To all the kind people on this forum,
Thanks for your polite conversation, and thanks so much for those who answered the question of this thread. I wish I could write each one, but I really have to go. I spent too much time as it is.
I am still interested in going to the UK, particularly Northern Ireland, to study for a short period. I would like to see how it is. I would also LOVE to study Gaelic!!!
It is true that oftentimes, some people are more rude anonymously online than others are in real life. For those who are offensive and call me troll and so on, I forgive you. I won't cruel and mean to you however, and I have just decided to no longer respond to anyone who is rude.
Last edited by Christianlady; 03-07-2012 at 19:42.
I would suggest, if you come to England, travel round the North West, North East, and South West. Londoners are generally horrible people, they hate anyone who isn't from London, and even then, North Londoners hate the East end, and west Londoners hate the south Londones. And, like the US, there is a big North/South Divide, despite the fact ours is completely geographical and yours is more concerned with Landlocked "Bible belt" states against the North East states, or university states, and the Western sea Boards (Cali, Oregon, Washington), so I suppose the N/S divide over here is strictly geographical AND cultural whereas in the US it is just the Culture, since it isn't really north vs south at all.
If you want to go to any countryside areas the best place, in my opinion, is in the County Of Cumbria in the Lake District, as well as Yorkshire and the Pennines within it.
As for the rest, well, I would say the "south" or home counties (between London and the midlands) are very much like N.East states in the US, New England, Conneticut and the like.
Avoid Birmingham and South Yorkshire as much as possible (its OK guys, I'm from Yorkshire I can say that) they are our version of Detroit and Philly. If you enjoy seeing abandoned warehouses, mills, manufacturing plants, a generally "grey" feel, then I suppose it is the place for you haha.
Last edited by prog2djent; 03-07-2012 at 20:00.
Nah, Cynicism is deeply embedded in the North, elitism and snobbery are embedded in London, which I suppose, in some way, overlaps.
(Original post by Veni Vidi Fugi)
We're not actively unfriendly in London and the South. There's just a culture of apathy and a certain level of being reserved. It would be best to not think of yourself as an American and instead consider yourself as a student. Literally nobody cares about the War of Independence, by the way. Oh, and cynicism is deeply embedded in the culture, too.
Last edited by prog2djent; 03-07-2012 at 20:02.
Tbh I don't think being American is the reason people won't like you.
Last edited by Linzikins; 03-07-2012 at 20:10.