Manly and British....prob my two most hated sporting teams, definetly an insult.
Avatar courtesy of GIMH. I in no way support the English cricket team.
I dont help my case by having my life outside work revolve around sport, drinking and the gym but that is who I am.
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I am a brave man, I am a coward. I am the tiger, I am the flower.
I am honest, and I'm a liar. I am vital, I am tired.
I am a free man, I am caught. From where I am, I see the top.
I am most importantly never concerned with what I am not.
Forever, more than just surviving.
THIS IS MY LIFE AND THIS LIFE IS MY DIAMOND
Think we're viewed still as effete, snippy, slightly chippy arseholes* (or assholes stateside, I suppose) and a lot of the academics who've crossed over into popular culture (Dawkins, Starkey, Schama, etc) do little to rebutt this.
You being obviously heterosexual and speaking with a Yorkshire accent is probably a novelty for them.
* see below...
Cricket Web's current Premier League Tipping Champion
- As featured in The Independent.
"I don't think that they'll come close to us to be honest."
- Steve Smith before the Ashes
I was going to put my female two pence in here... but reading through it seems as if most of CW's male experts on the female psyche have already answered your question...so I shall remain silent...
I'm not sure of that stereotype actually, most people in my experience view the British more as uptight and condescending. Not sure about the snippy, effete thing, but I wouldn't be surprised if the stereotypes vary depending on the which region you're in - the deep south and the northeast have very little in common.
Dunno if you saw Dawkins's series on God (or lack thereof), but he definitely came across as chippy for mine. Very hectoring of his subjects when all he really needed to do was give them enough rope to hang themselves.
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