Rule Britannia! Brits are said to be reserved in manners, dress and speech and famous for politeness and a strong sense of humor. Brits' are often referred to as having a 'stiff upper lip' i.e. being reserved when expressing msn emotions. We might poke fun at the Brits' excessive politeness, but that's essentially an upper-crust Hugh Grant-ish sort of trait, certainly not representative of all those crazy beer guzzling soccer fans. Anyway, here are some truly stereotypical British msn emoticons.
|... as in 'cor blimey!'||A Queen's Guard|
|Angry English fan||Big Ben|
|Bowler hat||British bobby smiley|
|Crying English fan||Double-decker bus|
|Grinning English fan||Happy English fan|
|London black cab||Pint of beer|
|Polo player||Prince Charles|
|Queen Elizabeth||Sad English fan|
|Smiley beefeater||Tasty fish and chips|
|Underground ('The Tube')||Union Jack flag|
What are the first three things that come into your head when someone says 'British' or 'English' for that matter? One of the most common pictures depicting a typical Englishman is a man wearing a bowler hat and reading the Times newspaper. Bowler hats are now rarely seen in England but we had to have an msn smiley wearing a bowler hat in this collection. You might see bowler hats in English movies but I think that would even be a rarity today. We also dressed an msn smiley as a British bobby (i.e. policeman). These msn smileys are just fun and playful. We like using the British bobby when we want to express msn emotions that enforce some order!
The great roast dinner and apple pie with custard, which was at one time hearty British food, is not what it used to be. Doesn't every Brit eat fish and chips today? Well not quite but fast food does rule, as does a problem with obesity but fish and chips certainly isn't the most common meal! We couldn't help but create a fish and chips msn emoticon - quite a tricky msn emoticon to do with only 19x19 pixels.
Doesn't every Brit indulge in afternoon tea? Cakes and cucumber sandwiches? Perhaps the Queen does, you won't find many other people that do. If you want a Queen msn smiley we've got one of those too. For days when you feel like expressing regal msn emotions or think someone you're chatting with is assuming airs and graces and acting like the Queen use the Queen msn smiley. If you like football and support England, we've created a few football fan msn emoticons for you to express msn emotions.
There are lots of Australians in London soaking up the British culture. To get some insight into the land of the Aussies, take a look at our Aussie msn emoticons creations for some real aussie stereotypes.