If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either living in the UK or have visited recently. If not, then you might not be able to help but notice all the stereotypes that exist regarding English people and their culture. But you might have also assumed that these stereotypes were just that – stereotypical impressions formed by those who have never been to England or tried the English way of life. You might even think that being English is bad, and that’s why you dislike it so much when people call you that. But you’d be mistaken.
Many expats who live in the UK have discovered that being English can be surprisingly good – if you know how to do it. The English might not always do things the way you’re used to, but they’ll often give you a different perspective on life and help you see things in a different light. So if you’re an English-speaking woman looking for adventure in the UK, then read on. We’ll teach you how to be a bitchin’ Brit and make him love you even more.
Learn The Language, But Don’t Forget Where You Came From
Let’s be honest, not all English people are made equal, and everywhere you go in the world, there will always be an element of English culture surrounding you. Whether you’re in London or Brighton, you’re bound to come across someone who’s either English or from England. So if you want to be seen as one of the ‘good’ English, then you need to learn how to speak the language properly. Many people think that accents are the key to being able to understand someone, but that’s not true. You can have a beautiful accent and still find it hard to understand people if you don’t know the language. Accents won’t harm you, but they won’t make you anyone’s favorite – trust me.
Don’t Forget: The UK Is A Lot More Than London
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already heard of London. And yeah, it’s likely that you’ll spend a lot of time there – that’s why it’s called the London borough. But there’s so much more to the UK than meets the eye. When you learn how to be a bitchin’ Brit and make him love you even more, you’ll see that there’s so much more to the UK than meets the eye.
You might not get the chance to explore the whole country, as you’ll probably want to go home after your first few weeks in the UK. Hopefully, though, you’ll get the chance to see a bit more than just London when you go back – that’s the only way to get to know the place. So go beyond the stereotypes, go on holiday there and explore as much as you can. Don’t forget, there’s a lot more to the UK than you think.
Travel With Purpose
I mentioned above that not all English people are created equal. And in the same way, not all travel is created equal. You’ll often meet people who’ll waste your precious travel time, and you’ll be doing nothing but draining your travel credit. You’re better off doing some research before you travel, as this will help you avoid that and have an enjoyable experience which you’ll remember for the rest of your life. If you want to be a bitchin’ Brit and make him love you even more, then you need to learn how to use your travel time wisely – for you and your bff.
Make The Most Of Your Freedom
One of the things that Englishness is most associated with is freedom. Whether you’ve been to England or not, you’ll rarely come across a British person who isn’t incredibly proud of what they call ‘our wonderful NHS’. If you’re unfamiliar, the NHS is the ‘National Health Service’, which provides free healthcare for UK residents. It’s a British institution that was first set up under the Labour Party in 1948.
But it’s not just NHS healthcare that the English are proud of. They’re also famous for being the masters of our ‘culture of freedom’, which has made them one of the most independent-minded countries in Europe. With relatively high unemployment, it’s not surprising that many young people here want to be their own boss and do their own thing. As long as you don’t disturb the peace, you can pretty much do what you want. It’s not always easy to gain permission to be there, but as long as you know how to ask, you’ll usually get what you want.
So this is your warning – don’t complain about the English. Despite what people abroad think, English culture is full of quirks and nuances that you might not understand, but that will make you love them even more. If you want to be the perfect girlfriend, wife, or girlfriend-to-be, then learn to be a bitchin’ Brit and make him love you even more. There’s a lot more to being English than the media would have you believe, so don’t be afraid to explore the culture that you helped create.