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Old 01.01.2011, 19:50
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Wow! Thank you for a very comprehensive answer! (and regards to your daughter )

I understand that where we are going is somewhat conservative - ice tea rather than martini, church rather than monster truck rallies, political conversation rather than celebrity tittle tattle. It sounds like it'll suit me down to the ground (apart from the ice tea bit).

I'd heard about the effects of an English accent upon American ladies. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll have the opportunity to do any experiments in this area, as I'll be with my lovely Mid Western wife and her family - and her brothers are bigger than me!

Speaking of the wife, she just told me to say that in her part of the country, people wish they could see Russia from their houses. Apparently that is some kind of code.

It's like she's speaking a foreign language sometimes...
I know ,I know they hate us Canadians ,because we beat theme in hockey
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Old 01.01.2011, 21:07
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Old 01.01.2011, 21:46
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Re: America: Why it's brilliant, and all that.

Brilliant!

I just came back from the US and as usual, I loved it. Americans are very nice people and I love their way of living. They are easy going and enjoy good compagny. It is refleshing to go out of the house and have strangers smilling and chatting with you.
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Re: America: Why it's brilliant, and all that.

Hello, I am new to the forum having just joined last month when i ran across this place. Thought it would be good to meet people that speak engish here. But after reading all the stupid answers your getting I wonder what this place is about? Nothing is like the advice your getting from these members, wonder why they even reply to give you their wisecracks. I come from the midwest and lived there for 48 years and have been here now 12 years. The people in the midwest are friendly, unlike what this forum seems to be. Life and living is slower, not fast paced as in east or west coast. With states bigger than switzerland and 1/3 less people there's alot of open space. You'll need a car or good transportation as there's no such thing as public transportation. About the plane- they have enought entertainment of plane and time goes fast. My son and I fly back every year and it takes us over 24 hours from when we leave home here to reach our home there. Good luck and don't worry. Would be nice if you said which state your going to. Could give you better advice as I worked all over the midwest for the Union Pacific Railroad.
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Old 01.01.2011, 22:13
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Hello, I am new to the forum having just joined last month when i ran across this place. Thought it would be good to meet people that speak engish here. But after reading all the stupid answers your getting I wonder what this place is about? Nothing is like the advice your getting from these members, wonder why they even reply to give you their wisecracks. I come from the midwest and lived there for 48 years and have been here now 12 years. The people in the midwest are friendly, unlike what this forum seems to be. Life and living is slower, not fast paced as in east or west coast. With states bigger than switzerland and 1/3 less people there's alot of open space. You'll need a car or good transportation as there's no such thing as public transportation. About the plane- they have enought entertainment of plane and time goes fast. My son and I fly back every year and it takes us over 24 hours from when we leave home here to reach our home there. Good luck and don't worry. Would be nice if you said which state your going to. Could give you better advice as I worked all over the midwest for the Union Pacific Railroad.
I am sorry, but are you a troll? Because if you did join last month, I would assume you took time to read a bit on the forum and you certainly saw that people are just making some jokes on this thread. And even better, most who are doing those jokes and funny generalisations are americans!!!

Maybe you should take a chill pill and read the forum a bit more, you'll see that people here are just a nice bunch who love to have a good laugh!
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Old 01.01.2011, 22:32
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Hello, I am new to the forum having just joined last month when i ran across this place. Thought it would be good to meet people that speak engish here. But after reading all the stupid answers your getting I wonder what this place is about? ....
Step one of an internet forum - observe the dynamics and posting history of member(s) if you're unsure of something instead of jumping to conclusions.

This is a forum for English speakers living in Switzerland - not just Americans. So you'll find a lot of different flavors of humor here, including British humor. As evidenced by this thread.
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Old 01.01.2011, 22:39
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Hello, I am new to the forum having just joined last month when i ran across this place. Thought it would be good to meet people that speak engish here. But after reading all the stupid answers your getting I wonder what this place is about? Nothing is like the advice your getting from these members, wonder why they even reply to give you their wisecracks. I come from the midwest and lived there for 48 years and have been here now 12 years. The people in the midwest are friendly, unlike what this forum seems to be. Life and living is slower, not fast paced as in east or west coast. With states bigger than switzerland and 1/3 less people there's alot of open space. You'll need a car or good transportation as there's no such thing as public transportation. About the plane- they have enought entertainment of plane and time goes fast. My son and I fly back every year and it takes us over 24 hours from when we leave home here to reach our home there. Good luck and don't worry. Would be nice if you said which state your going to. Could give you better advice as I worked all over the midwest for the Union Pacific Railroad.
She lives in Liechtenstein. Give her a break.
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Old 02.01.2011, 04:49
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But unless they are religious nutcases, people who do pray at dinner will understand if DB declines to say grace. Saying grace, I should add, usually happens at private homes. If DB is on a business trip and he's eating in restaurants, this should be a moot point.
No. What I meant was "don't laugh when it's suggested". Yes, I did that once. I thought they were joking. I'd actually never experienced anyone one saying grace before.

And DB is not going on a business trip. He's going to visit family.
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Old 02.01.2011, 22:26
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Old 02.01.2011, 22:36
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You forgot curling!
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Old 02.01.2011, 22:39
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Hello, I am new to the forum having just joined last month when i ran across this place. Thought it would be good to meet people that speak engish here. But after reading all the stupid answers your getting I wonder what this place is about? Nothing is like the advice your getting from these members, wonder why they even reply to give you their wisecracks. I come from the midwest and lived there for 48 years and have been here now 12 years. The people in the midwest are friendly, unlike what this forum seems to be. Life and living is slower, not fast paced as in east or west coast. With states bigger than switzerland and 1/3 less people there's alot of open space. You'll need a car or good transportation as there's no such thing as public transportation. About the plane- they have enought entertainment of plane and time goes fast. My son and I fly back every year and it takes us over 24 hours from when we leave home here to reach our home there. Good luck and don't worry. Would be nice if you said which state your going to. Could give you better advice as I worked all over the midwest for the Union Pacific Railroad.
And your point is ??
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She lives in Liechtenstein. Give her a break.
Ah, I get it!

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Re: America: Why it's brilliant, and all that.

Gosh! What a big country you have there!

I rather liked: Outrageous selections of crisps and pop; hitching rails outside Walmart; the New York skyline at night; endless refills of iced tea; big trucks; Froggy FM Pennsylvania; a house on the back of a wagon; Ohio truckstops full of tasteless tat; double decker freight trains; Wendy's chocolate milk shake; peanut butter in everything; gorgeous Amish women in their teasingly modest headscarves; hearing someone actually order his eggs "over easy"; the Allegheny Mts; Velveeta; the architecture of Chicago o' Hare airport and the sky... oh! the sky!

I also rather liked coming home again.

What a strange, wonderful, rather tiring place America is!

Thank you all for your advice and recommendations.
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Old 04.01.2011, 13:23
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How did the cow tipping suit you?
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Gosh! What a big country you have there!

I rather liked: Outrageous selections of crisps and pop; hitching rails outside Walmart; the New York skyline at night; endless refills of iced tea; big trucks; Froggy FM Pennsylvania; a house on the back of a wagon; Ohio truckstops full of tasteless tat; double decker freight trains; Wendy's chocolate milk shake; peanut butter in everything; gorgeous Amish women in their teasingly modest headscarves; hearing someone actually order his eggs "over easy"; the Allegheny Mts; Velveeta; the architecture of Chicago o' Hare airport and the sky... oh! the sky!

I also rather liked coming home again.

What a strange, wonderful, rather tiring place America is!

Thank you all for your advice and recommendations.
So, you've put on a few pounds then
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Did you try the Applebees's chicken wings? Miam miam!
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Old 04.01.2011, 14:25
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Re: America: Why it's brilliant, and all that.

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Gosh! What a big country you have there!

I rather liked: Outrageous selections of crisps and pop; hitching rails outside Walmart; the New York skyline at night; endless refills of iced tea; big trucks; Froggy FM Pennsylvania; a house on the back of a wagon; Ohio truckstops full of tasteless tat; double decker freight trains; Wendy's chocolate milk shake; peanut butter in everything; gorgeous Amish women in their teasingly modest headscarves; hearing someone actually order his eggs "over easy"; the Allegheny Mts; Velveeta; the architecture of Chicago o' Hare airport and the sky... oh! the sky!

I also rather liked coming home again.

What a strange, wonderful, rather tiring place America is!

Thank you all for your advice and recommendations.
Glad you liked it .... It's always good to be home again, though, isn't it?

My husband is still fascinated by the length, height and (lack of) speed of the freight trains. We were also just talking about how much we will miss the endless blue winter sky.

There are positive and negative things everywhere, aren't there?
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Ah, I get it!

America and Lichtenstein - The Lands That Irony Forgot

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Funny! I think the Seinfeld generation was the first one in the U.S. that spoke fluent Irony.
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We even had Guiness in Kentucky....but if you want the real experience, you get yourself a 40..but no any 40, it has to be Falls City or a Colt 45.
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