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post #61 of 124
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Originally Posted by hopkins_student
What does this mean?
Ask Nick Mason.
post #62 of 124
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
1. When in restaurant do not try to out-yell the music that usually blaring through speakers.

2. When conversing in a crowded bar/restaurant, talk at a normal volume or sit closer. Stop yelling you platitudes over entire city block.

3. When laughing try to laugh like a human and not like a horse. Reduce volume 10 fold. This advice is equally important to men and women.

4. Stop whistling in public places!!!

5. Chew with your mouth closed and without sounds!

6. Cover your mouth with your hand when yawning.

7. Once in a while eat your lunch with fork and knife instead of your both hands.

8. Talk less often about sports or new cars.


Feel free to add.

9. make ridiculous generalizations about people based on very limited experience.

you know its funny but i worked in the service industry forever and i often found certain europeans to be really loud, rude, and horrible horrible horrible tippers. i mean really fucking cluelessly bad. so maybe you saw a group of formers waiters taking revenge.

edit: did you actually say plebian trait?

are you kidding?
post #63 of 124
Stop wearing denim shorts.
post #64 of 124
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Putting aside merely functional conversation (e.g. "please pass the salt," "do you know where the bathroom is?") I would have thought this figure would have been much, much higher.

Putting aside funcional conversación, including work-related and weather, I´d put the figure in Europe at about 85%.
post #65 of 124
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by A Harris
I first saw this when some English friends of mine visited us back in 2001. I am still laughing at them

I also laugh at people who make me feel inferior, it helps me to cope.
post #66 of 124
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Originally Posted by Jodum5
I was at lunch a week ago and my colleague was eating a pizza with a knife and fork too. I could only think of how unfun to eat that pizza must have been. Easpecially since it was damn good pizza

Actually the most fun way to eat pizza is without using your hands at all while watching NASCAR.
post #67 of 124
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by j
Blanket statements are always completely stupid. Only an idiot would make a blanket statement.

You just made a blanket statement about idiots. Welcome.
post #68 of 124
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
You just made a blanket statement about idiots. Welcome.
And how does this relate to our discussion of the uses of irony?
post #69 of 124
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
You just made a blanket statement about idiots. Welcome.

post #70 of 124
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
You just made a blanket statement about idiots. Welcome.

post #71 of 124
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
You just made a blanket statement about idiots. Welcome.

Intelligence is such a plebeian trait.
post #72 of 124
I couldn't resist responding to this Euro-snob or wannabe Euro-snob.

1. When in restaurant do not try to out-yell the music that usually blaring through speakers.

Did it ever occur to you that if the music was turned down, then people could speak in or a normal voice or do you prefer that people hand sign while dining?

2. When conversing in a crowded bar/restaurant, talk at a normal volume or sit closer. Stop yelling you platitudes over entire city block.

See above.


3. When laughing try to laugh like a human and not like a horse. Reduce volume 10 fold. This advice is equally important to men and women.

As opposed to Prince Charles and his lovely bride? Would you prefer that we snicker or giggle?

4. Stop whistling in public places!!!

What do you have against Bobby McFaren?

5. Chew with your mouth closed and without sounds!

Ever hear a Frenchman eat soup?

6. Cover your mouth with your hand when yawning.

It was an effort, but I managed while reading your post.

7. Once in a while eat your lunch with fork and knife instead of your both hands.

Please remind those pesky people from the UK to stop eating fish & chips. Oh that's right, that's a Euro thing, isn't it?

8. Talk less often about sports or new cars.

I have a suggestion. Go to any pub in England, Ireland or Scotland and say that in a real loud voice. Afterwards, write to me so I can give you the name of a good proctologist.
post #73 of 124
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Originally Posted by pinchi22
Putting aside funcional conversación, including work-related and weather, I´d put the figure in Europe at about 85%.

The other 15% has to be made up of anti-American screeds like this one, then.
post #74 of 124
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Originally Posted by j
Ask Nick Mason.
I love that album . . . and that song in particular.
post #75 of 124
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Originally Posted by acidicboy
does it also have an online forum?

It might soon...

I'll keep you posted.
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