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What do you hate about England and English people?


osiol 55 | 3,922
25 Nov 2008 #61
no snow in winter ( at least where I live middle England)

Too right. We get more snow in autumn and spring than in winter.
Bondi 4 | 142
28 Nov 2008 #62
1. NHS, and the tinker GPs + their disgusting consulting rooms with no hygiene

2. traffic:
2. a) lack of useful (i.e. international) road-signs: where to turn, which is your own lane etc.;
2. b) presence of stupid and pythonesque road-signs: frogs and who-cares-what on signs; "dual carriageway ahead" sign (i.e. one lane becomes two lanes) but not ever a "single carriageway ahead" sign (i.e. just go and risk that head-on collision) + SLOW, NO ENTRY, GIVE WAY, KEEP CLEAR etc.

2. c) not to put pedestrian crossings where they are needed vs. put them everywhere else where they are a nuisance for the car and bus drivers

3. English cuisine = curry; pie; veg curry; dry meats + gravy poured on top; more pies; burgers; fish & chips; chips & beans; chips & everything + vinegar poured on top; soup = dishwater; tasteless sausage; tea & milk; some Chinese cuisine; some Italian cuisine; some Indian cuisine; etc.

4. writing in ancient Latin style (FULL CAPITAL WITH NO INTERPUNCTION THE LONGER THE SENTENCE THE BETTER)

5. stupid, non-metric measures

6. stupid trainings and policies; moaning for days about petty things; Asian customer service assistants on the phone with their 10 words/sec unintelligible jabber

7. calling me Polish, just because I am White and non-English

8. the English never wash their hands in the toilet

9. plus other stupid things we don't have to mention (two taps for boiling hot + arctic cold water etc.)
Cardno85 31 | 976
28 Nov 2008 #63
and unlike the other ones it doesnt sound so out dated!

Actually the law about letting people use the toilet in Scotland is quite a recent law. It came into effect with the various other rambling rights laws a few years ago.

Luckily it doesn't happen very often.
espana 17 | 911
28 Nov 2008 #64
What do you hate about England and English people?

paying my tax for nothing ,,,,, this government does nothing for me but they help the lazys
okgirl66 3 | 90
28 Nov 2008 #65
What do you hate about England and English people?

Having lived in N. Ireland for the past four years, England seems like a beautiful sun-kissed tropical Island to me now. I would go back tomorrow if I could. :-(
Wroclaw Boy
29 Nov 2008 #66
Fair enough.

I agree with the Doctors, the UK medical system is bad. The GP's speciality seems to be to refer patients to yet more specialists. Three weeks down the line and still nobody knows whats wrong.
Mister H 11 | 761
29 Nov 2008 #67
1. NHS, and the tinker GPs + their disgusting consulting rooms with no hygiene

Go private.

Get a copy of the Highway Code and take some driving lessons.

5. stupid, non-metric measures

That make sense to us.

7. calling me Polish, just because I am White and non-English

In the UK, there are two types of people. British people and foreigners, unless you work in a callcentre and have a foreign accent of some sort, in which case you're Indian.

8. the English never wash their hands in the toilet

If you mean literally, then I should hope not.

9. plus other stupid things we don't have to mention (two taps for boiling hot + arctic cold water etc.)

I think your lagging needs checking.

Enjoy your stay :-)
Seanus 15 | 19,706
29 Nov 2008 #68
Och, you beat me to it, Mister H. Point 8 above I mean.

As a Scot, I really don't hate anything in particular about the English as I have friends from there.

If I were to be put on the spot though, I'd say that it produces a lot of smug people who look down their noses at others. Hardly an English phenomenon or readily observable trait but, perhaps, more so than most others. I could be wrong.
mala - | 5
11 Dec 2008 #69
with respect, but desperatly ask you to
STOP ASK HOUNDRED TIMES A DAY :"HOW ARE YOU"
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
11 Dec 2008 #70
This has been covered on the forum before, people don't actually give a flying fook how you are - it's just a greeting "hi how are you" - same as Poles say Jak sie masz
Mister H 11 | 761
11 Dec 2008 #71
Exactly, "how are you?" is a statement, rather than a question with the expected answer being, "fine thanks and how are you?".

Again that's a statement rather than a question and not an invitation to list all your woes and general problems.

Similarly, we'll all soon be asking how one Christmas was, but again we won't be expect a great long answer, unless we know you well enough to be interested.
Wroclaw Boy
11 Dec 2008 #72
STOP ASK HOUNDRED TIMES A DAY :"HOW ARE YOU"

It is a bit silly though, i prefer 'alright mush'.
10iwonka10 - | 396
11 Dec 2008 #73
Exactly, "how are you?" is a statement, rather than a question with the expected answer being, "fine thanks and how are you?".

But now it is quite popular 'are you ok/all right' - shorter version i think.

To be honest when I go to work and meet people in the office I usually say just 'good morning'.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
12 Dec 2008 #74
Too many Chavs on the go. Also, it gave up on Aneurin Bevan's 'from cradle to grave' notion way too cheaply. This is one of the biggest disappointments, how the NHS changed from being a genuine gem to entertaining nonsense like CCT and excessive privatisation.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
17 Apr 2009 #75
What do you hate about England

Its full of dam Polish people...so i moved to Poland , not so many here..! For those that don,t know me...ITS A JOKE... I had eight Polish people living in my house with me in UK , they were all great...
Seanus 15 | 19,706
17 Apr 2009 #76
The laziness of some gits who only seem to tend to their gardens. Yeah, Syd Barrett did that but he was doolalley.
Arise_St_George 9 | 419
18 Apr 2009 #77
I hate the political correctness, the blacks and the Asians. I live in fantastic white man's Northern town. Political correctness here is non-existant, like another country! If I was Prime Minister they'd all be shipped out tomorrow.

As for the greeting. I often greet people with "Are you alright?/Y'alright?" All i expect back is a smile and a "yeah." It's just friendlier way of saying "hi."
wildrover 98 | 4,451
18 Apr 2009 #78
As a Scot, I really don't hate anything in particular about the English

Do your Scottish friends know about this...? My ex girlfriend , who i am still best friends with is a Scot , and we had many a teasing argument about Scots and the Brits...Whenever she was going back home she would always assure me she would throw all her rubbish out of the coach window before crossing the border into Jockland....She regarded even fellow Scots as southerners tho ,as she was from Cape wrath , a real Heelander....
Arise_St_George 9 | 419
18 Apr 2009 #79
and we had many a teasing argument about Scots and the Brits...

The Scots are also Brits.

Brits = English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish
Mister H 11 | 761
18 Apr 2009 #80
I hate the political correctness, the blacks and the Asians. I live in fantastic white man's Northern town. Political correctness here is non-existant, like another country! If I was Prime Minister they'd all be shipped out tomorrow.

That's a very nasty and ignorant thing to say.

How can you hate people you've never met ?

You've not been around in a while, let out of prison I take it ?
Seanus 15 | 19,706
18 Apr 2009 #81
My Scottish friends don't know that as I don't really talk about the English to them.

I think it is true that many brown-black people ruined parts of Birmingham. I was told this by a brown dude from there. They drafted in guns and made the work of the police harder. He is based in OZ now and never wants to go back there.

Although I don't think ASG is a jailbird, his comments were a little OTT. However, I have read his posts before and he's not a hardliner.
Mister H 11 | 761
18 Apr 2009 #82
[quote=Seanus]
My Scottish friends don't know that as I don't really talk about the English to them.

I think it is true that many brown-black people ruined parts of Birmingham. I was told this by a brown dude from there. They drafted in guns and made the work of the police harder. He is based in OZ now and never wants to go back there.[quote=Seanus]

I agree with what you say about Birmingham and "white flight" is certainly something you could say is evident there. Although I wouldn't say that people specifically moved so that they didn't live next door to someone that wasn't British, I just think that they felt too overwhelmed and a little pushed to one side - ring any bells, sense of déjà vu ?

Personally, I think any area of the country that is totally one thing or the other isn't ideal.

While ARSE may not be a jailbird or in the KKK, someone saying that they "hate" someone purely based on their ethnic background is just ignorant. People like ARSE are part of the problem, not the solution.

Wake up and get with the programme, ARSE, the 1950s ended years ago.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
18 Apr 2009 #83
Yeah, racism really doesn't help. I never had any issues with other races back home.
lukimp80 1 | 74
18 Apr 2009 #84
I dont hate the British. I just cant understand them when they talk.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
23 Apr 2009 #85
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?

Maybe he was thinking about the Russian and Ukranians (although their christmas is at the beginning of January).

Germans took over England in the 1700s.

The Scots took England over in the 1600's. The whole concept of "Great Britain" was invented by that Scottish king who went down to England and took the English crown, then filled his court up with Scots (no, not Tony Blair!). James VI.

He then proceeded to kick the cr@p out of various of the Scottish islands, as well as a few folk in Ulster.
East European - | 1
14 May 2009 #86
If you want to know how the British treat us the East Europeans and what are the results go and see

//criminaluk.wordpress.com/ and click on (or just type in the google's search bar) "The Event Horizon of the Britich Political Hypocrisy", "Propagating the Image of the East Europeans", or the other titles.

It is not a happy blog but it is relevant!
Cardno85 31 | 976
14 May 2009 #87
I don't hate the english, they're just w*nkers.

*warning, strong language in the clip*
RonWest 3 | 120
30 Jun 2010 #88
What do you hate about England and English people?

Those damn tea breaks!
Miguel Colombia - | 351
30 Jun 2010 #89
-The accent
-The looks
-The arrogance
-The teeth
-The smell
-The red-white skin
-the food
-Them.
Seanus 15 | 19,706
30 Jun 2010 #90
The accent???? There are many accents in England

The looks? People look at you strange? ;) Some look good, some look bad.

The arrogance? Some are arrogant and some aren't

The teeth? Are you a dentist?

The smell? Hanging around toilets again?

The red-white skin? Ever sunbathed?

The food? What, sandwiches are bad?

Them? Covered all the regions in England, have you?

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