Top Ten Things That Make Britain Better Than America

The Top Ten

1 Sense of Humour

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

I'm just not me without my sarcasm-it (along with my passport) makes me British

Wow look at you, so much for not being boastful huh?

The original Office. Mr Bean. Boris Johnson.

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2 Better Comedies

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

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

Do not say "BritCom" its sitcom.

I, as a Brit, Disagree with this- I highly commend 'Friends' as one of my favourite T.V. shows, whilst all British comedies are really not that funny. Although the fake laughing in certain shows really wind me up.

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3 The History

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

The thing is, that the real history of America is British history (unless you are a descendant of a native)

Obviously British history is better

I agree, Britains had kings and queens, romans Saxons the lot.But whereas in america its mostly presidents and stuff and that didn't happen for ages so I agreeing with britain

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4 More Modest
5 No Capital Punishment

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

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

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

Yeh, that PPV wasnt to cool - EliHbk

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6 Closer to Europe

Closer to Europe? Britain is in Europe. - DogsUnleashed

We are in Europe!

They Are in Europe doofus! - Aknn

Britain is in Europe and why does it matter exactly. this list is just plain out stupid because it’s all your opinion and most of them are wrong sorry not wrong but misinformed. Who cares if GB is better than the US it’s not like we’re going to have a war about it.

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7 The People

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

8 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

I hate 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)

The U.S. Doesn't have one. Brits sing in an American accent. Our speech is normal, and singing proves it - westofohio

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10 Better Bands

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.

Okay, many wrong things here. First thing, The Bee Gees are Australian and NOT British. Second thing, AC/DC is an Australian band and NOT an American group.

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The Contenders

11 More Polite

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.

Heck yeah. I'm an american and I think britian is bettetr.

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12 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.

Well most cities are the best, you don't want to go to Aberdeen or Edinburgh

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13 More Intelligent

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.

West Mids, eh? That explains a lot. Your lot are still better than the Yanks...

I am an intelligent American with an I.Q. around 113 & we are not all dumb. Sure, the Brits might have an I.Q. average of 100 & us 98, but we are not all southern, redneck idiots. Come to the north, where I am & find much more normal, intelligent people

14 Better Fashion

WE ARE THE MODS!

ADIDAS

15 Better Schools

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 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

18 The Royal Family

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

19 Less Terrorism

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

Infact there is more

True

20 Better at Sex

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

21 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.

What's to love about the America flag? All it is is a few stripes and stars!

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22 Healthier

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

Except for British teeth - westofohio

23 Drinking age is 18

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.

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

24 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

25 No Donald Trump Lovers
26 UK Has Sharia Law in Some Areas

No it doesn't - isotropisch

27 The Military

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

28 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

29 Less Homophobia

This one totally not true

30 Way Less Drugs and Alcohol

Way WAY not true

31 The Food

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

32 Better TV Shows
33 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.

34 Safer
35 Free Health Care

Our health care is free

36 Funnier
37 Our Trains

They're way better and faster

38 No Donald Trump

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

39 Sadiq Khan
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.
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