRolo. Jolly good list I must say! May I get back to my tea now? It's getting jolly cold! - Britgirl

6 We all have big noses

Umm well that is my family we have big noses.

I would find this very offensive

7 We are basically Oliver Twist
8 We hate France

Then why do we say Cinema instead of the American word "Theatre"
Why was The Magic Roundabout popular and even came back for a short time.
Why do they teach French language in school.
Why did Tilly speak French in Tots T.V..
We do NOT hate France.

This is not true. We love France! - gemcloben

With good reason; they invaded in the year 1066 and never left!

Then why is French promoted in schools of Britain? - TwilightKitsune

9 We have bad teeth

I'm NOT British myself, but I know that most of them (British people) have very good teeth.

10 We are sarcastic


The Contenders

11 We eat bland, boiled, awful food
12 We are snobbish
13 We Worship Harry Potter

He is our eternal supreme being. We all strive to be more like him

14 We're extremely polite
15 We obsess over our music, and we hate American music.
16 We are lazy
17 We talk about the weather 24/7

This one sums us up - gemcloben

18 We all live in thatched cottages

Been watching too much Lord Of The Rings? - TwilightKitsune

19 We are all pirates

No, those are the Irish lot - TwilightKitsune

20 We want to conquer the world

We tried. Then America happened

Whoever made the comment about Americanis obviously a racist

21 We are not funny

No, we're not funny at all, nor are we sarcastic. What a ridiculous thought! - PositronWildhawk

22 We are all punctual

Haha this is what the lovely Keyson's always saying to me! - Britgirl

23 Our traffic is horrendous
24 We love talking about the weather
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