Originally Posted by Hassan i Sabbah
Well, Carol, New York rules.
I live in London, which is thin on hope and manners. New York has plenty of each.
It's really ironic that you say that, Hassan, because we in the rest of the country generally think of New Yorkers (the ones in NYC, I mean) as incredibly rude. To us, they are the paragon of rudeness.
Ah, but the *hope* thing. Yes, we Americans 'do' have plenty of hope. Our nation was founded on it, and it's like the very 'blood' that courses through our veins. I honestly think our hope, optimism, and can-do attitudes are the best parts of what it means to be an American.
And the architectures great,
But how could it possibly compare to those fascinating old London buildings, from four and five hundred years ago - and even much, much older?
...and the drinks are stronger.
Now 'this' amazes me.
I thought Brits were always talking about how American drinks were like watered-down horse pi$$. But maybe they were just referring to American 'beer', which IS pretty awful, and not our hard-liquor drinks?
And it sort of rocks.
I am very happy to hear this. Maybe I'll have to visit New York too.
My ex is 'Merican, and I've seen a lot of the America that many Euro-types I suppose don't (although I've only seen the coasts...)
Ah, but the coasts are the 'best', in some ways.
If you spend much time on the *Oregon* coast, Hassan... you'll never go back home.