Fantastic Idea wrote:Here's a question: Do people from outside the USA really assume we all own guns?
Nope. It seems to be that a lot of you own no
guns, a lot of you own one or two
guns each and a few of you own the other 100,000,000 guns. Some people occasionally show up on the internet and turn out to own 5 AR-15 uppers, 3 AR-15 lowers, an SKS, an AKM, three 9mm pistols, one .40S&W pistol, two .45ACP pistols, a .357 Magnum revolver, a .44 Magnum revolver, a pump-action 12-ga shotgun, a double-barreled 12-ga shotgun, a single-barreled 12-ga shotgun with a rifled barrel, a single-barreled .410 shotgun, a .50AE pistol, a .500S&W revolver, a .22 derringer, a .22 target pistol, three .22 rifles, a .308 hunting rifle, a .30-06 rifle, a blackpowder musket, a .45-70 underlever rifle and a 7.62x54R Mosin Nagant ... each.
Vox Imperatoris wrote:Europeans, (and yes, I know the answers will be different for different countries) you meet someone. Would you assume that this person is probably Christian? I'm not saying you would act super-cautious about it, but would you say it is more or less likely?
In England, it varies from area to area, social group to social group, skin tone to skin tone and headdress to headdress. Yarmulka, turban, saffron robe, chunky wooden crucifix or multiple layers of colourful cotton prints and black lace plus a lot of silver jewellery with at least one pentagram? All hints. In general, I think there are a lot of people here who have been Christened but don't pray, say Grace, attend church or anything else like that. We probably have about 40,000,000 members of the Church of England, including at least 4 actual Christians. Considering the numbers of wayside shrines and the very existence of Sankt Jakobsweg in the eastern Alps, I'd guess there's more faith there than here.
Ieatsoap6 wrote: cypherspace wrote:
Ieatsoap6 wrote:Do all other British people sound pretty much the same? Probably a stupid question, but still...
All Americans sound the same to you? Even I can tell the difference between Texas, New York and California. No, British people don't all sound even close to the same.
It's not that all Americans sound the same, per se. More that if I heard a person talk, I can say "that's an American." I'm wondering if there's some characteristic that non-Americans pick up on to do the same. Having lived here, it's hard (for me) to figure out what an "American" accent is. There may simply be too much diversity to define only one accent.
Does that make more sense?
Lower jaw thrust forwards at all times when speaking. Australians pull their lips back at the sides more. Maybe that's just what I do when trying to fake the accents.
|Erasmus| wrote:However, this is from someone living in Australia, where even the wet parts are in constant water shortage. It's still a very silly idea, though.
As a microbiologist in a wet country, I disagree. Rinsing the dishwater off the plates seems a very good idea to me. What horrifies me isn't the water used in doing that but the people who soak everything in soapy water, take things out one by one, wipe them with a tea-towel, return them to the cupboards, put the tea-towel on a radiator to dry out and then use it again after the next meal and again after the next one and so on for days at a time. People seem to think the WUL is some kind of magic negative dirt. If a dog shat in a bowl, you could pour in a capful of bleach, microwave it for ten minutes and/or soak it in hot soapy water for an hour but it'd still contain shit, wouldn't it? After three weeks (university year one) the tea-towels were ... unhygienic.
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addams wrote:Does any other animal compulsively or other wise, consistently move fucking Rocks??!
There is no longer any doubt. We are insane.
Also I only recently noticed the 7-year age on the OP, and stopped replying to pages 1 and 2, so apologies to anyone whose fascinating page 3 post I missed.