Top Ten Myths About British People

Time to put these myths to bed (with a nice hot cup of tea).

The Top Ten

1 We Have Bad Teeth

Who said anything about us having bad teeth?!?! And, if that theory exists, is that the biggest stereotype there is of Britain? I think not.

I only had buckteeth and it was in the family but I had braces, and bedtime headgear.

You have been watching the Jeremy Kyle show too much.

Not so. Everyone I speak to has a lovely white smile

2 We are All Posh

No we're not ALL blessed with being able to speak the Queen's English darling, just us chosen few. Now go away, pleb!

There are so many different accents, we can't possibly all be posh.

3 All We Do is Drink Tea

Obviously not or why are we known for liking our beer a little too much?

4 We are All Royalists

Not all of us are in favour of the monarchy

5 We All Hate Each Other

Only scotland truly hates everyone else, England, Wales and N. Ireland all have rivalries in sport (and sometimes the sports fans take it too far) but we all get along just fine. DESTROY SCOTLAND!

Only Scotland hates everyone

6 We Hate Americans

Disney is American, and we like Disney. And most of us have Apple too...

I haven't met anyone who hates Americans. I certainly don't.

Actually the British are allies with Americans.

We actually quite like you lot.

7 We Love Crumpets

Can't stand them. Much prefer croissants, the tasty French alternative. Which goes to show we don't hate France either.

Untrue. I have never put a one of those yuk things in my mouth

Crumpets are nothinig like croissants.

8 We All Love Football

I hate football as much as a football fan is generally stupid. And stats show that almost half of Brits hate it.

9 We Have a Dry Sense of Humour

I cannot possibly concur. The British SOH is dryer than a shepherd's sandal! Or some other dry thing!

Agree. Lee Evans is the funniest man on the planet!

My favorite comic, Lee Evans, is British

In fact it's a bit wet around the edges.

10 We are Not Patriotic

I absolutely LOVE Britain/England with a severe passion. I'm so proud of what this tiny nation has achieved. Have you seen the many thousands of proud, flag-waving, people who come together on special occasions? I am also a devout royalist. I could be here all day talking about this but my tea and crumpets are getting cold.

Yes we are. Every single household has something with the British flag on it.

Just because we don't yell UK UK UK! like Americans yell USA USA USA! Does not mean we are not patriotic.

The Contenders

11 We Hate the French
12 We Live a Downton Abbey Lifestyle
13 We are Nice
14 We All Live in Thatched Cottages
15 We All Read Jane Austen Novels
16 We Say 'Bloody' All the Time

No we bloody don't! This is so bloody untrue. Who bloody told you this? Well take it from me, they're bloody wrong. BLOODY CHEEK!

17 We All Have "Keep Calm and Carry On" Posters

Ha! Who put this? I hold my hand up to being the typical Brit (minus the 'bad teeth') without shame. I have this as a fridge magnet and as poster on my bedroom wall. It makes me smile. Every time I look at it.

18 We All Have "Keep Calm and Drink Tea" Posters
19 We Have a Stiff Upper Lip
20 We Men Wear Bowler Hats

The men wear...? There are myths and there are MYTHS! Haha! Bowler hats indeed!

21 We All Have a Crush on Prince William or Harry
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