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Title: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 14, 2012, 01:47:23 PM
Tell this yank about living in England.

I graduate this winter and am looking to jump the pond in about a year (give or take). What is an average price range? Where is a decent place to live relatively close to London? And other random tidbits cause I'm completely ignorant at this point.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Supertails on July 14, 2012, 02:08:16 PM
Why?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on July 14, 2012, 02:27:21 PM
In before this turns into another America vs. Britain thread.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Rushy on July 14, 2012, 02:28:02 PM
In before this turns into another America vs. Britain thread.

Incorrect.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 14, 2012, 02:46:11 PM
Why?
Why what? Why am I moving? Because I hate America. Because I'm a historian that hates American history. Because I might possibly try to attend grad school in England.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Supertails on July 14, 2012, 02:54:35 PM
Why?
Why what? Why am I moving? Because I hate America. Because I'm a historian that hates American history. Because I might possibly try to attend grad school in England.
Why do you think it'll be better over there? Also, is A&A going?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on July 14, 2012, 02:55:42 PM
She's obviously going in the hopes of meeting Thork.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 14, 2012, 03:02:08 PM
Why?
Why what? Why am I moving? Because I hate America. Because I'm a historian that hates American history. Because I might possibly try to attend grad school in England.
Why do you think it'll be better over there? Also, is A&A going?
Well I prefer European history... And I've wanted to leave for a long time now. England might just be a stepping stone to another country, I don't know yet.
I'm not entirely sure if he'd come with me yet. He has expressed interest in moving out of the country and he has family in England.

Let's really not turn this into an USA vs UK thread. I just want advice on the actual move and such.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Rushy on July 14, 2012, 03:30:02 PM
Well I prefer European history...

Such as popularizing of the slave trade, the pillaging of the planet, the holocaust, financial collapse, both world wars,  an obscene amount of language barriers, the crusades, the inquisition, the spread of narrow religions, etc.

Yeah, they're so nice.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Supertails on July 14, 2012, 03:32:27 PM
I agree about not turning it into US vs. UK, I was just genuinely curious. Well, best of luck with whatever you end up doing. A&A should come along and you should convince him to come along.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Benjamin Franklin on July 14, 2012, 03:49:30 PM
It's the greatest place ever, please go now.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on July 14, 2012, 04:00:39 PM
It's the greatest place ever, please go now.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 14, 2012, 04:23:26 PM
Well I prefer European history...

the holocaust, both world wars

Yeah, they're so nice.
Yes.
Now if I can get some Brits to help me then I will go.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Mr Pseudonym on July 14, 2012, 04:27:33 PM
Come to Australia. It is fucking awesome here.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Nomad on July 14, 2012, 04:31:27 PM
Come to Australia. It is fucking awesome here.

Don't do it, it's a trap!  Australia is the worst first-world country on the planet!
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Supertails on July 14, 2012, 04:31:49 PM
I will be moving to Aussieland in the next year or two, so if you go we will be even closer to an FES meetup.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Mr Pseudonym on July 14, 2012, 04:33:29 PM
Come to Australia. It is fucking awesome here.

Don't do it, it's a trap!  Australia is the worst first-world country on the planet!
Stop making this into a Australia vs the rest of the world thread.   >:(
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Around And About on July 14, 2012, 04:35:55 PM
I will be moving to Aussieland in the next year or two

Why?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Tusk on July 14, 2012, 04:48:28 PM
Come to Australia. It is fucking awesome here.

It is. Despite having numerous things hiding in the undergrowth that will bite or sting you and cause all sorts of discomfort just for the lulz. Oh and of course being the home of Sir Percy The Pedantic.

Also if any Australia based members could see their way clear to pop in to Toowoomba Town Hall on their way to the shops and check that the two photographs of mine that were on display there are still up on the wall I'd be most gratefull.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Supertails on July 14, 2012, 04:49:02 PM
Why?
Why what? Why am I moving? Because I want out of America. Because I'm an artist(?) that wants to move out by my partner. Because I might possibly try to get a career going in Melbourne.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Around And About on July 14, 2012, 05:12:33 PM
Why?
Why what? Why am I moving? Because I want out of America. Because I'm an artist(?) that wants to move out by my partner. Because I might possibly try to get a career going in Melbourne.

Why do you think it'll be better over there? Also, is your partner gay?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on July 14, 2012, 05:21:30 PM
London is a dumb. What kind of history do you like?

Bath is a frickin' awesome city and is full of Roman history, erm, like the baths there. Is expensive but stunning place to live.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Roman_Baths,_Bath.jpg) (http://www.airport-pickups-london.com/images/Bath.jpg) (http://www.radio-active.net.au/blog/2006/09/lon420.jpg)




(http://www.bristolsolicitors.org.uk/Bristol%20City%20Solicitors.jpg) (http://www.paradoxplace.com/Photo%20Pages/UK/Britain_Centre/Tintern_Abbey/Images/Aerial-View-PAR.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v9MiuAoQuKM/Ti8mFy0SFjI/AAAAAAAABO0/bXpZwssYAA4/s1600/Bristol-Harbour-Festival.jpg)
If you are into Druid history you need to head out west towards Stonehenge et al. I'd recommend Bristol as an A1 city to live in having lived 5 years there myself. Glastonbury is close. So lots of ancient Celtic history there + a nice concert. Bristol would be a good base. Also easy to hop over the bridge to Wales and the Wye Valley. Most beautiful part of UK imho. Also all Brunel's history is there such as his bridges and railways and the SS Great Britain etc etc. Bristol would be my pick. Good night life too.

Oxford. Quiet but has a student life (obviously). Has all the libraries and bookshops a scholar might want + the dreaming spires is a one off English city.
(http://www.oxfordveins.co.uk/images/oxford.jpg) (http://uk.cameloteurope.com/fotos/camelot-UK_2012OxfordUniversity-42.jpg) (http://london-tour.conciergedesk.co.uk/GT%20Coach%20Images/oxford-tour-6.jpg)

Listen, there are lots of nice places to live in England but few of them are in London.
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1625000/images/_1626762_poverty300.jpg) (http://makewealthhistory.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/london-poverty-dfid.jpg?w=610)
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Supertails on July 14, 2012, 05:24:38 PM
Why?
Why what? Why am I moving? Because I want out of America. Because I'm an artist(?) that wants to move out by my partner. Because I might possibly try to get a career going in Melbourne.
Why do you think it'll be better over there? Also, is your partner gay?
Well I prefer Australian artists... And I've wanted to leave for a long time now. Melbourne might just be a stepping stone to another country, I don't know yet.
I'm not entirely sure if they're gay yet. They have expressed interest in being gay and they have family in in Melbourne.

Let's really not turn this into an USA vs Australia thread. I just want advice on the actual move and such.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 14, 2012, 05:34:05 PM
Thork is here to save the day! The rest of you are ruining my thread.  >:(
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on July 14, 2012, 05:42:52 PM
Australia really is an awful country - or to be fair, its government is awful.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Mr Pseudonym on July 14, 2012, 06:47:36 PM
Come to Australia. It is fucking awesome here.

It is. Despite having numerous things hiding in the undergrowth that will bite or sting you and cause all sorts of discomfort just for the lulz. Oh and of course being the home of Sir Percy The Pedantic.

Also if any Australia based members could see their way clear to pop in to Toowoomba Town Hall on their way to the shops and check that the two photographs of mine that were on display there are still up on the wall I'd be most gratefull.
I would but I am on the other side of the country.

Also, I am ignoring Saddam's pitiful display of attempting to troll people just now.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Nomad on July 14, 2012, 07:05:29 PM
Australia really is an awful country - or to be fair, its government is awful.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 14, 2012, 07:51:56 PM
Screw you all, we're not talking about Australia!  >o<
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on July 14, 2012, 07:54:33 PM
I'm not trolling.  I don't mean any offense to the people of Australia, but the government seems determined to make the country as much of a "nanny state" as possible.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 14, 2012, 07:56:16 PM
I'm not trolling.  I don't mean any offense to the people of Australia, but the government seems determined to make the country as much of a "nanny state" as possible.
Then go make your own thread about it, fu-face.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Around And About on July 14, 2012, 07:57:21 PM
I agree about not turning it into US vs. Australia, I was just genuinely curious. Well, best of luck with whatever you end up doing. Your partner should come and you should convince it to come.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 14, 2012, 07:58:19 PM
I hate all of you and all of you not-helpful-Brits. I shall be PMing Thork now instead.
/thread
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on July 14, 2012, 08:01:37 PM
I shall be PMing Thork now instead.

Proof that this is all about Thork and has nothing to do with American history or whatnot!
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Son of Orospu on July 14, 2012, 08:42:12 PM
I thought rooster did not PMs.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 14, 2012, 08:46:16 PM
I shall be PMing Thork now instead.

Proof that this is all about Thork and has nothing to do with American history or whatnot!
No? Why would I need an excuse to PM Thork when I could just, y'know... do it.

It has a lot to do with American history. I used to be a tour guide at a stupid Civil War house and everyone there was reasonably in love with the Civil War but also super southern and religious. The only aspect of American history I like are Native Americans and that's more a realm for anthropologists/archaeologists. There is the Holocaust Museum in New York, but I don't care to live in this country period. School is far too expensive and people just don't respect academics, particularly history (there's basically no money to be made). If you want to do history right you need to be in the Old World. But it also has a lot to do with me never liking America nor ever feeling American. I mean- I stopped saying the Pledge of Allegiance in middle school.

I corrected myself in that thread jroa. I PMs, I do not PMS.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on July 14, 2012, 08:59:39 PM
Rooster is a traitor to her country!
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: theonlydann on July 14, 2012, 08:59:54 PM
ITT: The demise of the A&A and roosroos relationship
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Rushy on July 14, 2012, 09:04:09 PM
London is a dumb.

Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: WardoggKC130FE on July 15, 2012, 06:14:47 AM
If you want to live like a goddess with not much money and hate America, move to Cambodia.  No shit.  I'm thinking about it myself.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 15, 2012, 06:27:05 AM
London is a disgusting place.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on July 15, 2012, 06:53:14 AM
Come to Australia. It is fucking awesome here.

It is. Despite having numerous things hiding in the undergrowth that will bite or sting you and cause all sorts of discomfort just for the lulz. Oh and of course being the home of Sir Percy The Pedantic.

Also if any Australia based members could see their way clear to pop in to Toowoomba Town Hall on their way to the shops and check that the two photographs of mine that were on display there are still up on the wall I'd be most gratefull.

Dude what. There's pretty much no dangerous wildlife in cities (bears aren't particularly common in Vancouver and they're a lot laxer than the Aussies) and other than that and the bushfires (there's not much bush in the cities either wink wink nudge nudge the women are well-groomed) it's pretty much a paradise. I'd move to Australia if there was any sort of serious academia to be had there.

As for the UK, either live in London or Glasgow. The other cities are either shit or tourist traps (I'm looking at you, Edinburgh and Cambridge) and there's no point ever living in the country here: it's an hour's drive/train away from the city if you want to visit and shit enough that you only visit once.

The tourists avoid Glasgow because of its shitty reputation from the 60's and since the massive push to correct that, it's no longer deserved. There's plenty of cheap housing to be had in nice areas because Glasgow University is sprawled throughout the West End and there's really no point going anywhere not covered by the existing subway system.

North side is for rich families, city centre for rich individuals, South Side for moderately rich families, and the East end is for scum like me. There's no point going west of Kelvingrove or east of Glasgow Green (even then it's a peninsula of niceness into the Gorbals, you can make do with Kelvingrove if you're park-y).

Don't know much about London, spent a total of four days there on strictly pre-defined trips so I didn't get to explore. All I know is you can get nice places for while it attracts oodles of tourists, it's still too big to rely on them.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Ichimaru Gin :] on July 15, 2012, 08:33:58 AM
Rooster, I bet you could get a house for pretty cheap at Bickenhall Lane, in Birmingham (in England)
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 15, 2012, 08:43:02 AM
Birmingham is like London only not retarded. Brummies are also a nice bunch in my experience, whereas Londoners seem to have an air of superiority about them.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on July 15, 2012, 08:56:19 AM
Birmingham is like London only not retarded. Brummies are also a nice bunch in my experience, whereas Londoners seem to have an air of superiority about them.

There's a reason for that, because London is superior to Birmingham. Also, London has the least grating accent.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 15, 2012, 09:05:47 AM
Can we at least agree that scouse is the most grating accent?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on July 15, 2012, 09:21:38 AM
Absolutely. Also Bristol. I don't know why people think it's nice.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on July 15, 2012, 09:42:55 AM
Thork is going on about the fucking south which is full of curly-haired oddballs.

The North is full of interest. Go there. It is much cheaper.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 15, 2012, 09:47:51 AM
Absolutely. Also Bristol. I don't know why people think it's nice.

I was born in Bristol, I'm glad we moved before I learned to talk.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Vongeo on July 15, 2012, 10:54:01 AM
My grandma was in australlia diving for manarays, i lerned to throw a boomer ang
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Hazbollah on July 15, 2012, 01:10:39 PM
Nottingham is a brilliant city. Close to the countryside and second only to London in terms of high street shopping. We also have the best crime rate in the country.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 15, 2012, 01:18:10 PM
Great, now you're all disagreeing. It doesn't have to be London, that's just the instinctual immigrant thought I suppose.

But here are some considerations.
I like to live more on the outskirts of a city, so nice little townships. If that has to change, no big deal really. I'll probably have to get around mostly by bicycle for awhile until I get used to seeing people on the other side of the road. So locality is key, or proximity to train/subway/whatever (but I do love being close to the countryside). Your minimum wage is better than our own, so that's good. My budget is middle class or even lower middle class over here. And I'd like to live in an area where the people don't completely hate yanks- although again, not a big deal (but a tourist city is fine with me until I become comfortable living in a different country). I've grown up watching a lot of British movies and tv shows so the accents are fine, there are none that really bother me. But I would prefer an accent where people pronounce the entire word, those Cockneys can be tricky sometimes.
I was looking at some dinky places around London yesterday and your ghetto looks so much better than our ghetto. So um, just try not to suggest any truly shady places cause I honestly can't tell and I might possibly be living as a single woman so...
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Ichimaru Gin :] on July 15, 2012, 03:04:20 PM
Here's a nice township http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkhamsted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkhamsted)
and the train has a station there to take ya where you please
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 15, 2012, 03:14:06 PM
Here's a nice township http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkhamsted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkhamsted)
and the train has a station there to take ya where you please
Thanks, Ichi.  :)
Something like that is perfect.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on July 15, 2012, 04:00:28 PM
Don't live in Glasgow.

Bristol is nice. Canterbury is really nice too, not too long a train ride from London and its a really nice small city and lots of nice villages nearby.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Ichimaru Gin :] on July 15, 2012, 04:13:42 PM
Here's a nice township http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkhamsted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkhamsted)
and the train has a station there to take ya where you please
Thanks, Ichi.  :)
Something like that is perfect.
Np. Used to stay at the King's Arms there. It has new owners now and I guess it's even nicer.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on July 15, 2012, 04:30:46 PM
Great, now you're all disagreeing. It doesn't have to be London, that's just the instinctual immigrant thought I suppose.

But here are some considerations.
I like to live more on the outskirts of a city, so nice little townships. If that has to change, no big deal really. I'll probably have to get around mostly by bicycle for awhile until I get used to seeing people on the other side of the road. So locality is key, or proximity to train/subway/whatever (but I do love being close to the countryside). Your minimum wage is better than our own, so that's good. My budget is middle class or even lower middle class over here. And I'd like to live in an area where the people don't completely hate yanks- although again, not a big deal (but a tourist city is fine with me until I become comfortable living in a different country). I've grown up watching a lot of British movies and tv shows so the accents are fine, there are none that really bother me. But I would prefer an accent where people pronounce the entire word, those Cockneys can be tricky sometimes.
I was looking at some dinky places around London yesterday and your ghetto looks so much better than our ghetto. So um, just try not to suggest any truly shady places cause I honestly can't tell and I might possibly be living as a single woman so...

Do you have a budget in mind? Striking the right cheap:shady ratio is difficult.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Vongeo on July 15, 2012, 04:38:52 PM
Australlia is worse than the metric system
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 15, 2012, 04:57:00 PM
Great, now you're all disagreeing. It doesn't have to be London, that's just the instinctual immigrant thought I suppose.

But here are some considerations.
I like to live more on the outskirts of a city, so nice little townships. If that has to change, no big deal really. I'll probably have to get around mostly by bicycle for awhile until I get used to seeing people on the other side of the road. So locality is key, or proximity to train/subway/whatever (but I do love being close to the countryside). Your minimum wage is better than our own, so that's good. My budget is middle class or even lower middle class over here. And I'd like to live in an area where the people don't completely hate yanks- although again, not a big deal (but a tourist city is fine with me until I become comfortable living in a different country). I've grown up watching a lot of British movies and tv shows so the accents are fine, there are none that really bother me. But I would prefer an accent where people pronounce the entire word, those Cockneys can be tricky sometimes.
I was looking at some dinky places around London yesterday and your ghetto looks so much better than our ghetto. So um, just try not to suggest any truly shady places cause I honestly can't tell and I might possibly be living as a single woman so...

Do you have a budget in mind? Striking the right cheap:shady ratio is difficult.
I really don't have a great budget in mind. Not only have I not even thought about a job type, but I'm not familiar at all with England's economy or day-to-day living expenses. I can only tell you that I've never lived in a shady place and that in America I'm probably on the lower middle class spectrum, but not lower class. For example, the apartment A&A and I live in right now costs about $800 a month but we split rent of course. So probably just like an average township; nothing fancy and nothing shady.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 15, 2012, 11:45:29 PM
Do you have any English friends you could visit with first to get an idea of what's what?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on July 16, 2012, 12:28:55 AM
Unless you have a metric bucketload of money, don't move to anywhere connected to the London underground or overground network, it's eye-wateringly expensive and because they're commuter towns, the souls are sucked dry from them.

Come up to the Midlands, Birmingham, for instance. It's within easy travel of London, close to some beautiful countryside in the Malverns and the Lickeys and is comparatively affordable. If you want a town on the edge of the city, then try Solihull, Sutton, or Erdington. Mosley is also a good shout, especially for arty and student types.

Basically:

Come to Brum!
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Bullring,_Birmingham_%28UK%29.jpg) (http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/13/03/130390_e80382d9.jpg) (http://masterjewellers.co.uk/news/userfiles/image/birmingham_jewellery_quarter.jpg) (http://www.dbpublishing.co.uk/csi/9535488/i/pzi/0140_birm061109.jpg)
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on July 16, 2012, 12:40:36 AM
I'd move to Australia if there was any sort of serious academia to be had there.
General Douchebag is too smart for Australia. Fact. There isn't a single institution that can provide him with education there because he is just that smart. ::)

As for the UK, either live in London or Glasgow.
followed by
Don't know much about London, spent a total of four days there on strictly pre-defined trips so I didn't get to explore.
Maybe you should be handing out advice if you don't know much about it? Just a thought?

As for Glasgow, why would she want to live there? Its rough and in the middle of nowhere (probably going to get rougher when Rangers start playing in the 3rd division and Celtic keep taunting them about it). It also still has problems with sectarianism. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sectarianism_in_Glasgow) Edinburgh is the only city in Scotland worth living in. But its so remote. Most Scottish people move to England and then spend all their time telling English people how great Scotland is. ::)

The other cities are either shit or tourist traps (I'm looking at you, Edinburgh and Cambridge) and there's no point ever living in the country here: it's an hour's drive/train away from the city if you want to visit and shit enough that you only visit once.
wat? The whole of England is a tourist trap? Have you ever left Glasgow apart from that 4 day sight-seeing trip to London?

The tourists avoid Glasgow because of its shitty reputation from the 60's and since the massive push to correct that, it's no longer deserved. There's plenty of cheap housing to be had in nice areas because Glasgow University is sprawled throughout the West End and there's really no point going anywhere not covered by the existing subway system.
Tourists avoid Glasgow as it the home of the 'Glasgow Kiss'  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_kiss) and the deep fried Mars-bar. The accommodation is cheap because demand is low (obviously - that's how house prices work).

Basically:

Come to Brum!
Or go to Islamabad. Similar culture and ethnic diversity.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Ichimaru Gin :] on July 16, 2012, 01:07:47 AM
Yeah I remember my first drive to Stans...thought I was in a different country.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Parsifal on July 16, 2012, 01:34:56 AM
(http://images.steven-mcdonald.id.au/nicer)
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 16, 2012, 01:52:03 AM
>file naming logic
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on July 16, 2012, 02:05:13 AM
Deep fried mars bars would be the one reason to live in Glasgow, they are fucking lush.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Mizuki on July 16, 2012, 02:09:26 AM
No one has warned Rooster about the economy here in England!

It"s not good at the moment and my belief is that it will only get worse. The current climate is anti public sector, including academics, so i think you should uisit first.

I agree that London is a horrible place, but there are so many other good places here. I"m in Lancashire, and it"s really nice. Do you haue any friends ouer here? That may be a good place to start.

Uery best wishes and i hope it works out, Mizuki x

Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Parsifal on July 16, 2012, 02:46:59 AM
No one has warned Rooster about the economy here in England!

It"s not good at the moment and my belief is that it will only get worse. The current climate is anti public sector, including academics, so i think you should uisit first.

I agree that London is a horrible place, but there are so many other good places here. I"m in Lancashire, and it"s really nice. Do you haue any friends ouer here? That may be a good place to start.

Uery best wishes and i hope it works out, Mizuki x

I notice your keyboard isn't fixed yet.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Mizuki on July 16, 2012, 02:51:48 AM
No one has warned Rooster about the economy here in England!

It"s not good at the moment and my belief is that it will only get worse. The current climate is anti public sector, including academics, so i think you should uisit first.

I agree that London is a horrible place, but there are so many other good places here. I"m in Lancashire, and it"s really nice. Do you haue any friends ouer here? That may be a good place to start.

Uery best wishes and i hope it works out, Mizuki x

I notice your keyboard isn't fixed yet.

Ha! Ha! I"ue got used to it now, Parsifal. I got an ipad for my birthday, which is wonderful, but i prefer typing on my old lap-top.

That"s a point for Rooster to consider - England is famous for it"s eccentricities!

Mizuki x
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on July 16, 2012, 03:01:05 AM
Quote
Or go to Islamabad. Similar culture and ethnic diversity.


Actually the diversity is probably greater in Birmingham.

Another reason to come to Brum, we're welcoming to immigrants like you!
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Hazbollah on July 16, 2012, 03:05:41 AM
But Nottingham has Robin Hood.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 16, 2012, 03:07:44 AM
That tree is pretty cool.

Also, seconding Brummy Brum Brump. Birmingham is a nice place.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on July 16, 2012, 03:59:32 AM
I moved to Sheffield a couple of years ago, because:


It's the greenest city in Europe: its tree:person ratio is the highest of any European city.
It is one of the cultural capitals of the country, with a rich history, plenty of museums and the like.
It has a huge amount of music going on.
Although it's the 6th biggest city in the UK, it feels very small. You can walk from one end of the city centre to the other in half an hour.
It is cheap.
It is 20 minutes walk from the Peak District.
It is one of the safest (http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/preparing-to-go/staying-safe-and-secure/how-safe-is-your-city/) large cities in the UK. It may look low down on that list, but check who's beaten it: Cardiff, Brighton, Bath, Canterbury... not exactly large places. It beats Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Leicester, even Bristol.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 16, 2012, 04:15:37 AM
I didn't know we lived in the same place.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on July 16, 2012, 04:30:19 AM
Sheffield is nice, I quite like Leeds, too.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on July 16, 2012, 04:33:14 AM
I didn't know we lived in the same place.

Howdy neighbour. Well I'm not there at the moment and won't be for a while but it's my general base. Crookes to be precise.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 16, 2012, 05:52:59 AM
I don't have any friends over seas, that's why I'm coming to you all first. I thought this would be the widest net I could throw, then I'll do research on places narrow my choices down, when I know what I want I'll make a trip.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on July 16, 2012, 06:02:25 AM
If you come before September, you could take part in Artsfest 2012 in birmingham, an annual event were just about every shop, cafe and large venue opens itself up to host local arts events. I'll be performing some spoken word and you don't get that in Sheffield ;)
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on July 16, 2012, 06:16:25 AM
I'd move to Australia if there was any sort of serious academia to be had there.
General Douchebag is too smart for Australia. Fact. There isn't a single institution that can provide him with education there because he is just that smart. ::)

More a matter of funding, but also this.

As for the UK, either live in London or Glasgow.
followed by
Don't know much about London, spent a total of four days there on strictly pre-defined trips so I didn't get to explore.
Maybe you should be handing out advice if you don't know much about it? Just a thought?

I've been to some areas and those areas were fine. I'm not going to advise Brixton based on what I saw in Camden town.

As for Glasgow, why would she want to live there? Its rough and in the middle of nowhere (probably going to get rougher when Rangers start playing in the 3rd division and Celtic keep taunting them about it). It also still has problems with sectarianism. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sectarianism_in_Glasgow) Edinburgh is the only city in Scotland worth living in. But its so remote. Most Scottish people move to England and then spend all their time telling English people how great Scotland is. ::)

Except it's the third biggest city in the UK and all the (considerably smaller than previously) problems with football/sectarianism are condensed to the East End, specifically the Bridgeton/Parkhead area. And you, you soft southern ponce, measure everything in distance to London, hence Glasgow's remote and Bath isn't, despite Bath being tiny and out of the way of anything worthwhile.

wat? The whole of England is a tourist trap? Have you ever left Glasgow apart from that 4 day sight-seeing trip to London?

>Edinburgh and Cambridge
>The whole of England

I can't handle all the retarded.

Tourists avoid Glasgow as it the home of the 'Glasgow Kiss'  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow_kiss) and the deep fried Mars-bar. The accommodation is cheap because demand is low (obviously - that's how house prices work).

The deep fried Mars bar was invented in the borders, I've only ever seen it in Inverness, a "Glasgow kiss" is a headbutt; The city founded during the birth of Islam did not invent headbutting, and accommodation is cheap because construction is constant thanks to the Commonwealth games coming up.

Can we all just agree that Thork is an idiot and ignore him? Also, London is where all the immigrants start so there's extensive support there, and you can move on to somewhere else once you settle in.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 16, 2012, 06:41:43 AM
I was already aware of the Glasgow Kiss. I looove Scotland, but for now England just seems the more moderate choice.

Also, I like it when you people mention museums and historic sites. Do that.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on July 16, 2012, 06:56:40 AM
There's hundreds of those all over the place, you don't need to pick a place based on it. If you like to see loot from the Empire think south-east England, if you like authentic British history look anywhere else in England, if you like older British history think Scotland (loads of Roman shit in the Hunterian and Kelvingrove, picts, norse, all that stuff also there and elsewhere, I spent a night in a neolithic tomb while camping in the Hebrides*) because it's generally been less disturbed due to the low population density. Also, I don't know too much about art in England but there's a fuckton here, the Hunterian, Kelvingrove art gallery, GoMA, and exhibitions/sales at the SECC, Science Centre, Kelvingrove park, St Enoch's Plaza etc.

*That reminds me, outdoorsy shit in Scotland is legendary. You don't need to live in Scotland for it if you're not really into it but it's a big tick for the UK as a whole.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: James on July 16, 2012, 08:05:40 AM
Britain is nice, but the Conspiracy is very extensive here and is waiting around every corner.  If you openly believe the Earth is flat, be prepared to be chased and persecuted by a faceless and omnipresent network of institutions trying to silence the truth by silencing you.  I am sure it's the same in America, but I'm just saying, don't be fooled into thinking that you'll be safe from the insidious octopus of globularist fundamentalism here.

As the ancestral home of zeteticism, the UK does have some cool landmarks - the Old Bedford Canal, the Grave of Rowbotham (in Beckenham, Kent), etc. - I would recommend giving these a visit if you do move here, as the ghost of Rowbotham will no doubt be pleased to receive tomb offerings and observe you staring down the flatness of the canal. The Great Doctor is buried in the same cemetery as the man who invented the toilet. That man has a shiny white grave designed to imitate the look and feel of a toilet surface.

The overbearing Bedford and King's Lynn canal authorities are dedicated globular conspirators, and will probably try and stop you swimming in the canal, no doubt to prevent you from taking accurate measurements from the surface.  If this is your aim, it would be easiest for you to do so at night, far from any human settlement. NOTE: I am NOT advocating illegally swimming in the Bedford Canal. This is a purely theoretical scenario posted for academic purposes only.

These miscellanies are the best advice I can offer you about daily life in the United Kingdom, I hope this has been helpful.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 16, 2012, 10:25:02 AM
There's hundreds of those all over the place, you don't need to pick a place based on it. If you like to see loot from the Empire think south-east England, if you like authentic British history look anywhere else in England, if you like older British history think Scotland (loads of Roman shit in the Hunterian and Kelvingrove, picts, norse, all that stuff also there and elsewhere, I spent a night in a neolithic tomb while camping in the Hebrides*) because it's generally been less disturbed due to the low population density. Also, I don't know too much about art in England but there's a fuckton here, the Hunterian, Kelvingrove art gallery, GoMA, and exhibitions/sales at the SECC, Science Centre, Kelvingrove park, St Enoch's Plaza etc.

*That reminds me, outdoorsy shit in Scotland is legendary. You don't need to live in Scotland for it if you're not really into it but it's a big tick for the UK as a whole.
^^ And this is why I need to live in the Old World.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on July 16, 2012, 10:44:57 AM
I'll be performing some spoken word and you don't get that in Sheffield ;)

What are all the readings that happen all the time then?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Ichimaru Gin :] on July 16, 2012, 01:29:00 PM
Scotland is funny. Their league makes the MLS seem like the champions league.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on July 16, 2012, 01:52:18 PM
Scotland is funny. Their league makes the MLS seem like the champions league.

Yeah, maybe with the Old Firm destroyed we'll finally accept we're shit at football and obsess over a better sport.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on July 17, 2012, 02:11:27 AM
I'll be performing some spoken word and you don't get that in Sheffield ;)

What are all the readings that happen all the time then?

They're not mine, for one thing.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on July 17, 2012, 03:59:52 AM
Oh I see. I thought you were making the wild and sweeping claim that there is no spoken word in Sheffield.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 17, 2012, 04:01:51 AM
I'm wondering if I should get more involved in the Sheffield arts scene. Since I'm a music guy, I think I was put off getting involved by the bands I saw at the Boardwalk on several occasions.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on July 17, 2012, 04:03:57 AM
I'm wondering if I should get more involved in the Sheffield arts scene. Since I'm a music guy, I think I was put off getting involved by the bands I saw at the Boardwalk on several occasions.

What sort of music?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 17, 2012, 04:08:45 AM
I don't really know what you'd call it, little bits might fit a particular genre but on the whole it's too varied to categorise.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Lord Wilmore on July 17, 2012, 06:14:46 PM
I will give you just one piece of advice: stay off the moors.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on July 17, 2012, 06:36:59 PM
I will give you just one piece of advice: stay off the moors.
Stick to the road?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Nomad on July 17, 2012, 11:47:40 PM
If you go to London say hi to Daniel for me
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on July 17, 2012, 11:55:58 PM
Where in England are you going?

Apart form Scotland, Wales has some nice bits you should also have a trip to Ireland. Try to avoid the Midlands there are some nice bits but it's not as good as the North or South.

The natural history museum is one of the best in the world so i'd definitely go to that at some point.

And you should also go to a proper (not commercial rubbish) English pub.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Hazbollah on July 18, 2012, 02:44:24 AM
I will give you just one piece of advice: stay off the moors.
das racis, dawg
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Ichimaru Gin :] on July 18, 2012, 02:48:26 AM
Where in England are you going?

Apart form Scotland, Wales has some nice bits you should also have a trip to Ireland. Try to avoid the Midlands there are some nice bits but it's not as good as the North or South.

The natural history museum is one of the best in the world so i'd definitely go to that at some point.

And you should also go to a proper (not commercial rubbish) English pub.
Afraid of yam yams?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on July 18, 2012, 12:44:48 PM
Where in England are you going?

Apart form Scotland, Wales has some nice bits you should also have a trip to Ireland. Try to avoid the Midlands there are some nice bits but it's not as good as the North or South.

The natural history museum is one of the best in the world so i'd definitely go to that at some point.

And you should also go to a proper (not commercial rubbish) English pub.
Afraid of yam yams?

I'm from a part of Leicester that's close to yam yam land. It's one of the worse accents in the whole of the UK. It's a mixture between Welsh, Scottish and geordie.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on July 24, 2012, 12:13:45 AM
Everyone is basically just bigging up where they're from and slamming everywhere else. Hands off the Midlands!

I don't really know what you'd call it, little bits might fit a particular genre but on the whole it's too varied to categorise.

I mean in terms of the Sheffield music scene. I used to dabble in various folk bits.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on July 24, 2012, 12:37:54 AM
Everyone is basically just bigging up where they're from and slamming everywhere else. Hands off the Midlands!

I don't really know what you'd call it, little bits might fit a particular genre but on the whole it's too varied to categorise.

I mean in terms of the Sheffield music scene. I used to dabble in various folk bits.

I'm from the midlands!! I'm not bigging it up because I don't think I can. It has some nice bits but in general there are nicer bits in the north and south.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on July 24, 2012, 01:36:01 AM
Ok I agree that Derby has little to offer. But (north) Derbyshire is nice.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on July 24, 2012, 04:25:54 AM
Ok I agree that Derby has little to offer. But (north) Derbyshire is nice.

North Derby is beautiful, I've walked around there many many times. Rutland's quite nice as is North Leicester around Bradgate park.

http://www.bradgatepark.org/index.php?ID=1 (http://www.bradgatepark.org/index.php?ID=1)

I know every inch of that place; I used to walk around it a lot with my grandad.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Lord Wilmore on July 24, 2012, 09:48:24 PM
I will give you just one piece of advice: stay off the moors.
Stick to the road?


Yup (http://#t=0m02s)
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Hazbollah on July 25, 2012, 04:45:14 AM
Ok I agree that Derby has little to offer.
Understatement of the century.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on July 25, 2012, 05:25:04 AM
Everyone is basically just bigging up where they're from and slamming everywhere else. Hands off the Midlands!

I don't really know what you'd call it, little bits might fit a particular genre but on the whole it's too varied to categorise.

I mean in terms of the Sheffield music scene. I used to dabble in various folk bits.

I suppose they've probably moved on from Arctic Monkeys clones by now, but I don't think I saw anything remotely imaginative back when I attended local band shows regularly.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on July 25, 2012, 05:34:58 AM
Everyone is basically just bigging up where they're from and slamming everywhere else. Hands off the Midlands!

I don't really know what you'd call it, little bits might fit a particular genre but on the whole it's too varied to categorise.

I mean in terms of the Sheffield music scene. I used to dabble in various folk bits.

I suppose they've probably moved on from Arctic Monkeys clones by now, but I don't think I saw anything remotely imaginative back when I attended local band shows regularly.

Thank you for noticing this! I stopped going to see small bands from about 2007ish onwards precisely because every band was an even shitter version of an already overrated band. The rise of the Arctic Monkeys parallelled the death of independant music for me.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on July 25, 2012, 10:28:52 AM
Luckily, you are both wrong. Thank fuck for that.

Ok I agree that Derby has little to offer.
Understatement of the century.

...Get pissed on the square?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 04, 2012, 12:41:45 PM
So I bought a travel book of Great Britain and honestly, it's all incredibly beautiful. I really like the looks of the "west country"; Wessex and Devon & Cornwall, more Wessex though. Anyone been to Stourhead?

I suppose any decision won't be a drastic one since travel is so easy there compared to the US. And ugh Wales. IT'S ALL SO BEAUTIFUL, WHY WAS I BORN HERE?!
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on August 04, 2012, 12:49:47 PM
So I bought a travel book of Great Britain and honestly, it's all incredibly beautiful.
Seriously, do you think they'd put the shitty bits in?

I really like the looks of the "west country"; Wessex and Devon & Cornwall, more Wessex though. Anyone been to Stourhead?
Set up in Bristol if you want to live in the West Country. Its a great city and in striking distance of most cool stuff + Wales. You don't want to be in the middle of no where in Cornwall. Its a very long way from anywhere.but the west country is nice. Would be my first choice.

I suppose any decision won't be a drastic one since travel is so easy there compared to the US. And ugh Wales. IT'S ALL SO BEAUTIFUL, WHY WAS I BORN HERE?!
Yeah, lots of people want to live here. That's the problem. *sigh*
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 04, 2012, 02:50:51 PM
True, they wouldn't show off the ugly bits, but Great Britain's landscapes are just more to my liking in general. The only American geography I'm fond of is the Appalachian mountains.

Plus, there's so much history and culture jammed in there. America could use more crumbling abbeys and castles...
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: EnigmaZV on August 04, 2012, 03:28:45 PM
The only reason it looks so nice is because it rains so often that everything is always lush and green!

I should know because I live in Vancouver where the situation is very similar, only we have things called mountains.
(http://www.drumcafe.ca/img/new/Vancouver_Aerial_2.jpg)

There's a picture of downtown.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on August 04, 2012, 03:45:55 PM
The only reason it looks so nice is because it rains so often that everything is always lush and green!

I should know because I live in Vancouver where the situation is very similar, only we have things called mountains.
(http://www.drumcafe.ca/img/new/Vancouver_Aerial_2.jpg)

There's a picture of downtown.

It's not all lush and green. London is pretty drab away from the designated parks and Oxford is just shit. I couldn't live somewhere that isn't leafy and nice.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: EnigmaZV on August 04, 2012, 04:03:31 PM
It's not all lush and green. London is pretty drab away from the designated parks and Oxford is just shit. I couldn't live somewhere that isn't leafy and nice.

Well maybe not in the big cities, but once you get out to the country, it's quite nice.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Vindictus on August 04, 2012, 04:07:39 PM
Derailing briefly because I was banned.

I'm not trolling.  I don't mean any offense to the people of Australia, but the government seems determined to make the country as much of a "nanny state" as possible.

Eh, not really. We have a lot of nanny state laws, but the average person doesn't often notice them. If your interests are more specific, then you might face some troubles.

Besides that, the current Government has done a decent enough job of running the country. Nanny state laws have accumulated over a long period, and can't really be attributed to any single Government.

I'd move to Australia if there was any sort of serious academia to be had there.

I'm not sure what you're talking about. Australia has some of the best Universities in the world, with great research departments. I could be wrong, but that was my understanding.

I just want advice on the actual move and such.

Everything here is expensive at the moment. However, Melbourne is supposed to be cheaper than Sydney to live in, but with similar standards. I can't tell you much more than that about Melbourne as I've only been there a handful of times.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 04, 2012, 04:32:23 PM
The only reason it looks so nice is because it rains so often that everything is always lush and green!

I should know because I live in Vancouver where the situation is very similar, only we have things called mountains.
(http://www.drumcafe.ca/img/new/Vancouver_Aerial_2.jpg)

There's a picture of downtown.
Canada is pretty too, but your history is similar to ours which means it's poopsauce.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: EnigmaZV on August 04, 2012, 05:21:37 PM
The only reason it looks so nice is because it rains so often that everything is always lush and green!

I should know because I live in Vancouver where the situation is very similar, only we have things called mountains.
(http://www.drumcafe.ca/img/new/Vancouver_Aerial_2.jpg)

There's a picture of downtown.
Canada is pretty too, but your history is similar to ours which means it's poopsauce.

Our independence was settled in a drunken bar fight, that's not similar at all.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 04, 2012, 05:26:38 PM
The only reason it looks so nice is because it rains so often that everything is always lush and green!

I should know because I live in Vancouver where the situation is very similar, only we have things called mountains.
(http://www.drumcafe.ca/img/new/Vancouver_Aerial_2.jpg)

There's a picture of downtown.
Canada is pretty too, but your history is similar to ours which means it's poopsauce.

Our independence was settled in a drunken bar fight, that's not similar at all.
No, but that's something very specific. Your history is young like ours and is based on colonialism. America does have Mississippian culture, but again that's Indian stuff and more the realm of archaeologists.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: EnigmaZV on August 04, 2012, 05:30:06 PM
Canada is pretty too, but your history is similar to ours which means it's poopsauce.

Our independence was settled in a drunken bar fight, that's not similar at all.
No, but that's something very specific. Your history is young like ours and is based on colonialism. America does have Mississippian culture, but again that's Indian stuff and more the realm of archaeologists.

Castles are cold and drafty. Dark too, kings and lords would weep at how much the common man has compared to what they had.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Rushy on August 04, 2012, 06:03:31 PM
Rooster, it sounds more like you want to go on vacation to the UK, not actually live there.  :-\
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 04, 2012, 06:28:43 PM
Rooster, it sounds more like you want to go on vacation to the UK, not actually live there.  :-\
What would make you think that? Surely it's not the abundance of hatred I have for America and the longing I have to be British.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Rushy on August 04, 2012, 10:41:07 PM
Rooster, it sounds more like you want to go on vacation to the UK, not actually live there.  :-\
What would make you think that? Surely it's not the abundance of hatred I have for America and the longing I have to be British.

You talk about landscapes and such on the level of a tourist. You even talk about their history as if that has any real bearing on present day affairs. It is a very shallow way of thinking and it is disturbing to see you stretch out said thinking over your choice of country. Moving to a foreign country with the intention of living there permanently is a choice that requires a great deal more thought than you seem to be giving it. I'm just pointing out that it appears you are far more interested in sight-seeing than you are of actually living there. If you truly don't want to live where you currently are, I suggest looking around the US. We're (most of) a continent, we have just about every climate you can think of and every landscape. It would be a lot cheaper and easier than perma-touristing the UK.

The overall aura surrounding you decision is child-like "I wanna be diff-rent" emotions. You don't hate America, you just dislike parts of it. Simply take a look over the discussion throughout this thread. Not only do you think things will be better, you literally think the grass is greener in the UK. It is so preposterous that I have to force myself to believe you're not simply trolling. 
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 04, 2012, 11:07:11 PM
Rooster, it sounds more like you want to go on vacation to the UK, not actually live there.  :-\
What would make you think that? Surely it's not the abundance of hatred I have for America and the longing I have to be British.

You talk about landscapes and such on the level of a tourist. You even talk about their history as if that has any real bearing on present day affairs. It is a very shallow way of thinking and it is disturbing to see you stretch out said thinking over your choice of country. Moving to a foreign country with the intention of living there permanently is a choice that requires a great deal more thought than you seem to be giving it. I'm just pointing out that it appears you are far more interested in sight-seeing than you are of actually living there. If you truly don't want to live where you currently are, I suggest looking around the US. We're (most of) a continent, we have just about every climate you can think of and every landscape. It would be a lot cheaper and easier than perma-touristing the UK.

The overall aura surrounding you decision is child-like "I wanna be diff-rent" emotions. You don't hate America, you just dislike parts of it. Simply take a look over the discussion throughout this thread. Not only do you think things will be better, you literally think the grass is greener in the UK. It is so preposterous that I have to force myself to believe you're not simply trolling.
Wut. History is important. Or have you totally skipped over the whole history degree/career thing?

And I've only said it's beautiful, I never said everything would be better over there. How am I supposed to know something like that?

PS: America blows
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 04, 2012, 11:19:44 PM
Just to remind you, Sheffield is the greenest city in Europe.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 05, 2012, 10:11:12 AM
So I bought a travel book of Great Britain and honestly, it's all incredibly beautiful.
Seriously, do you think they'd put the shitty bits in?

I really like the looks of the "west country"; Wessex and Devon & Cornwall, more Wessex though. Anyone been to Stourhead?
Set up in Bristol if you want to live in the West Country. Its a great city and in striking distance of most cool stuff + Wales. You don't want to be in the middle of no where in Cornwall. Its a very long way from anywhere.but the west country is nice. Would be my first choice.

I suppose any decision won't be a drastic one since travel is so easy there compared to the US. And ugh Wales. IT'S ALL SO BEAUTIFUL, WHY WAS I BORN HERE?!
Yeah, lots of people want to live here. That's the problem. *sigh*

Exeter's not a bad city to stay in either but I'd recommend Bristol as well, I lived there for about 4 years and the night life is brilliant, it's also very close to Bath.

I have some relatives who live in Ottery St Mary (my grandmas from there), I'd recommend going to that area for a visit. Don't forget Scotland that's a pretty nice place as well. I quite liked St Andrews but it would be better if it wasn't so 'golf tourist' orientated.

Also don't be deceived by the tourist books, there are some really shitty places in the UK as well. It's not all beautiful countryside.

Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 05, 2012, 10:14:33 AM
Bradford is in fact beautiful countryside
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on August 05, 2012, 12:26:43 PM
It's not all lush and green. London is pretty drab away from the designated parks and Oxford is just shit. I couldn't live somewhere that isn't leafy and nice.

Well maybe not in the big cities, but once you get out to the country, it's quite nice.

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, and Aberdeen to a lesser extent are fairly verdant, and Cambridge feels like a more populous Hogwarts.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 05, 2012, 12:47:08 PM
It's not all lush and green. London is pretty drab away from the designated parks and Oxford is just shit. I couldn't live somewhere that isn't leafy and nice.

Well maybe not in the big cities, but once you get out to the country, it's quite nice.

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Sheffield, and Aberdeen to a lesser extent are fairly verdant, and Cambridge feels like a more populous Hogwarts.

Oxfords not shit!!
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 05, 2012, 01:10:08 PM
Stephen Fry on Oxford (http://#)
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 05, 2012, 01:16:44 PM
I went punting on the Thames and had a little picnic there last year, it was lovely.

It's very university centric though, a great deal of its history is Oxford Uni.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on August 05, 2012, 01:28:15 PM
I went punting on the Thames and had a little picnic there last year, it was lovely.

It's very university centric though, a great deal of its history is Oxford Uni.


I was always told that Oxford is a university built around a town while Cambridge is a town built around a university.

And Oxford is also shit. The trees are all in cages, the grass is exclusively in quads and the homeless there are better dressed than I was.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 05, 2012, 01:45:21 PM
I went punting on the Thames and had a little picnic there last year, it was lovely.

It's very university centric though, a great deal of its history is Oxford Uni.


I was always told that Oxford is a university built around a town while Cambridge is a town built around a university.

And Oxford is also shit. The trees are all in cages, the grass is exclusively in quads and the homeless there are better dressed than I was.

So which city do you think is good?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on August 05, 2012, 02:02:08 PM
The ones I said before are certainly more pleasant places to be, particularly in summer.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on August 05, 2012, 02:11:13 PM
The West Country is very nice, it produces Gayers
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 05, 2012, 02:50:17 PM
If you go to Sheffield you get to suck my penis
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 05, 2012, 05:01:53 PM
If you go to Sheffield you get to suck my penis
no thank you
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Tusk on August 05, 2012, 05:30:47 PM
If you go to Sheffield you get to suck my penis
no thank you

On the positive side there would be no pubes to get stuck between your teeth.

Dark clouds an silver linings an that is all I'm saying.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: hoppy on August 05, 2012, 06:25:29 PM
Lol  :). tick tock, tick tock.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 05, 2012, 06:28:28 PM
Lol  :). tick tock, tick tock.
GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY THREAD YOU USELESS MERKAN



So no one has been to Stourhead?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: hoppy on August 05, 2012, 06:33:01 PM
Lol  :). tick tock, tick tock.
GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY THREAD YOU USELESS MERKAN



So no one has been to Stourhead?
GTFO of merica you useless merican.

PS I know you're not going anywhere.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 05, 2012, 06:44:45 PM
PS I know you're not going anywhere.
Why do people think that? It's not like people don't leave countries.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: hoppy on August 05, 2012, 06:53:12 PM
Yes, people do leave. You are a young starry eyed girl, you will end up staying in merica. It is better here anyway.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Rushy on August 05, 2012, 07:05:26 PM
When you go to Britain they're going to make fun of you for having healthy teeth.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 05, 2012, 07:19:35 PM
Yes, people do leave. You are a young starry eyed girl, you will end up staying in merica. It is better here anyway.
I'm a 23 year old bitter American looking to start a history career (get this) with a focus on European history. So cray cray, us kids.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: theonlydann on August 05, 2012, 07:28:42 PM
Yes, people do leave. You are a young starry eyed girl, you will end up staying in merica. It is better here anyway.
I'm a 23 year old bitter American looking to start a history career (get this) with a focus on European history. So cray cray, us kids.
mhm. gotcha.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 05, 2012, 07:38:15 PM
Yes, people do leave. You are a young starry eyed girl, you will end up staying in merica. It is better here anyway.
I'm a 23 year old bitter American looking to start a history career (get this) with a focus on European history. So cray cray, us kids.
mhm. gotcha.
you suck at trolling dan
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: theonlydann on August 05, 2012, 07:53:27 PM
Yes, people do leave. You are a young starry eyed girl, you will end up staying in merica. It is better here anyway.
I'm a 23 year old bitter American looking to start a history career (get this) with a focus on European history. So cray cray, us kids.
mhm. gotcha.
you suck at trolling dan
Yes, people do leave. You are a young starry eyed girl, you will end up staying in merica. It is better here anyway.
I'm a 23 year old bitter American looking to start a history career (get this) with a focus on European history. So cray cray, us kids.
mhm. gotcha.
you suck at trolling dan
Huh? No troll. I just don't think you have any chance of doing this, and I think you know it. Anti-American is all the rage. Go blah blah blah on now.

Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on August 05, 2012, 08:43:23 PM
Have you ever been to Britain before, rooster?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 05, 2012, 10:21:08 PM
Have you ever been to Britain before, rooster?
I've already stated the answer to that question. Unless you have anything relevant to add, I suggest you stop mucking up my thread.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 06, 2012, 12:01:36 AM
Lol  :). tick tock, tick tock.
GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY THREAD YOU USELESS MERKAN



So no one has been to Stourhead?

Never been to Stourhead, but I have been to Bath, Chippenham, Sailsbury and Ottery St Mary, it's not a bad area. It's very close to Stonehenge. The only thing that lets it down is that it's not very central so if you want to see other bits of the UK it's harder to get to, but I guess that doesn't matter because you're used to driving long distances in America.

If I were to come over here I'd probably go and live in that area as well.

Also, whether this is a bad or a good thing, it's relatively close to where I live. I live in the south Cotswolds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotswolds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotswolds)) which has some nice historic towns.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Hazbollah on August 06, 2012, 12:48:51 AM
Actually, I'd think about Northumberland. Nice people and countryside, just God help you if you're seen wearing a coat.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on August 06, 2012, 01:29:33 AM
Have you ever been to Britain before, rooster?
I've already stated the answer to that question. Unless you have anything relevant to add, I suggest you stop mucking up my thread.

???

I'll just back away slowly.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on August 06, 2012, 03:22:12 AM
Lol  :). tick tock, tick tock.
GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY THREAD YOU USELESS MERKAN



So no one has been to Stourhead?

Went there for a school trip when I was in primary school. We dressed up as Ancient Greeks. It was nice.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on August 06, 2012, 03:24:47 AM
Have you ever been to Britain before, rooster?
I've already stated the answer to that question. Unless you have anything relevant to add, I suggest you stop mucking up my thread.

He does have a point though. Even if you're really strapped for cash it'll be worth visiting, if only to have a look at your planned housing or the areas you're considering to get a feel for them.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 06, 2012, 04:38:52 AM
Have you ever been to Britain before, rooster?
I've already stated the answer to that question. Unless you have anything relevant to add, I suggest you stop mucking up my thread.

He does have a point though. Even if you're really strapped for cash it'll be worth visiting, if only to have a look at your planned housing or the areas you're considering to get a feel for them.
Of course, I'm already planning on that. First I'm just trying to figure out a handful of places that I want to check out.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 06, 2012, 07:41:19 AM
If you go to Sheffield you get to suck my penis
no thank you


I think I regret this.
Seemed a good idea at the time but in sobriety it's not that funny.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: hoppy on August 06, 2012, 11:40:31 AM
It was pretty funny after tusk's insult.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 06, 2012, 12:02:43 PM
I resent all insinuations of my physical immaturity
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: hoppy on August 06, 2012, 12:11:16 PM
I resent all insinuations of my physical immaturity
Just go with it dude, it's better than looking old. You will be happy about it in a few years.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 06, 2012, 03:54:19 PM
I'm not actually that bothered, doesn't really affect me.

In other news, Jerusalem should be our national anthem
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on August 06, 2012, 04:10:12 PM
Jerusalem should be our national anthem
wtf for?

FYI: Jerusalem isn't in the UK. Why push our tongues up the Jews arses? Have you seen modern day Jerusalem? Why would we want to build that in England's green and pleasant lands? Or are you some religious zealot who thinks we should have deep religious undertones in our anthem?
(http://www.michaeltotten.com/images/Qalandia%20Checkpoint%20Barbed%20Wire.jpg)

How about we either carry on singing about crushing Scots or we write something new without all the reach-around for Israel?

Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Vindictus on August 06, 2012, 04:14:46 PM
Jerusalem should be our national anthem
wtf for?

FYI: Jerusalem isn't in the UK. Why push our tongues up the Jews arses? Have you seen modern day Jerusalem?

In all fairness, I don't think Jerusalem was ever a nice place to live.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Blanko on August 06, 2012, 04:15:33 PM
I don't get it. Why would you want to get out of America so badly just to move into the second-most American place in the world?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on August 06, 2012, 04:17:20 PM
Jerusalem should be our national anthem
wtf for?

FYI: Jerusalem isn't in the UK. Why push our tongues up the Jews arses? Have you seen modern day Jerusalem?

In all fairness, I don't think Jerusalem was ever a nice place to live.
Yeah, its always been a dump. the song was originally about bringing religion to the UK. Stupid choice for 21st century.

I wouldn't sing our anthem if it was Jerusalem. What an awful awful choice.

I don't get it. Why would you want to get out of America so badly just to move into the second-most American place in the world?
Canada?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on August 06, 2012, 04:26:35 PM
Jerusalem was pretty amazing during the Golden Age of Islam, there was an outpouring of science and art from the whole region and a level of secularism we're yet to match.

But unless Rooster has a time machine on hand that's not a particularly relevant point.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Tusk on August 06, 2012, 04:41:20 PM

How about we carry on singing about crushing Scots

One day, when I've nothing better to do, I'm going to track you down, drag you into the street and go totally Bannockburn on your sad, self absorbed, whinging little ass.

You can sing all you want about crushing rebellious Scots. You'll just be singing an octave higher with your new crushed scrotum.

Twat.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on August 06, 2012, 04:46:40 PM
You see everyone? You see how rebellious they are? Its not just us being unreasonable. They are very difficult to live beside.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: General Douchebag on August 06, 2012, 04:55:40 PM

How about we carry on singing about crushing Scots

One day, when I've nothing better to do, I'm going to track you down, drag you into the street and go totally Bannockburn on your sad, self absorbed, whinging little ass.

You can sing all you want about crushing rebellious Scots. You'll just be singing an octave higher with your new crushed scrotum.

Twat.

Our national anthem is about murdering the shit out of his kind and calling them wankers, we probably aught to cut him some slack.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 06, 2012, 05:44:53 PM
I don't get it. Why would you want to get out of America so badly just to move into the second-most American place in the world?
I suppose when you revive a thread people stop paying attention to the first few pages. u__u

England may only be a stepping stone to other countries or it may not. I want something outside of America but nothing too alien. I'm not that adventurous. But hopping over to the Euro continent would be really easy so I might not feel the need to move to the continent proper.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Tusk on August 06, 2012, 05:56:09 PM
You see everyone? You see how rebellious they are? Its not just us being unreasonable. They are very difficult to live beside.

The problem I have is where people, much like yourself, for whatever reason, deem it aceptable to deride an entire nation of individuals due to geographical location. It displays an ignorance not only of the individuals you are insulting but also of basic human nature.

 There are those within any culture who, for their own personal reasons, will turn on those outwith that culture. I don't do that shit. I take people as I find them regardless of colour, race, religious belief or the place they were born on an atlas.

I am proud to be a pure bred Scot, and consider my country to be one of the best places in the world, but, and your'e not going to believe this, I also respect an Englishman's right to believe in Queen and country and all that goes with it. As an aside I once punched out one of my oldest friends for insulting a young English couple who were up here on holiday. Nice kids just looking to enjoy themselves in a different location when some drunken twat starts laying off about not being able to spend Scottish notes South of Cumbria. Not their fault and I gave him fair warning.

It's a bit like a Texan believing his, or her, state is the best in the Union but still being proud to be a part of the United States of America.

Our national anthem is about murdering the shit out of his kind and calling them wankers, we probably aught to cut him some slack.

See above.

I did my best as way of explanation.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 06, 2012, 06:49:18 PM
Oh Jesus.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on August 06, 2012, 09:04:43 PM
I love Tusk.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 06, 2012, 10:55:40 PM
I don't get it. Why would you want to get out of America so badly just to move into the second-most American place in the world?

What




Anyway all I want is a national anthem like everyone else with swords and shit and not just 'Hey God keep performing magic CPR on some monarchic bint'
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on August 07, 2012, 03:21:09 AM
I always thought 'Land of Hope and Glory' would make a nice anthem.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Parsifal on August 07, 2012, 05:15:17 AM
I wouldn't sing our anthem if it was Jerusalem. What an awful awful choice.

I don't know Jerusalem, but it surely can't be any worse than the anthem you already have.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 07, 2012, 09:21:42 AM
I literally know no worse
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Hazbollah on August 07, 2012, 10:01:46 AM
Even though I'm in favour of the monarchy, I agree that God Save the Queen is a shit anthem. I Vow to Thee My Country or Land of Hope and Glory (hell, even Rule Britannia) would be better. Jerusalem is specifically English, so that wouldn't work. It'd like having Flower of Scotland as the UK anthem.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 07, 2012, 10:18:53 AM
Show of Hands "Roots" (http://#ws)


Blates this
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 07, 2012, 10:24:32 AM
Even though I'm in favour of the monarchy, I agree that God Save the Queen is a shit anthem. I Vow to Thee My Country or Land of Hope and Glory (hell, even Rule Britannia) would be better. Jerusalem is specifically English, so that wouldn't work. It'd like having Flower of Scotland as the UK anthem.

Our anthem does suck.

It's boring and out of date.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Hazbollah on August 07, 2012, 12:54:05 PM
Even though I'm in favour of the monarchy, I agree that God Save the Queen is a shit anthem. I Vow to Thee My Country or Land of Hope and Glory (hell, even Rule Britannia) would be better. Jerusalem is specifically English, so that wouldn't work. It'd like having Flower of Scotland as the UK anthem.

Our anthem does suck.

It's boring and out of date.
Yeah. It's pointless now anyway, it was written to be played as a propaganda piece during the Jacobite rebellion. I have no idea why it was kept on. It's basically 'yay, the House of Hanover!' and while I support the royals, it's hardly anything to do with Britain (then or now).
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: James on August 08, 2012, 01:35:53 AM
The song Jerusalem is not about the actual Middle-Eastern town of Jerusalem.

"And did those feet in ancient time?" is a rhetorical question, the answer to which is supposed to be "yes! They did", because Jerusalem is not about Jerusalem, but actually about Blake's hypothesis that Jesus Christ literally, physically travelled to the United Kingdom during his gap year (see:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_years_of_Jesus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_years_of_Jesus)) on a druid internship programme and that this trip is part of what imbues Britain with its magical properties.

Although I believe that Jesus also went backpacking in India during this time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_years_of_Jesus#Jesus_in_India (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_years_of_Jesus#Jesus_in_India)), I also reckon he made it in time to start his work placement at Stonehenge, so I actually agree with Blake and for this reason I too am of the opinion that Jerusalem would be a fantastic national anthem, because it would teach us some propositions about history.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on August 08, 2012, 04:43:27 AM
Hey, you know what should be the national anthem? Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1. Not only is it uplifting, not only is it a fine piece of craftsmanship from this country's most iconic composer, but it is quintessentially English and you can dance to it and you don't have to sing. What more could you ask for?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Ichimaru Gin :] on August 08, 2012, 05:23:42 AM
I like the music to God Save the Queen, perhaps just some reworked lyrics?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on August 08, 2012, 05:26:41 AM
I like the music to God Save the Queen, perhaps just some reworked lyrics?
I'm sure you are aware the music is called 'America'. I see what you are doing, but it won't work.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Crudblud on August 08, 2012, 06:58:02 AM
Ahem.

Hey, you know what should be the national anthem? Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1. Not only is it uplifting, not only is it a fine piece of craftsmanship from this country's most iconic composer, but it is quintessentially English and you can dance to it and you don't have to sing. What more could you ask for?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: WardoggKC130FE on August 21, 2012, 02:40:09 AM
Hey Rooster.  I just went to England again.  It still isn't better than 'Merica!

Although I sure do love their beers and all the other beers from the other countries that you can get there that you cant get back in the states.

BTW do we have Germans on here?  Like that actually live in Germany I have some questions about my recent visit.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on August 21, 2012, 02:42:35 AM
I love visiting Germany. Germany is awesome and German's are unsettlingly nice. They are probably up to something.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on August 21, 2012, 02:43:41 AM
I only visited Germany briefly. As in I walked over the border and back again. I would like to visit there though, Germans are fun.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 21, 2012, 10:17:59 AM
I went to Germany (Munich) a few months back and loved it.

I'd highly recommend Germany as well.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 21, 2012, 10:20:08 AM
I love Germany.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 21, 2012, 11:03:27 AM
You guys are making me way too jelly. I'm in love with Germany.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 21, 2012, 11:39:26 AM
Belgium is also incredibly sexy. But assuming you are an ignorant monolingual Yank, stick to England.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 21, 2012, 11:44:17 AM
Not a big fan of Belgium, although I have only been to Brussels so I could be looking at it from a Bias point of view.

I'm also going to Germany at the end of September for the Oktoberfest, it's gonna be fun.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 21, 2012, 11:45:11 AM
Not a big fan of Belgium, although I have only been to Brussels so I could be looking at it from a Bias point of view.

Yeah, Brussels seriously sucks ass. Antwerpen or Gent are thousands of times better.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Hazbollah on August 21, 2012, 12:01:57 PM
I love visiting Germany. Germany is awesome and German's are unsettlingly nice. They are probably up to something.
The Germans are ALWAYS up to something.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 21, 2012, 12:11:23 PM
Belgium is also incredibly sexy. But assuming you are an ignorant monolingual Yank, stick to England.
Hold on now, I've taken 2 years of German, it's pretty basic but I would be able to get by. And anyhow, I know that the majority of Germans speak English. You can keep Belgium though, I don't care about that one.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 21, 2012, 12:16:14 PM
And anyhow, I know that the majority of Germans speak English. You can keep Belgium though, I don't care about that one.

1.
a) Plenty don't.
b) Pretty hard to integrate into a country you can't speak the language of.

2.
You're not American by any chance are you?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 21, 2012, 12:28:26 PM
And anyhow, I know that the majority of Germans speak English. You can keep Belgium though, I don't care about that one.

1.
a) Plenty don't.
b) Pretty hard to integrate into a country you can't speak the language of.

2.
You're not American by any chance are you?
I have a friend who lives just fine over in German at the moment with very little understanding of the language. My advisor lived in Germany for a few years and to learn the language she had to move to an urban locale just so people would stop speaking English to her. And as I already mentioned I've taken 2 years of it, with that foundation and being surrounded by German I'm sure I'd pick it up quickly. The best way to learn a language is to integrate yourself after all.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 21, 2012, 12:42:27 PM
It's all about context.
No German has ever switched to English with me, and during my recent hitchhike through Europe I couldn't count the amount of times I needed to translate for people who had no German.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 21, 2012, 12:42:40 PM
And anyhow, I know that the majority of Germans speak English. You can keep Belgium though, I don't care about that one.

1.
a) Plenty don't.
b) Pretty hard to integrate into a country you can't speak the language of.

2.
You're not American by any chance are you?
I have a friend who lives just fine over in German at the moment with very little understanding of the language. My advisor lived in Germany for a few years and to learn the language she had to move to an urban locale just so people would stop speaking English to her. And as I already mentioned I've taken 2 years of it, with that foundation and being surrounded by German I'm sure I'd pick it up quickly. The best way to learn a language is to integrate yourself after all.

Compared to other countries in Europe I'd say the Germans are one of the worst for speaking English.

That's not to say they aren't pretty fluent. It's also highly dependent on where you go. East Germany aren't as fluent in English as West Germany.

But when I travel I try to avoid the use of English (if I can) and speak the native language. I just think it shows a mark of respect.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 21, 2012, 01:01:30 PM
It's all about context.
No German has ever switched to English with me, and during my recent hitchhike through Europe I couldn't count the amount of times I needed to translate for people who had no German.
Good, I would want to actually learn it as quickly as possible. But again, I'm not someone who has no German. If they talk to me like I'm 6 years old then I'd be fine. And until I actually know the language well enough I would stick to the bigger cities of course. I'm not a crazy hitchhiking teenager or anything...
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: EnigmaZV on August 21, 2012, 01:31:21 PM
I love visiting Germany. Germany is awesome and German's are unsettlingly nice. They are probably up to something.

Perhaps they're trying to make up for trying to take over the world.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on August 21, 2012, 02:06:39 PM
They've been too quiet for too long...
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 22, 2012, 08:29:05 PM
Alright Brits, tell me about Liverpool and the surrounding area.

The company A&A works for has a branch there and I see there's a World Museum which looks great for me. Anyone been to that?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on August 22, 2012, 09:02:11 PM
They have a soccer team.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 23, 2012, 12:06:27 AM
Liverpool doesn't have a good reputation, but I've never been there. Personally I wouldn't want to live there myself. It's near the peak district tho.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 23, 2012, 12:08:14 AM
Liverpool doesn't have a good reputation, but I've never been there. Personally I wouldn't want to live there myself. It's near the peak district tho.
What kind of reputation does it have?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on August 23, 2012, 01:24:28 AM
According to a friend who visited there once, its full of gays but she didn't clarify whether that was a good thing or a bad thing to her.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 23, 2012, 01:30:51 AM
Liverpool has a tradition of sucking but according to everyone I know who's lived or visited there, it's totally different now and is actually awesome.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on August 23, 2012, 11:13:52 AM
Liverpool doesn't have a good reputation, but I've never been there. Personally I wouldn't want to live there myself. It's near the peak district tho.
What kind of reputation does it have?

This is the reason why

Harry Enfield - The Scousers Visit The Beach (http://#)

Scousas are Liverpudlians.

 My opinion's based on reputation only so it might still be a good place to live.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on August 23, 2012, 03:19:59 PM
Liverpool doesn't have a good reputation, but I've never been there. Personally I wouldn't want to live there myself. It's near the peak district tho.
What kind of reputation does it have?
I lived there for 5 years. Its an absolute dump. Also Scousers think they are funny, but they actually come across as aggressive and sinister. Its an area of high crime, relative poverty and an indecipherable accent. Best avoided.

*It won European City of Culture in 2008. That means it was singled out for regeneration and a boost for income because it was such a hole. Biggest poo-hole in Europe in 2008.

Quote from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Capital_of_Culture
Consequently, the beneficial socio-economic development and impact for the chosen city are now also considered in determining the chosen cities.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: The Terror on August 23, 2012, 03:23:35 PM
Chester is near Liverpool, and it's an old Roman town so there's probably some sort of historical shit there.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on August 23, 2012, 03:28:49 PM
Chester is near Liverpool, and it's an old Roman town so there's probably some sort of historical shit there.
Hollyoaks is filmed in Chester.
http://www.e4.com/hollyoaks/index.html (http://www.e4.com/hollyoaks/index.html)

I'm going to rest my case.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 23, 2012, 03:31:06 PM
I HEARD IT IS NICE

So there
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on August 23, 2012, 03:33:38 PM
I lived there. In a house that had bars on the windows. Followed by another house with bars on the windows. In fact every house in liverpool has bars on the windows. Heaven help you if you have a house fire.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 23, 2012, 03:36:09 PM
Live in Bradford.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: The Terror on August 23, 2012, 03:37:24 PM
The only person I know who's visited Liverpool recently got mugged there.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on August 23, 2012, 03:44:16 PM
Live in Bradford.
I can't, I'm white. :(

The only person I know who's visited Liverpool recently got mugged there.
Almost every student I knew got mugged at some point. I had a guy threaten to stab me with a screwdriver on my way home from the corner shop and one night a big bald guy grabbed me and told me he'd rape me. Luckily I made out like I was going to cooperate and then as soon as he loosened his grip I legged it, leaving the horny rapist nursing a semi in a damp alleyway in Toxteth. Fuck I hate Liverpool.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 23, 2012, 03:45:35 PM
Ok maybe not Liverpool.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on August 23, 2012, 03:54:49 PM
Ok maybe not Liverpool.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: hoppy on August 23, 2012, 06:41:36 PM
Live in Bradford.
I can't, I'm white. :(

The only person I know who's visited Liverpool recently got mugged there.
Almost every student I knew got mugged at some point. I had a guy threaten to stab me with a screwdriver on my way home from the corner shop and one night a big bald guy grabbed me and told me he'd rape me. Luckily I made out like I was going to cooperate and then as soon as he loosened his grip I legged it, leaving the horny rapist nursing a semi in a damp alleyway in Toxteth. Fuck I hate Liverpool.
LOL.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 24, 2012, 04:42:06 AM
Although this:

Toxteth.

is your problem. Who the fuck lives in Toxteth?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Roundy the Truthinessist on August 29, 2012, 10:55:09 PM
one night a big bald guy grabbed me and told me he'd rape me.

Big Mike?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on August 30, 2012, 02:44:24 AM
London is big and scary.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Beorn on December 27, 2012, 02:11:48 PM
America is terrible.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: OrbisNonSufficit on December 27, 2012, 02:55:28 PM
America is terrible.

The Lowlands suck.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on December 28, 2012, 07:14:19 AM
EUROPE YEAH
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: babsinva on December 29, 2012, 06:31:12 PM
A couple honest questions for Brits.  Sorry to change the subject, but it's still on topic almost.

I am not poking fun but really want to know.

1)  I've heard many Brits say that most of the Americans they encountered were rednecks, YET the telly show "Keeping Up Appearances" has the character Onslow, so you guys have them too, do you not?

2) One character on the show said, "I just painted me nails" instead of saying "my" nails.  Is that for lower class people like rednecks or those with cockney accents?

3) On the the same show there was a small refrigerator or maybe frig/freezer that Brits probably call an icebox.  Box is right, it's small, for that is the size Americans would have behind a bar in their house. (if they had one in their house)  Our frigerators are 68 inches tall approx, which is more than 5 1/2 feet.  Do you not grocery shop for a week at a time?  (We do in US, sometimes there are some things we buy only every 2 weeks or once a month, but weekly is somewhat the standard.)  Do you only buy food for one day at a time?  Our frig is taller than the average height of most women and the height of most average men.  (I said average).
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on December 29, 2012, 06:49:06 PM
1) We have poor, stupid people, yes.
2) Yes. Its actually more Estuary English. The estuary being the river Thames.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estuary_English
^ Enjoy. That's how many English people really speak.
3) We can buy 'American' refrigerators but most of us don't. This is because we don't eat as much food as Americans and so don't need to store as much.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: hoppy on December 29, 2012, 07:18:49 PM
1) We have poor, stupid people, yes.
2) Yes. Its actually more Estuary English. The estuary being the river Thames.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estuary_English
^ Enjoy. That's how many English people really speak.
3) We can buy 'American' refrigerators but most of us don't. This is because we don't eat as much food as Americans and so don't need to store as much.
This is because you Brits don't have enough money.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: babsinva on December 29, 2012, 07:26:18 PM
3) On the the same show there was a small refrigerator or maybe frig/freezer that Brits probably call an icebox.  Box is right, it's small, for that is the size Americans would have behind a bar in their house. (if they had one in their house)  Our frigerators are 68 inches tall approx, which is more than 5 1/2 feet.  Do you not grocery shop for a week at a time?  (We do in US, sometimes there are some things we buy only every 2 weeks or once a month, but weekly is somewhat the standard.)  Do you only buy food for one day at a time?  Our frig is taller than the average height of most women and the height of most average men.  (I said average).
3) We can buy 'American' refrigerators but most of us don't. This is because we don't eat as much food as Americans and so don't need to store as much.

Thanks for responding Thork and yes I agree Americans each too much and that's because they (we) are a) spoiled brats and because we b) like things big like our SUV's and we c) waste alot of energy.  We also have an obesity problem in this country, which Jaime Oliver originally of the U.K. is trying help with in our schools with his "food revolution".

Aside from that though, still it is really hard to fix a big meal with such a tiny frig.  Even if you did not have anyone over to entertain but instead just cooked for an average family of 4 it's nearly impossible.  Let's say you have a roast, some stuffing you want to make, a vegetable and maybe a salad.  You need more than one item to make the stuffing and more than one item to make a salad plus the salad dressing.  The dressing(s) may be more than one because not everyone in the family has the same taste.  Then of course you have different palattes for different drinks.  How can you stuff all of that in a tony box-like frig you people have?  My gosh, - IF YOU could store all that - -  you wouldn't be able to store anything else for the week.  That makes for multiples trips to the store.  So while we eat alot, you guys use alot of gas going to the store every day.  And that too is wasteful.  Now I know we discussed that Americans eat alot more than Britons, however when I said prepare a BIG meal, I just mean it's not soup from a can.  No one says you have to eat the entire meal at one sitting IF you were to cook a big meal.  You could have leftovers the next night, or even freeze some for another day next week, but even your freezer is small, so you wouldn't be able to do that either.  Even IF we ate more moderately and didn't go back for 2nds and 3rds at mealtime, then like I said we could save some for another day.  And gosh knows it really would be hard IF YOU were to decide to entertain several guests.  My gosh how do you LIVE with little box frigs?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Son of Orospu on December 29, 2012, 07:41:00 PM
Maybe that is why they drink warm beer.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on December 29, 2012, 10:26:28 PM
3) On the the same show there was a small refrigerator or maybe frig/freezer that Brits probably call an icebox.  Box is right, it's small, for that is the size Americans would have behind a bar in their house. (if they had one in their house)  Our frigerators are 68 inches tall approx, which is more than 5 1/2 feet.  Do you not grocery shop for a week at a time?  (We do in US, sometimes there are some things we buy only every 2 weeks or once a month, but weekly is somewhat the standard.)  Do you only buy food for one day at a time?  Our frig is taller than the average height of most women and the height of most average men.  (I said average).
3) We can buy 'American' refrigerators but most of us don't. This is because we don't eat as much food as Americans and so don't need to store as much.

Thanks for responding Thork and yes I agree Americans each too much and that's because they (we) are a) spoiled brats and because we b) like things big like our SUV's and we c) waste alot of energy.  We also have an obesity problem in this country, which Jaime Oliver originally of the U.K. is trying help with in our schools with his "food revolution".

Aside from that though, still it is really hard to fix a big meal with such a tiny frig.  Even if you did not have anyone over to entertain but instead just cooked for an average family of 4 it's nearly impossible.  Let's say you have a roast, some stuffing you want to make, a vegetable and maybe a salad.  You need more than one item to make the stuffing and more than one item to make a salad plus the salad dressing.  The dressing(s) may be more than one because not everyone in the family has the same taste.  Then of course you have different palattes for different drinks.  How can you stuff all of that in a tony box-like frig you people have?  My gosh, - IF YOU could store all that - -  you wouldn't be able to store anything else for the week.  That makes for multiples trips to the store.  So while we eat alot, you guys use alot of gas going to the store every day.  And that too is wasteful.  Now I know we discussed that Americans eat alot more than Britons, however when I said prepare a BIG meal, I just mean it's not soup from a can.  No one says you have to eat the entire meal at one sitting IF you were to cook a big meal.  You could have leftovers the next night, or even freeze some for another day next week, but even your freezer is small, so you wouldn't be able to do that either.  Even IF we ate more moderately and didn't go back for 2nds and 3rds at mealtime, then like I said we could save some for another day.  And gosh knows it really would be hard IF YOU were to decide to entertain several guests.  My gosh how do you LIVE with little box frigs?

Most of my food doesn't need to be put in the fridge or freezer.

It's either fresh or I make it myself from the raw ingredients (again most of which don't need to be put in the fridge like flour and butter)

All I have in my fridge atm is cheese, milk, veg (that needs the fridge), beer, sauces and some left overs. I don't need anymore fridge space.

The size of the fridge is also related to the size of the place it can be put in. From what I've seen most Americans have more space in their home than the average brit which means they can have a bigger fridge.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on December 30, 2012, 04:06:50 AM
(again most of which don't need to be put in the fridge like flour and butter)
??? You don't put butter in the fridge? Where do you live? Northern Canada?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on December 30, 2012, 05:12:53 AM
Maybe that is why they drink warm beer.

Not warm, just not ice cold, because we like to have beers that actually taste nice. Cooling beer deadens the taste, although to be honest, if I had to drink American beer all the time I'd like to deaden the taste too.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on December 30, 2012, 08:04:44 AM
(again most of which don't need to be put in the fridge like flour and butter)
??? You don't put butter in the fridge? Where do you live? Northern Canada?

No I put it in a butter dish. If you leave it in the fridge it's too hard to spread.

I wouldn't leave margarine out the fridge but butter is perfectly fine.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: OrbisNonSufficit on December 30, 2012, 10:03:59 AM
Maybe that is why they drink warm beer.

Not warm, just not ice cold, because we like to have beers that actually taste nice. Cooling beer deadens the taste, although to be honest, if I had to drink American beer all the time I'd like to deaden the taste too.

Implying you can't get anything but american beers in the US.  Not to mention that our microbreweries are often quite good.

We drink everything near ice cold, with the exception of the few drinks served neat.  I have not found that beers lack flavor when chilled, and I think the hugely refreshing nature that they gain from being chilled is worth the mild reduction in flavor.   I have been desperate and had a pretty much room temperature beer before, and it was not the flavor that made it not as good, but the simple fact that it was no longer refreshing.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: babsinva on December 30, 2012, 01:56:50 PM
3) On the the same show there was a small refrigerator or maybe frig/freezer that Brits probably call an icebox.  Box is right, it's small, for that is the size Americans would have behind a bar in their house. (if they had one in their house)  Our frigerators are 68 inches tall approx, which is more than 5 1/2 feet.  Do you not grocery shop for a week at a time?  (We do in US, sometimes there are some things we buy only every 2 weeks or once a month, but weekly is somewhat the standard.)  Do you only buy food for one day at a time?  Our frig is taller than the average height of most women and the height of most average men.  (I said average).
3) We can buy 'American' refrigerators but most of us don't. This is because we don't eat as much food as Americans and so don't need to store as much.

Thanks for responding Thork and yes I agree Americans each too much and that's because they (we) are a) spoiled brats and because we b) like things big like our SUV's and we c) waste alot of energy.  We also have an obesity problem in this country, which Jaime Oliver originally of the U.K. is trying help with in our schools with his "food revolution".

Aside from that though, still it is really hard to fix a big meal with such a tiny frig.  Even if you did not have anyone over to entertain but instead just cooked for an average family of 4 it's nearly impossible.  Let's say you have a roast, some stuffing you want to make, a vegetable and maybe a salad.  You need more than one item to make the stuffing and more than one item to make a salad plus the salad dressing.  The dressing(s) may be more than one because not everyone in the family has the same taste.  Then of course you have different palattes for different drinks.  How can you stuff all of that in a tony box-like frig you people have?  My gosh, - IF YOU could store all that - -  you wouldn't be able to store anything else for the week.  That makes for multiples trips to the store.  So while we eat alot, you guys use alot of gas going to the store every day.  And that too is wasteful.  Now I know we discussed that Americans eat alot more than Britons, however when I said prepare a BIG meal, I just mean it's not soup from a can.  No one says you have to eat the entire meal at one sitting IF you were to cook a big meal.  You could have leftovers the next night, or even freeze some for another day next week, but even your freezer is small, so you wouldn't be able to do that either.  Even IF we ate more moderately and didn't go back for 2nds and 3rds at mealtime, then like I said we could save some for another day.  And gosh knows it really would be hard IF YOU were to decide to entertain several guests.  My gosh how do you LIVE with little box frigs?

Most of my food doesn't need to be put in the fridge or freezer.

It's either fresh or I make it myself from the raw ingredients (again most of which don't need to be put in the fridge like flour and butter)

All I have in my fridge atm is cheese, milk, veg (that needs the fridge), beer, sauces and some left overs. I don't need anymore fridge space.

The size of the fridge is also related to the size of the place it can be put in. From what I've seen most Americans have more space in their home than the average brit which means they can have a bigger fridge.

Ok I get the "it's fresh" part, but you must shop everyday then in order for everything to be THAT fresh.  I buy meats and freeze them, so they don't spoil because I may not get around to cooking them for 10 days later.  Ok they are fresh in the sense that they are bought and then frozen right away, BUT NOT as fresh as cut from the butcher and cooked that day.  I don't know how you brits can shop everyday - - you must spend 30% of your life in the grocery store or market.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on December 30, 2012, 02:28:33 PM
3) On the the same show there was a small refrigerator or maybe frig/freezer that Brits probably call an icebox.  Box is right, it's small, for that is the size Americans would have behind a bar in their house. (if they had one in their house)  Our frigerators are 68 inches tall approx, which is more than 5 1/2 feet.  Do you not grocery shop for a week at a time?  (We do in US, sometimes there are some things we buy only every 2 weeks or once a month, but weekly is somewhat the standard.)  Do you only buy food for one day at a time?  Our frig is taller than the average height of most women and the height of most average men.  (I said average).
3) We can buy 'American' refrigerators but most of us don't. This is because we don't eat as much food as Americans and so don't need to store as much.

Thanks for responding Thork and yes I agree Americans each too much and that's because they (we) are a) spoiled brats and because we b) like things big like our SUV's and we c) waste alot of energy.  We also have an obesity problem in this country, which Jaime Oliver originally of the U.K. is trying help with in our schools with his "food revolution".

Aside from that though, still it is really hard to fix a big meal with such a tiny frig.  Even if you did not have anyone over to entertain but instead just cooked for an average family of 4 it's nearly impossible.  Let's say you have a roast, some stuffing you want to make, a vegetable and maybe a salad.  You need more than one item to make the stuffing and more than one item to make a salad plus the salad dressing.  The dressing(s) may be more than one because not everyone in the family has the same taste.  Then of course you have different palattes for different drinks.  How can you stuff all of that in a tony box-like frig you people have?  My gosh, - IF YOU could store all that - -  you wouldn't be able to store anything else for the week.  That makes for multiples trips to the store.  So while we eat alot, you guys use alot of gas going to the store every day.  And that too is wasteful.  Now I know we discussed that Americans eat alot more than Britons, however when I said prepare a BIG meal, I just mean it's not soup from a can.  No one says you have to eat the entire meal at one sitting IF you were to cook a big meal.  You could have leftovers the next night, or even freeze some for another day next week, but even your freezer is small, so you wouldn't be able to do that either.  Even IF we ate more moderately and didn't go back for 2nds and 3rds at mealtime, then like I said we could save some for another day.  And gosh knows it really would be hard IF YOU were to decide to entertain several guests.  My gosh how do you LIVE with little box frigs?

Most of my food doesn't need to be put in the fridge or freezer.

It's either fresh or I make it myself from the raw ingredients (again most of which don't need to be put in the fridge like flour and butter)

All I have in my fridge atm is cheese, milk, veg (that needs the fridge), beer, sauces and some left overs. I don't need anymore fridge space.

The size of the fridge is also related to the size of the place it can be put in. From what I've seen most Americans have more space in their home than the average brit which means they can have a bigger fridge.

Ok I get the "it's fresh" part, but you must shop everyday then in order for everything to be THAT fresh.  I buy meats and freeze them, so they don't spoil because I may not get around to cooking them for 10 days later.  Ok they are fresh in the sense that they are bought and then frozen right away, BUT NOT as fresh as cut from the butcher and cooked that day.  I don't know how you brits can shop everyday - - you must spend 30% of your life in the grocery store or market.

I shop weekly sometimes fortnightly. So in my case... you're wrong.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on December 30, 2012, 02:46:23 PM
So... what do you do with meat? Or do you not eat it?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on December 30, 2012, 02:55:28 PM
So... what do you do with meat? Or do you not eat it?

I'm a vegi, don't eat it.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Son of Orospu on December 30, 2012, 06:32:05 PM
So... what do you do with meat? Or do you not eat it?

I'm a vegi, don't eat it.

Ah, that explains it.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on December 30, 2012, 09:44:02 PM
Ew, chavs are awful.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: illmunati on December 30, 2012, 09:55:37 PM
http://lolchamp.com/england-as-portrayed-by-a-japanese-textbook (http://lolchamp.com/england-as-portrayed-by-a-japanese-textbook)
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: OrbisNonSufficit on December 30, 2012, 10:00:08 PM
Oh dats da good stuff suh.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: illmunati on December 30, 2012, 10:02:03 PM
indeed
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on December 31, 2012, 04:33:55 AM
Chavs piss me off so much. Aggressive behaviour for no reason other than kicks. Sometimes I think I actually felt safer in Russia.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on December 31, 2012, 05:44:13 AM
Scotland also have Neds.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: babsinva on January 15, 2013, 06:48:10 PM
Ok another question for Brits.

1)  How many TV channels do you get?  In the USA we have cable, FiOS and satellite and those 3 can provide as little as 125 channels and upward of 200+ depending on which 3 you have and which package you purchase within those 3 options.

2)  Also can anyone answer this question in another thread about Brit TV http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php/topic,56117.msg1439222.html#msg1439222 (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php/topic,56117.msg1439222.html#msg1439222)
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Parsifal on January 15, 2013, 11:47:26 PM
as little as 125 channels

I lol'd.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on January 16, 2013, 03:26:05 AM
Ok another question for Brits.

1)  How many TV channels do you get?  In the USA we have cable, FiOS and satellite and those 3 can provide as little as 125 channels and upward of 200+ depending on which 3 you have and which package you purchase within those 3 options.

2)  Also can anyone answer this question in another thread about Brit TV http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php/topic,56117.msg1439222.html#msg1439222 (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php/topic,56117.msg1439222.html#msg1439222)


As far as I'm aware we get most of your shows pretty soon after they're shown in America.

And channelwise, I always think of it as 5 channels (or 4 if you're one of the lucky people that doesn't pick up the shit that we call Channel 5) but we recently had our digital switchover, which means there are probably around 100 channels to choose from, of which about 10 are worth the effort. Of course, you can get Sky for 15 or so a month and that's a different kettle of fish.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on January 16, 2013, 04:20:57 AM
Ok another question for Brits.

1)  How many TV channels do you get?  In the USA we have cable, FiOS and satellite and those 3 can provide as little as 125 channels and upward of 200+ depending on which 3 you have and which package you purchase within those 3 options.

We have BBC 1, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 available on analogue, though we're slowly turning off the analogue channels

You can have hundreds of channels depending on your provider. For instance, I have Freeview, a digital TV service which gives me somewhere in the region of 150 channels. (Including digital versions of the channels above)

For a full list see http://freeview.co.uk (http://freeview.co.uk)


Quote
2)  Also can anyone answer this question in another thread about Brit TV http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php/topic,56117.msg1439222.html#msg1439222 (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/forum/index.php/topic,56117.msg1439222.html#msg1439222)

Depends, we tend to be a few months behind. For instance last night we just got the halloween episode of the Cleveland Show.

Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Space Cowgirl on January 16, 2013, 07:53:28 AM
I get about 800 channels, but lots of them are PPV, and some of them are music.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on January 16, 2013, 01:51:05 PM
To be honest I wouldn't have time to watch over a 100 channels.

At most I probably watch 8 channels regularly.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Nomad on January 16, 2013, 01:56:05 PM
Yeah I wouldn't mind paying for a cable service that gave me exactly the channels that I'd bother to watch and nothing more.  Cartoon Network and Comedy Central pretty much.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Jack1704 on January 24, 2013, 11:35:26 AM
Adult channel 10 minute freeview
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on January 26, 2013, 11:30:04 AM
Jack knows
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on February 15, 2013, 12:39:52 PM
So I'm going to apply to several places for postgraduate school. Edinburgh and Southampton are definite, Bristol and Cambridge are possibilities. I'll probably apply to a slew of schools just because. And if I actually manage to make it to England this summer then I will be visiting campuses.

Southampton was the only school I've seen so far that specifically has a Public History programme which is more what I'm looking for, but Edinburgh has a ton of programmes.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on February 15, 2013, 01:07:43 PM
Edinburgh is full of scotsman. Do not believe what Hollywood tells you. They are the ugliest race of people to ever crawl the earth. Their aversion to exercise and an unreasonable fear of vegetables makes them all look as if they are rotting from the inside out.

Bristol is an awesome city. Cardiff might be worth a look too. Manchester is great if you are gay. Avoid Birmingham at all costs. My sister went to Durham. Its nice but quiet. Southampton is a good choice. Cambridge is nice but is very expensive. Same for the dreaming spires.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on February 15, 2013, 01:30:53 PM
Edinburgh is full of scotsman. Do not believe what Hollywood tells you. They are the ugliest race of people to ever crawl the earth. Their aversion to exercise and an unreasonable fear of vegetables makes them all look as if they are rotting from the inside out.

Bristol is an awesome city. Cardiff might be worth a look too. Manchester is great if you are gay. Avoid Birmingham at all costs. My sister went to Durham. Its nice but quiet. Southampton is a good choice. Cambridge is nice but is very expensive. Same for the dreaming spires.
Then I'd feel like a celebrity in Scotland. As I'm not going for eye candy I'll ignore your warnings for Edinburgh.

I don't mind a quiet campus. Isn't Cardiff basically Wales now? Don't know if I want to go there. Southampton remains a top choice, PP had great reviews for it and it does have that Public History programme. I assumed Cambridge would be expensive, might still apply anyway.

My bb's aunt and uncle live in Manchester. I'll have to take a closer look at that one too despite the gays.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Dinosaur Neil on February 15, 2013, 02:15:15 PM
Edinburgh is full of scotsman. Do not believe what Hollywood tells you. They are the ugliest race of people to ever crawl the earth. Their aversion to exercise and an unreasonable fear of vegetables makes them all look as if they are rotting from the inside out.

What's your problem with the Scots, pal?  >o<
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Thork on February 15, 2013, 03:16:37 PM
I wouldn't throw Cardiff away so soon. Its just over the bridge from Bristol. Its on the River Taff. The city is awesome to go out in, but not too big. Amazing facilities like the Welsh National institute for sport, the Millennium stadium often has cool stuff going on, lots of castles nearby to fill you up with history. The Cathedral in Llandaff and its surrounded by some of the most beautiful Britain we have.

(http://www.oldukphotos.com/graphics/Wales%20Photos/Glamorganshire,%20Cardiff,%20Llandaff%20Cathedral%20from%20the%20north.jpg)
Llandaff Cathedral

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRS6MCU-TeKgiltaT-NHAqu83hRKnNMgj9IpWXUgqmH7QQhwk7XbQ)
Watch a game in the Millennium stadium. Rugby or football but I'd recommend the rugby if you are in Wales. If you could get a ticket for Wales Vs England the atmosphere would be awesome. They hate us. lol.

(http://www.vigilantsecurityservices.co.uk/Portals/0/cardiff.jpg)
Random picture of Cardiff. The near view is the university.

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR8mxQfuqlEJSm0xdomxQ0xAkzK-ZvBc5PUp4vrZqj2dW8AioWb)
Moar cardiff.

(http://www.vreaubileteavion.ro/images/orase/cardiff-3.jpg)
Castle

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXxYf98nbhVm-HLTWU8CdgJ-eC-91M_K4SpoWn3CW6_eyCvwhk)
Castle

(http://visitbritainnordic.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/cardiff-castle-from-bute-park-cardiff-wales-c2a9britainonview.jpg?w=500&h=335)
Castle

(http://www.letsflycheaper.com/images/travelguides/cardiff06.jpg)
Castle

(http://www.freeimageslive.co.uk/files/images008/cardiff_castle_walls.preview.jpg)
Yet another castle.

(http://www.extremesailingseries.com/images/sized/images/gallery/2012/Cardiffbay-760x360.jpg)
Awesome drinking and eating around the docks.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wNpxTl5nc0M/SsR9oM6nw9I/AAAAAAAAAQ8/3-fHvj6BGiw/s640/Grande+Arcade+2.jpg)
Shopping

(http://www.wfpcardiff.co.uk/images/cardiff-3.jpg)
Shopping

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/7/9/1278668006627/cardiff-arcades-001.jpg)
Shopping - you get the idea.


I'd be torn between Cardiff and Bristol to be honest. I've never met anyone who doesn't like Cardiff. Also your bf will like. They have local beer on tap everywhere, and going out is awesome. tons to see and do. Loads of sport. both Bristol and Cardiff are really 'healthy' cities with lots of activities and stuff.

5 mins in the car and you are in the middle of nowhere forest for biking, hiking etc.
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k5/VEGA165/Taff%20Trail/007.jpg)
(http://www.fodors.com/world/europe/wales/pic.jpg)

Oh, and you'd be studying here.
(http://www.visitcardiff.com/xsdbimgs/News%20images/Cardiff%20Uni%20web.jpg)

(http://www.visitcardiff.net/GraduationDay.JPG)

(http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000mDtDrvrp5o8/s/750/750/Cardiff-University.jpg)

Student union
(http://www.innerbassradio.com/images/eventlist/venues/cstu_1277829568.jpg)

Really good reputation uni. For study I'd pick Cardiff as number one. To work, I'd pick Bristol.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Parsifal on February 15, 2013, 05:07:45 PM
5 mins in the car and you are in the middle of nowhere

>lives in Britain
>thinks he knows what the middle of nowhere is like
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on February 15, 2013, 05:36:15 PM
Hmm, you're a good salesman, Thork.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Rushy on February 15, 2013, 06:19:13 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2013/jan/29/immigration-britain-ministers-gallery#/?picture=403156520&index=12 (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2013/jan/29/immigration-britain-ministers-gallery#/?picture=403156520&index=12)
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on February 15, 2013, 06:25:34 PM
You're still talking about this on the level of sight-seeing and scenery?  Really?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Ocius on February 15, 2013, 06:51:35 PM
When I was in France I remember the countryside being really pretty, and the cities being really dirty. They also have porno magazines in plain view, and perfume ads with naked people. The best bread I've ever had I got from a small bakery that made it fresh every morning. Their icecream is also pretty high tier.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on February 15, 2013, 08:11:35 PM
You're still talking about this on the level of sight-seeing and scenery?  Really?
Who are you talking to?

These schools were all on a list of top history programmes. Cardiff was on the list as well. Southampton being one of my top picks because of the Public History graduate programme.

You're either trolling or you're an idiot.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Ocius on February 15, 2013, 08:28:16 PM
programmes.

Are you trying to be English?
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on February 15, 2013, 08:32:46 PM
programmes.

Are you trying to be English?
I've been looking at programmes all day. They're not American programs so I may as well spell what I'm talking about correctly. And if I live there I won't be a douche and keep American spelling. The Brit I knew at college adapted our spelling as he should have.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Saddam Hussein on February 15, 2013, 08:48:31 PM
You're still talking about this on the level of sight-seeing and scenery?  Really?
Who are you talking to?

These schools were all on a list of top history programmes. Cardiff was on the list as well. Southampton being one of my top picks because of the Public History graduate programme.

You're either trolling or you're an idiot.

I can't wait to move to Scandinavia.  Skyrim made it seem so cool.
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: rooster on February 15, 2013, 09:12:58 PM
You're still talking about this on the level of sight-seeing and scenery?  Really?
Who are you talking to?

These schools were all on a list of top history programmes. Cardiff was on the list as well. Southampton being one of my top picks because of the Public History graduate programme.

You're either trolling or you're an idiot.

I can't wait to move to Scandinavia.  Skyrim made it seem so cool.
hush you
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: Eddy Baby on February 16, 2013, 12:29:40 AM
Hurrah for England
Title: Re: Calling All Brits
Post by: DDDDAts all folks on February 16, 2013, 01:01:10 AM
Cardiff is a nice place, I know a few friends who went there. I lived in Bristol for about 4 years; it's not a bad city but it does have its rough bits just like most other ciries.

I don't know anything about Southampton, but it is next to the New Forest and some nice parts of the UK so I wouldn't rule that out so quickly, especially if it's doing the course you want.

Cambridge is nice as well and has a good reputation. It also has more of a student atmosphere about it; you just go to Cambridge and 'feel' smarter.