I once wrote a piece about England vs. the UK
England is a place that intimidates Americans. We feel like manure-stomping yahoos in cowboy boots next to the manicured, Shakespearean refinement of the English. But I gotta tell ya, Americans feel like Nobel-prize-winning geniuses next to the Benny-Hill-educated, tabloid-informed, soccer-hooligans-are-our-rising-generation stupidity of UK denizens like George Michael. Nobody is born that stupid. It takes years of training, enculturation and sheer will power.