Started by walkstall, March 02, 2012, 01:41:45 PM
Quote from: Devushka on January 12, 2017, 11:27:33 PMhaa I do have some issues with American slang but I know it's almost always good natured :)
Quote from: Solar on January 12, 2017, 10:05:53 AM
Quote from: quiller on January 13, 2017, 12:01:06 AMAmericans have trouble with slang. Blacks for example originate many of our phrases and once whites are heard adopting them, the blacks invent something new. The exact same thing applies between generations of all colors. What also applies is that the "truths" these code phrases are meant to hide are never new, never original, and never solved.
Quote from: Devushka on January 13, 2017, 12:05:42 AMI'm getting better at understanding the gist/intent of American slang at least, also taking English pronunciation classes to kill at least a bit of my accent.
Quote from: Solar on January 13, 2017, 11:46:24 AMRight on man, that's totally groovy... Let us know what new slang you pick up, most of us would be lost in a conversation with 20-year-olds.
Quote from: Devushka on January 13, 2017, 11:55:44 AMGroovy? hahaI don't know any 20 year-olds
Quote from: Solar on January 13, 2017, 12:03:16 PMYeah, and I have no interest in meeting any, either.
Quote from: Devushka on January 13, 2017, 12:17:57 PMThey can be annoying :) They think the music I like is old
Quote from: walkstall on January 13, 2017, 12:49:31 PMWelcome to the adult world.
Quote from: Solar on January 13, 2017, 01:17:08 PMI met a guy in his late 30s that asked if I'd ever heard of Steely Dan, Journey, Doobie Brothers.I said, of course, they were huge in the 70s, he was so excited that he met someone that actually remembered music from the 70s.My look to the kid that just made me feel like a dusty old history book, was. For most of us, the 70s were just yesterday, the end of Nam, the rise of Carter that ushered in Reagan a precursor to the Conservative movement coming back.Sad thing is, for many young voters today, 911 is only found in history books.If you want the Conservative perspective from people that lived it, stick around. Our take on things is nothing like you've ever heard before.
Quote from: walkstall on January 13, 2017, 01:26:19 PM You young people, I look back on the 30's and 40's. But I do love my country music.
Quote from: Solar on January 13, 2017, 01:35:13 PMMy real favorites are 40s and 50s music.I was raised around polka and swing. Polka as in the old country German polka from the 18th and 19th century, though I never thought much of it at the time, thought it really hokey, I often wonder what people think when they hear it playing in my truck today.