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what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA (10)

Mar 26, 2008 4:44 AM CST what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA
gillyloves69
gillyloves69gillyloves69london, Greater London, England UK1,915 Threads 12 Polls 10,261 Posts
tell the truth now !...don't be shy ! .whats the difference between our two cultures attitudes hospitalities and lifestyles ?


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what cities counties or states have you visited ?...what made you decide to visit ?...and what did you really think of the place ?

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May 10, 2008 5:42 AM CST what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA
bebbe
bebbebebbecirencester, Gloucestershire, England UK20 Posts
I work with Americans and have been to the States many times......they really like the British accent,our country and 'us' in general. They find more of a negative attitude towards them here than the other way round & i must say i've heard/seen it. I think that they're just people like us with good & bad of both.Their manners are generally better than ours although but again you get good/bad with either. When i visited North Carolina i did get asked by 2 different people 'was i British or Australian!?? DOH!!
gillyloves69: tell the truth now !...don't be shy ! .whats the difference between our two cultures attitudes hospitalities and lifestyles ?

what cities counties or states have you visited ?...what made you decide to visit ?...and what did you really think of the place ?
May 10, 2008 7:01 PM CST what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA
Heathrowsteve
HeathrowsteveHeathrowsteveWest Drayton, Greater London, England UK8 Threads 117 Posts
bebbe: I work with Americans and have been to the States many times......they really like the British accent,our country and 'us' in general. They find more of a negative attitude towards them here than the other way round & i must say i've heard/seen it. I think that they're just people like us with good & bad of both.Their manners are generally better than ours although but again you get good/bad with either. When i visited North Carolina i did get asked by 2 different people 'was i British or Australian!?? DOH!!


I had the same thing when I was in New Hampshire.......people asking me if I was Australian. Our accent is more defined than aussies so I found that a bit funny....unless they have never watched Neighbours or Prisoner in cell block H.

Generally they seem to have more manners and are usually more polite on a day to day basis. Trouble is, they have terrible eating habits and my friends there, Karole and Peter could eat me under the table. America is a country with 4 million obese people and with the company I kept out there it's not hard to understand why.

Not sure if I could live there as I am used to my Britishness so to speak but I wouldn't dismiss the idea entirely. It has been great though every time i've been out there, so a big thumbs up from me.
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May 10, 2008 7:52 PM CST what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA
baileysqueen
baileysqueenbaileysqueenkingston upon thames, Greater London, England UK17 Threads 1,205 Posts
yep i have a mate in america who won't come over here cause she thinks the whole world hates americans!
Jun 23, 2008 5:03 AM CST what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA
anglophile
anglophileanglophileChattown, Washington USA5 Threads 974 Posts
gillyloves69: tell the truth now !...don't be shy ! .whats the difference between our two cultures attitudes hospitalities and lifestyles ?

what cities counties or states have you visited ?...what made you decide to visit ?...and what did you really think of the place ?


When I was in England before, I was all over.

I LOVE England. I think it is such a beautiful country. The architecture is absolutely amazing and the countryside is breathtaking. Plus, giggle, the accent just really sends me.love

The concept of the royal family is so romantic but Im sure it is a bummer to have to pay extra taxes to support them.

The British are so charming though some can be brutually honest. What I love are the old world manners but they are not chauvanistic about it. Here American men who have old fashion manners tend to be chauvanists.

I'm going back to England next month for vacation and I can hardly wait. When I was married I wanted to spend my honeymoon in England but we ended up in Hawaii instead. oh well. Maybe my next marriage.

To the British! teddybear
Jun 23, 2008 5:07 AM CST what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA
YorkshireFella
YorkshireFellaYorkshireFellaDoncaster, South Yorkshire, England UK1 Threads 364 Posts
anglophile: When I was in England before, I was all over.

I LOVE England. I think it is such a beautiful country. The architecture is absolutely amazing and the countryside is breathtaking. Plus, giggle, the accent just really sends me.

The concept of the royal family is so romantic but Im sure it is a bummer to have to pay extra taxes to support them.

The British are so charming though some can be brutually honest. What I love are the old world manners but they are not chauvanistic about it. Here American men who have old fashion manners tend to be chauvanists.

I'm going back to England next month for vacation and I can hardly wait. When I was married I wanted to spend my honeymoon in England but we ended up in Hawaii instead. oh well. Maybe my next marriage.

To the British!


Nothing wrong with us Brits! Well some of us anyway laugh

Each to their own,everyone has different preferences on what they like to do/go etc................

Cool Britannia! dancing
Jul 5, 2008 11:15 PM CST what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA
Astrild
AstrildAstrildWooster, Ohio USA45 Posts
Thought I'd check this out. I hope to visit UK later this year . I plan on adoring everything, totally, completely. A friend who visited a while back said you Brits are trying to abolish all the things you're known for; hereditary titles, foxhunting, The Queen. I'm hoping she is mistaken. I love you just as you are.
I am a little worried about anti- American sentiment. Over here comedians tell Americans to pretend they're Canadians if they want to get on in Europe. At the very least, we're considered provincial for only speaking English. Doesn't anyone look at the globe? It's a huge country over here. We have to go much further to practice another language. No fair!
Jul 7, 2008 5:27 PM CST what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
Astrild: Thought I'd check this out. I hope to visit UK later this year . I plan on adoring everything, totally, completely. A friend who visited a while back said you Brits are trying to abolish all the things you're known for; hereditary titles, foxhunting, The Queen. I'm hoping she is mistaken. I love you just as you are.
I am a little worried about anti- American sentiment. Over here comedians tell Americans to pretend they're Canadians if they want to get on in Europe. At the very least, we're considered provincial for only speaking English. Doesn't anyone look at the globe? It's a huge country over here. We have to go much further to practice another language. No fair!
I'm glad foxhunting is banned. I don't like it professor
Jul 8, 2008 4:55 PM CST what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA
chriss
chrisschrissst.helens, Merseyside, England UK153 Threads 21 Polls 8,180 Posts
knowswhentofold saiys that she likes big tall guys like chriss hehehehe but she would question all the bluddy rain that we have here,

she thinks that everyone in my town up to now is moor friendlyer than were she lives,

im off to gwyns house in december so i dont know much about american culter yet, and knowswhentofold is with me till aug the 6th and she would of spent a month and half with me so she will defo know about english cultcher b4 she goes homegrin
gillyloves69: tell the truth now !...don't be shy ! .whats the difference between our two cultures attitudes hospitalities and lifestyles ?

what cities counties or states have you visited ?...what made you decide to visit ?...and what did you really think of the place ?
Jul 8, 2008 5:53 PM CST what do americans like/dislike about visiting the united kingdom & the british about visiting USA
knowswhentofold
knowswhentofoldknowswhentofoldNorristown, Pennsylvania USA29 Threads 2,634 Posts
chriss: knowswhentofold saiys that she likes big tall guys like chriss hehehehe but she would question all the bluddy rain that we have here,

she thinks that everyone in my town up to now is moor friendlyer than were she lives,

im off to gwyns house in december so i dont know much about american culter yet, and knowswhentofold is with me till aug the 6th and she would of spent a month and half with me so she will defo know about english cultcher b4 she goes home


the question is....after a month and a half...will I like it enough to ever return??!!?!? hahaha laugh tongue

just teasing...but I'm buying stock in rain gear!!
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