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Old 11th June 2005, 01:14   #1
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hey guys i got this in the mail and it pretty neat so i thought ill put it up.


You Know Your American When :


U don't open a telephone conversation with a HELLO but
with a "Hi"
The telephone is never "engaged", it's always "busy".
U don't "disconnect" a phone, U simply "hang-up".
U never "mess-up" things, U only "screw them up".
U never have a "residence" tel. no., U have a "home"
no.
U don't stop at the "signals", but halt at the
"lights".
U don't "accelerate", U "step on the gas".
Your tire never "punctures", U may have a "flat".
The trains have "coaches" or "boggies' no more but
"carriages" or "boxes".
There R no "petrol pumps", but "gas stations".
"I don't know nothing", 2 negatives don't make a
positive here.
U no longer meet a "wonderful" person, U meet a "cool"
guy
U don't pull the switch down to light a bulb,rather
flick it up.
There's no "Business Area" only "business districts",
and no "districts" but "counties".
No one stays "a stone's throw away", might"a few
blocks away".
There's no "Town Side", it's "Down Town".
In hotel U no longer ask for "bill" and pay by
"cheque", rather ask for "check" and pay with (Dollar)
"bill"s.
There R no "soft drinks", only "sodas".
Life's no longer "miserable" it "stinks".
U don't have a "great" time, U have a "ball".
U don't "sweat it out", U "work U'r butt off".
Never "post" a letter, always "mail" it and "glue" the
stamps, don't "stick" them.
U no longer live in "flats" or "blocks", find an
"apartment".
U don't stand in a "queue", you are in a "line".
U no longer "like" something, U "appreciate" it.
"#" is not "hash", it's "pound".
U R not "deaf", U have "impaired hearing".
U R not "lunatic", U are just "mentally challenged".
U R not "disgusting" U R "sick".
U can't get "surprised" U get "zapped".
U don't "schedule" a meeting, U "skejule" it.
U never "joke", U just "kid".
U never "increase" the pressure, U always "crank" it
up.
U never ask for a pencil "rubber" U ask for an eraser.
a rubber is a condom
U don't try to find a lift U find an elevator.
U no more ask for a route but for a "RAUT"
U don't ask somebody "How r u ?", U say "What's up
dude?"
U never go to see a game U go to watch a game.
If U see "World" champions(or Series),read
"USA"champions(or Series).
There's no "zero" but "o", no "Z" but "zee".
There's no FULL STOP after a statement, there's a
PERIOD.
If someone gets angry at U, U get "flamed".
You don't say "How do you do", you say "How you doin"


In short U don't speak English, U speak American.
Well u dont' say life is boring u say LIFE SUCKS !!!





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Old 11th June 2005, 01:30   #2
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nice one rev

my few bits
when you find yourself sitting in McDonalds complaining about rising "GAS" prices
when you think that Canadian people are loosers
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Nice one rev.

Quote:
Originally Posted by revtech
U don't open a telephone conversation with a HELLO but
with a "Hi"
Rev
Rathey say it as "Hey"

A couple more (My 2 cents ):
You talk about weekends on Fridays and Mondays.
Weekdays you talk about the weather, and ask "Whats the weatherman saying tonite".
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Old 11th June 2005, 15:44   #4
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that is amazingly accurate.

here is one: When you no longer recognise the rest of the world and think America IS the world.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Deeps
that is amazingly accurate.

here is one: When you no longer recognise the rest of the world and think America IS the world.



hey deeps
have to agree with you on that one !!

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Old 11th June 2005, 23:57   #6
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thats so true...kept me in the splits for a while....
you dont say "hi" but...."waaaaassssup"
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hehehe......so accurate........i agree with u ..deeps
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PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN ...hehehehe......but also, PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN..so it goes both ways for me.
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Great stuff... thats very true.
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Old 12th June 2005, 16:43   #10
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yeah most if not all of that is true..i wonder how i'll adjust to india when im there (done it before..but not on a longer term basis)....oh well, its all part of the fun though
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