Archive for the 'U.S.A. Germany' Category

American TV-shows are the best

Saturday 19 May 2007 @ 2:54 pm

Yesterday I watched the last episode of “Gilmore Girls”. One of my favorite TV-series - over.
Then a friend sent me a link to a site that said that there will be no 4th season of “Veronica Mars”. That kinda pissed me off.
After that - to follow the theme of the day - I read that […]

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Has driving your car become a luxury?

Thursday 26 April 2007 @ 7:41 pm

I’ve heard it over and over again - The gas prices in America are out of control. Are they really?
This got me interested. What are the costs of car ownership in the US? How much are you paying? I don’t mean gas alone. Insurance, taxes - How much do you have to pay to drive […]

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Could anyone explain to me the sense of non-metric measurement systems?

Thursday 19 April 2007 @ 6:43 pm

Since I first heard of feet and inches, I’m asking myself, why anyone would use them. No, “Because that’s what we’ve always been using” is not a satisfying answer.
When I went to school I learned the metric system. I instantly liked it. It was a logical, intuitive and elegant.
Of course I’ve had heard of miles, […]

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15 common American prejudices about Germans - True or not?

Saturday 7 April 2007 @ 4:09 am

From all your answers to my call for prejudices about Germans I have collected the 15 most common. I’ll talk about them in detail and tell you whether I think they are right or wrong. Oh, and when I say “we” I mean “Germans like myself”. I don’t know every German and as in every […]

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10 common German prejudices about the USA

Wednesday 4 April 2007 @ 2:30 am

Whenever people talk about the USA, it doesn’t take long until you hear sentences that start with “That’s typical. Americans are all…”. Well, what are you? I’ve asked around, talked to people and this is a list of the 10 prejudices I’ve heard most often.
- Americans are extremely superficial.I tend to blame this on the […]

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