ask an englishman anything...

Ask me anything, it doesn't have to be england related, just anything. I'm sure i won't be offended by any stereotypes, most of them are true anyway. Give me your best shot.

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  • 8

    How much tea and crumpets do you have?

    The weird thing is... I've actually got tea and crumpets right now...
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 6:18 am
    Same here O.o
    - DarkHunter February 3, 2011, 6:20 am
    You guys are not helping the stereotypes..
    - DarkicoN13 February 3, 2011, 6:46 am
    Hey, crumpets and tea are delicious.
    - DarkHunter February 3, 2011, 6:58 am
    I don't have bad teeth, there you go, I killed a stereotype for you :)
    And I know. But I like my brews :( as in I drink about 2 an hour when I'm at home. And also, we have no bread for toast, so crumpets was the only thing I could get!
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 7:11 am
    i've just finished a nice cuppa but we haven't had crumpets for a while. i've had english muffins if that counts
    - JonnymusPrime February 3, 2011, 7:50 am
    Pics or it didn't occur...jk but with all seriousness i do love a glass of English tea i don't drink it as much as my mom thats basically her morning breakfast
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 9:48 am
    Next time I get crumpets and tea, I'll take a photo, just for you :) haha!
    And I know, I could actually live off the stuff, I love me brews.
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 9:50 am
    XD i was talking about the teeth but that's good too :)
    I feel special that you would take a photo of random food just for meeeeee im honored whats your favorite type of tea?
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 9:52 am
    Haha, well my teeth are fine, trust me on that :D

    And you should, I don't go round taking photo's of food for anyone :P and I like PG Tips, which is a brand, and Tetleys, that's good to. But basically bog standard tea. No sugar though, sugar's not good with tea. :)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 9:57 am
    What are crumpets exactly ???
    - MalverdeAl100 February 3, 2011, 10:06 am
    ok ok I believe you and thank you i feel honored *bows* well the only on i can ever remember having is the Twinings brand well considering im a southerner we have to have sugar in our tea sweet tea is damn good if made right but for hot tea a touch of sugar is good but not too overpowering...i think ill have a glass now
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 10:06 am
    Haha good oh :)
    And I've got one now. I drink way too much tea! Ahh no, we're a proper PG Tips family in my house lol. I honestly think I'm the only one in the world who doesn't have any sugar in their tea :(
    You from the UK then if you're a 'Southerner'?
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 10:11 am
    I'm brewing some now well a glass of tea is good for you as long as you don't get an IV going in your arm with the stuff. Well i should clarify I'm from South Carolina so I'm an American Southerner. Is that a problem XD
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 10:20 am
    I might as well the amount of the stuff I drink :)

    And noo, no problem dude haha, I have no idea where South Carolina is like, but I'm from North West England, so was gonna rip you for being from the South of the UK ;) everyone know's the North is the best :)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 10:23 am
    AAaahaaaaaa shite me backwards!!!
    I'm making tea right now! 1/2 a sugar for the wife and none for me!
    - Math February 3, 2011, 10:24 am

    This is the lovely Palmetto state
    Nah we all know the Southern regions are better than the Northern ones XD
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 10:39 am
    Well it's evident you've never been to the UK before! Plus the Southern England accents a pile of wank. They can't swear half as good as us Northerners :P
    All about the North in the UK :)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 10:42 am
    I have wondered the same thing, i always imagined them like biscuts...
    - DarkicoN13 February 3, 2011, 10:48 am
    Indeed XD planning on visiting the UK sometime in the future and does the cursing go anything like this :)
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 10:50 am
    That's the Cockney accent, I think, not too bad that one, but I definitely prefer the one from round here, it's great :)
    And yeah you should man, get yourself to the North! I went to America once, we went to Florida when I was like 11, was ace!
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 10:53 am

    Basically, they're like a savoury, soft, chewy kind of bread which you toast and they're actually the beast. I love them.
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 10:55 am
    That looks really gross... i will never go to england.
    - DarkicoN13 February 3, 2011, 10:59 am
    Aww dude, they're not. They are actually the nicest things ever! But, because they have them air bubble things, if I eat them too fast I get hiccups :(
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 11:00 am
    We had a substitute teacher from the UK not sure what part but she was teaching us "English English" (Austin powers reference) as we called it some words I'm still trying to figure out how yall could come up with some of the words have totally different meanings here but it was still very entertaining to learn would like to learn more
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 11:04 am
    Well what do you want to know and I'll see what I can do :)
    Remember, though, some words have different meanings in the UK as well, so my definition might be different to someone elses :P
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 11:06 am
    haha the ones i remember the most is that rubber=eraser in the UK in America rubber=condom so how much different can they be XD i dunno just throw out some random ones
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 11:10 am
    Rubber is used, but it's not that common round where I live...
    Umm, dunno really haha, unless I'm given examples I'm not that good at this!
    Ooh, one which I use which last time I said it to an American they didn't know what I meant was 'shattered' which means 'tired'. Dunno if you've heard that?
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 11:16 am
    lol well i figured what shattered meant i know knackered...i think thats how you spell it also means tired just throw some random ones out and see if i can guess them XD
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 11:20 am
    Well I'd say brew, but we've already discussed tea... Haha.
    What about 'mug'? This can have two meanings..
    'Out on the lash'? that's a common phrase..
    See if you know those two and I'll try and think of more :)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 11:25 am
    Mug hmmm Cup
    Out on the lash sounds like a crazy person XD i sound so retarded
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 11:27 am
    Mug is what you put hot drinks in, like a cup of tea.
    And out on the lash means to go out and get drunk :P ahh you're not retarded, I bet I won't know a load of American phrases, go on try some, I probably won't know them :P
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 11:30 am
    Haha didnt know we had our own phrases most of the ones we use pretty much are self explanitory
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 11:33 am
    Ah, well like we have words you don't get, you must have the same haha!
    Oh well, thought of any you don't get yet? I can't think of any haha.
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 11:37 am
    I can see why its so hard now...
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 11:40 am
    Hmm, what about... the term 'shady'? Do you know what that means? lol

    And also, as proof!
    Crumpets and a brew :D

    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 11:50 am
    Shady a person of questionable character lol or a bad place to be good send me some as proof XD
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 11:53 am
    Ooh, well done :)
    Haha nooo, well I've already had the crumpets, and if you think I'm giving up my cup of tea, you got another thing coming, bud ;)
    If you ended up travelling to the UK you can have all the tea and crumpets you want! Haha.
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 11:54 am
    Excellent *rubs hands together maniacally*
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 12:53 pm
    See if you're gonna come to England and steal all our crumpets and tea, you can sod off right now XD
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 1:06 pm
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 1:14 pm
    You can have one brew a day, and I might let you have crumpets for breakfast. That's only if you're a good American and behave yourself, understand? ;)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 1:16 pm
    Are you planning to lock me up in your basement or something XD *shifty eyes*
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 1:19 pm
    Haha noo! I don't have a basement...

    But in all seriousness, I'll just buy the whole of England's supply of crumpets :D
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 1:22 pm
    XD good then i will know where they all are so i can steal them bwahaha
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 1:24 pm
    You don't know where I live! Bwahaha! XD
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 1:25 pm
    Sounded like an invitation to me XD
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 1:29 pm
    I invite you to my country and this is the thanks I get?! XD
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 1:30 pm
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 1:33 pm
    Nothing :) Why would I want anything? What are you trying to say?! :'(
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 1:34 pm
    *shifty eyes* nothinggggggg :)
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 1:37 pm
    Oh right thanks, I be nice and offer you tea and crumpets and you just insult me!

    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 1:39 pm
    *bows* I humbly apologize and how shall i make it up to thee
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 1:41 pm
    Apology accepted? Haha

    (Damn reply limit)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 1:43 pm
    XD yea i know take it up with the mods sooo anywhoo where were we oh yea you kidnapping me buying all the crumpets and letting me have one if i behave XD
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 1:47 pm
    Aye might have to at this rate, I'm running out of reply buttons! XD
    And you're the one insinuating I'm gonna kidnap you! I told you, I'm just gonna buy all the crumpets, hide them, and if you're good you might get one. There's no kidnapping involved. Unless you count the crumpets as being kidnapped... XD
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 1:48 pm
    XD i kept reading that as your the one insulting im gonna kidnap you just picture if you were to buy all the crumpets just imagine the horror you would inflict upon your country tea and no crumpets!
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 1:55 pm
    Nooo haha
    They have scones. We can cope with scones. :) You ever had a scone? They are actually nicer than crumpets!
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 1:56 pm
    why yes yes I have *nods*
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 1:59 pm
    Good lad. They're actually great. I might have to make some tomorrow now :)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 2:00 pm
    Good send me some :)
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 2:02 pm
    Okie dokie, just because I'm that nice :)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 2:04 pm
    I dunno sometimes i have to wonder :) XD
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 2:06 pm
    Oh right thanks, can sod off now :( I've been nice to you and this is the thanks I get! :'(
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 2:07 pm
    *hugs* noooooo its nott im just messing with ya :) so sue meh
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 2:08 pm
    You're forgiven :) This once, so don't go making a habit out of it. But you owe me!
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 2:11 pm
    what do i owe you :)
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 2:13 pm
    I dunno, I'll get back to you :)
    But anyway, it's tomorrow here in England and I have college today! So I bid the world of Sharenator, Good night :)
    Later dude!
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 2:15 pm
    XD ill be waiting well have fun with that night
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 2:17 pm
    What about shaggin your bird lol ???
    - MalverdeAl100 February 3, 2011, 2:49 pm
    So its basically a biscuit
    - MalverdeAl100 February 3, 2011, 2:51 pm
    No it's a type of bread!! XD
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 3:03 pm
    Nasty type of bread...
    - DarkicoN13 February 3, 2011, 5:09 pm
    Pfft. You guys don't know what you're missing ;)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 10:42 pm
    A biscuit is a bread duh lol
    - MalverdeAl100 February 4, 2011, 3:45 pm
    That actually does look like a biscuit
    - Reddeath195 February 4, 2011, 3:52 pm
    Believe me i do..

    - DarkicoN13 February 4, 2011, 4:06 pm
  • 2

    What part of Eng'aland are you from ???

    Midlands, near coventry
    - JonnymusPrime February 1, 2011, 9:27 pm
    All about Saffron Walden, near Cambridge. haha
    What would you consider to be our national pastimes?
    - GeckoEB February 2, 2011, 7:11 am
    This happens to be one of those true stereotypes. I'd say complaining far too much, queueing and feeling sorry for ourselves
    - JonnymusPrime February 2, 2011, 8:22 am
    Oh shit, you're close to me. I'm from Leamington Spa!
    - DarkHunter February 3, 2011, 6:21 am
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    is it true that english people (especially form the midlands) are the best?

    Being a midlander, I'd have to say yes
    - JonnymusPrime February 2, 2011, 8:24 am
    nuff said hahaa ;)
    - BadassSquirrel February 2, 2011, 8:31 am
    South East, we have london...
    - GeckoEB February 2, 2011, 8:39 am
    Wrong, it's all about Preston in the North West :)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 5:46 am
    No, that would be people from Great Grimsby in the north east ;)
    - jakematsui February 3, 2011, 5:54 am
    i dont live there and have never been there so i can't compare it :P
    - BadassSquirrel February 3, 2011, 7:04 am
    It's a bit of a shit hole really, but the people here aren't too bad :)
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 7:07 am
    in your oppinion :P
    - BadassSquirrel February 3, 2011, 7:10 am
    You can keep it to!
    - Math February 3, 2011, 10:34 am
    Oh God, that made me laugh!
    - SuDoku February 3, 2011, 10:35 am
    I've got to agree! The north east and the M62 corridor!
    - Math February 3, 2011, 10:37 am
    If you want a good stabbing or mugging go to London!
    - Math February 3, 2011, 10:39 am
    Where are you from Math?
    - GeckoEB February 3, 2011, 1:46 pm
    Oop Norf matey
    - Math February 3, 2011, 1:58 pm
    Ahh fair play, I'm hopefully going to Newcastle for uni next year, cant wait. Getting a bit sick and tired of the south now haha not gunna lie. However i must say, if you were to be stabbed anywhere, surely it would be in Manchester or Liverpool??
    - GeckoEB February 3, 2011, 2:01 pm
    I feel safe when I go to Manchester but Liverpool and London not at all.

    Where've you been for the past few months?
    - Math February 3, 2011, 2:04 pm
    Bahh, London is fine man, granted there are rough areas, but there are in any large city. Do you mean that literally? if so, iv been at home in Essex haha. But otherwise, maybe im missing something, have crime rates gone through the roof in london or something?
    - GeckoEB February 3, 2011, 2:07 pm
    No I meant missing from sharenator.
    - Math February 3, 2011, 2:09 pm
    Ah right, well i was away for quite some time in general, lost my stride and commitment, but its coming back slowly haha. Its about to take another blow due to sleeping.
    - GeckoEB February 3, 2011, 2:10 pm
    Sleep. Good idea.
    - Math February 3, 2011, 2:13 pm
  • 1

    What are your opinions on socialized healthcare?

    it's a brilliant concept, we just haven't really got it to work properly
    - JonnymusPrime February 2, 2011, 11:56 am
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    are you really english?

    I am actually, born and bred
    - JonnymusPrime February 2, 2011, 3:55 pm
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    You listen to Iron Maiden? Also, do most English think Americans are assholes, or whats the general opinion over there?

    I sometimes listen to iron maiden, though they are a bit old school and I'm only 16 and the general perception of Americans over here is thick, fat and over patriotic. Personally, I'm not that opinionated, but i know many people who believe that stereotype. On the other hand, Americans have very wrong stereotyped opinions of us too
    - JonnymusPrime February 2, 2011, 4:03 pm
    I'm listening to Rise Against right now!
    Us English usually stereotype Americans as brash, loud and over enthusiastic! This is why a popular holiday destination for us Brits is Cuba, but alas this has now become full of Canadians who are aboot as brash, loud and over enthusiastic!
    What I find most repulsive about you all, personally, is you are generally over magnanimous in your victories with your Hoo-raa in you face to the loser attitude.
    - Math February 3, 2011, 3:29 am
    I agree with you completely. Most Americans are over patriotic (I'm not). These people say we're fighting for freedom and our country, when really, we're not fighting for any of those things. A lot of Americans are fairly fat or over-weight. I don't know of any English stereotypes. Unless I said something like the English do nothing but drink tea all day (which I know is untrue).
    Here's a good question:
    What's the conflict between Ireland and The UK? One of my friends is from Ireland and he said that the Irish hate the British and vice versa.
    - XxDaminalsxX February 3, 2011, 3:35 am
    See this link it may explain a little>
    - Math February 3, 2011, 4:01 am
    dont forget apologetic for the canadians
    - Tremp20k February 3, 2011, 4:26 am
    Ahh. Thank you. Now I understand XD So pretty much it's almost like the Spanish(or Mexican)-American war?
    - XxDaminalsxX February 3, 2011, 4:30 am
    I like to think about it like this....England dommed everyone in Britain, and created the UK, so the Welsh, Scots, and Irish aren't to fond of us at all....but everyone hates the French so its fine.
    - GeckoEB February 3, 2011, 1:50 pm
    LOL! Your just pissed we kicked your ass in the American revolution. In your face! J/K.
    - CaptinCrunk February 3, 2011, 2:26 pm
    I was wondering how long it would take for that old chestnut to crop up...
    - JonnymusPrime February 3, 2011, 2:34 pm
    That's a pretty good way to look at it. I see it like my way because from what I understand, the English were trying to take land from the Irish and they weren't too happy about that. The same thing happened in America, except we were taking land from Mexico. Which led up to "The Alamo".
    - XxDaminalsxX February 3, 2011, 3:16 pm
    The only good things that have come from Canada are punk bands and maple syrup.
    - XxDaminalsxX February 3, 2011, 3:17 pm
    he i was good and didnt bring it up its really washingtons fault that whole war started
    - Tremp20k February 3, 2011, 4:22 pm
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    MANCHESTER UNITED! no but really what is your favorite soccer team? XD

    i personally don't really follow football but if i had to choose it would be liverpool but only because my dad supports them
    - JonnymusPrime February 3, 2011, 7:58 am
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    On a scale from one to ten, how badly do you want a playful kitten?

    • Dawn
    • February 3, 2011, 2:33 am
    I have a playful kitten. (:
    - DarkHunter February 3, 2011, 6:22 am
    i would love a kitten, not a cat though. they always look as if they are disappointed with you
    - JonnymusPrime February 3, 2011, 7:55 am
    I want a kitten my dads allergic but i still want one
    - Reddeath195 February 3, 2011, 8:19 am
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    Do you think you should have found a picture of Winston Churchill and an England flag instead of a Union flag?

    i dont think so
    the union flag has the flags of england scotland and ireland in it.
    the only chance i would make is put a dragon on it
    - awesomeeeee February 3, 2011, 4:20 am
    My point was that the poster is asking the question as an Englishman not someone from the United Kingdom or Britain. Two very different things/places.
    - invisiblehair February 3, 2011, 4:34 am
    i think that he shud b on the english flag but not the union flag
    - awesomeeeee February 3, 2011, 5:24 am
    thats a valid point but generally, england use the union jack more than the st. george's cross as our flag
    - JonnymusPrime February 3, 2011, 8:00 am
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    Whats the difference between a Welsh and English accents it probably something little like a boston and new york accent but im curious

    There isn't really a Welsh and English accent as such, just stereotype ones. Similar to there isn't an American accent only a generic idea of one.
    But generally, yes there is quite a big difference. I think there's probably more diversity in English accents due to it being a larger country.
    - invisiblehair February 3, 2011, 4:32 am
    wait a min did u just say england is bigger than america or wales?
    - Tremp20k February 3, 2011, 7:04 am
    Haha, sorry. England is bigger than Wales, hence more diversity in accents.
    - invisiblehair February 3, 2011, 7:06 am
    ok the way you worded it was a bit confusing
    - Tremp20k February 3, 2011, 7:24 am
    Duude, the welsh accent is like...English to French in comparison , it stems from them speaking Welsh and having a lot of different pronunciations to us...exaggerating slightly, but the difference i would say is more different that just a slightly different locality in England.
    - GeckoEB February 3, 2011, 1:54 pm
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    Is english food really as bad as they say?

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    What do you like best about being an Englishman? :)

    • Bekenel
    • February 3, 2011, 6:56 am
    to be totally honest, i don't know. probably our massive history and how well we're doing for such a small country. it can't be the weather
    - JonnymusPrime February 3, 2011, 8:34 am
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    I don't know if anyone has asked this yet BUT, do you guys have drinks like rum and coke in your bars or whatever you call them. What is the famous or most popular alcoholic drink there?

    • Kermie
    • February 3, 2011, 4:52 pm
    Yeah, we've got rum and coke. There are so many different styles of drinking places here, it's hard to say what our most popular drink is but, as an educated guess, i'd say lager or british ale
    - JonnymusPrime February 3, 2011, 9:51 pm
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    i love how this post has about 175 responses but only 15 points.... :/

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    what would be the nearest airport to Hastings , UK? And any good connection to hastings by train, bus etc.? thanks for help.

  • 1

    what do you think. When will Germany collapse regarding the mass of refugees?

  • 0

    Who's better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

    i would have to go for the Rolling Stones, the Beatles is a bit too hippy for me
    - JonnymusPrime February 3, 2011, 8:17 am
  • -1

    Why are enlgish people trying to become as ignorant as the average texas farmer?
    oh and why does nobody stop the immigrants from africa india and poland, to take over specialized jobs???

    • suckots
    • February 2, 2011, 7:18 am
    probably because we think we're better than everyone else and regarding the immigrants, our government is that shit, they probably don't give a fuck
    - JonnymusPrime February 2, 2011, 8:27 am
    Is your name Mohammed ???
    - MalverdeAl100 February 2, 2011, 8:30 am
    Stop trolling suckots....when did we start to 'try' to become ignorant? and as Jonny said, our government loves giving freebies to immigrants, especially foreign prisoners who should have been deported years sucks i tells ya.
    - GeckoEB February 2, 2011, 8:42 am
    - suckots February 2, 2011, 9:35 am
    Surprisingly, it's Jonny, actually
    - JonnymusPrime February 2, 2011, 10:03 am
    Oh yeah. He mad ;D
    - XxDaminalsxX February 3, 2011, 3:29 am
    Why should they? Plenty of people from Britain emigrate every year and 'take the jobs' of people from other countries. Do you think we should stay in the country of our birth?
    - invisiblehair February 3, 2011, 6:54 am
    naah its just that I think that as the uni gets more expensive other countries pay for their students to study in england and elsewhere and the UK goverment gets cash out of it, and instead of educated english workforces u get more from elsewhere, and the wide potential of the smart people in england is not fully used
    - suckots February 3, 2011, 7:15 am
    I just cant help but feel, should English citizens not get priority over an illegal immigrant? I respect the fact that a large amount of immigrants are here because they have skills that we need, and they have a right to be here...but it can go too far the other way and end up with the taxpayer paying ridiculous amounts for immigrants to live here and not contribute to our country...which seems skewed in my opinion.
    - GeckoEB February 3, 2011, 1:59 pm
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