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435 Responses to A Lesson To Americans About The UK [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Voteforkudos
    Voteforkudos Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 6:59 am
    Link: A Lesson To Americans About The UK - Hey Yankees: England, Britain and the United Kingdom are three different things--stop screwing it up.
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    iiiihatejmac Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:06 am
    yah whatever same sh.t
  3. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:07 am
    You GO britannia!
  4. Profile photo of M3ntal1313
    M3ntal1313 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:09 am
    lolz sorry
  5. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:12 am
    HA, like they`ll remember all that :P (facetious. facetious, please don`t have a stroke) :D
  6. Profile photo of greggpethers
    greggpethers Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:13 am
    haha

    this is brilliant.

    thing is, when i came to america, i realised how little i knew about the states. granted, it`s a bit bigger, but the fact remains... if you`re an english guy, this is easy. if you`re not, it`s tres confusing.
  7. Profile photo of WorldOfJames
    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:13 am
    lol FIIINALLLY!
  8. Profile photo of BayneZaney
    BayneZaney Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:14 am
    That`s not hard to understand...unless you`re american...

    e.g:
    "Ma fayvrit` countreh udder dan Amearica gotta be Europe!"
  9. Profile photo of neosophist
    neosophist Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:15 am
    Try telling that to the Irish.
  10. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:15 am
    Isn`t it just easier to call them mini-me?
  11. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:17 am
    I`m not the best at Geography but even I knew this with the exception of the flags. However, I don`t care much about flags in the first place.
  12. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:19 am
    OK. Help me here. Is England a country? I think so, but if so, then what is The United Kingdom? I thought The UK was the country, but that would make England a part of the country. Britain is just the a geographic classification, right?

    See, this is why I`m confused, but I`ve always been willing to admit it, and never told anyone they were wrong about it. I`m a self professed ignorant American when it comes to this.
  13. Profile photo of VCP24
    VCP24 Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:22 am
    Just like when you say "yankees", you are talking about ALL Americans but to me, (being from the south) yankees are people north of the Mason/Dixon line. Try using "ya`ll" next time or it`s plural form "all of ya`ll". :)
  14. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:22 am
    I think Great Britain should drop the "Great". It`s a bit self-centered. Would be like us calling our country Terrific America!
  15. Profile photo of xhaseox
    xhaseox Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:23 am
    o_O even I knew that.... but I also have a few friends in the uk so that probsbly helps lol
  16. Profile photo of cheezer
    cheezer Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:23 am
    Not much of a kingdom anymore... you`s should change that.. and `England` should be changed to `This Is All We Have Left` IMO
  17. Profile photo of DarthJay
    DarthJay Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:25 am
    Ummmmm....k....intellegent American`s already knew that. But, in all fairness, there are just as many stupid Brits as their are Americans. Case in point, I live in Texas. When I mnetion that on forums and chat rooms I am SHOCKED by how many Brits start asking if I ride a horse to work and/or live on a cactus ranch.
  18. Profile photo of WTFisaWocket
    WTFisaWocket Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:26 am
    A lesson to Great Britain/England/Whatever: America doesn`t care, it`s not that we don`t know the difference, we don`t care.
  19. Profile photo of Django
    Django Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:28 am
    So Bayne, by the term "American" are you referring to people from North America, Central America, or South America? If you`re referring to North America, are you referring to those from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Cuba, etc.?
  20. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:34 am
    "I think Great Britain should drop the "Great". It`s a bit self-centered. Would be like us calling our country Terrific America! "

    difference there is that your would be a lie ;)
  21. Profile photo of BayneZaney
    BayneZaney Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:34 am
    since when has the term "american" been used to mean "someone from Canada"?

    "Where are you from?"

    -"Canada"

    "Oh, so you`re American! Cool.."
  22. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:37 am
    So this is just like muscle cars.
    A Firebird isn`t a Trans Am but a Trans Am is a Firebird.
  23. Profile photo of Django
    Django Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:40 am
    Since Geography 101.
  24. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:40 am
    "America doesn`t care, it`s not that we don`t know the difference, we don`t care."

    America isn`t a country either, did you not know that or do you just not care about the USA either?
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:40 am
    Django wins
  26. Profile photo of riotDX
    riotDX Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:40 am
    Cool story bro
  27. Profile photo of J_Action
    J_Action Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:41 am
    hey britain, quit making things so f-ing complicated
  28. Profile photo of alley228
    alley228 Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:43 am
    I sense some hostility here...
  29. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:44 am
    Ditto, DarthJay. I get asked how life is on the prairie and if I milk my own cows and poo. Too bad I live in a city.
  30. Profile photo of Yadarfyn
    Yadarfyn Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:44 am
    @DarthJay
    I`m sure intelligent Americans know it too. Just sayin`.
  31. Profile photo of BayneZaney
    BayneZaney Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:45 am
    I disagree.

    but even if I were to admit that you could call someone from Canada "an american", my point still stands...
  32. Profile photo of bombaytech
    bombaytech Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:48 am
    Just go with Limey to be safe.
  33. Profile photo of Kadinsky
    Kadinsky Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:49 am
    @domisgood: HA! Epic answer.
  34. Profile photo of Django
    Django Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:51 am
    Was the point being that "Americans" are too stupid to understand the difference between England, Britain, and the United Kingdom? I`m not sure that point is valid considering I just had to remind you of the difference between a term misused by Europeans confusing a continent with a country
  35. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:52 am
    @Rick_S: If only the Internet could be used for research and not just entertainment. That said, since I haven`t seen anyone answer the question, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a unitary state.

    What`s a unitary state? a sovereign state governed as one single unit in which the central government is supreme and any administrative divisions (subnational units) exercise only powers that the central government chooses to delegate. England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are constituent countries of the UK.

    thank you wikipedia.
  36. Profile photo of MEZA
    MEZA Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:54 am
    Atleast we don`t have all faked up teeth...

    Haha
  37. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:55 am
    BayneZaney thats technically (almost) correct since canada is in the continent of north america
  38. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:56 am
    I`m a Yorkshireman first and an Englishman second, British if I have to be, but I really hate being called a "Brit". Brits are who go to other countries and get drunk, start fights and complain about the local food and the dirty forigners.
  39. Profile photo of BayneZaney
    BayneZaney Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:56 am

    yeah, because it`s really important that everyone knows that the term "american" can be used for canadians and cubans...

    I apologise for my misuse of the term "american", let me rephrase:

    That`s not hard to understand...unless you`re from USA...

    e.g:
    "Ma fayvrit` countreh udder dan Amearica gotta be Europe!"


    happy?
  40. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:56 am
    @Django

    The accepted term for someone from the USA is American, so Bayne was completely right, if he was referring to someone from the continents North or South America, he would`ve said North American or South American. So basically you`re reinforcing the stereotype rather than going against it.
  41. Profile photo of bombaytech
    bombaytech Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:57 am
    How about clusterf*ck island?
  42. Profile photo of TunaSunrise
    TunaSunrise Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 7:58 am
    You can find a better explanation here.
  43. Profile photo of RevWubby
    RevWubby Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:02 am
    Well thank you. I just learned something today!
  44. Profile photo of MrWilliams
    MrWilliams Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:06 am
    That`s just plain dumb.
  45. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:10 am
    Sh*t, I`m sad to say, I didn`t know this. I did think it was the same thing and wondered why they had so many names. My day is done, I have learned something new!
  46. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:14 am
    Confusing as hell.... ;)
  47. Profile photo of DavidXJ
    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:15 am
    Suck it, English, British, Scottish, Irish, or what the hell ever. Just because you`ve decided that hyper-patriotism to your surrounding 50 miles is more important than your country of Great Britain as a whole doesn`t mean that everyone else has to know all the details of what you feel is important details. If England hadn`t been an ass and taken over Scotland and Ireland in the first place we wouldn`t have a hard time keeping it straight.

    And by the way, most of us CAN tell the difference between an English, Irish, and Scottish accent... it`s just annoying that you care so much so we purposely act like we don`t give a crap... cause we don`t.
  48. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:18 am
    If it doesnt have boobs, theyll have a hard time remembering all that
  49. Profile photo of Tachiinii
    Tachiinii Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:19 am
    @BayneZaney I barely read that sentence, hahaha
  50. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:24 am
    @DavidXJ

    Sorry, I understand how hard it can be to keep things like that straight, what with being all the way over there in the United States of California.

    Sorry, I mean Texas.

    SORRY! I mean Oregon!

    Jeeze, it`s so confusing, having all those divisions within your country, with all those different names. I`m sorry for being too stupid to tell the difference between a state within your country, and the country itself.
  51. Profile photo of FLCL_Reaper
    FLCL_Reaper Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:25 am
    thanks for telling me but could of been nicer about it D:
  52. Profile photo of Antithet
    Antithet Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:26 am
    @DavidXJ well someone woke up on the arrogant side of the bed. All the picture is highlighting is the fact that we would like some courtsey. It`s the same as if someone called an American a Candian or vice versa. It`s about not being ignorant.
  53. Profile photo of monsterzero
    monsterzero Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:27 am
    Although I appreciate the new found information, I`m not very fond of the delivery.
    I don`t think I would say something like "Hey Limey!Each state has a different flag and your a screw up if you didn`t know that."
  54. Profile photo of im_smart
    im_smart Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:27 am
    I just realized that the Union Jack is the combination between the English and Scottish flags.

    mind blown
  55. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:29 am
    DavidXJ, oh sorry I see you assign yourself the location of CA does that mean C*ntsville *ssholia?

    Weak troll is weak.
  56. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:31 am
    Would you prefer if we call you United Statesians (of America) to stop the confusion?
  57. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:31 am
    "I think Great Britain should drop the "Great". It`s a bit self-centered."

    "Great" meaning "large".

    Britannia Major = Great Britian.

    Britannia Minor = Brittany (in northern France).
  58. Profile photo of SeaBassEX
    SeaBassEX Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:32 am
    The limeys are funny when they get angry
  59. Profile photo of llane
    llane Female 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:33 am
    plus - THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BRITISH ACCENT. You can have an English accent, or a Scottish accent but not a British accent! When people say that it really grinds my gears...
  60. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:40 am
    "The limeys are funny when they get angry"

    If you`re not careful, we`ll write a firmly-worded letter!
  61. Profile photo of ChrisRlive
    ChrisRlive Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:42 am
    It should have mentoined the fact that there is no such thing as a British accent...
  62. Profile photo of MEZA
    MEZA Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:42 am
    llane
    Female, 13-17, Europe
     2 Posts Thursday, July 22, 2010 8:33:51 AM
    plus - THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A BRITISH ACCENT. You can have an English accent, or a Scottish accent but not a British accent! When people say that it really grinds my gears...


    You know what really grinds my gears? People with British accents....
  63. Profile photo of knup48
    knup48 Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:43 am
    The British are in Europe?
  64. Profile photo of bigfatdynamo
    bigfatdynamo Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Ah, England! How I`ve missed your condescending attitude and general douche-baggery. Oh wait, our Southern States get a nice reminder of that every day with the oil spill that is larger than your entire "kingdom." Come on, we spilled a bit o` tea in a harbor and kicked your butts out of America (twice) and you retaliate by releasing terrorists and taking your time cleaning up. But you still have loyalties from Canada and Australia... that has to be worth... something. Oh! I know! Lip service!
  65. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Musuko42, stop it; you`re making us look silly.
  66. Profile photo of Y2K09
    Y2K09 Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:51 am
    Americans getting the facts wrong about Great Britain is probably about as annoying as all of you Europeans calling all of us Americans stupid. There`s a lot of us, and we`re not all idiots. Get it right!
  67. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:52 am
    @Musuko42

    Let`s not get ahead of ourselves now, we still haven`t tried silently fuming.

    What`s even worse though is that many Brits don`t know the difference. :|
  68. Profile photo of gafa
    gafa Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:52 am
    im English but i dont really care if they get a flag wrong. to be honest i didnt know some of that about the flag
  69. Profile photo of Max_Normal
    Max_Normal Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:55 am
    "How about clusterf*ck island?"

    That surely would be "The clusterdrat Isles"?

    And the UK (and colonies) includes the bits of the empire that nobody noticed we didn`t give back, (like the South Pacific, Caribbean and Indian Ocean bits of the UK).
  70. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:56 am
    @llane

    I don`t even think that you can have an `English` accent. There are different accents around the country e.g. Scouse/Liverpudlian, Brummie. You can`t really define an `English` accent, unless you group all of the different accents as `English`.
  71. Profile photo of juniix
    juniix Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:56 am
    Props to bigfatdynamo!!!
  72. Profile photo of Sez86
    Sez86 Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:58 am
    "If England hadn`t been an ass and taken over Scotland and Ireland in the first place we wouldn`t have a hard time keeping it straight."

    England didn`t take over Scotland. It was the Scottish king James VI who came to the English throne and set about unifying the Scottish and English crown in 1603, and then in 1707 the Scottish and English parliaments negotiated the Act of Union on friendly terms. The Scottish parliament had been bankrupted by their own stupidity and were more than happy to enter a political union with wealthier England for that reason.
  73. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:00 am
    A lesson to "britishers" about the USA

    We are not "americans". Anyone from the America`s {north or south or central} could claim "American". Canadians and Mexicans are just as "american" as people from the United States.

    I am a Californian living within the United States of America. Our country doesn`t really have a name either, just like the United Kingdon.

    this was a silly post and my reponse was even worse
  74. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:00 am
    I swear blind that most Brits don`t care about this stuff. We`re more bothered about polluting the Mexican Gulf with oil in our plan to kill off Florida.
  75. Profile photo of DeutschDude9
    DeutschDude9 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:00 am
    Note to the British/English~

    We know that already, we just don`t care.
  76. Profile photo of britt566
    britt566 Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:03 am
    bleh, it`s all the same

    jk lol


    no but seriously
  77. Profile photo of TonyCocaCola
    TonyCocaCola Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:03 am
    I didnt know there was a British flag

    oops
  78. Profile photo of LiziBoredom
    LiziBoredom Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:05 am
    Well, now I`m purposely going to get it incorrect just because you are being a d*ck about it. Booya!
  79. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:11 am
    Yeah but this is written by a European so obviously it`s wrong
  80. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:13 am
    Wait until you start introducing the British Isles, the little islands around it... I`m English and even I get confused. That said, the US can be pretty confusing with all its states, state laws and what not.

    One interesting thing is "Europeans" - I don`t like being referred to as European, for some reason lots of British people like myself consider Britain to be separate from Europe, culturally. We`re like the middle ground between Europe and America, but not really like either, kind of similar to Australia, but with crap weather, and Canada, but less American and with less bears. We`re just... Britain. Or England. IDK. I`m really confused. All I know is we rock!
  81. Profile photo of SuposedArt
    SuposedArt Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:13 am
    Yankees? Since when is the U.S. farther north than the United Kingdom? I don`t belive you are in the place to be talking down anyway. I studied in England for many years and even met the love of my life in England and even some of the people who live in England refer to it as Britain.
  82. Profile photo of radar2434
    radar2434 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:13 am
    This got me thinking what are we supposed to call Americans? Because essentially it`s the same as you calling us European, it`s not wrong, but thats not our nationality.
    As far as I`m aware North Americans would include Canada, so United States of Americans?
  83. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:14 am
    @Musuko42: roflmao. nice!
    @Antithet: As an American, when i go abroad I`m sometimes mistaken for a Canadian. It helps that I show consideration, tact, and courtesy.
  84. Profile photo of scienceguy47
    scienceguy47 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:20 am
    3.9 GPA and i still said, "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!"
  85. Profile photo of haveheart
    haveheart Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:21 am
    we don`t care.
  86. Profile photo of Luniz82
    Luniz82 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:22 am
    Nice little fact to share.
  87. Profile photo of greggpethers
    greggpethers Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:24 am
    how is it that such a tiny little country can get all these americans fired up?

    i mean, what about england/britain/great britain riles all you guys so much. we`re so so small.

    sure our accents are kind of different, but it`s english, so you cant really blame us for that.

    i dont get the anger.
  88. Profile photo of BoredFrank
    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:26 am
    So which part is Canada?
  89. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:36 am
    @radar2434: Continue to refer to us as Americans. If your meaning is questioned you can clarify it with "the boors."
    Don`t misunderstand me; I love my country, but we`ve made an awful impression on the rest of the world.

    Any comments this generates from other Americans along the lines of "you got a problem with USA? - GTFO!" and "who cares what other countries think" only solidify my point.
  90. Profile photo of JohnXian
    JohnXian Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:37 am
    Hey, Brits:

    1) I knew that, we aren`t all retarded.

    2) Not all Americans are Yanks. Call someone from the west a yankee and you`ll get a funny look. Call someone from the south a yankee and you might start a riot.

    Yankee refers to people who live in what was the "North" during the American Civil war, which only covers roughly the northeast of the country.

    Now, perhaps you should get your American Geography together before you lecture us about the UK.
  91. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:38 am
    If America was the UK, then USA is England, Canada is Wales and Mexico is Scotland.

    All is part of North America, but how would USA feel about being called the same country as Canada and Mexico?

    That`s as easy to understand as I can put it...
  92. Profile photo of Y2K09
    Y2K09 Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:39 am
    It`s not your country (or group of countries), Gregg. I love Great Britain, and I`d love to actually go there. What bothers me is how Brits and other Europeans on here constantly bash Americans for being stupid, fat, etc. when that`s only a fraction of our country. Many of them act like we`re the only country that has fat people and idiots, and that just bothers me.
  93. Profile photo of Y2K09
    Y2K09 Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:41 am
    Oh, and the Yankees are a baseball team, now. I don`t think anyone here actually calls themselves that unless they`re Derek Jeter or A-Rod and the rest.
  94. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:41 am
    @radar: Yes. Exactly. It`s U.S. Americans.

    That`s exactly what you`re supposed to be using, but many people feel it`s too much to say the "U.S." before hand, so it shortens down to "Americans."

    If you wanted to use "American" and then differentiate to include Canada and Mexico as well, you could then say, "North Americans."

    However, if you are not including Mexico, you would have to say "Canadians and U.S. Americans," or perhaps, "North Americans, sans Mexico," or something like that.

    Likewise if you were to exclude Canada, or the U.S.A. in your statement regarding North America.
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    shneeblefish Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 9:46 am
    @JohnXian
    I knew what a yank was, so how about if you stop assuming we know nothing about you, we`ll stop doing the same of you.
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    JimmyRocks Male 30-39
    145 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 9:48 am
    Americans refers to people from two continents.
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    shneeblefish Male 18-29
    509 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 9:48 am
    @radar: usually on things like this I (jokingly) call them US-of-A-icans
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    ajr2006 Male 18-29
    943 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 9:54 am
    Dear British people,

    No one gives a drat.

    Sincerely,
    The Internet
  99. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 9:55 am
    I have the pleasure of announcing this post the winner of the prestigious Pedantic Thread Award 2010.
  100. Profile photo of HunterKiller
    HunterKiller Male 18-29
    363 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 9:57 am
    Hey brits

    No one gives a drat.
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    coedog Male 30-39
    256 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 9:58 am
    So it`s kinda like when people used to call the USSR simply Russia ... they used the name of the tyrannical state that conquered the other sovereign states and forced their rule over them .... I get it ...
  102. Profile photo of Seamaster
    Seamaster Male 18-29
    37 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 9:58 am
    Well, to be fair, in Victorian literature you occasionally see the word England but have it be referring to the British Isles, and sometimes even the entire British Empire (You see the same thing in Classical literature - Rome can refer to not only the city but also the whole Roman Empire). So there is some reasoning behind it...

    Still, for a country spawned from, sharing the same language, national colors and even some of the same anthems (They were really playing God Save the Queen at Obama`s inauguration :P), we really don`t have much of an excuse to get this wrong...
  103. Profile photo of DarthJay
    DarthJay Male 30-39
    339 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:01 am
    Interesting bit of history for all the Americans AND Brits out there. The accent used by Americans on the East Coast is closer to what the true "English Accent" was during Elizabethan times than what we know as the "English Accent" today. It evolved in England to what it is today AFTER the colonial wars. Facinating.
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    DarthJay Male 30-39
    339 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:04 am
    Ergo, being from the East Coast, my "English Accent" is more proper than anyone`s from England. :P
  105. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:08 am
    @Evil_Eye bad analogy as it`s 100% incorrect. England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland share a central government. Collectively, they`re one sovereign politcal state. That`s not the case for Mexico, USA, & Canada.
  106. Profile photo of zeebeedee
    zeebeedee Male 50-59
    614 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:09 am
    Your United Kingdom isn`t very united.
  107. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1604 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:11 am
    don`t flatter yourself Britain or whatever, could care less about your part of the world
  108. Profile photo of joanielspeak
    joanielspeak Female 18-29
    122 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Why don`t us U.S. Americans just start referring to each other by the state in which we reside. That should clear up some confusion for the English as well. What with Alabamians, Alaskans, Arizonans, Arkansans, Californians, Coloradans, Connecticuters, Delawareans, Floridians, Georgians, Hawaiian, Idahoans, Illinoisans, Hoosiers, Iowans, Kansans, Kentuckians, Louisianans, Mainers, Marylanders, Bay Staters, Michiganians, Minnesotans, Mississippians, Missourians, Montanans, Nebraskans, Nevadans, New Hampshirites
    New Jerseyites, New Mexicans etc… So much easier that way.
  109. Profile photo of Angell
    Angell Male 18-29
    37 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:14 am
    Wow, way to start an arguement..

    Fuego & shneeblefish - I salute you!

    Both countries have retards, deal with it! Both countries have people who do read about other cultures and understand the common misconceptions... End of...
  110. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:18 am
    It wasn`t without reason that I changed my profile pic. I`m still coming off the high from the marine vet pic comments.
  111. Profile photo of tlshaman
    tlshaman Male 13-17
    378 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:18 am
    so the UK is a country? then what is Britain and England
  112. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:19 am
    CoffeeDiiva, so you do care a bit.
  113. Profile photo of chizzlachiz
    chizzlachiz Male 13-17
    8 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:20 am
    @DarthJay

    There isn`t an `English Accent`. There are LOADS of different accents and dialects within England itself. The southern english accent is probably the one most americans think of when they think of an `English accent`.

    On that note, american accents sound like a mixture of all the different accents of the United Kingdom. You pronounce your `o`s softer, like the Irish, and have harsher `a` sounds, similar to Northern English/ Scottish/ Irish accents. Just a quick analysis. :P
  114. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Um, I`m from England and I REALLY don`t care. No one I know cares. I assume this was written by a Welsh/Scottish/Irish person, they hate being called English.
  115. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:31 am
    @tlshaman
    ignorant troll is clever
  116. Profile photo of QBW
    QBW Male 13-17
    48 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:34 am
    @zeebeedee - sez the nation with a state over a 2000 miles away from north america
  117. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:35 am
    Chances are the only people that care about this live in the U.K.
  118. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
    447 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:35 am
    True, but how many people realize the flag of Great Britain is the english flag superimposed on the scottish flag?
    Learnin`
  119. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:37 am
    Wales has the best flag. Just sayin`...

  120. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:41 am
    @tvremote it also includes the flag of Northern Ireland
    and by `flag of Great Britain` you mean the Union Flag - right?
  121. Profile photo of Namikaze
    Namikaze Male 18-29
    222 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Wait, why did we join forces with a bunch of non-nice individual allies like England and France? Germany,Italy and Japan seem like better alles than these douchebags!
  122. Profile photo of wineckap
    wineckap Female 30-39
    12 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:50 am
    Hahaha everyone from the US is stupid and doesn`t understand geography of another country or region. How about you pronounce aluminum without adding letters? Get over it. Can you name all 50 states? I doubt it. Heck most of the people here don`t.

    How about we just call you dirty imperialist bastard?
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    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:52 am
    Hate to be that guy, but I think you mean you COULDN`T care less CoffeeDiiva, does no-one listen to david mitchell?!
  124. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:55 am
    Yeah, don`t call one a "Brit" or "English" or whatever - call him an "Uck".
  125. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:59 am
    @wineckap

    England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland. You have 50. We have four.

    And we`re not even asking you to remember those four. We`re asking you to call our country by it`s correct name.

    We don`t mistake the U.S.A with the individual states. We don`t accidentally call your entire country California. So don`t call our country England.

    @tlshaman

    England is a country. Technically, it is part of a union called the United Kingdom, and that union itself functions as a country. It`s in a similar manner to the way the United States functions as a country, when it`s actually a union of individual states.

    Britain, or Great Britain, refers to the main island. It`s often used as the name for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, however, just as America is often used to describe The United States of America.

    PS: Americans, you should have noticed by now that your country is named just as bizarrely as ours.
  126. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:01 am
    Next we need an infographic on the difference between Holland and the Netherlands.
  127. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:01 am
    "Hahaha everyone from the US is stupid and doesn`t understand geography of another country or region. How about you pronounce aluminum without adding letters? Get over it. Can you name all 50 states? I doubt it. Heck most of the people here don`t.

    How about we just call you dirty imperialist bastard?"

    I personally could name 50 states - but i have an unhealthy interest in America
    And this `other country` you`re talking about just happens to be USA`s closest ally, and has been so for a fair while now - not to generalise unfairly, but i`m pretty sure that the average British persons knowledge of America (USA) far exceeds the average American`s knowledge of England/Wales/Scotland.
  128. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:07 am
    I can name 50 states and their capitals. The territories and their capitals, and all the countries of the world and their capitals.

    But I`m from the US and I`m stupid.
  129. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:09 am
    Ah! Informative! I wouldn`t have remembered the difference between Britain and the United Kingdom if someone asked me I knew UK was all of them combined but `Britain` always threw me off.

    How come Ireland wasn`t considered part of Britain? Are they not friends?
  130. Profile photo of Amurika
    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:11 am
    you probably would just have one whole country if your government was not so tyrannically Orwellian.
  131. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:11 am
    @auburnjunky

    So can I! *DISCLAIMER: when sitting at an internet-capable computer*

    In all seriousness, though, if you can do that from memory, nice one. Out of curiosity, why did you learn it all?
  132. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:14 am
    "How come Ireland wasn`t considered part of Britain? Are they not friends?"

    Britain is the main island. Ireland is a seperate island, but it is part of the British Isles.

    If you memorise the full country name, it`ll make remembering the rest far easier: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

    It means that the kingdoms that exist on the island of Great Britain (England, Wales, Scotland), united, along with the part of the island of Ireland, called Northern Ireland (the rest, the Republic of Ireland, is its own seperate country; it`s important that you never confuse that in the presence of an Irishman!)
  133. Profile photo of museike
    museike Male 18-29
    84 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:17 am
    "Why don`t us U.S. Americans just start referring to each other by the state in which we reside. That should clear up some confusion for the English as well. What with Alabamians, Alaskans, Arizonans, Arkansans, Californians, Coloradans, Connecticuters, Delawareans, Floridians, Georgians, Hawaiian, Idahoans, Illinoisans, Hoosiers, Iowans, Kansans, Kentuckians, Louisianans, Mainers, Marylanders, Bay Staters, Michiganians, Minnesotans, Mississippians, Missourians, Montanans, Nebraskans, Nevadans, New Hampshirites
    New Jerseyites, New Mexicans etc… So much easier that way."

    Oh my God, you are a moron.
  134. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:18 am
    boring
  135. Profile photo of taylor_stone
    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:23 am
    Me too auburnjunky...

    Not all Americans are dumb and illiterate... People from other countries take the worst of our crop and use it as a proper cross section of our society. So by our WORST examples, Americans are fat, lazy, illiterate, and low class. But if we were to do the same to other countries (for example England), and find their lowest common denominator, we`d find fat, lazy, drunk, illiterate, unbathed, and incestuous. So is that a good cross cut of English society? No... It`s not. When comparing societies, the proper means is to compare them by their most common standards.
  136. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:24 am
    US vs. England... Britain... the UK, whatever. Blah blah blah the UK sucks. Blah blah blah America sucks.

    Let`s drop this crap and focus on what`s REALLY important here. Canada will suck no matter what, so let`s gang up on those Moosers!
  137. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:25 am
    "(the rest, the Republic of Ireland, is its own seperate country; it`s important that you never confuse that in the presence of an Irishman!)"

    o.O I was certainly confused. I thought Ireland was part of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland was a separate country.
  138. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:27 am
    The Union Flag and The Union Jack are the same however, it is only The Union Jack when on any boat ship ect, on land it is The Union flag...

    also swaywithme northern ireland is part of the United Kingdom, whereas the Republic of Ireland is no longer part of the UK
  139. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:28 am
    I can say that I did not know that, though I knew that the UK included a few different countries.
  140. Profile photo of sidka
    sidka Female 18-29
    5 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:30 am
    So if we`re referring to the entire UK as a whole, do we call them the United Kindomists or something? Because by this logic, the Northern Irish wouldn`t be included under British.
  141. Profile photo of shinu
    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:33 am
    sooo... they`re all exactly the same and i should continue referring to them as such?

    got it.
  142. Profile photo of fknloser
    fknloser Male 30-39
    418 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:36 am
    how about you damn ENGLISH get out of other peoples` countries and let them have it since its not 1485 anymore and we humans have grown to be more educated and considerate of one`s heritage. You fags tell us to get out of IRAQ totally unaware that we will, we don`t invade, conquer, and rule like the English. So give Ireland back their land and drat off
  143. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
    2506 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:36 am
    Congrats, You englandeers are stuck up non-nice individuals
  144. Profile photo of gcghost
    gcghost Male 30-39
    168 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:37 am
    OMG! Thank you for this! I honestly never knew and it always confused the hell out of me.
  145. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:43 am
    "how about you damn ENGLISH get out of other peoples` countries and let them have it since its not 1485 anymore and we humans have grown to be more educated and considerate of one`s heritage. You fags tell us to get out of IRAQ totally unaware that we will, we don`t invade, conquer, and rule like the English. So give Ireland back their land and drat off"

    I didn`t want to have to bring this one out - but you Americans (United Statesians) aren`t actually in your own country either, y`know... the whole pilgrims and killing the innocent natives deal. And most people in Northern Ireland are happy being part of the UK and don`t want a `unified Ireland`.

    Just sayin`
  146. Profile photo of TonyCocaCola
    TonyCocaCola Male 18-29
    12 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:45 am
    To be honest, iv lived in England all my life and have never heard anyone moan about this.

    Besides...
    The Isle of Man isnt actually part of Britain so maybe you should sort your maps out you twat.
  147. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:46 am
    zomg. People from the United States of America are not called U.S. Americans. (thanks, simim23)

    The U.S. government named its citizens Americans. Not my opinion. It`s a fact. If you find it doesn`t identify you well enough, take it up with them
  148. Profile photo of MrWilliams
    MrWilliams Male 30-39
    6 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:47 am
    Didn`t know...

    Do now...

    Still don`t care...

    That is all...
  149. Profile photo of Buck176
    Buck176 Male 30-39
    379 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:47 am
    And we care because? How many of you English jerk offs refer to all Americans as Yanks when less than a third of the country is in the territory the Yankees were from?
  150. Profile photo of JeffBeau
    JeffBeau Male 30-39
    180 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:50 am
    Maybe if yaw would speak English right there wouldn`t be a problem.
  151. Profile photo of IAmBoss
    IAmBoss Male 18-29
    26 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:55 am
    fknloser, You`re one incredibly ignorant f.u.c.k.
  152. Profile photo of admisaok
    admisaok Male 18-29
    516 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:57 am
    England is a country. So what is Britain and the UK referred to as?
  153. Profile photo of bucksteeth
    bucksteeth Male 18-29
    134 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm
    the country of england resides in the continent of east LA so stfu
  154. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm
    Look, you limey tea slurpers, don`t be wagging your bony finger at me for not being able to keep your mostly-insignificant land masses straight.

    When you start realizing that the USA is not some monolithic hive mind, maybe...MAYBE I`ll start giving a crap about your broken empire.

    Lastly, we tied you in the World Cup, and made it as far as you did. So make all the helpful little infographics you want - you can`t even dominate in your favorite sport.
  155. Profile photo of Gtlegend
    Gtlegend Male 13-17
    36 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    @Buck176 i see your point, its just all stereotypes getting out of hand. im from england and tbh i wish there was no UK or Britain, just england, the scottish/welsh just moan about how they want their independency, but lets see them come crawling back, begging for our money within 5 yearsl.
  156. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    oh i bet if you asked somebody from Scotland or Northern Ireland they would disagree with this map
  157. Profile photo of zoltrix_the
    zoltrix_the Male 18-29
    142 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    Keep fighting you two pussies...Guess who will laugh when the monkey eats the whole cake?
  158. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    Ohh, I get it. The British flag (middle) is like a cross between the English flag and Scottish flag. Wales can suck it.
  159. Profile photo of Calummac
    Calummac Male 13-17
    341 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    @ baelzar
    good point but at least not as many of our soldiers have died in iraq
  160. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    admisaok: THE UNITED KINGDOM.
  161. Profile photo of xTxAxSxHxAx
    xTxAxSxHxAx Female 13-17
    75 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    fknloser- I think you`ll find that the majority of the people in Northern Ireland are very happy to be part of the UK and would rather not be united with the Republic Of Ireland.
    I-IS-BORED- I`m from Northern Ireland and I agree with it.
  162. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:19 pm
    This still doesn`t explain your warm beer, the reason we left your asses on the side of the road a long time ago.

    Love,
    Canada
  163. Profile photo of Mesonoxian
    Mesonoxian Male 18-29
    29 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm
    ...But fortunately, nobody gives a poo what you`re called.
  164. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    i already knew this, guess i wasn`t sleeping during class after all
  165. Profile photo of johnnyab
    johnnyab Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:33 pm
    Baelzar - you sum up how condescending the general American attitude is. You think anything but America is an insignificant land mass. One of your country`s candidates for vice president(!) thought that Africa was a country for god`s sake. Anyway, not all Americans are ignorant, I know, but still there are plenty who refer to anywhere within Europe as `Europe` - you gotta admit that`s pretty poor form, right?
  166. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    Maybe we`ll care when your country becomes relavent again. :P
  167. Profile photo of Buffie92
    Buffie92 Female 13-17
    40 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    @megavidiot: LMFAO aww yeah :D
  168. Profile photo of ecpkngt
    ecpkngt Female 18-29
    150 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Interesting that Ireland`s form is included under "This is the United Kingdom". Almost as if it was made by an ignorant American who doesn`t realize the Ireland and Northern Ireland are not the same country.

    It`s not hard to understand. Northern Ireland is part of the UK, but it`s just a small piece of the island, and an entirely different nation from Ireland. Sure, it`s physically attached, but that doesn`t make it part of the same country, just like being attached to England doesn`t make Wales part of England.

    So if you`re going to use cutouts to show England as separate from Scotland and Wales, use some consistency and stop lumping in Ireland when presenting an image of the United Kingdom.
  169. Profile photo of speedy_3909
    speedy_3909 Male 13-17
    360 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    Well I thought it was helpful at least, I used to call the whole thing britan.
  170. Profile photo of ecpkngt
    ecpkngt Female 18-29
    150 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Re: "Anyway, not all Americans are ignorant, I know, but still there are plenty who refer to anywhere within Europe as `Europe` - you gotta admit that`s pretty poor form, right?"

    So... you don`t use "America" to refer to anywhere within America?

    Cause I hear an awful lot of Europeans refer to anyplace in the entire darn hemisphere, nevermind continents, as "America".
  171. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    @domisgood

    by that logic, the Franks invaded and killed all the innocent Gauls, the Anglo-Saxons invaded and killed the innocent Britons, The Huns invaded and killed all the Pannons. What makes the European conquest of the Native Americans any less valid than England, France, or Hungary.
  172. Profile photo of krazyfreak58
    krazyfreak58 Female 13-17
    245 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    knew it already. kinda tired of people hating on the entire united states as a whole for things many people here know. and i know, thats the way it works with a lot of things, but i just thought i needed to state what i felt about it
  173. Profile photo of wineckap
    wineckap Female 30-39
    12 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    I can actually name the 4 parts/countries/whatthehellever of The United Kingdom. Happy day for you that you can name all of the states and that other people outside the U.S. can name them too. When I`ve been in other parts of Europe I`m lucky if someone has even heard of my home state, Wisconsin. I usually have to say I`m from near Chicago if that even registers, and I am NOT from Chicago. Basically I end up being from somewhere in between California and New York. My point was that people in different countries aren`t always aware of what is going on in your country. Maybe this is ignorance, maybe it`s willful indifference, maybe it`s xenophobia. Who knows? Who cares? There are more important things in this world than pointing out how much other people don`t know about you or your country. Move on.
  174. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    A few points:

    Using the term Yank may be derogatory, but it has been used as a term for all people from the US since the 1770`s, it`s use does not need to limited to people from the North or North East.

    Americans is the correct term for people from the US in the English language, it is the accepted term by all relevant linguistic authorities. Arguing about that is simply nonsense, as it will get you nowhere. The accepted term for a Canadian is Canadian, for a person from the US is American. Deal with it.

    Saying `Europeans` as a `catch-all` phrase is, unless you refer to EU policy or such, not per se offensive, but ignorant, it shows chiefly a lack of cultural understanding.

    It`s been mentioned several times but people can`t seem to grasp that the UK is not a country, it is a sovereign state. A sovereign/nation state is not always the same as a country.

    Comparing states in the US is to countries in Europe is not valid for cultural and histori
  175. Profile photo of kilroy5555
    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
    496 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    Ah, so it`s the English who are limey c*nts, not Britons. Thanks for clearing that one up.
  176. Profile photo of Baelzar
    Baelzar Male 40-49
    1399 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    johnnyab - I`m responding in kind to the infographic. If you agree with the tone of the text upon it, then I am absolutely condescending to you.
  177. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    @fknloser

    "how about you damn ENGLISH get out of other peoples` countries and let them have it since its not 1485 anymore and we humans have grown to be more educated and considerate of one`s heritage."

    Excellent idea, and I`m sure you`ll be doing the same to avoid being a hipocrite. Shall I inform the Native Americans that the United States shall be packing up and leaving the American continent?
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    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    @ecpkngt I would have thought that Northern Ireland being a different color than the Republic of Ireland and actually having a label sufficient to determine the entire island wasn`t included.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1322 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    "stop asking us to choose a name for our country."

    Let`s see: United States of America, United States, and America - perhaps it is the Americans who need to make a decision.

    ~Much love from Canada.
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    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    ecp, you are really bad at reading.

    No one calls Mexico "America." No one calls Canada "America." No one calls any individual country in Central America or Southern America "America." Most people don`t even realize that any of those countries are IN America.

    Many people do, however, call England "Europe."
  181. Profile photo of johnnyab
    johnnyab Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    ecpkngt -

    Maybe I`d say `the Americas`, to mean North, Central and South America together. If I was referring to somewhere within the US I might say `in America`, `cause that`s true, North America is known as `America`.
    So you`ve heard people refer to anywhere in the northern hemisphere as `America`? I can only imagine they don`t understand what the word hemisphere really means.
  182. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    korahn, America isn`t actually an official name for the United States. Official names have a long form and a short form. The long form is United States of America and the short form is United States.
  183. Profile photo of Siyanor
    Siyanor Male 18-29
    1184 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Woah... Never mind, Canada doesn`t have a conventional long form. That`s abnormal, though.

    I guess Democratic Kingdom of Canada sounds a little weird... that`s likely what it would be if it existed. Probably better to stick to a short form.
  184. Profile photo of JoeSmash
    JoeSmash Male 40-49
    7 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Ahh, I long for the days before the internets when England did`t exist yet.
    Thanks for the Led Zepplins, the Monty Pythons and the Marshall guitar amps, now STFU. Go polish the queens tush, or whatever it is you groom of the stools do.
  185. Profile photo of Johanvb
    Johanvb Male 40-49
    512 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    Same goes for Holland and the Netherlands and i guess for lots of other countries.
  186. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    I learned something!
  187. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    no matter how bad those limey bastages want to seperate themselves from being called European they still are part of EUROPE and are STILL EUROPEAN just like someone from any of the three countries in North America are NORTH AMERICAN.

    so, Brits, English and whoever they hell else you might have over there...kindly blow me and by extension every other North American that could give a crap less about your inferiority complex and deep seeded need to express it by trying to insult us.
  188. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
    593 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    I knew that the Yanks usually call us British and always thought it weird... now at least the IAB Yanks know the difference :)
  189. Profile photo of YoungOola
    YoungOola Male 13-17
    325 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Hmmmmm. So, Americans, of both the American continents are dull to this idea? Or are you aiming this just at people of the United States of America?
  190. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    The Scottish flag adds the blue with the white X.


    The Welsh have a flag of their own as well, Although it adds no shape to the British flag (Yeah, It sucks for the Welsh)
  191. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    wow, iab education!
  192. Profile photo of DieMagmaDie
    DieMagmaDie Female 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    People are complaining, i`m actually glad someone posted this, I now know the difference. :D
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    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
    667 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    I refuse to remember this. You brits can go suck on a crumpet.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    Yeah, sort of ironic how they refer to people of the United States of America as "Americans" without considering that America is two complete continents with many many countries within them.
  195. Profile photo of johnnyab
    johnnyab Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    - "no matter how bad those limey bastages want to seperate themselves from being called European they still are part of EUROPE and are STILL EUROPEAN just like someone from any of the three countries in North America are NORTH AMERICAN.
    so, Brits, English and whoever they hell else you might have over there...kindly blow me and by extension every other North American that could give a crap less about your inferiority complex and deep seeded need to express it by trying to insult us."

    Ok... Europe is a huge continent containing many, many countries. It`s even more dumb to describe someone from a European country as `European` than it is to describe someone from a North American country as `North American`, besides which, whoever says that? Anyone would say, from Mexico, USA or Canada. There`s a difference between these countires, and there are differences between the other countries of the world too which are worth distinguishing. If you are unable to, then it sma
  196. Profile photo of johnnyab
    johnnyab Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    - "Yeah, sort of ironic how they refer to people of the United States of America as "Americans" without considering that America is two complete continents with many many countries within them."

    I`m sorry to be posting so much here, but I just had to say - Americans refer to `the people of the United States of America` as `Americans`. The USA is known as America, no other country is, and so you know which country`s being referred to by using that name. The two continents are usually called `the Americas`. It`s not ironic because it`s not the same issue at all.
  197. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    British...

    ...Got it!
  198. Profile photo of Loveabye
    Loveabye Female 18-29
    163 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    I never knew this was an issue with Americans. I guess I do live in a country full of idiots. Oh well, I`ll move.
  199. Profile photo of LostSurfer
    LostSurfer Male 18-29
    19 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    This post is just as useless as that whole country
  200. Profile photo of AliceHolly
    AliceHolly Female 18-29
    100 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    I wonder how many Brits can name all 50 states. I wonder how many know that New York is entire state and not a city. "I`m from New York." "Oh, what`s it like living in the city?" "Um..."
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    stylez12 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

  202. Profile photo of LostSurfer
    LostSurfer Male 18-29
    19 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    stylez12 that is so true. Best replay ever
  203. Profile photo of hazeofwar
    hazeofwar Male 18-29
    213 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    I`ll try to remember that when I`m high off my ass, having a grand old time right here in the USA.
  204. Profile photo of agamemnon
    agamemnon Male 18-29
    215 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:21 pm
    These islands are known as the British Isles, not to be confused with Great Britain, which is just the largest island, not to be confused with England, which is a country in Great Britain, not to be confused with United Kingdom, which is made up of England, Whales, Scottland, and Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland, by the way, is on an island called Ireland, but "Ireland" more comonly refers to the Republic of Ireland, which is a another country on the island of Ireland. Speaking of countries, the United Kingdom is a country, but it is made up of England, Whales, Scottland, and Northern Ireland, which are also countries.

    Yep, nothing here to be confused about. =P
  205. Profile photo of Skadi
    Skadi Female 18-29
    82 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    stylez12 you are a typical american dumbass.
  206. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:28 pm
    @LandoGriffin: They don`t ever actually say America to mean USA and you guys use the word Americans to refer to yourself anyway...
  207. Profile photo of DarthTyranus
    DarthTyranus Male 18-29
    50 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    @stylez12 Your my hero! And brits think scotland is part of britain. Yet the scottish think there their own country.Make up your god damn minds!

    And besides. Brits always confuse "the Americas" with the United States. The US is America. While "the Americas" refer to North and South America. Get it straight you whiney brits.
  208. Profile photo of DarthTyranus
    DarthTyranus Male 18-29
    50 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    @Skadi why is he a dumbass? For stating a fact?
  209. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    Stylez12: Just going to ignore the part the British, Russian, Canadian, French, Polish and many more were playing?
  210. Profile photo of durdikkimeng
    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
    748 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    Like when did America come into the war?
    Oh yeah,when all your little ships got bombed.
    Where was it? Pearly somewhere. A while after us Brits and our brave allies from what is now modern Europe had been kicking Nazi asses.
    Seriously though, America needs to wake up and stop being so up its own ass. There are other countries in the world, most of which formed yours. So f*ck America. You fat bastards.
    You`re all going to die.
  211. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    Crown Dependencies is where it gets properly confusing. The Isle of Mann is the best known example.

    The partial dissolution of the union is also confusing. Wales has an assembly, Scotland has a parliament, England has neither. Northern Ireland is different again. MPs from other parts of the union aren`t allowed any say in Scottish affairs, but Scottish MPs has as much say in the affairs of the other parts of the union as the MPs from those parts. There`s a written constitution, but only in England. It`s in several parts and nobody knows whether or not it`s meant to apply to anything because it`s also illegal to restrict the autonomy of parliament (which a constitution has to do).

    But the hodgepodge mess of 1000 years of rewrites, conquest, unification and partial dissolution of the union seems to work well enough.
  212. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:41 pm
    And besides. Brits always confuse "the Americas" with the United States. The US is America. While "the Americas" refer to North and South America. Get it straight you whiney brits.

    You`ve just made that up. Simple as that.
  213. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    Agreed, I`ve never heard anybody refer to the US as `the americas`
  214. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    Skadi why is he a dumbass? For stating a fact?

    Why don`t you attempt to learn something about history? Then you`ll realise why (a) that "fact" isn`t and (b) he`s a dumbass.
  215. Profile photo of V4nger
    V4nger Male 13-17
    49 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    Still more hate from the Americans towards the UK... and from the UK to the Americans :(

    Can someone please tell me why some Americans think British people are such nobs and vice versa? There is nothing to hate about so why can`t we all just get along? You only have to go on Youtube to find a good flame war. I think it is because one dumbass from either USA or the UK taints the view of everyone from there and eventually the whole country. To be honest I think everyone who posts here saying Britain is a S***hole that no one cares about or America is the most retarded country in the world should just go jump off a cliff. Who gives a ****?!
  216. Profile photo of MrHughJass
    MrHughJass Male 13-17
    45 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Wow, I think they should teach this us in drating school.
  217. Profile photo of DarthTyranus
    DarthTyranus Male 18-29
    50 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    @V4nger its because we bailed them out of both WWI and WWII and all they can say in return is how much the world hates us. Last time I checked the British raped one third of the world. And I say raped because there were accounts of british raping locals. India and Africa are two great examples of british imperialistic ambitions that failed miserably. I should also mention Australia,Canada,and America. Our 3 nations are united in our utmost hatred for Britain.
  218. Profile photo of DarthTyranus
    DarthTyranus Male 18-29
    50 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Also Americans hate the british even more after they dumped there oil on our beaches. For dumbass brits BP=British Petroleum.
  219. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    DarthTyranus: Please, read a history book. the US got involved in WW1 in 1917. Furthermore, try to gain some IR, Political, Historical, and maybe even Economic insight. Nobody here is arguing about the UK`s colonial past, however claims that the US `saved the world` as some sort of knight in shining armour during WW1 and WW2 are ludicrous. I`m not downplaying the efforts of the US, but they were called world wars for a reason.
  220. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    Whomever made this post missed `Isle of Man` and `Channel Islands`, both of which are separate entities too. So even the Experts get confused I guess. Here`s MY easy-to-remember guide:

    1. This is an overcrowded craphole.
    2. This is more overcrowded craphole with people who talk funny.
    3. This is more overcrowded craphole with MORE people who talk funny, but these ones IED you if you laugh at them.

    Here`s a handy graphic which EXPLAINS it all in easy to understand Venns!

  221. Profile photo of TonyCocaCola
    TonyCocaCola Male 18-29
    12 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    @Lionhart2

    Exactly man, where are all the pissed off manx people... wait till those bastards get here..
  222. Profile photo of screwzlooose
    screwzlooose Male 30-39
    385 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    ok, this i knew, i just dont care.

    hows that? i just dont care.

    whats that you say? ahhh, but wait, i just dont care.

    as long as europeans think that all americans are like G.W., and as long as they espouse that view here, i dont care.

    +, as angilion pointed out, your government confuses me.







    oh, and really? some of my fellow americans dont know this?
  223. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    "@V4nger its because we bailed them out of both WWI and WWII and all they can say in return is how much the world hates us. Last time I checked the British raped one third of the world. And I say raped because there were accounts of british raping locals. India and Africa are two great examples of british imperialistic ambitions that failed miserably. I should also mention Australia,Canada,and America. Our 3 nations are united in our utmost hatred for Britain."

    WW2, i`ll give you that, you did help us big time in that one, WW1 was won almost solely by the British, ask any half decent historian.
    There is no way anyone can say that Britain failed in India, the Raj held the whole Empire together and now India is on its way to becoming one of the major powers in the world - because of British colonialism, and `Africa` is kinda vague, most European nations had territories in Africa. There are also accounts of Americans raping slaves - whats your point there?
  224. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    V4nger, I can assure you the vast majority of Americans have zero issues with the English, or with Brits or for that matter with anyone from the United Kingdom. Our cultures draw from a common spring. It`s very important that you not draw any conclusions from what you read on the Internet.

    The same logic here applies to The United States of America, which lies upon the North American Continent, thus the Term "American" can broadly refer to anyone from the Americas including Canada, Mexico and most everyone on the southern continent as well. Technically a Mexican is as American as a Citizen of the United States of America and a Canadian is also an American, so calling a United States Citizen and American is the same as referring to an Englishman as a European.
  225. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    oh and one more thing,
    the reason this is so `damn confoozin`!!!" is because of a thing called history, no need to be jealous American, you`ll get your own eventually ;)
  226. Profile photo of Nerd_Rage
    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    Favorite thing about IAB Comments?
    1/18 comments is actually about the post.
    14/18 comments is a troll of sorts
    3/18 is an admin stepping in throwing their weight around. god bless you, internet. god bless all of us.
  227. Profile photo of TonyCocaCola
    TonyCocaCola Male 18-29
    12 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    Also, the shetland islands are missing



    Im just saying is all
  228. Profile photo of OrangeSun
    OrangeSun Female 18-29
    24 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    @ V4nger: i think some people from the US or the UK might have hatred towards people from the other place for the same reason all other kinds of hate like rascism start, ignorance.
    for example i live in canada and i`ve never had a class mate from US or UK so maybe if i was dumb, i would stereotype them b/c i dont have any American/British friends to show me that we are all the same.
    usally the Americans stay in the US and the British stay in the UK (because the stadard of living there is good)
    so basically what im trying to say is that a hatred to a group of people can only come from being stupid enough to not realize that everyone is different
  229. Profile photo of V4nger
    V4nger Male 13-17
    49 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    @OrangeSun

    It just makes my blood boil that some people feel they are superior in every way when in fact we are totally different
  230. Profile photo of Jackson13W
    Jackson13W Male 30-39
    155 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    i wasn`t sure how this worked before, and now i do. awesome.
  231. Profile photo of OrangeSun
    OrangeSun Female 18-29
    24 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    @V4nger: well on the bright side, when people get more exposure to other people from different places they will realize everyone is different. and i think that the world is moving towards that :)
    for example here on the computer we can talk with people from so many places and make friends with them. it is getting easier to realize there are good and bad everywhere :)
  232. Profile photo of JTheGreat
    JTheGreat Female 13-17
    285 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    OH.

    I was so confused when I saw the white-on-red cross flag during the World Cup. Don`t blame me, blame public education.
  233. Profile photo of xKiesix
    xKiesix Female 18-29
    448 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    When I think of "European" I think of France, Germany, and Italy. The UK never crosses my mind.
  234. Profile photo of defiythelie
    defiythelie Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    All of you in Europe are all in the European union so its all same to a yank.
  235. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm
    "All of you in Europe are all in the European union so its all same to a yank."

    ...no...just no
  236. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm
    > Jackson13W
    > i wasn`t sure how this worked before, and now i do. awesome

    Dammit, IAB accidentally TAUGHT someone something! Where are we going with this trend, guys!?

    (PS: Jackson, why is your avatar bigger on the inside than the outside????)
  237. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
    1287 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    the reason this is so `damn confoozin`!!!" is because of a thing called history, no need to be jealous American, you`ll get your own eventually ;)

    ahahahahahahahahaha
  238. Profile photo of Lamiacraor
    Lamiacraor Female 18-29
    231 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm
    I agree with this. American`s are ignorant, lazy, racist, non-nice individuals and I am ashamed to be living in California right now. That is all I am willing to say.
  239. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    oooooooooooooooooh i get it.
  240. Profile photo of Shortone0726
    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
    1244 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    I actually learned something on here..wow
  241. Profile photo of Fuego
    Fuego Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    @domisgood the history joke reminded me of Eddie Izzard`s joke, "I grew up in Europe, where the history comes from."
  242. Profile photo of nick12684
    nick12684 Male 18-29
    85 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm
    hahaha. i actually thought this was understood in the US. for we have states that make up sections of the country (southwest, northeast midwest etc) then the country as a hole, which is very similar. but i guess not. sorry we raise idiots Great Britain. we also sell doritos @ walmart "for your health".(6 posts up from this one)
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    xXamwxxXx Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    man, wtf is an england anyway.
  244. Profile photo of Monkeypile
    Monkeypile Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    It`s difficult to understand why all the Americans on here don`t accept that they call themselves American and those from the UK do call themselves European, just not all of Europe is British. People from outside the US actually know something about other countries.

    Also, as far as the war talk goes, the US didn`t get involved in the wars until it was nearly over both times and they just let the Nazis get on with genocide and invading other countries until the Japanese actually did something to the US. War would`ve been over a lot quicker if the US had done something earlier when they should have.
  245. Profile photo of Same4Walls
    Same4Walls Female 18-29
    351 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    I have a friend who is from england. he explained all of this to me long ago. since then i`ve spread the word ^_^
  246. Profile photo of nick12684
    nick12684 Male 18-29
    85 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    monkeypile : i hope you see this because i do not know how to reply to you or send you a message. so, the the US alone is responsible for fighting fascism and communism thorough out the world, for the world? before that time the us practiced isolationism, cut to 70, 80 years later of working on an empire....now we are falling apart. i see you are from Australia. thanks for getting the rest of the world to help and being so dependent on the us you turn it on itself.
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    TCullen23 Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    Scottish Pride :)
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    LiziBoredom Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    ***I`m taking a victory lap in honor of the ol` American Revolution.***
  249. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    I`ll admit to the fact that the Americans only joined when it was absolutely necessary. I`m going to point out, however, that England and France did the same thing. Everytime Hitler took over another country, he promised that he was done, and the whole world bought it. England and France didn`t declare war until it was almost their turn to be taken.
  250. Profile photo of MandyLea
    MandyLea Female 18-29
    247 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    wait a minute...are you telling me that Northern Ireland is it`s own country or part of Ireland? and Ireland is part of the UK? My grandparents were from N.Ireland and I always thought that they were just saying that they were from the Northern part of Ireland. I`m so confused.
  251. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    > krisley
    > I`ll admit to the fact that the Americans only joined when it was absolutely necessary

    Then you don`t know your history, nor do the people making similar claims. Although the US couldn`t send actual troops because of the public disapproval of any such scheme, the US was sending equipment and foodstuffs since almost the beginning of the war - losing thousands of its own ships in the process. In addition, US citizens could - and did - travel to England privately (but with secret assistance from the US Govt) and form RAAF units, navy crews and on-the-ground troops. Although OFFICIALLY the US could do nothing to help until its people woke up (after Pearl Harbor), UNofficially England would have been done for by 1942 without the massive, and expensive, help the US gave.
  252. Profile photo of mar95789
    mar95789 Female 18-29
    193 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 7:38 pm
    So is England a country or is Britain a country or is UK a country?
  253. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    In his massive autobiography (12 volumes of about 1200 pages each!) Winston Churchill says, in the introduction, "Valiant though our people were, without the assistance of the US from the War`s inception, our lonely island would have been subjugated within a year at most".
  254. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm
    > mar95789
    > So is England a country or is Britain a country or is UK a country?

    England is a country. Wales is another country. Scotland is another country. Northern Ireland is another country. Etc.
  255. Profile photo of tnaran
    tnaran Male 30-39
    220 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    The UK is a messed up political entity. It`s basically the last remnant of an actual empire which had a head-of-state/owner called the King (or Queen).

    The STATE is the United Kingdom, so when we talk about the Prime Minister and going to war, it`s the UNITED KINGDOM that does that.

    England, Wales, Scotland and to a lesser extant, N. Ireland were independent countries with greater or lesser self-government. Over the last 500 years that got washed away, but it`s slowly coming back (in a process of governmental devolution)
  256. Profile photo of eybulldog5
    eybulldog5 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    ok thank you for making this clear...
  257. Profile photo of Bubbay
    Bubbay Female 13-17
    15 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm
    @MandyLea: No,The republic of Ireland isn`t a part of the UK,not since a long time anyway but yeah N.I is it`s own country I suppose,though it`s run mostly by England,it doesn`t have the same laws as Britain though.
    It`s all kinda confusing,usually we just refer to it as the north,we don`t really see it as another country,just as a part of Ireland that is owned/run by England.
    Hope this clears things up a bit. :)
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    mathgirl12 Female 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    I`ve always wondered...
  259. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    Now I understand.
  260. Profile photo of FontFace
    FontFace Male 18-29
    91 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    The Yankees are a baseball team. Stop screwing that up.
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    jg0nz Male 18-29
    113 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 9:10 pm
    A good friend of mine is English. Someone asked her "What language do they speak there?"

    -_-
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 9:17 pm
    Stop calling Hawaiians as Yankees. Hawaii is not the North East. We are not rednecks either that is the South. We use both the Union jack and The American flag. It does not mean we are part of Great Britain either. We are not the same people that do the fast hip shaking coconut grass skirt wearing hula people either. That sh*t is Tahitian and they under the French which is in Europe. Get it right will you dumb Brit!
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    BTW we don`t use sea shells to trade for currency.
  264. Profile photo of Ruffiana
    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm
    What the drat is Britain?
  265. Profile photo of Maromi
    Maromi Female 18-29
    1095 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:20 pm
    K I knew all together they made up the UK but I honestly thought britain and england where the same. my bad, that area of my world geography map was always neglected. I learned something today!
    A ton of stuff makes a LOT more sense now. I feel totally enlightened.
  266. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    July 22, 2010 at 11:20 pm
    Agreed handys. To the idiots everyone from the USA is a "yank" even though that only refers to a small sector.

    But people like the one who created this love to feel superior but is too much of a wimp to admit it. Normally they take such a passive approach and then get very offended if you call them a chav (even in context). Even if the creator is a dumbass I give him credit for having the balls to do it directly.
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    Flashbomb7 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    I`ll admit, I never did know that.
  268. Profile photo of lukenhiumur
    lukenhiumur Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    Who cares?
    They`re just a bunch of Limeys
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
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    July 23, 2010 at 12:00 am
    What a pompous tool. Bugger off, you dirty pillick! Looking forward to another post correcting my use of British/English/United Kingdomian slang. :-p
  270. Profile photo of Kernel
    Kernel Male 18-29
    123 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 12:24 am
    I knew that. AND I`m American. Uh oh, paradox! Cause we`s know all Americans is dumb, just look at how many Nobel Prizes we has in the sciences!
  271. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 12:44 am
    @BostonKaiser. It`s pillock, not pillick. And you`d probably want to preface that with stupid or inbred rather than dirty. Correction OK for you?
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2010 at 12:46 am
    @BostonKaiser
    Pillock*
    just helping you out man ;)
  273. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 12:48 am
    @Ruffiana. Britain is a forward staging post for the American invasion of Europe (due in 2013). We look after your bombs and other assorted munitions. Ronald Reagan did bad things to our lady Primie Minister here in the 80s.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 12:50 am
    Primie. What a knob. Take one of those i`s out.
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    barrooo Male 30-39
    414 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 12:52 am
    [email protected] Britain is a forward staging post for the American invasion of Europe (due in 2013).`

    It`ll probably happen sometime around 2016 then, you know the Yanks like to be late for wars
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    jaysunn Male 30-39
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    July 23, 2010 at 12:55 am
    I`ll do my best dear Tommy.
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    quasihickory Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2010 at 1:32 am
    The second picture is not Britain. Great Britain as it should be called is only the main island all the little outlying islands do not count. The isle of wight, skye, tresco and all the other little places are not part of Great Britain. Great Britain is just the island. However they are all part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island which is what the third picture should be called.
  278. Profile photo of r3tr0r0ck3r
    r3tr0r0ck3r Male 18-29
    187 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 2:14 am
    I may technically be British but I don`t like being referred to as such; I`m English.

    And if anybody ever uses the phrase "British Accent", I get extremely angry. THERE`S NO SUCH THING!!
  279. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 2:19 am
    Calm yourselves, my fellow Americans. Let them bluster all they want. They disparage us, ridicule us, act all superior to us. But when the poo hits the fan, we`ll be there standing beside them against their enemies.

    They just don`t like admiting that they need us.
  280. Profile photo of r3tr0r0ck3r
    r3tr0r0ck3r Male 18-29
    187 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 2:23 am
    I may technically be British but I don`t like being referred to as such; I`m English.

    And if anybody ever uses the phrase "British Accent", I get extremely angry. THERE`S NO SUCH THING!!
  281. Profile photo of AntiCool88
    AntiCool88 Female 18-29
    430 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 2:36 am
    They need the same explanation about Iraq , Iran and Afganstan
  282. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 2:39 am
    "They just don`t like admiting that they need us."

    Since the early 20th century, America (USA) has established itself as the major miliary power in the world, they have never been beaten...apart from that one time...in Vietnam, which coincidentally was the only major US conflict that didn`t have British support. Looks like you need us too ;) just sayin`
  283. Profile photo of Bananananana
    Bananananana Female 13-17
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    July 23, 2010 at 2:55 am
    If you say there`s no such thing as a british accent, that also means that there`s not really such thing as an american accent. Maybe the range isn`t quite as varied, but it`s close.

    (and I AM British. And English.)
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    KucheKlizma Male 18-29
    193 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 2:58 am
    r3tr0r0ck3r - so what, there`s "English Accent"? That`s just stupid. Are you going to say there`s no such thing as "British English" too?
  285. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 3:54 am
    @BostonKaiser

    More correction for you: "tool" is a pretty American insult, at least to my ears. It doesn`t really crop up here, in my personal experience.

    Try "prat". Prat`s a good one.

    Also, my own personal taste wouldn`t preface "pillock" at all. It has more punch with brevity. You pillock!
  286. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 4:43 am
    Dom: People say we lost in Vietnam, but we won. Go back and look at the history. A truce was declared, we left, North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam a month later. We did what we were there to do and left. It`s not our fault South Vietnam couldn`t defend itself afterwards.
  287. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 4:48 am
    "And if anybody ever uses the phrase "British Accent", I get extremely angry. THERE`S NO SUCH THING!!"

    Wrong.

    No matter who you are, where you`re from and what language you speak, you have an accent. The accent is not a derogatory term meaning you"re not speaking your language right. It is simply used to specify which version of the language you are using.

    Brits have a "British accent", Americans have an "American accent". Hell, anyone who speaks another language with English as a second language has an accent, regardless of where they learned the language. Because you learned English in Britain doesn`t mean you have their accent.

    So don`t think that because you are from the nation whence your language originates, you don`t have an accent. You have an accent, it`s a British accent, and it`s not a bad thing.
  288. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 4:52 am
    To embolden my point. It`s ridiculous for you to say you don`t have an accent, since even within Britain, there are "accents".

    I`m pretty sure I have heard of "London accent", "Cornwall accent", "Edinburgh accent". I watch a lot of British television, Black Adder, Top Gear, Fawlty Towers, Monty Python; and movies like Shawn of the Dead and Doomsday; and I have certainly noticed different accents from different British/English people.

    So don`t gimme no back-talk.
  289. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 4:55 am
    Now to ask a simple question.

    And when you say "Great Britain" do you mean "United Kingdom" or "Britain"?
  290. Profile photo of Rizel
    Rizel Male 18-29
    213 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 5:03 am
    ElDavo has a point. After the restricted bombing was lifted, NV came to the table after only 12 days.

    It wasnt lack of firepower or how well the VC knew the land. It was straight up politics that cost 35k lives. Many times the airforce wasnt allowed to unload any payload on a village because there was a possibility of civilians in the area. After troops cleared the village, turns out that no civies had been there in months. A few tons of explosives could have cost that battle half of the human cost...maybe more. And most definitely more lives in the long run by ending the war much sooner.

    So, whos fault was it really that the war went for a dozen years? The spineless politicians that didnt want to look bad infront of the public, or the very vocal anti war groups that the politicians didnt want to lose face infront of? Is it possible if the hippies hadnt made a fuss that the "leaders" would have started unrestriced bombing much sooner and saved 35k lives and
  291. Profile photo of Rizel
    Rizel Male 18-29
    213 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 5:04 am
    who knows how many vietnames...

    anyway...stop calling us yanks and well get the name of your island right.
  292. Profile photo of KannaLilly
    KannaLilly Female 13-17
    635 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 5:08 am
    On the accent debate... there is no cover-all British accent, but I still use the term. It`s just easy to include all of them in one phrase. I can tell when the person is Welsh, Scottish, Northern, if they`re from London, Manchester, etc. I just don`t diffirentiate when I`m talking with people who don`t know the difference.
  293. Profile photo of Rizel
    Rizel Male 18-29
    213 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 5:11 am
    Oh and btw, im only rating this a 4 due to the sheer volume of troll
  294. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
    4868 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 5:11 am
    "Dom: People say we lost in Vietnam, but we won. Go back and look at the history. A truce was declared, we left, North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam a month later. We did what we were there to do and left. It`s not our fault South Vietnam couldn`t defend itself afterwards."

    Nixon and Kissinger`s `Decent Interval` idea obviously worked...
  295. Profile photo of Rizel
    Rizel Male 18-29
    213 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 5:25 am
    Well for Kissinger it did.
  296. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
    1067 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 5:37 am
    I hate being referred to as European.
  297. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    July 23, 2010 at 5:59 am
    Just warming myself by the fire here...
  298. Profile photo of ChrisMunich
    ChrisMunich Male 18-29
    383 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 7:37 am
    Batmanners: You completely missed the point. He was complaining that the term British accent, to some, is inaccurate, english accents, welsh accents, scottish accents etc. are preferable to many in the UK.
  299. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 7:41 am
    its not hard lol
  300. Profile photo of YetAnotherGe
    YetAnotherGe Male 40-49
    1 post
    July 23, 2010 at 8:03 am
    What you call `Britain` is a geographical term for the landmass of `Great Britain`. `Great` distinguishes it from `Less Britain`, a peninsula that is now part of France. The other landmass shown is called Eire.

    Countries are a political concept for areas of common law ruled by a common authority.

    The UK is a nation of 3 countries that happen to cover the whole of Great Britain and some of Eire.

    English is the dominant language and the location of government, although the other countries do have their own parliaments and laws. Hence the irritating habit of the English to use `English` and `British` to mean the same thing. But I don`t think that anybody is as offended when Americans do this.

    I am sure that US citizens cause irritation in the same way when they refer to themselves as `Americans` as if Mexico and Canada do not exist.
  301. Profile photo of comestible
    comestible Female 18-29
    19 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 9:03 am
    "I am sure that US citizens cause irritation in the same way when they refer to themselves as `Americans` as if Mexico and Canada do not exist. "

    Totally not the same! Canadians do not care at all if Americans call themselves Americans. We prefer not to be associated with them.

    In fact, I think we would like it better if we weren`t even considered part of North America. Just Canada is fine :)

    Can`t speak for the Mexicans though.
  302. Profile photo of NottaSpy
    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 9:15 am
    I find it funny that people use the word "stupid" when they mean "ignorant". That makes them either ignorant or stupid.
  303. Profile photo of Lillim
    Lillim Female 30-39
    269 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 9:29 am
    I`m ashamed to say I did not know this. Do now!
  304. Profile photo of johnnyab
    johnnyab Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 9:42 am
    "The same logic here applies to The United States of America, which lies upon the North American Continent, thus the Term "American" can broadly refer to anyone from the Americas including Canada, Mexico and most everyone on the southern continent as well. Technically a Mexican is as American as a Citizen of the United States of America and a Canadian is also an American, so calling a United States Citizen and American is the same as referring to an Englishman as a European."

    Not really, `cause if you say `American`, people know that means somone from the USA. Nobody says someone`s `American` if they want to to say they`re from somewhere in the two continents worth of countries that is the Americas. You can say `technically a Mexican is an American`, but nobody would say that now would they. Same goes for Canada. You could say North American if you wanted to make that point. However Americans do often refer to Britain, for example, as Europe.
  305. Profile photo of NottaSpy
    NottaSpy Male 40-49
    881 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 10:08 am
    Of all the things that fly, how the the fly get the name? Of all the people of the Americas, how did Americans get the name?

    Language is F`d up sometimes. Some of the arguments here are the equivalent of seeing a bird and calling it a fly and then trying to defend the position. Americans are from the United States of America. For those of you that missed it, "America" is right there in the name. "Americans" is the commonly understood term of the people of the United States and it is a term used by the government of the United States. Yes, technically "Americans" could refer to any person from the Americas, but just about everyone knows that using it in that way would cause confusion and would word it differently. This may come as a shock to some people in this thread, but many words in the English language have multiple meanings that can be confusing if your not careful.
  306. Profile photo of Hitaki318
    Hitaki318 Female 13-17
    193 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 10:14 am
    Geez. Touchy, touchy. It doesn`t really matter these days. -.-
  307. Profile photo of marie-marie
    marie-marie Female 18-29
    87 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 10:32 am
    Scotland and england are very diffrent places I wish people would stop grouping us in together.
  308. Profile photo of raikun12
    raikun12 Male 18-29
    586 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 11:09 am
    technically we`re not Americans either, we are people of the United States of America
  309. Profile photo of zombiebish
    zombiebish Female 18-29
    137 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 11:21 am
    My boyfriend is Scottish and my best friend is a Jordie,and Americans constantly say "I love your accent, are you British?"

    ...
    ...

    So irritating.
  310. Profile photo of kilroy5555
    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
    496 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 11:38 am
    I think using "American" to refer to people from the USA is simply shorthand, not something to diminish Canada or Mexico. Otherwise we`d have to go around calling ourselves what, "Citizen of the United States of America"? "USAan"?
  311. Profile photo of stylez12
    stylez12 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 11:38 am
    What are all you euros using to post these comments? Is it a COMPUTER (you`re welcome). do you drive a CAR (you`re welcome). Does your house have electricity (you`re welcome) or light bulbs (you`re welcome). How`s that cell phone you use (you`re welcome)?

    P.S. Soccer is gay, and get a toothbrush
  312. Profile photo of spartan448
    spartan448 Male 18-29
    43 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 11:57 am
    This is true!

    I mean not all Americas need this, but some are so ignorant, it`s really pathetic.

    A few years ago, I used to run a call center for AT&T (for international directory service, and had to take an escalated call from a woman from NYC, because she insisted that she had to call someone in the country of "London".

    After sorting her out, and informing her, that London is a city IN England, she told me she wanted to call and give them all her information, because she got an email saying she won the UK National Lottery...

    So 30 minutes later, and trying to explain to her what a British pound was("I don`t know how I`m going to get that much weight back to here"), she realized she couldn`t have won a lottery she had never played, and that London is in fact not a country.

    I hope she tells all her friends about this and spreads a little common sense, it would be nice :)
  313. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
    749 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    @Musuko42

    Let`s not get ahead of ourselves now, we still haven`t tried silently fuming.

    What`s even worse though is that many Brits don`t know the difference. :|
  314. Profile photo of spartan448
    spartan448 Male 18-29
    43 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    @stylez12, you actually believe yourself?

    Lightbulbs were invented by 2 Canadians, Henry Woodward and Matthew Evans,they patented the light bulb in 1875. They didn`t have the funds to make the light bulbs, so they sold their idea to good ole Thomas Edison.

    English Dr.William Gilbert studied electricity, and it was his work that coined the term electricity,long before Franklin did his kite experiment in 1752, Franklin did not discover electricity he just determined that lightning consisted of electricity.

    You want to play "Inventions"? I`ll play.

    Insulin (You`re Welcome)
    Telephone (You`re Welcome)
    Zipper (You`re Welcome)
    Basketball (You`re Welcome)
    Hockey (You`re Welcome)
    Superman (You`re Welcome)
    Instant Replay (You`re Welcome)
    Wonderbras (You`re Welcome)
    Pacemakers (You`re Welcome)

    I`m not say we, or the "euros" are better, I`m making a point that the whole world contributes to the improv
  315. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    @stylez12. And when you`re sat in your house watching your TV, under your electric lightbulb whilst your girlfriend (or boyfriend possibly) is vacuuming the floor and you`re taking the penicillin to sort out that nasty STD you picked up last week, or flying troops via jet plane into another oil rich country to `liberate` them, or indeed wiping your arse then you might want to thank us.
  316. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    @spartan448. Nope. Humphrey Davy invented the electric lightbulb in the early 1800s.
  317. Profile photo of bridog6996
    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 1:08 pm
    It`s funny that someone made this graphic, and in the process refers to people from the United States as "Americans," which is also not technically correct. Limey fail.
  318. Profile photo of Discomonkey
    Discomonkey Male 13-17
    1361 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    Hey America, that`s a nice country you`ve got there...

    (You`re welcome)

    Actually, I don`t consider myself British, Northern Irish, but I couldn`t pass on that point.
  319. Profile photo of HarryDresden
    HarryDresden Male 18-29
    99 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    as annoying and condescending as this inforgraphic is its freaking needed for some people.

    my ex was american who lived over here and knew the score when i visited her family trying to explain them that Wales was country and part of the UK and not just a bit of england was nearly enough to drive me to murder
  320. Profile photo of stylez12
    stylez12 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    Slavery, you`re welcome

    @number69696.... I`m gonna tongue punch your moms fart box
  321. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    894 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm
    christ! this is more confusing than "circle is square". f**k geometric classifications of Europeans.
  322. Profile photo of Raokin
    Raokin Female 18-29
    452 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm
    A lesson "to" Americans?
  323. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    sourkrauter,
    its no more confusing than:
    Kansas is a state.
    With the flag of Kansas.
    That also has the flag of the United States.
    And has Porto Rico as a territory.
    And the District of Columbia is a separate region all together.

    of course you probably did go to a typical school in this country. So no wonder you are confused.
  324. Profile photo of cregil
    cregil Male 50-59
    12 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    Who is it that thought we needed an education?

    Please pass along to them that Texans don`t cotton much to being called "Yanks." Still, they have a cute little kingdom, don`t they?
  325. Profile photo of sourkrauter
    sourkrauter Male 18-29
    894 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    no, inversegrav, i did not go to a "typical" school in america. you may call it the school of hard knocks, and i carry the scars to remind me that no one is going to hold your little hand and point out every little thing about the world, and that you LEARN from what you f**k up. i didnt learn jack $h!+ about england, n.ireland, whales or scotland. i could really care less about puerto rico or the district of freakin columbia. and frankly i think that just like anyone else in on any other continent, europeans can be f**king c*nts just like anyone else.
  326. Profile photo of zombiebish
    zombiebish Female 18-29
    137 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    I have seen both sides of this. Americans are very stupid about this. They also are irritating, because suddenly every single one of them is Irish/Scottish- Scotch Irish- when ever they talk to someone from the UK.

    If you weren`t born there, and you haven`t lived there, you aren`t Irish, you are American. Odds are you don`t even know a relative that was alive in your lifetime that was from there. Stop trying to seem interesting by attaching yourself to a place that for some reason you think changes how people perceive you.
  327. Profile photo of stewaa99
    stewaa99 Male 30-39
    76 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    This would have been a very nice educational piece, too bad it was clearly put together by an obnoxious douche bag.
  328. Profile photo of cancub
    cancub Male 18-29
    1 post
    July 23, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    "If you weren`t born there, and you haven`t lived there, you aren`t Irish, you are American. Odds are you don`t even know a relative that was alive in your lifetime that was from there. Stop trying to seem interesting by attaching yourself to a place that for some reason you think changes how people perceive you."

    Yeah, totally. And ta hell with those African-Americans and Latin-Americans, they just need to get off that damn pedestal already and turn their skin white so we all blend in and no one can tell us apart. HERP DERP.
  329. Profile photo of Pingas
    Pingas Male 13-17
    312 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    "If you weren`t born there, and you haven`t lived there, you aren`t Irish, you are American. Odds are you don`t even know a relative that was alive in your lifetime that was from there. Stop trying to seem interesting by attaching yourself to a place that for some reason you think changes how people perceive you."

    Are you retarded? I really hope you are simply trolling, otherwise I hope for pain upon you.
  330. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm
    What are all you euros using to post these comments? Is it a COMPUTER (you`re welcome). do you drive a CAR (you`re welcome). Does your house have electricity (you`re welcome) or light bulbs (you`re welcome). How`s that cell phone you use (you`re welcome)?

    You`re wrong about all of those apart from the mobile phone. That one actually is an American invention.

    You really don`t have much of a clue about history, do you?
  331. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    So is England a country or is Britain a country or is UK a country?

    Strictly speaking, from those three only the UK is a country. That`s the official position.

    In practice, Northern Ireland is generally considered seperately in day to day life and Britain is commonly considered a country. NI is seperated from Britain physically, socially, politically, legally...pretty much every way, really.

    In many ways, England, Scotland and Wales are considered countries. For example, they each have national sports teams, i.e. they`re not considered sports teams of regions of Britain. I give my nationality as English, not British...but official forms never contain English as a nationality because officially only the UK is a country.

    It`s a complex mash of history and politics.

    It`s not surprising many people thousands of miles away in a largely inward-looking society don`t know the details.
  332. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    UNofficially England would have been done for by 1942 without the massive, and expensive, help the US gave.

    Which was paid for.

    You`re right about the necessity of the supplies, but it wasn`t a selfless gesture of altruism.

    Besides, the people running the USA had a clue and a good idea of what was going on in the world. Better to fight the war elsewhere than wait until it came to the USA. Or until Hitler just nuked the USA. It`s not like he would have held back on moral grounds.

    Incidentally, do you know how many people came from the USA to sign up in the British military before the USA joined the war? I know some did, but I haven`t been able to get any idea how many. Could have been 10, could have been 1000.

    The key point, I think, is the word `ally`. We`d all have been screwed without each other. UK/USA/USSR especially, but also France (yes, they did carry on fighting), Canada, Australia and New Zealand, etc.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 12:06 am
    @Stylez12

    [email protected]... I`m gonna tongue punch your moms fart box`

    Whilst the imagery you conjour up in your eloquent rebuff will no doubt help you reach the vinegar stroke as you recline in the crusty grey sheets of your bed tonight, the point I was making was that the British have invented everything from the first electric light, to the vacuum cleaner, telephone, TV, jet engine and yes, indeed, toilet paper. So basically, you couldn`t even wipe your arse or clean up after a particularly energentic self-touching session without us. I thank you.
  334. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 12:27 am
    @Angilion

    -The very basic computer idea originated in Britian but was made in America.

    -You wouldn`t be posting about anything with the computer without the internet, also American born.

    -The car was credited to Germany with the first patent and most like its modern design

    -Next time you go for a trip in an Airplane though you can thank us. Again.
    (and no New Zealand did not develop the air plane, although they like to claim it. Strangely the stories of it`s invention in New Zealand didn`t emerge until after it was invented in America)
  335. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 12:28 am
    @Spartan448: do your research before you spout off with ignorance.

    Josheph Swann invented and patented the first version of the lightbulb in the UK.

    blah blah blah, Edison took original ideas and made it better.


    - the telephone idea originated in scotland, but you were half right as it was finalized in canada

    - superman origin is in the USA from one native born and one Canadian transplant.

    need I go on about your idiocy?


    @ Discomonkey


    we`re welcome? for what? you didn`t exactly "give" it you lost it.
  336. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 12:29 am
    People need to know what they`re talking about before they claim anything.

    But all these people claiming inventions that started in other countries are proving is the fact that their creators were not persistent enough to make it reality.

    Glad you`re lazy and proud of it.
  337. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 12:32 am
    "It`s funny that someone made this graphic, and in the process refers to people from the United States as "Americans," which is also not technically correct. Limey fail."

    I am still of the opinion that you should come up with a real name, rather than a statement of what you are. You are a unity of states located in America, the "United States of America". It`s as ridiculous as Canada calling itself "The United Provinces of America". Get a real name, and we`ll decide what to call you after that.

    I always hated the term Americans to describe USA`ans (Youessayans? Can they go over 9000?) but it is a word in their official country`s name, and thus, may be used to describe them as a nationality. The exact same applies for the United Arab Emirates, although what to call them evades me. (a little help from Baal?)
  338. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 12:39 am
    And for the long dead discussion. I am Canadian, if someone calls me an American, he is getting yelled at.

    You can call me "North American", or "USA`s Hat" as long as you don`t refer to me as being from the embarrassing shirt North America wears. America has Mexico for pants, but it`s all hip-hop, and not wearing boxers. HEY AMERICA, pull up your Mexico, your Florida is showing.
  339. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 12:43 am
    Canada`s inventions:
    The vacuum of space.
    Dirt.
    Water.
    Jump Ropes.
    Air.
    Accidentally invented rain after inventing fire.
    We invented temperature; it was a constant 70 Farenheit before, we got sick of it and wanted to be cold half of a year....on that note.
    We also invented the orbit and the planetary spin.
    We wanted day and night...

    there are a few more things, like cancer, but we don`t brag about it.
  340. Profile photo of rammo34
    rammo34 Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 1:37 am
    Oh my god. Stop this "my country made it before your country" nonsense. I don`t drating care, and neither should you. There are few things i find more annoying in this world than patriotism and bragging about what your country has done, because its likely that you had nothing to do with anything that your country has done in the past, and you have no control over where you`re born. I`m not proud to be an American, nor am i ashamed, because i had nothing to do with any of my country`s actions, good or bad. I`m just there, and i really dont care.
  341. Profile photo of Fairgs
    Fairgs Male 18-29
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    July 24, 2010 at 1:54 am
    Canada and America are the same thing Batmanners so your American
  342. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 2:06 am
    @Liquidglass. Would you care to reconsider your statement that the internet was `American born`? You can google Tim berners-Lee, if you like. After all, he made it all possible.
  343. Profile photo of meredithp
    meredithp Female 30-39
    5 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 4:49 am
    @number696969 I finally made an account, JUST to correct you.

    If you`re going to correct people on their history, get it right. Tim Berners-Lee is credited with developing the World Wide Web. As a 30-39 year old, you should know that the Internet existed well before the WWW. Your statement "the internet is not American-born because TBL is British" (paraphrased) is fallacious.

    Now, I agree that the Internet did not originate in America; groups across the world worked on it collaboratively. However, one of the driving forces was DARPA, a US-based program. Without DARPA, there would be no Internet.
  344. Profile photo of zombiebish
    zombiebish Female 18-29
    137 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 7:40 am
    @Pingas Let me guess, you are one of those retarded people who would talk to someone from the UK and go "OH MY GOD I`M IRISH TOO". And you probably have like 1/15th of the blood so far down the line.

    Unless your parents are from a place, or even your grandparents, hell- I will even bite for both of your great grand parents- I am sorry to tell you- you are not Irish, Scottish, English, Russia, or anything of the sort. If you are 1/15th of this and that you loose the claim to call yourself whatever part of your mutt dna you think is the coolest.

  345. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 10:30 am
    Just to throw in my two cents (cause I like riling Angillion up)

    The car may have been invented elsewhere, but it was perfected by Henry ford in the way of the assembly line, which is what spurred the automobile revolution. Long live the model T, in black.

    As for the rest, that`s why the Lockerbie bomber was released, a decision from Scotland`s government. If I remember correctly, England actually gets screwed in the representation of it all (being as how all the others have their own separate governments, while England is lumped in with the overall parliament), which is kind of funny imo. Also, why didn`t the ass who wrote this talk about the fact that the Queen is still the official head of state for Canada and Australia?
  346. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 10:33 am
    And I`m proud of all of my heritage, from the Scottish to the Irish to the Native American. (Which are the only three I have, all of which in more than a 15th. And really, my Irish is a group that came over from Scotland, as is the case with a lot of Celts.)

    Nothing wrong with knowing what you came from and being happy about it, why do some of you have to be purists and elitists?

    "Well I`m 9/10 Irish, so you don`t have a right to get drunk on St. Patrick`s day!"
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Long winded me as always I know, but I forgot to answer Battmanners question. From the UAE would be called an "Emirati" in English, or in Arabic "Khaleeji" (literally: from the Persian Gulf).
  348. Profile photo of Heureux
    Heureux Male 40-49
    1054 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 11:10 am
    "Americans: We don`t expect . . ."

    People who live in the America`s (Americans) include residents of:
    Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

    So, anything else to say,ya crumpet buggerin` floppers?
  349. Profile photo of marie-marie
    marie-marie Female 18-29
    87 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 11:22 am
    Stylez12 when you said "What are all you euros using to post these comments? Is it a COMPUTER (you`re welcome). do you drive a CAR (you`re welcome). Does your house have electricity (you`re welcome) or light bulbs (you`re welcome). How`s that cell phone you use (you`re welcome)?

    P.S. Soccer is gay, and get a toothbrush"

    This is what I thought: You`re a twat.
  350. Profile photo of buxco215
    buxco215 Male 18-29
    977 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    Sounds like BRITAIN has an identity crisis! America FTW!
  351. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
    258 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    @meredithp. Touche. We`ll agree to call that a score draw if you like :p ARPANET is undoubtedly the grandfather of networked computing, but it took (for once) a Brit to see a more commercial (or at least widespread) potential for it.
    But I am flattered you took the time to sign up to plant a foot firmly in my backside.
  352. Profile photo of fishgul69
    fishgul69 Female 18-29
    914 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    *whining* but I KNOW this already....!
  353. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    Oh, go eat a biscuit, you daft limey bastard.
  354. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    The very basic computer idea originated in Britian but was made in America.

    What are you claiming as the first computer? It`s not a silly question - if you look at the details it`s not as clear-cut as it might seem.

    If by "very basic computer idea" you`re referring to Babbage`s analytical engine, then "basic" is hardly the right word. It was very complicated (part of the reason why it was never built).

    There`s also the issue of almost all inventions resting on earlier inventions. For example, you cite the plane as an American invention. The first powered heavier than air machine was, but it obviously owed something to the unpowered gliders that were invented before it.

    So it`s often quite blurry as to where inventions come from. Then there`s independent invention, which was fairly common, to muddy the waters some more.
  355. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 6:31 pm
    @Liquidglass. Would you care to reconsider your statement that the internet was `American born`? You can google Tim berners-Lee, if you like. After all, he made it all possible.

    Unless you`re claiming he travelled in time and disguised himself, no.

    The internet is at its base an American invention. The USA`s military research section came up with the foundations of the internet as a method of making connections between military bases as resistant as possible to destruction of individual bases and/or connections between bases. That was ~30 years before Tim Berners-Lee invented the foundations for the world wide web.

    Some inventions actually are American. Most of the ones that are claimed to aren`t and the claims are just the usual USA nationalism and historical revisionism, but some inventions genuinely came from there and the internet is one of them.
  356. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    Just to throw in my two cents (cause I like riling Angillion up)

    By spelling my name wrong? :)

    The car may have been invented elsewhere, but it was perfected by Henry ford in the way of the assembly line, which is what spurred the automobile revolution. Long live the model T, in black.

    Henry Ford didn`t perfect the car. He applied the idea of the assembly line (a British invention, by the way - ha!) to making cars. Very good businessman, but that`s not what we`re pointlessly arguing about to pass some time.

    If I remember correctly, England actually gets screwed in the representation of it all (being as how all the others have their own separate governments, while England is lumped in with the overall parliament), which is kind of funny imo.

    You remember correctly. It`s one of those political issues that everyone ignores because it causes too much arguing.
  357. Profile photo of Sigon
    Sigon Male 18-29
    129 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    teh interwebs is serious business...
  358. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 8:36 pm
    Well, using the three interchangeably sounds a heck of a lot more sophisticated on your History final than only the "correct" one. Assuming, of course, that a) you don`t live anywhere in the UK and b) your history teacher doesn`t know jack (by far the easier of the two requirements).
  359. Profile photo of obhwfgirl
    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm
    Dear person who wrote this:

    Very few people in your country know the basic geographical nuances of the USA. So, seriously, drink a pint, smoke a bowl, go get laid, and shut up. Honestly, it`s not a big deal and nobody cares.

    -Someone who knew this and DOES NOT LIKE BEING CALLED A C*UNT
  360. Profile photo of mitch500
    mitch500 Male 30-39
    6 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 11:14 pm
    Just for the record, Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web, and hyper text transfer protocol. Point to pont computer connections, that`s your yankee military. Anything that starts with an http, like, for example, this ^, that`s us. Cheers.

    And, obhwfgirl, stop moaning about being smart. I`m happy for you that you knew this. Lots of people don`t. I was once asked if I could point to England on a map of London. Seriously. And, for the record, I care.
  361. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
    2749 posts
    July 24, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    huh... good to know... probably never going to use this knowledge, but good to know.
  362. Profile photo of thecurt
    thecurt Male 18-29
    411 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 2:27 am
    Hey didn`t Great Britain lose the Revolutionary War? Reroll.
  363. Profile photo of SoundlesHero
    SoundlesHero Male 18-29
    62 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 4:26 am
    "Just for the record, Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web, and hyper text transfer protocol"

    Actually without the Swiss at CERN, he would have ended up doing diddly squat. CERN, had by the early 50`s, already created networks. He just made everything simpler.
  364. Profile photo of DaisyDope
    DaisyDope Female 13-17
    299 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 7:36 am
    IT IS ONLY KNOWN AS THE UNION JACK WHEN IT IS BEING FLOWN AT SEA - love stephen fry.
  365. Profile photo of leigh-ann
    leigh-ann Female 18-29
    23 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 9:48 am
    aw im glad they included northern ireland, we always get forgotten
  366. Profile photo of CaseyCooking
    CaseyCooking Female 18-29
    4 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 10:24 am
    Hear hear Leigh-Ann!
  367. Profile photo of ninjagrover
    ninjagrover Male 18-29
    35 posts
    July 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    It`s only known as the Union Jack when flown from the jack mast on a ship. In all other times it`s known as the Union Flag.
  368. Profile photo of frededdy11
    frededdy11 Male 18-29
    1 post
    July 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    I can`t believe the above is so wrong.

    The picture under Britain is in fact Great Britain (the largest island within the British Isles), the picture under the United Kingdom is actually Britain or the British Isles which includes the whole of Ireland (Eire). But yes the United Kingdom is a politic entity much like the United states and includes the countries England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Most British people get this wrong all the time as the above shows. Therefore I can`t understand why so many of them get annoyed that Americans (who have no real need to know this), also get it wrong sometimes.
  369. Profile photo of rncotton
    rncotton Male 30-39
    417 posts
    July 26, 2010 at 9:01 am
    That`s why I just call `em all "Europeans" ... covers the whole lot.
  370. Profile photo of HI-haole
    HI-haole Male 18-29
    606 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 3:45 am
    Really? .... Who cares....
  371. Profile photo of odeed
    odeed Male 18-29
    453 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 6:12 am
    "The picture under Britain is in fact Great Britain (the largest island within the British Isles), the picture under the United Kingdom is actually Britain or the British Isles which includes the whole of Ireland (Eire). But yes the United Kingdom is a politic entity much like the United states and includes the countries England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland."

    QFT, although, I think the UK one is correct, since Ireland wasn`t labeled, only Nothern Ireland; for some reason they didn`t remove the rest of the country.
  372. Profile photo of S-Nap
    S-Nap Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:56 am
    @ninjagrover

    Hell yeah it is :D
  373. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    When Americans tell me "Oh my Gawd! I`m part Scottish!" I like to pretend I know their extremely distant relatives personally.
  374. Profile photo of tatripp
    tatripp Male 18-29
    1196 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    they really need to choose a name for their country
  375. Profile photo of charliew07
    charliew07 Male 13-17
    143 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    I feel smart because I knew this
  376. Profile photo of airsofter1
    airsofter1 Male 18-29
    1090 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    i actually didnt know this. but thanks for being a dick about it.
  377. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    August 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    I`m from the US, and we just have states. So basically what i got from this is that england and a bunch of other lowly state things are part of one big country, the UK.
  378. Profile photo of Brian 61316
    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
    741 posts
    August 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    Well, "the British" let me tell you something: Nobody gives a poo. If I had a penny for every time they call me drating Mexican and I`m actually Puerto Rican I`d be a millionaire.
  379. Profile photo of elliebraap
    elliebraap Female 13-17
    23 posts
    August 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    I`m from the UK, but more clearly, Wales (the little bit off England for all you Americans who don`t know it), and when ever I go on holiday abroad (including the US), I get asked if I`m English. No. I am Welsh. England is not a generalisation, so don`t use it as one. There are 3 other patrs of the UK apart from England,
  380. Profile photo of MrRubik
    MrRubik Male 13-17
    68 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 10:13 am
    @DavioMagnifi:
    These lowly states basically invented the USA and all you`ve got to show for it is a civil war and the Manhattan Project.
  381. Profile photo of elliebraap
    elliebraap Female 13-17
    23 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    Also, America stole our Newport, New York is named after our York, as is New Hampshire. Just saying.
  382. Profile photo of maniaman88
    maniaman88 Male 18-29
    15 posts
    August 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    I actually already knew all of this, and the thing that`s always bugged me is that Wales isn`t represented on the Union Jack, though England, Scotland and Ireland are. I`m also curious as to when and why Ireland changed its flag from Saint Patrick`s Cross (Argent a saltire gules) to the three bands.
  383. Profile photo of elliebraap
    elliebraap Female 13-17
    23 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    Maniaman88, I too am curios as to why my country isn`t represented on it ha. But, a dragon might be a BIT too big for the flag apparently :`)
  384. Profile photo of Shokz
    Shokz Male 18-29
    117 posts
    August 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    So, obhwfgirl, what exactly would these "nuances" be? Pretty sure most could draw a basic map of the US and even get the exact locations of quite a few states :/
  385. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    August 13, 2010 at 9:19 am
    i knew this already, but i have several friends who lie in england. and to be honest, the people over there sometimes have trouble explaining the difference. source: i asked one of my friends who LIVES in england the difference between the three and her explanation was: "um well...england is like. where i am. and britain is...the whole thing."
  386. Profile photo of sausage1
    sausage1 Male 13-17
    83 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 11:59 am
    and i care about this because...?
  387. Profile photo of zombieland
    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    europeans are stuck up c*nts
  388. Profile photo of elliebraap
    elliebraap Female 13-17
    23 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    Zombieland, how can you say "Europeans are stuck up c*nts"? The ones you met may be, but I don`t like bigoted people who generalise a nation as one characteristic, so when you have met every European person, only then can you make such a point :)
  389. Profile photo of obhwfgirl
    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    August 15, 2010 at 11:20 pm
    @Shokz

    The geographical nuances are not the point.

    The point is that whoever made this map is getting their knickers in a twist over something that`s inconsequential. So you`re from Wales, but the Americans call you English is like a Brit not knowing where Colorado is. I know, but why would I expect you to? It has no relevancy in your daily life.

    So, in the end, does it really matter? Is it worth being an uptight ass? A bigger person would just shrug it off and chalk up the misunderstanding to the fact that the nuances of a country`s geography are mostly relevant to the people who actually live in that country.
  390. Profile photo of MrRubik
    MrRubik Male 13-17
    68 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 8:38 am
    @obhwfgirl:
    It`s because there`s a certain pride about nationality over here. Welsh people are proud to be from Wales, and Scots are proud to be Scottish. It`s not the same with mere states.
  391. Profile photo of Homegrown71
    Homegrown71 Male 18-29
    224 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 8:55 am
    Eh I don`t care...You damned brits gotta be all sensitive about nothing, at least your black people don`t act like the unsophisticated douches we got in the states (Sorry to those in the black community in the US who are not unsophisticated douches, those very few of you). Be glad about that.
  392. Profile photo of Merlot
    Merlot Female 13-17
    6 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    Hmm, I remember when IAB used to be funny...
  393. Profile photo of elliebraap
    elliebraap Female 13-17
    23 posts
    August 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm
    I`m proud to be Welsh, not just because I`m Welsh, but because it`s considered and `insignificant country`. That is all. I just want us to be acknowledged a little :`)
  394. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 3:34 am
    The annoyance a Scot feels when they get called English is not the same as someone from Ohio being refered to as American, its the same as an American being called Canadian.
  395. Profile photo of lunaticlover
    lunaticlover Female 18-29
    354 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 10:46 am
    I`m American and I knew that, I`ve been to these places. Irish hate being called English, English and British aren`t the same thing, The Union flag is not the English flag, The Union flag is only called the Union Jack when it`s flying on a ship, The Republic of Ireland isn`t part of the UK, blah blah blah.

    Not only did I research it before I went across the pond, they also rub it in your face while you`re there.

    I hate those people who act like they`re so much better and smarter than Americans. It`s so obnoxious and childish.
  396. Profile photo of lunaticlover
    lunaticlover Female 18-29
    354 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 10:48 am
    I`m American and I knew that, I`ve been to these places. Irish hate being called English, English and British aren`t the same thing, The Union flag is not the English flag, The Union flag is only called the Union Jack when it`s flying on a ship, The Republic of Ireland isn`t part of the UK, blah blah blah.

    Not only did I research it before I went across the pond, they also rub it in your face while you`re there.

    I hate those people who act like they`re so much better and smarter than Americans. It`s so obnoxious and childish.
  397. Profile photo of lunaticlover
    lunaticlover Female 18-29
    354 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 10:49 am
    Also, a lot of the English and Irish people I spoke to had no idea what New England (where I live) was, and appeared to only be aware of Florida and New York.

    Ignorance goes both ways, guys.
  398. Profile photo of NewYorkHippi
    NewYorkHippi Female 13-17
    151 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    do you really think that I would care??!?
  399. Profile photo of Fartman51
    Fartman51 Male 13-17
    67 posts
    August 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    So wait a second: Are England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland separate nations then? Are they just allied to the point of a permanent alliance, or are they more like separate states? And are all of the nations equal partners, or does one essentially rule the others?
  400. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 2:59 am
    @fartman51
    Yes. Separate countries that are, to some degree, ruled by parliament in Westminster (London, ENGLAND) Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have varying degrees of devolution (power given back to them from Westminster). the Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament and Northern Irealnd Assembly all have certain amounts of control of their own country, with some things (such as the right to declare war) still being held in Westminster.

    Hope that goes some way to clearning up our system of government :)
  401. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    August 18, 2010 at 3:48 am
    "Suck it, English, British, Scottish, Irish, or what the hell ever. Just because you`ve decided that hyper-patriotism to your surrounding 50 miles is more important than your country of Great Britain as a whole doesn`t mean that everyone else has to know all the details of what you feel is important details. If England hadn`t been an ass and taken over Scotland and Ireland in the first place we wouldn`t have a hard time keeping it straight.

    And by the way, most of us CAN tell the difference between an English, Irish, and Scottish accent... it`s just annoying that you care so much so we purposely act like we don`t give a crap... cause we don`t."

    Someone needs to go back to history class.
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    LouDogg Female 13-17
    314 posts
    August 19, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    Americans are too lazy to read all this
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    DaPoohbuh Female 18-29
    78 posts
    August 22, 2010 at 1:35 am
    Hm. I knew all of this... except for the flag thing. Good to know, I guess.
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    hezzz Female 13-17
    22 posts
    August 22, 2010 at 7:59 am
    @lunaticlover
    who were the "most" people you spoke to?
    because e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e i know knows more than New York and Florida. I know a lot of places in the US. i know all the states names there, i probably couldn`t name them all on the spot, but neither could most americans i persume.



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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    August 22, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    Just call them "Ucks", saves a lot of trouble.
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    Wizard77 Male 40-49
    582 posts
    August 23, 2010 at 7:15 am
    WHO CARES!?
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    MrRubik Male 13-17
    68 posts
    August 24, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    Thank you, DaPoohbuh.
    You at least separate yourself from the majority of Americans too proud to give a sh*t cuz they don`t like being told they`re wrong.
    As for the rest of you Yanks, shut the f*ck up.
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    Brucie76 Male 30-39
    18 posts
    August 27, 2010 at 8:59 am
    Cant you feel the anglo-america love in this room?
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    Kaempffe Female 18-29
    126 posts
    August 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Nope. Wrong. All Europeans are homogeneous.

    YOU WILL NOT FOOL ME.

    @alliebraap J/K ;3
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    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 12:27 am
    yea for the last damn time, all you america haters can really go drat yourselves, thats not how we all are, i really hope one day you all realize how much america has done for the world, stop blaming us for the worlds problems, stop calling us all dumbasses, we can do the same thing to you... but of course your all immature and have nothing better to do with your lives

    take a good look dumbasses, IAB`s server is hosted in AMERICA
  411. Profile photo of globpharm
    globpharm Male 18-29
    196 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 6:36 am
    Half the people in Northern Ireland don`t know that Britain is the Island in which Scotland, Wales and England are.
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    steve41high Male 18-29
    1153 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 7:42 am
    i thought britain was in england.
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    steve41high Male 18-29
    1153 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 7:44 am
    i think americans should try to learn this.

    Took me dratin long enough to learn work out america was in north america not vice versa. and north and south america makes up the americas. but not the united states of america.
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    ashbexmaeur Female 18-29
    157 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 9:59 am
    I knew this, because I paid attention in 7th grade geography class, but thanks nonetheless. As for you, Shadow, I really think you`re flipping over nothing.

    A lot of dumb people I know think that Britain is full of people who drink tea all day, and won`t stop reading The Hitchhiker`s Guide, and leave the poor Scottish and Wales right out of the mix.
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    August 28, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    at least now i know why that flag was used during the world cup....but never really cared either
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    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2159 posts
    August 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm
    As good as this is, I don`t think the C-word was entirely necessary. That even gets censored on late-night shows. No, I didn`t mean porn.
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    elliebraap Female 13-17
    23 posts
    August 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    @ashbexmaeur
    "and leave the poor Scottish and Wales right out of the mix."
    You got the plural for Scottish right, but why are we referred to as "Wales" and not the Welsh? :`)
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    zeegrr Male 40-49
    159 posts
    August 31, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    Limeys still suck.
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    dooflotchie Female 30-39
    336 posts
    August 31, 2010 at 8:32 pm
    I met an English couple in the store I work in and I don`t remember exactly how the conversation got around to this, but the husband told me a lot of Americans have said to him, his wife and other friends of theirs who`ve traveled to the US "Oh, you`re from England! Do you know the Queen?!"

    WTF? I could only gape at him and shake my head because the stupidity of such a question just left me speechless. It`s no wonder so many people all over the world think all Americans are idiots!
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    ronniecross Male 18-29
    1 post
    September 1, 2010 at 4:44 am
    @buiadh
    I love it :D I mean, you state at the end that in actual fact you DO know the difference, you just "pretend" to be ignorant, however to back up that claim you referred several times to Ireland and the Irish, of which, are a part of none of the above. The Northern Irish (from Northern Ireland) are a part of the United Kingdom, but the Republic of Ireland (commonly known as Ireland, home of the Irish) is... well.... a republic?

    But of course, you knew that :)

    you fail :)
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    globpharm Male 18-29
    196 posts
    September 1, 2010 at 9:38 am
    If you really want to screw with Americans try teaching them Irish. I would like to see them try to pronounce "Tiocfaidh ár lá".
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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    September 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    lol nope i cant pronounce that. But it is one small explanation of why the Irish seem so pissed off. I do love Ireland either way. Good music, beautiful countryside and alot of sexy men.
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    globpharm Male 18-29
    196 posts
    September 1, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    Just realized the accents don`t show up correctly here. ar la with ` over the A`s
  424. Profile photo of globpharm
    globpharm Male 18-29
    196 posts
    September 1, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    @Krayzeegirl
    It could also do with the 800 years of oppression.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    September 1, 2010 at 11:19 pm
    If you really want to screw with Americans try teaching them Irish. I would like to see them try to pronounce "Tiocfaidh ár lá".
    Don`t be a dick. No-one here cares except me and you, and we`re supposed to have moved on from these things by now.
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    globpharm Male 18-29
    196 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    "Don`t be a dick. No-one here cares except me and you, and we`re supposed to have moved on from these things by now."
    Davy, I was merely using that since it is the perfect example of how words in Irish are not pronounced the way they are spelled. Perhaps I should have left of the "Ar La" part.
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    yusterdai Female 18-29
    126 posts
    September 2, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    Wow did this have to be presented in such a way that suggest that the American reading this is an ignoramous? THE UNITED KINGDOM CAN SUCK IT.

    .. proud to be an Uh-merr-ick-can !!
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    zeegrr Male 40-49
    159 posts
    September 3, 2010 at 3:16 am
    Dear Great Britian,
    Sorry you haven`t drated a pretty girl with straight teeth since 1775. Keep up the Great work taking care of your teeth. Love ya!-America (The country that kicked your ass AND saved you from the Nazis!)
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    chinesemath Female 18-29
    130 posts
    September 4, 2010 at 12:14 pm
    lol at the comment before me :p
  430. Profile photo of Mickets
    Mickets Male 30-39
    246 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    Zeegr: "Love ya!-America (The country that..."

    Zeegr: America is not a country. It`s a continent (like Europe also is). America is divided in three parts: South America, Central America, and North America. I`m not 100% sure, but quickly thinking, North America has the least number of countries of all three Americas.

    One of the countries in North America is the United States of America (a.k.a. USA). "United States" ... "United Kingdom"... similarities here?

    So when you say "America (The country that..." you are completely wrong. Twice, because the USA was not the only american country to fight the WW-II.
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    NoxasRisen Male 13-17
    86 posts
    September 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm
    Straight up, Zeegr! Let`s here it for `Merica!
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    Boomsie Female 18-29
    251 posts
    September 7, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    zeegrr I have nice teeth thanks. plus I look pretty good naked, too. And i`ve "drated" many other stright toothed ladies. probably more so than yourself!

    now please excuse me while I put on my slippers, finish my cigar and stroke my persian.
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    snidwid Male 13-17
    117 posts
    September 8, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    zeegrr that would be France that the U.S.A. saved not America
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 7:19 am
    Here`s a little puzzle for the yanks.
    Try to say the words
    Ask, Herb, Aluminium, Gerard...can go on.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    June 25, 2013 at 9:42 pm
    So,Canada wasn`t in WW2, your teeth are perfect and we didn`t save the british empire from the Nazis? Bugger -off you wankers.

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