Monday, November 28, 2005

Things you’ve always wondered about Americans but were afraid to ask

I’ll start with a brief list of random facts:

1)Yes, it’s true. Lots of American teenagers think that oral sex “doesn’t count.” And most define “oral sex” as “blow job.” We haven’t quite reached gender equality in this aspect.
2)Lots of American parents think that if you don’t tell your kids about sex, they won’t have it.
3)Lots of American parents think that if you tell your kids about “safe sex” at school, you are only going to encourage them to have it.
4)On the 4th of July, we all take American flags and turn them into Greek togas. Then we run around singing “God Bless America.”
5)Lots of things (other than driving) do happen in cars. I had my first kiss in the back of a pick up at a drive-in-movie.

Now it's your turn. Finish the question "Is it true that...?" and I'll see what I can do about finding an answer for you.


Anonymous Fredrik said...

Is it true that dating in America is a somewhat casual activity all the way to the altar? (and after that you´re seriously in trouble ;)
For Swedes it seems to be the other way around.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Joshua_Tree said...

Is it true that americans think of Europe as a nation? Are americans as bad at geography as mr Lenos Jaywalk makes us believe?

3:57 PM  
Blogger Swedish Girl said...

Is it true that dating in Sweden means getting drunk, getting into bed and then meeting up for the famous "fika" do discuss if this is something they want to happen on a regular basis?

No, of course not...

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that the majority of all women would prefer the macho behaviour of a baseballcap-wearing man and his 18th century definition of oral sex, over the much discussed "fika situation"?

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fredrik: Yes and yes, unfortunately. /me dated all the way up to marriage. BAD IDEA. I think the mate first, date second description is much more efficient :)

joshua_tree: It's weird, some seem to but they also understand the differences between the nationalities. I guess they see it in much the same way they view the US (northeast is different from the southeast is different from the deep south is different from the mid-west is different from the northwest is different from the southwest is different from the west, whew). What's amusing about this question is that with the advent of the EU it seems to many in the US that Europeans want to have something very similar to the US, but don't want to be considered the same as the French ;)

swedish_girl: I don't think it's true. I always skipped fika and went back to repeat Day/Night 1. It worked quite well until I got into some of the same problems with Swedish names that FC mentioned (too many names that were the same in the black book).

anonymous: It sounds like you're describing the high-school crowd in the US.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true that Miranda in Sex & the City is supposed to be "the ugly one"?

8:08 AM  

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