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Any Americans interested in language & culture?

Post by heidieh » Tue May 27, 2003 2:02 pm

I'm looking for a young(ish) American person living in the capital area who's interested in the English language and American culture. I'm an English major at University of Helsinki, minoring in North American studies. It'd be valuable for me to have a contact (preferably a friend :-) ) with whom I could discuss language and culture related matters. In return I can teach Finnish and/or discuss aspects of and explain the Finnish culture and life.

If anyone is interested in this, please e-mail me at
<[email protected]>. More info by e-mail.



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Post by WebDesEyen » Tue May 27, 2003 3:48 pm

no crossposting please...
i should have studied something basic, like quantummechanics...


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Post by Hank W. » Mon Jun 09, 2003 12:20 pm

Do Americans have culture? :mrgreen:
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gavin

Post by gavin » Mon Jun 09, 2003 12:47 pm

Hank W. wrote:Do Americans have culture? :mrgreen:
well, if Phil is anything to go by... :twisted:


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Post by PeterF » Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:04 pm

Hank W. wrote:Do Americans have culture? :mrgreen:
Now now Hank/Gavin lets not generalise..I am sure there are some cultured Americans:
Websters say they are old ladies and live in Boston and drink tea: :wink:
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cultured
adj : marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated
speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a
genteel old lady"; "polite society


gavin

Post by gavin » Mon Jun 09, 2003 3:19 pm

Peter Floyd wrote:
Hank W. wrote:Do Americans have culture? :mrgreen:
Now now Hank/Gavin lets not generalise..I am sure there are some cultured Americans:
Websters say they are old ladies and live in Boston and drink tea: :wink:
copy paste...
cultured
adj : marked by refinement in taste and manners; "cultivated
speech"; "cultured Bostonians"; "cultured tastes"; "a
genteel old lady"; "polite society
Hm. There's more culture in the yogurt in my fridge than...
<mmmphhh> <MMMPPPHHHH!!!!>

...


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Post by mattz » Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:07 pm

now that's not very nice guys.


gavin

Post by gavin » Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:10 pm

mattz wrote:now that's not very nice guys.
ah-ha! The very embodiment of American culture and intelligence. :wink:

I thought maybe your new room-mate had you divided up into little bags in the freezer...


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Post by mattz » Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:20 pm

Nope, I am back! Alive, alive, alive.

I have been a bit busy with with the new flat, plus I was traveling on business last week to Georgia (usa) and this week I will be in Virginia. You gotta love the academic conference circuit.

So about my visit this summer. Well, as you can imagine the fire and new flat has set me back a few $$$ so.... I am still up in the air about my plans. Will everyone be horribly disappointed if I don't come??

Matt


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Post by Hank W. » Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:24 pm

mattz wrote:Will everyone be horribly disappointed if I don't come??
Yes.
Cheers, Hank W.
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Post by Sara » Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:30 pm

mattz wrote: Will everyone be horribly disappointed if I don't come??
Yes! I think I might have a little cry :cry:

But seriously, we understand if you cant make it!


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Post by mattz » Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:31 pm

Yes, a Gherkin might help:)


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Post by Sara » Mon Jun 09, 2003 5:33 pm

Im afraid the Gherkin comes from watching Bridget Jones far too many times! :shock:


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Post by Richard » Mon Jun 09, 2003 6:38 pm

Sara wrote:Im afraid the Gherkin comes from watching Bridget Jones far too many times! :shock:
Having not seen the film, the mind boggles :wink:


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Post by Caroline » Thu Jul 24, 2003 7:36 am

heidieh: It's refreshing to find someone else who's not in the IT or other science industry :lol:

I don't live in the Helsinki area, but I am 28 and a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Massachusetts. I love talking about New England (where I was born and raised), and I should take a visit to Helsinki sometime in the near future (haven't been there in 2 years!), so maybe we can meet.
Former expat in Finland, now living in New Hampshire USA.

Remembah whea ya pahked ya cah!


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