Conversation

Social customs

Falkland Islanders are friendly, but still maintain a certain reserve. They maintain areas of personal space, and tend to speak quietly. They can be annoyed by people who speak loudly, or are overly demonstrative. However, they also have strong opinions, and respect those who hold their own in conversation.

Sports, travel, and entertainment are good conversational topics. Political subjects, particularly with regard to the Argentine/United Kingdom territorial dispute, are best introduced by residents, if at all. Referring to the territory as Malvinas can indicate that you side with Argentina, which may be viewed negatively by island residents.