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Title: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ialmisry on March 23, 2009, 08:58:13 PM
http://www.culte.ro/DocumenteHtml.aspx?id=1725

The Serbian Orthodox Church in Romania is an official cult recognized by the government of Romania. It is lead by a bishop appointed by the Serbian Orthodox Church.
I can tell you that most of the people who come to, at least Bezdin and Birda monasteries, are Romanian Orthodox who don't have any problems with the Serbs having churches in Romania.
As a side note, at Birda monastery, they have a piece of Saint George's skull and a chain of Saint Peter.

Just a side note, don't say official cult in American circles.  Cult has a bad connotation with it.  "Reconized religion" is what you mean.
Title: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on March 23, 2009, 10:22:11 PM
Just a side note, don't say official cult in American circles. 

What American Circles? Is OCnet an American circle?
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: John of the North on March 23, 2009, 10:25:09 PM
*looks at passport, looks back at screen, blinks*
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on March 23, 2009, 10:27:20 PM
*looks at passport, looks back at screen, blinks*

*looks at both passport, looks back at screen, blinks*
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Anastasios on March 23, 2009, 10:32:03 PM
*looks at passport, looks back at screen, blinks*

*looks at both passport, looks back at screen, blinks*

Looks at wife, looks back at screen, looks at dog, looks back at screen.  ;D
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: John of the North on March 23, 2009, 10:33:12 PM
Typical American...always has to buck the trend...
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on March 23, 2009, 10:36:52 PM
LOL! :D
One of the great blessings of OCnet is that it brings together people from around the world.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Fr. George on March 23, 2009, 10:37:48 PM
As American as the AC current (invented by a Serb) that carries the electricity to the Computers (many of which have foreign parts or manufacturers).
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: scamandrius on March 23, 2009, 11:04:49 PM
LOL! :D
One of the great blessings of OCnet is that it brings together people from around the world.


So that we can make them into Americans abroad!  ;D
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Veniamin on March 23, 2009, 11:11:28 PM
Al Gore invented the Internet.

Al Gore is American.

Therefore, all Internet users are American.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Quinault on March 23, 2009, 11:23:44 PM
I'm better than American! I'm indigenous! :D
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on March 23, 2009, 11:27:06 PM
Al Gore invented the Internet.

Actually, the Internet is a French invention. Therefore OCnet must be French!
Here's a video of a brief history of the Internet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hIQjrMHTv4
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Veniamin on March 23, 2009, 11:33:58 PM
Therefore OCnet must be French!

If it were French, it would have already surrendered to the nearest German invention.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: serb1389 on March 23, 2009, 11:41:02 PM
Therefore OCnet must be French!

If it were French, it would have already surrendered to the nearest German invention.

ROFL!  Havn't heard that one in a while.   :D :D
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on March 23, 2009, 11:47:30 PM
I still think we're all Geek Orthodox On OCnet.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on March 23, 2009, 11:49:35 PM
Therefore OCnet must be French!

If it were French, it would have already surrendered to the nearest German invention.

ROFL!  Havn't heard that one in a while.   :D :D

It's actually not funny here in Australia.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: serb1389 on March 23, 2009, 11:52:29 PM
Therefore OCnet must be French!

If it were French, it would have already surrendered to the nearest German invention.

ROFL!  Havn't heard that one in a while.   :D :D

It's actually not funny here in Australia.

I lived in Vienna Austria for a brief stint, so it has a special meaning for me.  Sorry if I offended in any way. 
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on March 23, 2009, 11:54:58 PM
^ Not offended. Just pointing out that ethnocentric humour does not carry very well on the Internet. ;)
(And note how I spelled "humour"....I guess that doesn't carry well either. :) )
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Tallitot on March 24, 2009, 01:11:01 AM
Al Gore invented the Internet.

Al Gore is American.

Therefore, all Internet users are American.

fyi...Al Gore never claimed to have "invented" the internet, that's a often repeated misinterpretation of what he said.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on March 24, 2009, 01:20:05 AM
I still think we're all Geek Orthodox On OCnet.
Yup.  The fact that we spend so much time here is evidence in itself of our Geekiness. ;D
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ialmisry on March 24, 2009, 06:36:29 AM
Al Gore invented the Internet.

Actually, the Internet is a French invention. Therefore OCnet must be French!
Here's a video of a brief history of the Internet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hIQjrMHTv4

Since the millitary hooked it all up, are we all militarists? :o

On serious note:

I'm better than American! I'm indigenous! :D

Do you know, is there much use by the various Nations here of the internet?  I mean, in their languages?

Last August I fulfilled a life long dream and visited the Hopi Nation, but was disappointed that their language is almost gone.  I talked with a woman who said that when she was young (she wasn't yet even middle aged) the children still spoke Hopi but now they weren't.  They don't have radio station like the Navajo (when we got there in NM I searched and found their station.  Didn't understand a word of course, except when they had English segments, but thought it was important to hear).

One thing I fear is the internet excellerating the rush to English.  Which, now that I see that I "was the originator" of this thread:


LOL! :D
One of the great blessings of OCnet is that it brings together people from around the world.

Indeed, and in that vein, I warned:

http://www.culte.ro/DocumenteHtml.aspx?id=1725

The Serbian Orthodox Church in Romania is an official cult recognized by the government of Romania. It is lead by a bishop appointed by the Serbian Orthodox Church.
I can tell you that most of the people who come to, at least Bezdin and Birda monasteries, are Romanian Orthodox who don't have any problems with the Serbs having churches in Romania.
As a side note, at Birda monastery, they have a piece of Saint George's skull and a chain of Saint Peter.

Just a side note, don't say official cult in American circles.  Cult has a bad connotation with it.  "Reconized religion" is what you mean.

I'm used to Romanians' turns of phrase which don't come out the way they mean, hence if ma were to tell an American (and there are plenty of them running about in Romania now, especially in the religious sphere) that the Serbian Orthodox were an official cult, they might get a suprised look, or if they American Baptists/Pentacostals (called pocaiti "repenters" in Romanian), agreement.

The only thing American about me is my passport.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Heorhij on March 24, 2009, 10:50:37 AM
Well, I am a Ukrainian by birth, an American (USA) by the territory where I live (although some people would not agree that Mississippi is a part of the USA), a Greek Orthodox by jurisdiction, and a Geek by character. :)
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on March 24, 2009, 11:44:30 AM
Therefore OCnet must be French!

If it were French, it would have already surrendered to the nearest German invention.
Nice. ;D

The U.S. and France are very much siblings, and we treat each other that way. I see it more as good-natured ribbing than insults.

But back to the subject at hand: The French Internet can be accessed using the German Nokia phone, so it's already surrendered.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on March 24, 2009, 11:47:26 AM
Al Gore invented the Internet.

Al Gore is American.

Therefore, all Internet users are American.

fyi...Al Gore never claimed to have "invented" the internet, that's a often repeated misinterpretation of what he said.
True. Actually, the World Wide Web, the most modern and successful application of the Internet, was invented in 1993, during Gore's vice-presidency, and most of its biggest companies--Yahoo!, Google, Amazon, eBay--were founded during that period as well.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ialmisry on March 24, 2009, 11:47:26 AM
Therefore OCnet must be French!

If it were French, it would have already surrendered to the nearest German invention.
Nice. ;D

The U.S. and France are very much siblings, and we treat each other that way. I see it more as good-natured ribbing than insults.

But back to the subject at hand: The French Internet can be accessed using the German Nokia phone, so it's already surrendered.
Nokia is Finnish.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on March 24, 2009, 11:52:37 AM
Therefore OCnet must be French!

If it were French, it would have already surrendered to the nearest German invention.
Nice. ;D

The U.S. and France are very much siblings, and we treat each other that way. I see it more as good-natured ribbing than insults.

But back to the subject at hand: The French Internet can be accessed using the German Nokia phone, so it's already surrendered.
Nokia is Finnish.
Is it? Wow, the French surrendered to the Finns.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Robert W on March 24, 2009, 03:35:00 PM
Therefore OCnet must be French!

If it were French, it would have already surrendered to the nearest German invention.
Nice. ;D

The U.S. and France are very much siblings, and we treat each other that way. I see it more as good-natured ribbing than insults.

But back to the subject at hand: The French Internet can be accessed using the German Nokia phone, so it's already surrendered.
Nokia is Finnish.
Is it? Wow, the French surrendered to the Finns.

Yep. It's common knowledge. ;D
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Quinault on March 24, 2009, 05:04:28 PM

On serious note:

I'm better than American! I'm indigenous! :D

Do you know, is there much use by the various Nations here of the internet?  I mean, in their languages?

Last August I fulfilled a life long dream and visited the Hopi Nation, but was disappointed that their language is almost gone.  I talked with a woman who said that when she was young (she wasn't yet even middle aged) the children still spoke Hopi but now they weren't.  They don't have radio station like the Navajo (when we got there in NM I searched and found their station.  Didn't understand a word of course, except when they had English segments, but thought it was important to hear).

One thing I fear is the internet excellerating the rush to English.  Which, now that I see that I "was the originator" of this thread:



There is no specific program for my dialect of Salish which is an coastal dialect. But there is a program for the puget sound dialect called Lushootseed. I have been learning bits and pieces here and there. They teach it on the reservation at the schools. Vi Hilbert really led the effort to reintroduce Lushootseed. For awhile she taught it at the UW. I had the honor of interviewing her and recording her speak Lushootseed about 9 years ago. If I lived on the reservation there would be more available to me in terms of language. The real threat to native language is that fact that rez's are black holes.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Alveus Lacuna on March 24, 2009, 05:09:18 PM
I'm an American, but so is everyone else on both continents.  I suppose that I'm not ethnically anything.  My surname is anglicized from the French original, but as war as I know I have French, English, Irish, and many others I have forgotten.  I kind of hate the lack of connection to my past.  My Christianity is my only real heritage, and Orthodoxy is completing that for me!
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on March 24, 2009, 06:30:20 PM
American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!  :)
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ialmisry on March 24, 2009, 06:32:56 PM
American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!  :)
Isn't that Southern by the Grace of God, American courtesy of Sherman?
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on March 24, 2009, 07:18:21 PM
American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!  :)
Isn't that Southern by the Grace of God, American courtesy of Sherman?

Filled with satanic machinations, he was an evil, vile and wicked murderer of men, women and children!  Every breath this man took and every act he carried out was to advance the cause of unleashing Hell upon the world. 
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Veniamin on March 24, 2009, 09:24:34 PM
American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!  :)
Isn't that Southern by the Grace of God, American courtesy of Sherman?

You mean the monster who ravaged the Confederate States of AMERICA??
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Jetavan on March 24, 2009, 09:49:47 PM
American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!  :)
Isn't that Southern by the Grace of God, American courtesy of Sherman?

You mean the monster who ravaged the Confederate States of AMERICA??

You guys started it.

Don't start nothin'. Ain't gonna be nothin'. :angel:
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Veniamin on March 24, 2009, 10:18:10 PM
Y'all were the ones who invaded.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on March 24, 2009, 11:23:00 PM
I'm an American, but so is everyone else on both continents. 

Are there only two continents?
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Veniamin on March 24, 2009, 11:23:58 PM
Only two named America.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on March 24, 2009, 11:36:05 PM
So I repeat the question. Is the collective "we" who constitute OCnet American?
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: SolEX01 on March 25, 2009, 12:41:54 AM
Answer to question in OP.

No.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: serb1389 on March 25, 2009, 07:33:06 AM
So I repeat the question. Is the collective "we" who constitute OCnet American?

I would say absolutely.  We bring our american mannerisms, mindset, "demand for rights" etc. into the board in an overarching manner.  When people such as yourself bring up certain "international niceties" it comes as a shock to people, or people don't know exactly how to deal with it. 

On the other hand, I would also say that the majority of the people here have been enculturated with some kind of OTHER culture as well, and so are much more open thinking than most "normal americans".  But it's hard to deny that we don't act, think and post in an "american" fashion. 
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Αριστοκλής on March 25, 2009, 08:30:03 AM
So I repeat the question. Is the collective "we" who constitute OCnet American?

The majority "we", yes, probably, but not exclusively. But then you must define OC.net...total membership, active members only, or something else.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: mike on March 25, 2009, 03:07:03 PM
I live in Poland and I'm Belarusian nationality from Podlachian ethnic group. There were people who insisted I am an Ukrainian, Pole or Russian but I didn't care.

I'm certainly not an American. I've never been to the USA :P
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Fr. George on March 25, 2009, 03:10:40 PM
So I repeat the question. Is the collective "we" who constitute OCnet American?

The majority "we", yes, probably, but not exclusively. But then you must define OC.net...total membership, active members only, or something else.

Defining the collective, huh... Mr. 4 of 7.

OC.net is American if you go by server location or dominant language (EN:US).
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Αριστοκλής on March 25, 2009, 04:35:34 PM
So I repeat the question. Is the collective "we" who constitute OCnet American?

The majority "we", yes, probably, but not exclusively. But then you must define OC.net...total membership, active members only, or something else.

Defining the collective, huh... Mr. 4 of 7.

OC.net is American if you go by server location or dominant language (EN:US).

Meaning many here are just in the OC.net diaspora  :D
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on March 25, 2009, 04:49:25 PM
Is OCnet a "we" or an "it"?
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: John of the North on March 25, 2009, 05:00:57 PM
I use Canadian English on the board....
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on March 25, 2009, 05:03:00 PM
^ I often write aboot humourous things. ;)

My spelling and syntax have become noticeably more international with the Internet. I've become more sensitive to the way other people communicate, so despite having always lived in Missouri, I feel that I don't really speak American English anymore.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: admiralnick on April 01, 2009, 02:59:12 PM
I use Canadian English on the board....

So what does that mean? Your sentences all end with eh and you wonder when Quebec will decide to attempt secession again? <--- (joking of course)

-Nick
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: LBK on April 01, 2009, 03:41:17 PM
Quote
Your sentences all end with eh


So it's not just New Zealanders who talk like that!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: admiralnick on April 01, 2009, 03:44:51 PM
Quote
Your sentences all end with eh


So it's not just New Zealanders who talk like that!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Someone needs to tell the New Zealanders that the first letter of the second word in their country is pronounced Zee, not Zed........

-Nick
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: John of the North on April 01, 2009, 04:32:37 PM
I use Canadian English on the board....

So what does that mean? Your sentences all end with eh and you wonder when Quebec will decide to attempt secession again? <--- (joking of course)

-Nick

It means...

As a Canadian, you have to be extra vigilant. There are a lot of impostors out there. If you suspect that someone is falsely trying to pass themselves off as a Canadian, make the following statement - and then carefully note their reaction:

"Last night, I cashed my pogey and went to buy a mickey of C.C. at the beer parlour, but my skidoo got stuck in the muskeg on my way back to the duplex. I was trying to deke out a deer, you see. Damn chinook, melted everything. And then a Mountie snuck up behind me in a ghost car and gave me an impaired. I was S.O.L., sitting there dressed only in my Stanfields and a toque at the time. And the Mountie, he's all chippy and everything, calling me a "**** disturber" and what not. What could I say, except, "Sorry, EH!"

If the person you are talking to nods sympathetically, they're one of us. If, however, they stare at you with a blank incomprehension, they are not a real Canadian. Have them reported to the authorities at once.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: admiralnick on April 02, 2009, 10:27:04 AM
I use Canadian English on the board....

So what does that mean? Your sentences all end with eh and you wonder when Quebec will decide to attempt secession again? <--- (joking of course)

-Nick

It means...

As a Canadian, you have to be extra vigilant. There are a lot of impostors out there. If you suspect that someone is falsely trying to pass themselves off as a Canadian, make the following statement - and then carefully note their reaction:

"Last night, I cashed my pogey and went to buy a mickey of C.C. at the beer parlour, but my skidoo got stuck in the muskeg on my way back to the duplex. I was trying to deke out a deer, you see. Damn chinook, melted everything. And then a Mountie snuck up behind me in a ghost car and gave me an impaired. I was S.O.L., sitting there dressed only in my Stanfields and a toque at the time. And the Mountie, he's all chippy and everything, calling me a "**** disturber" and what not. What could I say, except, "Sorry, EH!"

If the person you are talking to nods sympathetically, they're one of us. If, however, they stare at you with a blank incomprehension, they are not a real Canadian. Have them reported to the authorities at once.

Wow, thats insane. You lost me at pogey....... Hahaha.  Well played. Ukiemeister 1 Nick 0

-Nick
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ialmisry on April 02, 2009, 12:37:12 PM
On a related note, my step father's caregiver, a Jamaican, was shocked when I pointed out that Elizabeth II was NOT the Queen of the U.S. too (it came up when I made a reference to "your queen" meeting with the President).

On a further tangent: when I was in Quebec, I remarked to my sons how the Quebecois are the only French in the World to be continuously under a monarch.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: rwprof on April 02, 2009, 01:01:48 PM
On a related note, my step father's caregiver, a Jamaican, was shocked when I pointed out that Elizabeth II was NOT the Queen of the U.S. too (it came up when I made a reference to "your queen" meeting with the President).

?!


Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: John of the North on April 02, 2009, 01:25:33 PM
I use Canadian English on the board....

So what does that mean? Your sentences all end with eh and you wonder when Quebec will decide to attempt secession again? <--- (joking of course)

-Nick

Do not mess with Canadians ;)

After all, we fought the Yanks in 1812 and kicked them the hell out of our country - but not with blanks.
- Farley Mowat

It means...

As a Canadian, you have to be extra vigilant. There are a lot of impostors out there. If you suspect that someone is falsely trying to pass themselves off as a Canadian, make the following statement - and then carefully note their reaction:

"Last night, I cashed my pogey and went to buy a mickey of C.C. at the beer parlour, but my skidoo got stuck in the muskeg on my way back to the duplex. I was trying to deke out a deer, you see. Damn chinook, melted everything. And then a Mountie snuck up behind me in a ghost car and gave me an impaired. I was S.O.L., sitting there dressed only in my Stanfields and a toque at the time. And the Mountie, he's all chippy and everything, calling me a "**** disturber" and what not. What could I say, except, "Sorry, EH!"

If the person you are talking to nods sympathetically, they're one of us. If, however, they stare at you with a blank incomprehension, they are not a real Canadian. Have them reported to the authorities at once.

Wow, thats insane. You lost me at pogey....... Hahaha.  Well played. Ukiemeister 1 Nick 0

-Nick

Don't mess with Canadians. ;)
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: John of the North on April 02, 2009, 01:27:24 PM
On a related note, my step father's caregiver, a Jamaican, was shocked when I pointed out that Elizabeth II was NOT the Queen of the U.S. too (it came up when I made a reference to "your queen" meeting with the President).

On a further tangent: when I was in Quebec, I remarked to my sons how the Quebecois are the only French in the World to be continuously under a monarch.

It's just cuz these uppity colonials think they are actually a nation....
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: LBK on April 02, 2009, 07:52:01 PM
It's just cuz these uppity colonials think they are actually a nation....

Any thought on this, ozgeorge?  ;)
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: AMM on April 02, 2009, 07:56:49 PM
Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Entscheidungsproblem on April 02, 2009, 08:09:11 PM
I use Canadian English on the board....

So what does that mean? Your sentences all end with eh and you wonder when Quebec will decide to attempt secession again? <--- (joking of course)

-Nick

It means...

As a Canadian, you have to be extra vigilant. There are a lot of impostors out there. If you suspect that someone is falsely trying to pass themselves off as a Canadian, make the following statement - and then carefully note their reaction:

"Last night, I cashed my pogey and went to buy a mickey of C.C. at the beer parlour, but my skidoo got stuck in the muskeg on my way back to the duplex. I was trying to deke out a deer, you see. Damn chinook, melted everything. And then a Mountie snuck up behind me in a ghost car and gave me an impaired. I was S.O.L., sitting there dressed only in my Stanfields and a toque at the time. And the Mountie, he's all chippy and everything, calling me a "**** disturber" and what not. What could I say, except, "Sorry, EH!"

If the person you are talking to nods sympathetically, they're one of us. If, however, they stare at you with a blank incomprehension, they are not a real Canadian. Have them reported to the authorities at once.

LoL!  We rule.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on April 02, 2009, 08:18:50 PM
Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

ROFL!!! :D
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: John of the North on April 02, 2009, 08:29:11 PM
It's just cuz these uppity colonials think they are actually a nation....

Any thought on this, ozgeorge?  ;)

I was referring to the USA...technically any country with the Queen as their Head of State is a subject of the Commonwealth, and thus one nation....in a way at least.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Fr. George on April 02, 2009, 08:31:32 PM
Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

Nah... We're only outsourcing the Technical Issues forum to India; all the discussion fora will be moderated from south of the border, and our server will be outsourced to Hong Kong.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Veniamin on April 02, 2009, 08:34:55 PM
As Robin Williams said, Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: AMM on April 02, 2009, 08:36:18 PM
I think he also talked about the "personal hygiene" issues endemic among Canadians.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ozgeorge on April 02, 2009, 08:41:58 PM
Robin Williams
...is diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: AMM on April 02, 2009, 08:49:22 PM
At least he's not Canadian, it could be worse...
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Jetavan on April 02, 2009, 09:26:19 PM
Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

There's a joke about Columbus in here somewhere. ::)
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ialmisry on April 02, 2009, 10:47:48 PM
It's just cuz these uppity colonials think they are actually a nation....

Any thought on this, ozgeorge?  ;)

I was referring to the USA...technically any country with the Queen as their Head of State is a subject of the Commonwealth, and thus one nation....in a way at least.

Actually no, a personal union.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ialmisry on April 02, 2009, 10:48:41 PM
Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

I actually read that India is outsourcing to Romania.  I kid you not.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Jetavan on April 02, 2009, 11:06:03 PM
Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

I actually read that India is outsourcing to Romania.  I kid you not.

Gypsies are from India, you know.
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: Myrrh23 on April 03, 2009, 01:11:39 AM
American by birth, Southern by the Grace of God!  :)

Bi-racial: the best of two worlds! ;D And I tan easier than you, too! :D
Title: Re: Are We (OCnet) American?
Post by: ialmisry on April 03, 2009, 03:19:55 AM
Maintenance of the board should be outsourced to India, and then will truly be American.

I actually read that India is outsourcing to Romania.  I kid you not.

Gypsies are from India, you know.

Yes, and I thought of that immediately when I read the news (my Romanian ex has a lot of issues about being taken for a "tiganca").