A laugh for you Americans in Britain, because you might need it today

Posted on December 15, 2008 by peacefulyorkshire

yahooavatar15The internet has lots of “resources” for being an AMERICAN IN BRITAIN… well, I guess because there is a demand for it.  (In an older post I did mention that there are over 200,000 of us Americans here on this tiny island!!)

Sadly, though, a lot of this information is useless droll and websites that are trying to sell you something. There are a lot of “ex-pat forums” that just want you to click on their moving-van ads. Or self-serving blogs about  rich Americans moving to Chelsea (not reality!) or patronizing sites that tell you to “make sure your visa is valid”  before entering the UK… (like, duh?)

So, I did a bit of research for our 2,601 readers to find something unique and AD-FREE. After all, in this economy of the credit crunch and it almost being Christmas, we need a good-hearty-belt-busting-take-the-piss-about-living-in-Britain-as-an-American-style-laugh.

So…

IF you want to be cheered up, click here.

But if you still don’t believe me, here is just a sampling of the sarcasm from this anonymous website…. but now really, go see it for yourself!

You will find  British people very polite. Here are some of our quaint phrases; if you learn them before visiting Britain, you will be able to understand us much better, and soon will be talking “like a native”!

Phrase

Meaning

Efforf

Would  you like to join me?

Bleadenyanx

I’m  so glad you’ve come to visit our country!

Shaddi

Please repeat that

Getstaft

Won’t  you sit here a minute?

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  1. peacefulyorkshire December 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    But the best part of understanding this website is that you really need to be an American in Britian to understand the humour in it– otherwise it would go right over your head!

  2. pacificyorkshirebird December 17, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    I really liked the tips where if one were to follow their advice, they would get their bums kicked!

  3. peacefulyorkshire December 16, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    No, I haven’t found any other website quite like this one, i am afraid!I do wonder who put it up… because its so incredibly funny. Mr. Chill and I were rolling around in giggles while consuming our Marks and Spencer’s Quiche.

  4. yankeebean December 16, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    ha HA!!! That website is a GEM!!! How do you find these thing peacfulyorkshire? :D

  5. Iota December 15, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    The section on geography is hilarious.

    Have you come across a similar website for Brits in America? If so, do share.

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