From today's London Guardian.
"... Brits bitch and moan about everything all the time. They are characterologically piss-takers and doom-mongers, fearing (and predicting) national embarrassment always around the corner. But if a non-Brit joins in the doom chorus, the ranks will close, and the anger will be intense"
The "Guardian" has it right.
Smart-ass Americans should bear this in mind.
They should lay off we Brits.... we are not as dumb as many Americans think we are.
In fact, as a mature people, we are much more capable of self criticism than the "Johnny come lately" Americans..