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Message Board/Brits

Edit this page (last edited November 6, 2006)

This started as a discussion between UGLUK1000 and myslef so I have decided to move it here and get it of my page.

-The Precious


As I live on such a small little isolated country *Big arrrr* I don't know much about non - European ways and thoughts. What do Aussies, (if that is indeed, how you actually spell it)think of brits? Don't be polite, I mean, I'm not afraid to say that over here we kinda might find the 'slightest' interest in maybe making small jokes about Americans being dumb - there I said it, So what cliches do you have about britain, and the queen? Help me out, your countries 10 times our size! -UGLUK1000


Yes Aussie(s) is how we often refer to ourselves. Our views of Brits are varying. I, for example, love my British and Scottish heritage, and am in favour of remaining as a commonwealth, however there are many (probably a majority; if the polls were done correctly i.e. the question was asked without ambiguity), who are in favour of us becoming a Republic.

We have a few cliches about you Poms, mostly it is that you drink warm beer and are generally a pack of whingers and whiners. Personally the only Pom I don't like is Johnny Wilkinson, but this is only because of the last Rugby world cup. -The Precious


In England, we find Steve Irwin the biggest laugh about Australia, "Woah Woah! Danger, Danger! Fortunatly this kind of snake only bites when it's annoyed.................so lets poke it with this stick, *poke poke* CRIKEY, ME ARM! AHHH!!!!! What a nipper!" You aren't all like that are you? Only joking, do you make fun of him too? We have loads of impressionists doing stuff about him, wearing cheap hats with obviously stuck on corks dangling around!

We aren't proud of taking hold of your country, and the USA and most of Africa, and the rest of the world....... ........AARRR who am I kidding? It is pretty funny, look at the size of our country for gods sake! It's laughable! Queen Victoria just was powerhungry, like Bush, aprt from she could actually live out her dreams! I'm glad you are patriotic, I forgot you are still under our control, but by how much? I sorry to say this but Our Government couldn't care less about Australia I think, It seriously warms me that you feel that you want to stay in the commonwealth, but that era, that empire is over, besides, you only want to stay in the commonwealth so you can kick our ass in the Games! Last year, it was held in my City, Manchester! And believe me, getting into the final with you in rugby was such a fluke, that everyone suddenly became rugby fans for the month, and then went straight back to football! Soz you lost. Face paint un everything - you put in such an effort.

Us Brits think of Australians as layed back, people, having to contend with deadly wildlife, and beautifully hot weather. It is so cold and rainy here. Avtually today was 25 degree celcius, which is very hot for us.

By the way, this idead has been bugging me for so long. If you are a christian nation, (which I presume you are, being in the Commonwwealth) you, being on the other side of the world have opposite seasons. Which means a, you have Christmas on the hottest days of the year, while we have a traditional christmas in snow, and you must have the coldest days in july and August. Or do you name your months differently, this is confusing. Because if you do, June - August is called summer, which is hot is the dictionary, but for you it must be cold! PLease get back to me on that! -UGLUK1000


At the moment it is winter in Australia (June 2004). I live in Canberra, our national capital. The temperature a few nights ago was -6 celcius... so it was pretty cold. We don't change the names of our months, and we do have christmas in summer on the normal day (although some people, usually ex-brits, also celebrate Christmas in July... when it is cold). -Seryph


I'm neither a brit or an aussie, but i just wanted to say something 2 u brits... Shame about the match versus the all blacks!! we canned your asses! sorry... it's in all of us kiwis

-King Of Gondor - Proud 2 b a kiwi hahahaha


Something had been bugging me for some time and I have found this here. Now I am not saying this about all Americans but... The American Tv shows shown in England give a very bias view of Britain. bassicly saying the Brits go to ballet and theatre and drink tea and biscuits and ponce around. Well we don't. The theatres were giving away cheap seats because noone was going and they didn't sell! Anyone else have thoughts on this.

Please note I am not digging at anyone.

Fires Of Mordor ..... I think


I know what you mean. like in american films any Brits always speak in this really posh acent, as well. I mean, I don't know a single person who actually talks like that. Mind you, I'm from yorkshire...


Hahaha, Fires Of Mordor, you must be thinking of that Simpson's episode when they went to England, met Tony Blair at the airport and Ian McKellen? at the theater (was really them that did the voices too). Every move/tv though will exploit stereotypes, regardless of race or nationality. The aforementioned Simpsons often makes fun of a lot of American stereotypes, let alone Australian, German, English, Canadian, etc. My favorite has got to be a recent French knock, where the family is escaping America and unsure where to go, a boat sails up and a sailor with an ungodly french accent shouts, "Come to France! Where we mock a nation that has saved us from the Germans... twice!"

At any rate, it's just easy to make fun of stereotypes, even our own. You can't tell me that Brit shows don't often show Irish as drunks, and the Scottish as always mad? And don't even get me started when Brit's try to represent Americans Why is it that whenever I see a Brit trying to speak with an American accent, it's usually a loudy Texan accent? I don't personally know anyone who speaks like that, and I have relatives in Texas.

But on the flip side, there are often good portrayals of foreign nationalities in film. Take HBO's recent Band of Brother's series. IMHO, they got the brits, french and dutch all correct. Of course, this is just coming from an American who's spend a few weeks in Scotland, Amsterdam, and lived two years in Marseille...

-Shnar Gru


SharGru? I am mainly talking about those annoying teen shows that the Tv people always show. I.E The Fresh prince of bel-air

And the other thing about the American accent I don't know why Brits try......

-Fires Of Mordor ..... After awhile of fighting I now am....

I'd just like to say to the British that the two whippings we gave you in rugby (i'm a New Zealander like King Of Gondor) have just been joined by a 41-7 whipping of Argentina, so you don't need to feel to bad. Also, what do other nationalities think of New Zealand?

-Lord Aragorn Elessar671

Yes, I would too.

-King Of Gondor
Yep, and we (Aussies) just handed the poms thier buts on a plate in a re-match of the World cup final last night. 51 - 15.

Clyde Rathbone scored three himself.

-The Precious

As much as I hate to say it, Nice job Aussies! But you just wait for the Tri-Nations and Bledisloe Cup. You better watch out, Joe Rocokoco is back ( just in case you don't know, he's the All Black who scored 21 tries in the World Cup). There's going to be some vengeance for last year.

-Lord Aragorn Elessar671


Well us shallow americans mostly make fun of British people for being different from us. Although there is a all English people are rich weirdos sterotype. We mostly make fun of Canadians though. Its a shame because I love Canada everyone's nice and the country's peaceful, Well employed, has a good environment and everyone gets free health care. I'd just like to say it anoys me when someone trys to back up their claims that America's the best by saying "We're free to say whatever we want our country was founded on freedom. In no other country do you have these rights," Come on almost every first world country in the freakin world has those rights. Also I'd like to disscus the British veiw on the revolutionary war. I've gotten the impression that you're version of history is a bunch of greedy yanks kicked out all the British so they could kill all the indian's and take over the Continent or something. The American version is the Opressed American's fought against Opression from British Tyrany and somehow claimed victory. Both are wrong but I'd just like to know what you've learned over their.

Wise Wanderer


Well I learned that the Americans got annoyed by taxes and stuff. So they protested thwough tea into the sea and stuff. Then they started fighting and the French came and together overpowered the Brits. But remember nearly all white english speaking americans are British decended so where all the same really.

Fires Of Mordor
That ain't true. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that a small minority of white, English speaking Americans are of British descent. European, for sure, but not necessarily British. My family migrated to America from Norway, in the late 1800's. Back when the United States was first founded, there was a vote among the original 13 states to see what the official, national language should be, and it was English won 7-6 over French, so a lot of colonists even then spoke French (which probably explains why half of Canada is French-speaking).

-Shnar Gru
Lets pretend Im Scottish! Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!

Neix J

This page might as well be renamed to 'Racism' !!

-King Of Gondor
What? I wouldn't go anywhere near that. Maybe stereotypical, but definately not racist. All we're doing is acknowledging certain stereotypes that exist, not saying that a specific person is exactly like this (and race itself hasn't been discussed at all really, just cultures and countries).

-Shnar Gru
D*** SCOTS! THEY RUINED SCOTLAND!

Neix J

Back to what I was saying. Yes your right. The Revolution was just a fault of circumstances. The british empire barrowed a lot of money to fight wars on the fronts of many of their colonys. They promised the colonists that they would be repayed. However after the wars the British didn't have enough money to keep their promise and instead had to increase their taxes. So naturally the Colonists felt decieved and opressed and rebeled. No ones fault just how things turned out. Also the reason there are so many french speaking people in Canada is that a great deal of Canada was controled by the French. Lastly I know very few people of purely English decent. I'm Italian, French, Polish, and Canadian, but I'm not aware of any real english relatives.

Wise Wanderer


*plays bag-pipe*

Neix J
Can I just say as a proud brit, I reckon I pull off a good californian, texan, and New York accents these days! What I reckon is portraying our accents wrongly could be the Harry Potter films, Hermione's actress lives in Oxford, home to the great University, and Fires of mordor, thats were the posh accent came from. Can I just say, we have a crime record similar to LA here, so we are in no way posh.

If you ask me schnar, the biggest contribution to our stereotypical accent is when American actors play the english on Tv, They have to speak posh, (which is the extreme) because they can't pull of a subtle accent, therefore potraying us worngly.

P.s Bush speaks with a texan or similar accent doesn't he?

UGLUK1000

Oh yeah and(in posh accent) One does not care for the term "Pom". We never use it, dunno how it came about.

I wish I could go on holiday to America


I think americans just use posh accent because its funnyer. I can speek in a sort of subtle accent. But I could be wrong.

Wise Wanderer

You english may kill us in the rugby but you haven't been watching the cricket.

Goblin Master...With no offensce and totally an aussie (but my Granpa came from ireland and that area)

"What ho chaps. I'm a bally Brit, wot wot. Fancy a spot of tea, eh eh?" (impersonation)

oxxx(::::::::::::::> Lasta Greyshield


Wow Rugby and Cricket. Wow. So strange to me yet so normal to you. Surly we are from differen't worlds. LoL?. You got fencing over there.

Wise Wanderer
You wouldn't of though this but, not many brits watch cricket or play rugby, they're very rare sports, that we only get into when we're winning at it. Football is our game, ask nearly every boy in the country what their favourite sport is and they'll say footbal (soccer mind) not that american barbaricness where you dress yourself in armour and throw oneself at the enemy,tring to kill them, oh yeah and theres a ball somewhere (but im not sure how that fits in)

UGLUK1000

"Well us shallow americans mostly make fun of British people for being different from us. Although there is a all English people are rich weirdos sterotype. We mostly make fun of Canadians though. Its a shame because I love Canada everyone's nice and the country's peaceful, Well employed, has a good environment and everyone gets free health care. I'd just like to say it anoys me when someone trys to back up their claims that America's the best by saying "We're free to say whatever we want our country was founded on freedom. In no other country do you have these rights," Come on almost every first world country in the freakin world has those rights. Also I'd like to disscus the British veiw on the revolutionary war. I've gotten the impression that you're version of history is a bunch of greedy yanks kicked out all the British so they could kill all the indian's and take over the Continent or something. The American version is the Opressed American's fought against Opression from British Tyrany and somehow claimed victory. Both are wrong but I'd just like to know what you've learned over their. "

- Well, I'm not sure what you mean by oppression, but that topic of us "giving" you your country back itsn't on our syllabus, so we dont learn it. But, yes, common and my, thought is that you rebelled and we thought it would be in your best interests for us to let you go, at big economic cost to us, well thats what I think( I know it aint true but a aint been taught or told otherwise)

UGLUK1000

"I'd just like to say to the British that the two whippings we gave you in rugby (i'm a New Zealander like King Of Gondor) have just been joined by a 41-7 whipping of Argentina, so you don't need to feel to bad. Also, what do other nationalities think of New Zealand? "

Right, you might find this a bit disturbing, but you are in one of the most unknown countries to us in the world. New zealand - Austrailia, - there both big, we cant distinguish the accents, and yo both have the same wildlife (dangerous) therefore same country lol!

UGLUK1000 Just telling the truth.


Okay well the deal with the revolutionary war is many colonys put a lot of money into various wars. For America it was the French and Indian war. We paid these taxes being promised that we would be paid back, unfortunately the wars left Britan in debt they were unable to pay the colonys back and instead taxed them. People got angry and started questioning the Monachal system. So no ones fault really, just an inevitable outcome.

And Australia isn't that dangerous. Just the outback and the ocean if your outside the great barrier reef. As for New Zealand I don't think they have any dangerous animals.

So ya got fencing over there.

Wise Wanderer


I thought i'd just put my AUSSIE say in and i hate all the stereo types we get espicially from america. if you here an american television advert with a aussie in it they sound so fake with the so called aussie accent. and not all of us use those so called "aussie" words like g,day mate. while i'm here i just got to say WE RULE IN CRICKET

- Legolas THEarcher

UGLUK1000 I'm well aware that New Zealand is quite unknown In many places, but in some we are treated really well. If you say you are from New Zealand when you are in France for instance, they treat you like an old friend in many cases. Oh, and Wise Wanderer is right, I can count the mention worthy dangerous non-sea creatures in NZ on 1 hand. 2 Spider varieties. That's about it... Although there have been sightings of a Black Panther (including a photo) in the South Island, but that could be a load of codswallop. In the ocean it's a bit worse, but nothing particularly special.

-Lord Aragorn Elessar671

P.S. About the rugby being a small sport inn England, doesn't matter to me, I play Footbal (soccer football i mean)
Hey I play football (soccer) too, and I'm English as well (for poll use)

Legolasthe Golden

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