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Date: 03/01/10 09:33 AM

64 Responses to How To Approach A Stranger In London [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2010 at 9:37 am
    Link: How To Approach A Stranger In London - Hell, what`s going on in London where strangers need to treat them like zombies?
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    Yellk Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2010 at 9:45 am
    /agree.
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    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2010 at 9:51 am
    This is a promo for a "le cool" magazine club event.

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    1avatar2 Male 13-17
    195 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 9:53 am
    how exactly are you going to try and accidentally touch someone?
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    Thesphinx Male 18-29
    353 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 9:58 am
    Warning! You have been warned.

    But yeah, fake. X_X

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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    March 1, 2010 at 9:59 am
    "how exactly are you going to try and accidentally touch someone?"

    refer to Apolo Ohno. Disqualified!

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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2010 at 10:00 am
    In other words, treat them like a leprous
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    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    March 1, 2010 at 10:01 am
    how is "you have been warned" an actual waring? lol
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2010 at 10:21 am
    so in other words everyone should just bloody well piss off and leave each other alone! ok got it, thanks for the warning that has warned me!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 1, 2010 at 10:25 am
    If you`re not looking at them (avert your eyes!) aren`t you going to bump into them??
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    Frankii Female 18-29
    437 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 10:32 am
    London is like that, we`re much nicer "up north"
  12. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
    961 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 10:40 am
    ok that explains why my trip to london sucked
  13. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2010 at 10:42 am
    5Cats - Nah, it says don`t make direct eye contact. But even if we weren`t allowed to look at each other at all.

    JAmie76 - That`s pretty much it, yeah.

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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2010 at 11:11 am
    In Canada we`re making the rough transition from outwardly friendly polite folks, to paranoid loners. You see someone approaching and your eyes dodge from them to the ground, and if they`re white you do a sort of half smile, and if they`re old you give it a good one and maybe a hello.
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    Purey Male 18-29
    453 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 11:48 am
    It the southern way, unlike the `friendly` north
  16. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 11:52 am
    Who makes eye contact anymore? 0-0
  17. Profile photo of LemonTarte
    LemonTarte Female 18-29
    1441 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    My trip to London was lovely. I liked it better than Paris even.
  18. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    x.x
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    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    OuO
  20. Profile photo of Grumpdock
    Grumpdock Male 13-17
    317 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    The same as any other large-ish city in the world
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    fianzo Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    `London is like that, we`re much nicer "up north"`

    If by nicer you mean louder, more likely to shout stuff in the street based on peoples appearences and use racial terms to address strangers then yep much nicer "up north", the further up you go the worse it gets Sheffield, manchester everyone`s just a bit louder, leeds people are just downright racist, Leeds vs Crewe alexadria was a educational experience(yes i know football fans are always a little bit more racist but this was rediculous, from kickoff to the end of the game people shouting racist abuse at your own players and me as i had the nerve to goto a game). Then you get all the way up to newcastle and you literally can`t walk down the street without people shouting stuff about you.

    I`ll stick to down south, i dont live in london but on my visits there you just get people avoiding eye contact and not helping you with you stuff.

    I`ll pick silence over abuse any day, thankyou :)

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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Is this the kind of warm-reception the world should expect before coming to the Olympics in London? tsk tsk ;)

    Eek! But Maddog pointed out it was for a magazine club event...what a weird promo!

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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    vivre le Canada!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    March 1, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    o i just want to give the ladies a big hug and kiss over there and see what happens! they will trust my smile :)
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    bumblebb- if theyre white? thats weird. i say hi or smile at everyone i pass when im out jogging. guess its different if your like in a crowded area vs random people in the park, though.
  26. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    I`m from the South and live in Manchester, after 7 years I totally agree with fianzo!!
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2010 at 2:30 pm
    Londoners are some of the most arrogant stuck-up people in the whole of Europe. You breathe near one on a train and you get the death-stare. It`s no wonder people stereotype us all.

    That said, the North isn`t exactly what you would call pleasant... Midlands for the win!

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    LordSameth Male 18-29
    35 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    "Midlands for the win!"

    Indeed! :)

  29. Profile photo of Dogboy76
    Dogboy76 Male 30-39
    156 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    I find Norfolk/Suffolk very friendly. The rest of the country sucks.
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    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
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    March 1, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    Le cool. Is this French? `cos that would explain
    everything. They`re like Americans. Just shorter and smellier.
  31. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    Aww come on. London isn`t THAT bad. Is it?
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    Dark_Lunar88 Female 18-29
    34 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    I don`t know what Londoners you have met, but all the ones I interact with are rather nice.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    March 1, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    Were Londoners raised in New York?
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    kiriluv Female 18-29
    203 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    Just watch out for those werewolves while you`re at it.
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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
    478 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    thats about right. london sucks hard.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    March 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    Hmm... I could swear I saw a zoo sign just like this, for some ape exibit.
  37. Profile photo of MelCervini
    MelCervini Female 50-59
    2188 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    You`ve got red on you.
  38. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    > LazyMe484
    > Aww come on. London isn`t THAT bad. Is it?

    No, it`s a lovely place.

  39. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2010 at 6:04 pm
    hahahahahahahahhhaa, lol
  40. Profile photo of Evilcupcake
    Evilcupcake Male 30-39
    82 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    "> LazyMe484
    > Aww come on. London isn`t THAT bad. Is it?

    No, it`s a lovely place. "

    Lionheart, I read a great book on that very subject a couple years back.

    http://www.amazon.com/Portrait-Killer-Ja...

  41. Profile photo of hi2pi
    hi2pi Male 30-39
    736 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm
    lol, good luck hosting the 2012 Olympics, you tribe of whiners.
  42. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    I thought London was a good place to live, I need some cheering up... How about this, London vs LA?
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    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    rage virus 28 days later
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 8:14 pm
    You shouldn`t breathe either.
  45. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    > LazyMe484
    > I need some cheering up... How about this, London vs LA?

    Easy done!

    Los Angeles:
    "ON THE F***ING GROUND MOTHERF***ER ON THE GROUND OR I PUT A FU**ING CAP IN YOUR FU**ING HEAD AND IF I MISS NONE OF THESE OTHER 10 OFFICERS WITH GUNS WILL, YOU`RE UNDER ARREST FOR FELONY JAYWALKING YOU FU**ING MOVE AND IT`LL BE THE LAST THING YOU DO YOU MOTHER..."

    London:
    "Please excuse the show of force necessitated by my having to remove my truncheon from its case, sir. I must advise you that I am under the impression that you may have breached certain sections of the law pursuant to crossing the road, and advise you that you will be taken to the Station where the Station Commander may, upon review of my report of the incident, advise the Public Prosecutor to take further action against you in this matter, including possible placing of charges against you."

  46. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    This sounds more like advice for when you confront a pit bull or maybe a black bear.
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    hxc-mathxc Male 18-29
    2 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm
    lol

  48. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
    3298 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    "This sounds more like advice for when you confront a pit bull or maybe a black bear."

    or MEdusa

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    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    March 1, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    meh, this applies to pretty much all of sweden.
  50. Profile photo of mart1964
    mart1964 Male 40-49
    40 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 2:11 am
    Clearly you have never been to England Lionhart2.

    This is more likely what you would hear...
    "Get ya fackin` hands up ya twat before I lamp ya one, you`re nicked sunshine"

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    mart1964 Male 40-49
    40 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 2:15 am
    Sod London come to Cambridge - apart from the usual ars£hol£s that you get anywhere, Cambridge and East Anglia are the nicest people I`ve ever met.
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 2:55 am
    I hate london. i hate living just 25 mins away by train, i hate the tube, i hate that my husband works in london, i hate that my daughter loves london.......

    mind you, i have met some friendly people on trains, but never met nice ones on the tube.... and that said, you get some pretty nasty ar$eholes on local Essex public transport.....

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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 4:18 am
    Can`t say I have ever seen those signs in london. Whats the source?
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    buxco215 Male 18-29
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    March 2, 2010 at 4:47 am
    >>Clearly you have never been to England Lionhart2.

    This is more likely what you would hear...
    "Get ya fackin` hands up ya twat before I lamp ya one, you`re nicked sunshine"<<

    If I heard some Brit tell me that, I would bust out laughing. Even if it meant an ass-kicking. XD

  55. Profile photo of stumpydave
    stumpydave Male 30-39
    50 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 5:11 am
    @Flibmeister - That`s not down to public transport, it`s just Essex.

    @Loinheart - You hear many things in London, but sadly very few of them are in Enlish. Try Urdu, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, Polish etc etc.

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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 5:35 am
    Because even if you touch them you start thinking about eating their food.
    OH GOD GET AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Schro Female 18-29
    77 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 5:55 am
    I wouldn`t want to live anywhere else. Yes there are a lot of foreign languages but most of them can speak English as well. I find a lot more narrow-mindedness outside of London and don`t feel as comfortable even though I`m white. I know some people who have decided to vote BNP and these people are the ones who don`t interact well with others, just like this sign is suggesting.
  58. Profile photo of Khronnus
    Khronnus Male 18-29
    621 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 7:21 am
    This is more likely what you would hear...
    "Get ya fackin` hands up ya twat before I lamp ya one, you`re nicked sunshine"<<

    From a policeman?

    You`re an idiot.

  59. Profile photo of stumpydave
    stumpydave Male 30-39
    50 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 9:04 am
    @Flibmeister - That`s not down to public transport, it`s just Essex.

    @Loinheart - You hear many things in London, but sadly very few of them are in Enlish. Try Urdu, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, Polish etc etc.

  60. Profile photo of sl212
    sl212 Female 18-29
    28 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    i love london best city in the world!! it is true though, it`s because unless there`s a point to the conversation you think people must have an ulterior motive! i`m always polite though i smile and wave at my neighbours and if people talk to me i always reply! unless they`re clearly twats..

    also:

    This is more likely what you would hear...
    "Get ya fackin` hands up ya twat before I lamp ya one, you`re nicked sunshine"

    i`ve never heard anything like that in my life. the tube is relatively safe. you get the usual loud drunk people (i`m often one of them) but i`ve never seen a fight or anything, there`s nowhere to run!

    that usually happens on the busses..

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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    March 2, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    I don`t know about dangerous as much as friendlier than one might expect.

    You`ll miss your bus learning/teaching culture through the exchange of anecdotes, if that`s danger.

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    lyndssoccer Female 13-17
    24 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 6:00 am
    No offense, but the frenchies are fruitss.
  63. Profile photo of stumpydave
    stumpydave Male 30-39
    50 posts
    March 4, 2010 at 8:24 am
    @Flibmeister - That`s not down to public transport, it`s just Essex.

    @Loinheart - You hear many things in London, but sadly very few of them are in Enlish. Try Urdu, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, Polish etc etc.

  64. Profile photo of fishgul69
    fishgul69 Female 18-29
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    March 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    apparently if you do any of these things you will get punched in the head.

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