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Old 05-26-2013, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Lol explain to me "US culture".....
Do you really think I'm going to bother making a list of differences between US and UK cultures? It's not complicated. Figure it out.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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That isnt exactly a culture shock is it though? LOL.

When I was there the tvs had quite a few of the tv channels and shows that we have here. It was really good. You dont get that in spain. The shops had alot of our foods too.
Oh, right. So you'd feel right at home in the US because they have tv programmes and foods from the UK?

I'm sure you're too young to have held a real job yet. Try having a career in the UK and then going to the US. Then talk to me about culture shock. If you're experience of the US is going to DisneyWorld where a big chunk of the tourists are from Europe, then you know very little about the differences in the culture. Did you learn that you have to say 'wadder' to be understood and that you can't call a cigarette a 'f*g' and that some call bums 'fannies'? And those are just a few of thousands.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Erm actually I visited pretty typical american places: palm beach, atlanta, north dakota, minneapolis etc..
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:37 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Oh, right. So you'd feel right at home in the US because they have tv programmes and foods from the UK?

I'm sure you're too young to have held a real job yet. Try having a career in the UK and then going to the US. Then talk to me about culture shock. If you're experience of the US is going to DisneyWorld where a big chunk of the tourists are from Europe, then you know very little about the differences in the culture. Did you learn that you have to say 'wadder' to be understood and that you can't call a cigarette a 'f*g' and that some call bums 'fannies'? And those are just a few of thousands.
Why does it seem like it bothers you that Owen feels comfortable or at home in America?
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Do you really think I'm going to bother making a list of differences between US and UK cultures? It's not complicated. Figure it out.
Lol
Just name one cultural difference that would cause culture shock
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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How does telling a guy from Northern Ireland that it would take him more than a month to adjust to US culture equate to being anti-American?
No no no...i wasnt because of the post i read before, it was just the many posts from you about how america is this and america is that and they all seem to have one thing in common, there all negatives about america. Then your next sentence is about how great europe is.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:51 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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The combined total of americans with British isles ancestry is:

Scotch Irish Americans = 3.5 million
Irish Americans= 36.3 million
English Americans= 26 million
Scottish Americans = 25 million
Welsh Americans = 1.9million

=92.7 million. Yea I sincerely doubt any european nationality will beat that.
Except they're not separate individuals, you can't just total them up; someone with both English and Irish ancestry will get double-counted, and someone who's 1/8 Irish would technically have Irish ancestry. I have both English and German ancestry, but more German — 3/8 vs 1/8 (could be slightly wrong).
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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Lol
Just name one cultural difference that would cause culture shock
Americans don't...
They don't...
Drink tea!!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Why does it seem like it bothers you that Owen feels comfortable or at home in America?
It bothers him a lot. You simply cant say you love living in america with ameriscot around he will always say something negative about your comment.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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So if I understand you well, Norway and Portugal, for example, are culturally closer than the UK and Netherlands?

UK is far from being culturally that close to any other european country besides Ireland.
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