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To Hwlgh1... and all.
I learn new words and slangs everyday... depends who you are talking to, most times, people are kind to answer your question, "What did you just say?""What does that mean?"|
My husband is American, he teaches me not only the language but the American culture as well...
When I was in college, culture shocks came almost everyday, and with my full awareness... American food, supermarket, WalMart, 7-11, etc. News, media, first amendment to constitution...
After college, I was working in the hotel industry, because that was my major. After working in the hotel industry for five years, I collected more culture shocks... although I would say I was less "shocking".
Almost a year ago, I left my beloved hotel job and started my own business, then married my husband. We now work the same business together...
More recent culture shocks are: the movie "Team American" which I don't think you guys will see in China; Slurpee from 7-11 (it's a soft drink that has tiny ice cubes mixed with syrups of different flavors.)... The muppet show... Oh, these things I will learn my whole life, the most important thing is I enjoy learning it, so they are almost not "shocking."
Ok, if any American folks happen to read this posting, they'll be smiling or laughing just like my husband.
You know how sometimes we laugh at foreigners about their disvovery of Chinese tradition or food, etc....