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 Worst Things to Say to a Proud Englishman

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. - PositronWildhawk

I'm Sorry to you Wonderful Brits but I have actually messed this one up!

Please don't hurt me! - Curti2594

Many English people get this. It's not clever or funny... - Britgirl

2 I don't like your cuisine
3 You make a better lover than a you do a poet

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

4 America saved your asses in both World Wars

Notice you didn't get into the war straight away. LAZY

This is going to raise the hackles of any proud Englishman - even the most placid of people. - Britgirl

WWI RMS Lusitania was torpedoed, WWII Pearl Harbour.

Truth REALLY hurts, wot?

5 Your national anthem sucks

Same thing if you said this To We Canadians! - Curti2594

DO NOT EVER SAY THIS! We don't look good when we cry! - Britgirl

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

Do the English really try to take credit for the work of an Italian sailing for the Spanish Crown?

Um Britgirl Christopher Columbus got credit from the vikings doing it - Jake09

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

8 Great Britain no longer has an empire

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

9 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. - Britgirl

10 Do you speak American?

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

Darn too-tin they do. It's wah separates t'mericans from awl y'all animals! - PositronWildhawk

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 or a myth.

Ah, the Highlands; where the REAL men live.

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

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 realise 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- Early September.

16 Do you want to go to the speech class at my daughter's preschool?
17 Want some crumpets?

I hate stereotypes 😤

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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