Wednesday, 18 November 2009

What our EU mates really think about us

Apparently the Belgians egged on by the French have been slagging us off. According to them we have:
- the worst food in the world
- Britain is inhabited by drunks who actually like warm beer
- our tabloids are obsessed with scandal
- our climate is atrocious
- we drive on the wrong side of the road
- we think Britain is the centre of the universe
- we think English is the only language.

This all seems a bit harsh. We don’t all fall into this stereotypical pattern.

Never mind, they do think that we have nice gardens and they have not forgotten that we rushed to their aid in the war.


Ewarwoowar said...

Come on though Sue, most of those are true!

Fou said...

Well, it makes sense to enjoy a warm beer when you have to endure such 'atrocious' weather as we do!

The Plashing Vole said...

Yes, some of those are complimentary, and most are true, if slightly caricatured. There is brilliant British food - if you can afford it and don't live in Wolverhampton.
Warm beer = tasty
I like the climate that they don't.
British tabloids are the worst in the world.
You do drive on the wrong side of the road. As do the Irish and Japanese.
Thinking that England (not Britain, I don't think) is the centre of the universe and refusing to learn any other languages is spot on, and a hangover of Empire.