Romania Strikes Back

In response to recent anti-immigration comments by the eurosceptic UK Independence Party, Romanian newspaper Gandul has launched a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign to promote British tourism to the eastern European country. Featuring the tag line “We may not like Britain, but you’ll love Romania!” the ads eviscerate stereotypes of British life from bland cuisine to bad weather.



The UK Independence Party – which has 12 of Britain’s 73 seats in the European Parliament – has been outspoken in opposition to immigration from eastern Europe.

  • Ceausescu

    I’m Romanian !
    Just sayin’, I don’t care too much about the story above. The matter is very relative, so one opinion means nothing. However, beneath all the sarcasm from “Gandul” lies a butt that hurts a lot.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Romanian jokes in English don’t work real well, do they?
    they shoulda hired some Ozzies to bang out some pithy Brit barbs
    who wrote those tag lines:
    We may not like Britain, but you’ll love Romania?
    Why don’t you come over?

    this much I love about Romania
    they don’t know shit about marketing

    • Hadrian999

      i thought the prince harry one was funny

      • BuzzCoastin

        I just noticed that people without a sense of humor are down voting my comment. LMAO

        The naked Harry joke was merely the best of the lame.

        Why don’t you come over?
        This is a classic translation of their cliche
        that doesn’t translate well into English.
        Worst of all, it’s not fucking cleaver in the slightest.
        Maybe in Romanian, but certainly not in English.

        Tired of bangers & mash?
        All our women look like Kate!
        That might work.

        • BunkersTrust

          How about:
          We speak better English than any than Geordie you know.
          Our beer is cheaper & tastier than your bottled pond-swill.
          What you pay in rent a week will buy our best hookers for a month.
          We may not like Britain, but we’ll take your pounds anyday.
          Our Newspapers print absurdest bullshit, not naked picz of fugly royals.
          Why not cum over here? Most of our women look like women.

          • BuzzCoastin

            Those are good,
            but require knowledge of the Brits’ culture to be funny.
            They really should have hired Germans to write the copy,
            it would still be as stilted
            but the insults would be more knowing.

  • BunkersTrust

    Sounds like The Festrunk Brothers are writing their copy.