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Old 04.06.2010, 21:09
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Re: What makes us look English?

I thought we had established that it was bad skin and nits...
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Old 04.06.2010, 21:23
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Re: What makes us look English?

If you see anyone drinking tea with one of those triangular/pyramidic sort of tea bags - they are most likely English....
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Old 04.06.2010, 21:36
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Re: What makes us look English?

The ones:
  • Carrying the baked beans.
  • Making strange faces while eating something with garlic.
  • With the tea-stained teeth.
  • With glassy eyes staring into nothingness surrounded by empty bottles.
  • That have the loud and chubby companion watching with envy their Italian peers asking themselves "what do those guys have that we don't?".
  • That consider still a colonial duty to carry their flag everywhere.
  • With the weird-looking parents.
  • That isolate themselves into a tightly packed group. Gays being the exception.
  • With the officially cool party shirt.
  • That can only judge if a restaurant and its food are good by the Michelin stars.
  • With whom you can still have great conversations.
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Old 06.06.2010, 09:58
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Re: What makes us look English?

apparently worst-dressed backpackers are brits.....full story
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Old 06.06.2010, 10:12
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In the late 1970s somebody from the US Embassy in London told me that new arrivals with British ancestry who embraced genealogy and looked up distant relatives were sometimes dismayed by what they found: badly educated, uncultured slobs with bad teeth, locked into a working-class mentality.

I suspect that things have changed since the 1970s, and also that new educational opportunities -- and easy rewards for scientific and (to a lesser extent) entrepreneurial expertise, and (until recently) assured gains in real property -- changed things.

The 1970s were a time when Americans were identifiable, especially in Italy, by their shoes. Globalisation (in orthodontia as well as footwear) and educational changes (for better and for worse) have changed things since.
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badly educated, uncultured slobs with bad teeth, locked into a working-class mentality...

I suspect that things have changed since the 1970s
Not where I come from, they haven't.
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Re: What makes us look English?

I dont think we look English, I think we act English. Most of us have good manners, are polite and keep ourselves to ourselves. We try very hard to fit in and dont demand that countries changes things to suit us. We are not perfect and dont want to be.
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The way you always dress as Appenzellers

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Old 06.06.2010, 11:51
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The ones:
  • Carrying the baked beans.
  • Making strange faces while eating something with garlic.
  • With the tea-stained teeth.
  • With glassy eyes staring into nothingness surrounded by empty bottles.
  • That have the loud and chubby companion watching with envy their Italian peers asking themselves "what do those guys have that we don't?".
  • That consider still a colonial duty to carry their flag everywhere.
  • With the weird-looking parents.
  • That isolate themselves into a tightly packed group. Gays being the exception.
  • With the officially cool party shirt.
  • That can only judge if a restaurant and its food are good by the Michelin stars.
  • With whom you can still have great conversations.
These bullet points seem to be quite accurate... tho, one quesiton to your guys( brits i mean). How come these English we met from work, are so different? I mean, they were all dressed smart. And Brits seem to be quite knowlegable comparing to Swiss here
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Re: What makes us look English?

My son.in-law tells me that English people in a restaurant are very easy to identify - they always sprinkle salt over their food before they've even tasted it!
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Old 07.06.2010, 11:49
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I was in Barcelona last weekend for Primavera Festival. Curiously enough, I was telling my festival partner that I was 10/10 on picking out Brits. Pasty, poorly dressed, and just downright nerdy.
Ah but how many did you miss?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/f...Week-2010.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/h...-Santiago.html

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Re: What makes us look English?

We look a bit square, fairly reserved and all wear Next clothes.
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Old 30.03.2011, 21:26
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Re: What makes us look English?

Even those of English descent from the "colonies" definitely look English.
It seems to be a dominant genetic trait
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Re: What makes us look English?

OK - enough self-flagellation how about the following slightly more 'prime' examples of Englishness.









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