I think another interesting stereotype is that no Americans are responding to this! It's like we're not interested in outside culture, we just don't have thoughts at all on other countries!
When I think of the UK, I think of teeth, unfortunately, and sophistication, not so unfortunate.
I think the most prominent depiction of an English person I've ever heard was spoken by an actress on Ellen, talking about how Americans are very excitable, very: "OHMYGODTHATWASAMAZINGYOU'REINCREDIBLE!" and Brits are more calm and sensible: "That was a very nice film. Well done."
HAHA how true! When I was 15 and again when I was 16, I did this 3 day drama/dance workshop with a group of Americans and they were all so insane compared to us. It took them so much time to make us let go of our inhibitions!
But I've never gotten the teeth thing. Yes, a lot of people do have bad teeth but more often than not we have generally good teeth!
Gosh, I remember meeting American children for the first time and being absolutely terrified!!
I was 7 and on holiday in Florida. They were so loud and vocal and brash. Very nice, though! Just intimidating. They'd just come up to me and start talking about nothing, which even when you're a child is quite shocking in the UK. One even informed me they had driven to the UK once. I had to ask my dad if there was a tunnel from the States to Cornwall!
I remember playing in the pool with some kids from Georgia. They were really fun. But then another little American boy informed me that I shouldn't be playing with them because they were from Africa! hahaha When the Georgia kids had gone home I made friends with a guy called Ally from Scotland, and a girl called Amber from Australia (is it weird that I still remember their names!?) I thought they were far more civil and 'normal' than the American kids.
While we were out there my family took me to Nickolodeon Studios, where we watched a game show being filmed. And I hated every second of this stupid game show, where the whole concept revolved around some poor bugger getting "slimed." The American kids thought it was HYSTERICAL. They were literally paraletic in their joy of sliming people. I was seven and thought "There must be more to life than this!?" haha! All these other children were screaming and laughing in ecstacy! And I'm sat there with a face like a smacked arse. I think that sums up British children quite nicely.
Hehe, I feel the same about the Americans in my university degree. xD They're very outspoken and fun but, at times, arrogant (in the sense that they think they know everything about Medicine when they're only first years just like the rest of us!).
As a child, I probably wouldn't have found the 'sliming' that funny either. Although I wasn't your typical child. xD