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If Fluther was British, how do you think the overall flavour of the site would differ, if at all?

Asked by ucme (40421 points ) April 25th, 2014

That is, apart from the spelling =0}
How would you Americans feel as the minority element?
Would it be more or less formal than now?
Anything else you feel would alter significantly?
Purely hypothetical of course, so have fun with it if you want, I know I would.

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ucme's avatar

First mention of bad teeth/diet immediately labels that person as a sourpuss & grumpyface :D

Mimishu1995's avatar

I don’t care. American or British, I’m neither :p

Cruiser's avatar

Instead of people saying make me a sandwich, they would be saying make me some bangers and mash! ;)

zenvelo's avatar

We Americans would work on a better, more streamlined, and less class conscious version that anyone could join, not just nobs from the “Public” (private) schools. No more Fluther arguments having been won on the playing fields of Eton.

With a British Fluther there’d be no jellies, just jams and marmalades.

And the real con*trov*ersies (accent on the second syllable) would be a real shite storm.

janbb's avatar

It would have a “flavour.”

ucme's avatar

Dr Jelly would wear a bowler hat at a “kinky” angle.

thorninmud's avatar

[Mod says] Keep calm and carry on.

cookieman's avatar

You, @ucme would be considered “normal”.

janbb's avatar

@cookieman Naw, I know the Brits. He wouldn’t – even there.

Coloma's avatar

Tea and crumpet breaks perhaps?

Cruiser's avatar

@janbb That is why he as to hang out with us Yanks…no one puts up with him back home!

GloPro's avatar

I probably wouldn’t catch or understand half of the jokes.

JLeslie's avatar

If there were more British jellies it would be great. They have such a great sense of humor. Humour. As an American I would probably have to check what some of the slang means with more Brits participating. I think there would be much fewer religious questions.

dappled_leaves's avatar

People would finally spell correctly and use the metric units. <contented sigh>

rojo's avatar

Mitigated (Orf-topic by gum)

we would probably see more of this

Blondesjon's avatar

Boiled and bland.

fucking redcoats

Symbeline's avatar

@ucme Is never going to be considered normal, even if the whole world was just England. :p

Ahem. Well, if it was British, I am making the assumption that most people on here would then be British. doing good so far XD What I think would change would be a lot of the media and culture related things. Political questions wouldn’t just be about what’s going on in America as it is now, or mostly is. Of course, the big things would remain…Russia VS Ukraine and all that, but the smaller things which dominate this site when it comes to politics would be different. Also, probably a lot less religion questions. Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s pretty unique to Americans.
We might see more questions about the royals? Football might be included, if you Englishmen are as ravenous about it as the Scots and Irish are. Fitbae FTW!

But nah, other than a few changes culture/politics, I don’t think it would be so much different. I mean if I didn’t know that @ucme was English, I would have never suspected. Whenever he uses words like ’‘nowt’’ I would probably attribute it to just this thing he does. I use weird words sometimes just for fun, so I wouldn’t think of it twice if someone else did.

Of course, this is assuming that everyone in England says ’‘nowt’’, which I’m not sure if they do or not. Who else on this site is British, anyways?

kevbo's avatar

It would leak oil.

ucme's avatar

I’d rather be Belgian than considered “normal”...whatever that is, so phook yoo & the horse ya rode in on :P
@Cruiser I say, steady on old chap, ease back on the viagra, it’s making your brain stiffen.
@Symbeline Nowt is used by us northerners, the southern softies dint arf speak posh like.

Symbeline's avatar

Really? So do they say stuff like ’‘capital!’’ when approving of something? Also lol, phook.

ucme's avatar

There’s a word for people who use that word in that way, I believe it’s “cunt”

Cruiser's avatar

@ucme No that is just your avatar that is causing that! ;)

Symbeline's avatar

@ucme Heh, u sed cunt. But I like ’‘nowt’’, sounds cool.

Symbeline's avatar

NICE lol. That was cool lol. I was thinking, this had better been worth me interrupting my dragon metal for. :D

PhiNotPi's avatar

Well, words would be spelt differently.

johnpowell's avatar

It would just be constant bitching about the trains.

And there is already a British Fluther. http://www.reddit.com/r/britishproblems/

ucme's avatar

Already covered the spelling in my details.
Only the peasants who can’t afford a chauffeur ride trains, let alone bitch about them.

Symbeline's avatar

Reminds me of Begbie from the Trainspotting book; The train shouldn’t stop in all they fuckin places! It should be Edinburgh to fuckin London, London to fuckin Edinburgh, end of fuckin story. Fuck all those other smaller places.

And I didn’t add all those swears, the character swears the most out of everyone in the book, and they ALL swear. Granted that wasn’t word for word, but just about.

ucme's avatar

Ha, you after an extension to the swear ration or what?

Symbeline's avatar

Always.

dxs's avatar

Fluthour?

thorninmud's avatar

“What does it mean when you dream about someone you fancy?”

Cruiser's avatar

@ucme I also know that insulting each other would certainly be a lot more colorful you gormless pikey plonker….your mum is a manky daft cow and your dad is a knob head uphill gardener. :P

downtide's avatar

If Fluther was British there would be no religion questions here because most people in Britain really don’t care that much about religion at all. But there would be lots more questions about football.

ucme's avatar

@Cruiser Indeed & you are nowt but a tubby little titwitch who has a wank but is too pissed to realise his Skype session is still on air…ya dirty fucker :P
@downtide Exactly right, on both counts.

Cruiser's avatar

@ucme You have completely lost the plow and I am starting to think you are a Cheese Eating Surrender Minger and as Mad as a bag of ferrets. Go back to bed and sleep it off you plug ugly maggot! :P

Mimishu1995's avatar

I have an urge to start a thread: “If Fluther was Vietnamese, how do you think the overall flavour of the site would differ” ~

Unbroken's avatar

The stiff upper lip.. laughter allowed but nothing touchy feely… But people would be awake and posting when I am insomniac.

ucme's avatar

@Cruiser Alcohol related anger issues, much :D
If Fluther was a British site it seems some of you would be banned for constant bitching & whining about the “host” nation…typical yanks, tick as shite XD
If this place were Vietnamese, Rambo would be the manager…“talk me to Johnny”

Mimishu1995's avatar

@ucme Or talk about mystery stories will be frown upon :p

ucme's avatar

Pot bellied pigs would be mods.

Symbeline's avatar

What if Rambo was the site manager on here.

janbb's avatar

It would be treacle and marmite and chip butties.

ucme's avatar

@Symbeline I already suggested that, he’d not have much to say, but he’d surely kick arse.
@SecondHandStoke has been crafting a response here since I last checked in this morning :D

Symbeline's avatar

@ucme And then when things got too overwhelming, he’d say stuff like, I WANNA GO HOME. To da choppa. or, wrong movie, wrong guy, too

rojo's avatar

Everyone would be required to root for Manny U.

rojo's avatar

OOOOOOhhhhh @janbb I have not had a chip buttie in sooooo long!.

ucme's avatar

Some of this stuff was interesting, some revealing, others funny, a few unintentionally.
It’s been emotional, aye thang yoo.

downtide's avatar

@rojo if you mean Man United… hell no!. They’re probably one of the most hated teams by all but their own fans (most of whom live in the Home Counties and not Manchester). Although as a Man City fan I was very disappointed that Moyes got the sack this week. Under his careful rule Man U were consistently losing and going nowhere.

ucme's avatar

@downtide I laughed at “Manny U” too, who the fuck are they?
Certainly most hated fans, coming from all over the place like they do.
Moyes was a dead man walking as soon as he took over, how do you follow Fergie?

Kardamom's avatar

I’d be pretty excited! You know I’m an Anglophile : P

LornaLove's avatar

There would be a lot more drunken writing and swearing on posts.

LornaLove's avatar

P.S.

The ‘flavour’ would be curry sauce on chips.

Adagio's avatar

Not so many questions requesting amateur diagnoses, people could afford to go to the doctor when they were feeling “poorly”.

Kardamom's avatar

On the relationship questions, people would be told to “keep a stiff upper lip” rather than to be told to “wake up and leave that douche-bag.”

On food related questions, there’d be more talk about bubble and squeak, tatties and neeps, clotted cream, watercress sandwiches, beans on toast, digestive biscuits, and haggis, rather than fish tacos, California rolls, carne asada burritos, Philly cheesesteaks and pastrami sandwiches.

You’d see caravan instead of camper, lift instead of elevator, lorry instead of truck, pounds instead of dollars, holiday instead of vacation, fag instead of cigarette, poofster instead of fag, love instead of bro, telly instead of TV, more interest in Alan Rickman instead of Will Ferrell.

And one of my personal favorites, people would refer to douche-bags as tossers.

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