Friday, August 23, 2013 10:48:28 AM
I went to Boston MA once. I stood outside my youth hostel having a fag (smoke for you Yanks). The lady next to me asked me where I lived. I told her (accurately), Germany.
"Hmm", she said. "I had no idea the German accent is so like the British one" <Facepalm moment>. "What's Germany famous for?"
So ignoring a guy called Adolf and 8 years in the middle of the 20th century, I explained the no speed limit autobahns. "So you can do 90 past a cop no problem?" "Ma`am", I said, "if you`ve got the wheels, you can do 190 past them". "Wow, I gotta see that!" she exclaimed.
"... anything else it`s famous for?" she added. So I carefully explained the world famous beer. "We have budweiser over here. It`s real nice, have you tried it?" I explained I had not. <Facepalm>
I`m being mean to you Yanks of course. You have to make allowances, she was fro
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 10:42:03 PM
I thought "Huh?" about Massachusetts' accent, and then I remembered Bostonians! "Ma! Get in the cah! Weah goin` to the bah for a bih!" (Credit to Dave C for that one.)
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2:05:51 PM
Looking at this you'd think it`s all just a battle between the coasts, in which case do we get to pick our favorite coast? Cause then I`m going with the East coast....But then again I would like to see the Pacific Northwest someday. Land of "Fraiser", Grunge rock and Geoduck, heck in a lot of ways they practically created `90s culture. Oh and they have giant sequoias too!