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To the British I am short
While the Americans have me long.
The seat I'll save you
Will be very last minute.
That is because I am not very good.
To the bully, I am a laugh,
While those who exercise hard hear me often.

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ I thought about something naughty... :P $\endgroup$ – You May 10 '16 at 22:08
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    $\begingroup$ @You now I can't think of a better answer :D! it just FITS PERFECTLY! $\endgroup$ – stackErr May 10 '16 at 23:24
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I think that the answer is:

Pants

Why? Because:

To the British I am short  

In the U.K. pants are underwear

While the Americans have me long.  

While, in the U.S., pants tend to be a normal attire, worn OVER underwear.

The seat I'll save you      
Will be very last minute.      

To succeed by the seat of your pants is by a very thin margin, like at the last minute.

That is because I am not very good.  

You could say I am pants at it.

To the bully, I am a laugh,  

A bully tends to laugh, derisively, when they pants someone. (Meaning, to sneak up and quickly pull their pants down.)

While those who exercise hard hear me often.   

A person, who exercises, pants, once they are out of breath.

EDIT: Oh, right. I forgot to mention.
The title, because:

A Jewish woman is not allowed to wear pants, because they are considered against her gender.

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I'm not so sure about this but then again, I'm not good at riddles. Is it a:

Cake?

To the British I am short:

Shortcake originates from the UK

While the Americans have me long:

(Not so sure on this one) Americans tend to (or are stereotyped) as having larger portions of food which includes longer cake.

The seat I'll save you:

People save a seat for cake. Especially during birthdays, the cake reserves a seat for the one whose birthday it iss

Will be very last minute:

Cake is a food which is usually served last or as dessert, which can be considered "last-minute"

That is because I am not very good:

Cake is unhealthy, with all of its sugar and other stuff

To the bully, I am a laugh,

(Not sure on this one) Too much cake can make you fat, this can lead to bullying

While those who exercise hard hear me often:

People who exercise trying to loose weight may hear cake in their head, making them desire it.

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