An american stain has besmirched the British national character IN the two months that the BP oil spill has befouled the Gulf of Mexico. This is the fee of some Britons in high places and dudgeon that is high. The other day, Lord Tebbit, the one-time Conservative Party chairman, accused President Obama of the “xenophobic display of partisan governmental presidential petulance,” while London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, reported that the usa had been unleashing a revolution of “anti-British rhetoric.”
But judging through the ratings of brand new York ladies who resulted in final Saturday at an East Village pub called Central Bar to look at the United States play England on the planet Cup tournament , the standing of Uk males remains unsullied.
The match doubled whilst the inaugural celebration associated with the dating internet site DateBritishGuys.com, which presents US ladies to men that are british. Throughout the raucous pregame warm-up, ladies in tees that read “BRITISH MEN WANTED” jockeyed for place ? their eyes peeled for an English dreamboat ? amid an unruly throng of soccer fans.
“Who does not just like A british man?” asked Meghan O’Malley, 29. “They travel far more, they understand a many more, and also the accent is amazing.” Ms. O’Malley, whom works in fashion, had spotted an ad for the website the week prior to. “My whole office knew she said about it. “The girls think it is funny.” Quickly, she added, “It’s not that people don’t like Us citizens!” As she talked, a rousing chant of “U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A.” shook the area.
A huddle or two away, an other woman, a legislation pupil known as Marietta Jo, 24, took a double-fisted method of the manhunt, keeping an alcohol (liberated to T-shirt wearers) in a single hand and a sit down elsewhere into the other. (it absolutely was noon.) “i must get up, after which i have to get drunk,” she said. “This rocks !!”
Not everybody current, very American men, consented.
“i did son’t think there clearly was a need for dudes with pasty skin that is white bad teeth,” said Jason Pohl, 31.