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Island mentality? Too reserved? Empire-centric sense of entitlement and superiority?
No other country I've ever been to takes squeamishness about racism to extremes as ridiculous as a certain bien-pensant stratum of English society does.
Usually the dullest too.
It's not like it's going to change.
Not a fashion item - please stop treating them as such. Particularly on holidays abroad: I don't want you dressed up like the Juice Man from Del Monte, but please make an attempt at something a little more appropriate. Thanks.
the Juice Man (from Del Monte)
but this has had me in absolute stitches.
...it's not a major lifestyle choice, it's just a very simple form of transport.
but I'm generalising
A few of us eat salad.
there's only like five different names owned by 95% of the population.
We name our kids after famous brands and cities, don't you know?
Muller Fruit Corner, Ediburgh and Diet Pepsi.
sounds silly but it's true
Lots of cultures think that, especially Asian ones
Every 2 years.
South East England
but benig stuck on a hill for 48 hours does change your perception somewhat.
(though it's not as bad as it was a few years ago)
"sense of entitlement and superiority" < definitely this
Stag groups visiting foreign cities and behaving like utter cunts, making the poor residents think we're all like that.
Then it gets hot and everyone says it's too hot.
But this one does my nut in.
Errrgh, it's so hot
YEAH I KNOW IT'S FUCKING GLORIOUS! *removes shirt, lights BBQ*
the mentality that a conversation's not really worth having unless your complaining about a mutual grievance.
The overall lack of solidarity to workers who strike.
It still being difficult in certain places to find somewhere to drink after 12 which isn't a night club.
RIP OFF BRITAIN
My neighbour queues on Boxing Day from 5am, buys 2K worth of clothes, then takes £1,950 worth back for a refund a few days later.
With only a small ship and 15 soldiers.
My #1 is the endless British obsession with fitness and dieting. Not the act of doing it, that's fair enough. It's people always talking about how far they run each day / what fitness classes they attend / what their diet is etc. I absolutely loathe this, and one thing I've noticed about living with people from other countries, is that everyone else just does it, rather than go on about it all the time.
being friends with some australians and working with a lot of polish bodybuilding types i'd say it's a pretty widespread annoyance. never met people as obsessed with strength as polish builders, all they ever talked about.
Also, Scotch Eggs. I am not going to be pressured into defending them. They are dreadful.
so that angst cannot actually influence positive change unless the administration wants it
The guests on T4...the programs on T4....the people who go to 'T4 on the beach'
Who cares? You got drunk, so fucking what.
Queuing is one of the best bits. I go ape shit in other countries when they don't.
Take Piers back, we'll pretend it never happened.
I just don't like the idea of him spreading his douchebaggery around over here. Too much fertile soil.
We could send you a Littlejohn.
Took us 40-odd years to get rid of the wanker
If we sent them Richard LittleJohn he might stop complaining about Piers
We could tell them he's Irish or something - they love Oirish over the pond.
I'll look into it.
I can see all the gradiations, and so have difficulty answering this
is how Brits whinge about things other Brits do that apparently noone else in the world does. Fact is, all human beings of all countries are shits.
Parked next to a woman who seemed unhappy about the fact I had done it. She got out, shook her head a few times, mouthed something (I caught all of this in my wing mirror so not sure if she even knew I could see her), opened her side door briskly, slammed it, mouthed some more, shook head some more, then stormed off. Still no idea what she was upset about.
I have to post this here, but I only just realised your username is a pun...
Don't let it upset you