Most friendly / unfriendly Brits ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    In your experience of traveling around the UK .. who do you recon are the

    most friendly and the most unfriendly peoples..

    keep it fun..
     
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    at a guess...'the Welsh' will feature quite prominently in this....:rolleyes:
     
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    ME...I'm the nicest, friendliest, most helpful, non bigoted smiley person you will ever meet. I also lie a bit........:whistle:
     
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    Most friendly - Northern England shop staff
    Most unfriendly - Welsh shop staff for immediately talking Welsh as you walk in. Locals in Liverpool pubs are a close second.

    Dave
     
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    to be honest, i think i can honestly say - its a mixed bag all over, but predominately friendly...

    apart from certain areas in the Forest of Dean:whistle:
     
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    The Dutch
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Flyingscotsman2

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    The Muslims are the unfriendly .....
     
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    We have covered most of mainland Britain in our travels and can't recall meeting any really unfriendly natives ... We use many of the C&CC temporary holiday sites and have always been made welcome.

    Some of the most friendly we have come across this year have been the Scottish folk on a number of different ths. (y):wine:
     
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    Personally I find the Cornish and Welsh to be fairly insular and a Glaswegian with a drink inside him can be a bit frisky but over all we are all the same the world over, even the French.
     
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    On our most recent sortee down south, found everyone friendly enough, thank you and smiles when the need arose. We did find that 3 families with southern accents hadn't taught their kids to say thanks when we stood aside with our dogs to let them pass on bikes in convoy but that's probably more to do with the parents and not their location. Also a Dutch lady who looked through me as I was smiling inanely at her.
    My brother works in very busy tourist attraction in Edinburgh, he finds the rudest are Americans, Germans, Southern England and kids from Rupert Steiner schools.:);) Oh and he gets sore neck when bus load of Japanese tourists arrive.:D
     
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    I think it's a pretty mixed bag.

    People are people. Some are grumpy and some are friendly.

    Obviously Cornish people and those from the North of England are weird.*












    *Limited poll - taken from information gathered from contributors to this forum.
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    Antipodeans resident in Cornwall can be the nicest people around............

    ....possibly;)

    Seriously, we have met friendly and unfriendly just about everywhere. People regard the Dutch as rude, but they are speaking their mind, instead of telling you what they think you would like to hear. A lot of apparent rudeness is usually something that does not translate very well across cultures.
     
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    [QUOTE="DABurleigh, post: 1120694, member: 31543"
    Most unfriendly - Welsh shop staff for immediately talking Welsh as you walk in.

    Dave[/QUOTE]

    I'll 2nd that.

    Hymie.
     
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    bus drivers in Devizes when you show your bus pass.
     
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    the further north the better it gets
    but to be fair I like all the UK with one exception

    I despise LONDON
    I hated working in London its smelly dirty overcrowded and any accommodation that I could afford was basically a Sh!!!!!!!t hole
     
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    We've found most Brits very friendly with a few exceptions..

    Unfriendly.. oddly enough.. Highlanders .. can be very strange, even to a fellow Jock, but they look down on us Lowlanders.. maybe that's the problem..

    Most friendly I'd say are Liverpudlians, Scots and Geordies..
     
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    Cornwall we find a little unfriendly to be honest.. And fell foul of some odd types in North Wales..

    But all of this is subjective as the folk we meet are proly not a good cross section but a very tiny minority

    Excessive ( almost !! ) friendliness was found almost anywhere ooop north of the border.. in fact right down as far as Newcastle way.
     
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    My next door neighbour is really unfriendly.... Well after having a poo in his garden I must admit I would have been up set.... And as u all know I never get up set....:Eeek:......:rofl:
     
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