The first thing I ever heard about Americans was that they all carried guns. Then, when I came across people who’d had direct contact with this ferocious-sounding tribe, I learned that they were actually rather friendly. At university, friends who had traveled in the United States came back with more detailed stories, not just of the friendliness of Americans but also of their hospitality (which, in our quaint English way, was translated into something close to gullibility)...Enjoy the entire article here: "My American Friends" by Geoff Dyer.
Monday, January 4, 2010
One Englishman's View of Americans
Ever wonder what folks "across the pond" think of their cousins in the colonies? A humorous and insightful commentary by Geoff Dyer appeared recently in the New York Times: