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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by Soma on Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:56 pm

    Yes. 16 stone is 224 pounds.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by Pete Best on Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:03 pm

    I think it was about a poorly advertised hooker that Rossdale wanted to nail.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by undo on Mon May 27, 2013 4:28 am

    How do you feel about badger culling?
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    Post by Bruegel on Tue May 28, 2013 3:19 am

    ^ i'm not convinced. might be worth it just to piss brian may off though.
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    Post by Bruegel on Tue May 28, 2013 3:19 am

    actually, scrap that. i just remembered this:




    save the badgers!!!
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    Post by Bruegel on Tue May 28, 2013 3:22 am

    lol. i think badger just joined us too:
    http://lopp2.forumotion.com/u46


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    Post by Bruegel on Tue May 28, 2013 3:31 am

    US dude owned the cheese rolling this year (viewers of a squemish disposition should look away @2:37)

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    Post by Bruegel on Tue May 28, 2013 3:35 am

    ninja @2:20 ftw
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by Duff... on Wed May 29, 2013 7:30 pm

    Do you assholes really go around throwing away perfectly good pizza?
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    Post by undo on Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:49 am

    http://fuckyouneilkulkarni.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/peace-in-love-columbia.html

    Is this band a big thing now? I've never heard of them before.
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    Post by Pete Best on Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:35 am

    ^ 9/10 in NME. But not really, no more popular than say The Maccabees were for their first album.

    In British questions for American people...

    I know this guy was on Freakanomics Radio the other week but the fuck at $2.13/hour! You'd struggle to buy a newspaper on a Sunday with that (£1.36)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22846846
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    Post by reuben on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:24 am

    That's why people tip ~18 percent.  Some waiters bring home my weekly salary in cash on a good night.
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    Post by Bruegel on Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:40 am

    phew. I'd calculated that I earn their weekly salary (assuming 45 hrs) in less than 2 hrs.

    makes more sense now.
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    Post by Pete Best on Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:37 am

    I never realised America was so badly in need of a minimum wage, the numbers in the podcast and that article suggest that the average US citizen pays out somehwere between $167 and $200 a year in tips.
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    Post by Pete Best on Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:43 am

    Then again I paid more than that in income tax that went on to become tax credits last year.
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    Post by Bruegel on Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:15 am

    was gonna say, i tip @ 10% but pay 40% tax. swings and roundabouts.
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    Post by Bruegel on Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:15 am

    in fact, I'm probably getting hit in the teeth by a few swings.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:18 am

    good wording, good boarding
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by reuben on Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:43 am

    The Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour.  It will go up to $9 by 2015 in New York and has reached that level already in a few other states.  Whether that is a living wage is debatable.


    The minimum wage for tipped employees requires that the employees earn at least the Federal Minimum wage, but gives employers a credit for tips above the $2.13/hour that the waiter receives (in the states that use it:
    http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm

    At least that's how it is supposed to work and restaurant workers are supposed to report all cash tips on their personal income taxes, but they would prefer that you tip them in cash and not write the tip in on your credit card slip.
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    Post by reuben on Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:51 am

    Since large groups of Americans are usually bad at math, many restaurants these days will automatically include gratuity in the bill for parties of six or more.  It is a silly system but not any sillier than the charge for bread or the restaurant cover charges that are common in other countries.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by reuben on Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:58 am

    Pete Best, do you really buy a newspaper every hour?
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    Post by chrondog on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:44 pm

    Another American tipping custom of note is the "tip jar" which is often next to the register at many service establishments for you to tip the register worker/food & drink preparer. If you're the type that buys a $1.50 coffee in the morning then drops your 50 cents change in the tip jar that adds up over the course of a year. I would estimate that I tip almost $100 yearly in just change dropped into jars.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by chrondog on Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:45 pm

    I'm the classy type of dude who tips 33% on his $15 hair cuts Cool
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:03 pm

    my last $15 haircut i told her to "keep it all", and she thought i said "keep one", so she asked me again, "how much change?" and i again said "keep it all" and she was really happy and i don't know if she thinks asking me twice got her a better tip or not.  anyway, it was really awkward and i'll probably never go there again because of that.
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    Re: [solved]American questions for British people

    Post by chrondog on Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:06 pm

    that's my favorite tipping phrase to use

    "keep it all"

    invokes an immediate crushing it feeling

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