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29 September 2003 @ 01:55 pm
Apparently I need to keep my "leftist buzzwords" to myself. It's been too long since I studied Sociology back in undergrad, methinks, because I don't recall getting a lecture on "leftist buzzwords" back then. Sadly, I cannot think of another thing to say to this misguided person on the subject - if any of you can come of with another way to explain this, be my guest.

A completely unconnected thought - where oh where has the picklepuss gone? He hasn't posted in over a month, and I know the wedding was supposed to be this month...
I feel: irritatedirritated
leiabelle: paid and displayedleiabelle on September 29th, 2003 01:28 pm (UTC)
*snerks along with you*

Half the people in that community are so bloody arrogant and/or America-hating, no matter which side of the pond they come from. I suppose he's referring to "ethnicity" as the cultural background our ancestors came from (which, admittedly is more recent for some Americans that others), but I agree with you, for what it's worth. Of course we have our own culture!

Grr. I guess maybe I had an experience that was not properly representative of England, but the only English folks who seemed interested in or knowledgeable about America were the lovely ones on LJ and those who had studied in America. Most everyone else felt that we were wrong and backwards. I had to explain things about Grease to my friends and clarify that it was IN NO WAY representative of American high school, explain our coins (only to be told they were "stupid"), and put up with all sorts of criticism on everything from my pronunciation to my cooking. </rant> Ahem. Sorry about that. *averts eyes*

Re picklepuss: He said a couple weeks ago in a comment that he was taking a break and may or may not be back, but at least not back for a while. And according to this comment it looks like the wedding is Oct 4. I hope he comes back. :(
Teesside Snog Monster: pandajiggery_pokery on September 29th, 2003 01:38 pm (UTC)
Mmph. Tosswit seems to think that leftism is a bad thing. Waste nought but guttural noises upon him.

The Norm: what leiabelle said. Mind you, if he's not reading this, which presumably he isn't, it means we can kick round the idea of having a whip-round and having his Friends list buy a present for him. I'd toss a few bucks into the hat. Hadn't realised when in October his wedding was (thanks, Erin!) - perhaps it would be apt to move fast...
I am the man that makes the bhaji go awaymalachan on September 29th, 2003 04:24 pm (UTC)
Great idea! I'd also chip in. :)
Vicki: Hermione by Marta!hermorrine on September 29th, 2003 06:50 pm (UTC)
That's a really nice idea, but I simply can't take on the organizing of gift fund - I've been doing a bit better with the being overwhelmed, and hope that if NJP ever reads this he will understand, but I really can't do it. If someone else wants to organize, I can try to find the money to chip in. The other problem is that I certainly don't have an address to ship to, so unless someone else does, a gift cert by email is pretty much the only option.
unwashed and idealistic: Where To Go?til_midnight on September 29th, 2003 05:20 pm (UTC)

I read the fuckwit's comments and it made me groan. Isn't it the ultimate in ethnocentricity if you say your country is too good to be ethnocentric?