The English People
Who are the English? Who are the
British? Are they the same?. .
First, this is an archipelago and one Isle is Great
Britain. It’s the eighth –largest island in the world.
There are British, English, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish
and other groups. They have the same
administration and they are called the United
Kingdom. It’s surrounded by over 1000 smaller islands
This main island is called England too and it
has 9 administrative regions.
The second island is Ireland (independent
country), it is a part of the British Isles but a
fifth belongs to United Kingdom. The Irish don’
t like to be called British isles because they are
confused with the English. Another name is
Isles of North Atlantic.
First Conclusion: The inhabitants of
the archipelago Britain are Britons
(the geographic name) and the
English are inhabitants of England
(country). Other questions,
Is United Kingdom the same as
England? NO. United Kingdom is
Now we know who they are. What is their
First, the character of English people is
conservative and on the other hand it is
extroverted. The pub is as the living room for
them, this is a different concept with other parts
of the world.
The pubs represent pleasure with control, they
don’t open all night. The Pub is open in the
morning and then it’s open in the night until 10
P. M., that’s very early.
The English humor is different, the English
humor is word oriented while the Americans
English is action oriented. The Americans don’
t like the English humor.
The English patience is represented in the
ritual of tea drinking. It’s a special form to
prepare tea, it’s not quick. All the country
stops their activities for this ceremony.
The other side of the English character is the bizarre,
the audacious and the innovative. For example in the
musician, The Beatles and Mick Jaegger began the
revolution of costumes in western culture.
The English people are stereotyped as
inordinately proper, prudish and stiff and as
having bad teeth. The English men dislike
dancing, unless they are drinking.
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