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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #355 - brettd
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I'm American, but I think can pull off a pretty decent english accent when I want to. But realistically, if I took a trip over there, how many people could i fool into thinking that that's my real accent?
User avatar #361 to #355 - xTSoulfireTx
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Not many sadly, we have so many differing accents that if you did manage to fool someone then they would ask where you grew up and then you would have to guess which area its from, for example im from cambridge but my friends from ely sound completely different but if you look at a map were right next to each other
User avatar #363 to #355 - Welshhobo
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I don't know what "english accent" you're referring to, but accents in britain are very very very different between counties and countries. If you try using a cockney accent in Devon, people will think your a cunt. If you try using a Somerset accent in Scotland, people will think youre a cunt. If you try using a northern accent in Brighton, people will think youre a cunt.

Just don't. Please for your own sake.
User avatar #345 - payseht
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I'm confused about the flag part. Could anyone explain?
User avatar #351 to #345 - banditowolf
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the Union Jack is a mixture of the Scottish, English, Welsh and Irish flags/saints colours and stuff
User avatar #352 to #351 - payseht
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so... tourists were expecting to see that flag instead of the more popular one?
User avatar #353 to #352 - banditowolf
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yeah, the union jack is associated with Britain, the cross of saint george is the flag of england
User avatar #354 to #353 - payseht
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Thank you for explaining. A thumb for your trouble.
#359 to #352 - lolzpolice
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well no, we don't have random flags flying everywhere but it'd be nice if people actually knew that england, scotland, etc. have their own flags. To be honest, in England you'll usually the the union flag it is just the other bum-sucking countries/principalities that rather show off their own flags...
#306 - majortomcomics
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British accent is called a High Coruscanti accent in Star Wars...
User avatar #294 - oosulley
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Somebody needs to do this kinda thing for Ireland.
User avatar #313 to #294 - SlowpokeForever
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I'd love to visit Ireland. My ancestors are from there, came to the US sometime during the huge immigration boom.
User avatar #404 to #313 - oosulley
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Everbody's ancestors are from Ireland....

Ah well, if you wanna part with your money, we aint gonna stop you
User avatar #297 to #294 - werewulft
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why i just plan to go there and get **** faced drunk.
User avatar #298 to #297 - oosulley
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Sadly, the nation DOES live up to that stereotype


We dont care aslong as you buy our ****
User avatar #312 to #298 - picamix
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and when in Northan island dont use euros only southern island use them
User avatar #300 to #298 - werewulft
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then its a win-win i plan to get so drunk i'll buy just about anything dosent matter for what reason i'll buy the damn thing or person.
User avatar #209 - endlesslulz
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I lost it at "all these brown people"... just wondering, what exactly is it refering to?

I'm probabbly not ready for England yet
User avatar #212 to #209 - mysticana
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Ughhh. Sometimes 'true brits' can get pretty racist.
User avatar #213 to #212 - endlesslulz
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But who exactly are these "brown people?
User avatar #230 to #213 - metaltheory
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Not many people here are actually racist here, if you ever visit you'll figure out pretty quickly that we don't give a **** what colour you are. EDL are racist cunts and some asian communities are racist cunts other than that, we don't generally give a ****.

#220 to #213 - anon id: 331e8e23
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Pakis, Indians, Arabs, basically anyone who isn't as white as a sheet.
User avatar #174 - klick
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...but i call everyone love.....
User avatar #126 - wacemindu
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
User avatar #110 to #104 - angelusprimus
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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
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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.

Say "Hello" not 'ELLO POPPET! 'AVIN A NICE LI'L Stroll DOWN THE OLD FROG AND TOAD, AH U?!
#94 - bonnierock
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#93 - Smidgit
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#45 - TheRealDesigner
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Im English and i read this in the voice of vinnie jones..
User avatar #37 - nuclearcomedy
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I'd say this would be common sense really, it's like people who want to go to Japan because all their fandom drives them to believe the **** that is in anime's is real life.
User avatar #134 to #37 - spankyy
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I feel like Japan would be a beautiful place to visit (assuming you went to the right places) but that it would be nothing like anime. Aside from some subtle things, like when characters in anime seem embarrassed about somewhat normal topics over here in the US. Things like talking about underwear, boys/girls, and sexuality. It seems like they would actually be very embarrassed to discuss things like that over there. Just kind of the whole conformist nature of the country. I know it's considered unsightly to do things like talk on your phone in a public place, and eat while you're walking around. Then again maybe that's just internet non-sense.
#33 - Muppetz
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I lived in Italy for about a month. Met people from all over Europe.
From what I can tell, people really dont give a **** about cultural mannerisms.
It pretty much boils down to if you try to be polite or at least not a total douche, people will accept you and appreciate the effort.

That said one of my favorite things was talking to them about said cultural differences.
Like, there were a few guys, from either the UK or Whales or something, I can't remember, and I was trying to explain to the the American tradition of tailgating before sports games.
While they tried to explain to me all the different words for random things.
It was fun. I liked Europe.
#77 to #33 - budokai
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Come back!!! Someone who can take a joke and not have preconceived expectations are welcome!!!
User avatar #12 - biomedic
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This made me laugh a lot OP, cheers. Made me realise how accurate this is to English attitudes to tourists.
User avatar #2 - sexymeme [OP]
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I think the lightbulb had a seizure...
#3 to #2 - DarkLogic
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User avatar #322 - Zydratejunkie
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I lived in the UK for 6 months, (and yes the UK, I went to Scotland, Wales, and N.Ireland too). I did not do any of these stupid things, do people actually do this?
User avatar #341 to #322 - mrsonicrainboom
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i live in wales, and honestly, iv had a few people move into my town from america and Slovakia and they really do, its actually quite funny to watch
User avatar #377 to #341 - Zydratejunkie
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Where in Wales do you live? Of all the places I went to, the North of Wales was one of my favourites.
User avatar #391 to #377 - mrsonicrainboom
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south i live in a pretty drug fueled area called tredegar down in the valleys
User avatar #394 to #391 - Zydratejunkie
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Ahhh, that's nearish to Abergavenny, and Brecon right? Because I really liked those towns too. All the pretty hills, all I could think whilst there was how badly I wanted to snowboard down them.
User avatar #395 to #394 - mrsonicrainboom
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haha nice, and yes those towns are very close, sadly we dont have much snow around here, even in the winter.
User avatar #396 to #395 - Zydratejunkie
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Yeah I know, it snowed in England ONCE while I was travelling, and it was whilst I was in Ireland. I'm not sure if it hit Wales too or not. But I would MAKE my own damn snow.
User avatar #397 to #396 - mrsonicrainboom
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haha nice
#246 - senglish
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I'll just follow gavin's lead.

Does anyone have a gif of him saying "I'm feeling lucky?"
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User avatar #150 to #149 - teranin
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Oh, whoops! LOL!
#101 - thatguyonthebus
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Stupid american tourists I genuinely heard this conversation the other day. "Such a pretty castle. shame they built right next to the train station."
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