Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Americans -

 “They’re so Puritan!  How awful
to have so poor an idea
of how to be playful.”
 
-Sophie Fontanel

5 comments:

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

Dear Sophie,

It is worth to consider that there are Good Americans and the Others.

One who generalises is an idiot.
W.Blake

Wofl said...

Sophie is a famous French writer and columnist. The thing about generalisations is that they are *generally* true. Americans take themselves too seriously, Czechs tend to have a surrealist approach to life, the English are arrogant (as are the Northern French) and the Italians eat well... The Irish have a problem with alcohol (either they drink too much or are grim teetotallers)and the Turks have a problem with the Kurds...

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

I have a problem with the word famous like it means something. You are not famous, but interesting.
There are 200 ethnicities in Canada.
Please, finish this statement.
Canadians are ...........

Wofl said...

There are 200 "ethnicities" ( a Fascist word, Jindra ) in the United Kingdom, most of them in England and South Wales.

A generalisation about Canadians ?
- Generally very modest, mild-mannered and attentive. Very different from the white Australians.

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

I am glad you told me. I'll burn this magazine right now.

Ethnicities

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