What is wrong with you people ?

  • needabattery

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    Feb 16, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
    First of all, this is not something racist or prejudiced, I am the most open-minded and friendly person on earth. I am sure that most people enjoy having a nice conversation with me because I am a real listener and sophisticated guy. I am a college student and I had lots of exchange friends from united states.

    Ok so this topic is about american people. Obviously I am not an american and I really like the country and the people. But in time, I encountered many americans who were really different from my culture which is perfectly OK.

    The thing is every time I offer a hand about a subject or try to make a nice conversation with an american, all I get from them is "OK Cool". What the hell is that ? Is it because most americans are close to having a conversation with a non-native speaker simply because they need to try a little bit to understand them ?

    I met tons of americans like that and eventually I gave up trying to help them. I had many roommates from different countries and the most cold ones were americans. They obviously need some help with the country and the city in which our college is and when I explain them some helpful things. "OK Cool".

    It's like : "I don't like talking to you. So please leave me alone". I don't know if I am wrong but mostly when someone offers you a hand, you simply say thanks and be grateful and next time you see them, you try to make a longer conversation.

    I am not kinda person who generalize people or nations but I had european roommates and they were not like that at all.

    Don't americans want any help or make conversation with non-native speakers or do they just prefer having a nice and easy conversation with another american ? Because those americans I am talking about were always talking nice and long between each other. Their attitude is for only non-native speakers.

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    Feb 16, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
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    Feb 16, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidtrollolololol

  • DesireIron

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    Feb 16, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    As much as I want to sympathize with you, sometimes it is fucking impossible to understand some non-native speakers. I know they are trying to speak English. I applaud them for it. But that fantastic effort doesnt mean I can understand what they are saying at this very moment. That's when I walk away.

    Hispanic speakers sometimes dont make the switch in vowel sounds. They try to speak English with spanish vowel sounds. I can take that for a while all good natured like. But there comes a time when I get quite tired of hearing all the words mispronounced. That's when I walk away.

    Many asian Indians trill the language . They must speak with a trill in their native language ....and somehow never noticed that English isnt spoken that way. That constant trilling gets on my nerves after a while. That's when I walk away.

    One of the most painful conversations in English is with some chinese folks. It sounds like the back of their throats slam shut and cut the words off. Poor words cant make it out before they are cleaved in twain. That's when I walk away.

    However, if your pronounciation is quite good and this is the response you are still getting, maybe they just dont want your help.
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    Feb 16, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    ^that was very generous of you
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    Feb 16, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidOK Cool.


    HAH!! I knew somebody would go there. Lol

    I prefer "Cool story bro".
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    Feb 16, 2012 3:35 AM GMT
    DesireIron saidAs much as I want to sympathize with you, sometimes it is fucking impossible to understand some non-native speakers. I know they are trying to speak English. I applaud them for it. But that fantastic effort doesnt mean I can understand what they are saying at this very moment. That's when I walk away.

    Hispanic speakers sometimes dont make the switch in vowel sounds. They try to speak English with spanish vowel sounds. I can take that for a while all good natured like. But there comes a time when I get quite tired of hearing all the words mispronounced. That's when I walk away.

    Many asian Indians trill the language . They must speak with a trill in their native language ....and somehow never noticed that English isnt spoken that way. That constant trilling gets on my nerves after a while. That's when I walk away.

    One of the most painful conversations in English is with some chinese folks. It sounds like the back of their throats slam shut and cut the words off. Poor words cant make it out before they are cleaved in twain. That's when I walk away.

    However, if your pronounciation is quite good and this is the response you are still getting, maybe they just dont want your help.


    I know right!? I mean all that these friggin people have to deal with is moving themselves/their family members/all of their stuff across the globe, learning the hardest language known to the human race that doesn't even share the same phonetic symbols as theirs, getting used to hundreds (if not thousands) of strange foreign customs, and at the same time finding a way to provide for their families. So why can't they just practice their damn vowel sounds? You would think they would be smart enough to recognize the fact that they've entered the land of opportunity which dictates what the correct way to talk is since we're a white Christian nation, and shouldn't have to pay any attention to the needs of others. After all, immigrants have contributed nothing to this country's past anyway. While we're at it, we should just kick the gays out too. I'm sick of them flaunting their devious lifestyle in my face. I respect their choice to be gay, but I just don't think its fair that they flaunt it like that.

    ^^Sarcasm intended.

    If the OP isn't a troll no wonder they hate Americans. Jesus Christ.

    (And I guess as an insurance policy I should note that if you were trolling back, you definitely got me. )
  • TheBizMan

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    Feb 16, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    Is there something wrong with saying "ok cool"? I say "that's cool" or simply "cool" all the time as a response......I don't see what the issue is here icon_confused.gif
  • araphael

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    Feb 16, 2012 4:41 AM GMT
    To understand the American coldness, you should look at the myth of the American cowboy. Americans are generally to the point with foreigners. With other Americans they often talk too much in order to figure out what's going on with someone. So, is it coldness or directness? I guess that's a question a non-American would have to answer for him or herself. But having family myself in another country that I visited regularly growing up whose culture is the complete opposite of American, I can understand your confusion.
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    Feb 16, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    May be the advice is unwanted. You may be willing to help them but they may not need it. When I first moved to Canada, my roommate will advice me on everything from meaning of the certain wordsin English to microwaving things to how to switch on and off the TV. I appreciated her help but it was annoying how she has to advice on everything as I have never seen them, touched them or used them before. Advicing is good when it is asked not when you think it should be given unless you see it very clearly that the person needs it but reluctant to ask.
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    Feb 16, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
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    Feb 16, 2012 6:00 AM GMT
    (Checks profile, first location:United States) So you've encountered a lot of Americans where you live huh?

    Also, I love it people start sentences with "I'm not racist but..."
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    Feb 16, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    Dahas said(Checks profile, first location:United States) So you've encountered a lot of Americans where you live huh?

    Also, I love it people start sentences with "I'm not racist but..."


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    Feb 16, 2012 6:38 AM GMT
    Dahas said(Checks profile, first location:United States) So you've encountered a lot of Americans where you live huh?

    Also, I love it people start sentences with "I'm not racist but..."


    Very true haha. I love how the title of the thread contains the phrase "you people" haha
  • needabattery

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    Feb 16, 2012 4:12 PM GMT
    OK so apparently I was right from the beginning and this website name should be changed to "realjerks". I am not a troll or a racist and I don't live in states. I haven't fill my profile yet. I was asking a real honest question. Thanks for cyber bullying people.
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    Feb 16, 2012 5:44 PM GMT
    "I am the most open-minded and friendly person on earth." icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 16, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
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    Dahas said(Checks profile, first location:United States) So you've encountered a lot of Americans where you live huh?

    Also, I love it people start sentences with "I'm not racist but..."


    racist-ucla-girl-meme-generator-i-m-not-

    +1

    Can't stand them naggers. (South Park reference)
    Always trying to get me to make my bed, cook them food, give them money.
    Goddamn homeless people...
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    Feb 16, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    needabattery saidOK so apparently I was right from the beginning and this website name should be changed to "realjerks". I am not a troll or a racist and I don't live in states. I haven't fill my profile yet. I was asking a real honest question. Thanks for cyber bullying people.


    The problem is you came on here insulting most of the members from the first sentence. There is no relationship with you to give you any credibility, and you just spewed your anger on us. You weren't looking for a sympathetic friend, you were looking for a punching bag.

    If you approach strangers doing this, they will be equally unfriendly. The internet is no different.
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    Feb 16, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    "I encountered many americans who were really different from my culture which is perfectly OK."

    but "What is wrong with you people?" icon_lol.gif

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    Feb 16, 2012 11:21 PM GMT
    needabattery saidFirst of all, this is not something racist or prejudiced, I am the most open-minded and friendly person on earth. I am sure that most people enjoy having a nice conversation with me because I am a real listener and sophisticated guy. I am a college student and I had lots of exchange friends from united states.

    Ok so this topic is about american people. Obviously I am not an american and I really like the country and the people. But in time, I encountered many americans who were really different from my culture which is perfectly OK.

    The thing is every time I offer a hand about a subject or try to make a nice conversation with an american, all I get from them is "OK Cool". What the hell is that ? Is it because most americans are close to having a conversation with a non-native speaker simply because they need to try a little bit to understand them ?

    I met tons of americans like that and eventually I gave up trying to help them. I had many roommates from different countries and the most cold ones were americans. They obviously need some help with the country and the city in which our college is and when I explain them some helpful things. "OK Cool".

    It's like : "I don't like talking to you. So please leave me alone". I don't know if I am wrong but mostly when someone offers you a hand, you simply say thanks and be grateful and next time you see them, you try to make a longer conversation.

    I am not kinda person who generalize people or nations but I had european roommates and they were not like that at all.

    Don't americans want any help or make conversation with non-native speakers or do they just prefer having a nice and easy conversation with another american ? Because those americans I am talking about were always talking nice and long between each other. Their attitude is for only non-native speakers.



    we are just not into you. ok?
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    Feb 17, 2012 2:04 AM GMT
    We aussies say " ok kewl " ...Is it a problem with you op ?
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    Feb 17, 2012 1:07 PM GMT
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    Ariodante saidtrollolololol




    WTF?!?! People have too much time on their hands.

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    Feb 17, 2012 1:27 PM GMT
    I'm not racist or prejudiced. I'm an equal opportunity hater. There's assholes from every country.
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    Feb 18, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'm not racist or prejudiced. I'm an equal opportunity hater. There's assholes from every country.


    "There are"

    *takes a bow*
    You's welcome.