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Offline sonofasailor

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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #150 on: July 05, 2013, 09:52:56 AM »
I have two words for you: Food Truck. Just sayin' :)

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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #151 on: July 05, 2013, 02:47:31 PM »
I have two words for you: Food Truck. Just sayin' :)
Hey some of the best restaurants in the world ARE or have started as a food truck ;)
Good food doesn't have to come out of a fancy restaurant.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #152 on: October 10, 2013, 01:09:04 AM »
Good thread.

I don't like to be a debbie-downer, but I think one thing to think about (and I say this as British expat), is that many of those threads about "things that I love about the UK" are either (a) looking at things with very rose-tinted glasses, or (b) making broad generalizations and apples-vs-oranges comparisons.

For example, lots of them say people are more "open minded" or "friendly" in the UK....I think this entirely depends on what parts of the UK you're talking about and what parts of the US. If you compare like-for-like (London vs NYC, or small town England vs small town USA), I'm not so sure there's so much difference. That's what I mean about the funny generalizations and apples-oranges comparisons!

And there seems to be a lot saying that there is less pressure to be slim in the UK, or that men in the UK prefer "curvy" girls, etc etc....I think that's rose-tinted. I don't think there is any significant difference on that front between Brits and Americans. They're probably mistaking the tastes of their particular significant-other for the tastes of the population in general.


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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #153 on: October 10, 2013, 07:08:01 AM »
I don't like to be a debbie-downer, but I think one thing to think about (and I say this as British expat), is that many of those threads about "things that I love about the UK" are either (a) looking at things with very rose-tinted glasses, or (b) making broad generalizations and apples-vs-oranges comparisons.

There may be a bit of truth in what you say, but likewise people should take all of the 'I hate the UK' threads with a grain of salt as well. Many of the things people complain about are also nothing more than broad generalisations based on their own narrow experience here.
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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #154 on: October 10, 2013, 07:16:54 AM »
There may be a bit of truth in what you say, but likewise people should take all of the 'I hate the UK' threads with a grain of salt as well. Many of the things people complain about are also nothing more than broad generalisations based on their own narrow experience here.

Agreed!

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Re: DISCUSSION: Before you move: Things to really think about
« Reply #155 on: October 10, 2013, 12:51:55 PM »
There may be a bit of truth in what you say, but likewise people should take all of the 'I hate the UK' threads with a grain of salt as well. Many of the things people complain about are also nothing more than broad generalisations based on their own narrow experience here.

Oh yeah, that too, agreed.