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Sometimes I visit YouTube to watch the news or interesting short documentary type films and I scroll down to the comments to see people's opinions on the video.

Now, everytime, it always turns into a Britain vs America war. The video could be something so stupid like 'How to fold a t-shirt' and this is how it will go;

'Oh my god, Japanese girls are so good at this. We need more of them here in the US'

'You moron, you already have Japanese girls'

'Shut up and get back in your hole, or I'll put you in one'

'Get back to destroying innocent countries'

'OMG..WTF1123! You wouldn't be here if it weren't for us in WWII'

... and on it goes, to become 20 pages of the UK vs the US.

Has anyone else noticed this? I actually think it's quite hilarious as some people post and say the most stupid things.

Conversation normally flows around and includes war, the moon landing, Area 51, empires, illegal wars, politics, race in politics, womens breasts (random), grammar and food.

I mean, it's so pointless, pathetic and saddening that developed nations feel the need to say these things to eachother, but it's also highly entertaining.

Or maybe I just seem to view the videos that happen to have such comments. Anyone else noticed?
 
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It is what happens when youtube etc get to the status of everyone on them during school lunch breaks.

The quality of the videos on all the video sites was much much higher during the time when they were gaining popularity for being sites with lots of good videos on.

Just hate the 1000x rip offs of girls trying to be and obviously thinking that they are as good as Lynne and Tessa. :(

Its just a site that has the same amount of good videos posted as ever yet you have to trawl through loads of idiotic rubbish people who do not have a clue have made in windows movie maker during their lunch break.

Blame it on being full of kids, certainly is not representative of anything other than the dregs of people willing to debate.

The UK will always be able to fold a T-Shirt better than the US anyway, no point in even debating it.
 
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It's exactly what happens on the IMDB boards too... A thread about a film actor, for example, turns into a massive row between 2 countries.

Had to laugh though when a friend was browsing the Braveheart board on IMDB found an amusing thread. An American, quite seriously, asked if Scotland was like Middle Earth and made up for films. :eek:
 
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It's exactly what happens on the IMDB boards too... A thread about a film actor, for example, turns into a massive row between 2 countries.

Had to laugh though when a friend was browsing the Braveheart board on IMDB found an amusing thread. An American, quite seriously, asked if Scotland was like Middle Earth and made up for films. :eek:

Yeh, the US don't care or know much about Britain really. Can't say it's wrong though, it's just a fact. :)

I always hoped our history had more of an impact on people all over the world, but it really doesn't.

I have an American friend here who's asked me 'Do you have McDonalds in the UK?' and, the best of all 'Can everyone go to school, or are a lot of you uneducated?'. This guy has an economics degree and, despite these questions, he's actually very intelligent. Even if he is ignorant of the rest of the world.
 
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I don't think I've ever seen more ignorance and pure stupidity than in YouTube comments. Except perhaps in the comments of Harry Potter websites.

There's a vid on there (can't be bothered to find it) of a spoof science program, very obviously a spoof, including a guy flying round aimlessly on a jetpack. Obviously visual effects. Half of the comments were "OMG soooo fake". It made me want to inject vinegar into my eyeballs.

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I have an American friend here who's asked me 'Do you have McDonalds in the UK?' and, the best of all 'Can everyone go to school, or are a lot of you uneducated?'. This guy has an economics degree and, despite these questions, he's actually very intelligent. Even if he is ignorant of the rest of the world.

When in America once, I was asked what language we speak in Britain. The guy looked at me but spoke to my American friend whom I was staying with. I think it's the only time in real life I've given someone a deliberate, in-front of their eyes rolleyes :rolleyes: :p
 
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Yeh, the US don't care or know much about Britain really. Can't say it's wrong though, it's just a fact. :)

I always hoped our history had more of an impact on people all over the world, but it really doesn't.

I have an American friend here who's asked me 'Do you have McDonalds in the UK?' and, the best of all 'Can everyone go to school, or are a lot of you uneducated?'. This guy has an economics degree and, despite these questions, he's actually very intelligent. Even if he is ignorant of the rest of the world.

Amazing isn't it!?

When I was in Florida a few years ago we got talking to this American family. It didn't matter how many times we told them that England was a separate country - they still thought we were from New England.
 
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Internet + anonymity = :rolleyes:
As illustrated by Penny Arcade (censored for your protection):
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Amazing isn't it!?

When I was in Florida a few years ago we got talking to this American family. It didn't matter how many times we told them that England was a separate country - they still thought we were from New England.

Haha, this American friend of mine is from Florida.

Maybe it's just the Floridanianese, or something. I dunno. Florida is a province of Canada right? :p
 

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Haha, this American friend of mine is from Florida.

Maybe it's just the Floridanianese, or something. I dunno. Florida is a province of Canada right? :p

Yeah, much like East Anglia being an independent country as per Jade Goody (I think it was). So its not all one sided.
 
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