I'm moving from the US to the UK for my husband's job and I'm from Oklahoma/Texas/Georgia. So I'm from the part of the country that is loud, direct, and open about everything. Thus, I am worried about whether I'll be offending people a lot. What are some key points to keep me out of trouble? And beyond that, how do married 30-somethings make friends? I'll be just outside of Oxford, in Bicester.
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Bicester is a town, so from a UK citizen to a US citizen I would highly recommend getting yourself down to your local pub quiz (most pubs have one) and you can be as loud and open as you like, they normally get quite loud and the atmosphere will be quite fitting. It's one of those places where you can go on your own (there will be one or two people at the bar with a pencil going along with the quiz on their own), have a nice pint and your accent alone would strike up a conversation with the locals.
Towns are really quite simple, they love something new and they love friendly people. I'm sure you can be both.
as a bonus, here's a quick guide to some British etiquette.