Lithuania is mostly beautiful countryside peppered with the occasional farm. The occasional farm is peppered with a sunburned farmer loading hay onto a mule-drawn cart with an 1873 pitchfork.
Like all Central and Eastern European countries, they look upon Russia with the opposite of fondness.
Perhaps some of the most terrifying drivers in Europe. Aggressive and reckless – passing on curves, over hills, and driving through 8-foot wide pedestrian-laden medieval streets at 90kph.
Signs are largely ignored, as was the construction man who didn’t want people to drive over the bridge. He waved his stop sign, drivers ignored him, he cursed them. Repeat.
According to Andrius the Bellhop, traffic laws are frequently ignored by the “bad boys.” Andrius then made a hand gesture using his thumb and pinky. This apparently means “bad boys.”
Parking involves stopping the car where convenient for you and exiting the vehicle. If you are blocking a main thoroughfare this is unfortunate but not worth addressing.
Parking rules are not particularly known, cared-for, or enforced. Parallel and perpendicular parking are confused a lot.
Meat and potatoes. Potatoes and meat. Meat-stuffed potatoes. All delicious, fatty, hearty fare that one would need if one was going to spend the afternoon loading hay onto a mule-drawn cart with an 1873 pitchfork.
They eat herring.
If you ask anyone in Vilnius what the best beer is, they will tell you it is Svyturus every single time.
As the dollar continues its mighty plummet you can still feel good about ordering Svyturus because it’s cheap.
The default setting for Lithuanian women seems to be gorgeous.
Lithuanian women dress very well and accentuate their naturally stunning selves in a classy and terribly seductive manner. There is much worthy midriff and revealing of the pubic bone.
Lithuanian women seem to get married a lot because I keep seeing bachelorette parties.
Lithuanian women are unapproachable – mainly because of the language barrier and my wife.
Because of the preponderance of gorgeous women, Lithuanian men do not need to be overly testosterone-charged. They’ll wind up with a gorgeous girlfriend anyway. Therefore, they carry man-purses and dress like metrosexuals on a budget.
Lithuanian is a strange language – even to those familiar with Roman or Slavic tongues. It seems to have been made up at a drunken brunch.
Knowing Polish will help you understand and pronounce the accents on the words correctly, but you will still not know what the word means.
Thank You in Lithuanian is “a-choo” which is still hard to say with a straight face after three days of saying it.
When your car breaks down in a wheat field 70km from civilization, it helps to have a wife who speaks Russian, the national back-up language.
When in doubt, add “as” to the end of anything and odds are you will have said a legitimate Lithuanian word.
The capital city of Lithuania is un-navigable and pretty. The road you need to get to Point B is under construction. It helps to have GPS.
The Old Town square is among the largest in Europe. It is teeming with supermodels and men with purses.
The architecture ranges from medieval to really old. As the case with all former Soviet republics it’s filled with misplaced, ugly and decaying gray apartment buildings that everyone curses.
There is a monument to Frank Zappa.
According to a Scottish man inexplicably wearing half a pair of glasses, the monument was lobbied for by a Lithuanian fan who was thrilled that Zappa responded personally to his fan mail. Let this be a lesson to other celebrities: Respond personally to Lithuanian fan mail and you too can have a monument tucked on a side street in Vilnius. Are you listening, John Mayer?
The cancer of Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Mafia, has a presence in Vilnius and is largely involved with the strip club scene. According to a shady man who approached me, if the man with the white Cadillac limousine offers you a “free” ride to some strip club you should really say no.
Hm, the traffic conditions sound amazingly like those here in Taiwan. But at least our folks leave their phone numbers on signs placed on the dash when they park in a convenient spot which obstructs others so the obstructed one can call and request the car be moved.
hey, some info is not very correct. parking is not always following signs, but not that bad for others not to pass. women are nice, but the nicer one is the harder to reach and the lesser brain available for thinking…
“Therefore, they carry man-purses and dress like metrosexuals on a budget.”
Haha. So true…
It’s sad you saw only bad things. It says a lot about your mentality.
To 500cbfan. Traffic in Lithunia isn’t like in Taiwan, it’s quite good. Better than in Poland although.
Rima, it’s even worse to ignore bad things. Optimism is good thing in general, but it’s blind in your case. Article is very good, and thank god author didn’t meet lithuanian police.
Oh that is so true, very funny and sharp. It isn’t a bad country, there are lots of good things too but you have to look for those right along. Anyway, the situation is gettin’ better all the time! Cheers!
Notes on our language couldnt be more true! lol!
“Notes on our language couldnt be more true! lol!”
Jurga – it shows level of your knowledges about your own language.
I can understand when things like that is writing some foreighner, who’s tongue is made from wood (and who gets information about language only from signs, it shows his “level” of intelekt for sure) and who’s language sounds like he would be speaking with a hot potato in his mouth – bla bla bla ahr… bla bla bla ahr… But when lithuanian shows that his understanding of his language is such, i feel only pity for that dum person.
“Rima, it’s even worse to ignore bad things.”
Vytas – worse when to try find only a bad things?
Lets remember what Lithuanian proverbs are saying about it :) :
Pig will find dirt everywhere he will look, or if you want to strike you will always find a stick.
Oll that report shows mentality and intelect of worker class person whos understanding about something lays on beer, dresses and “cool” facts (like Zapa sculpture), and if it is he on a picture it is not for him to speak about dressing.
are you brave enough to let these comments apear?
Rima seems a bit of a partyas pooperas, lacking the humoras.
Kestutis, you didn’t get the point. I’m not saying that Lithuania is nothing but bad things, please read more carefully. All I’m trying to say is that author pointed out Lithuanian problems very truthfully – in general we drive awfully (that’s why we have so much fatalities on roads), our food is very very very very fat (which is not very good on your heart) and we park even worse than we drive – just remember how much photos of cars in disabled spaces have you seen on Lithuanian websites.
On the other hand – don’t try to tell me that you NEVER told ANYTHING bad about other country. Author of this article has the same right mate, and you have to be fair – he’s not lying.
U’re an idiot. Most of the text are tottaly bullshit.
Are you brave enough to sell a pair of leather pants on e-bay? Do not question the bravery of the Banterist!!
Author, you’re seriously dissapointing me. You are talking about such a nice country and all you can say is some dumb comments on driving and food? Well, nothing more to be expected from numb mcdonalds-addicted coach potato american shithead. A rat, who crawled from pile of crap into a clean street would look exactly like you. You sound just like you found out there is more in this world than america a week ago, and this shock is still torturing you. But hey, there is hope even for you – go to your shrink, eat a couple of burgers, watch a new jerry springer show, and you will be ok in a moment. And forget about leaving your country, the rest of the world is too clean and nice for you to ge there.
I have so much to say about this article as it is so jug-handled. First, I would like to meet this farmer and buy his 1873 pitchfork, because it is a real antique and I would pay good money for that.
Traffic: while living in the states , I understood what is a bad driving – when DL costs 10 bucks you cannot expect anything else. My suggestion – put all Americans on German’s autoban then they’ll start to understand that when they are on the road, they are NOT ALONE. And apparently the author hasn’t been to Italy.
Although all Lithuanians grow up on this “terrible fatty” food, a little percent of nation suffers from overweight – and look at all these beautiful skinny women – supermodels!
Yeah, it is easy to pour sh… on language which you don’t understand. Don’t compare Lithuanian language to Slavic, Roman or Polish, because it doesn’t have anything to do with those languages. If the author dug a little bit deeper he would have found that it is BALTIC language and only two nations speaks it: Lithuanians and Latvians. The best thing about that – nobody in the world can understand us!!!
And Kestutis wrote a very good proverb – the on about the pigs…
After reading this I actually wanted to visit the country… until I started reading the comments from the countrymen (or women).
Now I’m going to go find a Lithuanian humor site, not understand what I’m reading, and write nasty comments to express the depths of my humorlessness.
[ Definitely worth a visit. Just avoid observational humor and don’t get in the white Caddy. -B. ]
“Now I’m going to go find a Lithuanian humor site, not understand what I’m reading, and write nasty comments”
The thing is that we understand what we are reading.
Another thing – don’t forget: we are proud to be Lithuanians.
Alas, thus it can be seen that many people in Lithuania do not understand the definition of “satire” and cannot relate to that form of humor. Was there this sort of response to your China Dispatches, Brian? I don’t recall….I shall have to revisit those posts (among my favorites!) and see.
Hm, seems that the China Dispatches received favorable comments, but most were not from Chinese. There was this one, however, from Jen: “Your posts about China were awesome. Me being Chinese, you kind of don’t notice alot of the really obvious stuff that is just crazy until you hear it from another person. haha.”
Perhaps the Chinese are a bit more light-hearted? I know the ones in Taiwan are. :)
Brian, I truly don’t know which is more funny. Your eloquent and witty observations….or when readers totally miss the point.
By the way, can you pass a message to Diddy for me?
It’s even worse when Lithuanians start praising this article. And yes, I really don’t understand this so called humour. I would smile on the satire written by an intellectual, but not the one who’s affected by “healthy” hamburgers. To compare Lithuanian (Baltic) language with Slavic languages – that’s really clever! (Understand this humour?!)
In general – if you want to say bad things about Lithuania (even with humor), don’t say them to Lithuanians. Majority of my fellow men will call you rats (like ami), or even punch you in a face. That’s a shame, but very true.
“The thing is that we understand what we are reading.”
Something is very very wrong with your sence of humor, woman [=
“By the way, can you pass a message to Diddy for me?”
Josh, truly sublime comment.
Wow! What a touchy race (judging by the comments)! Are the pretty girls equally touchy?
Might like to go there then.
Lithuania is cool Country. I must admit that the author is mostly right. But I don’t agree with facts about food. National food is really fat, but there are many good restaurants and cafes in Vilnius with all kinds of foods. Your right to choose.
Russian mafia? :)) Who told you that? LOL. Driving to strip club for free is common thing in Western countries. You should know that already…
Brian, as always, your travelogs are at least the equal of Bill Bryson. Funny yet informative.
I’m not too far away from Lithuania and I have a GPS. Guess I know where I’ll be going when I get some more vacation time!
ech, someone put out correct note about touchy posters. this article, looks fine to me, most of you are sick with damn inferiority complex. don’t overeact because its pathetic. My nationality is Lithuanian and this article is ok.
Man, you have a fantastic sence of humour :) I’ve been laughing reading article since start till beginning. I must agree with most things, well maybe except the traffic, it ain’t worse than in France or Italy :) Glad you liked Vilnius (or at least it seemed that you did), drop me an e-mail when you’re back, i’ll buy you a glass of “Svyturys” :)
Ordinary Western piece of sh*t. That’s it. Go, consume.
The story was very simple. One day Jonh or doesn’t matter what was his name desided to write article about Lithuania, but for that he had only one day. Came on Saturday night and saw some bachelorette parties. Conclusion Lithuanian women seem to get married. But he saw so many pretty ladies such as he see only on TV in his native state. Conclusion Lithuanian men have gorgeous girlfriends. John encouraged himself and tried to start conversation with one of the ladies and what a shame she didn’t speak or didn’t want to speak English. Conclusion Lithuanian language have been made up at the drunken brunch. Upset and unhappy John desided to drive to the old town and… reconstructions. For God Sake HIS majesty came to Vilnius and these ugly Lithuanian couldn’t stop these road repairings? Not very friendly. And finally after terrible day John desided to have beer. One beer two beer… and life became beautiful. At least something that this intelectual could enjoy in Lithuania:))))))))
Jeez, Brian/Jonh – normally I like to throw down a post comment, but what if they come after me next – with 1873 pitchforks? I’m not immunized against those 19th century diseases, you know that.
I’ll wait for a safer post on, er, radioactive Chinese attack toys.
… and aren’t you sorry you spent an hour hand-cranking the dynamo so that you could post this from the Internetas Cafe?
Everything is overdone! 1% of truth.
All foreigners expressing your thoughts about Lithuania, firstly visit it.
The author couldnt tell more, than his lithuanian friend „Andrius“ told him. The opinion is very simmilar to the type of persons who could not get any education, then get a better job, and who is willing to save some money to go out to Ireland or Spain to work. People like „Andrius“ are the lowest level in community, his words about own country tells a lot, that hes place is somewhere else.
Another thing is that the author mentioned some real points about the driving things or parking, but he does‘nt really understand what he said about our language. It really offended me, and I would wrest your tongue at the next time you would try to tell the things like that about our language and our country! I see that you did not know that this country has many patriots, and every of them will protect their national identity, language, country… So at the next try to visit country, be more tolerant to the persons who don’t reflect the real beauty of life in Vilnius and the all Lithuania.
Don’t compare us with russians, polish and others, they are the reason why we became nation with such a big patriotism, they wanted to break down us, bet they couldn’t do anything. We are still alive and we’ll be.
To all of the readers: Don’t think that one opinion, can show the real view of such a wonderfull country. Don’t believe every word, but come and see the country by your self.
English language would be enough, there is no need russian or polish, cuz only 8% of them lives in the whole country. So enjoy your lives and be tolerant to each other!!!
What can I say… About the comments first. I’m Lithuanian and I don’t feel as insulted as many others here. I didn’t notice the author had any intention to offend our country and people and I don’t consider his comments abusive. I even laughed hard at those international words with “-as” together in one place. They are common in my native language, but I tried to look at them with the eyes of a foreigner. As for the rest of the humour, it’s quite feeble, but it seems to be American style, some American readers apparently enjoyed it- OK, it’s up to them, I’m glad they’re amused.
Jesus, people, I mean, Lithuanian – its just humorous notes about our country. I am Lithuanian myself, but I did not find this article offensive. Although I love my country. Take it easy, people. Dont be so touchy. So what, if the authour is not absolutely true. Still it seemed to me that he liked our country, and little jabs and jeers didn’t make me, unlike the most of you, hate him.
read it, enjoyed it!
I’m lithuanian myself, but i’m more insulted by lithuanian comments ‘menotlikethat’ than by funny and truthfull article:)
Lithuanian language is one of oldest languages in world :)
so your language maybe make drunks
Brian. You have to be kidding me.
No way are these comments real. First off, I really liked the article, excellent wit. The comments though are hilarious. You couldn’t have scripted them better!
Kesutis and Vytas, (seriously), I’ love them. So, kudos to you for the article and even more so for the comments.
Oh, and on the chance that Kesutis and Vytas are real, and its not scripted, then my man you’ve hit the jack pot.
You could run with this Lithuanian stuff and make a career out this type of banter (Who better than the Banterist right?).
I live in Vilnius more than twenty years, I have visited many countries and I can say that this article is not corect. The most incorect thing is abuot russian mafia. This is total bulshit. This white cadilac just atracts people to visit night club. The ride is free, but entrance to the club costs. This is just simple marketing and has nothing to do with russian mafia. The second thing is abuot lithuanian language. Our language is one of the most oldest languages in the world. It was created many centures ago. It is much older than english language. And thd fact that you can get any word just ading “as” to the end of english word is incorect. This is only for international words. Also many other incorect facts are here. I offer author to spent more time here to make a better wiew about Lithuania.
Hey dear Lithuanians, don’t take this article so seriously! :)
It was really fun to read and some things author was right about. Some of cource, not.
Thanks for funny article and welcome to our country again ;)
I guess the author had not seen the whole of Lithuania until he read the coments to his article. This is the worst of Lithuania and I am really ashamed of it.
I enjoyed the article very much, especially the part about driving and parking which is soo true. Most of us are very proud of our unique language, so any comparison to russian or polish is a BIG no-no.
Mostly everything is correct. I loved that comment on women and men with purses hehe!
Kestutis, I do agree with your note to other girl about the language. The only thing we ‘borrowed’ from Poland is the “nose” on vowels! No any other connections!
Now, dear author, I really hope next time you will get more better experiences:)
P.S. Gedi, I really did not understand what you meant in your comment.
This article is so incorect. Just don’t know if I should cry or laugh. Real nonsense. Absurd.
The first phrase, what shoot to my head was “What a f**k?” I don’t have anything to comment more… Someone really wanted to have a fun… Dammit…
I would not recommend to read this article if you are going on a trip to Lithuania because the information is misleading. I would recommend to read this article if you have a bad sense of humour and are bored. Then go and involve yourself in a comment-fight.
As for parking, we have problems. It’s mainly due to a growing number of cars and a limited parking space. Check out inner yards in the sleeping districts. As for the language, -only -as won’t save your a**. Try adding -a for the female and remember that verbs are conjugated. As for the women, it’s true. As for the food, somebody in a comment already said: your right to choose. If you ate it and disliked it, blame it on your bad choice of food and not the food itself.
I’ve been to Lithuania quite a few times. I truly agree with most of the comments about this beautiful country but many are so very untrue. Many different nations have different type of thinking according to the area they live at making them judge things they shouldn’t. I will not start commenting too much here, don’t really want to turn this article into a warzone. Just one thing about parking, it saddens me how many Lithuanian drivers actually park on the spot for people with disability, just because they feel above other when driving some BMW or Mercedes. Another very popular note is very big population of “knackers”. I know it’s full of them in London but in Lithuania is just crazy, found many groups of them in all major cities. Nevertheless, this country is awesome, very beautiful pure of capitalistic and industrial changes, keep it this way. Thank you
This information is wrong! How do you dear say like that about so beautiful country???
Absolutely correct. Aha. Author should write more about this country and its peasants riding their mules with pitchforks from 1873 and the men with purses.
I was planning a trip to Lithuania. Good thing I checked this travel site first. I’d better unpack all of my ironic T-shirts.
I’m lithuanian. And I was laughing while reading this article. Hey, you, all angry lithuania’s, take it easy. Jeah Jeah Jeah, lithuanian is a very very old language, but very funny for a foreinger. It is funny remark about ‘-as’. Some years ago I asked one italian to find a italian word ending with consonant. Was very funny. For both of as. It is easy to laugh about others. Much more heavily to laugh about yourself. Sorry for my english. It’s not my strong. I’m better in german. More better in lithuanian. But no need to translate. You just have to add some ‘-as’ in my comment and all will be ok. Or not?
Hello, i am one of the persons you wrote about, so what do you expected from these country? Many Mc. Donalds restaurants on every corner of every village? So evereybody is different. If you want the same environment you have in your country, so nobody asks you go to Lihuania.
Gourgeuos womman of Lithuania.
Totaly 80% unturue or made up, lithuanians are a bit crazy drivers, signs are almost never ignored and where the hell did u take russian mafia?! :)) we have enough our local one!
I wonder if any of you fellows defending your country have read other articles on this guy’s site. The bulk of it is making fun of American culture in some fashion or another. He doesn’t mean it personally, and it doesn’t mean he didn’t like his stay. That’s the kind of humour that he writes. About his own country as well. Language barrier aside, is there really anything in this that’s seriously offensive? Really. Come on up to Quebec, Brian. There’s reams of funny to be made. I mean, seriously; frogs, man. Frogs. I defy you to come up with something easier to make fun of.
Hey, the article was really funny and not intentionally mean. You brother Lithuanians don’t take it for a real mccoy! gawd!
Author is whippersnapper ass
I am Lithuanian and I will write in pure Lithuanian so everybody will understand:
Commonas peopleas! Thisas reviewas was doneas in “pub styleas”. Its basedas on as personalas experienceas. :) Some of our countrymanas and womenas have same worldwide spreadas problemas – we have loads of peopleas who thinksas that Lithuania is just 100 metersas wide from their standingas pointas. It is why we haveas so manyas differentas opinionsas.
a-choo for attentionas
What can I say – you are poor…
I was amused by the article but I don’t remember the remarks about the language. After reading all of the bristling comments I am forced to go back and read it again.
The article was funny and entertaining to read, because it’s always very curious to know what other people think of you and your country. But…all these posts spoiled this impression. Some people still do not understand, that they can not force visitors of the country to see only “good” things or proper things. Tourists are free to choose what is most interesting for them to see and they have the right to share their experience, it is even not a matter of discussion. After reading some posts I remembered a story, which was told by my father – when he was in the soviet army, one day they were expecting some very important person, general I think, so they had to paint a grass in the yard before the arrival of this official, because it was not green enough! I guess some people would like do do similar decorations in our days so that not to hear anything negative about their country. Actually I even don’t think this article is negative, it’s just slightly and friendly ironical.
Thanks for the hilarious description of my country – I liked every bit, especially about the man-purses (incidentally, it is known to many as “piderastke”, which may offer some clues to the common perception of this accessory and its user). If there is one thing which amazes in Lithuania it is this: how the country which can be ironic enough to have a Frank Zappa monument be at the same time full of complete dolts who are categorically unable to allow a teeny bit of self-irony into their skulls (I am entitled to call them that because I am a Lithuanian too). You should see the jaw-dropping seriousness with which the same people who are offended at your comments take Lithuania’s ritual slaughter at Eurovision. Well-informed comments about Europe-wide conspiracy preventing Lithuania from winning bloom like a thousand crazy flowers. Compared to Lithuanian response to ANY comment about itself, other than undiluted adulation, Kazakhstan’s response to Borat was grown up, mature and dignified.
You eat hamburgers.
Too bad there’s no mention of Parisas Hiltonas
Someone commented earlier that they didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. I laughed till I cried. Loved the text and readers comments. Have sent the web address to the rest of my Litho family to read.
Beautiful Country, Beautiful food, Beautiful people…speaking a beautiful language which im trying to learn….
You saw nothing here in Lithuania if you wrote only about these things… You didn’t saw a nature, lakes, national parks. You didn’t saw museums, small villages and you didn’t discovered the real Lithuania. Yes Vilnius is the best town here, but take a look in rural life… About driving, yes, it is a problem. About food… if you don’t like, do not eat it, where is the problem? About beer, my opinion is the same – Svyturys is the best and for you is the cheap beer, but it is strong enough and sometimes people who visits Lithuania just do not know how much can they drink and get drunk… be careful because after that you’ll say Lithuania is bad country again… And then I will say blah blah blah, I said you… If you don’t like our country, please do not come back here and do not post bullshit like this, it is simple.
Lietuviukai, nedarykit gedos savo anglu kalbos neismanymu ir humoro jausmo neturejimu.
Geras :D Juokingai jis čia sudėliojo. Šaunuolis. Ot, kad taip patys Lietuviai mokėtų iš savęs pasijuokti, tai dar linksmiau būtų :)
It’s half true. I’m from Lithuania, there is some good things and some bad ones. But still its worth to see this country, because of beautiful woman. PS your Report was funny :D
Wow, this blog is still attracting comments by Lithuanians…… I wonder how many of them are really from Lithuania (or have even been there in their lives) and how many are people who got righteously indignant on behalf of the besmirched Lithuanians and decided to pose as one to defend those poor, slandered people.
*plays a violin slowly and sadly*
Anyway, thanks for a funny post Mr. Sack. The blogs are usually a lot better than the comments on them though.
Thanks. The funny thing is, my great-grandfather was Lithuanian and his father built the church in Taujenai.
Brian, you belong to the church in Taujenai :)
“…The church was built in the late 1785 Wooden church in 1845 burned. TAUJĖNAI estate owner 1854 got permission to complete the 30-year launched the construction of a brick church. Built in 1858”
Sounds right. My great-great-grandfather was the bricklayer. I have several pages of family history about Taujenai but they’re in English.
Very interesting. Can you share them?
I have to enter them into the computer first. I started to do that after I contacted a Lithuanian translator because I want to send a copy to the mayor of Taujenai who I met when we visited. We could only communicate in Russian at the time, but the stories are amazing and I thought it might be nice for their archive.
If you need help Lithuania will be able to help:)
My e-mail: email@example.com I live in Trakai – beautiful town, while working in video production.
It was nice to meet you. Your blog from now on my list of RSS feeds.
First of all this article is neither funny nor informative. It’s bullshit. As the other countries Lithuania has various seriuos problems but none are mentioned here. At least not in a clear understandable manner. And making fun of a nation because of the language they speak is not the good example of good civilised behavior. And to lithuanians… Baikit daryti teatrą iš nevykusio straipsnio, kuriame nesugebama nei pajuokauti, nei pakritikuoti, nei informuoti.
I am Lithuanian and I really liked this blog. It adresses some of our biggest problems in a really funny style. Cheers!
Firstly I would like to point that Lithuanian language is not similar to Polish, Russian. It belongs to the Baltic language group, is the oldest language in Europe and is more similar to the antient language as SANSKRIT. It is much more rich than English and the same word as “go” you can find in Lithuanian around 15 different words with similar meaning as go. In Lithuania You can speak in Russian and Polish only becouse people are smart and know more than one language. I would point a few more mistakes, but as you think “that you know the best” to write about our country so I doubt if it is needed. You was right only about the women, but the most pretty and smart ones can find the best Lithuanian men, so for you foreingers is left only the ones who are the ugliest and most stupied ones. And you seem to be so happy…”But yes, ofcourse, you know the best..” :)))))))
As I read some of comments where is written that if we don’t take this article as a joke than we don’t have good sence of humour. Acctually I have great sence of humour, but I Don’t think that I should treat such absurds as a joke, moreover that it is about my country so also about me. But I could say a few jokes to the author. As he wrotes about the lowest class of Lithuanians, so I wonder what people he is communicating with? :))) And as he mentioned that his wife is from Lithuania, so mabye he found her in the street, selling herself for 5 dollars, so as he paid better she accepted to be his wife. :) hmm it is interesting if she is not occupied with her earlier jobs in USA… :)))) Reading this article seems to be true..
Loved the article, it gave me a chuckle. Lithuanians, on the whole, don’t seem to really have much of a sense of humor. I search for Lith humor now and then, but what I’ve found can be downright mean. Funny thing is, the Latvians next door have some pretty funny jokes, and once upon a time, we were the same people.
Well, lith and lat lith, I alwayth thay.
I just thought that up, but it’s such an obvious joke I’m sure someone has already said it. Oh well, I said it again.
Should Abbigail’s comment have been “You eat hamburgas”
I was so excited to study in Lithuania but my excitment is declining bcz of people post. they write some bad things of the country. i m scared…can u please help me shud i be scared or these comments are just comments and have no meaning
LIthuania is wonderful, Nadir.