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#364 - notrollallowed (07/10/2013) [-]
Don't come to Scotland, it'll just end bad if you try to pretend you have a scottish accent.
#408 to #364 - John Cena (07/12/2013) [-]
Or an English accent, for that matter.
#267 - jimjimmerson (07/10/2013) [-]
Did anyone else read this in a BBC accent?
#244 - popcornisland (07/10/2013) [-]
And don't be alarmed when a 13 year old tries to "shank" you.
#179 - whatacrackinjoke (07/10/2013) [-]
"We're friendly people."

Really? I live in England and the only time I get a smile/hello is when someone is trying to sell me something. Also from suspicious people wandering around the bus stops.
#262 to #179 - budva (07/10/2013) [-]
got 20p mate?
#320 to #262 - whatacrackinjoke (07/10/2013) [-]
The amount of change I give away to people short on change for their bus fares.
Some guy once walked up to me high out of his mind and spent about five minutes trying to ask me if he can borrow £1 for a sandwich. Repeated every word about five times. What the hell is wrong with people at bus stops and interchanges
#392 to #320 - budva (07/10/2013) [-]
If Im in Sheffield for uni its got 20p for t'bus lad. Back home in Cambridge it's I just got out of prison and need tenner for taxi mate ill pay you back n all
User avatar #90 - spant (07/10/2013) [-]
Pessimism and cynicism are endemic to our culture, we love to hate everyone but especially ourselves, nothing personal, in fact, deprecation is endearing in the UK! Learn this and learn the subtle nuances between different flavors of Tea; you will be fine.
User avatar #36 - threeeighteen (07/10/2013) [-]
None of this seemed really difficult, to the point of anyone that needed this as a guide should be put down.
User avatar #20 - jacklane (07/10/2013) [-]
It's like... whoever made this is very butthurt over something that happened to them... oh well! Pip-pip!
User avatar #18 - mymiddleleg (07/10/2013) [-]
Its only a Union Jack when its on a ship
#68 to #18 - John Cena (07/10/2013) [-]
Go read wikipedia.
I had this argument a while ago. It was never officially decided that its only a Union Jack when on a ship. The term is now accepted in everyday terms.
User avatar #186 - sheenaandjanie (07/10/2013) [-]
But... But there's a thing that when you talk to someone with a different accent for a while, you will start to automatically (slightly) mimic their accent. It has to do with your brain trying to sympathize. Psychology will make me an asshole no matter what.....
User avatar #191 to #186 - slendermanspenis (07/10/2013) [-]
That is very true I'm British and my Fiancé is American. Now the time has past it sounds like I'm the American one and his the British one :/ It gets very annoying but that took us nearly a year to get to that stage.
User avatar #167 - flamingpie (07/10/2013) [-]
My friend was just in England for the 4th of July, so he paraded through London going to various pubs whilst wearing an American flag cape
#264 to #167 - budva (07/10/2013) [-]
Your friend is a cunt.
User avatar #324 to #264 - flamingpie (07/10/2013) [-]
Why because he wanted to have fun and support his country on our day of independence?
#393 to #324 - budva (07/10/2013) [-]
no for being an obnoxious **** head, if its that hard to figure out you are no better.
User avatar #400 to #393 - flamingpie (07/10/2013) [-]
I don't think wearing a cape is obnoxious, it's not like he ran around yelling HURR DURR MURICA FLAGS REDWHITEBLUE, personally I think you're over reacting
#405 to #400 - budva (07/11/2013) [-]
You really don't understand do you.. It's obnoxious and shows how little class the individual has. I wouldn't expect someone like you to understand though.
User avatar #175 to #167 - AreyouSerious (07/10/2013) [-]
Your friend is an American Hero!
#140 - acroneos (07/10/2013) [-]
For future reference for anyone who needs it
#182 to #140 - John Cena (07/10/2013) [-]
NO **** !

I thought that was North Korea and ******* Sweden.
User avatar #126 - wacemindu (07/10/2013) [-]
This guide didn't cover the intricacy of not talking to or even making eye contact with someone on any form of public transport.

Also the degree of trouble you are in when something you are doing forces a "tut" from someone's lips.
User avatar #137 to #126 - spankyy (07/10/2013) [-]
I saw this mentioned like 5 times in the comments, why is this? Why is it deemed so inappropriate to talk to people when you're using public transport? Specifically the subway.
User avatar #147 to #137 - wacemindu (07/10/2013) [-]
Another good tip for getting along well in England is... if someone does something, that is blatantly their fault causing them to apologise to you, you also must apologise in return.
User avatar #146 to #137 - happygoeslucky (07/10/2013) [-]
it's really just not the place. it is cramped, hot and dusty while waiting for the train you want, it will just put you in a mood not to talk to people
User avatar #145 to #137 - wacemindu (07/10/2013) [-]
subway... Underground

I don't know, it's just not the done thing... Public transportation is a horrible experience, more so in London, you just want to get from A to B minding your own business submerging yourself in your own thoughts or the paper to endure the process with as little pain as possible. You don't want to have this already arduous task made worse by having to fain interest and put up a polite facade at someone's ******** talking that neither of you care about really.

I mean if you're dying or are going through some sort of mentally traumatic stress or event and I'm physically the closest person to you who can help then I guess it's acceptable to break the rule, but other than that anything more that sitting down quietly staring at a wall or a book is not acceptable.
User avatar #104 - thehumanheater (07/10/2013) [-]
If I am ever out there, I apologize in advance for the accent, I really don't mean to, but whatever accent is around me it will immediately attach itself to me and forces me to use said accent.
#110 to #104 - angelusprimus (07/10/2013) [-]
There is a difference between picking up an accent used around you and deliberately trying to sound like Doctor Who or 'Arry Potter.
First is subconcious and normal because humans always try to fit in, we are social creatures, and standing out can be problematic.
Second is just being a prick.
User avatar #113 to #104 - yamiyo (07/10/2013) [-]
I've heard before that picking up an accent from the people you're surrounded by is a sort of defense mechanism for humans. Like "If I sound/act like them, they'll more readily accept me" which makes sense considering what a strong "pack" mentality humans have. I think as long as you don't make it super thick, you'll be fine.

User avatar #12 - biomedic (07/10/2013) [-]
This made me laugh a lot OP, cheers. Made me realise how accurate this is to English attitudes to tourists.
User avatar #2 - sexymeme (07/09/2013) [-]
I think the lightbulb had a seizure...
#3 to #2 - DarkLogic (07/09/2013) [-]
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User avatar #336 - habsalltheway (07/10/2013) [-]
If I visit, should i call it soccer (like I usually do) or change and call it football?
#343 to #336 - banditowolf (07/10/2013) [-]
Step four.
Step four.
User avatar #346 to #343 - habsalltheway (07/10/2013) [-]
Well I called it soccer once and some English guy started to get all pissy about it. So i was just wondering. I always seem to be corrected when I say soccer.
User avatar #348 to #346 - banditowolf (07/10/2013) [-]
he sounds like a bit of a wanker
User avatar #350 to #348 - habsalltheway (07/10/2013) [-]
Yeah he was kind of a douche. But when I'm reading a soccer story on ESPN, I'll leave a comment where i say soccer and 9 times out of 10, someone comments saying "football".
User avatar #340 to #336 - deathklokiller (07/10/2013) [-]
you say football in a french accent.
User avatar #231 - duvallwhitey (07/10/2013) [-]
I'd rather go to Germany.
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#205 - John Cena (07/10/2013) [-]
I read all this with a British accent.
I'm not even sorry
#257 to #205 - budva (07/10/2013) [-]
Which one? Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Scouse, Manc, Brum, Cockney... it goes on. It's like saying someone with a french accent and another with an american accent under one tag
User avatar #233 to #205 - metaltheory (07/10/2013) [-]
British accent.. What the **** is a British accent?, you mean a BBC accent? You do realise nobody in England speaks like that right?
User avatar #249 to #233 - faithrider (07/10/2013) [-]
coming from experience as an american, nobody in america realizes what you mean by saying an english accent. something else i have noticed over the years (of watching your god forbid, Doctor Who,) and watching other various U.K. actors in general (Jason Statham, the harry potter movies, not sure how you guys feel about those, would be interesting to find out) that saying a British or English accent would be like you or somebody from europe saying an "american accent" because even as tiny as Great Britain or even just the U.K. is there are so many different regions. northern accents, scottish, irish, welsch (i think i spelled that correct, Lord help me if i didn't), cockney. like how in america we have northern, new england, western, southern, california, colorado (yes colorado actually has its own ******* accent, it is horrible....), is this what you mean metaltheory?
User avatar #261 to #249 - metaltheory (07/10/2013) [-]
Jason Statham is a good example for this y'know, as he speaks in a cockney accent (London). Though, London has many accents depending on where you're from and what sub culture you're a part of, yes, sub cultures matter, ever heard a chav speak before?

In general, we have a good idea of regional accents in America, for example, I can easily tell a New Yorker from a Texan. We're more heavily influenced and clued up on American culture than most Americans care to think.

But yeah, look to the comment I made about the BBC accent. That's associated mainly with media and posh kids (Private school snots who play polo).

We mock the 'British' accent on a regular bases.
User avatar #270 to #261 - faithrider (07/10/2013) [-]
so i understand what you're saying about the accents. my main source for my accent is jason statham because i don't get much chance other than doctor who to hear one. now you have stated that that is the BBC accent... so that kinda makes it harder for me... but anyway. i have seen the 9th and 10th doctors in other stuff but the issue is that they are both scottish so that is where their accents don't help me much...

also statham is going to be in ff7... that will be amazing... it is kinda funny because not two weeks earlier i was watching transporter and was thinking to myself that it would be amazing if they had jason statham in the ff franchise.
#247 to #233 - senglish (07/10/2013) [-]
what about gavin and the inbetweeners and the britsh sailors I've met and the british mom of one of my friends.
User avatar #253 to #247 - metaltheory (07/10/2013) [-]
We have heavy regional accents, the BBC accent (What you think is a British accent) is a rarity and generally only used in media, radio etc because its easy to understand.
User avatar #307 to #253 - bjorntheberserk (07/10/2013) [-]
I watch Benny Hill does that help me?
User avatar #399 to #307 - metaltheory (07/10/2013) [-]
If you're speaking to an old fashioned 70 year old., perhaps.. Who the **** watches Benny Hill anyway
#256 to #253 - senglish (07/10/2013) [-]
good thing I don't watch BBC    
well I guess if I go to England I'll put on my best dick van dyke cockney accent   
>mfw my last name is English
good thing I don't watch BBC

well I guess if I go to England I'll put on my best dick van dyke cockney accent

>mfw my last name is English
User avatar #266 to #256 - metaltheory (07/10/2013) [-]
Don't do that either, you'll probably get beaten up.
#268 to #266 - senglish (07/10/2013) [-]
yeah that **** is god awful
www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_rVzBt20N0 ----- dick van dyke slaughtering an accent
User avatar #211 to #205 - mysticana (07/10/2013) [-]
I did too. Because I'm English.
#117 - mankbeast (07/10/2013) [-]
I'm sure im the only person who thinks this but I hate the british accent. And I was born there and visited there. I just can't stand it. Most likely due to my roommate though.
User avatar #155 to #117 - bassline (07/10/2013) [-]
That's because there is not one particular British accent.
#26 - marymjc (07/10/2013) [-]
>Generalizes other country because own country is being generalized.
>Generalizes other country because own country is being generalized.
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