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Old Dec 2nd 2006, 7:45 pm
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...a quote from Gwyneth Paltrow...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061202...s_061202155325

...and some comments... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/1...i_n_35410.html

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It depends on the kind of people that you hang around with in either place. It's all very relative..
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Old Dec 2nd 2006, 8:33 pm
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Oh, for Pete's sake. Why do we give a toss what these celebrities think?
Like they really represent the ordinary people of this or the other nation.

Mind, the thread title is great, as an alternative we could have:

"Americans are fu(kin shite, their country is a hugh khazi and the English are the best people on Earth."
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Originally Posted by Moving?
...a quote from Gwyneth Paltrow...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061202...s_061202155325

...and some comments... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/1...i_n_35410.html

Any comments from here?!

Quote from my American husband, "She'll get a lot of flak for that, but it's true."
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Quote from my American husband, "She'll get a lot of flak for that, but it's true."
just showed it to my usc husband who lived/worked in the uk for 18 yrs and seems he agrees with the majority of her comments.
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This bit is just precious:

She said having US pop star Madonna, 48, who married British film director Guy Ritchie six years ago, nearby was another advantage to living in London.

"She's like an older sister. Everything I have gone through, she went through ten times worse and ten times longer. She gives me good advice about how to say no and take care of myself," said Paltrow.


Am I the only who sees the **cough** irony in one wealthy person seeking guidance from another wealthy person about how to live a non-materialistic lifestyle, while both of them live in the lap of luxury?

As the great philosopher Madonna once said:

Living in a material world
And I am a material girl
You know that we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl


No, I'm not bitter...
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I have 0 time for all celebrities. They all look the same to me in a pair of braclets and an interview room.
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Default Re: "The British Are More Intelligent And Civilized Than The Americans”...

Originally Posted by gardnma
Oh, for Pete's sake. Why do we give a toss what these celebrities think?
Like they really represent the ordinary people of this or the other nation.

Mind, the thread title is great, as an alternative we could have:

"Americans are fu(kin shite, their country is a hugh khazi and the English are the best people on Earth."
LOL!!!!
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Makes a change from all the British celebs who come to the US, and spend the rest of their careers telling everyone what a sh*thole the UK is.
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I agree that it's all relative, and impossible to make judgements on entire populations based on dinner party conversation.

She's continually grabbing headlines by giving US vs England opinions: last year it was complaints that Britain is too dirty and has lousy customer service, before that she said that Madonna told her to have her babies in the US and not the Victorian UK hospitals, and the year before that she was critical of British men, saying they never asked her out and they had bad teeth.

http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,337841~7~~,00.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4357650.stm

http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlf...sh%20hospitals
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Originally Posted by jen_andreson
I agree that it's all relative, and impossible to make judgements on entire populations based on dinner party conversation.

She's continually grabbing headlines by giving US vs England opinions: last year it was complaints that Britain is too dirty and has lousy customer service, before that she said that Madonna told her to have her babies in the US and not the Victorian UK hospitals, and the year before that she was critical of British men, saying they never asked her out and they had bad teeth.

http://www.ew.com/ew/report/0,6115,337841~7~~,00.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4357650.stm

http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlf...sh%20hospitals
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Speaking of celebs, Madonna seems to be quite happy in the UK doesn't she?

But like everyone else has said, who gives a toss about them all, when you've got more money than sense you can move to wherever you like at a moments notice.
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I guess she had to move to England to become more intelligent and acquire more civility. After all, being American she did start out with the disadvantage of being of lesser intellect and a common heathern. :scared:
Oh well, cheers to bloody Britain!
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She says what suits her depending on where she is..

I've just remembered that she used to spend time in Spain as a child and she was even given the "keys" to a certain town a few years ago. Whenever she visits Spain she is full of compliments about the place and its people..

Now that she lives in England with her British husband and kids she can't really afford to say anything bad about England.. though she is a bit mouthy now and then..
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Originally Posted by Seahorse3
I guess she had to move to England to become more intelligent and acquire more civility. After all, being American she did start out with the disadvantage of being of lesser intellect and a common heathern. :scared:
Oh well, cheers to bloody Britain!
I disagree with her completely. By the way I think you'll find it's spelt "Heathen" my USC friend. have a lovely evening.
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