Monday, February 28, 2011

Top 10 Things Americans Say When They Meet A British Person

Being a "British guy" living in Indiana, I've heard the strangest, most unexpected questions and comments from Americans who either want to know a little more about British culture, or who, deep down, probably can't think of anything better to say. Here's a list of the most frequent.

The British Invasion

During my short time living in the United States, the American fascination with England and its people has not, admittedly, taken me by any great surprise. After all, Harry Potter has been the official must-have literature for swathes of American pre-teens for over a decade.

Additionally, the Royal Family continues to hold a place in the hearts of millions of Americans who long for their congressional politics to be replaced by a monarchy. And of course, The Beatles, whose triumphant march across the Atlantic paved the way for a plethora of other America-breaking chart toppers.