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Comparative culture


• Cursing in Ireland and the Netherlands...

Dutch customs and characteristics...

Languages — Spanish, Dutch, and variations of English...

Pedestrianism in Holland and Ireland...

• ¡ Bombonas! — Gas canisters for a Spanish apartment...

• The near-ubiquitous European "enjoy your meal."

Mysteries of the Irish house...

Smoking in Romania....

Irish gestures...

• "Back in a minute" in Ireland....

Generalizations — wrong but pretty much true...

Don't be offended...

Americans think busy....

• The "Do you understand this" (in English) phenomenon...

• "Gross" — American feminist critique...

Europeans are generally quite prejudiced....

American media are professional, at least....

Why are Britons healthier than Americans?...

Pool in Ireland...

Comparative drinking...