Duirt: Christie Nowak <[log in to unmask]>
CN>Now, I'm not
CN>saying that I wouldn't be recognized as an American from USA, but
CN>I'm afraid different criteria would have to be used.
In Irish pubs the dead giveaway is buying a pint of Guinness then asking
for two glasses (for the uninitiated, a half-pint costs more than half
the cost of a pint in Ireland, but not in England where it would be
illegal); making said half last for two hours is another mainly
Interestingly, an acquaintance in the Irish hotel trade tells me that
people from the US are the most tight-fisted and, paradoxically, the
English are the best spenders.
Hope this helps in establishing a genuine USofA cultural identity!
Le gach beannacht
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