Is it a good thing or not?
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6/12/03 at 2:57pm
|And if you check your spell check directory, you will see there are two. "English" and "American".
they spell American. And talk it too.
|there was a recent Pew study that showed while only 22% of Americans had ever been abroad over 75% of them thought that US values and culture should be exported.|
|Originally posted by 3boys4us
No - there was a recent Pew study that showed while only 22% of Americans had ever been abroad over 75% of them thought that US values and culture should be exported. It's unbeleivable BS. The thought is we want the world to be more like us yet cannot be bothered to learn or enjoy the cultural diversity in the world.
|Originally posted by Deirdre
I am trying hard to think about some aspect of American "culture" that I would want to experience and/or miss if I was living aborad.
|Originally posted by spatulagirl
What annoys me to no end is when Americans go overseas and EXPECT everyone to cater to them American-style. They expected the japanese to speak English, serve them food they knew and not do "strange" Japanese things that most Americans thought were rude. Now that we are in Italy, I deal with Americans dealing with the Italian work ethic which is a hoot. I say why stress yourself out over it? It's their culture... they say "They should do it our way, not theirs!!"
|The intolerant comments I get on the street are almost always from someone who is a foreign tourist ... well, because they have a map, and don't speak English, I make the guess that they are ... people who don't know English, except enough to make derisive comments about me&mypeople as they pass us or we pass them.|