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    (Original post by Everdawn)
    My friend went to the US and every time he said "How are ya going?" to someone (as in greeting for those playing at home) they would look at him wierdly and say "by car..."

    Hilarious!
    I would find it weird too. Who says "How are you going?"? Aussies?

    "How's it going", "How are you doing" or "How you doin" ok but "How are you going"?
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    (Original post by BloodyValentine)
    they're too lazy its why they all turn out fat
    That was probably the stupidest thing i have ever heard. I dont understand, it seems some of you, (and you know who you are) cant accept that different countries spell that same word differently.
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    (Original post by PadFoot90)
    That was probably the stupidest thing i have ever heard. I dont understand, it seems some of you, (and you know who you are) cant accept that different countries spell that same word differently.
    Yep. We still wish you'd pledge allegiance to the queen and would return to colony status so we could correct the errors of history...

    Of course, British people are jealous of the USA. But we're probably the country that accepts US supremacy the most: few people see anything wrong about the US being the first power.
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    (Original post by SamTheMan)
    Yep. We still wish you'd pledge allegiance to the queen and would return to colony status so we could correct the errors of history...

    Of course, British people are jealous of the USA. But we're probably the country that accepts US supremacy the most: few people see anything wrong about the US being the first power.
    true
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    (Original post by Everdawn)
    My friend went to the US and every time he said "How are ya going?" to someone (as in greeting for those playing at home) they would look at him wierdly and say "by car..."

    Hilarious!
    ?
    It's "How's it going" as in "What's up" or "Sup". If some one asked me "How are ya going?" I would say "by car..." too.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    -the idiots among the people in the debate forum or the idiots of the debate forum?
    -discussions?
    -it was a poll where a third of the votes expressed "hate" of americans.
    That doesn't mean it's 1/3 of the forum, it's 1/3 of those who voted. Sorry if this has been mentioned before
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    That doesn't mean it's 1/3 of the forum, it's 1/3 of those who voted. Sorry if this has been mentioned before
    I actually find it quite shocking 1/3 of the people who voted can hate millions of people they dont know.... doesnt make much sense to me.
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    (Original post by PadFoot90)
    I actually find it quite shocking 1/3 of the people who voted can hate millions of people they dont know.... doesnt make much sense to me.
    Really, how can you hate people you don't know? And why is it that we are so judgable?
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    (Original post by piginapoke)
    You can't, you can only hate [or otherwise have an opinion about] your perception of a generalised idea about a person or a group of people.
    Thats the sad part, that so many people can have that kind of opinion.
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    (Original post by PadFoot90)
    I actually find it quite shocking 1/3 of the people who voted can hate millions of people they dont know.... doesnt make much sense to me.
    I know, it's called prejudice.
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    I know, it's called prejudice.
    yes, it is.
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    (Original post by vienna95)
    hehe, which for once, was not my doing..
    Yes it was
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    (Original post by Everdawn)
    My friend went to the US and every time he said "How are ya going?" to someone (as in greeting for those playing at home) they would look at him wierdly and say "by car..."

    Hilarious!
    Yeah, but Bondie is a bogan, im surprised they even could understand him.
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    Dunno if anyone has mentioned this but they call the 24-hour clock format, 'military time'. Very annoying when you're chatting to them and you tell them the time over here by looking at the time at the bottom right of your screen (in Windows XP) and they go 'why are you speaking military time?'. They obviously know what we are on about.....stupid Americans......
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    (Original post by jediknight007)
    Dunno if anyone has mentioned this but they call the 24-hour clock format, 'military time'. Very annoying when you're chatting to them and you tell them the time over here by looking at the time at the bottom right of your screen (in Windows XP) and they go 'why are you speaking military time?'. They obviously know what we are on about.....stupid Americans......
    I think it's a bit of a reference to the military, it's definitely not the official name.

    I always hated the way they call the front passenger seat "the shotgun" because in a drive-by shooting, the guy with a shot gun would be seated there.
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    (Original post by Penthesilia)
    Yeah, but Bondie is a bogan, im surprised they even could understand him.
    oh, yeah thats true. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by PadFoot90)
    I actually find it quite shocking 1/3 of the people who voted can hate millions of people they dont know.... doesnt make much sense to me.
    You're right. People imagine Americans to be a homogenous people. Yet, you take a New Englander like yourself and a Texan, and they seem like they're from different countries.
 
 
 
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