We love our tea
It isn't a stereotype, we seriously revolve around tea and it is such a popular drink in pretty much every household and or outdoor eating/ drinking.
We are super moody regarding traffic
I think we get pretty heated with the traffic and aren't afraid to show it, we certainly are...impatient? :D
Saltiness is a definite attribute
Don't mix us with the TV brits, we are really salty and we are no-where near as polite as the acting you see on the TV ;p
We like to bake
Seems rather popular around the place, not everyone does it but it is something that is somewhat quite popular in my part of Britain so.
Our accent differs depending what part of England you go to
Some sound nice, some sound posh, some sound rough and so on.
We have a tendency to make a big deal about our royal family
Some of us are very enthusiastic and look up to the royal family with so much love but others are not all like this, depends on the area and person you see but it is a subject you should respect because you don't want to insult the royal family in front of a Brit ;p
We give to a large number of charities
Just my house alone contributes to 4 different charities, everyone I know contributes to some type of charity and it is just a thing we seem to do casually :)
We don't like it when people try to copy our accent
Please don't, it isn't good so just, don't.. ^_^
We don't like the American accent
Sorry, but we don't, with a passion...I mean, every single British person I have EVER seen and spoken with or overheard, none of them like the American accent, I'm sorry but we just don't.
There is a LOT of greenery in some areas
My area has a lot of greenery and it is literally woodland and fields with a small bit of road going on.
There is also some seriously shady areas
We aren't perfect, we do have rough areas and even I don't like to walk about in some areas in England because they are considered shady, dangerous etc.
We are probably the most likely to flock to a foreigner because we find them interesting
Every time a foreigner has turned up, everyone seems to immediately drop whatever subject they were on about and take interest in the person so that's a thing :)
DON'T ask us to say sentences just so that you can react to them
It feels awkward and unnecessary so why not just have a normal conversation with us?
Never assume we all talk the same or that we get along
There is actually quite a bit of friction between cities, each area has a different accent and behaviour. My area has a softer behaviour where you could trust each other to go in the others house to do something for the other while they are out, a place in London is not so likely to be that trusting.
The top ones known that are popular are
Each of these areas have a different type of voice and it makes it easy to tell where a person is from if you have experience with people from each area.
(I'm not from any of these areas, I keep that to myself when online)
We don't really have many rules regarding customs but these lower parts are some customs.
You can use knife and fork for almost anything and there are foods where hands are required but if you are unsure you can ask, we won't expect a foreigner to know all about our country.
Again, the greetings can be a wave, a hello or just any gesture that shows you acknowledge them really. a peace sign or whatever is fine.
Do's and don'ts:
If you come over, there are some things you shouldn't do,
Don't raise your middle finger and don't raise a reverse peace sign, these are both a type of swearing and even if you don't know, you may unintentionally get into a fight. If someone does it to you, don't be too surprised because some areas do it a lot.
It's a bit complicated, friends can do these gestures to each other in a fun and jokey way but if you do it to a stranger then you are essentially saying "F**k you" so yeah, but if you do it with friends then it means something more along the lines of "Shut up man!" but in a playful way.
You can do this, this one is okay and not rude, just don't do the ones above it.
There is also the rules where you are just expected to know them if you are English.
Don't sip from someone else's straw unless offered to
Don't eat off the same fork as someone else unless they are offering that fork or are close with you.
Don't double dip
Where someone places a food into a sauce/ dip, bites it then places the food into the dip again, don't do it, it's gross, you can dip once, bite then tear the bitten part if you wish to dip with the same food but don't dip the bitten part unless it is ONLY you who is using the dip
There are some other things but these are the main pointers you need to know ;)
@Hapinus about her country
@LadyJade007 about her country
@ENTP_EMO about his country
@disgustingweebtrash about his country
@Deathraider about his country :)
@omgjassy about her country ^_^
So yeah, each of you about your country please ^__^