Funny that you should be reprimanding Americans about the position of a state in Australia whilst miss quoting the position of America ( they are south, not next to )Try living right next to them. I swear that I cross the 49th parallel and the general IQ dives 50%. Hell most Canuks know more about the US geography and politic than the Yanks do. I guess if you are a mouse sleeping next to a bull, you better know the bull pretty well in order not to get trampled on. Still, like you, I am amazed at the stupid comments you hear coming from their media. The latest, is that the Canadian border is more of a security threat to the USA than the Mexican border. WTF? Has there been over 12,000,000 illegal immigrants enter the US from Canada? Has there been over 12,000 assassinations on the Canadian side of the border? Do Canadian drug cartels control all aspects of society on the Canadian border?
Want a pathetic but a good laugh, try this classic...
LiveLeak.com - TALKING TO AMERICANS Part 1 of 2 full version
Define next to, it doesn't necessarily have to be East or WestFunny that you should be reprimanding Americans about the position of a state in Australia whilst miss quoting the position of America ( they are south, not next to )
( All in good humour )
Gordo, the last I checked there are USA states to the North West, South and West of me unless they have quietly been giving back territory they bought or took. I live about 3 kms from the border, so I'd consider that "next to". :cheers: M8Funny that you should be reprimanding Americans about the position of a state in Australia whilst miss quoting the position of America ( they are south, not next to )
( All in good humour )
Absolutely nailed it John, but being so close (surrounded) that should be easy for you. During my 6 months project there I met some really great people, but the average person doesn't know what goes on in the next State let alone the next country, and I found that many admit to it and see it as a problem for the country as a whole, "foreign policy what foreign policy". Many admitted that Americans in general are self centered, which explains why no one else seems to matter.I didn't say they were not innovative. They sure build some cool machines and that is one of them. But ask them about the world we live in and you will soon find out they know little beyond their own immediate geographical area.
I am also not saying they are not nice people. I enjoy shopping across the border: good prices and excellent service compared to most places in Canada. Even the people you meet while traveling there tend to be very open and friendly. But when it comes to the USA and the rest of the world, on the whole, there is still a lot to be desired in their attitude and understanding. It is sort of the way the Brits saw themselves and the rest of the colonies over 50 years ago.
Haha, blame the hands, they can't keep up with my brain and tend to do stupid things.Care to explain what this word means? Or what the whole sentence means???
That's because they they only know it as the Oprah house.geeyoutoo; said:The Opera house was totally unheard of.
When you travel for work like I have, sometimes people will ask are you are you American, now that is the last nationality (except maybe for French) that I would want to be called in some of these places and I say aloud, no not American I'm Australian, Australian I tell you.That's because they they only know it as the Oprah house.
Some Americans are OK but as has been said most are completely ignorant to the fact that there is anything that exists outside of the bubble they live in. Most of them don't have a clue what's going on in their own country.