Category Archives: Conversations with Americans

Conversations with Americans: geography, again.

Them: Look! Michael sent a picture of himself in the Sistine Chapel!!! (Pauses, thinking)…where’s the Sistine Chapel?
Me: It’s in Rome.
Them: Right!!!…where’s Rome?
Me: (Bangs head against wall).

Conversations with Americans: wildlife

Me (upon finding a snake on the trail): Are you any good at identifying snakes?

Them: Yup. That’s a snake.

Me (bangs head against wall).


Them: So, when you lived in London –

Me: I didn’t live in London; I lived in England.

Them (thoughtful silence): Um…what’s the difference between London and England?

Me: (Bangs head against wall).