Teaching the English how to give thanks

Posted on November 30, 2008 by yankeebean


67% – Hell yeah! I’m having a big bash and educating the masses.

25% – I don’t know, but I’m so homesick that all I wanna do is eat Mac and Cheese or Hershey’s Peanutbutter Cups… and I want to talk to my Mom.

8% – Nope, when in England, do as the English do.

0% – I’m going back home for Thanksgiving! WOOP!

0% – I’ll have turkey, but it’s going to be a quiet one this year.

The results of the Thanksgiving poll are in!!  It seems the majority of you are determined to, not only celebrate, but drag English people along for the ride.  A whopping 67% of you held your very own Thanksgiving bashes.  Hoorah!!

I had a few people over for Thanksgiving dinner (English neighbors and stuff), and it was awesome.  I could do no wrong because I’m ‘the expert’ (ha!).  If anyone corrected my pronunciation or terminology, I ‘won’ because it’s my holiday and so everyone just went along for the ride.  And by the end of the night, some of the Brits were pronouncing things the American way… y’know… for authenticity :)

Also, by the end of the night, everyone seemed agreed that England should seriously consider adopting Thanksgiving as a holiday, too.

It’s only a matter of time now… we must keep educating the masses!!

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What Others Are Saying

  1. Severs August 12, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Good for you.
    Christmas without presents? Interesting idea.

  2. pacificyorkshirebird December 2, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    You are so right that you can’t make any thanksgiving mistake when you are the only American in the place – takes off any pressure!

    We didn’t do much for thanksgiving this year, but we arrived in America 3 days later and went out to a local restaurant specializing in turkey dinners. So we kinda faked it!

  3. yankeebean November 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    I’m with you Iota!! My family put a ban on Christmas presents this year and I’m looking forward to just spending some time with everyone. Time is the best part, anyway :)

  4. Iota November 30, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    I really like Thanksgiving. It’s like Christmas without the presents, and then you get Christmas a month later too. Win-win.

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