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#1
I have a buncha Canadian friends.

Don't judge me.

They are all in their 20s now and they all seem to be talking about checking out Europe, it's ridiculous.

It usually starts with something ridiculous like "Oh, I have a great grandfather who had a nephew who had an aunt who had a dog, and she was Irish, so I'm gonna go to Ireland to check out my heritage."

So they plan on going to Ireland, then trekking down to Germany, and/or France, and/or Spain, and/or Italy then they'll meet other people from other countries, ride some buses or trains, get drunk, then they come back to North America enlightened as if what they did was really, really important and changed their lives, and possibly the world.

It's really annoying. Has anyone else noticed this?
#2
didn't you start that thread about your stepfather accusing you of shitting on the carpet?

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#3
It would be better if they just visited Europe et al for it's own merits not some crock of shit hipster story about heritage.
#4
Better than visiting europe just to follow U2 around.

Seriously, when she got taken I didn't feel a thing.
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#6
Quote by Philip_pepper
It usually starts with something ridiculous like "Oh, I have a great grandfather who had a nephew who had an aunt who had a dog, and she was Irish, so I'm gonna go to Ireland to check out my heritage."

It's really annoying. Has anyone else noticed this?


Well, I was watching the Departed a while back (real life I know ), and the guys in that seemed convinced that they were Irish.

They were not Irish, they were American, and one was actually Scottish. That really annoyed me about that film anyway.

Does this have any relation to the people that actually live in New Jersey? Do people really pretend to be Irish/ Italian/ whatever?
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#7
Well there is a good chance they will never set foot in Europe again or for another 40 years after they retire. Knowing the income of the general population of my city, most people don't go out of North America that often.
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Better than visiting europe just to follow U2 around.

Seriously, when she got taken I didn't feel a thing.


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#10
I have a buncha Canadian friends.

Don't judge me.


So they plan on going to Ireland, then trekking down to GermanyQUOTE]


Good luck with that
#11
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Does this have any relation to the people that actually live in New Jersey? Do people really pretend to be Irish/ Italian/ whatever?



Didn't the Departed take place in Boston? Cause you should NEVER compare Boston Mass to anywhere in New Jersey
#12
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I have a buncha Canadian friends.


stopped reading cause OP is a moose.

and a moose doesnt belong on computers.
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#13
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Didn't the Departed take place in Boston? Cause you should NEVER compare Boston Mass to anywhere in New Jersey

Hell, I don't know, it looks closer to New Jersey than it does to fucking Ireland
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didn't you start that thread about your stepfather accusing you of shitting on the carpet?



Thankyou of reminding me of that. Anyone got a link?
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#16
The heritage excuse is kinda lame. If they had family like grandparents they wanted to visit then that's another story.
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#17
Maybe just deal with the fact that most people want to travel in their 20's?

That's cool though, you can stay in your room and play guitar, at least you wont be a hipster.
#18
Well there's a 1 in 200 chance I'm related to Genghis Khan so I'm planning on going to burn some Chinese villages over the summer.
#19
Quote by Philip_pepper
I have a buncha Canadian friends.

Don't judge me.

They are all in their 20s now and they all seem to be talking about checking out Europe, it's ridiculous.

It usually starts with something ridiculous like "Oh, I have a great grandfather who had a nephew who had an aunt who had a dog, and she was Irish, so I'm gonna go to Ireland to check out my heritage."

So they plan on going to Ireland, then trekking down to Germany, and/or France, and/or Spain, and/or Italy then they'll meet other people from other countries, ride some buses or trains, get drunk, then they come back to North America enlightened as if what they did was really, really important and changed their lives, and possibly the world.

It's really annoying. Has anyone else noticed this?


Maybe it will change their lives. You're a dick. I studied abroad when I was 17 for a little while in Alicante, Spain, living with a spanish family and it definitely changed my life I would say. For the better, of course.

My wife is English (I'm American; she has her green card) and I've only ever met her parents, since they are her only family that live in the USA. We're planning a 2 week or so trip to the UK to visit her family in England and Scotland, and then we're also planning on having some vacation time in and through France and Spain.

A lot of Europe is amazing, full of beautiful countrysides, delicious food, and friendly people, and it has a ton of history.
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#22
Ya cus exploring another part of the world is such a waste of time. OP maybe you should go to Europe and experience some new cultures, places etc.
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#23
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Thankyou of reminding me of that. Anyone got a link?

yes.

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#24
Quote by Kensai
Better than visiting europe just to follow U2 around.

Seriously, when she got taken I didn't feel a thing.

interesting reference....all that child slavery gettin to you?
#25
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Better than visiting europe just to follow U2 around.

Seriously, when she got taken I didn't feel a thing.



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#26
I'm going to move to Europe.

People would probably think I'm stupid and annoying if I told them that.
#28
A lot of North America is very bland and dreary.

I find it annoying too (especially when they spend a lot of the time complaining about how it's too different and they hate it) but you can't deny that they have the right to visit such a nice place when they're stuck in North America
#29
^ Coming from a Brit, hearing NA being called "bland and dreary" is kind of funny. Do you guys hiss like vampires any time actual sun breaks through that blanket of clouds?

I'd personally love to go to Europe.
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#30
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Ya cus exploring another part of the world is such a waste of time. OP maybe you should go to Europe and experience some new cultures, places etc.


This.

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#31
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I'm going to move to Europe.

People would probably think I'm stupid and annoying if I told them that.

There isn't a country named Europe, living in Slovenia or Sweden is quite different. Where are you going yp?
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#32
Im going to Spain to learn about the murderers who raped our women and ethnically combined my taino blood with gold coast and Nigerian African slaves. Then im getting drunk in Germany.
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#33
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^ Coming from a Brit, hearing NA being called "bland and dreary" is kind of funny. Do you guys hiss like vampires any time actual sun breaks through that blanket of clouds?

I'd personally love to go to Europe.


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Anyway, if you think that about the UK why do you want to come here? We are in Europe, you know.
#35
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Anyway, if you think that about the UK why do you want to come here? We are in Europe, you know.

I never said "all" of Europe

I think England is a great place -- more for the history and culture than the scenery, though. I'd love to visit there someday, maybe when the dollar has some sort of resurgance and I don't have to take out a mortgage to buy a plate of bangers and mash. I just think your summation of North America as dreary and bland is...myopic. The US alone has about the same geographic diversity as Europe -- we have pretty much every type of ecosystem except for rain forest. And we have Seattle for when we want to feel like we're in the UK.
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#37
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Maybe it will change their lives. You're a dick. I studied abroad when I was 17 for a little while in Alicante, Spain, living with a spanish family and it definitely changed my life I would say. For the better, of course.

My wife is English (I'm American; she has her green card) and I've only ever met her parents, since they are her only family that live in the USA. We're planning a 2 week or so trip to the UK to visit her family in England and Scotland, and then we're also planning on having some vacation time in and through France and Spain.

A lot of Europe is amazing, full of beautiful countrysides, delicious food, and friendly people, and it has a ton of history.

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#38
Why is it "lame" to want to visit Europe because of heritage? You're gonna have heritage there (Being Americans) unless you're Native American... My grandparents were born in the Netherlands (My great grandfather used his dentistry to hide jews in the Holocaust) amd I've always wanted to visit, does that make me lame?
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#39
I have very little personal heritage in Europe (except for Poland, where I have no intention of going) but I plan to go visit anyway, might spend my summer in Spain if I can find a sorta summer university study program that'd give some independence.
#40
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There isn't a country named Europe, living in Slovenia or Sweden is quite different. Where are you going yp?


Sweden hopefully, but if I fail at learning Sweden, England.

And sorry for the late response.
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