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When you say where you're from to Europeans how do they respond?

When you say where you're from to Europeans how do they respond?

Nov 3rd, 2000, 06:12 AM
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Peg
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Just back from Paris. While there, we told a waiter that my sister was from Dallas. He pointed his finger at her and said, "Bang, bang"! We all laughed till we cried.
 
Nov 3rd, 2000, 08:34 AM
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Sam, how do you 'Raleigh' ? ( i've got a mean forehand ).
 
Nov 3rd, 2000, 12:18 PM
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We just returned yesterday from Europe. On Wednesday evening we were having our last dinner near Munich. In a casual conversation with a young German family,(30ish) they questioned us at length on the US elections and were very, very aware of our political system.We were impressed!! I wonder how many Americans could say the same about European countries. I will admit my knowledge of their system(s) is practically nil....Paul J
 
Nov 3rd, 2000, 01:25 PM
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I definitely agree that the lack of knowledge (I hate to say ignorance as it has such a negative connotation) about other cultures cuts both ways.

I've lived in London for a while (I'm originally from Atlanta). I've met quite a few people in the UK who mention that they know someone from Tennessee or Florida wanting to know if I know them. I guess they don't realize that's like my asking "I know a bloke named Ian Smith from London, do you know him?"

I do have to admit though, most Europeans seem to be much more intuned to the ongoings in America versus our knowing about foreign ongoings. Unfortunately, we (as a whole) seemed to be very ego-centric and "in our own world." It's sad really. There is so much out side of the states. . .
 
Dec 2nd, 2000, 02:58 PM
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Well, I'm Scottish and no, not all the men go wandering around wearing "skirts", and eating haggis and singing Amazing Grace!!!
 

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