British People On Reddit Are Answering The Questions You've Been Too Afraid To Ask

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  • 1
    57 VOTES

    On The Best Times To Visit

    From Redditor u/brendanhahaha:

    When would it be a good time to visit?

    From Redditor u/Sudomap05:

    Spring through to early autumn. Our winters might put off some newbies.

    57 votes
  • 2
    211 VOTES

    On Protecting National Treasures

    From Redditor u/SlowGoat79:

    Why haven’t you wrapped your national treasure, Stephen Fry, in cotton wool and bubble wrap for safe keeping?

    From Redditor u/TheOncomimgHoop:

    We're too busy protecting David Attenborough

    211 votes
  • 3
    145 VOTES

    On Stereotypes

    From Redditor u/BrawlStar17:

    What’s your favorite stereotype?

    From Redditor u/Mukatsukuz:

    That all villains in films need to be British because we're so evil

    145 votes
  • 4
    199 VOTES

    On Curse Words

    From Redditor u/Oh-God-Its-Kale:

    How are your curse words so much better than Americans?

    From Redditor u/Redsetter:

    It’s our language, home field advantage.

    199 votes
  • 5
    67 VOTES

    On Staring

    From Redditor u/KevMatthews:

    My mom's boyfriend is from England and says that if you look at a stranger too long they'll assume you want to fight and not a friendly gesture of hello. It's this true/normal?

    To clarify, I don't mean just staring at them, but like looking at them briefly instead of walking with your head down.

    From Redditor u/mr_rocket_raccoon:

    Depends... making eye contact is fine. If you hold that eye contact for more than 5 seconds they may wonder if you know them or ask if they can help you...

    If someone is drunk and you repeatedly stare them down then that can be seen as aggressive and definitely won't come across as friendly

    67 votes
  • 6
    117 VOTES

    On Milk And Tea

    From Redditor u/AegisofOregon:

    When is it appropriate to add milk to tea?

    From Redditor u/ Marcilliaa:

    Milk goes in black tea /English breakfast tea (what 99% of brits drink) but not in herbal tea, green tea, white tea etc

    From Redditor u/whatsupskip:

    Finally someone answered the question that was asked.

    Black Tea is from the Camelia Sensis plant, with different varieties, Earl Grey, Breakfast Tea etc. Fine to add milk.

    Herbal teas aren't from the same plant, but generally the leaves or flowers of the plant after which it is named, peppermint, chamomile etc. No milk.

    117 votes