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Old 03.06.2010, 07:24
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What makes us look English?

Following the successful and funny thread last week about looking Swiss, I'd love to hear from our Swiss and non-English friends on the forum about what it is that makes us look English (both appearance and behaviour)??

I'm sure we can all handle the blushing that will come from the inevitable compliments
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Old 03.06.2010, 07:36
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Re: What makes us look English?

at the airport and while travelling I identify the English by their deep-red sunburns...
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Old 03.06.2010, 07:37
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Re: What makes us look English?

I'm looking forward to reading the replies. After having lived here for (too) many years, I think I have that "swiss" look about me (except the bad hair cut ) so I'm looking for any tips to help me blend into the enviroment when I go back to live in the UK next month. Would anything Burberry be a good look?
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Old 03.06.2010, 07:47
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What makes us look English?

Your good looks
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Old 03.06.2010, 07:51
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Re: What makes us look English?

At this time of year in this world cup year? Got to be an England shirt with a bit of a beer belly - for the lads... and probably for the girls as well
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Old 03.06.2010, 08:14
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Re: What makes us look English?

Most people seem to recognise our bad teeth and filthy finger nails.
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Old 03.06.2010, 08:54
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Re: What makes us look English?

We are pink
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Old 03.06.2010, 09:00
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Re: What makes us look English?

Doesn't this just perpetuate stereotypes?
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Old 03.06.2010, 09:10
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Re: What makes us look English?

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Doesn't this just perpetuate stereotypes?
Yes.

Of course, when you open your mouth then they can tell...
Unless, for some insane reason, they think you are from ZA, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland , etc.
No, really, my wife has been asked if she is from Ireland. Umm, of course, this was in my home country, of the USA, but that is another topic, maybe several.
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Old 03.06.2010, 09:14
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Re: What makes us look English?

Aviator sunglasses...

Like an extended episode of Airwolf in London at the moment...
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Doesn't this just perpetuate stereotypes?
Wow, you're like so... deep and stuff, man. Or just boring, i'm having trouble deciding which.

It's a light-hearted thread.
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Old 03.06.2010, 09:19
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Following the successful and funny thread last week about looking Swiss, I'd love to hear from our Swiss and non-English friends on the forum about what it is that makes us look English (both appearance and behaviour)??

I'm sure we can all handle the blushing that will come from the inevitable compliments
When I was in France my French friend said you could always tell English women by the way their teeth were crooked and stick out. I was once with him and he pointed to two women sat near the entrance and he said "look, they are English". I said, "how do you know that?". He said, "look at their teeth". Sure enough, one of them could have eaten an apple through a tennis racquet. And then I heard them talking English.
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Old 03.06.2010, 09:23
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Re: What makes us look English?

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Wow, you're like so... deep and stuff, man. Or just boring, i'm having trouble deciding which.

It's a light-hearted thread.
Probably a bit of both, my kid's new favorite word is boring, and she says it to describe me a lot. She calls me Daddy - Boring
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Old 03.06.2010, 09:26
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Re: What makes us look English?

Muffin top?

Drunk?

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Old 03.06.2010, 09:39
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Re: What makes us look English?

Whilst the swiss are very organised and their society is based on a strict set of rules - the british are still the best at queuing.
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Is it maybe...the teeth?

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Old 03.06.2010, 09:59
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Re: What makes us look English?

Out of fashion over-sized glasses. Slightly shabbily dressed. Speaking quietly and laughing loudly - a lot. Men in shorts with shaved heads...
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Old 03.06.2010, 09:59
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Re: What makes us look English?

I'd like to quote comedian Bill Bailey who said of the English:

"I'm English and as such I crave disappointment, I actively seek it out..."

For a country whose highlights include the new spirit found huddling together in subway stations during the Blitz in 1940 and endless references to a soccer game won in 1966, by my reckoning that makes you, um.... Losers
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Old 03.06.2010, 10:02
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Is it maybe...the teeth?

Yes, definitely white skin and tanned teeth is an English (and Irish, Scottish and Welsh) look!
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by my reckoning that makes you, um.... Losers
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