Top Ten False Stereotypes About the British

We all have our opinion about the British, but in reality, how false is it?

The Top Ten

1 They Drink Tea All the Time

We do drink a lot of tea, just not everyone does, and it's not just out of the blue, it's usually if we have company or with a meal.

As a brit, I drink tea all the time... But there's probably someone out there who doesn't... No me or anyone I've met so far, but someone... - SansTheComic

I do, but that doesn't mean all the other Brits do as well - TwilightKitsune

I hate tea so much it tastes so bad!

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2 They Are All Posh

This false stereotype is the stupidest thing ever, - Harri666

Harri 666 if you believe that stereotype is stupid then quit stereotyping Americans as most of the things you talk about badly are completely wrong

Its not stupid.
Did you know I'm very lazy.

3 They Don't Brush Their Teeth

Sorry our dentists brush our teeth. (When I first went to the dentist I didn't know what mouth wash was and eew) We have braces for straightening teeth which is nightmares.

Then why didn't the British die out within a few generations? Us British blokes just sound more flamboyant compared to other accents.

What? We'll I don't think we need to brush our teeth all the time with the new stuff in toothpaste that makes it cleaner... - Harri666

Britain and Germany are tied for the best dental care in the world.

4 They Hate Americans

This isn't true! I'm American and I know this isn't true, mostly because the British are funny and nice. And plus, if British hated Americans, why would a lot of judges and other T.V. people in America be British?

That's untrue. As a Brit, I feel completely normal towards American types. - SansTheComic

No, I love America! - TwilightKitsune

Yes you Brits do every time I go on a chat room some Brit is just hating on the YOU.S. and if you don't agree just look at all the hate lists about the YOU.S. calling us fascists when you ruled have the world for hundreds of years and now you are basically powerless but we can level China with 3 nuclear missile silos (and we have 500 so yay)

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5 They Are Extremely Rude

I am british and I'm only rude because it's a defense mechanism.

6 They Are Arrogant and Boastful

They are

7 The Men Are Gay

Wouldn't go that far.
But you do appear to have more than your fair share of beta types.

Almost half of these stereotypes I've never heard of. Including this one. And I'm British. If all the men were gay, wouldn't we have problems with the birth rate?!?! - PositronWildhawk

8 They Are All Alcoholics


9 They Are All Thick In Essex

I just ignore The Only Way Is Essex, and you should too and you will feel better.

Essex has been in a dignity crisis ever since the idiotic drama set there was first broadcast. Now, they're the butt of many a joke. Which is unfair. My father's family have lived in Essex in the past, and they're far from thick. - PositronWildhawk

I'm from essex, in have a high IQ, but all the people around me are just...yeah...

10 They Have Really Grotty Weather

Um, this is true though. It rains every season a countless amount of times a week.


The Contenders

11 Crumpets and Tea, Govnah?
12 They Are Nice

List made by a Yank, oh we are evil are we.

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