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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    I don't know how they could tell. Maybe it was the Levi's... IDK.
    We have those here. For many it is part of their uniform of non-conformity.


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    I was at a week long photography course/seminar/workshop back in the 80s and hung around a guy from Tennessee. Within a few days I had started talking with a slight drawl and also slower.

    There is something in the human makeup where we unconsciously mirror the people around us.

    Probably some primal defense mechanism to fit in or something.

    I saw an interview with some guy who once worked for Microsoft. He said he walked late into a meeting of upper level guys and it was common knowledge that Bill Gates sort of rocks back and forth in his seat. What astonished him was that most of the people around the table were now doing the same thing. It was unconscious and fairly subtle but nobody was sitting still.
    Last edited by blansky; 09-02-2012 at 12:33 PM. Click to view previous post history.
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    ...of the female persuasion.
    Aha... talkin' Calipornia again.

    - Leigh
    “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” - Plato

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    Yes, on my several trips to London for EK, I found myself picking up small idioms such as "smashing" and "hello?" among others. By the end of the trip I was doing quite well, but I think Chinese food in the US is better than in London, but I love Bangers!

    PE

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    My family is half German. That being said German humor is rather strange. What they consider to be back-slappingly funny really isn't very funny. However, it doesn't seem to be only the Germans as I have a humorous book entitled 'Scandinavian Humor and other Myths ' The humorist Garrison Keillor uses the fictional town of Lake Woebegone, Minnesota selltled by Norwegians to poke gentle fun at their lack of a sense of humor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leigh B View Post
    Aha... talkin' Calipornia again.

    - Leigh
    Ha ha. Greetings from The Valley -- not only home to the original Valley Girl (Val) but also the porn capital of the US of A.

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    Coming of age in Humboldt County in the early 70's, I speak fluent Hippy...much to my kids' dismay and embarrassment. Right arm, brother! Farm out!
    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    A couple of my favorite scenes from Fargo:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=Oy2HfixB9_8#!
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    I was talking to my youngest son recently, he spent a few years studying at U.C Berkeley a few years ago, he was telling met he some other English lads in San Francisco who were from Newcastle and had very broad Geordie accents , they told him all the Americans they tried to speak to either couldn't understand them at all, or thought they were Dutch .
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    I was talking to my youngest son recently, he spent a few years studying at U.C Berkeley a few years ago, he was telling met he some other English lads in San Francisco who were from Newcastle and had very broad Geordie accents , they told him all the Americans they tried to speak to either couldn't understand them at all, or thought they were Dutch .
    An American would not know the difference in someone from Holland or from Mars.
    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.



 

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