Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America? - Yo, enough tea talk!

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PostAre Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America? - Yo, enough tea talk!
by NickSCFC » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:40 pm

A few recent things I've noticed, sure it's nothing new, we've always been exposed to American culture, but it seems to becoming more and more so with each passing year.

Latest trend, the High School prom. We had nothing like this when I left school, last Friday night I couldn't move for limousines in my town.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/ ... rom-queens


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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Green Gecko » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:41 pm

So long as everyone I know laments US politics and education, along with hating just about everyone else, no, we're still England Britain.

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by KK » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:41 pm

Hasn’t the joke always been we’re America but ten years late.

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by floydfreak » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:42 pm

who are the british versions of rednecks?

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by NickSCFC » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:43 pm

Tottenham Hotspur's new "stadium" (not ground) built for the NFL

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... s-seahawks

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:46 pm

Not a chance.
The UK is way, way more liberal than the US and the US viewpoint on healthcare and education would be just completely unacceptable here.
Even our most hardcore conservatives are filthy liberal scum compared to US politics and I feel we're nowhere near as cynical about our news TV as it's not allowed to be as brazenly partisan as in the US.
While a lot of UK voters are just as uninformed as US voters they don't have entire TV channels dedicated to making gooseberry fool up and claiming liberalism is a mental illness as Fox News does on a regular basis.

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by NickSCFC » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:47 pm

My local pub, the Plough Inn closed last year, it's now a Papa John's

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The land next to it is now a retail park complete with TGI Fridays, Burger King and drive-thru coffee

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:50 pm

Not turning into no. We always take on parts of their culture as we are so exposed to it but it tends to come with a British twist.

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by BID0 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:52 pm

We had prom at my school. I didn't bother attending it though 8-)

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Vermilion » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:52 pm

floydfreak wrote:who are the british versions of rednecks?


My neighbours.

Last night some bellend was using power tools at 11.30pm.

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:56 pm

BID0 wrote:We had prom at my school. I didn't bother attending it though 8-)


But The Prom is the most important day of your entire life how could you miss it :capnscotty: .

Next you'll be telling me you didn't do anything for your crucial 16th birthday when it's completely acceptable to shoot your parents for not buying you a new top of the range Mercedes E class as you wouldn't want to look like a poor person would you?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by NickSCFC » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:57 pm

Remember when schools had a headmaster/headmistress? Now it's "principal"

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/n ... -1-5619120

Always thought my nephews were just making this up when they talked about their day at school.

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Return_of_the_STAR » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:00 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Remember when schools had a headmaster/headmistress? Now it's "principal"

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/n ... -1-5619120

Always thought my nephews were just making this up when they talked about their day at school.


Ive noticed the increase in the use of principal over the past decade from working with schools. It seems to either get introduced when a school is completely rebuilt or it becomes an academy as they want a clean slate and seem to think that renaming all the functions of school staff will make everything better.

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Vermilion » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:06 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
BID0 wrote:We had prom at my school. I didn't bother attending it though 8-)


But The Prom is the most important day of your entire life how could you miss it :capnscotty: .

Next you'll be telling me you didn't do anything for your crucial 16th birthday when it's completely acceptable to shoot your parents for not buying you a new top of the range Mercedes E class as you wouldn't want to look like a poor person would you?


What if they bought the Merc, but it was the wrong colour?

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by NickSCFC » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:14 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:[
Ive noticed the increase in the use of principal over the past decade from working with schools. It seems to either get introduced when a school is completely rebuilt or it becomes an academy as they want a clean slate and seem to think that renaming all the functions of school staff will make everything better.


Is it true they all have lockers like you see in movies now?

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:17 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:
BID0 wrote:We had prom at my school. I didn't bother attending it though 8-)


But The Prom is the most important day of your entire life how could you miss it :capnscotty: .

Next you'll be telling me you didn't do anything for your crucial 16th birthday when it's completely acceptable to shoot your parents for not buying you a new top of the range Mercedes E class as you wouldn't want to look like a poor person would you?


What if they bought the Merc, but it was the wrong colour?


A merciless beating is a fitting punishment for that crime :x .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by floydfreak » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:22 pm

Vermilion wrote:
floydfreak wrote:who are the british versions of rednecks?


My neighbours.

Last night some bellend was using power tools at 11.30pm.


people who do that at that time of night need to be shot

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BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.
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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Vermilion » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:26 pm

floydfreak wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
floydfreak wrote:who are the british versions of rednecks?


My neighbours.

Last night some bellend was using power tools at 11.30pm.


people who do that at that time of night need to be shot


It reminded me of the time the bloke next door decided to do some tiling at 3am, complete with the regular 'tap tap tap' on the wall as each one was put into place.

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:28 pm

Vermilion wrote:
floydfreak wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
floydfreak wrote:who are the british versions of rednecks?


My neighbours.

Last night some bellend was using power tools at 11.30pm.


people who do that at that time of night need to be shot


It reminded me of the time the bloke next door decided to do some tiling at 3am, complete with the regular 'tap tap tap' on the wall as each one was put into place.


Perhaps he was just very slowly doing his missus up against the wall?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by floydfreak » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:34 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
floydfreak wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
floydfreak wrote:who are the british versions of rednecks?


My neighbours.

Last night some bellend was using power tools at 11.30pm.


people who do that at that time of night need to be shot


It reminded me of the time the bloke next door decided to do some tiling at 3am, complete with the regular 'tap tap tap' on the wall as each one was put into place.


Perhaps he was just very slowly doing his missus up against the wall?


or re creating Jesus on a cross :slol:

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BobbyDigital wrote:I wanna move out of the UK (to L.A. or somewhere similar in the USA) but don't know how to really.


A plane, Bobby. It's like a big metal bird.

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