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Old 12-21-2012, 11:44 AM
 
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Britanny is a celtic nation so no surprises there and northwestern spain also
Yes its what I meant, I didnt say brits as a majority look like mediterranean peoples of france, spain, etc but they look like their atlantic populations. Belgians for example although being atlantic influenced they look considerably more continental european admixed (more so the flemish than the french speaking ones though), both culturally and also ethnically, the strong dutch and german influences are visible there.

 
Old 12-21-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Do you really know well france? MOst brits have only been to southern france for summer holidays.

Most people in northern france (excluding paris) look not any considerably different from your average british men. Go to brittany for example, people look not so much different than crossing the english channel back to dover.

for example, some french students:
They don't look British and thats obvious.

How you can go out and say this and this is an average french person is beyond me.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Peine
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Small eyes are not the same as an epicanthic fold.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I would associate people from the British isles with blue eyes not with Brown eyes, in my fathers family not a single person has eyes other than blue.

Brown eyes are southern european.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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I would associate people from the British isles with blue eyes not with Brown eyes, in my fathers family not a single person has eyes other than blue.

Brown eyes are southern european.
Right, typical british (and irish for that matter) combination is blue eyes + dark hair + pale skin. Although more than a few welsh and southern english have brown eyes.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Yes that would be it.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 01:14 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Maybe. But then again, they aren't typical Spaniards.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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They look British to me!
 
Old 12-21-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Definitely looks British to me, it's uncanny.
 
Old 12-21-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Paris
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Yes its what I meant, I didnt say brits as a majority look like mediterranean peoples of france, spain, etc but they look like their atlantic populations.
Yup there are significant regional differences:


Lighthaired class from lower Normandy





Darkhaired class from Roussillon





Though in my experience the average northern French crowd looks distinctly more southern than its British counterpart.
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