England. .. Brits think they got it bad? I think it's nothing compared to anime&manga fans going to Japan and making complete fools of themselves. England Brits think they got it bad? I it's nothing compared to anime&manga fans going Japan and making complete fools of themselves
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#51 - kingbulbasaur
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Pretty sure this isn't the OP, but you guys sure have some nice ******* architecture. That's the main reason I'd like to visit England.
Pretty sure this isn't the OP, but you guys sure have some nice ******* architecture. That's the main reason I'd like to visit England.
#71 to #51 - viscerys
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(07/10/2013) [-]
The centres of old cities tend to be nicest.
#62 to #51 - vladmir
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(07/10/2013) [-]
That all depends on where you go...
#226 to #62 - pharoahemonch
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I see your slum and raise you central Oxford
#369 to #226 - snowshark
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Cambridge master race.
#9 - cammacool
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#30 to #9 - paradenoire
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(07/10/2013) [-]
i love Jeremy Kyle, He's so real and so blunt. Doesn't take any of his guests' ****. Best damn reality talk show ever. BTW I'm Canadian, the closest i've gotten to pretending to be British is playing as Cogsworth in a production of Beauty And The Beast. Even then I knew I was totally off base with the accent. Have a good day, eh?
#32 to #30 - broorb
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Jeremy Kyle can be a complete wanker, to be frank. Sure some of the folk he's talking to need a beating, but his job isn't to help people, it's to pander to the audience's cheers. he doesn't really give a ****, he hates everyone on his show, and he just wants to make money for yelling at people who have no hope of changing
#64 to #9 - budva
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(07/10/2013) [-]
No that's a small minority you dumb little cunt.
#65 to #9 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
>Majority of Britain
>Britain
I've seen a total 2 Scottish couples on it, never seen a N.Irish and never seen a Welsh. Everyone on Jeremy Kyle is from Manchester or Liverpool.

Also, you're the kind of cunt everyone hates. The post is about England, and then you start going on about Britain. You're just as annoying as the foreigners that think the whole of Britain is England.
#92 to #9 - Smidgit
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(07/10/2013) [-]
my friends and I went to watch that in Manchester
it was a veritable cacophony of bad teeth and tracksuits and everything wonderful about daytime TV
#58 to #9 - silveravatar
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(07/10/2013) [-]
If the majority of England are like the wankers from Jeremy Kyle's program, then the majority of americans would be like the douchebags from Jersey shore.
#10 to #9 - mouthwash
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(07/10/2013) [-]
For ****** sake, do you want everyone to hate us?
#70 to #10 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
too late.
#11 to #10 - cammacool
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(07/10/2013) [-]
if you think about it if they didn't know what we were really like and they came over here.. they would hate us anyway right? i mean if they don't see the worse we have to offer they will expect more of us. and as a country we are renowned for not living up to expectations
#100 - saintkarlos
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(07/10/2013) [-]
mfw im welsh... Englands just butt hurt because we have dragons
#157 to #100 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
except you don't have dragons
#412 to #100 - anon
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(07/23/2013) [-]
Don't forget we annexed you. You weren't even part of the UK really, as it was the union of the kingdom of England and the kingdom of Scotland. No kindom of wales, because england absolutely dominated it a few hundred years before that.
#413 to #412 - saintkarlos
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(07/23/2013) [-]
YOU DID IT? how could you man, i thought we were friends?
#151 to #100 - darknemisis
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Don't forget the Welsh Cakes!
#210 to #151 - mymiddleleg
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Welsh Cakes are the best
#116 to #100 - dzubelyudee
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(07/10/2013) [-]
And much better-looking sheep.
#177 to #116 - umppis
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(07/10/2013) [-]
wouldnt that make the sheep butthurt and not the english?
#122 to #116 - gandalfthered
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(07/10/2013) [-]
#46 - ruebezahl
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Brits think they got it bad? I think it's nothing compared to anime&manga fans going to Japan and making complete fools of themselves.
#121 to #46 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
it fun to watch
#203 to #46 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
They don't even need to go to Japan to do that. They make fools of themselves, pretty much wherever they go
#132 to #46 - spankyy
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I want to visit Japan because of how beautiful it looks in anime but I feel i'll be disappointed :S

I suppose I am a minority though? I have been actually looking into their culture and how to act in public so I don't make an ass of myself. I have to say it's gonna be hard. Seems things that make you stick out in public are kind of a no-no in Japan. Where as in America, making an ass of yourself is a natural pastime. Also, the no tipping thing will really feel unusual. I feel wrong if I don't leave a tip for a waiter/waitress here. Over there it's considered rude apparently :S
#159 to #132 - ruebezahl
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(07/10/2013) [-]
It depends which anime you watch. I have been in areas of Japan where I felt that they looked exactly like something out of a Miyazaki movie. The nature in Japan IS extremely beautiful. And the "traditional" areas (e.g. the temples) look quite exactly like what most people would imagine. On the other hand, some anime doesn't look like Japan at all. And for example for "Howl's Moving Castle", Miyazaki copied the cityscape of Colmar in France.

From a cultural point of view, it can be quite difficult. Japan is a very ritualistic country with a lot of (unwritten) rules. And as there are not a lot of foreigners in Japan, many things that are normal to foreigners might seem exceedingly strange to Japanese. On the other hand, I have found the average Japanese to be immensely forgiving of foreigners' mistakes. I have been told for example that Japanese don't really expect foreigners to be experts with chopsticks (though you still shouldn't expect to get a fork or a spoon in a restaurant in Japan, unless it's for soup or curry).

Just don't expect anyone to speak English. Yes, most younger Japanese do speak English, but they feel it is less rude to pretend that they don't speak English than to try and fail at helping you. To most westerners, it would be the other way around. Japanese are inherently helpful (an old security guard once left his post in front of a department store for me to show me the way to the Sony Tower in Osaka, probably risking his job), but they prefer not helping at all over doing a half-assed job.

And yes, don't try to tip. It would be very insulting. People in Japan are generally proud of their jobs, even if it is a menial, stupid or pointless job. Tipping seems to invalidate this pride.

TL;DR: Go to Japan. You will not regret it. I still consider it a real adventure. And I would recommend Kyoto, as it is a very traditional city.
#161 to #159 - spankyy
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I was thinking Kyoto or the ever popular Tokyo.

Yeah I have been trying to learn Japanese so I don't need to rely on English when i'm over there. Also been practicing with chopsticks. I'm alright with them, but my ring/pinkie get really tired trying to maintain the stability of the bottom chopstick. I workout like 3-5 times a week (depending on how busy I am) and yet I can't hold a chopstick while I eat without taking a break every now and then.
#163 to #161 - ruebezahl
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I know how that is. My wife's japanese, so aside from annual trips to Japan, we do eat Japanese food fairly often. I should be used to the chopsticks by now, but from time to time, my hands still cramp up.

Try both Tokyo and Kyoto then. They are fairly different from each other. And it will give you a chance to take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto. Take that train in the morning and ask for a "yamagawa" (mountain side) seat, i.e. a seat with a view of Mount Fuji. If you are lucky and the weather is right, then on the way, you will also see many small valleys where the morning mist is still hanging between the forested slopes. Quite breathtaking.

Oh, and if you learned some Japanese, then you already know the most important magic word: "Sumimasen". Like I said, Japanese might be a bit reluctant to help foreigners, but once you got their attention with a friendly "sumimasen", they are forced to help you out of sheer politeness.
#283 to #163 - spankyy
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I know I learned that word but can't quite remember what it means? (I've been using random videos concerning Japanese culture & Rosetta stone to learn Japanese, that word was mentioned in one of the videos regarding japanese culture).
#362 to #283 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
it's like saying 'sorry to bother you' or 'pardon me', that kind of thing, it's just to get a persons attention before you ask for something
#390 to #362 - spankyy
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(07/10/2013) [-]
ahh ok, thank you.
#1 - barbwirepain
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(07/09/2013) [-]
or, do all of these things and piss as many people off as possible
#4 to #1 - anon
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(07/09/2013) [-]
You really won't last long
#7 to #4 - lstimpact
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Shhh, Darwinism
#115 to #1 - DaBullshiter ONLINE
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Just tell em that USA took their language and vastly improved it.Irritates em quite a bit.
#169 to #1 - spaceturtlecadet ONLINE
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Then get stabbed with a kitchen knife
#8 to #1 - cammacool
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(07/10/2013) [-]
seriously i'm British if you do try that **** here you will be killed and keep in mind we don't have guns. we use fists so it will be brutal and without mercy
#6 to #1 - squiresparkle
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(07/09/2013) [-]
I'm fairly certain if you do that, someone will kill you, and the jury will sympathize with the killer.
#5 - lstimpact
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(07/09/2013) [-]
Got it in one!
#221 to #5 - werefell
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(07/10/2013) [-]
WORDS
#25 - Wazzy
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Just you try and stop me
Just you try and stop me
#202 to #25 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
they were irish jews not english
#192 - thinkwithportals
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Tip for anyone English (or from anywhere in the UK for that matter) when visiting the US:

Come to the United States
Speak
Drown in pussy
#242 to #192 - toguro
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Going to Florida in a few weeks, should be fun
#375 to #242 - thinkwithportals
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Don't listen to him, I like Florida
#386 to #375 - gentlemanotaku
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(07/10/2013) [-]
its not bad, but the higher countries are better than the southern ones   
   
the architectures better up north,  and whenever im down there i always feel like everyones a racist   
   
but then i stay in the hispanic parts of florida and its all better again
its not bad, but the higher countries are better than the southern ones

the architectures better up north, and whenever im down there i always feel like everyones a racist

but then i stay in the hispanic parts of florida and its all better again
#387 to #386 - thinkwithportals
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(07/10/2013) [-]
The thing about florida is the more north you get, the more south you get. But yeah I know what you mean
#388 to #387 - gentlemanotaku
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(07/10/2013) [-]
did i say countries, i meant states, my brains being an idiot   
   
   
   
its all personal preference , ive lived in RI for the most part of my life
did i say countries, i meant states, my brains being an idiot



its all personal preference , ive lived in RI for the most part of my life
#332 to #242 - gentlemanotaku
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(07/10/2013) [-]
nope. i recommend countries higher up the east coast, like rhode island, not as packed, and alot more beautiful
#384 to #332 - toguro
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Okay so I'm going to cancel a £4,000 holiday on your word, I don't think so.
#356 to #192 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
That's because God played a practical joke when designing the American Woman. We are undeniably and uncontrollably attracted to accents. A European accent just makes the guy ten times hotter. And if he knows a little bit about history and can start talking about the old kings from his country and ****, it has about the same effect on a woman as fingering her. :|
#278 to #192 - milthyfoustache
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I'm joining the Royal Navy:
>Go to US
>English accent
>Man in uniform
>Not fat or fugly
>I must sex now
#218 to #192 - gibroner ONLINE
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(07/10/2013) [-]
it's true American women lose their **** over even the ugliest English accent
#206 to #192 - zomitlu
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(07/10/2013) [-]
**** yes, going to america next easter.
#215 to #206 - thinkwithportals
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(07/10/2013) [-]
As long as you're not super fugly its like dating on easy mode
#243 to #215 - zomitlu
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(07/10/2013) [-]
I suppose I stand a chance. As long as my asshole brother doesn't **** **** up for me.
#19 - mymiddleleg
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(07/10/2013) [-]
Step 6: Do not under any circumstances call anybody from Wales, Scotland or Ireland English
#21 to #19 - anon
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(07/10/2013) [-]
and if you do then you are stupid enough to deserve a beating
#349 to #21 - vicsix
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(07/10/2013) [-]
No offense, but they all have somewhat similar, and easily hard to place accents, so I'm sure a few tourist would end up calling them Irish or Scottish. Not Walish (Is that the term) because most Americans have never heard that dialect or accent.