Thursday, October 19, 2006

Only one in eight Americans addicted to the Internet. What are the rest up to?

Another shock report from the US suggests that 175 million of its citizens are not spending large amounts of time using the Internet. Kinda makes you wonder what those folk can be doing doesn’t it? They can’t all be watching repeats of Friends can they?

Perhaps one of my tiny band of readers from the US could shed some light?

I wish this blog had some regular visitors from Canada, Central or South America. They might be able to tell me how they feel about the term ‘American’ being used to refer only to those who live in the USofA? Imagine how the French or the British would react if ‘European’ meant ‘German’ to the rest of the world.

2 Comments:

At 12:27, Blogger Gregg said...

Imagine how the French or the British would react if ‘European’ meant ‘German’ to the rest of the world.

For better or worse, I shouldn't think most people in Britain would mind one bit. Inversely, however, I know a lot of people in the other three constituent countries get annoyed when people (stereotypically, Americans) use "English" to mean "British".

 
At 13:18, Blogger Hughes Views said...

Thanks gregg - good point about the English/British business and you're right about the European thing - it's a pity so many English people still think European is a rude word! By the way I do mean English and not British in this context!

 

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