Saturday, October 07, 2006

why i'm not an American-American


1. I don't believe that America has to take over Israel.

2. No mustache, flat-brim baseball cap, socks with sandals, nor a bum bag.

3. I don't think that the chick always has to end up with Hugh Grant ... in fact it's probably better if she doesn't.

4. I've lived in 4 different countries.

5. I don't own a gun.

6. I don't shop at Walmart.

7. McDonalds is NEVER an option.

8. I know that Africa is NOT a country and it's "national" language is not *African*.

9. I know that Tasmania is not the alternate spelling for Tanzania (unlike Cologne/Koeln or Munich/Muenchen)

10. I love my Australian boyfriend for more than his sexy accent.

18 comments:

ckhnat said...

http://funnycommercials.nl/molson-canadian-no-doot-aboot-it.mov

tsk tsk ... Americans ...

you should hear Mike speak Canadian ... it's as close as he can get to American. it's cute

; )

ckhnat said...

11. I watch European movies and *like* them ... subtitles and all.

12. I know military time because of European TV guides.

13. I don't wear white tennis shoes.

emily said...

That's great that he can do a Canadian accent! I LOVE Australian accents! It's funny because I checked out his blog and I found myself reading it in an Australian accent!
By the way, I love your uniqueness and creativity!

mike said...

Thankyou Emily... I think ;) . I think I sound normal it's you crazy Americans with your hoods, trunks, sidewalks and counters.

NB. I wrote this post in an American accent

emily said...

You are funny Mike! It's fun to meet people through the blog world!

byron said...

Nice post. I particularly like the map.

Dani said...

That map is hysterical. I'm just trying to work out which particular purple blob we are.

Lorie said...

Map? And what, pray tell, is a "bum pack"? Do you mean a "fanny pack"? THAT'S what they call them in America...from what I've heard.

ckhnat said...

i'm not allowed to say "fanny" ...

ckhnat said...

I'd rather laugh than cry: What's in Your Fanny Pack?

ckhnat said...

map = click on "Africa"

Dani said...

We call them 'bum bags' here. Although I must say that I don't see many people wandering around wearing them.

Bobby said...

We should call them booty bags.

Priscilla said...

Not too many "bum"bags around here either.

ckhnat said...

only tourists ...

Jonny said...

Christine, due to your un-American behaviour, you are likely to attract attention from government agencies.
Reading english subtitles, really! It's no wonder you can't find an American boyfriend being all edjucated and whatnot. Watching european films... your going to loose alot of people right there. Every guy is going to put you in the too hard basket.

Anonymous said...

you're a pretentious ass

ckhnat said...

ROFL! Yes, I suppose I am ... but the same can be said of the scores of Americans who travel overseas and expect the rest of the world to be JUST LIKE America.