Yeah, I admit it. I admit that I’m:
An Anglophile is a person who is fond of English culture.
In some cases, anglophilia represents an individual’s appreciation of English history. Alongside anglophiles who are attracted to ‘traditional’ English culture (e.g. Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Dr. Johnson, Gilbert and Sullivan), there are also anglophiles who like pop and rock music from England and the other countries of the UK (from bands such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Queen and so on), as well as British news and entertainment (such as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC World Service) news program), and British cars (Jaguar, Rolls Royce, MG or Aston Martin) and British contemporary culture in general. Fondness of the British Monarchy, British bureaucracy (such as the Westminster system of parliament and the Royal Mail) as well as British Empire nostalgia and the English class system, may also be considered Anglophilia.
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American anglophiles may use British English spellings instead of American spellings, such as ‘colour’ instead of ‘color’, ‘grey’ rather than ‘gray’, ‘centre’ rather than ‘center’, and ‘traveller’ rather than ‘traveler’.
Maybe not those words, but “rubbish” instead of garbage, “bin” for can (as in rubbish bin instead of garbage can), “clever” for smart and “fancy” for like (avoids the whole like-like construction).
Their humor is witter, just ask the Pythons or Fry & Laurie (before Hugh transformed into MD House).
I know that Stephen Fry is the living reincarnation (carnation and all) of Oscar Wilde.
And you haven’t laughed until you watched Blackadder.
I’m a fan of English rock and roll from the first invasion to the last (yes even the Spice Girls, I know, only for a moment, but it happened).
I like the mix of history and myth, from Londinium to Arthur, Shakespeare to the Falklands.
My first novel was set in the Midlands.
J.K. Rowling is one of the best writers ever and I need to buy a new copy of Year 6 and Year 7.
Picard is better than Kirk, because his English, bitch!
One day I will own a London flat.
And Top Gear is the best show on Earth.
Followed by Dr. Who.
Emma looks better and smarter than the rest of the Hollywood starlets put together. Suck on that Megan Fox!
So yeah, I’m an Anglophile.
Talking about all things English, here is a little Keane for you: