YouGov survey: British sarcasm ‘lost on Americans’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “With the greatest respect…” 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…

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