Worst Things to Say to a Proud Englishman

If you don't want to be scowled at from a great height, DON'T say any of these things. What! I'm trying to help you!
The Top Ten
1 Your accent...what part of Australia are you from?

There was actually a guy I met face to face who assumed I was American because I have an ever so slightly deep and strong voice. I felt slightly miffed.

Many centuries ago, English people were convicts and moved to Australia by boat. Accents sound similar!

I'm sorry to you wonderful Brits, but I have actually messed this one up! Please don't hurt me!

2 America saved your asses in both World Wars

Right, they didn't really just fight a war. They jumped in and fought alongside others in the World Wars only because another country bombed them, and they retaliated by bombing innocent people. I'm not saying Britain didn't do bombing, but the Blitz was bad.

America had a much bigger population in the World Wars, but only 626,000 died compared to 1 million British with a smaller population. Bletchley Park played a huge role. No one single country won the World War.

Admittedly, America had a large war effort, but other countries also played a substantial role. It wasn't just America. Also, very few English people own donkeys, so we really didn't need our asses saved.

3 I don't like your cuisine
4 Your national anthem sucks

Same thing if you said this to us Canadians!

5 You make a better lover than a you do a poet

No, I haven't got that around the wrong way...

6 I prefer the look of the American flag
7 Christopher Columbus didn't discover America

Just humour us on this, please? We DID discover America, didn't we?

8 GREAT Britain? Pah!

There is a reason why the word GREAT exists in front of Britain. Get used to it. It's been difficult, but we managed it.

9 Great Britain no longer has an empire

The worst thing you can do to even the most unpatriotic Englishman is diss the empire.

What about the Royal Family from England?

10 Do you speak American?

It's the English language. Americans (hand on heart, God bless America and all that) only have an accent.

Aren't all Americans, Aussies, Brits, Canadians, Scots, Welsh, and Irish all speaking the same English?

The Contenders
11 It's great that I'm not British
12 Go Scotland!

Nothing wrong with Scotland, as long as you don't believe in the Loch Ness Monster. It was either from the prehistoric era or a myth.

The English may as well hotfoot it to Jockland as they're all over here...

13 You ruled India. Nice that you are now 20 times smaller than it.
14 Don't you guys all sit around and have "tea time"?

I drink coffee. I like Costa Coffee.

15 Do you like the rain over there?

Do you realize all this stupid rain is why we don't have Spring breaks and shorter summer school and college holidays (vacation)? We have bank holidays. Spring break is like Easter. Summer is late July to early September.

16 Do you want to go to the speech class at my daughter's preschool?
17 Want some crumpets?
18 Would you like some tea?
19 What language do you speak in England?
20 Have you met the Queen?
21 I can't understand you, speak American.
22 Where is your accent from?
23 France is better
24 What time is your dentist appointment?
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