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  1. It's easier for Americans from the major metro markets to fit in there. Americans from Florida, the South, the Gulf Coast and Midwest seem to struggle. Basically the people that go to Disneyland from the US..

  2. so frickin what, as long as its understood, it dont matter how its pronounced

  3. In my 20s I lived in Berlin for 5years and you could always tell Americans. 1, a lot of the t-shirts, hooded tops that are branded with large logos, also a load of college logos. 2 A lot of father and son dressed in the same outfits. 3 sorry about this one ladies, but there is a ton of moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips going on. 4 Very Loud, heard a young lady in a restaurant but couldn't see her, I imagined her to be 6ft tall and a wrestler as her voice boomed so loud. Turn out she was about 5ft and 80lbs soaking wet.

  4. Very good observations and all true to a point. The pace of life is different.
    I would say to Americans or any tourists, dont worry, be yourself, just be considerate and treat people how you would like to be treated. The UK loves tourists, so dont be afraid. Doing some research isnt a bad idea. My tip would be dont try to do too much as you will end up just tickboxing places and fail to appreciate them. There is more to the UK than London. We like Americans not because of the money you spend but because of shared values and being through two world wars. Far more important. Good people are good people just as rude pushy ones are the same irrespective of nationality. Come have a good time and tell others. If you meet locals who arent nice then dont let them spoil your holiday as they arent representative. In London you are just as likely to encounter other tourists as locals.

    On place names, dont worry its a non issue. Just keep a list of words or names you have trouble with and then put the phonetic version next to it. You shouldnt be worried about being different, be yourself.

  5. The loud part is definitely true. Around Belfast it’s very easy to spot the American tourists as they’re extremely loud. You can always hear them from a mile away

  6. Your not loud, way to good looking yes! 😉😉

    Selling your house and moving to Londonnnnn

    Don't panic, Don't panic ….I'll get you therapy ….lmao

    Only teasing lovely lady! 😊

  7. More Americans, less Muslims, this is what the UK needs.

  8. A lot of these things are generational differences imo, and more specific to EU and not abroad as a whole. For example, if you travel south most of latin america is far more than americans. Should change the title to specifically London and drop the abroad

  9. This is sound advice; not US V UK (or anywhere else) – well done!

  10. I enjoyed this. Thanks for making it.It reminded me of the other day of the tube and Americans complaining of how far they to walk. I do that walk every day. Glad you and your husband are enjoying themselves.

  11. Cargo shorts…what is it with the damned cargo shorts?

  12. I live in London, but I travel to the US often, work for an American company and have many American friends, some are the best.
    I think your observations about US tourists are quite correct, but cultural abrasiveness is true of any untravelled tourist of any culture in a foreign country.
    All the US Americans I know as friends are not like that i guess. They are well travelled, knowledgeable and sensitive.

  13. It's dead easy , I just open my eyes and spot them a mile away .

  14. When you say be kind in leaving comments because of something being rude or something.
    Well, being honest doesn't have to be rude. Oh dear, PC creeping in here. PC spoils honesty.
    Here is mine. Your observations are quite correct.

  15. Europeans don’t act like kings and treat the staff like they’re serfs, because we actually had serfs and kings (and in a few locations the kings were beheaded for being …let’s use the word ‘richards’. You know the short version).

    So: acting like a king and treating others like serfs = losing strategy in Europe.

  16. Don't really have a problem with American tourists, they're welcome here, however there's so much of England worth exploring, not just London. The only gripe I have when I hear the insistence on putting 'The' in front of landmarks.

    So many will say "We're going to the Buckingham Palace" (pronounced Bucking-um not Bucking-Ham) or "Look, there's the Big Ben" – as stated in so many comments Big Ben is the bell so you can't see it – it's the Elizabeth Tower renamed in 2012 formally known as St Stephen's Tower.

    It's a minor thing but if you say 'We're in Trafalgar Square" or "We're in Picadilly Circus"…it's perfectly acceptable.

  17. We german sprang people have the same Problems with speaking place in Britain/london like the Brits do. Leichester. Greenwich. Become lester an greenitsch just why?????????????????????

  18. Sainsbury's. I was not pronouncing it correctly until I heard a radio advertisement. I still kept pronouncing it wrong and quite frankly I found it quite trivial. I have also made little effort to linguistically adapt when I have visited. I am an American and I think they get it. In fact a good laugh is often the end result. As long as one applies relative good manners you will not upset anybody. Your comments are still quite insightful, thank you.

  19. I’m American I also live in Florida. I lived in England for five years. If you live outside of London, Americans are so warmly embraced for their differences. While at the time I just wanted to fit in, I was made something of a local celebrity and was often asked to “just say something anything”. I think it’s important now as I’m traveling back to England this summer, to be in my authentic self just as everyone else should be. London is so diverse and while many in the UK do have a blanket prejudiced against Americans, most when confronted with them, in my opinion, change their tune. It is important to respect the culture you are in but not to the point that you feel self-conscious and can’t enjoy yourself.

  20. We find it easy to spot an American because they were their baseball hats when they’re eating in a restaurant, bar, hotel etc. It’s considered rude to wear your hat inside and what is the point of a hat inside??? That said, I don’t mind the way Americans say our place names, they’re not easy and we grew up with them! A lot of Brits don’t say the names Mousehole or Fowey in Cornwall right and us locals love it!

  21. Next time I'm in London I will wear my "golf attire" except with a red MAGA hat

  22. *I'd love to visit London, But I have "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Fibromyalgia,so its Difficult for me to visit from here in Hull,But I Am an ex-serviceman…. 🙂

  23. TBF most tourists from whatever country, expect things to be like it is back home. A lot depends on the level of culture….educated Americans are not loud or impatient etc….I know because I have some American friends who are like that….on the plus side, Americans tend to be a happy bunch….

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