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Do generalizations of a people hold true?

Do generalizations of a people hold true?

Old Nov 9th, 1999, 05:59 AM
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Yup, BigMacs represent our American culture. Fortunately, we also have SpellCheck.
 
Old Nov 9th, 1999, 07:26 AM
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Interesting that the posting that seems the most self righteous is the one from a "friendly" Irish person! And to address another generalization, coming from NY, I can attest that people do answer questions and give directions when asked on the street. We just do it quickly!
 
Old Nov 9th, 1999, 08:48 AM
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Elvira, just trying to spell words as they sound to accomodate the American IN TA LECT. "Yup".....mmm interesting use of language Elvira!!
 
Old Nov 9th, 1999, 10:36 AM
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"Accommodate" is the correct spelling, ##! I am wary of posters who are anonymous and confrontational, and think that this is one of those childish posters who could be any nationality but is now just playing. Let's ignore him/her from this point.
 
Old Nov 9th, 1999, 11:46 AM
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Yeah! Lets do that in the true American spirit. If we all pull together We Americans can do anything!! We may require some imported inteligence from Europe as Amercians when combined (all 250 million)can boast of having the IQ level of a frozen vegetable,all thanks to the amazing Education system in place!

SpellingBea...what a creative name!!
 
Old Nov 9th, 1999, 02:14 PM
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Yup - yup. Same sort of colloquialism as "aye" that the Scots use (and we know THEIR intellectual capacity).
 
Old Nov 9th, 1999, 06:21 PM
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Dear Reply O

I visited The Republic of Ireland last year and I had a great time. I did not stop anyone on the street for lively conversation or directions. I will tell you this though if you were ever to come to where I live in Evansville, Indiana we would be happy to stop and converse with you and or anyone else from Ireland to give directions or point you to places of interest in our town. We work here also and have jobs and lives that are sometimes stressfull but, there is no excuss for being rude to someone no matter where you are from. You have taken your perception of what you think all American's are like and sterotyped us all with this hegative view. How sad. How would you like everyone on this forum to think all Irish are like you. You are an individual with your own personality, feelings and concerns are you not?
You have taken all American's and lump them together in a basket (wrongly so). My husband and I are hard workers. We saved our money to come to your country to learn of my maternal grandmothers family and to enjoy the country. I remember we stopped in a pub in the afternoon for lunch and the fellows were singing so loud and were very drunk (Hey ! I realize it was a pub but!!!!!!!!!). You could not hear one another talk. It was about noon. Does this mean all Irish are in the pub at noon drunk. I think not. Get the point. I enjoyed your country and would love to come back someday. I am American. My relatives fought during World War II to help all of Europe. I am sure you venture out of Ireland sometimes. I am proud of my country as you are of yours. I am not self rightous, annoying, superior to you or anyone else. You have a beautifull country and should be proud that you are Irish. Be proud that others find your country special enough to visit. I felt at home in Ireland. By the way I do like a good Guinness it is not as good here at home as it is in the pub in Ireland. I bid you and everyone peace. Dia dhuit. Slan agat.


 
Old Nov 10th, 1999, 09:35 AM
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Robbie--- well said.

Elvira--- that remark is not like you at all girl.
 
Old Mar 6th, 2000, 07:16 AM
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I have no idea why I am such a rude, obnoxious bigot and xenophobe. I have no reason to be because I desperately need all the friends I can find. I am a large, puffy person without any grace or social skills. I know I am despicable but please try to forgive me. I apologize most sincerely for being a horses ass.
cheers,
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Old Mar 6th, 2000, 07:37 AM
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Of course generalisations hold true - if not, everywhere would be the same & there would be no point in travelling except for a change in the weather.
 
Old Mar 6th, 2000, 07:46 AM
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I met some very unfriendly Scotch folks once. I am told it was because I had referred to them as "Scotch".
 
Old Mar 6th, 2000, 10:59 AM
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And now you undertsand that Scotch is a whisky and not a person from Scotland?
 
Old Mar 6th, 2000, 02:06 PM
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I think Americans have to put up with more stereotypes than anyone. Whenever I'm in Europe I'm sure to be asked the following questions, at least once while I'm there:
Do you live in a big house? (no)
Do you drive a big car? (no)
Do you own a gun? (no)
Do you make lots of money? (no)

Then there's always the person who wants to 'educate' me on the evils of American imperialism. 'Did you know that America is exploiting ______?'
(yes, as a matter of fact I did know that)

I think 'Dallas' and 'Baywatch' re-runs should be banned; not by the Europeans, but by us, so we can prevent these ridiculous stereotypes from flourishing.

 

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