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    How do you like the people in the UK

    How do you like the people in the UK? I have a lot of UK friends and have dated some UK men too and they were really really nice most of the time. They're intelligent and handsome and just lovely people. I have a feeling that most UK people are like this. I guess it has something to do with their culture. I love the idea of Prince William and Kate.
    When I hear of prince and princess, its just so romantic. I would want to meet them if I could. I want to meet the royal family. I was just wondering about the general attitudes of the people in UK. How are they like? Are they happy and nice most of the time or uptight like New Yorkers? What do you have to avoid doing when you're around them? What do they consider rude in the UK? Are people there similar to people in the US? What it's like from a tourist point of view?

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    Re: How do you like the people in the UK

    I'll be honest: the people in the UK are a very mixed bag, and while I love Britain, I do think people romanticise it far too much. This is one of the pet peeves of the British people in general. Practically everywhere in the country has a large amount of "chavs" - I don't know how to put it politely, but let's just say the word is rumoured to stand for "Council House Associated Vermin". Chavs are generally rude and behave in a totally undignfied way, and quite often live of Government money because they can't be bothered working. They also tend to dress a certain way, with lots of sports gear and gold. While some are nice enough, a lot will be abusive to anyone, tourist or not. In fact, tourists might even have it worse as racism is more rife among these crowds of people. Just YouTube Jermey Kyle and you will understand.

    Chavs aside, most people are friendly, but in a very different way from people in the US - we're very polite and like to keep a "stiff upper lip", so while we'll be kind and welcoming, and like to chat and smile, that will be the extent of it. We're not big on obvious shows of affection. To give you an example, I went to train for a job recently and we were shown some videos about the company's ethos. It was an American based company, and the woman who trained us gave us a disclaimer at the end: "This is an American company, so it seems very over the top and cheesy. Don't worry. You won't need to hug or high-five anyone in the corridors." So yeah, we're a nice bunch, but don't expect us to show our warmth and affection in the same manner as the Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cefmac View Post
    So yeah, we're a nice bunch, but don't expect us to show our warmth and affection in the same manner as the Americans.
    I just kind of find this funny because I have taken both Spanish and French now, and in both classes i was told how Americans tend to need more personal space and etc. than many other countries (with the exception of the hugging thing that I'm told Europeans do not like).

    It's good to know that we aren't the stiffest people in this area

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    They have a completely different dating culture.

    I spent a year studying in the UK and I always sort of laugh at the romantic notions of the charming Englishmen. The thing to remember is that it's a completely different dating culture. It wasn't even a week into the start of the academic year when I heard lots of English girls say that they were just expecting their boyfriends to cheat on them because that's what happens when you go off to University. Granted, if that's the way it is most of the time, and they're used to it and okay with it, then it's fine. However, it can be very difficult for an American to get used to and assimilate to English dating norms. That was the part I had the most trouble with. I loved almost every other aspect of the culture, and the people were generally phenomenal. It was just that when it came to relationships I didn't always see eye to eye with them just because we grew up in different environments and cultures, so we had different opinions on whats okay in the dating world and what's not.

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    cefmac has pretty much nailed it when describing us Brits (by the way I thought Chav stood for Council Housed And Violent?). We are an island race that hasn't been invaded to often and that lends itself to a certain degree of suspicion when it comes to 'foreigners' manifest by aloofness. It takes a lot to know us well but on the whole we are a pretty polite and loyal bunch. The more effort you make with us then the more friendly we are even if it takes along time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheroad View Post
    cefmac has pretty much nailed it when describing us Brits (by the way I thought Chav stood for Council Housed And Violent?). We are an island race that hasn't been invaded to often and that lends itself to a certain degree of suspicion when it comes to 'foreigners' manifest by aloofness. It takes a lot to know us well but on the whole we are a pretty polite and loyal bunch. The more effort you make with us then the more friendly we are even if it takes along time.
    Well, there are many things "chav" is said to stand for, there's no right or wrong. I'm Scottish so I wouldn't really know as it's not a commonly used term up here - we have neds instead, supposedly "non-educated delinquents"!

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    I find the people there very interesting. I was there for about a year and I had very contrasting experience. They are very caring and concerned to pregnant ladies - I was expecting at the time. Everyone is out to help you with everything and I found that very encouraging. The strange thing is how nobody talks to anyone on the tube - in the morning, everyone is reading a newspaper, and in the evening they are all reading magazines! I found that very odd indeed.

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    Re: How do you like the people in the UK

    We are a mixed bunch in the UK, some friendly and helpful, some unpleasant in every way - just like every other country on the planet. You really need to travel about and talk to people to find out what they are like. And there is such a diverse range of people in the United Kingdom. The Southern English are quite different to the Scots who are not the same as the Northern English, and then there are the Northern Irish who are different again. What every you find it is not because we live in the UK that we are what we are, it's because we are people, and people are basically the same the world over,

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    Re: How do you like the people in the UK

    I agree with everything Cefmac said, he nailed it quite well. My best friend is british, he's a nice & smart guy, but he's not that good showing his affection. Sometimes it can be a bit confusing for me. Wish he was more open and expressive with his feelings. So far I think brits are nice people They might not be the most expressive, but they're definitely more social & friendly than most scandinavians I've met. Brits are a nice bunch in my opinion.
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    Re: How do you like the people in the UK

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    Re: How do you like the people in the UK

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    Re: How do you like the people in the UK

    We are a mixed bunch in the UK, some friendly and helpful, some unpleasant in every way.

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    Re: How do you like the people in the UK

    Most of them are extramely friendly, however big cities attracts a lot of douchebag's and it happend to me that I met some really toxic personalities. However I still have a pretty good opinion about the comunity there

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    Re: How do you like the people in the UK

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    Re: How do you like the people in the UK

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    Re: How do you like the people in the UK

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