Cultural Cleansing

While I agree with Sarah Hoyt that crimes against taste shouldn’t literally be prosecuted as crimes, and here in the US there might even be a First Amendment issue (justifiably so), I’ll admit I’m not gonna rip on the Poles too hard for this.

4 thoughts on “Cultural Cleansing

  1. (reads article)… ah, yes, Limeys.

    Don’t let anyone ever tell you about how foreigners don’t like Americans as tourists. It’s the English, perhaps even the whole UK, who are loathed. And exactly for stories like this.

  2. “Glen said that foreign tourists, especially British ones, who come for stag parties sometimes cause disturbances in the historic city, especially after drinking alcohol.”

    I think that I’ve found someone from continental Europe that is in favor of a quick Brexit.

  3. Saw the picture, and hopefully the Poles will bring in the guy from Singapore or Malaysia with the rattan cane. It reminds me of visiting Calais in 1989 and learning that there, it was the British who were despised (and not Americans) because they crossed the Channel to get drunk there. I also once lost an argument with some Englishmen over whether Americans or Britons did a worse job learning languages when a friend of mine came up to me and spoke to me in his native German.

    I responded, and the Englishmen smiled and said “you lose”. Good times.

  4. Don’t let anyone ever tell you about how foreigners don’t like Americans as tourists. It’s the English, perhaps even the whole UK, who are loathed.

    Agreed, jdm. When I was a teen, my family moved to Munich for a couple of years. The first month we were there, my dad’s company put us up in a nice hotel that averaged 1-2 tour buses full of tourists on the weekdays. Mostly British and American tourists. I’d always heard of the term “ugly American”, but after hearing some of the tacky things my fellow Americans (mostly retirees from New England, so the sample data was skewed) would say, I would sometimes, out of embarrassment, pretend I didn’t speak English. But then some of the British tour groups, with a more diverse age demographic, would show that Americans did not have a corner on the ugly tourist market.

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