I'm a yank going on tour in Ireland-UK How can I best get along with the people? How best to come on to them?

Don't want to be the "ugly American". I didn't vote for Trump nor Anybody. I simply want to see where my ancestors came from, meet Sean Connery, Petula Clark, see where the Beatles hung out, see the Triumph factory in Coventry, got to Port Isaac and meet Martin Clunes, the Isle of Man TT race. I'm renting a Royal Enfield twin. See the GPO in Dublin and the bullet holes...


Listen and keep your opinions to yourself until you have sumed up the situation.


Just be yourself - an American - if you are ever here in London, keep these basic rules in mind. Always go past people behind, not in front. On the London Underground, stand on the right of the escalator, the left if for people who want to walk up or down. Rule Number One Never eyeball anyone on the London Underground and never ever speak to anyone.

W.T. Door

Don't try to "come on to" people. Just be friendly and polite. You also should read the book. The unattractive US citizen was the good guy.


Don't wear a MAGA hat. trump is not looked upon fondly in the UK.


A couple of things you never saved the UK WW2 we don't care How big it is in the USA we don't care what American items you cannot get in the UK and the USA is not better Just different and you should do Ok


Try joining a walking tour or another meet-up nearby. I think going to British nightclubs are the worst for meeting people. Maybe you should try a pub, but depends as each pub as it’s own unique culture.


Americans don't refer to themselves as "yank", you obviously not an American.


Firstly, I suspect "come on to" has a different meaning in the USA than it does here, unless you're actually asking how to pick up people for casual sex? * Don't shout, as my grandma would put it "Use your indoors voice." * Learn the difference between Ireland (the country), Ireland (the island), Northern Ireland, Ulster, England, Wales, Scotland, the United Kingdom and Great Britain - using the wrong one can easily cause offence. In Northern Ireland and Ireland avoid the topic all together until you've thoroughly assessed your audience. * Don't mention Trump. * Don't spend all your time talking about how things are done differently in America than they are here; if we want to know - we'll ask. * Don't use the words "quaint", "sweet" or "precious" when describing buildings - these are people's homes and workplaces - not a novelty tourist attraction. * Don't mention Trump. * Look right, then left when crossing the road; don't assume pedestrians have the right of way over traffic. * Jump queues at your peril, the disdainful tutting can sometimes reach fatal levels. * Keep your religious views to yourself (especially in Ireland and Northern Ireland) - it is considered incredibly rude to ask total strangers about their religion. Judge the situation carefully. * Don't mention Trump. * If all else fails, pretend to be Canadian.

boy boy

tell them trumps a bum ...they WILL believe you ...and we actually do like Americans ..and in times of trouble will defend you ...and we dont need guns to do that

I Like Stories

Usually giving them cash works.


Just tell Irish Catholics how much you love the British government. And tell the Protestant's how much you love the IRA. This will put you in everybody's good books!!


I would say don't mention anything about tea parties or fireworks in Britain, and in Ireland, don't mention anything about Idaho potatoes.

Orla C

Don't be constantly calling yourself Irish or German. Over here it means nationality, while in the US in means heritage and ancestry. You'll probably hear all about what we think of Trump. If you're a Trump supporter, it might be wiser to stay away. (If you're not a Trump supporter, you should be fine.) That said, better to steer clear of politics in conversations. I wouldn't worry too much about getting into conversations with locals, you'll it just happens if you're open to it. But you'd need to go to where those locals are.