britian has long had a reptuation for loutish behavior on holiday,
What do you mean "on holiday"?
"We?" - I'm not in any way associated with the underclass louts who destroy European cities, we simply happen to share a passport.
I'm with Lib North (sorry, Libertin du Nord) on this one.
But I do think that "Brits" on holiday have earned themselves an unfavorable reputation. And from what I have seen, a lot of them deserve it. Indeed, some people only go on holiday to binge drink, club and get a unhealthily dark tan. But some of us are very well behaved =)
Yes, the British do need to behave better on holiday. "They" (I'm not saying "we" because I don't consider myself part of this minority who behave like louts as if they have never seen a bar before) need to definitely work on their behaviour abroad and help re-evaluate the reputation of this country. In fact, many need to behave better in this country too, not just out of it.
Bratislava was a ****ing hell hole anyway, I’m glad I got trashed. That said, pissing on a restaurant wall resulted in us getting chased by its gangster owners in Porchse jeeps, my brother getting a gun to his head, and our taxi on the way back to the airport getting rammed off the road. All we did was piss on his restaurant wall. The armed police patrolling the streets watched him point the gun to my brothers head too. Perhaps if we were more sober we wouldn’t have risked our lives.
Just shows you joining the EU means ****, Slovakia is still the Wild East.
If someone pissed on my restaurant wall i would want the right to hold a gun to their head while they cleaned it off. Drunk or not surely people know not to piss on peoples property its disgusting.
But back on topic i think when the Brits go abroad its not seen as 'real' life, its a break from the grey wet boring British summer so lets drink lots i say why not.....although in my view drunk or not you should be able to control yourself, if you cant then its more than just drink that makes people act like an arse
Urgh drunken louts. It's what you see on those TV shows all the time.
Some people have no dignity or self-respect and make their country look bad.
lol ^^, ITA.
in response to the q posed in the title posed by this thread - yes!! it is so easy to point out brits abroad before hearing them speak, just by looking at how they behave, it's so embarassing!
Completely agree with Mr. Libertin. All this "we" stuff is just communitarian propaganda. It is not "the British" who engage in this kind of thuggish stupidity while abroad, it is individual people.
I did see a documentary (or something approximating that genre) a while back about football hooliganism at the World Cup in Germany last year. To be honest, if you spend your money flying out to Germany only to spend it in a jail cell, that's your money you've wasted, not mine. It must suck to have your city taken over by louts.
Perhaps if schools taught foreign languages with some degree of adequacy in this country, then the desire by certain people in this country to act like complete and total tits while on holiday may decrease somewhat.