Watch out UK!
I read today that Dunkin’ Donuts is to take on Krispy Kreme in a bid to crack the UK market 20 years after pulling out of Britain. I didn’t even know they had tried and failed.
This story ran in the Daily Mail and my favourite comment from a dedicated British bakery fan is this: ‘Tesco’s doughnuts from the bakery are better than these overpriced ones and Greggs beat them all hands down!’
Donuts/dougnuts, Greggs/Dunkin’ – it’s all much of muchness of sugar crap ain’t it?!
Am I offending anyone with my British sense of humour?
Sometimes I wonder if my Carry On style, raucous, rude and very British sense of humour is offensive to my American cousins?
I do like to drop in the odd Britishism like ‘w*nker’ and ‘tw*t’ and ‘blo*dy hell’ because some of my chums love a good bit of authentic British swearing. It almost verges on charming, I’ve been told.
But my other half commented recently that he checks himself sometimes in the company of our American friends and sometimes restrains himself from making that obvious British comment. Interesting. To be fair, both hubby and I can be a little off the scale even in British terms when we want to be. So have we modified our ‘humour’ in the company of Americans? Maybe, just a little. Of course, there is always the issue that what we say is lost in translation on occasion.
Sometimes, I guess us Brits are just not that subtle.
We do swear, yes we chuffin’ well do!
We do enjoy more ‘toilet’ humour and quite readily drop in a sex joke when we can.
We love innuendo, when we can get it (see what I did there?).
Jovial insults – we Brits love doing this to each other. I do it a lot to my other half, or ‘kn*bhead’, as I like to call him.
Are we Brits offensive to Americans? Have any Brits out here been so outrageous with their British humour that Americans have recoiled in horror? I’d like to know! Americans – what do we say that is downright horrifying?!
BBC America also reflects on some other things that we Brits do that Americans might consider to be offensive – stingy tipping, and criticizing American heritage anyone……?