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Valuable advice to most Americans

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by dkzzzz, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    What does this mean?
    Ask Nick Mason.
     
  2. cultpop 0217

    cultpop 0217 Well-Known Member

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    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.[​IMG]

    edit: did you actually say plebian trait?

    are you kidding?
     
  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Well-Known Member

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    Stop wearing denim shorts.
     
  4. pinchi22

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    Putting aside funcional conversación, including work-related and weather, I´d put the figure in Europe at about 85%. [​IMG]
     
  5. dkzzzz

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    I first saw this when some English friends of mine visited us back in 2001. I am still laughing at them [​IMG]

    I also laugh at people who make me feel inferior, it helps me to cope.
     
  6. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. dkzzzz

    dkzzzz Well-Known Member

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    Blanket statements are always completely stupid. Only an idiot would make a blanket statement.

    You just made a blanket statement about idiots. Welcome.
     
  8. j

    j Well-Known Member

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    You just made a blanket statement about idiots. Welcome.
    And how does this relate to our discussion of the uses of irony?
     
  9. JBZ

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    You just made a blanket statement about idiots. Welcome.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Saucemaster

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    You just made a blanket statement about idiots. Welcome.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. EL72

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    You just made a blanket statement about idiots. Welcome.

    Intelligence is such a plebeian trait.
     
  12. jwm

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    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.
     
  13. metaphysician

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    Putting aside funcional conversación, including work-related and weather, I´d put the figure in Europe at about 85%. [​IMG]

    The other 15% has to be made up of anti-American screeds like this one, then.
     
  14. lawyerdad

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    Ask Nick Mason.
    I love that album . . . and that song in particular.
     
  15. Tokyo Slim

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    does it also have an online forum?

    It might soon...

    I'll keep you posted.
     
  16. sonick

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    I believe they pixelate the genitalia?
    WHAT?! You mean they ADD that? And all this time, I thought...
     
  17. LabelKing

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    WHAT?! You mean they ADD that? And all this time, I thought...
    No, they aren't insects coming out for the fetishists among us.
     
  18. TCN

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    Look, there are rude people in every country, and unfortunately, they are bound to travel at some point. When my wife and I were last in Paris, we sat near two women from Houston who were complaining about how "old and dirty" Paris was. That said, my wife and I are frequent visitors to Paris, and patronize the local shops, spend our dirty dollars there, attempt the language, and get on wonderfully with everyone we meet.

    Tell you what, you don't hold the acts of a few boorish Americans against me, and I won't hold the crazy woman from London who lives down the street from me and keeps asking me if I'll let her do a "reading" for me (she thinks she is a fortune teller), against you.
     
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    You know, that reminds. I don't understand why I have to learn the language of a country that I'm visiting on vacation. I mean really, I can understand learning a few words to help get around, but I don't understand people getting mad because you can't order in their language in a restaurant. People come to live in this country and don't learn the language and it doesn't bother us all that much. I realy don't feel like having to read a language book or take a class just so I can vacation in France or whatever. What a crock...
     
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    I once saw a Japanese porn that featured girls taking big - no, I mean, like fucking BIG, like "OK, there's gotta be like a hidden dispenser or something" big - dumps all over these dudes.

    Pubes: pixelated.

    Turds: GLORIOUS CLARITY. [​IMG]
     

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