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What do you hate about England and English people?


Jacek 1 | 8
7 Nov 2007  #1
Yes the topic is too to strong and someone will say I am not original but never mind.

First of all before I write what I don’t like here I must say that I am tolerant person and have friends from different countries different religions, cultures and races and yes there are more things I like here than dislike. That’s why Im still here :-)

I find that more and more people here are trying to be political correct.

The other day we had a staff meeting at work and one English colleague suggested that we should postpone Christmas party (which we organize every year) until the end of January so that everyone could attend and no one would feel offended! Why would you call it a Christmas party then?

Second example is from my friends experience
You cannot apply for some kind of jobs here if you are not "Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic" And I am not talking about some small crap businesses in the outskirts of London. I am talking about big government owned company. He is white. So what? You wont consider his application because of that? I find it racist. There are lots of people/politicians who think that racism can only be the other way round, How stupid is that?

I always thought that politicians and governments should act in the interest of majority of people (of course the rights of minorities should be protected but not in the way it could affect principle rights of the majority).
Daisy 3 | 1,227
7 Nov 2007  #2
I always thought that politicians and governments should act in the interest of majority of people

Our politicians are only interested in themselves and furthering their careers

I always wonder why their heads are so big.

Bad dog :(
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
7 Nov 2007  #3
Sugar in potato crisps. It's a peak of idiocy to add sugar to a savoury snack.
AvJoeUK
7 Nov 2007  #4
I hate the fact The English have really bad teeth
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
7 Nov 2007  #5
So if i understand right, Jacek, what you hate about English people (that is the topic) is that ONE of them wants an Xmas party to be organised in January and that some businesses here only hire people who are not white...? and that politicians are not interested in what people want, where Daisy and Lukasz pointed out that politicians are mostly self centered greedy pigs anyway. I reckon you should rename the topic of your thread to 'I feel like having a rant today' ;)
Avalon 4 | 1,068
7 Nov 2007  #6
Hey AvJoeUK!!!!!!!!! The reason for the English having bad teeth, is, that the so called FREE National Health Service will not pay the dentists enough to even cover their costs. This in turn, means, that dentists will only treat private paying patients. To hide this fact, the UK goverment pays Polish dentists to fly to the UK to treat poor people. I have heard mentioned, the sum of 48,000 PLN being paid for a weeks work.
AvJoeUK
7 Nov 2007  #7
I hate the NHS
szarlotka 8 | 2,209
7 Nov 2007  #8
I'm allowed to post my dislikes of my country. In no particular order they are:

awful traffic congestion
The gradual erosion of any sense of responsibility by people
hosepipe bans when it's rained all winter
having TV stations called Dave and Ben
heathrow airport
manchester united
self serving and very dim politicians
train fares that make it cheaper to fly to New York than get the 9am train from London to Glasgow

Despite that I love it here. It's home.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085
7 Nov 2007  #9
Well, I realised that I should express my hatred and resentment in a thread called 'What do you hate about Scotland and Scottish people?'. But I guess some things are common for Scots and English, they live in a widely cherished and revered Union after all.
osiol 55 | 3,922
7 Nov 2007  #10
I guess some things are common for Scots and English

Check out my Welsh thread. I've picked on our Scottish friends enough already for the time being.
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544
7 Nov 2007  #11
No mention of vinegar on chips?

I love vinegar on chips as well as vinegar crisps. The milk in tea is not bad, but not good as well. I hated those small sausages in my full english breakfast. Can we really call them sausages?

I hate english moaners... Before anybody says anything, I hate the polish ones as well.
Mufasa 19 | 358
7 Nov 2007  #12
Why can't I get Cheddar Cheese in Poland?

At Carrefour! Pay through my nose for it though!
osiol 55 | 3,922
7 Nov 2007  #13
I hated those small sausages in my full english breakfast. Can we really call them sausages?

Can we call it a full English breakfast?
_Sofi_
7 Nov 2007  #14
What do you hate about England

It had better theme parks than Scotland.

and English people

They have better access to them.

they live in a widely cherished and revered Union after all.

hahaha :)

I've picked on our Scottish friends enough already for the time being.

!
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
7 Nov 2007  #15
Most ridiculous British laws:

news.yahoo/s/afp/20071106/od_afp/britainlawsoffbeat

I know these are not just English, but i found this amusing...
AvJoeUK
7 Nov 2007  #16
Thats ridiculous
osiol 55 | 3,922
7 Nov 2007  #17
It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down

Myth

In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store

I believe and approve of that one.

Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day

Fallen out of use since the days of Ollie Cromwell.

In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter

Have you seen how much they drink there?

A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet

I haven't seen this yet. Man-boobs and beer-bellies are not enough to fool even British police.

In the city of York it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow

You didn't mention the Welshman in Chester on a Sunday.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105
7 Nov 2007  #18
but i found this amusing...

These are amusing and there are loads more. If you have time you should pick a particular city and look into the "by-laws" there are some funny ones there too. :)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
7 Nov 2007  #19
oh shush i just found that on yahoo so i thought id share it on here. topless clerks in tropical fish stores... now thats an intersting one, and unlike the other ones it doesnt sound so out dated!
Liza 3 | 111
7 Nov 2007  #20
I hate the 'Its not my job' mentality.. usually involving call centres and long queues.

I also hate waitresses and sales assistants with no manners

(one gem of a waitress in Wigan actually pulled her ringing mobile out of her apron pocket while taking our order, had a quick chat, put her mobile back in her pocket, and continued taking our order... ignoring the fact we'd just heard her evening plans with her mate's boyfriend)

Stupid excuses on the tube.. including leaves on the line, sunshine in their eyes (they're on bloody tracks!), tracks too hot, tracks too cold, tracks covered in snow, staff shortages... lots and lots of excuses.

But mostly the UK isn't too bad... though a bit more deodorant on the tube especially in summer wouldn't go amiss.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105
7 Nov 2007  #21
oh shush i just found that on yahoo so i thought id share it on here.

Therefore - people will reply!

topless clerks in tropical fish stores... now thats an intersting one, and unlike the other ones it doesnt sound so out dated

but there would be some ridiculous reason why they should be topless - nothing interesting. BTW - the clerks were maybe male ;)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
7 Nov 2007  #22
but there would be some ridiculous reason why they should be topless

maybe when theyre topless theyre more prepared to rescue a client whos fallen in a fish tank and is drowning, without getting their t-shirt wet. hows that? ;)

BTW - the clerks were maybe male ;)

if they were male, and clerks in a tropical fish store AND had to be topless, there should be a law for them to be buff, too.
_Sofi_
7 Nov 2007  #23
sales assistants with no manners

I hate the ones with manners. Honestly, I don't want harassed.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,105
7 Nov 2007  #24
maybe when theyre topless theyre more prepared to rescue a client whos fallen in a fish tank and is drowning, without getting their t-shirt wet. hows that? ;)

It could be that - or some other oddball reason :)

if they were male, and clerks in a tropical fish store AND had to be topless, there should be a law for them to be buff, too.

Hmm, you could have a point ;)
JustysiaS 13 | 2,240
7 Nov 2007  #25
Hmm, you could have a point ;)

or actually, if that law was not only for tropical fish store clerks, but all male clerks, to be topless AND buff, i think id love shopping even more....... :D
miranda
7 Nov 2007  #26
What I hate about England is that it is too far away form Canada.
tornado2007 11 | 2,275
7 Nov 2007  #27
wow i've been away for two weeks and the first topic i read is 'why do you hate the Enlgish and England?' i mean really are you having a laugh :)

if somebody dosen't like England thats fair cop its their opinion but if somebody is living here and complaining then they can get back on the plane that brought them here!!! I'm all up for Jokes about the English and even complaints, however 'HATE about the English' is going a bit strong don't you think??
_Sofi_
7 Nov 2007  #28
'HATE about the English' is going a bit strong don't you think?

It's only fair when there's so many English coming onto the site to post in the Hate Polish thread. Understandable almost.

And as Osiol's post would illustrate - there hasn't been much more than light-hearted banter in this thread so far.
osiol 55 | 3,922
7 Nov 2007  #29
i mean really are you having a laugh

Haven't you read about PD and JustysiaS and their shopping spree advice?

In any case, why can't someone say they don't like milky tea?

YOU DON'T LIKE OUR BEVERAGES? GET BACK ON THAT PLANE, SCUM!!!
anuska 1 | 30
7 Nov 2007  #30
i hate english men

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