The English (or British) press is very negative about everything that is Belgian. There was even a headline saying that Belgium is the centre of all evil, even more than Irak is.
I've never read a headline that says ANYthing like that, and I've lived in Britain for all my life.
The British press DOES however regard Belgium as a pretty 'boring' place.
We had an advert for a car (possibly a Renault or something similar), and the advert was:
'Belgium. The roads are straight, the rivers are straight.........even the corners are straight.'
Of course you also have the famous joke: name 5 famous Belgians and then they don't know any and they LTAO.
Actually, that IS a very funny joke.
But in Liverpool, we have a slight variation:
'What's the shortest book in the world? The book of famous Belgians.'
Another one is:
'What's the shortest book in the world? The book of great Italian war heros.'
Bloody funny if you ask me
But the feeling i get is alot of English dislike (These aren't neccesary my views)
Germans - maybe cos of the war?
Italians - Slimy
Turks - Has to do with Turks stabbing Leeds fans
French - Smelly
USA - 'We Rule, how dare anyone look down on us'
Aussies - Arrogant
I quite like Germany, and the Germans that I've met.
I don't like Italians however. A bunch of wusses, all of them
I also like Turkey, and want them to join the EU (I hate Leeds)
The USA? I don't like the country. Most of the people however, don't bother me 'too' much.
Aussies? Yes. They're arrogant. They have the cheek to call us 'POMs'