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Old 04-27-2006, 10:35 PM   #46
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Yep pretty much....can't think of anytime where I haven't had to pay....not sure about mainland Europe though.
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I love the accents!
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Okay, here's one. I've described to my American friends and roommates how in India, generally the unwritten rule is that the birthday kid has to 'treat' the others out to dinner or drinks. It's the total opposite of how it is here where everyone else treats the birthday boy or girl. People give gifts of course but you'd be amazed how all the friends you never knew you had, all come out of the woodwork when it's your birthday! That's something that my friends here didn't get.

How is it in other countries? like UK for instance? I suppose it's like how it is here in the US...?
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Yep pretty much....can't think of anytime where I haven't had to pay....not sure about mainland Europe though.
in the 80's I remember here that we always had to pay for re-fills, but now probably about 95% of restaurants give you free re-fills.
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I have an Irish, crushed-into-Canadian accent
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Old 04-27-2006, 11:30 PM   #51
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Okay, here's one. I've described to my American friends and roommates how in India, generally the unwritten rule is that the birthday kid has to 'treat' the others out to dinner or drinks. It's the total opposite of how it is here where everyone else treats the birthday boy or girl. People give gifts of course but you'd be amazed how all the friends you never knew you had, all come out of the woodwork when it's your birthday! That's something that my friends here didn't get.

How is it in other countries? like UK for instance? I suppose it's like how it is here in the US...?
Pretty much the unwritten rule here is 'get birthday person as drunk as possible in the shortest possible time'...lots of free drinks

^^Thats pretty cool DeadMan, so from now on American's are not allowed to complain about anything ever again...sheesh you guys get free refills.....
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Pretty much the unwritten rule here is 'get birthday person as drunk as possible in the shortest possible time'...lots of free drinks
That's great! I have no idea how the total reverse became the norm in India. I mean, don't get me wrong.. everybody gets but mostly it's the birthday person that's spending! The good thing about that is you end up spending like that just once a year.. on your birthday.
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I think it sounds alot better with an english accent, I heard this kid here in California say " bloody wanker", and it just doesnt sound right.
The one that bothers me is "cheers." I hate it when Americans say "cheers." The "r" in it sounds way too over-pronounced. It sounds like "chee-urs!"
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The one that bothers me is "cheers." I hate it when Americans say "cheers." The "r" in it sounds way too over-pronounced. It sounds like "chee-urs!"
I like listening to people's accent. Don't focus on what they're sayng but the sounds they make. I find that quite entertaining. You have to ask people to repeat themselves a lot, but it's cool to do anyway. I heard that the Martian language in Mars Attacks is based on the sound of English as heard by non-native speakers. And it kinda makes sense. English is a harsh-Germanic language.

In NY "Cheers" sounds like, "Chiuyz", closer to Cheese than Cheers. We also say "Jeat yet" which translates to "Did you eat yet?" And I was talking to a girl from Philly one day, and I had to stop her because she was speaking so fast I wasn't sure she was still speaking English. Language rules.
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I have an Irish, crushed-into-Canadian accent
Irish accents.
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We were at a restaurant in Cork recently and were charged for refills on our sodas....and the size of the glass was probably less than a half pint
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We were at a restaurant in Cork recently and were charged for refills on our sodas....and the size of the glass was probably less than a half pint

Not if you go to Pizza Hut

Hence why myself and my skint friends eat there so often
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Not if you go to Pizza Hut

Hence why myself and my skint friends eat there so often

me and my friends are down at 'the hut' on a weekly basis. it rocks! :smile:
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I'm going to try to stick to Europe or else I'll start busting out things like penis gourds...

meat pie.

Meat should not be in pie form, unless it's a pot pie. Pot pies are good.

weißwurst, that one's disgusting too

most british slang.

most german music

and there are some languages that one just should not rap in

OH HERE'S ONE... mayonnaise on french fries!
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meat pie.

OH HERE'S ONE... mayonnaise on french fries!
i love both of those things especially meat pies
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