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Stereotypes. Englishmen’s national character.
They Have “Stiff Upper Lips”: Fiction Whilst this might have been true in the past, it’s no longer true that the British don’t show their emotions. Okay, so they don’t show them too much, and it’s still sometimes a guessing game if you’re trying to figure out how someone feels, but they have become better at this one. They might not gush about anything, but they do have emotions. But only when appropriate; they couldn’t be rude!
It Rains Every Day: Fiction (Mostly) It really doesn’t rain every day in the U.K., though it is possible to experience four seasons in one day. The real difference is that our “summer” lasts for about five days, and when it’s hot, they mean it’s about 75 degrees Fahrenheit. If it’s hotter than that, then they just can’t deal with it - they start wondering where the breeze is.
They’re All Posh and Live in Large Manors: Fiction So you think it sounds like they’re all speaking with plums in our mouths? Only some of them! Most of them, whilst they speak with a British accent, don’t have overly posh accents. They all lived in large manors, but sadly, that isn't true. Whilst they might once have been obsessed with their class system, modern day Britain isn't quite the same; they've managed to move on just a little.
They Wear Top Hats and Tails (or Kilts): Fiction Scottish people don't wear kilts every time they leave the house, and English people don’t walk around in a top hat and tails every day – only on special occasions. You might be surprised, but they do wear jeans, too, and they know how to dress down.
They All Play Cricket: Fiction This one depends on where in Britain you mean: in England, cricket is a big deal and there are many people that play it. But when you remember what the weather’s like in Britain, can they really have a summer sport when they don’t even have a summer?
They Have Bad Teeth: Fiction I have no idea where this one came from, but their teeth are just as nice as yours! They brush them, floss them, and straighten them if they’re squint (translation: crooked). What’s wrong with their teeth? I can assure you they take just as good care of theirs as you do of yours!
They All Had Nannies and Au Pairs: Fiction While Prince George will have at least one wonderful nanny who dotes on his every little need, this isn’t the typical British experience. You might think that they all grew up with their own Mary Poppins, but I’m afraid this is one that’s best left in Disney films. They don’t all have nannies, and I’m sure more of us are au pairs than have had au pairs.
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