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    (Original post by Welsh_insomniac)
    (S)he could be implying that all British accents are cool.
    Presumably they have yet to hear the Brummie accent.
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    (Original post by A5ko)
    Presumably they have yet to hear the Brummie accent.
    I love how Brummie and South African accents sound the same lol.
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    Very cool. :p:
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    (Original post by Dragonfly07)
    Omg I absolutely love the Caribbean and absolutely want to go there but I have no one to go with and my boyfriend thinks it's too dangerous (I don't think it is)

    But yeah I think it might depend where you are. My boyfriend is Welsh and I have a few British friends, but most of my friends are minorities. I find that many British people tend to assume that if you have a foreign accent then you're automatically stupid, or it could be my own misunderstanding of the culture? :dontknow: I do find that it tends to get worse the further south you go in England though.
    my boyfriend thinks it's too dangerous (I don't think it is)
    The Caribbean isn't "dangerous", especially not to tourists. There is a highly sensationalised way in which these stories are covered, which ignore the fact that hundreds of thousands of people visit each individual island yearly, and 99.9% have a totally crime free vacation. The problem is, the media loves to focus on the .1% and make things sound a lot worse than they really are.

    I find that many British people tend to assume that if you have a foreign accent then you're automatically stupid, or it could be my own misunderstanding of the culture? :dontknow: I do find that it tends to get worse the further south you go in England though
    Be friendly and people will be friendly to you. While this doesn't work every single time, it does for the vast majority of the time.

    I find that people who have a problem with British people generally don't travel around the "typical" British circles. As a result, they'll never get properly integrated! I went out lots, had a few laughs, and was willing to talk to anyone I came across.

    On a night out, when I told one of my friends that I was leaving, he pulled me aside and told me that he was a racist before, but meeting me had changed his opinion on black people.

    But seriously, if you're friendly, then chances are you'll find that people are nice to you as well.
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    (Original post by Guybrush Sheepgood)
    One of the most stupid questions I've ever seen on TSR
    you're back

    On topic: dunno
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    Um... Yeah?
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    (Original post by Dragonfly07)
    As a foreigner you'll find it much more difficult to befriend English people than most other western countries around the world (source: experience).
    I'm quite curious to know how English people are harder to befriend than most other other west countries. Not trying to be rude, just asking.
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    (Original post by MannyJayking)
    I've been studying in the UK for a couple of months now and I am yet to have a British friend. I just wanna know your opinions on this?

    Im gonna say you don't have much social experience.?
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    (Original post by Snagprophet)
    I love how Brummie and South African accents sound the same lol.
    good one.
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    (Original post by Future African game vet)
    where are you from originally?
    I'm a Nigerian, currently doing a university preparation programme. I got many friends from Europe, South America and Asia, I don't know if Brits are also friendly. >>
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    The fact that "cool" is subjective is the least of your problems here...
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    Do people on TSR ever shut up about race/ethnicity?
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    (Original post by dgeorge)
    The Caribbean isn't "dangerous", especially not to tourists. There is a highly sensationalised way in which these stories are covered, which ignore the fact that hundreds of thousands of people visit each individual island yearly, and 99.9% have a totally crime free vacation. The problem is, the media loves to focus on the .1% and make things sound a lot worse than they really are.



    Be friendly and people will be friendly to you. While this doesn't work every single time, it does for the vast majority of the time.

    I find that people who have a problem with British people generally don't travel around the "typical" British circles. As a result, they'll never get properly integrated! I went out lots, had a few laughs, and was willing to talk to anyone I came across.

    On a night out, when I told one of my friends that I was leaving, he pulled me aside and told me that he was a racist before, but meeting me had changed his opinion on black people.

    But seriously, if you're friendly, then chances are you'll find that people are nice to you as well.
    oh... I see. A lot of lessons here for me to learn from :danceboy:
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    Most "cool" people in England come off as pretentious or cocky to me, and I'm a white Brit girl.
    'Tis rare.
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    (Original post by chocolate buttons)
    Most "cool" people in England come off as pretentious or cocky to me, and I'm a white Brit girl.
    'Tis rare.
    oh.... here comes on genuine person! :badger:
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    Never been to the UK but as most of my online friends are British and I've been posting on this forum for 3 ****ing years, I'd say you're a fairly nice lot. Still hoping to find me a Geordie bird one day... :moon:
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    (Original post by dgeorge)
    Actually, I never had a problem with making friends with Brits...
    Seconded, except with a 19 year old and 2 50 year olds

    (Original post by Dragonfly07)
    As a foreigner you'll find it much more difficult to befriend English people than most other western countries around the world (source: experience).
    (Original post by Dragonfly07)
    Omg I absolutely love the Caribbean and absolutely want to go there but I have no one to go with and my boyfriend thinks it's too dangerous (I don't think it is)

    But yeah I think it might depend where you are. My boyfriend is Welsh and I have a few British friends, but most of my friends are minorities. I find that many British people tend to assume that if you have a foreign accent then you're automatically stupid, or it could be my own misunderstanding of the culture? :dontknow: I do find that it tends to get worse the further south you go in England though.
    I live in an incredibly typical, posh area of the South and I've found the opposite! Both my parents and my cousin have been welcomed into new groups quite easily. They have quite "british" senses of humour though, and they socialise loads, which means they have quite big circles.(My parents in a dinner party sense, my cousin in a house-party-instead-of-dissertation sense...)

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    (Original post by Mr. Tizzy XII)
    Because every "Brit" has the same accent? :curious:
    No, but as a foreigner I find British accents rather sympathetic more so than any American accents. You might see apparent distinctions between different regional British accents while many foreigners don't.
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    Other than the chavs, the snobs and the annoying scene kids who go around saying random things because they think it's cool, usually.
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    (Original post by Dragonfly07)
    Omg I absolutely love the Caribbean and absolutely want to go there but I have no one to go with and my boyfriend thinks it's too dangerous (I don't think it is)

    But yeah I think it might depend where you are. My boyfriend is Welsh and I have a few British friends, but most of my friends are minorities. I find that many British people tend to assume that if you have a foreign accent then you're automatically stupid, or it could be my own misunderstanding of the culture? :dontknow: I do find that it tends to get worse the further south you go in England though.
    Some places can be dangerous, but every country around the world is a little bit dangerous. I'm not FROM the Caribbean, but my Grandparents were from Trinidad and Tobago, and it is lovely there. I've only been there a few times but it's amazing there and safe as far as I've seen. My Grandad always missed living there, he would always go on about it. (My Grandma came over here to be a nurse) The food is good, it's warm, the people are friendly, so I think if you can convince your boyfriend that it's safe, then that's where you should start off!


    And OP, in answer to your question, being White really has nothing to do with it. :L It's a silly question, really. Some are "cool", some are not. Although I understand that Britain can be seen as an unfriendly place, particularly on the tube in London.
 
 
 
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