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Old January 3rd, 2017, 05:15 PM   #41

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When I think "British Humour" I think of Benny Hill and I have to smile! I loved that guy! I can still hear that Yakkity Sax and see him being chased through the park!
I loved Benny Hill. He had an everyman's sense of humor. As much as some might consider him base, he actually portrayed humor that presented itself on several levels. Quite genius in my opinion.
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 05:27 PM   #42

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I am British yet I find most British people completely insufferable. Arrogant, sarcastic, sneering, self-serving, believe in nothing, often aggressive and very often foul mouthed too. I even find most British regional accents to be very irritating and grating.

I find you can tell a Brit easily even on forums just by the way they write, they always have this smug and arrogant tone.

Yet I get the impression most non-British people like the British character and sarcastic British humour, especially Americans and generally don't seem to relate to my dislike of my own country and culture.
Do you think it is normal to hate what you cannot change and certainly have no control over. IMHO their arrogant tone comes off as confidence and their humor is always tasteful.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 03:34 AM   #43

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If the OP had said that he was black person who hated his race, hated everything from the way they looked to the way they talked he would be accused of being a toady to the white man and generally castigated for not embracing his 'blackness'. However an English person doing the same is seen as normal.
What an odd post and comparison. Surely you must understand the difference between one's nationality and one's race? One is rather trivial in this day and age and can be changed relatively easy if desired, while the other cannot be changed. What would be the relevance of bringing up race here, except show an overly fixation on race on your behalf?

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Old January 4th, 2017, 03:43 AM   #44
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I am British yet I find most British people completely insufferable. Arrogant, sarcastic, sneering, self-serving, believe in nothing, often aggressive and very often foul mouthed too. I even find most British regional accents to be very irritating and grating.

I find you can tell a Brit easily even on forums just by the way they write, they always have this smug and arrogant tone.

Yet I get the impression most non-British people like the British character and sarcastic British humour, especially Americans and generally don't seem to relate to my dislike of my own country and culture.
Oh, you're British. I though you are a German from the Green Party
British people are all of that, but I like them.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 02:29 PM   #45

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I am British yet I find most British people completely insufferable. Arrogant, sarcastic, sneering, self-serving, believe in nothing, often aggressive and very often foul mouthed too. I even find most British regional accents to be very irritating and grating.

I find you can tell a Brit easily even on forums just by the way they write, they always have this smug and arrogant tone.

Yet I get the impression most non-British people like the British character and sarcastic British humour, especially Americans and generally don't seem to relate to my dislike of my own country and culture.
Where in Britain do you live?
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Old January 7th, 2017, 10:36 AM   #47

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I am British yet I find most British people completely insufferable. Arrogant, sarcastic, sneering, self-serving, believe in nothing, often aggressive and very often foul mouthed too. I even find most British regional accents to be very irritating and grating.

I find you can tell a Brit easily even on forums just by the way they write, they always have this smug and arrogant tone.

Yet I get the impression most non-British people like the British character and sarcastic British humour, especially Americans and generally don't seem to relate to my dislike of my own country and culture.
In a word, for a reasonably well read, knowledgeable, and intelligent person: it appears to me your state of mind is quite simply prejudiced.

also: superior or snooty, pretentious, condescending, disdainful, strictly critical, i suspect fired up (mostly?) by what is wrong in the world (it happens), and profoundly unsocialable.
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Normal or not I can assure you you're lucky being born in the country you are now. There's stability, plenty of opportunities, social programs. Things that very few countries have. Millions from all over the world want to live in your country.

Don't let these arrogant, sarcastic, sneering, self-serving, believe in nothing, often aggressive and very often foul mouthed people bring you down. Trust me the people who are like this are like this because they are feeling angry or they have some sort of inadequacy and they want others to feel the same way they do. Once they make you feel the same way they do, they have won. They do not define your nationality and who you are and this is coming from someone who's had a lot of nasty encounters with a lot of people, British or not.

Lastly one of the things I learned is you never realize how important or lucky you are to have something until you loose it so don't lose your nationality.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 01:55 PM   #49

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Imagine if the OP had said he was a black person.....
"Black" is not a nationality, like British is. It is a racial group. Even centuries ago - but also in modern times - people observed certain significant differences in inclinations and culturally acceptable behavior between black people of different nations.

The OP complained specifically about behaviors and tendencies which he sees as common among his own nationality. If he had complained about behaviors and attitudes among a specific racial group, such as whites, then maybe your comparison to the case of a self hating black person would make some sense.

I get that some people are obsessed with race to an extent that would be comical if it weren't so poisonous, but it really isn't necessary to drag race into everything.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 02:21 PM   #50

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The OP could just be a misanthrope who hasn't broadened his horizons enough to find this out yet. Nothing wrong with misanthropy: I should know
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