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What does the World thinks of the English ‘They’ve got bad teeth and are conceited’

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Tom Culshaw
Written by Tom Culshaw
 The WORLD was asked a simple question. How do you perceive the British? Judging from many a lads holiday, the answers I expected would contain more swearing and sever language. However the responses below seem to differ, and the words ‘Pissed, naked, and loud’ didn’t even crop up.
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From three different corners of the earth, it’s interesting to see exactly how we’re perceived. Three quotes that stand out are below;

 

‘While the British are open and tolerant of homosexuality, they are the fathers of racism.’
 
‘Britons are better dressed than Americans but they’ve got bad teeth and are conceited.’
 
‘The British sense of humour is cold and people treat you with detachment but are not impolite.’

At times, I think we’ve got off lightly. The Americans, Indians and Italian’s must of overlooked the painful scenes of Magaluf 2014 ‘with the lads’.

 

Chicago

British politeness and pride is a positive attribute. America’s impression of Britain is of a nation rooted in romantic visions of the Victorian era but they believe Brits need relief from their formalness

“Britons…have learned how to make their traditions comfortable to live in … the weight of manners here is very great, the weight of social conformity at times here strikes me as very severe,” one American said.

‘Britons are better dressed than Americans but they’ve got bad teeth and are conceited.

 

Mumbai

It may have been the foreign correspondent from India who summed it up best.

“I can’t think of anything very much other than the fact its got a very vibrant press … even though the Americans may run the world, it is the British who write about it.”

The British are “haughty” and known for their snobbishness. Those questioned considered themselves humble, whereas the British are not.

They are seen as too closely aligned to the US

While the British are open and tolerant of homosexuality, they are the fathers of racism.

 

Milan

The Italians certainly didn’t hold back on their views in matters of style. They said ‘the English have no clue.’

“Elegance is not typically English. Apart from the Lords, they’re a bit slovenly. They don’t dress with care,” said an Italian interviewee.

Britons were not viewed as weak or devious, but rather as individualistic and traditional.

UK is “isolationist” and tied to out-dated traditions and customs.

It is seen as too closely aligned to the US

The British sense of humour is cold and people treat you with detachment but are not impolite.

They are proud and full of themselves and are exaggeratedly tied to the past.

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