I'm taking this move to the states very seriously and I'm reading up on everything that could be good to know. Making jokes for example, as I would like to see myself as a person who includes lots of humour in the everyday life. I realize I have a lot to work on, on that one. The authors of Culture Wise America - The Essential Guide to Culture, Customs & Business Etiquette tells me the following:
"Irony and sarcasm are rarely encountered and may even be frowned upon, since many Americans simply don't understand it" (2009:39).
After reading this, I just want to quote a famous American character saying "Doh!" What else do I know than irony and sarcasm, being brought up in the ironical generation? Is that not a whole generation? Is it limited to a particular Swedish generation? It will absolutely be my mission to find out whether or not this is true. If it is so, this whole entry probably didn't go through.
I will work on the irony and sarcasm thing. Nobody wants to be "The Weird Person Who Gives Everybody The Look Of A Goldfish" while trying to entertain and be funny.