While popular fiction dictates that the English are annoyed by the presence of stereotypically rude Americans, you will find that they are actually well-predisposed to guests, and as with any other race, are easily won over with a robust sense of humor.
Putting Things in Context
Ask for the loo, as asking for a restroom will get you a bedroom. Homes to let in Liverpool are houses to rent in Liverpool. Pants are underwear, and fags are cigarettes. Scones are biscuits and biscuits are cookies. British English is actually fun, and making these mistakes sometimes endears you to a locals, acting as ice breakers.
Food, Glorious Food
The history and culture of a nation can often be traced from the way they prepare their food. The English signature dish in English homes would be roast beef, and Yorkshire pudding, which is not an actual pudding, but a baked dumpling. Meanwhile, fish and chips are ready snacks ever present on the streets.
The fish are dipped in batter and the chips are fat slices of potato, both of which are deep fried. Just like in any other country in the world, you will find a plethora of cuisines in the many restaurants strewn around the area, among them Chinese eateries and curry houses.
Making Friends: Strike When the Iron is Hot
The English are really shy and reserved, perhaps from their long history as ladies and gentlemen that populated the royal courts. But it is also true that they do warm up after some time, especially with kindness and a ready display of humor. Ease your way into a crowd during drinks and dancing “down the pub.” Just keep in mind the English beer is notoriously stronger than its American counterparts.
London as the capital doesn’t really embody the whole country. As you get more comfortable in your exploration, you’ll find changes in accent, with the people being louder and the weather getting wetter. There also are some cosmopolitan alternatives, to be pointed out by the best estate agents, such as Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds, Bristol, and Liverpool.
His departure would be most saddening.
Johnny Depp surprisingly revealed that he already has plans of his retirement from acting soon, he tells in a new interview with the BBC.
“I wouldn’t say that I’m dropping out any second,” Depp said about the continuation or the end of his already legendary career. “But I would say it’s probably not too far away.”
He explains that the “insane” concept of acting is one of the main reasons.
“At a certain point, you start thinking, and when you add up the amount of dialogue that you say per year, for example, and you realize that you’ve said written words more than you’ve actually had a chance to say your own words, you start thinking of that as a kind of insane option for a human being,” he explained. “So, are there quieter things that I wouldn’t mind doing? Yeah.”
This isn’t regarding his The Lone Ranger, though, which many say was a massive flop in the US.
“To be quite honest, I couldn’t give a rat’s about U.S. journalists’ opinions,” he said at a presserfor the in July in Berlin, Germany.
“What I do care about is my kids’ opinions and they loved it — they loved the ride and maybe they are biased, slightly, but for all purposes my kids were able to forget that it was Daddy five or ten minutes into the film and they enjoyed the ride. The ride itself is incredible and unique, this film, so yeah I trust my kids’ opinions more than the U.S. critics.”