Top 10 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 it the biggest stereotype of Britain? I think not.

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

You have been watching The Jeremy Kyle Show too much.

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 favor of the monarchy.

5 We Hate Americans

Disney is American, and we like Disney. Most of us have Apple products too.

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

Actually, the British are allies with Americans.

6 We All Hate Each Other

Only Scotland truly hates everyone else. England, Wales, and Northern Ireland all have rivalries in sports (and sometimes the sports fans take it too far), but we all get along just fine.

Only Scotland hates everyone.

7 We Love Crumpets

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

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

Crumpets are nothing like croissants.

8 We Have a Dry Sense of Humour

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

I cannot possibly concur. The British sense of humor is drier than a shepherd's sandal - or some other dry thing!

My favorite comic, Lee Evans, is British.

9 We All Love Football

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

10 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!

The Newcomers

? We Still Want to Be a Colonisers
The Contenders
11 We are Nice
12 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.

13 We Hate the French
14 We Live a Downton Abbey Lifestyle
15 We are All Spoiled and Rich
16 We All Live in Thatched Cottages
17 We All Read Jane Austen Novels
18 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 a poster on my bedroom wall.

It makes me smile every time I look at it.

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

The men wear...? There are myths, and there are MYTHS! Ha ha! Bowler hats, indeed!

22 We All Have a Crush on Prince William or Harry
23 We are Nasty
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