Chatting Round the World Survival Guide


Over the years I have collected generic anecdotes which come in handy when I meet people that aren’t from Monkstown. ‘When I ask where are you from?’ Im not trying to be racist.Im not looking to see if you are coming over here and taking our jobs or giving Northern Irelands gene pool a much needed stir. I genuinely just want to chat. I’m just trying to find common ground. Something to start the chat. Once that ground has been established then off we go!!! I often find that the next thing I bring up is whatever little known fact I have stored in my brain about that place. I realise that could be offensive but as the old saying goes ‘If you offend everyone in the world, you offend no one in the world’. So here is a list of what I will say to you if you mention the city or country or continent where you are from. Starting with Northern Ireland then branching out, It is clear that my knowledge gets vaguer the further away I get.

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Every American News Report Ever


Are you a journalist in America feeling the pressure to meet deadlines? Don’t you wish there was a handy template out there that you could slightly alter to report 90% of the news stories that happen in your country? news-guyWell fear not. I have taken the time and effort so you don’t have to. The next time you are in a rush as a reporter just copy and paste the text below taking out the bits in brackets that don’t apply. This is valid until November 2016 at least.
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