Why Do Brits Want To Be Americans?

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#1 Posted by black_chamber99 (1696 posts) -

sweet sixteens, proms, cheerleading, child beauty peagents, halloween costume parties, the obsession with US television shows and films...etc. etc. etc.

 

hip hop, rock & roll, house & techno..on and on and on

 

for a place that thinks of itself as superior to americans they sure pick up on a lot of americanisms. it all just confirms what the rest of the world has always suspected - brits really want to be americans......just don't tell them that though; they're a little sensitive on the subject.

 

 

#2 Posted by thebest31406 (3319 posts) -

sweet sixteens, proms, cheerleading, child beauty peagents, halloween costume parties, the obsession with US television shows and films...

 

hip hop, rock & roll, house & techno..

 

for a place that thinks of itself as superior to americans they sure pick up on a lot of american habits. it all just confirms what the rest of the world has always suspected - brits really want to be americans......just don't tell them that though; they're a little sensitive on the subject.

 

 

 

black_chamber99
Is that true? The US has the most powerful media in the world. Surely folks abroad are gonna emulate it eventually.
#3 Posted by Hiddai (6056 posts) -
USA >>> UK UK lost it after WW2...They get stunned by babies...
#4 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12191 posts) -
Because you're so awesome and we love you.
#5 Posted by Hiddai (6056 posts) -
Because you're so awesome and we love you.Doom_HellKnight
lol
#6 Posted by KingKinect (540 posts) -

Everyone wants to be American. That or maybe French or Russian for the hot chicks but American way more than anything. America got it all :(

#7 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -
Americans are cool...yo. We welcome our British brothers and sisters. The more the merrier. Now if only the Canadians and Australians would get on board...well the Canadians have......not sure about the land down under. One culture to rule the world.....
#8 Posted by sukraj (21902 posts) -

Love the american accent.

#9 Posted by Hiddai (6056 posts) -

Love the american accent.

sukraj
There are many 'american' accents...one for each race...lol
#10 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (462 posts) -

[QUOTE="sukraj"]

Love the american accent.

Hiddai

There are many 'american' accents...one for each race...lol

 

True but not really. Us northern black people sound completely different from the ones in  the south. really depends on region.

 

But your kinda on point,

#11 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -
[QUOTE="sukraj"]

Love the american accent.

Hiddai
There are many 'american' accents...one for each race...lol

Region....not race.
#12 Posted by Hiddai (6056 posts) -

[QUOTE="Hiddai"][QUOTE="sukraj"]

Love the american accent.

EYE-OF-HORUS999

There are many 'american' accents...one for each race...lol

 

True but not really. Us northern black people sound completely different from the ones in  the south. really depends on region.

 

But your kinda on point,

Then there are millions of accents...lol
#13 Posted by BossPerson (9432 posts) -
Americans are cool...yo. We welcome our British brothers and sisters. The more the merrier. Now if only the Canadians and Australians would get on board...well the Canadians have......not sure about the land down under. One culture to rule the world.....LJS9502_basic
.....Canada is pretty much America-lite
#14 Posted by KingKinect (540 posts) -

Americans are cool...yo. We welcome our British brothers and sisters. The more the merrier. Now if only the Canadians and Australians would get on board...well the Canadians have......not sure about the land down under. One culture to rule the world.....LJS9502_basic

The best we have is fried crocodile and Thor :cry: The economy here is good but it's not as good as having freedom and such variety in womens. It's sad that even after the NSA scandel America still has way more freedoms than almost anywhere else :(

#15 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (462 posts) -

[QUOTE="EYE-OF-HORUS999"]

[QUOTE="Hiddai"] There are many 'american' accents...one for each race...lolHiddai

 

True but not really. Us northern black people sound completely different from the ones in  the south. really depends on region.

 

But your kinda on point,

Then there are millions of accents...lol

 

America is a diverse nation. Heck there is not even one monolithic culture here. A person born and rasied here in NY would have a complete culture shock if he/she were to move to the Midwest.

 

I have some family in South(North Carolina) and their accents and culture are totally different from the Northeast. America is diverse, thats one of the best things about the nation.

#16 Posted by Hiddai (6056 posts) -
[QUOTE="Hiddai"][QUOTE="sukraj"]

Love the american accent.

LJS9502_basic
There are many 'american' accents...one for each race...lol

Region....not race.

If you say so...lol i'm not american...
#17 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -
[QUOTE="Hiddai"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Hiddai"] There are many 'american' accents...one for each race...lol

Region....not race.

If you say so...lol i'm not american...

I know. You wouldn't agree if we said there was one British accent would you?
#18 Posted by sukraj (21902 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Americans are cool...yo. We welcome our British brothers and sisters. The more the merrier. Now if only the Canadians and Australians would get on board...well the Canadians have......not sure about the land down under. One culture to rule the world.....BossPerson
.....Canada is pretty much America-lite

i also like the canadian accent.

#19 Posted by Hiddai (6056 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Hiddai"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] Region....not race.

If you say so...lol i'm not american...

I know. You wouldn't agree if we said there was one British accent would you?

Probably there is but it's less known. As you know it's all go down to the fact that no 2 people speak the same way lol
#20 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25549 posts) -
We aren't better in many other ways than healthcare and dry wit. I'd probably leave this grey, overcrowded little island for the USA if that were possible.
#21 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -
[QUOTE="Hiddai"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Hiddai"] If you say so...lol i'm not american...

I know. You wouldn't agree if we said there was one British accent would you?

Probably there is but it's less known. As you know it's all go down to the fact that no 2 people speak the same way lol

I think the misrepresentation is mostly the media choosing safe accents....
#22 Posted by KingKinect (540 posts) -

The way Americans spoke in 1940s movies is interesting :)

#23 Posted by jimkabrhel (15417 posts) -

I thought it was the other way around, specifically with television.

#24 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -

I thought it was the other way around, specifically with television.

jimkabrhel
Never noticed that at all....
#25 Posted by sune_Gem (12463 posts) -

America is just the greatest. By golly it's the best place on the planet, nay, any planet. It has no problems, no moral issues, no social issues, no financial issues, every individuals is as smart as Einstein, no one argues with anyone's opinion on any subject, everyone gets treated as equals, no racism or sexism to be found, no one even dies, nothing wrong at all. They say "god bless America" so much because it's actually heaven. America created everything in the world (everything that matters anyway) and improved on the things others created because it's so great. Everything every American leader says is true because they're from America. Every law that's wrote in America is perfectly fair and justafiable because it was wrote in America. That's why everyone, even martians want to be American.

Seriously, we should just call the planet itself America because it's so great.

Scratch that, the entire galaxy should be called America.

Universe?

#26 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -

America is just the greatest. By golly it's the best place on the planet, nay, any planet. It has no problems, no moral issues, no social issues, no financial issues, every individuals is as smart as Einstein, no one argues with anyone's opinion on any subject, everyone gets treated as equals, no racism or sexism to be found, no one even dies, nothing wrong at all. They say "god bless America" so much because it's actually heaven. America created everything in the world (everything that matters anyway) and improved on the things others created because it's so great. Everything every American leader says is true because they're from America. Every law that's wrote in America is perfectly fair and justafiable because it was wrote in America. That's why everyone, even martians want to be American.

Seriously, we should just call the planet itself America because it's so great.

Scratch that, the entire galaxy should be called America.

Universe?

sune_Gem
You really can't find any country without those problems.....so why rant?
#27 Posted by jimkabrhel (15417 posts) -

[QUOTE="jimkabrhel"]

I thought it was the other way around, specifically with television.

LJS9502_basic

Never noticed that at all....

We steal a lot of ideas from British television, and current British shows are becoming much more popular in in the US.

#28 Posted by sune_Gem (12463 posts) -

[QUOTE="sune_Gem"]

America is just the greatest. By golly it's the best place on the planet, nay, any planet. It has no problems, no moral issues, no social issues, no financial issues, every individuals is as smart as Einstein, no one argues with anyone's opinion on any subject, everyone gets treated as equals, no racism or sexism to be found, no one even dies, nothing wrong at all. They say "god bless America" so much because it's actually heaven. America created everything in the world (everything that matters anyway) and improved on the things others created because it's so great. Everything every American leader says is true because they're from America. Every law that's wrote in America is perfectly fair and justafiable because it was wrote in America. That's why everyone, even martians want to be American.

Seriously, we should just call the planet itself America because it's so great.

Scratch that, the entire galaxy should be called America.

Universe?

LJS9502_basic

You really can't find any country without those problems.....so why rant?

What are you talking about? I just explained how America is perfect and without problems.

#29 Posted by Hiddai (6056 posts) -
[QUOTE="Hiddai"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]I know. You wouldn't agree if we said there was one British accent would you?LJS9502_basic
Probably there is but it's less known. As you know it's all go down to the fact that no 2 people speak the same way lol

I think the misrepresentation is mostly the media choosing safe accents....

Not sure. Media has shown all the types...
#30 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="jimkabrhel"]

I thought it was the other way around, specifically with television.

jimkabrhel

Never noticed that at all....

We steal a lot of ideas from British television, and current British shows are becoming much more popular in in the US.

US shows are usually sent over as is...but there are British shows based on American shows as well.
#31 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (462 posts) -

The USA and UK are just brothers. Just that one is the older brother.

#32 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -
[QUOTE="Hiddai"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Hiddai"] Probably there is but it's less known. As you know it's all go down to the fact that no 2 people speak the same way lol

I think the misrepresentation is mostly the media choosing safe accents....

Not sure. Media has shown all the types...

In specific circumstances...but with the US accents....most shows/movies use a similar accent to the point that it doesn't sound like an accent to most Americans.
#33 Posted by Hiddai (6056 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Hiddai"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] I think the misrepresentation is mostly the media choosing safe accents....

Not sure. Media has shown all the types...

In specific circumstances...but with the US accents....most shows/movies use a similar accent to the point that it doesn't sound like an accent to most Americans.

Well that's pretty much right...
#34 Posted by Stringerboy (6928 posts) -

But I don't.

#35 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58070 posts) -
If I wanted to be, I'd go live in America. Not hard.
#36 Posted by KingKinect (540 posts) -

Just saw an ad on my TV. and remembered we also got Wolverine. Not feeling so much America envy now :D but still a lot :cry:

#37 Posted by black_chamber99 (1696 posts) -
[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Hiddai"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] I think the misrepresentation is mostly the media choosing safe accents....

Not sure. Media has shown all the types...

In specific circumstances...but with the US accents....most shows/movies use a similar accent to the point that it doesn't sound like an accent to most Americans.

I think the california accent (SoCal) has become the standard accent you hear in most tv shows. its the most clear sounding and understandable of all american accents
#38 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -
[QUOTE="black_chamber99"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Hiddai"] Not sure. Media has shown all the types...

In specific circumstances...but with the US accents....most shows/movies use a similar accent to the point that it doesn't sound like an accent to most Americans.

I think the california accent (SoCal) has become the standard accent you hear in most tv shows. its the most clear sounding and understandable of all american accents

Actually it's General American and most closely represents the Midwestern accent.
#39 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (462 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"][QUOTE="Hiddai"] Not sure. Media has shown all the types...black_chamber99
In specific circumstances...but with the US accents....most shows/movies use a similar accent to the point that it doesn't sound like an accent to most Americans.

I think the california accent (SoCal) has become the standard accent you hear in most tv shows. its the most clear sounding and understandable of all american accents

 

Thought it was us New Yorkers. Heh...

#40 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -

[QUOTE="black_chamber99"][QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"] In specific circumstances...but with the US accents....most shows/movies use a similar accent to the point that it doesn't sound like an accent to most Americans.EYE-OF-HORUS999

I think the california accent (SoCal) has become the standard accent you hear in most tv shows. its the most clear sounding and understandable of all american accents

 

Thought it was us New Yorkers. Heh...

Not even close....unless the show is set in New York...even then I don't remember much of an accent in Seinfeld.
#41 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (462 posts) -

[QUOTE="EYE-OF-HORUS999"]

[QUOTE="black_chamber99"] I think the california accent (SoCal) has become the standard accent you hear in most tv shows. its the most clear sounding and understandable of all american accentsLJS9502_basic

 

Thought it was us New Yorkers. Heh...

Not even close....unless the show is set in New York...even then I don't remember much of an accent in Seinfeld.

 

Living in NY, I keep thinking we're captitol of the world. I know thats an ingorant statement.But thats what I thought.:lol:

#42 Posted by KingKinect (540 posts) -

So. Why do Americans sound so different compared to the early 20th century? Not even a single actress sounds like Vivien Leigh in the Gone with the Wind for example. I did learn on youtube America won its own accent in the revolutionary war (see link below for possible laughs) and that's why the 4th of July is celebrated but why does it sound so different now?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Fu4S8ieSAE

#43 Posted by liberalus (662 posts) -

who would wanna be a bunch of imperialists?

#44 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (462 posts) -

who would wanna be a bunch of imperialists?

liberalus

 

Theres always going to be imperialists throughout history. And how is the USA imperialistic? I hope you're not a brit. No offense...

#45 Posted by liberalus (662 posts) -

[QUOTE="liberalus"]

who would wanna be a bunch of imperialists?

EYE-OF-HORUS999

 

Theres always going to be imperialists throughout history. And how is the USA imperialistic? I hope you're not a brit. No offense...

im sadly american. america is a modern day imperialist country
#46 Posted by EYE-OF-HORUS999 (462 posts) -

[QUOTE="EYE-OF-HORUS999"]

[QUOTE="liberalus"]

who would wanna be a bunch of imperialists?

liberalus

 

Theres always going to be imperialists throughout history. And how is the USA imperialistic? I hope you're not a brit. No offense...

im sadly american. america is a modern day imperialist country

 

How?

 

America is a superpower. Of course its going to be in other peoples business...*cough*Syria*cough*

#48 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150066 posts) -

[QUOTE="liberalus"][QUOTE="EYE-OF-HORUS999"]

 

Theres always going to be imperialists throughout history. And how is the USA imperialistic? I hope you're not a brit. No offense...

EYE-OF-HORUS999

im sadly american. america is a modern day imperialist country

 

How?

 

America is a superpower. Of course its going to be in other peoples business...*cough*Syria*cough*

Don't feed.....
#49 Posted by liberalus (662 posts) -
[QUOTE="EYE-OF-HORUS999"]

[QUOTE="liberalus"] im sadly american. america is a modern day imperialist countryLJS9502_basic

 

How?

 

America is a superpower. Of course its going to be in other peoples business...*cough*Syria*cough*

Don't feed.....

look u can think what u want, if i was a banjo i would be making ppl mad, im clearly having civilized discourse right now; nobody said any insults to each other
#50 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

[QUOTE="EYE-OF-HORUS999"]

[QUOTE="liberalus"] im sadly american. america is a modern day imperialist countryliberalus

 

How?

iraq, afghanistan they are using economic imperialism too

If that's imperialism then I'm Ghenghis Khan.