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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!

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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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    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald C Koch View Post
    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.
    My chiropractor is the son of Swedes and grow up in Minnesota. He told me that, "Norwegians are not fuuuny; Swedes, yah, they very fuuuny!"
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

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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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    Valentine Michael Smith for example?

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    Of course we know the difference. Martians are purple; Dutch are green. So as long as the lights are on...

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



 

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