Looking at ...England

Szabo Gabor By Szabo Gabor, 8th Feb 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1qsinw5v/
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What do you think about England and English people? There are lots of stereotypes, but are they really true?

Weather and food

There are ideas about England and the English which are just not true. England does not stop for afternoon tea every day, although the English do drink a lot of the liquid (hot, with milk) and although the weather is very changeable, it doesn't rain all the time!

Also, there's lots of good food in England. No, really! In the major cities you'll be spoilt for choice, with the cuisine of almost every nationality on offer. Indian food is a particular favourite of the English. To find proper English food, try eating in a traditional pub.


The famous English politeness is everywhere. The English use 'Please', 'Thank you and 'Sorry' more than most nationalities. For example, if you step on someone's foot, they'll probably say 'Sorry' to you! If you make a complaint, it's also usual to begin with 'Sorry' as in: I’m sorry, but this soup is cold.'

You may think it strange on the London Underground that people don't talk to each other, even when crowded together in the rush hour. Silence is usual as people read their books or newspapers. That doesn't mean English people are unfriendly. It just means you might have to get to know them first!


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I like reading, writing and sharing interesting articles. My favourite topics: environment, animals, plants, science, technology, useful tips and mysteries. Now I’m learning natural science at the university.

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author avatar sgkeat
8th Feb 2011 (#)

I recall London weather is always gloomy, but people are warm.

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author avatar Retired
9th Feb 2011 (#)

well done and interesting.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
11th Feb 2011 (#)

We adore them, Thanks for a good read.

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