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« Reply #75 on: June 23, 2007, 12:22:35 pm »
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Maryd, that quote made me laugh haha
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« Reply #76 on: June 24, 2007, 05:54:40 am »
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Yeah, I think its true as well!! 
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« Reply #77 on: June 25, 2007, 01:09:53 am »
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O I am crushed that Vern didn't marry Sean in her dream!  He is so sweet and a good actor - although he doesn't seem to get the publicity he deserves...but then I guess all Sean fans would feel that way. I am really looking forward to seeing The Final Season...and it looks like it has a distributor now. Wahoo! 

Elizabeth & Maryd, I am really looking forward to Mexico...it should be a blast! And since I have never been....it will be very educational too. 

Vern, I expect to see that "Potty Mouth" on your siggie.  It would really make me laugh!  It is a hysterical description.

My mom's bday party was quite fun and the weather cooperated. It was hot and dry. After everyone left, it started to rain. So the kiddies had lots of fun running around outside!

My oldest brother and his wife just bought a new camper. So they brought it over to show everyone. All the neices and nephews were pretty excited to see it.

Now we are all planning our Fourth of July party! It is going to be quite the celebration. 

How about everyone else? Now finals are all done whatcha up to?
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« Reply #78 on: June 25, 2007, 07:01:36 am »
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You're lucky in the US that you have 4th July - there's nothing like that in NI!!
Right now, I'm off school for the summer - yay, no more school til September!!! - and I've been working in my mum's garden centre...sort of boring but at least I'm getting paid for it!!
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« Reply #79 on: June 26, 2007, 08:28:46 am »
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In Holland we don't have 4th of July either... Holland isn't proud of her country!! Gosh I hat it... we've got nothing like 4th of July, thanksgiving... NOTHING!! But we do have 2 days of Christmas and 2 days of Easter though

I've only got 5 days of school and then there's SUMMERHOLIDAY for me!!  Thank goodness, I needed it!!

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« Reply #80 on: June 27, 2007, 01:38:47 am »
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Hey there, Chickeepeas!  Yes, it is quite fun to have the 4th of July celebration. We do have some rather nice holidays here in the States...but then I am a little bias.  4th of July and Christmas are two of my favorites. You two really don't have any celebrations like that at all? Lots of folk think we are silly...but it is the anniversary of our independence which to most of us is a big deal.  It is a big family and friends day. Normally, it is an all day affair...BBQ, swimming, baseball and other games, potlucks, music, watermelon, s'mores and then...fireworks once it is dark enough.  Have either one of you ever been to America on the 4th? If not, I really wish you have the opportunity too join in the fun some day.  The small country towns are the best place to be at these times. Good country fun.

What are your favorite holidays in your areas?

It really is kind of funny how I assume everyone in the different countries has similar celebrations...not the same or even at the same time, of course, but something like it. Of course, it cost a bit of moolah to journey overseas...so I haven't been out of the country except Bermuda and Canada. Holland and NI really don't celebrate their founding?

Uh oh...vern is taking a break? Did anything happen? 

I hope you two are having a good day!!! Glad you started posting on the random ramblings thread. 
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« Reply #81 on: June 27, 2007, 04:20:37 am »
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For a lot of people in NI, the founding really isn't a thing to celebrate at all... and we don't have a natinal celebration beacuse of course half count themselves as British and half as Irish...gets very confusing! I'd love to be in the States one year for the 4th, though! Halloween is big here - apparently we have the biggest fireworks display in the UK on 31st October, and everyone goes out to see them, and I love Christmas too, especially late night shopping when the lights are all on!

I've only been abroad once, to France a few years ago!

I'm glad this thread exists!!  Great boredom buster!
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« Reply #82 on: June 28, 2007, 11:18:19 am »
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Wow, Independence day sounds like so much fun!! I so totally wanna go to America once... maybe for a whole year or something... Would be sooooo nice!!

I looooove Christmas!! That is without a doubt my favourite holiday! Our country (Holland)  isn't proud Of being Dutch!! We don't have anything we celebrate!! Every 4th of May though, we have 2 minutes of silence, because we remember the second world war and those who died. So we also remember the Americans and Jews and Germans and Dutch and everyone really. We think about the fact that we're free but that's all. There are no special activities on that day, just2 minutes of silence at 8 o'clock. It's not really a celebration, because celebration is happy and this isn't, at all!! Not even everyone participates!! There are so many people who just keep on driving/talking or something like that... it's annoying..
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« Reply #83 on: June 30, 2007, 02:30:52 am »
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Helloooooo Pam and Maryd! I hope you both do get a chance to come to America once. However, I sure understand the $$$ issue. This is one of the reasons I haven't been to Europe yet.  Would totally love to go to Ireland, New Zealand, Wales and Italy. Maybe one day. 

I can't remember the name of the thread, but I bumped into a group that were pretty anti-American couldn't figure out exactly why...but it boiled down to the way our "language isn't as pure as the British". I wasn't exactly sure what that meant...especially since our language is mix of multiple languages...and I guess we use a lot of slang.  And it is true...slang is totally annoying.

Now you are probably wondering why I bring this topic up in the random ramblings. Well, I got to thinking...most of the people I know are interested in other countries and their customs. Since you both don't live in the states I am curious about what perceptions you have about Americans. Do we seem very different from Europeans? Do you think that we are really like the media and Hollywood portray us? What do you think our best trait is as a country and what do you think is our worst?

Sorry to pepper you two with questions...but I am really curious. I hardly ever get the opportunity to "chat" with folks outside of the States - except Canadians or Mexicans....or those visiting from other countries on a rare occassion. So my little inquiring mind wants to knw
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« Reply #84 on: June 30, 2007, 01:29:47 pm »
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Well, I can see why they'd say American English isn't as pure as British English. American English is the type of English the pioneers brought to the US, who were like adventurers and all. They were  little more rude than the people who stayed in England. I think that's why American English isn't as "pure" as British English.

Anyhow, over here in Holland people seem to be different than Americans. The media shows that the schools are way different and the social system with the money things are way different too. Also if you go to the McDonalds here, you don't even get half as much as ou would get in the US. That's what they say. Over here there are not so many poor people. The difference between poor and rich is not as big as it is in America, because of our social system. We need to give money to the government, and they give extra money to the "poor" people.

To me, America is great. I'd love to live in America, I don't know why. Probably because you see so many different styles of people, you don't have that here. On the other hand, on the schools you really need to be poplair (that's what the media shows?) and over here nobody is really populair. But American schools have proms and football and all, the pupils are one in the end. Here we don't have that, we are not one group.

I'd love to emigrate to the US, but my family doesn't want to move with me, which I understand, haha.
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« Reply #85 on: July 01, 2007, 05:37:31 am »
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This is a really interesting issue to raise!! I read a Bill Bryson book called 'Mother Tongue' which tackled the subject of American and English languages, and I wouldn't say American English was less pure, maybe just different!

I've never really thought about my own perception of America - I guess I would say freedom, because there's so much diversity over there.  People from all over the world can go to the States and be treated equal, and thats a really great thing to say about your country.

I'm not particularly patriotic (not at all, really!) but I wonder what you all think of Northern Ireland?
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« Reply #86 on: July 01, 2007, 05:48:49 pm »
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Nice to see you back Shayda!!
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