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Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I sort of browsed but this made me LOL :lol: the problem with poor Americans is that
Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Clk:" *shrugs* I don't really think this how everyone views Americans either."

I already pointed that out.

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 402 posts
status 30th Apr '13

In my experience Americans aren't hated in France. Most of the time they are liked and are considered cool. Sure some people are xenophobic but thats teh same evrywhere. The problem may have arisen because the French are not as polite as in the US. They are like that with everyone especially in Paris, being rude is considered an art form and in general has little to do with nationality.



A few words of french usually goes down well, then they will use you to practice their english. :)

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 402 posts
status 30th Apr '13
Quoting Iggy Azalea:" I'd probably agree with this apart from Australians and English being obsessed with Americans, I don't ... [snip!] ... interviewer he would just say at the end "Did ye, aye?" Which pretty much translates into "Big wow, who the f**k cares?" Lol"


Graham Norton? Kevin Bridges is amazing.

Amelia [27 wks] Due July 20 (boy); 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 14385 posts
status 30th Apr '13
Quoting Ꭶwan♥Nem
weefee 1 child; Paris, France 402 posts
status 30th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" Forgot about them bastards. Yeah :? Scotland was every bit as bad as well. England....well they're English ... [snip!] ... they're English who cares what they think :lol: Ireland was good but I think that's cause I was rolling with an Irishman, lmao."


Really? Coz we tend to be cool with Americans, sometimes we get annoyed at stupid shit like WW2 or mitt romney lol, but in general we don't give a shit. Plus loads of us have falmily in America, Scotland had an extremely high rate of migration to the US well up until the late 70s so it's not unusual that we have family in America - I know I do and I also have american family that moved here.



We will obviously rip the piss out you but then we do it to ourselves. We consider it harmless banter between friends - have u seen the reginald d hunter sketch on british compliments and friendships?




We dispute the fact that we are the same as england and much of the population claims irish roots also the original scots are believed to have come from ireland :D. I also have irish family lol If you said that in Scotland that might account for unfriendly behaviour haha



But seriously i'm dissapointed if you had anti-american sentiments, I don't know anyone who hates americans :(

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 4597 posts
status 30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting weefee:</b>" Graham Norton? Kevin Bridges is amazing."</blockquote>




Haha yes Graeme Norton! I think the worst one I ever seen for sheer awkwardness was that little guy from High School Musical, Zack or something? He actually realised mid 5 hour rant of me, me, me that everyone was thinking just shut the f**k up already and as soon as he stopped talking it was a complete well anywaaaaaaaay moment lol



Yes he is! I seen him on his sold out tour at the SECC, he played about 10 nights just there and I think the hall holds about 10 thousand people, he is doing so well!!

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting weefee:" Really? Coz we tend to be cool with Americans, sometimes we get annoyed at stupid shit like WW2 or mitt ... [snip!] ... behaviour haha But seriously i'm dissapointed if you had anti-american sentiments, I don't know anyone who hates americans :("

I met tons that had an issue with Americans :shock: Mostly in the Paris area but across the Country as well. I mean, I dealt with it first hand. -As an American. Obviously I don't think all french people are this way but the good majority in which I crossed paths with however was. It's just my personal experience on the matter.

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 402 posts
status 30th Apr '13
Quoting Iggy Azalea:" <blockquote><b>Quoting weefee:</b>" Graham Norton? Kevin Bridges is amazing."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... at the SECC, he played about 10 nights just there and I think the hall holds about 10 thousand people, he is doing so well!!"


Haha I saw that one - thank god for you tube. Did you see Bieber on it, I was squirming I nearly couldn't watch it. I love when he shocks them with his language etc I think we get away more with certain things than they do on American TV.



So jealous that you saw him! I'll just have to make do with the dvd lol thats my Xmas sorted!

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 402 posts
status 30th Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" I met tons that had an issue with Americans :shock: Mostly in the Paris area but across the Country as ... [snip!] ... are this way but the good majority in which I crossed paths with however was. It's just my personal experience on the matter. "


I can imagine it in Paris, I think it depends the type of people you mix with and when your there. I knew loads of students etc so maybe they were cooler about it. I also mixed with people from less well off backgrounds maybe we were more accepting than teh parisian elite who can be quite snobby. Still sorry that you had to put up with that though :(



Oh that second post that you quoted was about the scots lol im a scot in paris. I really am sorry about Scotland I've nevr heard any anti americn stuff before apart from during certain cases such as after a series of friendly fire incidents and a few extradition cases. I didn't think we even thought about americans that much

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting weefee:" I can imagine it in Paris, I think it depends the type of people you mix with and when your there. I ... [snip!] ... after a series of friendly fire incidents and a few extradition cases. I didn't think we even thought about americans that much"

Girl don't apologize for people in your Country :) Everyone has a mind of their own so trust me I didn't take personal offense, I just got used to it :lol: My Husband is from N. Ireland and he said American's are known to be "arrogant" and prior to meeting me he had never had the desire to come to America. Now that he's here he obviously sees it was a gross generalization. I'll have to ask him about scots. He's Irish protestant so obviously only dealt with the same in Scotland.

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 4597 posts
status 30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting weefee:</b>" Haha I saw that one - thank god for you tube. Did you see Bieber on it, I was squirming I nearly couldn't ... [snip!] ... than they do on American TV. So jealous that you saw him! I'll just have to make do with the dvd lol thats my Xmas sorted!"</blockquote>




No I never seen him, I don't think I could stomach watching that crazy fuckwit ha



Oh seriously he is amazing, my 2 friends and I have the biggest crush on him ever!! We tried to go meet him at his DVD signing and the Q's were just ridiculous so we left, I so want to meet him, I would jump his bones lol!

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 4597 posts
status 30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" Girl don't apologize for people in your Country :) Everyone has a mind of their own so trust me I didn't ... [snip!] ... generalization. I'll have to ask him about scots. He's Irish protestant so obviously only dealt with the same in Scotland."</blockquote>




This is very true, I know a lot of people who travel to America for work and the word "arrogant" is always thee word that they use to describe Americans lol I was 13 when I came to America and I found it a lot too, of course not with everyone but on a level I had never experienced before.

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
30th Apr '13
Quoting Iggy Azalea:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" Girl don't apologize for people in your Country ... [snip!] ... 13 when I came to America and I found it a lot too, of course not with everyone but on a level I had never experienced before."

Right I mean, unless you go abroad it's really hard not to take for granted what we have. I think a lot of people do feel entitled and forget to appreciate the little things.

Twizzlahs 2 kids; Florida 1685 posts
30th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" People in the Caribbean love us but I think it's our money they love, lol."</blockquote>



Lol Could be the money, especially in the tourist areas. many people want to be your friend when they know you have money to spend!



We went to the Dominican Republic over the holidays to visit SO's family and they were great. They live in the hills so I got lots of stares cuz I guess they dont see too many Americans except for Christians doing their thing. Man, I was so spoiled there.... haha