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Would people from England think of me as an annoying anglophile?

Asked by WhovianGirl18 (80 points ) April 6th, 2014 from iPhone

When I was little, my mom watched period dramas. My favorite Youtubers are English. I love Adele, Birdy, Florence and the machine, and some of Ed Sheeran, and coldplay. I love Doctor Who, Sherlock, Wolfblood, Downton Abbey, and House of Anubis. I love tea with milk and sugar(I’m not saying every English person drinks it).

I prefer fish and chips over hamburgers and fries(again not saying every English person eats it). I love Harry Potter. I love things with the Union Jack on them. I have a Union Jack phone case and wallet. I want to go to college in England.

I want to visit London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, and the countryside. My favorite actress is Keira Knightley. I love English accents. I think guys with English accents are cute. I have pages from a London planner, a map, and a London Underground map taped on one of my walls. I spell gray like grey and traveler like traveller.

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janbb's avatar

Only if you burble about it to them.

ucme's avatar

No, I don’t :)

Stinley's avatar

I think if you lived in England and went on about how much you love everything it would get a bit annoying after a while. I think a few comments are fine but just not all the time. When I went to london for the first time and saw Big Ben, I was actually quite moved by how great it was. I’d had a few glasses of wine and went on a bit. My friends told me to be quiet quite quickly….

Pachy's avatar

I’m an incurable A-phile, too, @WhovianGirl18—the people, the accents, the actors, the movies and TV, the history, the sites, even the food. I don’t know how they felt about you, but I always suspected the Brits I met the times I was in England and Wales felt that way about me. ;-) Came pretty close to moving there a few years ago.

Leanne1986's avatar

You do sound quite intense about it which I, as an English person, may find a little bit uncomfortable but, each to their own!

KNOWITALL's avatar

Your idealistic view is not realistic. History is the real truth of any country.

seekingwolf's avatar

Probably. I used to be more a total A-phile but then I got older, took a trip to a 3rd world country, and realized how good I have it here, so I’m a lot more grateful for what I have, instead of looking to another country and thinking that the grass would be completely greener over there. It also helps that I’ve been to the UK already and have family there too. I’ve really enjoyed my visits, and I LOVE the history, but it’s not all roses and butterflies.

I still enjoy some BBC shows, British cooking, etc.

Let me put it this way: as an American, it annoys me to meet foreigners who can’t stop gushing about how AWESOME the US is, how COOL Americans are, etc. And yes, I’ve met foreigners who are like that. It’s just very idealistic, and that’s why it’s annoying.

It’s better to have a more balanced view. I have no idea how old you are but you sound pretty young. I think it’s something that fades with age a little bit.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

American here. My partner of six years lives in England, and I spend ~half a year with him. To reiterate some of the comments made above, there is a line between complimenting the Brits on their customs, but it can be humorous if the focus is on fanciful aspects.

Just about everyone I’ve met in our Lancashire town has visited the US. They rave about how wonderful (they think) America is. The bulk have only been to Orlando, and a few have been to either Las Vegas or New York City. They didn’t get a proper feel of the culture from a week’s visit to one of these cities. I just agree with them that these places are grand and have a private chuckle later.

I do hope that one day in the near future you will have the opportunity to visit England and spend some quality time there. For an island the size of the state of Alabama, it is chock-full of fascinating history, culture and best demonstrated practices.

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