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Wink The top ten reasons...

Be advised... This post will upset almost every nation on the planet.


The top 10 reasons for being: FRENCH
1. When speaking fast you can make yourself sound gay.
2. Experience the cynicism of winning the world cup for the first time.
3. You get to eat gourmet food like horse, snails and frog's legs.
4. If there's a war you can surrender really early.
5. You don't have to read the subtitles on those late night films on Channel 4.
6. You can test your own nuclear weapons in other people's countries.
7. You can be ugly and still become a famous film star.
8. Allowing Germans to march up and down your most famous street humiliating your sense of national pride doesn't faze you.
9. You don't have to bother with toilets, just poop in the street.
10. People think you're a great lover even when you're not.

The top 10 reasons for being: AMERICAN
1. You can have a woman president without electing her.
2. You can spell colour wrong and get away with it.
3. You can call Budweiser beer.
4. You can be a crook and still be president.
5. If you've got enough money you can get elected to do anything.
6. If you can breathe you can get a gun.
7. You can invent a new public holiday every year.
8. You can play golf in the most hideous clothes ever made and nobody seems to care.
9. You get to call everyone you've never met "buddy".
10. You can think you're the greatest nation on earth. When you're not at all.


The top 10 reasons for being: ENGLISH
1. Glorious history of killing North American tribes.
2. Two World Wars and One World Cup doo-dah doo-dah.
3. Warm beer.
4. Punctuality.
5. You get to confuse everyone with the rules of cricket.
6. You get to accept defeat graciously in major sporting events.
7. Union jack underpants.
8. You can live in the past and imagine you are still a world power.
9. Bathing once a week-whether you need to or not.
10. Ditto changing underwear.
11. Beats being Welsh.
12. Or Scottish.
13. Creative accountancy.

The top 10 reasons for being: ITALIAN
1. In-depth knowledge of bizarre pasta shapes.
2. Unembarrassed to wear fur.
3. No need to worry about tax returns.
4. Glorious military history... well, till about 400 A.D.
5. Can wear sunglasses inside.
6. Political stability.
7. Flexible working hours.
8. Live near the Pope.
9. World's greatest Motocycles.
10. World's greatest Cars.


The top 10 reasons for being: SPANISH
1. Glorious history of killing South American tribes.
2. The rest of Europe thinks Africa begins at the Pyrenees.
3. You get your beaches invaded by Germans, Danes, Brits etc.
4. The rest of your country is already invaded by Moroccans.
5. Everybody else makes crap paella and claims it's the real thing.
6. Honesty.
7. Only sure way of bedding a woman is to dress up in stupid, tight clothes and risk your life in front of bulls.
8. You get to eat bulls' testicles.
9. Gibraltar.
10. Supported Argentina in Falklands War.


The top 10 reasons for being: GERMAN
1. Oktoberfest.
2. Wonderful sense of humour.
3. Oktoberfest.
4. World's largest manufacturer of beach towels.
5. Oktoberfest.
6. Sausages.
7. Oktoberfest.
8. Oktoberfest.
9. Oktoberfest.
10. Inate pacifism.


The top 10 reasons for being: MEXICAN
1. Nachos.
2. Tacos.
3. Burritos.
4. Fajitas.
5. Quesadillas.
6. Tamales.
7. Chimichangas.
8. Rellenos.
9. Flautas.
10. Corona.


The top 10 reasons for being: WELSH
1. You've got to be kidding, right?!?!?!?


The top 10 reasons for being: IRISH
1. Guinness.
2. Free labour - 18 children because you can't use contraceptives.
3. You can get into a fight just by marching down someone's road.
4. Pubs never close.
5. Can use Papal edicts on contraception passed in the second Vatican Council of 1968 to persuade your girlfriend that you can't have sex with a condom on.
6. No one can ever remember (or remind you of) the night before.
7. Stew (made with Guinness).
8. More Guinness.
9. Eating stew and drinking Guinness in an Irish pub at 3 in the morning after a bout of sectarian violence.
10. Guinness


The top 10 reasons for being: CANADIAN
1. It beats being an American.
2. Only country to successfully invade the US and burn its capital to the ground.
3. You can play ice hockey 12 months a year, outdoors.
4. Only country to successfully invade the US and burn its capital to the ground.
5. Where else can you travel 1000 miles over fresh water in a canoe?
6. A political leader can admit to smoking pot and his/her popularity ratings will rise.
7. Only country to successfully invade the US and burn its capital to the ground.
8. Kill Grizzly bears with huge shotguns and cover your house in their skins.
9. Own-an-Eskimo scheme.
10. Only country to successfully invade the US and burn its capital to the ground.


The top 10 reasons for being: AUSTRALIAN
1. Know your great-grand-dad was a thieving ******* that no civilised nation on earth wanted.
2. Fosters Lager.
3. Dispossess Aborigines who have lived in your country for 40,000 years because you think it belongs to you.
4. Annihilate England every time you play them at cricket.
5. Tact and sensitivity.
6. Bondi Beach.
7. Other beaches.
8. Liberated attitude (politicians only) to homosexuals.
9. Drinking cold lager on the beach.
10. Having a bit of a swim and then drink some cold lager on the beach.

The top 10 reasons for being: SCOTTISH
1. Better than being English.
2. Whisky
3. Fantastic World Cup football achievements
4.Too p****d to care
5. Hic! Open to offers... help me out here?
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The top 10 reasons for being: SCOTTISH
1. Better than being English.


If you're Scottish, you don't need any other reasons!! ..
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Source? Top Gear scripts?

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Top ten reasons for being ENGLISH?

You can always claim your ancestors came from somewhere else
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The top 10 reasons for being: WELSH
1. You've got to be kidding, right?!?!?!?
You have two plants as national emblems and you can tell them apart when they flower.

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Top ten reasons for being ENGLISH?

You can always claim your ancestors came from somewhere else
As an Englishman with Welsh ancestors living in Canada I suppose I can pick and choose my top ten. Still at least there's no French, Italian, Spanish, German, American, Mexican, Irish, Australian or Scottish in there. See I just managed to insult a decent percentage of the members on here.
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I always liked the one about Geordies being Scotsmen with their brains kicked out!

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