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    (Original post by hugatree)
    How old were you when you visited the first time?

    Hm I forgot, what's the legal drinking age in the UK..? It's 16 here and I think England = 18?
    12 I was when I visited London...... :cool:

    I won't count the temporary pit stops in Heathrow....
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    (Original post by djchak)
    You guys eat fish and chips all the time. I mean like it's a staple in your diet.
    Some truth in that, once a week is not unusual for some people.
    Polite, reserved, snobby, socialist , believes individuality is a curse on humanity... Perhaps, we are less capitalist than america but that doesn't make us socialist
    Drinks lots of beer, straight to the pub after work....but very hard working so this isn't a big deal.thats a good thing I heard if you were caught drinking at lunch time in america it would be grounds to be fired. is it true?
    Teens get smashed in the pub and get in fights weekly, but nothing ever stops them.this is true, i'm afraid.
    Thinks the rest of the world matters, but that the UK is nothing to crow
    about.the rest of the world does matter !
    Thinks being proud to be english is a sin deserving of capital punishment, but if your'e a scot or welsh it's OK to be proud of that .. :confused:
    Knows everything about the US and life there .... they leaned it all in the Gaurdian, and episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
    Drinks tea constantly, and thinks going to the dentist twice a year is akin to "cosmetic surgery". Only go when pain to the tooth area is involved. Ditto for brushing.twice a year is the standard
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    Me and my friend on holiday in America.
    Some Random Woman in KMart: Oh My God, are you guys from England?
    Us: Er, no, we're Scottish.
    Thing: Oh, cool! So your from New-castle?
    Me: *think - eh?* eh? (not very good at hiding what I'm thinking)
    My Mate: No, that's in England, we're Scottish
    Thing: OH! SCODISH! I have a friend in Edinbohrow, called Stu, he's the funniest guy *goes on for about 5 minutes about how funny Stu is*... Do you know him?
    My Mate: Er... I dont think so.
    Thing: Oh....*pause*... So do you guys, like wear kilts at home?
    Us: *leave the building* *never come back*

    So yeah, that was fun. And in answer to her question, yes I do wear my kilt regularly (hey, they cost £500+, might as well get my money's worth).
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    :rofl:

    Oooh I want one. Not a 500 quid one, obviously, but a knee length skirt like one.
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    (Original post by hugatree)
    :rofl:

    Oooh I want one. Not a 500 quid one, obviously, but a knee length skirt like one.
    Well you can get "21st century kilts" - which are pretty much man skirts for people without a clan. Old kilts (just the kilt, not including the shirt, shoes, jacket, porridge, sword, beard etc) can be bought for about £50 but make sure you dont get a rival clan's tartan. There are tartan's for everyone though (there are even university and football tartans). Kilts for everyone, yay!
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    (Original post by BIG SIG)
    Well you can get "21st century kilts" - which are pretty much man skirts for people without a clan. Old kilts (just the kilt, not including the shirt, shoes, jacket, porridge, sword, beard etc) can be bought for about £50 but make sure you dont get a rival clan's tartan. There are tartan's for everyone though (there are even university and football tartans). Kilts for everyone, yay!
    Hardly any chance of getting a rivals one, or at least, no chance of anyone noticing here in Belgium. Thanks for the info!
    Now I just need to find a place to buy one from. There's a Scottish weekend here every first weekend of September which I missed this year so might be some time!
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    the first time i saw a person wearing a skilt was when magazines were published about diana when she died, she was quite popular, and even my country which is far far to the east... got teh news.. but anyhows, the first person in that mag that i saw was prince charles wearing a kilt... and i said, omg.. do americans wear this??? i was about 8 at that time and i had no idea about britain, i thought britain and america are one. And then i later realized i was wrong, now tthe blurr has cleared up as to why some people speak posh accent.. its cus they are british! wellp, at least the world is bit clearer to me now
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    (Original post by nasht)
    the first time i saw a person wearing a skilt was when magazines were published about diana when she died, she was quite popular, and even my country which is far far to the east... got teh news.. but anyhows, the first person in that mag that i saw was prince charles wearing a kilt... and i said, omg.. do americans wear this??? i was about 8 at that time and i had no idea about britain, i thought britain and america are one. And then i later realized i was wrong, now tthe blurr has cleared up as to why some people speak posh accent.. its cus they are british! wellp, at least the world is bit clearer to me now
    LOL Some Americans and geography. It's okay you were 8, but I've had this American girl on my MSN who was 20 and she asked me where I lived. When I said Belgium she was like 'oh isn't that in Brussels or sth?' :rofl:
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    Well you can only expect americans to be as good at the geography of other countries as other countries are with america.

    It seems many people in other contries consider the US to be:

    NY, Boston, Washington DC
    Florida (especially Orlando)
    New Orleans, Las Vegas
    Then Seattle, and California

    (Chicago is some small town in the middle of all this)

    With basically just some wasteland in the middle.

    C'mon, before google and the internet search engine, people could not instantly name and come up with facts about US geography, besides the areas I mentioned above.

    Ditto for everyone in the world regarding Canada. A shame really, Calgary is great in the summer....(great skiing in the winter)
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    (Original post by djchak)
    Well you can only expect americans to be as good at the geography of other countries as other countries are with america.

    Ditto for everyone in the world regarding Canada. A shame really, Calgary is great in the summer....(great skiing in the winter)
    Okay I have to admit, I call the entire part 'America', Canada and whatever else there is on the big part included. Now that I know it's not right I still do just because everyone does it and it's easy. But oooh my when I say that to my Canadian friend only... :p:

    Let me see, America... New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Seattle, Philadelphia, Florida, Chicago... Boston (I love that show Boston High or sth )... Think that's pretty much it.

    EDIT: ooh, and Illinois.
    No idea where all of these places are, we never learned it at school. So it's fair enough what you said.
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    Yeh, theres some truth.

    When people think of america they thing firstly of the east coast, but only the cities of NY, Boston and Washington. And possibly the famous New England Fall.

    Head south and we know florida, and texas.

    Then its pretty much nothingness untill the west coast, of which california is the only bit pretty much everyone knows about.
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    (Original post by djchak)
    Well you can only expect americans to be as good at the geography of other countries as other countries are with america.

    It seems many people in other contries consider the US to be:

    NY, Boston, Washington DC
    Florida (especially Orlando)
    New Orleans, Las Vegas
    Then Seattle, and California

    (Chicago is some small town in the middle of all this)
    I would've put Texas in that list too but hey :rolleyes:

    That's pretty good considering many people associate the UK with only one city.
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    when i think of Britain...I think of Reading or Bournemouth. Sooo pretty...

    London reminded me too much of a cleaner NY...
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    LOL! ny must be fairly scummy then
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    (Original post by Choad)
    LOL! ny must be fairly scummy then
    Well, it's just that no one can be bothered in NYC, as it's full of New Yorkers...
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    The average American probably thinks britons:

    Sound intelligent and polite.

    Like the USA, it's culture, and it's people (because your government is generally pro-US) as much as we like them.

    Make extremely poorly built and unreliable cars that are prone to electrical problems, depite massive improvements in your industry now that it is foreign owned. We still haven't forgiven you for the stuff you sold here in the 70s.

    Have very yellow crooked teeth.

    Have some of the world's most bland food.

    Are fond of tea and crumpets.

    Have a very cynical odd sense of humor. "British comedy" conjures up images of Benny Hill skits and his boisterous crude practical jokes with innuendo in place of real wit or imagination.

    Spend most of their time getting soaked by rain and have rarely seen a nice sunny day.
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    well it aint the 70's any more, we make some quality cars. im really loving the atom at the moment. as soon as im wealthy enough im gunna get one . and british comedy, i can see your point. some of it is pure genious tho. fawlty towers, monty python etc. are really really good. i can't stand carry on films tho.
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    (Original post by Made in the USA)
    Have some of the world's most bland food.
    I blame this on the amount of salt and sugar in American food, personally.

    (Original post by Made in the USA)
    Are fond of tea and crumpets.
    Didn't see a crumpet the entire time I lived in the UK.

    (Original post by Made in the USA)
    Have a very cynical odd sense of humor. "British comedy" conjures up images of Benny Hill skits and his boisterous crude practical jokes with innuendo in place of real wit or imagination.
    YESSSS! It took me the LONGEST time to figure out what was soo amusing about the Office or Monty Python/Holy Grail. However, I believe I can honestly say that I enjoy the Office...

    (Original post by Made in the USA)
    Spend most of their time getting soaked by rain and have rarely seen a nice sunny day.
    So here's my London rain story. I bought this really fantastic, ridiculously expensive umbrella that lights up when you press the button on the handle. It was gorgeous and green and cool. And I loved it. I bought in in the States specifically for using while in London. Unfortunately, the ENTIRE TIME I was in London, NEVER did I EVER find the opportunity to use my fantastic, beautiful umbrella. Weather.com constantly lied to us. It said it was going to be cloudy and it ended up pouring (and I had not brought my umbrella). When it said it was going to rain and I had my umbrella, it turned sunny and gorgeous. I didn't use my umbrella till I returned to NY much, much later when NY was drowned in repeated torrents of what was much more than just water...

    So that's my rain story.
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    monty python is so stupid!!!


    hahahha i feel so bad for you!!! all the anticipation! i would have just used it anyways, haha, walked around with an awesome light up umbrella with a stereo on my shoulder playing 'cant touch this' on a bright sunny day. haha that'd be amazing. and if you got yellow rainboots and a yellow raincoat you could be like the london version of the naked cowboy, hahaha, that's totally my new career. maybe it'd have to be without the raincoat though. haha.
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    I think Britain rocks!! Well, the London part (the only part I've been to ) I like the accent, it's SOOO dreamy! The manners...oh gosh! THe only thing that could improve, but would kinda disrupt british society, is the people. Noone talks to anyone...on the metro and on the trains and busses, it's SOO quiet. Here in Mexico people shout across the bus! :eek: but it's fun, hehe it's actually kinda fun.

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    I blame this on the amount of salt and sugar in American food, personally.



    Didn't see a crumpet the entire time I lived in the UK.



    YESSSS! It took me the LONGEST time to figure out what was soo amusing about the Office or Monty Python/Holy Grail. However, I believe I can honestly say that I enjoy the Office...



    So here's my London rain story. I bought this really fantastic, ridiculously expensive umbrella that lights up when you press the button on the handle. It was gorgeous and green and cool. And I loved it. I bought in in the States specifically for using while in London. Unfortunately, the ENTIRE TIME I was in London, NEVER did I EVER find the opportunity to use my fantastic, beautiful umbrella. Weather.com constantly lied to us. It said it was going to be cloudy and it ended up pouring (and I had not brought my umbrella). When it said it was going to rain and I had my umbrella, it turned sunny and gorgeous. I didn't use my umbrella till I returned to NY much, much later when NY was drowned in repeated torrents of what was much more than just water...

    So that's my rain story.
    Check out MY rain story. During my (oh so short) week in London, it raied for the first day. When we got there, but heck, we slept the whole day. And the rest of the vacation it didn't rain AT ALL!! It was gorgeus! And when we went to the Tower of London, it was actually SUNNY! I though that the whole time it'd be cloudy, and foggy, and rainy. But actually the weather was amazing!
 
 
 
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