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So my girlfriend is American and im British, and we were discussing common differences between the two cultures. For example she doesnt understand why we 'take the piss'. I dont get how americans are totally upbeat constantly. She doesnt understand why people dont say hello in the street..she tried to say hello to a group of chavs and they told her to bugger off. British humour is very dry and often satirical, a lot of the stuff she likes is slapstick or american preppy teenage stuff.


What do you think the main cultural differences are?
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British people drink too much tea and eat too many crumpets.
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About 70 kilos and 8 teeth.



Edit: I'm gonna actually contribute to this topic and say that aside from what you named, a large portion of the americans I've met have always been a lot more patriotic than brits.
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Americans say things funnily
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British people come from Britain and American people come from America.
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About 70 kilos and 8 teeth.







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British people come from Britain and American people come from America.



Stop giving in to the stereotypes!
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British people come from Britain and American people come from America.


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Brits have better dental health than Americans.
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About 70 kilos and 8 teeth.





Rather have no teeth then these ones.
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Brits have better dental health than Americans.



THAT'S A LOAD OF CODSWALLOP THAT IS!
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I don't understand why Americans make fun of British folks' teeth. Ridiculously white American style teeth =/= dental hygiene. Perfectly white teeth look ridiculous.
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Seems like most Americans are a lot more proud of being American than we are of being British.
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I don't understand why Americans make fun of British folks' teeth. Ridiculously white American style teeth =/= dental hygiene. Perfectly white teeth look ridiculous.



In america, white = better.
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I don't understand why Americans make fun of British folks' teeth. Ridiculously white American style teeth =/= dental hygiene. Perfectly white teeth look ridiculous.


Is that what dentists over there say?
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Is that what dentists over there say?

Yes, because UK dentists care about dental care, and not making profit from guillable, vain paitents under a private scheme
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british ppl don't like sweet tea lol
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Yes, because UK dentists care about dental care, and not making profit from guillable, vain paitents under a private scheme


A giant underground Dental Teeth Whitening Scheme you say?

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Yes, because UK dentists care about dental care, and not making profit from guillable, vain paitents under a private scheme

Then why do British people still have bad teeth?



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#31
American have funny accents.
They think we all drink tea, but we think they all drink coffee.
Americans seem friendlier than the Brits.
Americans like McDonalds and we like Pizza Hut.
Americans took our language and added words like "fries".
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British people come from Britain and American people come from Britain too.


I think that's what you meant ^^
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British people like soccer, Americans think soccer is gay.

Who the **** calls it soccer?
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British people like soccer, Americans think soccer is gay.

Nah, most people I know like soccer. And Chen^, COOL PEOPLE say soccer. Jeez.
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Nah, most people I know like soccer. And Chen^, COOL PEOPLE say soccer. Jeez.

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Might be because America's history is deeply rooted in Christian morals, and it's been passed down through the people, so being nice to people in the street and saying hi to complete strangers is just completely normal for Americans, cause we are used to being nice and compassionate to each other.

inb4 someone brings up people not being nice to each other in America and saying we are all mean people.

I think the biggest difference is the freedoms that each experience. Brits didn't get the same freedoms that Americans got. Argue it all you want, they didn't.

My opinion, you don't like it, too bad.
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Americans say color

Brits say colour
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