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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    I'd love to tour Europe some day. I think the history of those old cities is fascinating. There are many places I'd like to see.
    Oh yah, I'd like to but the cost for any real, decent stay is astronomical. Even some more exotic places like New Zealand, Cancun, Cozumel, Belize, Morocco and Hawaii.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Oh yah, I'd like to but the cost for any real, decent stay is astronomical. Even some more exotic places like New Zealand, Cancun, Cozumel, Belize, Morocco and Hawaii.
    The Army paid for my plane ticket there and back, and I still wound up blowing more than 5 grand for two weeks.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I'd definitely recommend it if you get the chance.

    Germany was actually very clean on the whole, and the people were generally welcoming and friendly. France (or, at least, Paris) was less so, but still worth the trip for the food and the landmarks.
    I had an Air Force buddy in the SP's who's favorite place to be stationed was Spangdahlem. I'm half German, so maybe I'd pick up the language? Gotta admit it is one of the weirder sounding languages to me. I did pick up a few words from Hogan's Heroes.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I had an Air Force buddy in the SP's who's favorite place to be stationed was Spangdahlem. I'm half German, so maybe I'd pick up the language? Gotta admit it is one of the weirder sounding languages to me. I did pick up a few words from Hogan's Heroes.
    Trust me. It's nothing compared to Russian.

    I remember dozing off on the train while traveling around in Germany. In my half conscious state, I almost could've sworn everyone around me was speaking English.

    It just sounded like English that I couldn't quite understand. lol

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    In high school, I badly wanted to tour Europe. They were offering field trips back then at discounted rates. But my old man, who'd been there said it was just a bunch of dirty old cities...lol

    I'd still like to see some landmarks and try different wines, cheeses, desserts and whatever.
    Except for Germany, your old man was right.

    If you want to try the different cheeses try Wisconsin and for wine try California.

    If you want authentic Mexican food, it's pretty bad, stick with Tex-Mex in America.

    And what you eat in any Chinatown in America isn't what they eat in China.

    Most Americans you find traveling abroad can be found eating at McDonalds.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Trust me. It's nothing compared to Russian.

    I remember dozing off on the train while traveling around in Germany. In my half conscious state, I almost could've sworn everyone around me was speaking English.

    It just sounded like English that I couldn't quite understand. lol
    Some German phrases literally sound like their English counter parts, like "come here now" is pronounced in German "commin ze here" or kommen jetzt hier.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Except for Germany, your old man was right.

    If you want to try the different cheeses try Wisconsin and for wine try California.

    If you want authentic Mexican food, it's pretty bad, stick with Tex-Mex in America.

    And what you eat in any Chinatown in America isn't what they eat in China.

    Most Americans you find traveling abroad can be found eating at McDonalds.
    McDonald's sucks. I used to love the Big Mac and Quarter Pounder but I think it's imported pink slime in them boogers.
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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Trust me. It's nothing compared to Russian.

    I remember dozing off on the train while traveling around in Germany. In my half conscious state, I almost could've sworn everyone around me was speaking English.

    It just sounded like English that I couldn't quite understand. lol
    The English language is derived from German.

    When I started college it was suggested that I should skip all of the basic American history classes and I was enrolled in History 15-A. Damn ! The first three books I had to purchase and read were in "Old English." It was more like German. And to make it worse the font was in the old Gothic type.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The English language is derived from German.

    When I started college it was suggested that I should skip all of the basic American history classes and I was enrolled in History 15-A. Damn ! The first three books I had to purchase and read were in "Old English." It was more like German. And to make it worse the font was in the old Gothic type.
    Makes sense that English is derived from Latin and German, since the Roman Empire and Germanic tribes dominated that territory for so long.

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    re: Your opinion on Coke's version of America The Beautiful? [W:1014]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Aren't there still Irish pubs? Aren't there still Italian restaurants?

    There's no reason why immigrants can't keep many of their traditions while still conforming to local cultural norms and learning the language.
    So what cultural norms? I dont see many cultural norms shared between the rural northern Louisiana I grew up in, the rural southern Louisiana I later lived in, and Delaware where I live now. Heck, between where I grew up and here in Delaware is totally different. As far as Irish Pubs and Italian restaurants, there were no Irish Pubs or Italian Restaurants in the town where I grew up. It was all fast food, American and Mexican food. But those dont even count really because almost every country I have visited had Irish Pubs and Italian Restaurants.

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