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What's the stupidest thing you've ever heard a tourist say? Ever heard an American talking about visiting "Scotchland, England", or (and this one is actually real) a Japanese couple talking about the correct way to say Clapham is actually Clatham, as "ph" sounds are pronounced "th". Which has a certain logic really. UPDATE: Please, no more Loogabarooga stories. It's getting like, "and I opened my eyes and my mum had left me a cup of tea!"

(, Thu 7 Jul 2005, 16:31)
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I was watching the US news last night (CNN or ABC or something like that)....
and there was a baldy American reporting from Gleaneagles about the G8 summit.

Some interesting facts I didnt know about:

1. George Bush met the Scottish Prime Minister John Mcculloch. (It's actually the Scottish First Minister Jack McConnell)

2. The G8 meeting was getting held in "Granteagles"

3. There were riots in Ouch-ter-rarder instead of Auchterarder. (Its actually pronounded Ock-ter-rarder)

Made me laugh.

Did anyone else see it?

Oh... and another thing, I was on the phone to an Merkin colleague and he said that he was coming over here on holiday and asked me what the weather was like just and would it be too hot. "No", I replied (it is Scotland right enough), "It should be ok. Where about are you staying?" I asked.

"Athens" he replies "Maybe when I'm across we can meet up for a beer"

Errrr.. He actually thought Europe was a little country.
(, Thu 7 Jul 2005, 17:24, Reply)

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