The British sure know their America...

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The British sure know their America...

Post by keatonatron » Thu 01.25.2007 12:25 am

I noticed something interesting in one of my students' English textbook (published by a British company).

This is from a section on cultural customs and how to fit in when travelling abroad.

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Post by chikara » Thu 01.25.2007 12:42 am

Yep, that is consistent with my experience when living in the US of A :D
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Post by fezangry » Thu 01.25.2007 12:50 am

lmao...what is this, chapter 6: stereotypes?
dont forget, when in mexico, you must wear huge sombreros and eat tacos everyday

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Post by chikara » Thu 01.25.2007 12:55 am

When in Australia you must wear rubber thongs :o and drink lots of beer and eat meat pies ;)
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Post by fezangry » Thu 01.25.2007 1:08 am

lol, i know nothing of australia
in brazil you must be black!........and go to carnaval every day

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Post by Harisenbon » Thu 01.25.2007 1:49 am

That is absolutely brilliant.

Do you know what text book that is?
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Post by Kagemaru » Thu 01.25.2007 3:52 am

Sasha Cohen co-authored?

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Post by Tegyrius » Thu 01.25.2007 4:01 am

Ha! :)
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Post by anvil_chorus » Thu 01.25.2007 6:00 am

that is very funny. i had a cheeseburger yesterday and conversation is not welcomed while i eat.
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Post by Mike Cash » Thu 01.25.2007 7:16 am

Kagemaru wrote:
Sasha Cohen co-authored?



I suspected the ghost of Samuel Johnson. (Because of his definition of "oats", you see).
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Post by ashitaka » Thu 01.25.2007 10:58 am

Wow, that basicly summed up the U.S.A.

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Post by angstycoder » Thu 01.25.2007 11:30 am

Of course I won't hold conversation with my mouth full; what sort of crude person do they think I am? And why would I talk to myself, anyway? The only time I have a burger is when I simply haven't the time for anything else, and got tired of grilled chicken at Wendy's
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Post by two_heads_talking » Thu 01.25.2007 12:47 pm

Let's see, going to McDonalds to eat and carry on a conversation? Ummmm, they created drive throughs so we didn't have to converse with anyone but the moron in front of us on the freeway who has decided he will drive 45 miles an hour in the fast lane.. that's the only conversing I do while I am eating a hamburger.

I suppose the Brits would have us use a knife and fork and a proper tea? Of curse they might find the smaller burgers (commonly known as sliders) a bit more to their liking as they are about the same size as bisquits would be..

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Post by Kagemaru » Thu 01.25.2007 3:17 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
I suspected the ghost of Samuel Johnson.


Once more democritus arise on Earth
with chearful wisdom and instructive mirth
Upon times that British text declare:
Hamburgers supped by those whom dare
converse whilst in the midst of nourish
with lightning pace and ably flourish
a two hand grasp till all consumed
shall not await an American doom.

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Post by shinzou » Thu 01.25.2007 3:24 pm

In Canada, you must use the expression "eh" at the end of every sentence.

Bloody stereotypes. :P

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