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The pitfalls of marrying an American woman

Celebrity gossip is not my first choice of reading material, but this week’s article about the Gwyneth Paltrow/Chris Martin split from the Telegraph offers a hilarious commentary on European-American relationships.

The Pitfalls of Marrying an American Woman

The evidence hits far too close to home :

To marry an American is to accept the word “woo!” into your life. The word is not in any dictionary, but is written deep inside an American’s heart and soul. To an American, if anything vaguely good is happening, one must emit a “woo”. Perhaps a baseball team has hit a baseball. Or a tray of cupcakes successfully made it from the kitchen to a living room table. Anything dimly positive can be greeted with a overly-loud, obnoxiously out-of-context: “WOOO! YEAH! Cupcakes! Awesome!”. It is insufferable.

Excuse me while I look up more recipes for cupcakes. Woo!

More English Class

The participants in my English classes have been very enthusiastic and dedicated so far. With many of the groups, I am reviewing the present tense (simple and continuous), and beginning to get people involved in literature and TV series. Some of the more advanced groups have started to read The Hunger Games and Fahrenheit 451, and some of by beginner groups are going to watch The Walking Dead and How I Met Your Mother. Needless to say, this makes working extra hours enjoyable.

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