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Oh...earlier I said that my name was Kate but it's actually Megan. This sounds weird, but I always say my name is Kate when I'm new to a website. Anyway, I am really, really excited about next year and I can't wait to meet you all!!
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(Original post by mbm1087)
Oh...earlier I said that my name was Kate but it's actually Megan. This sounds weird, but I always say my name is Kate when I'm new to a website. Anyway, I am really, really excited about next year and I can't wait to meet you all!!
lol why kate? security reasons?
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lol it was just this habit I got in to when I first started going online in the 6th grade. My name really is Megan though
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lol it was just this habit I got in to when I first started going online in the 6th grade. My name really is Megan though
Makes sense; the amount of personal information people can find with merely the IP address and ISP is astounding!
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yeah, but then again, every time there's that awkward moment where you're like "just kidding, my name isn't kate. it's meagan" lol

more funny than awkward, actually...
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Sunny Devon, good old SW England!!
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
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Nice to meet you Kate you've got lots of company in the Modern History/IR department, myself and nearly a third of this forum included!
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There are about 200 people in the IR lectures so the way it works out, about 1 in 5 people you'll meet in first year are doing IR!
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And I heard something of the vast majority of those who take IR in first year are American? That true?
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I really wouldn't be surprised if that was true. Art History is a big American subject too, or so I've heard. On Tuesday I was sitting up in the balcony in Buchanan for the IR lecture, right behind two stereotypical American girls - typing the lecture slides on their Macs, drinking Starbucks coffee, not paying the least bit of attention and using sentences generally including "oh my Gaaaawd", "like" and "SO...". I do know a few really nice Americans too, so they're not all bad :p: .
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(Original post by StAndrewsIR)
I really wouldn't be surprised if that was true. Art History is a big American subject too, or so I've heard. On Tuesday I was sitting up in the balcony in Buchanan for the IR lecture, right behind two stereotypical American girls - typing the lecture slides on their Macs, drinking Starbucks coffee, not paying the least bit of attention and using sentences generally including "oh my Gaaaawd", "like" and "SO...". I do know a few really nice Americans too, so they're not all bad :p: .
Is it common for students to bring laptops into lectures for note-taking?
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Not really - I mean, you'll see maybe 4 or 5 people out of 200 typing notes, but I prefer to work on paper in the lecture then type things up and combine them with the original lecture content from WebCT once I get home.
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I always type in class/lecture... I'm very surprised that no one uses laptops, at universities in Canada half the students in lectures seemed to use them. I'll certainly be using one.

And ugh, I don't want to make the Americans feel alienated or unwanted at all, but the thought of the stereotypical American girl in front of me in a lecture is nightmarish! If you're not a Starbucks drinking, Gucci sunglasses wearing ditz, then take no offence. If you are, DON'T COME NEAR ME IN LECTURES! :P
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(Original post by StAndrewsIR)
using sentences generally including "oh my Gaaaawd", "like" and "SO...".
lol I visited the US a few times and from what I heard on the spot American girls overuse the word "weird"e.g. It's weird, That was sooooo weird, How weird to.. etc. Just my peculiar observation, though
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I drink starbucks and I'm a british pleb.
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I always type in class/lecture... I'm very surprised that no one uses laptops, at universities in Canada half the students in lectures seemed to use them. I'll certainly be using one.

And ugh, I don't want to make the Americans feel alienated or unwanted at all, but the thought of the stereotypical American girl in front of me in a lecture is nightmarish! If you're not a Starbucks drinking, Gucci sunglasses wearing ditz, then take no offence. If you are, DON'T COME NEAR ME IN LECTURES! :P
I'll have to sneak up on you in lectures, put on a horrible impersonation of the american accent, and just annoy the hell out of you. "Like oh my gawd, this lecture is like totally crazay...Wanna get some starbucks later? No? Weirdo! Talk to the hand!"

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Lmao, I think Birkstopher would probably reply on impulse with some sharp and pointy.

Starbucks is for everyone though, you can't include that into the American stereotype anymore.
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Haha, to be fair, Starbucks is a universal coffee shop.

And make sure you wear a helmet if you sneak up on me talking like a Valleygirl , Parrotman's right, I probably would attack you out of reflex hehe
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