Europeans and other Foreign Nationals who Trash America

Discussion in 'Politics' started by WillNever, Nov 18, 2009.

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  1. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Do you really think so? I think not. England, I think you'll find. First flexible film is the USA, but that was product development, not invention.

    Ooh no, again not. The name Charles Babbage ring a bell? Alan Turing?

    A good thing to come from slavery!

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  3. Alien Cockroach Banned Banned

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    Well, I am not sure. I think the British are just naturally a very sharp-tongued bunch. It's not that they are nasty, in my experience. Far from it. They just seem to have coarse mannerisms that I am sure must grate on some people's teeth. Frankly, I find it comforting. I feel relaxed around it.

    On the other hand, I can see a huge distinction between older French people and younger French people. The older ones, middle-aged and up, are just as creepy and weird as they are famous for being. They will sit there and stare at you sometimes, and they do not understand at all how rude this is to do. The younger ones seem to be pretty hip and upbeat, and they try more readily to make you feel comfortable, like you can be yourself. That has been my experience.
     
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    It was a joke, SAM. You should really learn to develop a sense of humor.

    I think I can speak for Quad when I say that we have better things to do than sit around placing Stars & Stripes stickers on Canadian luggage. Do a little substitution: Pakistan for Canada. India for the USA. It's really quite amusing. Imagine the look on the mug of a Pakistani when he collects his luggage with Indian flags all over it.

    Fun to think about though! Just imagine the reaction.

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  7. John99 Banned Banned

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    i met a new zealender and i asked him if he was ausrtalian he said 'i am from new zealand, it is next to australia'
     
  8. Alien Cockroach Banned Banned

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    And Muldoon said, "New Zealanders who emigrate to Australia raise the IQ of both countries."
     
  9. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    The real joke would be for an Indian to find himself in the questioning room of an airport because of the Pakistani flags on his luggage. Its also a more appropriate analogy.
     
  10. John99 Banned Banned

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    i've heard that before. muldoon is from the xfiles? i never saw that show.
     
  11. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    The fact that an explicit flag patch is necessary to differentiate them from Americans in the first place demonstrates the absurdity of the expectation of different treatment.

    That the people treating them badly are ignorant bigots.

    But the point is for them to notice that people don't generally treat Americans differently than Canadians, and so the whole flag-wearing bit amounts to little more than them going out of their way to advertize their dislike of Americans.

    Hence my reactions.
     
  12. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    I'm sorry. Thats just not true. Why do you think Americans pretend to be Canadians?

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article400327.ece
     
  13. John99 Banned Banned

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    where does this happen?
     
  14. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    NZers really ARE jelous of Australia

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    They simply regret that they turned down the offer to join Australia when the federation was created. Quick fact, did you know that NZ is actually closer to the east coast of Australia than Perth is?
     
  15. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    Other than comic relief? They don't, in any significant numbers.

    And by the way, "tap" and "the States" are used exactly the same ways in the USA.
     
  16. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Has anyone studied this?

    Thats probably in the travelers who used those packages

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  17. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Um ... well, there's the obvious

    The Beach Boys.

    Why do you think Sgt. Pepper sounds like it does?
     
  18. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    Not you, apparently. I've never heard of anyone seriously posing as a Canadian while travelling abroad.

    It's everyone. I haven't heard the term "faucet" used in recent memory. "Tap" has been standard for ages now.
     
  19. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    Aerosmith, Van Halen, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Guns N' Roses, Dave Mathews Band, The Eagles, Journey, Grateful Dead, The Doors, R.E.M., Metallica, KISS, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Ramones, Slayer, CSN&Y, ZZ Top, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc. etc. etc.

    I'd agree that the UK punches above its weight when it comes to rock bands, but it's not like the US is anything less than a colossus in that area.
     
  20. mike47 Banned Banned

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    Give me Chuck berry and take all the rest ......

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  21. John99 Banned Banned

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    i love british music. very few countries even come close, outside of the u.s but the beatles are way over rated....thats my opinion. in fact the rolling stones are\were much more muisically deeper.
     
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  22. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Also "loon".

    And "eh", in some places. The US is pretty big.
     
  23. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    OK, a band, and popular, but I don't recall the term 'Beach Boy Mania' and the accompanying hysteria over them. Were they 'bigger than God'?

    I attribute a lot of the Beatles lyrics and melodies to LSD.

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