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I dont know why they say Brits It should really be "Adolescents abroad on binge trips" (regardless of nationality) or am I off the mark here on this topic
From what I have seen, it does seem that the Brits stand out in some places ( eg: the weekend stag party trips to europen centres). Also, "adolescents," hhhmmm, at what age are men no longer adolescent?
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From what I have seen, it does seem that the Brits stand out in some places ( eg: the weekend stag party trips to europen centres). Also, "adolescents," hhhmmm, at what age are men no longer adolescent?
Could this be that the use of English makes them more noticeable and understandable to the observing public? What with English being the world language.

Possibly even a cultural development thing too. I mean, only now are you seeing the shift in deemed anti social behaviour here in Switzerland. For example, the Swiss stag do antics may have included:

- crossing the road on a red
- singing in public beyond 10pm on the street
- jumping in the lake....drunk

Now the rules per se are more readily broken and the youth more free spirited. I even saw some Swiss child with feet on seats the other day
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From what I have seen, it does seem that the Brits stand out in some places ( eg: the weekend stag party trips to europen centres). Also, "adolescents," hhhmmm, at what age are men no longer adolescent?
There is no doubt that many or rather too many British tourists abroad behave badly and get too drunk. I am just wondering whether this really is the business of a British Foreign Minister.

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Could this be that the use of English makes them more noticeable and understandable to the observing public? What with English being the world language.

Possibly even a cultural development thing too. I mean, only now are you seeing the shift in deemed anti social behaviour here in Switzerland. For example, the Swiss stag do antics may have included:

- crossing the road on a red
- singing in public beyond 10pm on the street
- jumping in the lake....drunk

Now the rules per se are more readily broken and the youth more free spirited. I even saw some Swiss child with feet on seats the other day
A) crossing the road during the red light is as old as Methusalem
B) singing in public on the street at night also is not really new
C) jumping in the lake NOW would be suicidal but in summer why not, even if drunk

so, let Mr Hague come over here for a few days on a private visit. He might join Mr Burkhalter, the Federal Foreign Minister and enjoy some gulps of Neuchâtel wines

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Brits on Holliday.... I could write a book about it and I have been less than a year in this touristic city.

I could also write a book about the Americans, the French, etc... They are mostly all the same with some specifics differences.

The tourist season is open, does it mean I can shoot them?
I think the book would do well as not much has been written about the specific differences.
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. . . Mind you any of you who have been to central Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham or indeed my local Leicester and Nottigham, will know exactly what I mean, I'm sure.
Ohhhh yes - and I should know, being a Nottinghamian. You are right, it`s all a sad part of our Yoof culture/group, binge drinking social scene.
For sure other nationalities are just as loud/yobbish/annoying when in a drunken group - but add to that, the pissing/puking/violence and pure mindless vandalism . . then you do get what I am ashamed to say is often seen with Brits abroad - as said before though, this is almost exclusively holidaymakers and not ex-pats.
Going back on topic to the original post - I would bet that most embassies (from many countries) receive similar mindless requests from bewildered tourists
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I think the book would do well as not much has been written about the specific differences.
Well, I'll tell you the secret about the specific differences:

The language and the country they are from.

I know, impressive eh?
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