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08 September 2004 @ 09:26 pm
Today appeared to be the start of the international students. UEA has some degrees which come with a year abroad, and some sort of reciprocal arrangement with the institutions the students go to for that year. I don't notice the foreign language ones so much, but every year the new students from the states force themselves on my notice - partly just because I can understand them, and partly coz they're pretty loud. I think by the time they go away at the end of the year they've mellowed a bit, both in accent and in volume - become just that little bit more British - and so one forgets how very American they were to start off with. Overheard snippets of conversation:

"It's so totally the best time to visit the US now, the exchange rate's just, like, totally awesome, it's, like, you go into a store and see, like, this top and it's, like, 20 dollars and that's only, like, ten pounds, it's totally awesome"

"And I said to Mom "Mom! You can't put Baby Jesus out now, you can't put Baby Jesus out till Christmas Day"..."
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Blackfield "Blackfield"
8bit plastic love machine: angel - running like a dorkgravilim on September 8th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
But, like, Maaaargaret, it totally IS the best time! That's a hella good exchange rate, you like, can SO spend like nothing and get tons of stuff! I was all wow! when I saw it, or something!

Martin Atkins: normalmart on September 8th, 2004 01:04 pm (UTC)

A couple of my friends are going to be at UEA this year, including Alex who you met briefly at Kartouche many moons ago. Although I remembered you worked at a university, I didn't notice that you work at this particular one before! It's a funny old world.