...Originally Posted by Shiftfallout
Factual answer to your question. No. I do not have crooked teeth, I prefer coffee and I have a Marxist view. I am not a stereotype of a British person. In fact, I cannot remember the last non-satirical representation of a British person that did adhere to those specific stereotypes, whereas I have seen many incarnations of the "american idiot".Originally Posted by Me(page 1)
I realise you are only trying to counterpoint me, and I appreciate your personal aspect. The fact that you quoted me, indicates that either it was specifically targeted at me (the thread starter) or quoted more than you needed to. I have therefore replied as a personally as a British person.
Of course, not saying to believe stereotypes, but sometimes they can be used for a cultural shorthand, and can sometimes be right. The offensive older ones (since cultures change over time, one would expect people/s to grow out of stereotypes that they may have once fitted) are more likely to be incorrect, and even offensive (especially when used as justification).