If it's an extremely professional work enviroment, I'd take a guess at it being a snide insult. But it really all depends on your relationship with those using it imo.
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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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...
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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...
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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.
@ Goughy -
def. a compliment I think Manly just says they think your very male and british, well some women love the british accent hahaha your like James Bond for them hahahaha
It's called The Enemies of Reason, I think. Attacks all sorts of half-baked vaguely spiritual guff.
I'm receptive to his message, but even I found him a bit of a cock at times. One ends up feeling sorry for the charlatans he seeks to decry, which can't be the intention.
Similarly, a number of people, unfairly imo, think English guys are a cross between Mr Bean and Frank Spencer, for example:
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The decent person asks questions of beliefs, Dawkins says "your beliefs are horse****" (which is the truth, but noone wants to hear it). The Simon Cowell of the academic world.
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