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Am I really trying to be British?

Asked by RockerChick14 (951points) January 7th, 2013 from iPhone

Someone said I’m trying to be British. I love Adele, Duffy, Florence and the Machine, Little Mix, and some of Ed Sheeran. I love Doctor Who and House of Anubis. I like Downtown Abbey. I love things with the Union Jack on them. I love tea and scones. I want to move to England one day. I love all their accents(too many to type). I love Harry Potter. I have pages of a London planner and a map taped on one of my room walls. I ordered a Scotland and Wales planner so I could add them to the wall.

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diavolobella's avatar

I don’t think because you love things British you are trying to BE British. You are simply an Anglophile and there is nothing wrong with that. You have plenty of company, myself included.

Yeahright's avatar

@RockerChick14 @diavolobella Count me in guys. Love all things Brit.

As for trying to be British…nahh…you couldn’t possibly. Feeling you are from somewhere is a complex business that include a way of thinking and the sharing of experiences and history.

RandomGirl's avatar

I love tea, scones, Downton Abbey, and the accents. I guess you can count me in, too.

gailcalled's avatar

There is a specific term because so many people feel as you do.


Kardamom's avatar

British stuff and British people are, for the most part, quite wonderful. Unless you go around constantly talking in a fake British accent (occasionally is OK) or you denounce your own country, then you are not trying to BE British, you are just admiring and enjoying everything that is wonderful in the British culture. You are probably an Anglophile such as myself : )

There certainly isn’t anything wrong with Harry Potter, The Beatles, Downton Abbey, clotted cream, afternoon tea with watercress sandwiches, Charles Dickens, Patrick Stewart, Jane Austen, British flags, Prince William and Kate, British history, a ploughman’s lunch (cheese, bread, pickles and chutney) fish and chips, Yorkeshire pudding, London, All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, Monty Python, Davy Jones of The Monkess (R.I.P.) William Shakespeare, James MacAvoy (hottie) Alan Rickman, Kate Winslett, Emma Thompson, Julie Andrews, Anthony Hopkins, Judi Densch, the Yorkeshire Dales, Liverpool, the Lake District, Stonehenge, Magical Mystery Tours, double decker buses, Herrod’s department store, Fortnum and Mason’s, Sherlock Holmes (especially Benedict Cumberbatch, Johnny Lee Miller, and Jude Law as Dr. Watson) Maggie Smith (in HP and DA amongst other yummy stuff) not to mention Anthony Hopkins, The Rolling Stones, British pubs, Bob Hoskins, The Barchester Chronicles, Donald Pleasance, Nigel Hawthorne, David Niven, Peter Sellers, English bulldogs, English cheddar, The Crescent, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, The House of Elliot (if you like Downton Abbey, you’ll love this miniseries too). Oy! I could go on all night, but that wouldn’t be proper : )

trailsillustrated's avatar

Naw, you’re not trying to be british! unless your mum calls you in for dinner saying ‘your food’s gettin cold!” and you say ’ but how could bread and jam get cold?” lol

linguaphile's avatar

Count me in with the rabid Anglophiles. You made me sigh with that list… happy sighs, @Kardamom

I even learned British Sign Language which is different than American Sign Language.

ragingloli's avatar

There is nothing wrong with being attracted to a superior culture.

ucme's avatar

Nah, you just have impeccable taste, although i’ll have to let you off with Little Mix…really? ;¬}

zensky's avatar


Seek's avatar

I’m a hardcore Anglophile as well. Frankly, their telly is better, they had the language first and thus know how to use it, and, well, socialised healthcare.

Frankly, if I could afford it, I’d move there. I’d move pretty much anywhere in northern Europe.

ucme's avatar

@Seek_Kolinahr My door’s always open, actually that’s not true, too fucking cold!

Kropotkin's avatar

To be a true anglophile, one must develop the ability to understand subtle irony.

zensky's avatar

Too fucking cold = too bloody cold.

RockerChick14's avatar

@ucme – what bands do you suggest?

ucme's avatar

@RockerChick14 Oh i’m “old school” Depeche Mode/Tears For Fears/Simple Minds…a cool little mix I reckon :¬)

Seek's avatar

ORLY? I’m more a Maiden/Priest/Witchfinder General type.

Some of my favourite music is made by Birmies. ^_^

ucme's avatar

You & the wife would get on just fine!

mazingerz88's avatar

@ucme Darn, those are my bands too. I knew there’s a reason why you’re kinky cool. Ahh, Blondie, Spandau Ballet and Vitamin Z…!

ucme's avatar

@mazingerz88 Spandau Ba…..did you just say Spandau Ballet!?! ;¬}

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