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(BBC America)   Ten American habits that the British just don't understand. Of course, #1 on the list is such low-hanging fruit that it's not even worth mentioning in the headline   (bbcamerica.com) divider line 66
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2013-04-10 08:43:50 PM
10 votes:
Don't let the British television you see fool you.  Brits want you to think they are all like this:

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When the majority are like this:

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2013-04-10 05:41:44 PM
7 votes:

ginandbacon: Milk and flossing and they wonder why we have such nice teeth.


That, and spending more on cosmetic dentistry than the rest of the world combined..
2013-04-10 10:47:53 PM
6 votes:
Dear Britain,

Over 200 years ago, we threw you and yours to the curb. While we appreciate that our Neighbors to the North still hold y'all in high esteem, and they ARE a very polite people, we likewise, did so for a reason. In that time, we have managed not only to have American Standard English outstrip British Standard English as the language of business abroad, and our financial as well as our industrial capacity outstrip your own by several factors, and even came to y'all's rescue a few times, out of the kindness of our Yank hearts. Well, that and blistering economic opportunities, and personal satisfaction of pulling your bacon out of the fire. In that time, we've managed to pull together a fairly bellicose and belligerent bunch of ex-pats, immigrants, and natives together into a union, with a fair varied experience than your Isles managed to bring. We brought over Scots and Irish, your own kin and kith, the French, the Spanish, even some disenfranchised Mexicans, Cubans, and a few other Latinates including some Italians and even the Portuguese, and in the meantime some Nihonjin, Chinese, some of those Pakis that you REALLY seem down on, some of the Indians that you are still trying to come to terms with, along with our own native population, and knitted them into the fabric of our society. It hasn't been seamless, it has had hiccups, as the imported African labor that you so lovingly helped us with, and then abandoned in your own shores, because, let's face it, you just didn't really seem to have time for all that, since you could just import the tobacco and cotton that we produced anyway, and wash your hands of the human cost that you brought with the whole shebang, and let us figure out what to do with the results of your experiment.

You are surprised that we AREN'T something different than yourselves? We ARE separated by a shared language--one that we've seen fit to modify, since we developed manners that you find curious and oddly embracing and at the same time invasive. We HAVE had room to move, and to expand, while you have been cramped upon your Isles, while we have had to tame a goodish part of the New World, and that sort of means keeping in good touch with our neighbors, some of whom would have parted our skulls from our heads, or shot us and stolen our lands, or at least made us work them for them, or in fact did do exactly that, so yeah, we try to be friendly. We ARE a romantic ideal. We built those ideals upon those that you gifted to us, only we didn't just fantasize about them, we built a nation from them, while you wrote a few novels, and daydreamed. We are a social people, because we NEEDED those ties, and NEEDED those people, while you were defending your tiny yards from those dirty folks who might desire them for their own. We built a nation, while you insulated a nation. We were your expansive spirit, only we severed ties, and did so in the portions of the continent that were not just fertile, but ridiculously so, and lucky for you and a fair portion of the world, we export and share. We are what you could have been, had your aristocracy and monarchy hadn't melded to corporate interests so heavily. Lucky for you, and most of Europe, we ARE making some of those same mistakes, and now you can laugh at us heartily, while you invest and take advantage of the opportunities, and our largess, and our spirit to meddle in other folks' affairs, which in all honesty, we got by watching you.

America is Britain, writ large. We are what your empire might have been, and could have profited from, had your monarchy not been quite such douches. Do we confuse you? Certainly. Heck, the Canuckistanis confuse us, and they are more us than yourselves, but that's because for a long while, we had a LOT more to deal with than a nest of conflicting allegiances and political games on the continent, and an overextended Empire--that is making our own. In fairness, you can laugh at our misadventures now, only because you've made those mistakes, contracted your empire, and now keep only in the game, thanks to assistance from your former colonies, who overshadow you in just about every arena.

Tea comes hot, or it comes iced, and if it's iced, you might want to put some sugar in there, because in America, not putting sugar into tea is a sign of poor hospitality that company doesn't deserve the sugar. Learn that. We like our iced tea. We tip. We like to include our friends in things, and we are often huggers. We share. We like to think we are egalitarian. Ours is NOT making great shakes for that, but we like to pretend, and we make great noises to at least try. It shapes our social context. We DO have decent curry, but on top of that, we have Cajun, we have a whole raft of Southern and South West cooking, our Yankee fare is something to try, along with a whole next of local cuisines. Seriously. And maybe let up on the affection for putting vegetables through the f*cking Auto-da-fe? Seriously. Our Italian and French fellows put us onto the idea that you don't have to cook a vegetable like a f*cking pork roast in the middle of a trichinosis outbreak. It's spinach. It can be just wilted, and actually more tasty if it's not cooked down to the point of liquidity. Same with squash. You do realize that beans, corn and squash are the Holy Trinity in native cuisine here, right? We KNOW what we're doing with the f*ckers. Let us actually show you the way...


Loving regards,

Hubie
2013-04-10 08:45:17 PM
5 votes:
themamareport.com

See this? ^ 
You can floss. All of you. It is now within your... reach.
2013-04-10 08:44:52 PM
5 votes:

Maggie_Luna: I hate milk. It always tasted like ass. I think it very 'white' to drink milk for some reason. I am not white and seeing as most of the world does fine without milk drinkage if I ever have children they will abstain from it. I moved on to artificial 'milk' (almond or ohters).  I like cheese though so I must support milk production for yummy cheese. That said you will pour that, honey, sugar, or lemon in my tea when I am cold and gone. Ew.


I hated it too until I tried whole milk. It's much better than the skim or 2% crap that people are always pushing.
2013-04-10 05:26:21 PM
5 votes:
Milk and flossing and they wonder why we have such nice teeth.
2013-04-10 08:46:36 PM
4 votes:
I liked this, from the previous article about thing Brits do that Americans don't understand:

4. Enjoying the Misfortune of Others
Nothing brightens a Brit's day like discovering someone we didn't particularly like lost their job or misspelled a status update. I get a smugness buzz every time I clock an acquaintance's incorrect apostrophe usage. Americans, meanwhile, seem to spend less time thinking about other people, in a good way.



Not true Brits, not true. We LOVE that shiat, possibly even more than you.
2013-04-10 04:42:40 PM
4 votes:
7. Drinking milk
Moo juice is meant for putting on cereal, adding to pancake batter and pouring in tea.


Barf.
2013-04-10 05:25:49 PM
3 votes:
Don't worry, British persons.  Nobody here flosses either, except just before and just after dental appointments.
2013-04-10 04:32:02 PM
3 votes:
More like `ten habits a Yank with his head up his ass think is stereo-typically not Britishy'.
2013-04-10 09:41:03 PM
2 votes:

FrancoFile: GungFu: 4. Lack of passports.

We have a country the size of western, central, and eastern Europe combined.  And until 9/11, we could hit up Canada, Mexico, and most of the Caribean without just a drivers license, too.  Why should we bother paying for passports?


Yeah, it's occasionally worth remembering how freaking big this place is.

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/of course they're hotlinked, can Fark even do it any other way now?
//yank
///yes, I have a passport (for a trip to London, as it happens)
////British mustard is so much better than anything served in our pubs/delis
2013-04-10 08:47:31 PM
2 votes:
#676695665: Mobility scooters.
Because walking is hard.
And a real wheelchair that you have to actually make it move yourself(or some dumbass sucker) is super duper hard.
2013-04-10 08:45:33 PM
2 votes:
Listen you wankers, just because you're still sore over Margaret Thatcher taking the milk away from all your children doesn't mean you should project your grudges onto us.
2013-04-10 08:44:16 PM
2 votes:

gambitsgirl: I love milk in hit tea

But

Wtf is up with an English breakfast?!?! Tomatoes? Mushrooms? 4 kinds of meat?


A brit introduced me to baked beans for breakfast. Awesome and it makes the rest of the day more fun.
2013-04-10 08:43:52 PM
2 votes:
One is basic dental hygiene.  Two a cake for every day.  Three for lots and lots of love.  Four, hello, how are you sir?  Five is better than vevuzela.  Six fark you fark you fark yoooou.  Seven a very healthy food.  Eight your mom is supersized.  Nine it's just two meals in one.  Ten a lie.
2013-04-10 08:41:36 PM
2 votes:

gambitsgirl: I love milk in hit tea

But

Wtf is up with an English breakfast?!?! Tomatoes? Mushrooms? 4 kinds of meat?


And beans! Don't forget the beans! Or the blood pudding, although that technically can be filed under meat. (Maybe.)

/Sorry England, but France wins at breakfast.
//Hey, when hot chocolate in the morning is a normal thing...
2013-04-10 08:26:50 PM
2 votes:

Uchiha_Cycliste: violentsalvation: 7. Drinking milk
Moo juice is meant for putting on cereal, adding to pancake batter and pouring in tea.

Barf.

Beat me to it, I was going to post this EXACTLY as you did... it's like you read my mind. Spooky.


WTF is wrong with milk in hot tea?  Pretty yummy.

But then, I grew up (in part) in England...
2013-04-10 07:43:00 PM
2 votes:

Slaxl: UberDave: He forgot eating chips (fries) by hand.  I usually look out for local customs like that but one evening I was tired and jet lagged and drew some amused looks from a couple's two children.

No, we do that, although it does depend on the setting. In a nice restaurant with nice people then no, we use forks, sometimes, but hands are often used.


I have never seen anyone eat fries with a fork, no matter how nice the restaurant. With the exception of if the fries are covered in something, such as chili or cheese or both. But that doesn't usually happen at nice restaurants, heh.

I had no idea UK people ate them with a fork - I've been there a few times, but I guess I just never saw it. I learned something today!
2013-04-10 06:17:59 PM
2 votes:
1. Flossing
Digging sharp string between your teeth everyday is standard oral hygiene procedure in America. We know we're supposed to do this too, but it hurts and it's boring. Most Brits probably own a tub of floss, but only dust it off before a date or dental appointment.


Way to perpetuate that stereotype about British teeth...
2013-04-11 04:40:43 PM
1 votes:
WTF is wrong with you anti-milk people?

Milk is DELICIOUS and good for you.  We evolved lactose tolerance for a reason, drink your farking milk.
2013-04-11 02:04:23 AM
1 votes:
Whenever I read a BBC article about the US, I feel pretty confident that it was written by a correspondent who was sent here for six months and spent nearly all of that time socializing with only six Americans living in Brooklyn.
2013-04-11 12:51:07 AM
1 votes:
www.ukcc.org.uk

FARKERS: I am disappoint
2013-04-10 11:31:13 PM
1 votes:

Popular Opinion: Fano: Ima4nic8or: The one I agree with 1000% is #4.  That crap is just annoying as fark.  Its one of the main reasons I won't ride mass transit.  I remember having to ride the bus to my first job when I was too young to drive.  The ridership was 50% retarded (I don't mean that as a derogatory statement toward an unlikable but normal person, but as a diagnosis.  These folks had down syndrome and assorted other mental defects), another 25% were low-life, scumbag, criminal element types, another 10% were religious or political kooks, another 5% were old folks who would just talk your ear off about the old days if you let them and the small remainder were folks like me who had to be there and just wanted to be left in peace.  Unfortunately almost every single day one of these damn clowns would try to strike up a conversation with me.  If they were interesting topics it might have been worthwhile to talk, but it was always completely trivial crap.  Worse yet these folks seemed to be incapable of taking any sort of hint short of "fark off, asshole."

The one I find weird is when you are reading, and a person thinks that's an invitation to ask you about what you're reading. I mean, would you pull someone's earphones off and ask what they were listening to?

i suppose that might be annoying, but they might just want to meet you.

imagine all the friends you'd have if you never spoke to anyone that wasn't already your friend.


Yes, but there are social signals for when you want to engage. I'm not a babysitter for bored extroverts. If I feel like chatting I'll start looking around.
2013-04-10 11:05:54 PM
1 votes:

Fano: Ima4nic8or: The one I agree with 1000% is #4.  That crap is just annoying as fark.  Its one of the main reasons I won't ride mass transit.  I remember having to ride the bus to my first job when I was too young to drive.  The ridership was 50% retarded (I don't mean that as a derogatory statement toward an unlikable but normal person, but as a diagnosis.  These folks had down syndrome and assorted other mental defects), another 25% were low-life, scumbag, criminal element types, another 10% were religious or political kooks, another 5% were old folks who would just talk your ear off about the old days if you let them and the small remainder were folks like me who had to be there and just wanted to be left in peace.  Unfortunately almost every single day one of these damn clowns would try to strike up a conversation with me.  If they were interesting topics it might have been worthwhile to talk, but it was always completely trivial crap.  Worse yet these folks seemed to be incapable of taking any sort of hint short of "fark off, asshole."

The one I find weird is when you are reading, and a person thinks that's an invitation to ask you about what you're reading. I mean, would you pull someone's earphones off and ask what they were listening to?


i suppose that might be annoying, but they might just want to meet you.

imagine all the friends you'd have if you never spoke to anyone that wasn't already your friend.
2013-04-10 11:02:11 PM
1 votes:

Ima4nic8or: The one I agree with 1000% is #4.  That crap is just annoying as fark.  Its one of the main reasons I won't ride mass transit.  I remember having to ride the bus to my first job when I was too young to drive.  The ridership was 50% retarded (I don't mean that as a derogatory statement toward an unlikable but normal person, but as a diagnosis.  These folks had down syndrome and assorted other mental defects), another 25% were low-life, scumbag, criminal element types, another 10% were religious or political kooks, another 5% were old folks who would just talk your ear off about the old days if you let them and the small remainder were folks like me who had to be there and just wanted to be left in peace.  Unfortunately almost every single day one of these damn clowns would try to strike up a conversation with me.  If they were interesting topics it might have been worthwhile to talk, but it was always completely trivial crap.  Worse yet these folks seemed to be incapable of taking any sort of hint short of "fark off, asshole."


So sorry to hear that you were forced to socialize with other humans on a daily basis.  It must have been AWFUL.  Especially the lonely old people, who just wanted someone to talk to before they spent the rest of their day stuck in their home with no one calling them.  I rode a bus for several years to my adult job, and I remember meeting some very nice people on the bus- it's usually the dbag who don't acknowledge you exist.  Like the ones who wouldn't look me in the eye and plugged their headphones in when I was 9 months pregnant and standing up because all of the seats were taken.  I'm sure they noticed when I fainted, but they still refused to look at me.  Because we aren't supposed to communicate with each other, you know.
2013-04-10 10:43:16 PM
1 votes:
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Jesus McSordid: I'm down with the whole drinking milk thing, but one American habit that makes me barf is non-dairy creamer. What's that shiat made from? Some kind of plastic?


It's either whiskey (pref. bourbon) or Bailey's.

Oh, wait, you mean that powdered sh*t?  I have no idea.  I don't know many people that actually use it, either way.  I think they came up with it in the'50's, and it's still on store shelves because it hasn't all been sold yet.  Kind of like Lewis Black's candy corn.
2013-04-10 10:38:49 PM
1 votes:

AxemRed: I don't get it... I don't do most of that crap either, and none of it enough to call it a habit. I think they're thinking of TV Americans. Or maybe I'm just weird.


This.
2013-04-10 10:38:24 PM
1 votes:

Nidiot: Jument: I have bad teeth. I'm now up to two implants. I floss like the devil, let me tell you. :(

Yep, floss, brush, mouthwash, the lot. Still earned one root canal and have one less tooth than I'd have liked. Know a guy who only does a bare minimum brush that lasts for less than ten seconds and yet he has perfect teeth. I also have a neighbour who was told by her dentist to stop using toothpaste entirely since it was abrading away her enamel. It isn't as simple as just taking care of them, you get born with high or low quality ones it seems.



Yeah, I think genetics does play a role. That being said, I can't imagine how someone could not floss at least once a day, just to remove anything lodged between the teeth. Just thinking about not flossing gives me the heebee-jeebees.

I've recently done a lot of research on dental health, and the current advice seems to be:

1) always floss before brushing
2) brush gently either using no toothpaste or a toothpaste with a low abrasive index
3) don't rinse after brushing, leave the residual toothpast in your mouth to maximize the fluoride exposure
4) brush in the morning before eating to lower bacteria count
5) if you do brush after eating, wait at least a half hour, because it takes that long for your teeth to repair the erosion caused by acidic foods

I apologize for this weirdly obsessive dental post--I've spent too much time at the dentist lately. It's a good thing my dentist is smoking hot.
2013-04-10 10:32:14 PM
1 votes:

Slaxl: Did I say we? I meant me. But I bet i'm not alone.


Used to be that way, especially when skipping the yearly cleanings.  I had enough plaque and calcium buildup that the blue moon I tried to floss, what I would pry off my tooth convinced me my teeth were cracked and I was wedging it open.  The bleeding from my gums only fueled the horror.  Then the plague would also erode off in small chunks and I was convinced my teeth were hollowing out from rot.

Finally, I got them cleaned and it turns out they were fine.  In fact, the plaque had been a protective coating since I had four cavities after a decade of not visiting the dentist.  Just four.  But now I floss every night because the plaque plays on my paranoia, even though I suspect I am leaving them unarmored to the ravages of mastication.
2013-04-10 10:32:08 PM
1 votes:
I'm down with the whole drinking milk thing, but one American habit that makes me barf is non-dairy creamer. What's that shiat made from? Some kind of plastic?
2013-04-10 10:18:37 PM
1 votes:

RatOmeter: I don't know of any particular reason that he would be expected to dislike "America" so much.


Frankly, most Scots guys I know don't give one shiat about America, about the same as America gives about their land.
2013-04-10 10:01:06 PM
1 votes:

Maggie_Luna: I hate milk. It always tasted like ass. I think it very 'white' to drink milk for some reason. I am not white and seeing as most of the world does fine without milk drinkage if I ever have children they will abstain from it. I moved on to artificial 'milk' (almond or ohters).  I like cheese though so I must support milk production for yummy cheese. That said you will pour that, honey, sugar, or lemon in my tea when I am cold and gone. Ew.


I hate chicken. It always tasted like ass. I think it very 'black' to eat chicken for some reason. I am not black and seeing as most of the world does fine without chicken eating if I ever have children they will abstain from it. I moved on to artificial 'chicken' (tofu or rabbit).  I like eggs though so I must support chicken production for yummy eggs. That said you will pour that, gravy, in my ass when I am cold and gone. Ew.
2013-04-10 09:51:59 PM
1 votes:

Tillmaster: 4. Talking to strangers unprompted: One of the most endearing qualities of Americans (and Australians, and pretty much anyone except the English)


I'm American, but I don't do this very often. Then again, this may be a "Pacific Northwest" thing...
2013-04-10 09:50:26 PM
1 votes:

"Millions" and "billions"

1,000,000,000?... or 1,000,000,000,000??

3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-04-10 09:39:09 PM
1 votes:

xria: Osomatic: Slaxl: UberDave: He forgot eating chips (fries) by hand.  I usually look out for local customs like that but one evening I was tired and jet lagged and drew some amused looks from a couple's two children.

No, we do that, although it does depend on the setting. In a nice restaurant with nice people then no, we use forks, sometimes, but hands are often used.

I have never seen anyone eat fries with a fork, no matter how nice the restaurant. With the exception of if the fries are covered in something, such as chili or cheese or both. But that doesn't usually happen at nice restaurants, heh.

I had no idea UK people ate them with a fork - I've been there a few times, but I guess I just never saw it. I learned something today!

In a fast food place, or from a chip shop you would usually use your fingers for chips (although they have those spork things in case you can't afford to get your hands greasy for some reason). The more "serious" restaurants you would normally use a fork, although there is a certain amount of personal preference and flexibility of how upscale you would have to be going before switching (so at say a pub lunch level, it might be around 50/50).


If fries are "chips", then what do you call actual chips? Also, why is the English muffin not a muffin?
2013-04-10 09:24:50 PM
1 votes:
It would never occur to me to just sit next to a stranger at a meal and strike up a conversation.  That's just...invasive.
2013-04-10 09:21:50 PM
1 votes:

FrancoFile: GungFu: First things first....Tipping.
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Learn to farkin' type.

1: American Football. Why all the protection? Why is it called 'foot' ball? Why are you still playing Gary Glitter songs?
2: It's farking St. Paddy's Day, you dipshiat. P-A-D-D-Y.
3: Burgle. Medicine. Say it, motherfarker! It's a lot faster than 'burglarization' or 'medication'....stop putting 'ion' into every damn word to appear more intelligent. It doesn't work! We know how ignorant you really are.
4. Lack of passports.
5. I'm not deaf. No need to talk so loudly. Also, wise-ass black American people in films are funny. In real life, not so much.

We have a country the size of western, central, and eastern Europe combined.  And until 9/11, we could hit up Canada, Mexico, and most of the Caribean without just a drivers license, too.  Why should we bother paying for passports?


To add to that point, it's assumed Americans are dumb for not being at least bilingual. But if I had to know a different language to go from Virginia to Maryland, yes, I'd know more languages. Learning French is mostly a waste of time for an American, unless they want to travel to Quebec a lot or watch a bunch of French cinema sans subtitles. Spanish is useful around here, but mostly avoidable. And every other language drops off the cliff after that. They solved that shiat in India by having the Brits ram English down their throats so you don't have to speak Hindi, Telagu, Kerala and Tamil just to get through the day.
2013-04-10 09:17:10 PM
1 votes:
To ne fair to the English, they have had some hooligans who gave milk drinkers a bad name.

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2013-04-10 09:16:40 PM
1 votes:
GungFu:
3: Burgle. Medicine. Say it, motherfarker! It's a lot faster than 'burglarization' or 'medication'....stop putting 'ion' into every damn word to appear more intelligent. It doesn't work! We know how ignorant you really are.

Good God this.  See also conversate and disorientate.  It's converse and disorient.

This is related to the idea that volume of words is equal to content of message.  See Sarah Palin for an example.
2013-04-10 09:16:02 PM
1 votes:

GungFu: First things first....Tipping.
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Learn to farkin' type.

1: American Football. Why all the protection? Why is it called 'foot' ball? Why are you still playing Gary Glitter songs?
2: It's farking St. Paddy's Day, you dipshiat. P-A-D-D-Y.
3: Burgle. Medicine. Say it, motherfarker! It's a lot faster than 'burglarization' or 'medication'....stop putting 'ion' into every damn word to appear more intelligent. It doesn't work! We know how ignorant you really are.
4. Lack of passports.
5. I'm not deaf. No need to talk so loudly. Also, wise-ass black American people in films are funny. In real life, not so much.


We have a country the size of western, central, and eastern Europe combined.  And until 9/11, we could hit up Canada, Mexico, and most of the Caribean without just a drivers license, too.  Why should we bother paying for passports?
2013-04-10 09:14:36 PM
1 votes:
I agree with the sentimentality thing. We also have this way of speaking that theoretically covers all contingencies but offers no meaningful intention. Like: We support the troops 100% and give them all resources they need as they risk paying the ultimate price every day our behalf to protect our freedoms.

They're sentences that do nothing but turn your brain off. It's not just military stuff, but that's the easiest example to think of. Also, those probably aren't just American sayings. They say stupid stuff like that in Downton Abbey, too.
2013-04-10 09:11:24 PM
1 votes:
Well, we don't really drink milk straight once we've hit puberty. But baking? You bet your ass we'll find time to make a fresh batch of extra gooey chewy cookies.

As for breakfast "family" breakfast is usually on weekends when we have time for it. Usually it's people taking turns chugging a bowl of cereal over the sink before they have to rush out for work. And besides some of the nicest breakfasts I've had were in Germany or with German relatives. They expect the breads, pastries, jellies, fruit, milk and choice of juices and soda water.
2013-04-10 09:09:07 PM
1 votes:
My payment to society for not flossing is that I made several boat payments for my dentist.
2013-04-10 09:08:43 PM
1 votes:

oh_please: This article =

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WhoopAssWayne: All of those are pretty cute. I'd be more interested in seeing a list of 10 habits Europeans do that Americans would never understand/guess.


You know what would be maximum trolling for Americans? A list of 10 European habits Brits don't get. Or vice versa.

Also, for reference:

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2013-04-10 09:07:58 PM
1 votes:

Jument: I have bad teeth. I'm now up to two implants. I floss like the devil, let me tell you. :(


Yep, floss, brush, mouthwash, the lot. Still earned one root canal and have one less tooth than I'd have liked. Know a guy who only does a bare minimum brush that lasts for less than ten seconds and yet he has perfect teeth. I also have a neighbour who was told by her dentist to stop using toothpaste entirely since it was abrading away her enamel. It isn't as simple as just taking care of them, you get born with high or low quality ones it seems.
2013-04-10 08:57:38 PM
1 votes:

wontar: Notabunny: This can't be a real list. How does one not do these things? Really, like #4. What, are you supposed to just sit quietly next to someone and not talk to them? I don't know how that would happen. Or #10. Are we supposed to go to our separate breakfast tables? Of course everybody has breakfast together, and we talk to each other while having breakfast, too. This has to be a joke.

Yes, you just sit quietly and not talk to them. Why would you bother someone like that? Someone sitting there, minding his own business, and you just strike up a conversation? Why?


Because life is too short to have a stick lodged up your ass all of the time?
nttiawwt
2013-04-10 08:54:08 PM
1 votes:

Nabb1: Also, I thought the "proper English way" was to put the milk in the cup, then pour the tea into it.



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Oy... he's a right M.I.F. isn't he?
2013-04-10 08:48:46 PM
1 votes:
I have bad teeth. I'm now up to two implants. I floss like the devil, let me tell you. :(

I don't get why taking the leftovers home is a bad thing. Why is it good to waste food or stuff it down your pie hole? I love leftovers!
2013-04-10 08:47:30 PM
1 votes:
I don't get it... I don't do most of that crap either, and none of it enough to call it a habit. I think they're thinking of TV Americans. Or maybe I'm just weird.
2013-04-10 08:47:11 PM
1 votes:

violentsalvation: 7. Drinking milk
Moo juice is meant for putting on cereal, adding to pancake batter and pouring in tea.

Barf.


If you drank the harsh stuff they drink over there, you'd find the mild is not a bad notion at all.
2013-04-10 08:47:02 PM
1 votes:

Superrad: So, we eat a lot and are outgoing. Yep, that's America.


Pretty much. We're basically Rodney Dangerfield.
2013-04-10 08:47:00 PM
1 votes:
I cannot take this seriously until the Brits stop driving on the wrong side of the road.

Then maybe an international group of us can sit down over a huge breakfast and drink moo-juice and discuss methods to raise the standards of dental health in the UK.
2013-04-10 08:45:46 PM
1 votes:
He left off the list "work" and "enjoy iced tea."

The only way I can get iced tea when I visit the UK is to order hot tea and a glass or two of ice.Drives me nuts that you cannot even find iced tea at the bigger hotels....  That being said, it does give me an excuse to splurge on Lucazade which can no longer be imported into the US....
2013-04-10 08:45:44 PM
1 votes:

gambitsgirl: I love milk in hit tea

But

Wtf is up with an English breakfast?!?! Tomatoes? Mushrooms? 4 kinds of meat?


And yet the author knocks Americans for portion size.
2013-04-10 08:45:44 PM
1 votes:

Canton: gambitsgirl: I love milk in hit tea

But

Wtf is up with an English breakfast?!?! Tomatoes? Mushrooms? 4 kinds of meat?

And beans! Don't forget the beans! Or the blood pudding, although that technically can be filed under meat. (Maybe.)

/Sorry England, but France wins at breakfast.
//Hey, when hot chocolate in the morning is a normal thing...


That's "black pudding" you farkwit and it's farking awesome (but not wacist).
2013-04-10 08:42:16 PM
1 votes:
5. Whooping

PROBLEM?

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2013-04-10 08:40:52 PM
1 votes:
This can't be a real list. How does one not do these things? Really, like #4. What, are you supposed to just sit quietly next to someone and not talk to them? I don't know how that would happen. Or #10. Are we supposed to go to our separate breakfast tables? Of course everybody has breakfast together, and we talk to each other while having breakfast, too. This has to be a joke.
2013-04-10 08:40:49 PM
1 votes:
I hate milk. It always tasted like ass. I think it very 'white' to drink milk for some reason. I am not white and seeing as most of the world does fine without milk drinkage if I ever have children they will abstain from it. I moved on to artificial 'milk' (almond or ohters).  I like cheese though so I must support milk production for yummy cheese. That said you will pour that, honey, sugar, or lemon in my tea when I am cold and gone. Ew.
2013-04-10 08:35:37 PM
1 votes:
I love milk in hit tea

But

Wtf is up with an English breakfast?!?! Tomatoes? Mushrooms? 4 kinds of meat?
2013-04-10 07:52:44 PM
1 votes:
So, we eat a lot and are outgoing. Yep, that's America.
2013-04-10 07:20:16 PM
1 votes:

UberDave: He forgot eating chips (fries) by hand.  I usually look out for local customs like that but one evening I was tired and jet lagged and drew some amused looks from a couple's two children.


No, we do that, although it does depend on the setting. In a nice restaurant with nice people then no, we use forks, sometimes, but hands are often used.

Osomatic: Don't worry, British persons.  Nobody here flosses either, except just before and just after dental appointments.


Yeah, everyone I know has floss somewhere, I reckon it's the same here. We go to the dentist and he/she says "floss more", and we say "ok!", then buy some, try using it, the floss gets stuck, we decide its not worth it, spend the rest of the day with floss hanging out of the mouth, then never floss again.

Did I say we? I meant me. But I bet i'm not alone.

And yes, milk on its own tastes like crap. Milk with almost anything else tastes great. Tea, chocolate, coffee, and when its turned into other things, like yogurt and ice cream. I am, however, alone among my friends with that belief. I know plenty who love plain milk, and that displeases me.
2013-04-10 06:23:08 PM
1 votes:
He forgot eating chips (fries) by hand.  I usually look out for local customs like that but one evening I was tired and jet lagged and drew some amused looks from a couple's two children.
2013-04-10 04:49:49 PM
1 votes:
"using all the body parts God gave us when playing football"
2013-04-10 04:47:41 PM
1 votes:

violentsalvation: 7. Drinking milk
Moo juice is meant for putting on cereal, adding to pancake batter and pouring in tea.

Barf.


Also, I thought the "proper English way" was to put the milk in the cup, then pour the tea into it.

oldfarthenry: bunner: Moo juice is the jazz.

Lord knows it's been making my bum-hole sound like a Louis Armstrong horn solo as of late.


If I used farky, you would now be "Satchmo."
2013-04-10 04:46:11 PM
1 votes:
What do they have against milk? Communists.
2013-04-10 04:43:11 PM
1 votes:
Moo juice is the jazz.
 
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