Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 264

Fall Traditions

Fall is brilliant in the USA – it’s like the Americans can always find an excuse to find something to celebrate.

Like this…..

Paul Bunyan thing

Paul Bunyan thing

What’s this all about? In Fort Bragg, California on Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, this festival honours the industry’s famous life-logger, Paul Bunyan (him of American folklore) and celebrates the community’s history. The three-day festival includes a logging show competition where participants battle for prize money in categories such as log rolling, axe throwing, chainsaw bucking and hand chopping. Other weekend events feature a forest exposition, two parades, tricycle races, an ugly dog contest, horseshoe tournament, pie sale and water fight. More Paul Bunyan days occur across the nation at various times throughout the year.

Wow, how about that for a truly American experience! An ugly dog contest?! Hahahaha! πŸ™‚

Check the others out!

Brit / American podcast!

Featuring me! Yey! πŸ˜‰

http://www.transatlanticallyspeaking.com/2013/10/11/greetings-from-merryland/

I can TALK (a lot) so they cut it down (we were chatting for an hour!) – but do listen to it all, cos it’s worth it, and I start nattering about 13 mins in. How much do I love drive-thru banking! I can’t pronounce Cinco de Mayo! It was hilarious fun! Get a cuppa and listen in, folks! Enjoy πŸ™‚

How does a Brit say 'Maryland'...?

How does a Brit say ‘Maryland’…?

The Washington Redskins Debate

There is a debate taking place in the NFL, the media and pretty much every social media outlet in the USA about the Washington Redskins and whether or not the name of the team is insulting and disrespectful.

For the past 14 years, Dan Snyder, principal owner of the Washington Redskins football franchise, has defied calls from activists and journalists to change his team’s name and Indian logo to something less β€œoffensive.”

The current logo

The current logo

President Barack Obama jumped into the dispute too, saying that if he owned the team, he would consider changing the name. The name is one which American Indians and others have long pilloried as racist for a long while.

Reports today say that the days of the Washington Redskins are coming to an end.

Whether you think the name is an outrage or that the debate is a contrived controversy is irrelevant. The name isn’t going to last and likely will be changed soon, says USA today.

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4 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 264

  1. Andy says:

    Your podcast debut was the dogs bollocks! (I wonder what Americans make of that term) πŸ™‚

    Re. The Redskins, there is a precedent for DC teams to change their names. The basketball team used to be called ‘The Bullets’ but the name was changed in the 90’s when crime was so bad in Washington and shootings were a daily event that the name became a bit of an embarrassment..

  2. Turf lover says:

    Just listened to your entire podcast and it was so great, so funny too! What do u think about talking more about stay at home moms like you? I’m one- my oldest is in kindergarten and youngest and last is in preschool.

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