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Mirza
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7/9/2013 11:49:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/9/2013 11:33:35 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
I gained 80 lbs in the last year to help us win... #patriotism FTW
That's a good one Ma'am!
DetectableNinja
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7/9/2013 11:50:35 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
YES! Finally!
Think'st thou heaven is such a glorious thing?
I tell thee, 'tis not half so fair as thou
Or any man that breathes on earth.

- Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
DanT
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7/10/2013 12:00:51 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/9/2013 10:40:36 PM, ConservativeAmerican wrote:
http://gawker.com...

#merica

Great Britain also replaced the US as the world's worst tourists.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
ConservativeAmerican
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7/10/2013 12:02:17 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/10/2013 12:00:51 AM, DanT wrote:
At 7/9/2013 10:40:36 PM, ConservativeAmerican wrote:
http://gawker.com...

#merica

Great Britain also replaced the US as the world's worst tourists.

I thought it was France for a while, then the US.
DanT
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7/10/2013 12:40:50 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/10/2013 12:02:17 AM, ConservativeAmerican wrote:
At 7/10/2013 12:00:51 AM, DanT wrote:
At 7/9/2013 10:40:36 PM, ConservativeAmerican wrote:
http://gawker.com...

#merica

Great Britain also replaced the US as the world's worst tourists.

I thought it was France for a while, then the US.

Depending on the source; it is either the British, the French, or Canadians.

"Despite their traditional desire to score points off each other, the British and French are competing for the title of "worst tourists," following publication of a study of touristic behavior by nationality conducted by the Expedia travel company. The survey of 4,500 hoteliers named the British as the worst tourists in Europe, but the French the worst worldwide.

Rather than focus on the poor showing of France, England"s traditional enemy, much of the British media highlighted their own country"s embarrassing bottom rating in Europe, while the French media returned the compliment by focusing on France"s "worst tourist" rating globally. Both countries seemed perversely proud of winning a booby prize."

http://csis.org...

I believe that was back in 2009.... A more recent study, from 2011 names the British as the worst tourists.

The study has 5 categories, and ranks countries accordingly.

Not attempting the language
1. British
2. Americans
3. Russians
4. French
5. Germans

Being Rude
1. Russians
2. Germans
3. Americans
4. British
5. French

Being drunk and disorderly
1. British
2. Americans
3. Russians
4. French
5. Germans

Not trying the local cuisine
1. British
2. Germans
3. Chinese
4. Russians
5. French

Not tipping
1. British
2. Germans
3. Chinese
4. Russians
5. French

http://www.skyscanner.net...

I was reading some commentaries from Greece and other Mediterranean countries, and they claimed that the worst customers to have are the British.

Here is one of the articles I found, titled "British Tourists Are the Lousiest Tourists in the World".
http://www.vice.com...

It covers many points, including the frequency in which British tourists are arrested or killed on vacation.
"According to a study conducted by the British Foreign Office, more than 6,000 Brits found themselves behind bars on holiday last year, and over 3,700 ended up in casualty. The number of those who died in a foreign country rose by four percent.

Considering you think it's a good idea to spend your days jumping off balconies into hotel swimming pools, it isn't much of a surprise. It's also of no use to me. How am I supposed to pry money out of a dead tourist?"
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
Noumena
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7/10/2013 12:45:48 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
We can't even win the "drunk and disorderly" category?

This country....where did she go?
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
DanT
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7/10/2013 12:46:39 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Here is another interesting statistic.

"According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom 1 in 7 Brits had sex in a public place whilst away. Apparently one in 20 even got naked or mooned someone in public.
It was also discovered that every second British woman sunbathed topless (with most not even checking if it were a no-no in the country)."
http://www.british-explorer.co.uk...
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
DanT
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7/10/2013 12:48:23 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/10/2013 12:45:48 AM, Noumena wrote:
We can't even win the "drunk and disorderly" category?

This country....where did she go?

We were competing with the British. They have minimum drink requirements over-there.
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
Noumena
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7/10/2013 1:04:24 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I'm also disappointed we didn't lead the world in public shagging. That sounds like a marvelous thing for a nationality to be known for.
: At 5/13/2014 7:05:20 PM, Crescendo wrote:
: The difference is that the gay movement is currently pushing their will on Churches, as shown in the link to gay marriage in Denmark. Meanwhile, the Inquisition ended several centuries ago.
DanT
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7/10/2013 12:02:36 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/10/2013 1:04:24 AM, Noumena wrote:
I'm also disappointed we didn't lead the world in public shagging. That sounds like a marvelous thing for a nationality to be known for.

Americans were actually voted as the best tippers.
http://www.skyscanner.net...
"Chemical weapons are no different than any other types of weapons."~Lordknukle
Thaddeus
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7/10/2013 12:37:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/10/2013 12:02:36 PM, DanT wrote:
At 7/10/2013 1:04:24 AM, Noumena wrote:
I'm also disappointed we didn't lead the world in public shagging. That sounds like a marvelous thing for a nationality to be known for.

Americans were actually voted as the best tippers.
http://www.skyscanner.net...

I'm not surprised we were the worst tippers. Tipping is not really a thing here. Service charges at better restaurants, but no-one expects it or gets pissed if people don't tip even then.