british stereotypes

Stereotypes of Britain, II


Here are some stereotypes of the United Kingdom. Are they correct, wrong or partially-correct? Is it good, bad, both, in between or it depends? Why is it like that? What it is like in your country?

1. All British men are like James Bond; British women are like Princess Diana.

2. English people think driving on the left-side of the road and right side of the car is the right and natural way. (What do others think?)

3. (Only) the British love pie and peas, beef stew, roast beef, shepherd’s pie, boiled vegetables, fish and chips.

4. British society is very class-conscious.

5. The British are high-classed, well-mannered, educated, cultured and civilized.

6. British people always seek out and move to paradise: France, Spain, Australia, Bulgaria.

7. London is England and England is London: The Clock Tower (Big Ben), Houses of Parliament, London Bridges, British Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, British Library, Trafalgar Square, James’s Park, Green Park, Hyde Park.

8. The British are the Good Guys; the Afghans, Arabs, Chinese, French, Germans, Indians, Hawaiians, Japanese, Russians, Spaniards, Turks and Zulus are the Bad Guys.

9. The best pop stars come from the UK. The Brits are the world’s best pop musicians.

10. The British don’t consider themselves to be part of Europe; they feel closer to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States.

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