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pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 8:23 PM

OUCH, WP

Wow sirsploof, come to Pittsburgh, perhaps I can show you some sites to warm your heart to the States.

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 9:29 PM

You said it Martina - couldn't agree with you more!

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 9:32 PM

Didn't care for the put down...Come to Tennessee and I'll show you that Americans aren't like you depicted us in your puzzle...
Vcike

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 9:38 PM

I'm kinda partial to Pittsburgh - having grown up there, but Tennessee is beautiful and the people there are wonderful, too.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 9:46 PM

WOW....what a reaction....
I thought the answers were so ridiculous and stereotypical
the authour could even be an American....with his/her
tongue in his/her cheek !!!!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 9:57 PM

I agree, Row - I thought it was a joke - but then I got one that made it obvious.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.8 - Posts: 5883)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 9:58 PM

I thought it was hilarious and adored it. Get the chips off your shoulders.....it was all in fun. I'm really not sure why everyone takes things so very seriously. Life is too damn short not to laugh at yourself occasionally.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 10:16 PM

Jank maybe I got that one, and that's how I knew
it was all a great big SPLOOF....

embee
Embee  (Level: 86.7 - Posts: 362)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 10:17 PM

I didn't take the puzzle, but I agree with Marsha. Life's too short. Laugh a little.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 10:20 PM

Also the sentence structure was a big give away.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 11:08 PM

Loved it. He/she did warn, after totally dissing the British, he was going to do the same thing to the Americans and next the Aussies. Thought it was grand.

It was interesting for us. For some reason the cubes didn't show up and we had to play play it blind. Make it more interesting but horridly difficult.

Thanks for a tickle.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.4 - Posts: 7561)
Thu, 9th Oct '08 11:08 PM

I pledge allegiance to the flag!
I live in the first capital of united states-
I did pretty darn good in that puzzle- it pays to have a demented sense of humor!


tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4188)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 1:10 AM

I thought this was a riot. One phrase especially had me laughing out loud. Thanks for a lot of fun, Sirsploof!

-- Geri

tallactor
Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 1:17 AM

I'd say this puzzle clearly demonstrates the stupidity of stereotypes--these are probably the things some people in other countries think about Americans, just as we certainly make equally as silly stereotypes of people from other countries. I'm sure this puzzle is intended to show that and not to perpetuate those sterotypes.

And I have to agree about Tennessee--it's a pretty nice state!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6641)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 2:08 AM

Glad we all (most) can take a joke.
As a UK citizen living in USA for 14 years I can see the truth or humor in all of the stereotypes; looking forward to French as well as Aussies

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 2:13 AM

Uh Oh......After laughing myself silly over the stereotypical word-images of the British and Americans, I just noticed that a WP on the Aussies is looming on the horizon!

I hope we all have a good laugh at the editor's tongue-in-cheek jokes, and not be affronted?

~Bev

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 3:59 AM

I spent seven months in places like Spain, Italy, France, Monaco, Sicily,Malta and some Greek possesion. My friends and I heard a lot of ridiculing of the Americans by some of the locals from time to time. It was amazing how the pictures of dead presidents we carried in our wallets changed their attitudes. I go to Chicago about three times a week and I'll bet only a few Sploofus people will understand the language I hear and speak when I'm there. City street talk is a blast.

Sploofus Editor
Sirsploof (Editor)  
Fri, 10th Oct '08 5:13 AM

Well, we all laughed at the WP take-off of the Brits.
Can't we do the same when the tide's turned?
Apologies if anyone was unintentionally annoyed.
Thanks to most who seemed to enjoy it in the right spirit!
There's more to come ......

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3301)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 5:20 AM

I thought it was great! Speaking of stereotypes and things folks believe - I just got back from a European River Cruise, and there were a bunch of Australians on the boat. When they realized that I came from NY, one of them asked me if I had an outdoor clothesline. I replied that I do not, but that we always had one when I was a kid. They all apparently had "heard" that it is a law that you are not permitted to have outdoor clotheslines in NY! I don't know where they got that from, but I am sure that many of us believe things that are not true about other locations.

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 5:27 AM

Hey Alice......we Ozzarians all have pet kangaroos, and take 'em to the supermarket so's we can put the groceries in their pouches!!

ROFL.......
~Bev


surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.7 - Posts: 2770)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 8:14 AM

And we Welsh all live in 1,000-year-old castles, eat nothing but fried seaweed, leeks and daffodils, sing in choirs because we sound so terrible individually, blacken our faces at the slag heaps to pretend that we're coal miners, twlk ffwnny wthwt wswng wny vwwls, play rugger better than anyone else in the world, ban the use of English at the Severn Bridge, wear 5ft. tall hats and live in Llanfairpwllgwyngychgogerichwryndrobnyllllantisiliogogogoch. Anything else? Cymru am bydd!

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 8:43 AM

Thought it was cute and clever and way too over the top to be the slightest bit offensive.

Well done, Sirsploof, looking forward to learning all about the Aussies.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 10:30 AM

Just wanted to say that I do not have a chip on my shoulder and I can laugh at myself...I was just voicing my opinion on the puzzle...If that offends anyone I'll gladly stop posting here as that should satisfy some people...With that said I'm gonna go take a walk and clear my head...
Vickie

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4188)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 4:34 PM

Now that this one is over, I think my favorite phrase (with clue) was:

hear this! - all americans wear loud hawaiian shirts although most have never been there

This one had me giggling. Tropical-themed shirts are so common, I'll bet I don't even notice them half the time. Even I have a couple of Hawaiian shirts (blouses?), but it's OK, because I've been to Maui.

-- Geri



bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 7:11 PM

Sirsploof:

Do the French!

Do the Canadians!

Do the Japanese!

This is the beginning of great things to come.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 10th Oct '08 11:58 PM

Surreyman....
there used to be an Official Road Sign on the
border of Wales, driving towards Cheltenham. It said
"Keep Wales Clean. Leave your rubbish in England"

Could never make out if that was meant to be....
Political, Religious, Chauvinism, or Racist !!!!



rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sat, 11th Oct '08 12:01 AM

Oh....and Cymru am bydd !!!!
Land of My Fathers....


surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.7 - Posts: 2770)
Sat, 11th Oct '08 5:37 AM

And Iachyd Da to you!




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