A guide for our American Guests! - page 3
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Feb 13, '03well.... I was offended but I AM American- only slightly offended because I know some people who act that way but now that I'm thinking on it - one is Swiss and one is German so, Hey!!! they come in all nationalities.Last edit by Mattigan on Feb 13, '03
Feb 13, '03I don't think the site was posted to intentionally offend anyone and if I'm wrong- don't tell me.
Feb 13, '03Well I frequently admit to having a warped sense of humour, a warped sense of British humour at that, But I thought the webpage was meant as just a bit of fun,
p.s I used to have the link to a very similar page that was a guide to America for the English, I really wish I still had the URL,Last edit by Whisper on Feb 13, '03
Feb 13, '03[QUOTE]Originally posted by Whisper
[B], But I thought the webpage was meant as just a bit of fun,
.. so did I.
Feb 13, '03No,I didn't post it to offend any one,any one who has had any contact with me through the board would know that I'm not like that.
(I only get feisty when provoked!!)Last edit by ayemmeff on Feb 13, '03
Feb 14, '03:chuckle Well I thought it hilarious! What exactly IS offensive about it? We get stereo-typed by the American's all the time in their films and sitcoms, so why not play on that? If they think it's serious, that's their problem! If we can't laugh at ourselves, then it's a sad world.
Feb 14, '03Originally posted by Whisper
I was thinking quantative, but best to be thorough, I'll check my book(; Blowing dust off of reasearch book trying very hard not to sneeze!)
Feb 14, '03I have a pink textbook on research for nursing, but I wouldn't call it dedication... I am a student and needed it for one of my modules, and it wil come in useful again later on my course so it is just sat on my shelf, looking pretty
Last edit by Whisper on Feb 14, '03
Feb 21, '03LOL...LOVE the brookview site!!!
i lived in lancaster for about 7 months in 1996, studied at the uni there. have been back to visit twice, and have decided that i think i was born in the wrong country, i was supposed to be british!
i'll be coming over there as soon as i finish nursing school, and get some experience...!!!
Mar 21, '03Having taken a couple of extended visits to the UK, I found the Brookview site hilarious. The author poked fun at Americans' notorious lack of knowledge of anything outside our borders. I wasn't offended at all. Having traveled extensively on the Tube, I loved the comment about the "off peak" times (of course, the times listed were rush hour, when the Underground transports an estimated six million passengers).
During my visits, I fell in love with the UK and her people, and I am making plans to spend 4-5 years there working in nursing. I have friends in the south coastal area of Wales, and found the Welsh in particular to be among the friendliest people I have met anywhere.
Mar 22, '03Good luck to all our American friends who are wanting to come to Blighty and practice - we need you!
The thing you have to remember is that if you visit or want to live in the north, we're all like the people in Coronation Street!
Mar 22, '03I cannot say that I have traveled extensively in northern England, but we were treated famously in Liverpool. The Liverpudlians were very concerned that we had a good time, that we would like to visit again, did we find their city dirty.
We were treated well all over England and Wales (didn't make it to Scotland because we went in January and there were travel advisories about going there because the weather was foul). My wife and I are both nurses, and hope to be working in the UK in the not-too-distant future.
Mar 23, '03I'll throw my two pence in.. :-).. I'm from Massachusetts originally.. Came to Scotland July 99 to work in Aberdeen at a major hospital there.. was there until Oct 02 when I moved down here to Fife to take a job outside Edinburgh.. I love it here.. Wish it paid better.. but i knew that before i came over in 99.. So it wasna such a complete shock..
I absolutely am glad i made the move and am enjoying living here.. have no plans to go back to Massachusetts other than for holidays to visit family and freinds..
Feel free to ask any questions..