their superior attitude as expat brits
For me, like many Americans in Poland, my first contact with... unsifted British people in terms of behavior and langauge was in Poland (they act very differently in the US) and for me, like many Americans in Poland the impression was not.... overly positive (to be a little diplomatique...)
My pet peeve used to be the way they would react to my extremely American language they would often.... I dunno.... correct? me...
Me: I think the parking lot's closed.
Brit: Oh.... you mean the CAAAR PAAARK? (loud and slow as if modelling the word for a child)
Me: He think he left his pick at the party....
Me: You know, to play the guitar... (mimes strumming a guitar while holding a pick)
Brit: Oh.... we call that a "Pleeeeccctrruuummm" (gives me a look like they want me to repeat the word)
Anymore I only really have weekly contact with one British person (whose very sane and is fluent in Polish) so I don't know if they still do that...