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Date: 12/28/07 12:55 AM

145 Responses to The British are NOT Stupid

  1. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2007 at 11:58 am
    Link: The British are NOT Stupid - A video response to ``Americans are Not Stupid`` clip.
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    Gadget522 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 12:59 am
    aaahahahhahahaa
    priceless.
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    Gadget522 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:00 am
    how many different colours <haha british spelling
    on a four color piece of paper?
    iono
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    Gadget522 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:02 am
    see no IM NOT IM SECOND lol
    not that many first posters today
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    zirak Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:04 am
    the second commenter overtakes the first commenter - what commenter am i?

    FIRST!

    haha...

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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:04 am
    He`s asking an 8 year old those questions?
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    Tymberwulf Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:07 am
    I don`t think it is some much that they are stupid, but more to do with that they just don`t think. Many people are amazed at what they really know when they actually stop and think about what they are being asked. :)
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    shamille Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:14 am
    "George BOOSH!"

    no wait it`s not Blair is it anymore isn`t it.. It`s ilke... ehhh Gordon Brown or something...? Oh well they all look the same.

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    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:15 am
    agree with that guy above
    because a lot of people are actually visual thinkers

    and that is not accurate since he asked less than 10 people

    try asking people who are WORKING or have a job, he might get more intelligent answers

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    loljessifa Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:27 am
    Ahahahaha.
    If he wouldda asked me them questions i would have been the besttt.

    But, on another note, if he came to Stoke he`d probably get `butted by a beefy chav.

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    Berserk505 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:31 am
    Of course they know their stuff, they only showed the ones that either messed up or faked it (maybe) because it`s much more entertaining to see on television.
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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:32 am
    "if he came to Stoke he`d probably get `butted by a beefy chav."

    That`s why English and American should be considered two different languages.

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    Berserk505 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:38 am
    AKappy, they have their own slang going on over there. They say things like "cheeky munky" "bird which means bitch I think" "geezers means gangster or thug" if I am correct, excuse my understanding of brit-culture. Maybe some people that comment can correct me.
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    mastercif Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:41 am
    "and that is not accurate since he asked less than 10 people"
    and the same goes with all these videos saying "look how stupid Americans are"
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    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:42 am
    Ha.
  16. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:48 am
    American English and UK English not only have different slang, but different words that refer to the same thing. Also, it is pretty damn hard to understand some of the heavier regional British accents.

    I`m not saying there is anything wrong with either- it is just hard for me to call them the exact same language.

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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:55 am
    Where did that guy go to find these people????
  18. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 1:58 am
    Cookies Vs. Biscuits.

    Same thing, sounds different.

    So`s the video.

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    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:01 am
    Bird is a term refering to a woman usually a goodlooking one. Being called a cheeky monkey means you are being rude or insolent (but in a non-serious way) and geezer would be used to describe a man who is percieved as cool (quite hard to explain that one).

    As for our spelling of colour all i gotta say is we came up with it first if Americans want to change how it is spelled thats their choice but laughing at is a bit stupid

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    water_dragon Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:02 am
    Rofl They were all prob. nervous and didnt think Straight I love it at the end "1 st........NO I AM 2nd!!!!!!!" lol looks like she is about to attack the guy
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:07 am
    American and British English are different dialects, not languages. Linguists allow a lot of variation within a language before they`re willing to split it up completely.
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    loljessifa Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:11 am
    Haha, best british word that i don`tactually know if they use anywhere else in the world,
    `Bollocks`
    What a bloody brilliant word.
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    loljessifa Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:13 am
    "Cookies Vs. Biscuits.
    Same thing, sounds different.

    So`s the video."

    cookies and biscuits are different.
    I dunno why, one of my workmates told me off once when i went to get cookies out of the oven, and called them biscuits.
    Buscuits are like,
    Digestives, Rich Teas, CUSTARD CREAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And bourbons.
    Stuff like that.
    Apparently.

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    Killamagig Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:18 am
    Beserk505 - "AKappy, they have their own slang going on over there. They say things like "cheeky munky" "bird which means bitch I think" "geezers means gangster or thug" if I am correct, excuse my understanding of brit-culture. Maybe some people that comment can correct me."

    Close, but those were phrases which were only used a little bit a few years ago. At the moment in schools (i`m 13) we have this incredibly frustrating thing going on where some of the dumber kids seem to think that they are "hard" and "gangster" and dont realise how pathetic it makes them look. Our insults around here are very blunt at the moment, eg "Twat, wanker" but I try to avoid using words like that since the supposedly ganster kids use them all the time.
    As for "Bird" i haven`t heard that one in a long time. Most people use the word fit, so it`s "that is a fit girl". Now that i think about it, my school f*cking suc

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    Killamagig Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:21 am
    yep biscuits are like digestives and rich teas, and cookies are the cruncy things with chocolate chips in them. oh and yes, bollocks is an awesome word :P
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    Inferno00 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:23 am
    Wow these are all straight forward questions... even old people get it wrong..
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:24 am
    bollocks
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    matrixie Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:25 am
    Bird... doesnt mean bitch. Means a woman. "That bird over there". I can see Americans laughing at Brittish people on here but to those people i say, the jokes on you, look at your president. we have the last laugh now :)
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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:27 am
    That makes sense, Osprey. It just seemed a little weird for the two to not be differentiated in any fashion. Referring to them as two different languages would be a tad extreme, but dialects works.

    Aaaanyway, ON topic:

    I think it would be a solid humanity morale-booster if we were to see a video like this where everybody answers the questions correctly. However, that would be boring.

  30. Profile photo of teph2112
    teph2112 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 2:51 am
    lol
    Welcome to the British language discussion page
    i just use 1337
  31. Profile photo of Berserk505
    Berserk505 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 3:02 am
    Thank you guys for clearing that up for me.
  32. Profile photo of puppies04
    puppies04 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 3:07 am
    that bird ain`t a bird she`s a hard gangsta geezer and a cheeky monkey, i know because i saw her bollocks!
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 3:32 am
    bird doesnt mean bitch! if someones a "reet bird" then there hot. durrrrr...
    and geezer means thug but never gangster
    but it can mean someone who is cool
    completely depends on where you come from
    or it can just mean an annoying person
    like an old geezer is just like and old git.

    and you guys dont say cheeky monkey? :|

    oh and ps
    do americans have chavs??
    or do they call them something else?
    chavs run this country more or less. though its been taken over slowly by emos/indies
    both prove equaly annoying
    noone is normal over here. noone.!

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    mintyboy3000 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 3:46 am
    Ahahaha, daaamn.
    Where did he find these people?!
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    shucker Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 3:48 am
    The people in that video are Scottish...to call the people in that video, you need a mix of Scottish, Welsh, Irish and English people...so this video should be about the Scotts. Another thing, he mainly asked children and senile old people. I am English and I could answer all those questions.
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    derangedingo Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 3:56 am
    LOL ZOMG EURPOEUNS ARE STUPOOD
    3

    Take that, suckers.

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    robint88 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 4:12 am
    Erm...These are Scottish. Us good olde english folke are smarter than them.
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    Killing_Time Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 4:20 am
    Stupid, he asked kids and old people, and he asked them trivia/ pub quiz questions instead of the one about America where for the most part they were politically based questions.
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    Brittanic Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 4:44 am
    Well all those who saidthe Irish currency was pounds are still thinking of the good ol` days when the Irish Pound still existed...

    And don`t expect a British people to acknowledge an EU flag - let alone remember what it looks like.

    Although I note with interest that they mostly asked northerners...

    On a different note though... if we were to take the AVERAGE intelligence of the British population and the AVERAGE intelligence of the American population, I`d like to see the results. I suspect both figures would be shockingly low.

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    lifeavoidit Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2007 at 5:16 am
    haha being from scotland i can clearly say they are not scottish robint88.

    if the guy had asked some people older than 10 then he might have got a better answer, there also seems to be a lot of teenagers in the clip also god i bet half of them cant even spell there own name lol.

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    Bellatrix391 Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 5:16 am
    Where did they FIND those people?!
    And weren`t they all Scottish? =D
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 5:22 am
    Why didn`t they ask any English people? They asked just Scottish and Irish people, who wouldn`t know some English things that well, or perhaps not even give a damn.

    And yeah, American Chavs are called Wiggers.

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    yankee15 Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2007 at 5:24 am
    Ruthless1990, If what I`ve read about chavs is right then we do have them though we don`t call them chavs. Kevin Federline would be a chav in England wouldn`t he?
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    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    December 28, 2007 at 5:36 am
    Me thinks he was in Rhyll... *lawls at Rhyll joke*

    I love how spell check suggests hell instead of Rhyll...

    Also, this wasn`t as fair or well done as the American one... He was asking senile people and children on the most part, and a few of the rest were blonde...

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    notpluggedin Female 60-69
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    December 28, 2007 at 5:37 am
    English slang... the decline of language...

    Few people actually use the words geezer and bird... chav is current though.

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    kevinz Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 6:08 am
    Totally BS.
    In this clip, you only see him ask questions to inexperienced teenagers and senior citizens. But if you take a look at the "Americans are NOT stupid" clip, the interviewer asks questions to people of all ages.
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    Cyanic Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 6:14 am
    Chavs are just creatures of filth that countless brits have tried to explain to the rest of the world, but none of them seem to grasp the concept fully. So it is kind of a slang word, but more a name.

    Anyway. this video just proves hat you can do this with any country in the world.=D

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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 6:21 am
    oh,chavs,yes,we get them in germany also,and the turkish version,imagine chavs with a messed up perspective of islam running around pulling knives on everyone thinking theyll get women like that,not to mention they speak a form of german that sounds like they got oatmeal in their mouth at all times,if they speak ANY german at all that is,half the time they only know their own language even if theyre born and lived here all their lives.
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    NamakeMono Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 7:15 am
    This is faked, right?
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    gnctrkcll Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 7:15 am
    if they go and ask the elderly and the children, then of course the result can be like this. the Americans interviewed in the other video are mostly young adults/middle aged people.
  51. Profile photo of Wesc
    Wesc Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 7:18 am
    What British language?
    Contraty to popular belief, Britain isn`t England. Britain is actually comprised of Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England.
    British accent?
    The so called "posh" accent is only one of many british accent`s.

    I`m not English, but I am Welsh.

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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 7:22 am
    Actually, overall, Americans are among the stupidest of first-world peoples.
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    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 7:27 am
    i think they only showed the people that answered stupidly and same goes for the american version
  54. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    December 28, 2007 at 7:38 am
    ^ Brittanic said, "On a different note though... if we were to take the AVERAGE intelligence of the British population and the AVERAGE intelligence of the American population, I`d like to see the results. I suspect both figures would be shockingly low."

    I don`t think they would be shockingly low. By your own description, I would expect the figures would be shockingly AVERAGE.

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    seth124 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 7:46 am
    Who`d have thought British slang and London slang would be confused?

    I`m from the proudly impenetrable northwest :-)

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    Trexa Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 7:48 am
    Hasn`t anyone figured out yet that the WHOLE WORLD is stupid?
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    Aciliveth Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 8:03 am
    Man the dude at 00:34 looks JUST like a British friend of mine, and talks like him too. It`s weird. But it can`t be him, `cause he lives in Canada.

    "3rd." I was waiting for somebody to say that, actually, but I didn`t think anybody would. lol.

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    asphyxiated Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 8:11 am
    It saddens me to see that educational systems in countries all over the world are deteriorating. :-|
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 8:20 am
    A-merry-canes are still stupid, this just proves the British are also stupid. Nothing any of you say will defer this, except perhaps a canadian video.
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 8:32 am
    European English, not all of it..but most, has been absolutely slaughtered by slang terms. I speak very much like I type. I have a number of English friends and I absolutely can not understand some of the slang they throw around. It`s not that I don`t understand what they are saying, it`s just that the slang terms make no actual sense when compared to what they meant. I`m sure todays teens are destroying US English now too from what I`ve seen lately.
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    IMGAY4REALZ Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 8:54 am
    Uh, that doesn`t really prove that the British are as dumb as Americans. Those were considerably harder questions. Excluding the question about the flag color, it`s NOT basic knowledge to have the ability to name car manufacturers, school age entry, and stadium locations.

    Also, I love how a good 50% of the questions were
    asked to a 7 year old boy and a bunch of brain-dead 14 year old dropouts.

    Nice try Britain, we`re still dumber.

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    manditaaknfv Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 8:59 am
    "beefy chav"

    AHHAHAHAHAHAHHAA

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    shamille Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:06 am
    "...biscuits are digestives and rich teas..."

    do i even want to know what a digestive is?

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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:08 am
    We all know, that of all the English-speaking countries in the world, Canada is, of course, the most intelligent. Everyone knows it, it`s just about time we all come to terms with it.

    I don`t know, this video proved nothing except that you get idiots all over the world (minus Canada, of course), not just America. Amazingly.

    I`m going to start adopting British slang into my American vocabulary. British slang is so much more colorful (colourful)!!!!

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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:09 am
    what is the irish currency?! who drating cares!
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:09 am
    drating.haha. i didnt say that
  67. Profile photo of Growth
    Growth Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:13 am
    Yeah, british people REALLY ARE like that.
    It is very easy to start a street-interview and show how stupid someone is, and this is true in any country. Chris Morris is famous for doing this, albeit in a London (overpopulated piss) street:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8k9QsKYu...
    10 minutes of good clips here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K9_mQ9sG...

    (though, to be fair, this guy went out and took a survey he wrote by himself, and I`m just pasting links)

  68. Profile photo of USArmy3
    USArmy3 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:23 am
    I knew most of those questions, and I`m American.

    USA! USA!

  69. Profile photo of satanus
    satanus Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:28 am
    im english,and no,we arent stupid.we do speak slightly different to americans,we call fries,chips.we call chips,crisps.just crisps,not potato crisps,just crisps.
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    Vindicate Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:35 am
    Geez these things are irritating. Americans (depending on which stereotype you tend to think of as a general American) can be stupid or smart. If you did an interview in Arkansas or Alabama the result would be much different than on MIT`s campus or Harvard`s campus. I`m sure the same is true for any other country.

    Oh wow, 10 random people couldn`t answer stupid trivia questions - that entire country must be full of idiots. -______-

  71. Profile photo of satanus
    satanus Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:35 am
    we dont call biscuits digestives,we call them biscuits.and not every english person drinks tea and are posh. infact,i love pizza and burgers.thank america for that.(thanks america!)not italian pizza,american style.deep dish,without pepparoni,but spicy sauce.and england is actually a great place.america is not stupid,and england isnt either!its probably the australians thats stupid. australians are stupid.
  72. Profile photo of satanus
    satanus Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:36 am
    :-p
  73. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:36 am
    Nah! There are idiots where I come from, they`re just hard to find.
  74. Profile photo of satanus
    satanus Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 9:37 am
    that,or aliens.they probably are,because they dont escape from area 51.wow.aliens are stupid.
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    RMcT Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 10:07 am
    cummoooonnn.....they were northern!!!
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    togetec Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 10:12 am
    stupid europeans.
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    runeguy37 Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 10:24 am
    Anybody else notice how everyone always jumps on the bandwagon criticizing the US whenever one of these videos is posted from the US. But when it`s the British, everyone claims it can`t be accurate because it`s only 10 people or wonder where the hell they found these people. I think the main point here is there are stupid people everywhere.
  78. Profile photo of Tupper
    Tupper Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2007 at 10:33 am
    ^ Brittanic said, "On a different note though... if we were to take the AVERAGE intelligence of the British population and the AVERAGE intelligence of the American population, I`d like to see the results. I suspect both figures would be shockingly low."

    ^Patriot Puppy said
    "I don`t think they would be shockingly low.
    By your own description, I would expect the figures would be shockingly AVERAGE."

    I would have thought his point was perfectly clear, that compared to other nations, the figures would be low. Could you not read that into it or a you just a pedant?

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    Bloomper Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 10:43 am
    a bit too much LSD for the kid in the hoodie, eh?
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    violingirl77 Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 10:49 am
    Half the people they asked were kids!
    And they spelled "Tony Blair" wrong.
  81. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    December 28, 2007 at 10:57 am
    ^Not sure what you are implying, Tupper. I simply said that I don`t believe the numbers would be low. I believe as others have pointed out, that the numbers would be AVERAGE when compared to ALL nations. Who`s the pedant?
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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2007 at 11:11 am
    AKappy
    Male, 18-29, Western US
    1571 Posts

    Stick to being funny mkay

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    Ratdog993 Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 11:16 am
    When will everyone accept that these videos don`t represent the entire population whether it`s in America or Britain or Kazakhstan! They`re a cheap laugh that someone takes offence out of and starts a huge debate about wars and languages and silly little things. Stop fighting now or I`ll bang you all out bluds! (Some chav speak for you)
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    campin_chris Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 11:19 am
    Thank you, Ratdog.
  85. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 11:23 am
    This can not measure up to the original video.
    They are only asking 8 year olds, old people and foreigners. And most people on this video do not stop to think about the question.
    Plus: These are completely different questions.
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    December 28, 2007 at 11:30 am
    Ooh, while everyone`s here and on this topic, I have a question that`s been in the back of my mind for quite some time now.

    So, I would call myself an American. What do people from England call themselves?
    "I`m an Englander?"
    "I`m an Englishman?"
    "I`m an English person?"

    Or is there no equivalent? One simply says, "I`m from England." Or "I`m English."

    Same with Irish people, Scottish people, and Welsh people.

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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2007 at 11:33 am
    ^ to above im british :P
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    nickbrick Male 13-17
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    December 28, 2007 at 11:42 am
    This video fails to proove anything. Nice try, though.
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    thanatos16 Male 18-29
    291 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 11:47 am
    and while the English and Americans are fighting it out... the Japanese sneak in and pwn you all.
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    aislingeire Female 18-29
    21 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 11:57 am
    it just occured to me the i-am-bored doesnt know british or irish curses or slang! Yeah that video was made by scuttering gobsheens. In order to prove that their fellow country men and women are smart they first had to make them look dumb.
    Ironic
  91. Profile photo of DudeGuy
    DudeGuy Male 13-17
    211 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 11:59 am
    lol, i said it about the american one too. All societies have idiots :D. anyway, all he asked where thick kids or old people who gave up hope a long time ago. lol. Of course they`re going to only show the crap ones, lol.
  92. Profile photo of DudeGuy
    DudeGuy Male 13-17
    211 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 12:00 pm
    oh yea, they spelt "Blair" wrong too, they put "blare"
    lol
  93. Profile photo of Growth
    Growth Male 13-17
    93 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 12:05 pm
    groupthink !== true

    That is, public perception id not based on truth and lies, it is based on what is INTERESTING.

    Some people over here really are drating stupid, but not ALL of them. Any group of people will look stupid if you pick the stupid ones out. First it was the Americans, soon it`ll be Sudan or Australia or whatever.

  94. Profile photo of sylvieee
    sylvieee Female 13-17
    23 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 12:17 pm
    half of them dont even sound british
    and plus if you`re going to suggest that British people are stupid, the person doing subititles did it himself because he spelled Tony BLAIR`s name Tony BLARE, but yeah, its Gordon Brown now anyway
    and im British, and i could have answered all of those questions easily :)
  95. Profile photo of xplode
    xplode Male 13-17
    34 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 12:21 pm
    This video is biased. On this one they only asked 12 people,of which 4 were children. On the American one he asked rougthly 50 people, and only 1 was a child.
  96. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    Shanir, I am fully capable of engaging in actual, meaningful conversation, alright?

    Uhhh... I mean... poop, pee, erection.

  97. Profile photo of cahalla
    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    I love how when the video was against americans, and we said- they have a HANDFUL of people that they edit that from, or we said- thats not the average person... or something along that lines... we were wrong and idiots.

    However, these are the Europeans main arguements now.


    Yes, our languages are semi different (w/ slangs)
    Yes, we have different education systems and requirements.
    And BOTH sides of the ocean have had some poor people making decisions at different times throughout the course of the different countries existance...

    But that doesnt make people from anywhere stupid or idiots.
    Some Americans Are naive... as are some europeans. Some cant tell a digit from a letter or a bisquit from a creme brule.... but that doesnt mean any one is stupid.

    What makes people stupid, is the fact they will get on a website, and tell someone they cant use an arguement, and 5 days later use the same arguement when something is said against them....

  98. Profile photo of DrewK
    DrewK Male 30-39
    495 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 12:52 pm
    Wow all these "European" people sure are singing a different tune now that it`s poking fun at them. You all are flip flopping more than John Kerry the last election cycle. As for my opinion, it remains the same. You can`t judge an entire society by a hand picked cross section.
  99. Profile photo of BurnBurn
    BurnBurn Male 18-29
    223 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    "I`m English." is how its said :D
    This just proves something we have have a reet wank car industry and maybe some people are dosed up on tranqs to realise they are being filmed.

    Maybe it was in Yorkshire.

  100. Profile photo of Freelop
    Freelop Male 18-29
    442 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 1:00 pm
    Rolls-Royce is part of BMW which is German for the record, most British car companies are part of a larger firm anyway so that was a hard one
  101. Profile photo of Shanir
    Shanir Male 30-39
    1074 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 1:06 pm
    AKappy
    Male, 18-29, Western US
    1576 Posts

    your so hot XD :P

  102. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 1:13 pm
    The British Flag does only have two colors. White isn`t a color. Why are they implying that two is the wrong answer? Feh the whole discussion of an entire population being stupid is stupid in it`s self.
  103. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 1:41 pm
    ^ Yeah, THAT`S why they got the answer wrong. It`s because he didn`t ask how many different TINTS AND SHADES the flag has. Duhhhhh.

    Be a little more technical next time.

  104. Profile photo of The_Frogg
    The_Frogg Male 18-29
    619 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 1:45 pm
    thats what you get for making fun of us you brits!
  105. Profile photo of jjcruiser13
    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
    706 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 1:57 pm
    "Stupid, he asked kids and old people"

    "In this clip, you only see him ask questions to inexperienced teenagers and senior citizens. But if you take a look at the "Americans are NOT stupid" clip, the interviewer asks questions to people of all ages."

    "if they go and ask the elderly and the children, then of course the result can be like this. the Americans interviewed in the other video are mostly young adults/middle aged people."

    Yes, I`m sure there isn`t a single middle aged or young adult European who is stupid. It`s just all the teens and the elderly.
    Well thanks for clarifying that.

  106. Profile photo of wake_n_bake
    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
    663 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    Ha!
    See, it`s not just us! :D
  107. Profile photo of randomer
    randomer Male 13-17
    277 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 2:59 pm
    He calls us stupid and he can`t spell BLAIR. It`s not spelt "BLARE". We can remember how to spell Bush for God`s sake.


    BOLLOCKS!

  108. Profile photo of randomer
    randomer Male 13-17
    277 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 3:00 pm
    I forgot to add this in. jjcruiser13 is awesome to have worked that out and I thank you.
  109. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 3:13 pm
    Bristish car company? Ford!

    i had to laugh at that, i havent read the comments...but seeing there are so many there is probably already a country war in here...*sigh*

  110. Profile photo of tispayne
    tispayne Male 18-29
    105 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 3:23 pm
    yeh well done, ask scottish ppl, old senile people small stupid chavs..well done
  111. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 4:02 pm
    Just need to be reiterated: if people answered the questions correctly this video would be no fun.
  112. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    Ask the same questions to everyone posting on IAB (me included), and aliens from Mars would be commenting on how stupid the Earthlings are...

    Of course, I`ve assumed here that we are all Earthlings...

  113. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
    1596 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    Amazing how the same comments..."ZOMG This is not the whole country" is written as in the American video...
  114. Profile photo of KingDragon
    KingDragon Female 18-29
    159 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 4:38 pm
    goddamit the british flag does have 2 colours. It`s white with a red cross. The red white and bluie is the union jack- and it represents England, Ireland and Soctland. But not Wales... which seems unfair. We totally need some green, or a dragon on it!
  115. Profile photo of KingDragon
    KingDragon Female 18-29
    159 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 4:41 pm
    ...geez.. my spelling is appauling... sorry
  116. Profile photo of KingDragon
    KingDragon Female 18-29
    159 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 4:44 pm
    other than that.. these people are daft as anything... it`s quite painful.
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 5:00 pm
    sad...
  118. Profile photo of ___xstacey
    ___xstacey Female 13-17
    91 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 5:12 pm
    it`s quite sad really that no one knows how many sides a triangle has =/
  119. Profile photo of Oshidutako
    Oshidutako Male 18-29
    272 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    Questions were harder and he asked younger people. In the Americans are not stupid video questions were easier.
  120. Profile photo of GirInsamija
    GirInsamija Female 18-29
    26 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 5:26 pm
    I`m terrible at answering things under pressure like that. Doesn`t seem like much but with a camera and all pointed on you it makes it difficult..
  121. Profile photo of Figgy
    Figgy Male 18-29
    314 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 5:36 pm
    Video is fake.
  122. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 5:58 pm
    KingDragon^^^ "...geez.. my spelling is appauling... sorry" I think you mean `appalling`. If you`re going to apologise for bad spelling, at least run a spell-check on the apology.

    And you`re referring to the English flag (red cross on white field). The British flag (i.e. the country known as the UK) is the Union Jack.

  123. Profile photo of cahalla
    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 8:50 pm
    davymid.... apoli"gise" is apologize... if youre going to bitch at someone for their spelling, learn to spell yourself.
  124. Profile photo of maxog1
    maxog1 Male 13-17
    145 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 8:53 pm
    lol george bush >..<
  125. Profile photo of MooffinMan
    MooffinMan Male 13-17
    83 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 9:04 pm
    "davymid.... apoli"gise" is apologize... if youre going to bitch at someone for their spelling, learn to spell yourself."

    ...Apologise. The ENGLISH way to spell it. From ENGLAND.

  126. Profile photo of EvilSock737
    EvilSock737 Female 13-17
    442 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 10:47 pm
    I would have said first the passing-the-second-person-in-a-race one...
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    webcamwanker Male 18-29
    237 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 11:20 pm
    yuo low down no good for nothing buldging bubble eyed gator mouth fool..... how dare you!.. you talk yoo much!
    with love from engurland.. er engerland... err oh drat off
  128. Profile photo of WDanC
    WDanC Male 18-29
    410 posts
    December 28, 2007 at 11:49 pm
    The whole world is stupid. Why we feel the need to put ourselves above the other, when it`s clearly false is beyond me.

    I did like how a lot of people bitched about the type of people who were questioned, and the questions asked. Oh yeah, and the whole, "THEY AREN`T BRITISH!" Jebus. I`m gonna have to try that.

    Those people from Alabama aren`t American! They don`t even sound like me! I smell a little role reversal with a touch of "the pot calling the kettle black".

    This post amused me. Thanks for that.

  129. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
    756 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 12:47 am
    I love all the English and other Europeans trying to explain why this video somehow proves nothing while the American ones do. How about NONE of them prove anything! Anyone who thinks that an EDITED video of people giving stupid answers represents an entire population is a dumbass themselves. I`ve never met any person (period) who didn`t know basic crap like this (except for rednecks, who represent a very small part of America, and lets face it, all countries have their own version of rednecks)
  130. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
    2216 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 1:26 am
    As for the biscuit/cookie debate, what you guys call biscuits, we call savoury scones, what WE call biscuits, you call cookies.

    Although we call choc-chip cookies "cookies", not biscuits, strangely.

    And to whoever asked about Digestive Biscuits. I believe in the US the closest thing is Graham Crackers, but we`d never call them crackers, as a cracker is thinner and more brittle/dry.

    And despite technicalities, I`d still call white a colour, to whoever said it wasnt one.

  131. Profile photo of gibb0
    gibb0 Male 13-17
    192 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 2:33 am
    Lol american men wear suspenders, hahahahahaha! >.<, for all you americans who dont know suspenders in English are things that hos usually wear to stop there tights (pantyhose) from falling down. anyway what type of word is pantyhose.
  132. Profile photo of gibb0
    gibb0 Male 13-17
    192 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 2:35 am
    anyway whoever made this, they asked the most dumb places in britian.

    1. old people with dementure
    2. some farmer who knows only of vegetables
    3. some chav tracky night hoody trouble maker who misses school.

  133. Profile photo of flamingbambi
    flamingbambi Female 13-17
    235 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 3:36 am
    i cant believe some of those answers!
    ah well. i`m happy living in the stupid country xD
  134. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 8:47 am
    wait hang on hang on... did they think the video was British? is that why they questioned British citizens... because i mean... oh god the irony is overwhelming
  135. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
    1264 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 8:52 am
    and australia just sits back and watches the chaos its caused.. on a forum
  136. Profile photo of Wildform
    Wildform Male 13-17
    43 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 10:02 am
    What IS the currency of Ireland?
  137. Profile photo of Cyanic
    Cyanic Male 13-17
    388 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 11:50 am
    Hey Pat - shut the smeg up!

    You have just generalized an entire continent, as people who are American hating. Congratulations: Have a cookie.

    Oh, and the currency of island is the Euro.
    (Not sure if north ireland is the same).

  138. Profile photo of Cyanic
    Cyanic Male 13-17
    388 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 11:51 am
    The currency of island? hehe, sorry.

    I-R-E-L-A-N-D

  139. Profile photo of Wildform
    Wildform Male 13-17
    43 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 2:56 pm
    Thanks Cyanic!
  140. Profile photo of DemonCurtain
    DemonCurtain Male 18-29
    244 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 4:03 pm
    Oh for drats sake, all of you, Brits, Americans, everyone, just shut the hell up about this.
    Can`t we just all accept the fact that It`s impossible to generalize an entire group of people based on a small cross section. I`m sure I could go to any nation in the world and get people to give me stupid answers to easy questions.
    Videos like this prove one thing, that it is you, arguing that you`re people are superior, are nothing but a nationalistic idiot.
    /rant
  141. Profile photo of ChestyLaRoo
    ChestyLaRoo Female 18-29
    215 posts
    December 29, 2007 at 11:10 pm
    "we call fries,chips,we call chips,crisps,just crisps,not potato crisps,just crisps"
    Ha,looooove it!Sounds so silly:]
  142. Profile photo of crazymagemia
    crazymagemia Female 18-29
    364 posts
    December 30, 2007 at 4:53 am
    ....im outraged.
    A few of the people in this video werent even british and the ones who were were teenage boys! chavs! this isnt fair at all.
    the one woman at the end seemed like the only one you could fairly copunt and she did get all but one wrong...
  143. Profile photo of JohannaxStar
    JohannaxStar Female 13-17
    53 posts
    December 31, 2007 at 12:29 pm
    Hah, it makes me proud to be British(!)

    At least we still have our so called dry wit. (:

  144. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    January 4, 2008 at 1:39 pm
    cahalla, its "apologise" in the UK, so you might want to take that into consideration if youre going to bitch at someone for their spelling
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    Chappell Male 13-17
    69 posts
    March 7, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    f uck monkeys up the a ss

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