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The 10 worst things Americans say on vacation
09-05-2014, 11:59 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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1. It's okay to ask if someone speaks English... just don't yell it. Volume does not compensate for lack of understanding.
2. Don't butcher English... "Saying double negatives like “I don’t need no raincoat,” or any sort of slang, can be very confusing to someone who only learned how to speak the language, you know, correctly."

3. ‘How big is the village you come from?’ lol.gif What size Lederhosen you wearin' these days Hans?
4. ‘This place is nicer/cleaner/more sophisticated/more modern than I expected.’
Uh huh, and you are more condescending then they could have imagined.
5.‘Where can I check my gun?’ That's uniquely Murican.
6.‘I love your accent.’ Ahem, you're the one with the accent Einstein.
7. ‘I once knew a guy from [fill in country/city/village name]. Do you know him?’
Um, no.
8. ‘Do you take American dollars?’ They won't even wipe their asses with that.
9. Calling everyone “man,” “bro,” “chief.” I'm surprised they gave you a passport.
10 ‘Can I have some ketchup?’ omg.gif

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09-05-2014, 12:04 PM #2
White Ribbon call me
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americans do have a bad reputation when they travel.. very, very loud.. they want everyone to know that they are american, which has the opp affect in OZ, people will not talk to you if you pull that shït..

australians arent much better when they travel.. i am the exception.. lol..
09-05-2014, 12:13 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I tell people I'm Canadian. They like me better 'cause Canada is a big Finland, and f I said I was from the US, they would plot against me as they hate my freedom chuckle.gif

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09-05-2014, 12:50 PM #4
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
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Oh yeah ~ it's embarrassing to run into American 'tourists' when on vacation abroad.

Daj's tips for traveling:

1. Learn the language. (Oh, they will KNOW you're not local, but will grudge you the effort of at least trying.)
1a. Keep your mouth shut. You'll learn more and offend less.
1b. At the minimum, learn the local words for: please, thank you, pardon me and I'm sorry.

2. Do NOT wear any tourist kitsch. (Or, any other 'branded' outer gear.)

3. Buy a pair of local shoes. (If you keep your mouth shut, at least you'll have the benefit of the doubt.)
09-05-2014, 12:57 PM #5
White Ribbon call me
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(09-05-2014, 12:13 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  I tell people I'm Canadian. They like me better 'cause Canada is a big Finland, and f I said I was from the US, they would plot against me as they hate my freedom chuckle.gif

i always ask if someone is Canadian first, cause they get really pissed off if you think they are american.. no idea why? 13.gif 13.gif
09-05-2014, 01:18 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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American's have got nothing on Bulgarians, the loudest mofos I've experienced. damned.gif

The Americans touristing in these parts of the world are pretty low key, but I suspect they are people with their roots here. I don't think anyone else would think about going here on vacation. chuckle.gif
09-05-2014, 01:31 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(09-05-2014, 01:18 PM)Octo Wrote:  American's have got nothing on Bulgarians, the loudest mofos I've experienced. damned.gif

The Americans touristing in these parts of the world are pretty low key, but I suspect they are people with their roots here. I don't think anyone else would think about going here on vacation. chuckle.gif

I doubt all Bulgarians are as loud as the ones they export to other countries.

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09-05-2014, 02:27 PM #8
Accidental Stoner Member
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So far, as good as all Americans I've met have been
perfectly nice folks.

People from Lepplax one hell of a lot more noisy and
broad.

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09-05-2014, 03:06 PM #9
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif

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09-05-2014, 03:12 PM #10
Wicked Oblivion Member
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"Hey look how far the tides suddenly gone out lets go down onto the beach and look at all the dead fish"

"Gawd dammit i thought you said your husband wasnt coming back today"

"What?! $10 for a f###en beer?!"

Ha haa haaa (*-*)
09-05-2014, 03:21 PM #11
yankees skier
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chuckle.gif

My first question is always "what's the best local brew?"

Biere.
09-05-2014, 07:13 PM #12
blind prophet Member
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I asked a guy when I was living in Germany if he spoke English and in perfect English he said "No, sorry, I don't speak English at all." I was lost at the time, It really pissed me off.

I think most Americans are annoyed by other Americans even at home.

It took me about a year to figure out how socially honest the Germans were, people thought they were rude, they just do a lot less of the bs pleasantries. Americans and Irish seem to get along just fine in bars.

About the only people who pissed me off regularly were the French.

I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly
The wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That the same event happens to them all.
09-05-2014, 09:26 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah you don't get much pleasantries here either and I'm sure some people would find it rude although it's not at all intended as such.
09-05-2014, 09:45 PM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The Germans just have a dry wit about them, but after a few beers they loosen up.
As far as the French... a very different sensibility when it comes to humor.
They scare me actually.

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09-05-2014, 10:10 PM #15
blind prophet Member
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(09-05-2014, 09:26 PM)Octo Wrote:  Yeah you don't get much pleasantries here either and I'm sure some people would find it rude although it's not at all intended as such.

Yeah we have so many phoney acts of decency here in America, so it takes us awhile to get used to people who are more honest in interaction.

We even cut each other off when we ask something like how are you doing, and its normal behavior.

I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly
The wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That the same event happens to them all.



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