Top Ten British Stereotypes Americans Believe are True

The Top Ten
1 We all have bad teeth

I smile a lot. I HAVE to have nice teeth.

I have never heard of this one.

2 We just drink tea

Definitely not true - a lot of us Brits are starting to take a liking to coffee these days as well (with myself being no exception! )

3 All we care about is royalty

NOT all British people care about royalty.

4 We all speak like the Queen

I come from Windsor (one of the main residences for the Queen and the place where she is in coronavirus isolation) and I have pretty much never heard anyone speak like her other than other royals, politicians, and some news people

In Scotland, where I live, most people sound nothing like the Queen at all; the east end Glaswegian accent is the polar opposite of the Queen's accent. Other parts of UK speak totally different from the way the Queen does too.

5 We go to the pub all the time

Not true at all - I almost can't stand the places!

6 We maintain a stiff upper lip
7 We eat terrible food

Isn't America the home of the fast food?

8 The only popular place is London
9 We send all our kids to posh schools

Everyone is not upper-class.
I went to a schools that was just like other countries.
We just had the uniforms and Americans don't. But we had non-uniform days.
I would've hated to go to a posh school, living there. Its not Hogwarts.

Chav schools are sadly everywhere and they're nasty places! I could not feel more blessed that the nearest schools to me are a couple of posh ones just around the corner from my house.

6% go to private schools - and even so, it by posh people mean Eton/Harrow then you are looking at even less.

10 We like to queue

I can't speak for you personally, but I, and many others despise queuing but it's a necessary evil. Although more and more nowadays the "form a queue" has become "former queue" there are some places where this civilized tradition is a thing of the past.

LOL in the shops?
At the till?
If it's a really busy day.

Form an orderly queue, please!

The Contenders
11 We hate France
12 We are all hostile
13 We want the empire back
14 We stick to ourselves
15 We talk to a stranger's dog
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