That must've been a funny moment... I hope he took it well!
#5 how do you know the man was British?? O_o
That said, I agree, I find it stupid to have all those "careful" denominations, coloured, African American... calling them that doesn't change their skintone... it's not disrespectful it's just a physical appearance. When do we start calling blonds "light-haired people"?