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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2011, 07:01:58 PM »
lol. I can't stand either nation. It took me a while to accept mascherano. And the argies would invade the falkland islands tomorrow if they didn't think they were going to get another spanking

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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2011, 07:12:33 PM »
lol. I can't stand either nation. It took me a while to accept mascherano. And the argies would invade the falkland islands tomorrow if they didn't think they were going to get another spanking

sad thing is kopite, if the argies invaded the falklands tomorrow, we could not launch a similar campaign (like we did in 1982).  Our navy is a tiny fraction now, of what it was in 82.

i actually have always liked the german national team's style of football.  It is highly technical, and very efficient.......not unlike some of our own great Liverpool teams.

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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2011, 11:15:03 PM »
I actually said *soccer* on purpose, to see if it would get pulled up.  :)
LOL! I home in on that word like a Sidewinder on an Iraqi government building! I hate the way Americanisms are creeping into our language. It's like they're trying to take over the bloody world. All we need is Sarah Palin to become president and I fear for world safety.  :o

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over here, ASI, so many english speaking folks are yanks...and soccer is the only word one can use in their midst (otherwise they are brainless as to the conversation).

the world ends at new jersey, for many of them........and passports are documents for getting through yankee harbours.

I know exactly where you're coming from Dude. Lovely people but clueless as to what the rest of the world is doing. I'd love you to speak 'English' to them for a day and use words like pavement, lift, boot (car) and mobile phone. If you can put all that into a single sentence watching their faces would be wonderful. Go on, you know you want to.  :P
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2011, 02:19:51 PM »
ASI, Soccer is actually an English word, adopted by the USA to seperate football from 'American football'. Agree with you about the other Americanisms. I guess it shows we're not insular as a nation, unlike the source country.
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2011, 03:18:44 PM »
I hate the way Americanisms are creeping into our language. It's like they're trying to take over the bloody world. All we need is Sarah Palin to become president and I fear for world safety.  :o

I know exactly where you're coming from Dude. Lovely people but clueless as to what the rest of the world is doing. I'd love you to speak 'English' to them for a day and use words like pavement, lift, boot (car) and mobile phone. If you can put all that into a single sentence watching their faces would be wonderful. Go on, you know you want to.  :P

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I have been here almost 2 and a half years, ASI.  And the vast majority of the gringo community here, is american.

And I have to say that, in general terms, I have not met a more arrogant, yet clueless, race of people.  Only the southern english (londoners) and the germans, come close to this level of arrogance.

Their politics, and view of the world, is barmy.  I keep telling them to go grab a passport and travel.  They would get a whole new perspective and realise that the world does not end at new jersey.

It is quite one thing to be stupid - but to be arrogant on top of it, thinking you are smarter than others, takes the whole thing on to an entirely new level of unpleasantness.

It's like when I am talking to local friends here (and i have to try and speak spanish)....same with yanks, in that I have to adjust my terms during conversation, so that they will understand the conversation (using terms like 'soccer', 'trunk', 'windshield', 'fender', 'to go', etc). 

And they are so judgemental.  And it is black and white stuff.....e.g. you are either a loser or a hero..........stupid or a genius. 

They also seem to be missing a gene - the empathy gene.   They care not one tot for those who are less well off.  If the devil created a nation and a mentality, it would be America/n.

Like I have said many times over the years, america is both morally and financially bankrupt.

Having said all that, there are one or two gems that I have met.
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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2011, 07:10:24 PM »
ASI, Soccer is actually an English word, adopted by the USA to seperate football from 'American football'. Agree with you about the other Americanisms. I guess it shows we're not insular as a nation, unlike the source country.

Yes, I accept that as I've seen it mentioned in copies of newspapers from the 50s. But when an American talks to a Brit you think they might have the manners to call it our name and not theirs. All down to feeling superior I suppose. Maybe we should start calling baseball 'rounders' which is only played by schoolgirls in England.  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2011, 07:19:52 PM »
Hi Dude,

Did I mention my father's name was Heinrich and he met my mother on a visit to Essex back in the 30s?  :P

Don't worry, I'm just pulling your leg. He met her in Surrey! In fact both were Scousers which I'm sure is fine by you. But I was born in London - sorry.  :D

Perhaps I've been lucky as most Americans I've met so far have been good people. Age perhaps? All are 40+.

They'll probably say they don't need to go overseas as everything that they need to see is in the good old US of A. I did have a laugh at Ricky Gervais last week at the Golden Globes when he took the mickey out of the Hollywood luvvies. They don't like foreigners insulting them do they?
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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2011, 09:05:45 PM »
Hi Dude,

Did I mention my father's name was Heinrich and he met my mother on a visit to Essex back in the 30s?  :P

Don't worry, I'm just pulling your leg. He met her in Surrey! In fact both were Scousers which I'm sure is fine by you. But I was born in London - sorry.  :D

Perhaps I've been lucky as most Americans I've met so far have been good people. Age perhaps? All are 40+.

They'll probably say they don't need to go overseas as everything that they need to see is in the good old US of A. I did have a laugh at Ricky Gervais last week at the Golden Globes when he took the mickey out of the Hollywood luvvies. They don't like foreigners insulting them do they?

ah your folks were scousers, asi.....you're ok in my book then.  :)

unsure about ricky gervais.....I find him (like most modern *comedy*) to be pretty offensive.  Smart comedy would have been where his lines (at the globes) were subtle but incisive.   

thing is, as non-yanks, we often know far more about the world (and even america) than yanks themselves do.  For example, on several occasions, when southern yankees could not understand a sentence I was saying, I would repeat the line in a southern state accent.  And they would understand it.   I often have to do their thinking for them, and think ahead. 




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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2011, 10:20:18 PM »
Gervais was very good in "The Office". He suited his character perfectly. I'm not overly impressed with his humour though but a couple of comments he made at the GGs did make me smile.

When I was in North Carolina the locals thought I was Australian.  ??? Having lived in sth Manchester / nth Cheshire for 36 years I thought I had a reasonable English accent. Clearly not.

Regrading your experience it sounds like a scene straight out of "Deliverance". And of course there was the Top Gear special a couple of years ago when the team were in  fear of their lives. It really is like stepping back into another time.
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« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2011, 12:15:53 AM »
Yes, I accept that as I've seen it mentioned in copies of newspapers from the 50s. But when an American talks to a Brit you think they might have the manners to call it our name and not theirs. All down to feeling superior I suppose. Maybe we should start calling baseball 'rounders' which is only played by schoolgirls in England.  ;D

Respect and manners are given the same amount of time in America's education system as World history.

Rounders and netball, commercialised.
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