My first trip out of the country and to Europe

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    Jul 29, 2012 5:24 AM GMT
    So I just got back from possibly the best 2 weeks ever. I went to Rome for a few days and then went on a 7 day cruise that went through Italy, France, and Spain. It was by far such an interesting and fun vacation and a great way to end my summer before I start college in 3 weeks!

    The cruise was one of my favorite part because even though at least half of the ship were Italian, I had fun hanging out and communicating with a diverse amount of people. I hanged out with this Italian guy and when we first started talking he did not understand me at all, but on the last night we were able to communicate very well and he told me that I really helped him with English and that he is amazed how we were able to communicate. I also met people from Canada and Israel who I hanged out and talked to.

    I was able to see a lot of the famous sites in Spain and Italy. However, my favorite part had to be meeting the locals and trying to speak in Spanish and understand Italian. For the most part the people were friendly and I had a fun time. I learned about the socio-culture in Italians too. How they dress and why they dress that way and how it is popular for the youths to smoke everyday icon_eek.gif

    This trip opened my eyes more to the diverse amount of people and their backgrounds. I can't wait to go back.
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    Jul 29, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    Planning to go on a European cruise next summer too. Went to Mexico this summer, it was fun and all but Europe seems a lot more interesting.
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    Jul 29, 2012 5:45 AM GMT
    Welcome back, glad you had a great time!
    Chicago got canceled?
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    Jul 29, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    HawkEyez saidWelcome back, glad you had a great time!
    Chicago got canceled?


    I move to Chicago in 3 weeks! I went to Chicago 4 days before Europe, crazy right?!
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    Jul 29, 2012 7:13 AM GMT
    Lol, just a tad icon_razz.gif
    But we all need a lil' crazy here and there..
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    Jul 29, 2012 1:42 PM GMT
    Cruises are fun! I did the Queen Mary2 Atlantic crossing 3x. One of the trips I did London, Paris, Amsterdam! It's such a great way to see Europe. Once you are over there, you can take the train or short plane ride anywhere in Europe.

    The cruises can be addicting. I'd like to do a cruise where we go into other ports.

    Did your ship go into NIce, France?
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    Jul 29, 2012 2:15 PM GMT
    sportsjockla said
    Did your ship go into NIce, France?


    Close! We went to Cannes!
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    Jul 29, 2012 2:23 PM GMT
    FilmGuy18_notporn said... I hanged out with this Italian guy ...


    "hanged out with"? I would say "hung out with" for the past tense.

    "Hanged" is what is done with a rope, if you catch my drift.



    I'm glad to see that you got out to see some of the world so young. The experience will serve you for the rest of your life.
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    Jul 29, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    Come to Asia... a whole other world!
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    Jul 29, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    Caslon20000 said
    FilmGuy18_notporn said... I hanged out with this Italian guy ...

    "hanged out with"? I would say "hung out with" for the past tense.

    "Hanged" is what is done with a rope, if you catch my drift.

    FilmGuy - sounds like you had a wonderful trip; glad for you that you were able to go while 18. I didn't get to europe until I was about 25.

    But I am curious from a linguistics standpoint about your use of the phrase "hanged out." Do guys in high school normally say "hanged out?" I confess that I do not know anyone who is 18 - so don't hear how they talk. Guys my age would say "hung out," which is itself very much a slang expression.

    Anyone else know when "hanged out" came into vogue?
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    Jul 29, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    I took my first trip to Europe when I was 18 and it changed my life forever. Sounds like it might have done the same for you.
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    Jul 29, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidI took my first trip to Europe when I was 18 and it changed my life forever. Sounds like it might have done the same for you.


    ^ This ! A trip abroad at 18 (the so-called "gap" year in European parlance) is the absolute ideal time to go. It broadens one's horizons with first hand experience so much for the ensuing decision-making of one's college years.
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    Jul 29, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    Caslon20000 said
    FilmGuy18_notporn said... I hanged out with this Italian guy ...


    "hanged out with"? I would say "hung out with" for the past tense.

    "Hanged" is what is done with a rope, if you catch my drift.



    I'm glad to see that you got out to see some of the world so young. The experience will serve you for the rest of your life.


    Lol. Apparently writing skills are not a requirement to get into that school. JK

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    Jul 30, 2012 12:25 AM GMT
    Litmop said
    Caslon20000 said
    FilmGuy18_notporn said... I hanged out with this Italian guy ...


    "hanged out with"? I would say "hung out with" for the past tense.

    "Hanged" is what is done with a rope, if you catch my drift.



    I'm glad to see that you got out to see some of the world so young. The experience will serve you for the rest of your life.


    Lol. Apparently writing skills are not a requirement to get into that school. JK



    OHHH CRAPP why did I write "hang" and not "hung". Stupid me icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 30, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    I've never traveled "abroad" unless you count northern Mexico; but I've met people from almost every country in the world (benefits of living in Miami a few years - lots of international tourists).

    The diversity of people and backgrounds on this planet is enormous.
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    Jul 31, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    paulflexes said...I've met people from almost every country in the world (benefits of living in Miami a few years - lots of international tourists)....


    Very many Europeans have a huge desire to visit Florida, often first in preference to any other state.
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    Jul 31, 2012 4:59 AM GMT
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    Caslon20000 said
    FilmGuy18_notporn said... I hanged out with this Italian guy ...

    "hanged out with"? I would say "hung out with" for the past tense.

    "Hanged" is what is done with a rope, if you catch my drift.

    FilmGuy - sounds like you had a wonderful trip; glad for you that you were able to go while 18. I didn't get to europe until I was about 25.

    But I am curious from a linguistics standpoint about your use of the phrase "hanged out." Do guys in high school normally say "hanged out?" I confess that I do not know anyone who is 18 - so don't hear how they talk. Guys my age would say "hung out," which is itself very much a slang expression.

    Anyone else know when "hanged out" came into vogue?[/quote]

    It has not!
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    Jul 31, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    Caslon20000 said
    FilmGuy18_notporn said... I hanged out with this Italian guy ...


    "hanged out with"? I would say "hung out with" for the past tense.

    "Hanged" is what is done with a rope, if you catch my drift.



    I'm glad to see that you got out to see some of the world so young. The experience will serve you for the rest of your life.


    Fortunately he wasn't hanged; that's how they used to carry out the death sentence.