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Old 12-19-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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However anytime Ive been to New York and the locals are fascinated by us, we just take the **** and laugh it off..

Top of the marnin tya
I've got no Irish heritage but I "studied" abroad there for a semester in 1998. I think the locals were just as amused/fascinated by as as we are of you. It was especially nice at age 20 when I got a lot more attention from the girls for having an accent than I would have back home From what I saw of the guys who came over here, they got the same treatment.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:41 AM
 
Location: UK
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Not all British people are like that. I know a substantial amount of British people who love American and Americans. Assuming that Europeans don't like Americans is a silly generalisation; particularly because British people, although European do not consider themselves so, mainly because Britain is so different from other European countries, especially Eastern European ones.
Around 75% of British Television consists of American programmes and channels and we do love watching these shows, so that is a reflection in itself. If we didn't like Americans we wouldnt watch!
I also have Turkish friends who get American T.V over there they love it too.
If money were no object I'd come and move to NYC, teach yoga and have a cute little coffee shop.
UK <3S USA! XXX
Don't stereotype and generalise its hardly a modern concept isit? And everyone is an individual!
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I've met many British people in New York and not a single one of them ever cited "immigration" as a reason to move to the US. Most were here because their jobs took them to NYC. And in fact, they tended to be rather left-wing in their politics and they gave off more of a "hipster" vibe and loved NYC because of its diversity. A lone British poster on city-data.com does not represent the opinions of all British expats.
My husband is from England and I have visited many times over the past few years. THere are MANY immigrants now in England, mostly from eastern Europe and they are taking over jobs. Some jobs in England even require you to speak Polish or Russian now. That is not right.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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If your husband is from England but working in the US, how is that different from a guy from Poland who chooses to come and work in England? There have always been jobs which require you to speak a foreign language - where I work we deal with clients from all over the world, and have a variety of people with foreign language skills in order to communicate better with customers.

Obviously I'm going to be somewhat biased and pro-immigration since I'm moving to NYC in the near future, but one of the things I love about London (which is where I live now) is that you can sit on a tube train and hear a dozen different languages being spoken. It really makes you feel like me feel like I'm in a global hub, and I hope and expect NYC to be similar.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Cali
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Some jobs in England even require you to speak Polish or Russian now. That is not right.
I agree!
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Cali
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British people, although European do not consider themselves so, mainly because Britain is so different from other European countries, especially Eastern European ones.
Its rather similar to Filipinos. Most of them do not consider themselves to be Asian even though they are. "Island mentality" I guess.lol
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Home
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Not quite. They speak the language and have a common culture. You're comparing apples and oranges.
Mod cut: not necessary, thanks.


But at least their beer is much better! SO how can we get some Germans to start immigrating again? We need some better pilsners than the ones that we got now.....(mainstream that is....)

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Old 07-08-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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i don't mind then coming over, im part irish, so they are welcomed. anybody is welcomed[ if they dont commit crime, or anything else].
I agree with you, the chances of getting mugged on the streets of NYC by an Irish or a British person is slim to none.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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Im an English university graduate with a degree in marketing and Im moving to New York to work for four months next summer. Is this how all Americans view Brits?
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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NYC has always been a hot spot for European people, I wouldn't be surprised.
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