YouGov survey: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'

YouGov survey: British sarcasm 'lost on Americans'
 

Britons like to think they have a "special relationship" with the US, based on a common language and cultural, historical and political ties.
But, according to one of the UK's most respected polling companies, there's one chasm the English language can't always bridge - the British love of passive-aggressive statements.
In the words of YouGov, "half of Americans wouldn't be able to tell that a Briton is calling them an idiot".
YouGov showed a number of common British phrases, including "with the greatest respect", "I'll bear it in mind" and "you... read more

 
11 January 2019 in World News, Views: 51
Source: BBC
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