Scandinavia and the World
advert
Language
Monster satwcomic.com

Monster


When I went to England I noticed that people would apologize or even freak out if they as much as touched my little finger. At first I thought that maybe I was putting people off, but later it was explained to me that English people are just incredibly nervous about touching people they don't know very well.

I've been to conventions in quite a few countries by now, and England is the only country where most people asked for a handshake rather than a hug. :XD:


2nd March 2012

Tagged in England Denmark

Please support SatW via Patreon

Share Scandinavia and the World:





Latest comic in your News Feed:

advert
advert

We have an awesome newsletter with 4,105 subscribers!

Latest comic news
Merchandise news
Iceland's Demon Cat
and more!



 
710 Comments:
 
sort by: direction:
3 days ago #9452380        
0

0

 

Happens sometimes to me here in Norway, but eh xD



3 months ago #9426235        
0

0

 

Well, i suppose i must have a bit of English blood running in my veins that i am not aware of then, because i also apologize when i accidentaly touch someone. And then there is this habit here in Brazil, that when someone greets a woman he/she is friends with, they are both supposed to kiss each other in the cheeks; i find this horrendously uncomfortable, almost disturbing, and more often than not i find myself backing off and offering my hand to shake hands instead (or just taking the initiative and offering my hand right away), just like is usually done with men. Sometimes i feel really weird because i'm the only person who is greeting people differently.

TL;DR: around here people love personal contact during greetings, one could say it is part of our culture. It freaks me out though.



Dinolil1

13 F
3 months ago #9425773        
0

0

 

That's true. So true.



3 months ago #9423837        
0

0

 

Where is the lie!! Lie why you hid from me~ why~



Graup

16 F
3 months ago #9421520        
0

0

 

I used to see Germany as pretty similar to England concerning habits and stuff ... but while,I guess, has changed quite a bit throughout the last 15 years, England seems like he's stayed pretty much the same ...



Spexon

20 M
3 months ago #9418043        
0

0

 

Maybe I'm english then :O



4 months ago #9413183        
0

0

 

LOL's True



Australian-Person

16 M

Online Now
5 months ago #9408459        
0

0

 

This also applies to Australia.



5 months ago #9405322        
0

0

 

Nooooo touchiiiieeeessss



6 months ago #9399502        
0

0

 

one of those very British problems .. lol ,



Add comment: Please Sign in or create an accout to comment.

View all 710 comments