Top Ten Things That Make Britain Better Than America

The Top Ten

1 Sense of Humour

We have Blackadder - iliekpiez

Britain has a strong belief in this and it has been the most recent issue in its world

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The original Office. Mr Bean. Boris Johnson.

Dry, witty, intelligent, sarcastic, clever, subtle. Yes British SOH is better!

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2 The History

We went around the world invading countries and claiming them for are selves, stealing there resources, raising taxes and basically started slavery before America did.
How is are history better? - Weirdest-thing

Westofohio shut up you don't like that your country is ancestors are immigrants.

Absolutely - iliekpiez

Didn't we beat you in the Revolutionary War - westofohio

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3 Better Comedies

Blackadder compared to The Big Bang Theory. - iliekpiez

Despite the fact that my favourite comedy is The Big Bang Theory (American), and that the US also have Frasier and Friends, Britain has Red Dwarf, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Only Fools and Horses, Mr. Bean, Black Books, Dad's Army and The Good Life, all of which are just brilliant. And Red Dwarf and Blackadder are second to The Big Bang Theory. - PositronWildhawk

Sadly I can only vote for 1 option so I voted for this.

USA's funny comedies consists of: Modern family, Friends, The simpsons and Fresh Prince of bel air, (all the rest are not funny at all)

UK's funny comedies consists of: Blackadder, One foot in the grave, Bottom, Mr Bean, Psychoville, League of gentlemen, The thin blue line, I'm Alan Partridge, The Office (UK), The Vicar of Dibley, Fawlty Towers, Allo Allo, Benidorm, Dad's army, Dinnerladies, Pheonix Nights, The Wrong Mans, Man Down, The young ones, Miranda, The Royle Family, Keeping up appearances and many more.

We also ave a better accents than the americans (especially Yorkshire, Scouse, Cornwall and Welsh accents) And lets face it Christopher Lee and Ian McKellin have way cooler voices than Morgan Freeman and Lawrence Fishbourne

The UK flag is the best in the world

York, Chester, London, Norwich Manchester and Cardiff are all better cities than any in the US.

In the north of england we ...more

With comedies like The IT Crowd, One Foot in The Grave, Blackadder and oh so many others, how can one disagree? - Britgirl

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4 More Modest
5 No Capital Punishment

Yes yes - iliekpiez

If someone killed 20 people, they don't deserve to live. If it was your family member you would think differently - westofohio

It's disgusting and wrong to take a life and if we kill a murderer then aren't we just as bad?

This is very stupid - floridiancat

Just because you disagree with this item does not mean that it is stupid. An over-confident 13-year-old dimwit who doesn't know enough about capital punishment's effects should not be making such a comment. I bet you're the type of idiot who blindly listens to dimwitted politicians and their lies about this practice's effects. Not every person on the planet will support capital punishment, and those who find something wrong with it are not automatically "stupid". And please do some research. This practice never works in preventing crime because states in America without it actually have lower crime rates. It also costs taxpayers more to put someone to death because of the cost of all the trials the defendant has to go through. If you are too arrogant to consider the facts I just gave you, then look them up. The Internet is full of websites with these facts. Calling someone else stupid when you are the one who refuses to provide good reasons as to why you think the item added is bad ...more

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6 Closer to Europe

And now we are leaving the EU. - iliekpiez

Closer to Europe? Britain is in Europe. - DogsUnleashed

We are in Europe!

They Are in Europe doofus! - Aknn

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7 The People

Well I am English so must vote for this option =)

8 Tea

I hate tea.

I love tea! But why do make it cold? If our tea's cold we'd go and make another one!

We have the BEST tea

9 Better Accents

Big stereotype behind this. Hardly anyone in Britain has a posh accent, like most people think. - PositronWildhawk

Who said anything about being posh? The actual accent is better on the ears (but a well-spoken London accent is always best).

The problem with actually being 'posh' (although middle class is actually what I prefer to call it) Is that people always judge what I'm like by my voice (and if they don't they start judging me as soon as they find out I go to a private school)

I love these people who has british or australian accent I wish I had that accent too

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10 Better Bands

Queen. - iliekpiez

The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Genesis, Fleetwood Mac, Bee Gees, The Who, Dire Straits, Muse, Kasabian, Oasis etc.

The Bee Gees where born in the Isle of Man actually ever heard of that country? Then they moved to Australia.

American music is good, but British music is better - everyone else has already covered the bands/artists.

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The Contenders

11 More Polite

I know most americans are polite. But some of them are rude.

This is should be at first, American does not have politeness as Britain. I'm from east and really esteemed to politeness - razors15

Brits and Japanese are the most gentle and polite people that I have met. I love them.

This I agree with, I went to America and was shocked by how few people said 'excuse me' or 'pardon me' or 'Sorry' or 'Thank you', no one showed any sign of gratitude for something I had gone out of my way to do for them.

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12 More Intelligent

It feels the same. - MrCoolC

I really really hope Brexit doesn't destroy this country.

I find it simply hilarious how certain cocky British people class themselves as both 'more modest' than Americans but then continue to add that they think they are 'more intelligent' I'm English and this has got to be the most stereotypical rubbish I have ever read!

Although it's true that we have a lot of stupid rednecks who are easily taken advantage of dishonest politicians in the United States, I don't think it's fair to label all of us as stupid. We still have some smart people here.

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13 Better Cities

London's better than New York.

Britain doesn't have a city like Honolulu (Hawaii), but then Britain has a working public transportation in a huge majority of the cities.

The US has more cities, but the UK has some of the best.

I am American, but I think that London is better than any city in the USA. - Ajkloth

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14 Better Fashion



15 Better Schools

America is better, because in are schools we have to wear uniform - Weirdest-thing

I started pissing myself with laughter when I read 'Americans have better schools and there summer holiday is way long! '... 'There' means 'There is' or 'over there'. This person should've said ' Americans have better schools and THEIR summer holiday is very long' (although due to his Grammar he slightly contradicts himself! )

Britain has the 6th best education system in the world, beating America!

Americans have better schools and there summer holiday is way long!

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16 No Crackpot Christian Fundamentalists

Like what smart, rational person would admire Joel Osteen, Billy Graham, Pat Robertson, or Fred Phelps?

17 Less Terrorism

So what's happening in London? - iliekpiez

Plus less gun crime and knife because we allowed neither. We're just 100x safer..

Infact there is more


18 Better at Sex

Have you ever heard of France - Weirdest-thing

I blame the psychotic need American parents feel to willingly butcher their boys via circumcision. Do you have ANY idea how much of the sensitivity is given up because of that loss? Or how much of the sexual experience is lost for the woman during sex? No... of course you don't. All you have is that scarred, mutilated member that can't even properly self lubricate and is partially desensitised. No parent who actually loves their child would allow said child to be MUTILATED in such a manner. That's why the best sex an American woman has, is with an uncircumcised man (unless she's not inclined towards male sexual partnership. To which I say; each to their own, respectfully). You guys should thank John Harvey Kellogg for pushing circumcision to prevent masturbation, thus keeping pious people "on the right path, the path to the Lord! ". Idiots still butcher their kids even now when there's NO GOOD REASON FOR IT! (since the invention of bathing, hygiene isn't even an argument).

No French kissing thou! Nasty teeth - westofohio

19 More Elegant

You do realise people only do this kinda thing rather if there rich or having a birthday?

What's more elegant than having afternoon tea? - EnglistT

No one actually does that. Only if your going out somewhere posh

20 The Royal Family

We should have done what the French did with royal family - Weirdest-thing

It was once better leaders till the government came. Either Tory or Labour.

That is a disgrace to humanity. - iliekpiez

The only thing we really like about the royals our the babies because there so cute

21 No Donald Trump Lovers

Milo yiannopouos and Paul Joseph Watson are trump supporters - Weirdest-thing

Lol sooo true

22 The British Flag

I love the British flag and the Australian flag. Have the British flag as my mobile wallpaper and I'm not even British!

The Union flag is the best in the world and definitely the best looking.

I love the Union Jack, though there are plenty of other great flags out there I think it has to be one of the best.

It's got the best flag in the world. Not many countries have this flag

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23 Better TV Shows
24 Healthier

How are we healthier? We have the highest obesity rate in Europe - Weirdest-thing

Last time I checked, the UK has a lot of obese, not as much as the US. - MrCoolC

Westofohio when I was younger I had buckteeth which happens in any country, then I got braces. But not everyone in Britain has bad teeth.

We have less fast food places and binge less on McDonald's also we have less of addiction to Starbucks

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25 Free Health Care

Tell me about your bills Americans - iliekpiez

Our health care is free

26 Drinking age is 18

It makes it worse. - MrCoolC

The age was 21 decades ago in the 20th century, dunno when they lowered it to 18, ask a Baby Boomer.

How in the United States your old enough to go to war but you can't have a beer... MAKES NO SENSE! England is doing something right.

27 Not Oblivious to the Rest of the World

Americans are so oblivious to the rest of the world and 9/10 people in the UK can give at least a general location for some states in America and knowledge about the rest of the world other than the middle east where the news show everyday for some reason or another so Americans have to know about it

28 No Donald Trump

Aye, Just because us Americans got ourselves a crappy president doesn't mean the UK is better. Plus, your across the pond, mind your own business lad.

Yeah we have Theresa May. - iliekpiez

I am so glad I'm British so I don't have to deal with Trump and his racist, sexist remarks!

29 Sadiq Khan

Worst London mayor (not cause of his skin colour liberals, so don’t call me racist) - Weirdest-thing

30 UK Has Sharia Law in Some Areas

It’s a horrible that
Limits women rights and gay rights - Weirdest-thing

No it doesn't - isotropisch

31 The Military

If we have such a good military then why did we need America to help us win the war? - Weirdest-thing

The military is so strong in Britain but the US has a better one. - iliekpiez

But ours is better, this ain't 1914. - MrCoolC

American soldiers come to be trained by the British S.A. S - Britgirl

32 Christmas Crackers

I absolutely love Christmas crackers. There one of my highlights of Christmas. I especially love the little toy in there which is really bad but it puts you I the mood

33 Less Homophobia

This one totally not true

I don’t hate gay people, i’m Just bored, I don’t care if you take it up the ass or not, I just wanna talk. - Weirdest-thing

34 Way Less Drugs and Alcohol

Way WAY not true

35 The Food

But I prefer Deep-Dish pizza over fish and chips. - MrCoolC

Fish and Chips. - iliekpiez

Probably one of the nicest staples of Britain. You can't beat fish and chips on the sea side - Kseabrightxxx

36 Punk

I'm not on about who started punk, but the quality of it. I love a lot of American Punk-bands (Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Bad Brains, Fear, etc.), but British Punk-bands (The Clash, Angelic Upstarts, Ruts, The Adverts, 999, etc) are over all better.

37 Safer
38 Funnier
39 Our Trains

They're way better and faster

40 More Pakistanis and Somalis

Hardworking citizens who never cause trouble

41 The Crystal Maze
42 More Political Parties, Even If You Hate the Government.

Let's take a look at the Britain political parties:
Conseratives - oh no
Labour - crap
Liberal Conseratives - bad
Green Party - this is not good at all
SNP - actually OK
UKIP - please no - iliekpiez

43 The Metric System
44 The Brit Awards

Say what you want about "Modern Music" its your opinion.

45 The Goose Fair
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