Oprah to India: You still eat with your hands? o0

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Nantucket said:
Why do so many Indians always want to study in England? Go to America - it's bigger and there is so much more stuff to do and see. England is a small island with a shit economy, a huge population and a cold weather.

I would much rather go to the states!
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Flizzick said:
Last time I checked you eat food with your mouth.
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So Oprah's never eaten with her hands? That's a laugh!

Anyway I eat probably 60% of my food with my hands, really the only things I don't eat with my hands are like soup, salad, eggs, rice, you know, things that aren't really solid.

Andy Shandy said:
It depends on the food, but I tend to eat most food with my hands.

Also this is the only Oprah-related thing I know of.

I freaking love that.
 

J Tyran

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Nantucket said:
Why do so many Indians always want to study in England? Go to America - it's bigger and there is so much more stuff to do and see. England is a small island with a shit economy, a huge population and a cold weather.

I would much rather go to the states!
There are huge Indian communities here in the UK. Many family's take students in as well and a lot of Indians have relatives here. Maybe less of a culture shock that way. We have as much stuff to do and loads of stuff to see, the only thing we really lack are the impressive and super massive geological attractions like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone park. Besides there are other advantages to the UK like the NHS, that alone is worth a bit of wind and rain.
 

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Oprah...I...*Sigh*


I've never been a supporter of Oprah. She g\helped people and that was that. Good for her.

Build a school in Africa. Good job.

Bring a man to tears in front of his family and not at least apologize....I'm at a loss for words.

"When their older daughter told Oprah that she?d like to go to London to study further, Oprah also played her role as American ambassador to the hilt and said, ?No. Come to America, it?s a lovely country. It?s the best?."

Because there education is so good.
 

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Frankster said:
-Telling the eldest daughter whose dream is to go study in england that she should go to america instead cos "its the best" (insert america fuck yeah song here).
there's something funny about you bringing that up while butchering the English language. I'm not a grammar nazi and I mean no offense, but still.
 

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>Oprah being a ***** to people in poverty.

>Me expecting the good people of the Escapist to finally come together to have an intelligent conversation.

>Majority of posts being "Lol, the fuck she tripping on? I can eat things like pizza and burgers with my hands!" even though she was talking about less solid foods.

>My head banging against my desk in shame and disappointment.
 

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Oprah is just a dumb materialistic *****. The amount of stupid coming out of her is amazing. What's more amazing is how many people listen to every word she says like it's gospel.
 

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Really, the only things I don't eat by hand, are things that are impractical to eat without utensils, like hot foods, or soup.
 

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J Tyran said:
Nantucket said:
Why do so many Indians always want to study in England? Go to America - it's bigger and there is so much more stuff to do and see. England is a small island with a shit economy, a huge population and a cold weather.

I would much rather go to the states!
There are huge Indian communities here in the UK. Many family's take students in as well and a lot of Indians have relatives here. Maybe less of a culture shock that way. We have as much stuff to do and loads of stuff to see, the only thing we really lack are the impressive and super massive geological attractions like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone park. Besides there are other advantages to the UK like the NHS, that alone is worth a bit of wind and rain.
I live in Leicester.
We have the Golden Mile and the biggest Asian population in the United Kingdom so we have numerous students who come over to study. Heck, a lot of people just migrate here. Our Diwali is awesome and apparently bigger than some of the celebrations in India (and you get free food).

I am just saying if I was given the choice to study here or in the United States I would go to the United States. The weather is better, things are a lot cheaper and there are more things to do for young people. You can drink at 18 here sp most of the students just go into the Scream Pubs for £1 vodkas.

America is supposed to be the land of the free and yet people tend to come to this very expensive island. I just question why. That is all.
 

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I just want the international community at large to know that even Americans hate Oprah at this point. She really comes across as foolish and misinformed on several levels.
 

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Zachary Amaranth said:
Frankster said:
-Telling the eldest daughter whose dream is to go study in england that she should go to america instead cos "its the best" (insert america fuck yeah song here).
there's something funny about you bringing that up while butchering the English language. I'm not a grammar nazi and I mean no offense, but still.
I can go back and correct my mistakes right down to capitalizing I in "I" and correcting things like cos=because but to do so would be to betray the artistic integrity of my original post.

No offence taken, but i do think you're a tad over dramatic if my op is "butchering" the english language in your eyes ;)
 

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Ah Oprah I never understood why she became so popular. I don't actively dislike her or anything, and I'm fairly sure this whole incident is fairly overblown, but I just never understood what was so appealing about her show and related franchise. Except for the chance at winning a free car for being a part of the audience, but that only started to happen after she built up her franchise.

Also even Americans eat with there hands on a regular basis. Everyone does as that is one of their primary functions. If your hand directly touches the food it is the same thing.
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WaysideMaze said:
I've ranted before about how we don't need cutlery. Usually drunk, to my friends.

What food can't be eaten without cutlery?
Soup, rice, mashed potatoes, lentils, applesauce, ice cream, custard, pudding, mousse, jello, minced meat, beans, eggs, porridge, breakfast cereal, yoghurt... all things which would be much harder to eat without some kind of utensil.

God bless forks, spoons and the USA.
You can eat all of those very easily without utensils. I personally wouldn't want to eat breakfast cereal or ice cream without utensils, but I'd be perfectly fine eating the rest. I regularly eat apple sauce and yogurt without utensils in fact. I would also eat custard that way if I ate it regularly.
 

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Does anyone else think that maybe she's not quite as much of a culturally insensitive **** as the article would lead you to believe but instead being the showman that she is giving her target audience exactly what they want to see?

Remember that her target audience is middle-aged suburban middle class housewives who probably have very little exposure to other cultures outside of what they see on TV and in movies or read about in books or things they've heard from their other middle class soccer mom friends. Maybe they've heard on the news about how poor a large segment of the population in India is, and now here comes Oprah to reinforce that by tearing down a poor Indian family and now by proxy these people get to feel better about themselves because they're not poor like that. Then it's "Oh look! These people don't use silverware like normal people! How funny and quaint!" again leading to that satisfying feeling of superiority because here in America we have our high tech silverware for eating food.

Oprah is still a *****, because since at least the mid 90's she's been throwing fuel on the panic fires of just about every bullshit panic issue the media had dug up or invented for the sake of ratings and the fact that she gives people shit on her show and donates money to charity doesn't automatically make her a good person, especially when she rambles on about it on TV all the time.

Remember that stunt she pulled a few years ago where she gave a bunch of people in the crowd cars? Anyone else also remember that most of those people didn't get to keep those cars because the IRS expected them to pay income tax on the value of the car?

Who else thinks Oprah knew that was going to happen and was just hoping the news media would keep quiet and she'd get to look like an awesome person for giving a bunch of people that couldn't otherwise afford a new car all new cars? Or if it did get reported on the news which it did to some extent that the IRS would get made out to look like the bad guys for keeping those poor people down by not letting them have those cars.
 

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idarkphoenixi said:
Well...yes? Not sure where I said they needed to be American, in fact I was pointing out the ignorance of someone clearly living in her own little bubble, where her ways are the best and we all need to fall in line. Obviously it's a cultural thing that goes without saying but they don't just do it for no other purpose than that. They have a reason which is: It's more hygienic, especially in a place like India. Try eating with the wrong hand over there and people will almost puke from how disgusting you're being.

Also, 10,000 years? I think you're overshooting just a little bit buddy.
Protip: When you live in and have grown up in a place with bacteria-filled water, you can pretty much handle most of what the running water's got. Compared to outsiders, anyway.

Also, humans have been in southern Asia for approximately 30,000 years. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India#Ancient_India]