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1. biscuits & gravy
2. rodeo
3. smores or smore’s or smore(s)
4. “a super bowl”
5. stoops
6. speakeasy
7. “high school prom”
8. cheese in a can
9. dr pepper

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 11:35 (one year ago) link

smore

wtf?

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 11:35 (one year ago) link

Steely Dan
The Beat Generation

calstars, Sunday, 4 February 2018 12:32 (one year ago) link

10. "democracy"
11. mac 'n cheese
12. sherrifs

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 14:20 (one year ago) link

It's s'mores and it's short for some more.

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 4 February 2018 15:43 (one year ago) link

13. those varsity jackets with a big letter on the front
14. propeller beanie hats

soref, Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:10 (one year ago) link

15. grits

WilliamC, Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:16 (one year ago) link

16. Shriners

https://s.hswstatic.com/gif/shriners-little-cars-1200x800.jpg

soref, Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:18 (one year ago) link

monster trucks

ciderpress, Sunday, 4 February 2018 17:49 (one year ago) link

bison
bass fishing tournaments
Yellowstone Park

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:06 (one year ago) link

Looney Tunes cartoons

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:23 (one year ago) link

22. tipping

Haribo Hancock (sic), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:49 (one year ago) link

Mate,

https://i.imgur.com/kjgsMLQ.jpg

pplains, Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:27 (one year ago) link

I mean, don't forget 23. Indigenous Genocide, but, you know.

pplains, Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:28 (one year ago) link

if we're going down that route let's not forget 24. slavery

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

and of course 25. egg creams

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:36 (one year ago) link

slavery has existed everywhere for all recorded history. hardly confined to America, although we certainly embraced one of the most brutal forms of it for a couple centuries.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:01 (one year ago) link

26 white ppl
27 mayonnaise
28 conway twitty
29 all the bad things
30 no good things

sleepingbag, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:03 (one year ago) link

31 guns guns guns love guns need guns
32 sabermetrics
33 god

(Holland surely king of mayonnaise though, for better or for worse)

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:12 (one year ago) link

34. (With drawl) PICKUP TRUCK. GIDDY UP COWBOY.

infinity (∞), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:13 (one year ago) link

35. 99.9% of all "cultural appropriation"

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:13 (one year ago) link

36. $$$

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:17 (one year ago) link

37. Road Trips
38. Self Help
39. Seminars on how to flip properties with no money down

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:26 (one year ago) link

40. Hawaii

calstars, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:29 (one year ago) link

41. Grand slams

calstars, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:30 (one year ago) link

42. Brian Wilson

calstars, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:38 (one year ago) link

43. drive-in cinemas

soref, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:42 (one year ago) link

44. john cena

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:43 (one year ago) link

(19)45. the atomic bomb

Karl Malone, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:44 (one year ago) link

(19)46. Donald John Trump

infinity (∞), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:45 (one year ago) link

Just sayin some of these things aren't exclusively American. They're everybody's!

pplains, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:45 (one year ago) link

47. Superhero movies for "grownups"

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:46 (one year ago) link

48. jack kirby

i gotta be a gazpacho man (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:55 (one year ago) link

49. jack ruby

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:55 (one year ago) link

27 mayonnaise

27 "ranch"

Number None, Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:16 (one year ago) link

ranch-style houses

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:19 (one year ago) link

Ranch might be the most american word there is. The sound of it, the meaning, the house style, the dressing. It's 100% American.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:23 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/IOlj6Lw.jpg

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:28 (one year ago) link

51. Saturday Night Live and dozens of comedy series and comedians no-one's ever heard of.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:33 (one year ago) link

... no-one else, that is.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:33 (one year ago) link

Every nation seems to have its b-list comedy that doesn't escape its borders though

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:45 (one year ago) link

I mean there are all these british comedians called "Jimmy Pram" or "Tolliver Whelk" or whatever that the britishers on the board seem to reference a lot.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:47 (one year ago) link

52. happy endings
53. late night shows
54. hyper-capitalism
55. "football"
56. "soccer"

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:50 (one year ago) link

Italians
Irish

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:51 (one year ago) link

57. Barack Hussein Obama
58. Velveeta

droit au butt (Euler), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:51 (one year ago) link

Misuse of the collective clause when referring to sports teams

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:52 (one year ago) link

Every nation seems to have its b-list comedy that doesn't escape its borders though

Saturday Night Live is b-list?

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:09 (one year ago) link

'Math'

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:09 (one year ago) link

American comedy is painfully unfunny. There's no real bite, no real cynicism, it always has to be nicey nicey in the end. A or B list, SNL fits that bill surely.

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:11 (one year ago) link

today, sure. I think SNL at its best (maybe 80s-early 90s) was good exactly because it captured and spoofed that wide-eyed lack of cynicism. Kevin Nealon comes to mind, and all of the fake commercials. Since at least Will Ferrell and maybe going back to Chris Farley and Adam Sandler though the style of comedy has been very "I AM BEING FUNNY RIGHT NOW! DO YOU SEE ME BEING FUNNY!"

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:15 (one year ago) link

calling a toilet a “half-bath”

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:43 (one month ago) link

claiming to be middle class, no matter what you do for a living, or what your net worth is

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:54 (one month ago) link

ritualistic vehicular human sacrifice in the name of economic growth

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Saturday, 2 November 2019 03:06 (one month ago) link

This year 2,295 breweries submitted 9,497 beers to be judged in the competition. Only 283 of those breweries walked away with medals, 37 of those for the first time.


(107 categories of beer follow, various medals awarded for each)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emilyprice/2019/10/05/these-are-the-best-beers-in-america/

El Tomboto, Saturday, 2 November 2019 03:42 (one month ago) link

macaroni & cheese on bar menus

El Tomboto, Saturday, 2 November 2019 03:51 (one month ago) link

It was a thing for a while elsewhere, especially lobster mac and cheese now we’re all about the katsu sando. Maybe the next global hipster food trend can be non-shit buffalo wings. How hard is it not to bread the wings, bake or fry them very hot and drown in Franks red hot.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 2 November 2019 04:14 (one month ago) link

When watching sports on television I am exposed to advertisements featuring "buffalo wings", as conceived by several different corporate franchises. Such ads try desperately to make them look appetizing, using every trick of lighting, slow motion, action shots of wings spilling in profusion or floating through the air to majestic music. You name it.

Gawd, those breaded, glossy, candy-colored monstrosities look disgusting.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 2 November 2019 05:40 (one month ago) link

they are hella tasty tho

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 2 November 2019 16:17 (one month ago) link

macaroni & cheese on bar menus


Honestly it should be required to be available everywhere. Even at the ER. Public restrooms....

nathom, Saturday, 2 November 2019 19:25 (one month ago) link

American things

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Saturday, 2 November 2019 20:52 (one month ago) link

Omg the most am thing in my eurotrash opinion: cheese cans. The fuck

nathom, Sunday, 3 November 2019 17:55 (one month ago) link

If it makes you feel any better, the section of my supermarket that sells genuine cheese is approximately 100 times larger than the square footage where canned 'cheese' is displayed for sale.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 3 November 2019 18:04 (one month ago) link

different cheese sections for proles and bourgies, with the latter over by the salami: an american thing?

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:37 (one month ago) link

(i'm a tillamook man and they have the right idea working both sides of the street: motorcycle battery of cheddar over here, "we stuck some peppercorns into an ounce of also-cheddar and left out the food coloring, give us $9.50" over there)

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:42 (one month ago) link

sometimes mac and cheese is the only good thing on a bar menu.

Yerac, Sunday, 3 November 2019 19:50 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Hives and hickeys.

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 08:15 (one week ago) link

do non-americans use the baseball base system to delineate sex acts?

I am Holger Czukay (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 09:02 (one week ago) link

1st wicket, 2nd wicket etc iirc

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 09:04 (one week ago) link

take the points and the goals will come iirc

deems of internment (darraghmac), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 09:15 (one week ago) link

Whip the bails off.

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 09:39 (one week ago) link

Cricket is much better for ridiculous double entendres.

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 09:40 (one week ago) link

Tell it to Meatloaf!

Really though is there a Brit equivalent to president progressive sexual “scoring” i.e. first base, second base etc.?

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 12:34 (one week ago) link

disregard “president” damn thumb

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 12:37 (one week ago) link

No, rounders isn't that popular.

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 12:38 (one week ago) link

You can actually bowl a maiden over in cricket!

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 12:38 (one week ago) link

yes that’s p good

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 12:43 (one week ago) link

people don't get hives outside the USA?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:13 (one week ago) link

nah there are beekeepers all around the world

"Big Joe Fuck and the Bogalusa Maniac" (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:15 (one week ago) link

I meant skin hives — itchy welts caused by allergy or stress

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:34 (one week ago) link

the bee population is in global decline, i imagine beekeeping must be pretty stressful

"Big Joe Fuck and the Bogalusa Maniac" (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 16:40 (one week ago) link

bees live in "tower blocks" in the UK

insecurity bear (sic), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 18:34 (one week ago) link

I meant skin hives — itchy welts caused by allergy or stress

― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, December 4, 2019 8:34 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

i think in british english they just call that a rash?

#FBPIRA (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 18:54 (one week ago) link

Ha, that's right!

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 18:55 (one week ago) link

A rash is different than hives. Hives ime are like individual welts whereas a rash is more diffuse and has more points of irritation (many small bumps, for example). You can get them both from contact with an irritant or from mental stressors, but they are not the same thing. ime.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:19 (one week ago) link

Maybe in BrE the technical term “urticaria” is in common parlance

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:49 (one week ago) link

(Australia has the skin version of hives too ftr. "Hickeys" started to take over from "love bites" in the '90s afaik, as with many other slang terms in Hollywood teen movies. no idea what #youths today call them)

insecurity bear (sic), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:50 (one week ago) link

We're lessy fussy about stuff like that over here. I'm sure there are regional names for hives, though I still don't really know what hives are... or is.

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:51 (one week ago) link

Lucky you who have never had a hive! They are utterly unrelated to hickeys aside from being skin welts visible to the naked eye.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:53 (one week ago) link

I'm sure I have had a hive and I'm sure I just called it a rash!

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:54 (one week ago) link

The NHS apparently calls them hives but I've never heard anyone use that word irl.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hives/

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:55 (one week ago) link

I suppose we should mention zits here as well.

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:56 (one week ago) link

plukes

insecurity bear (sic), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:58 (one week ago) link

Exactly.

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 19:58 (one week ago) link

so this is a list of colloquial names for skin problems?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 20:00 (one week ago) link

i had a period of acute urticaria with some angioedema of the eyes and lips recently. lasted for about 4 weeks, responded to antihistamines, was (seemingly) idiopathic.

hive are not fun

#FBPIRA (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 20:00 (one week ago) link

(xp) American names for skin problems.

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Wednesday, 4 December 2019 21:08 (one week ago) link

Why is the song "Please Mr. Postman" and not "Please Mr. Mailman"?

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Friday, 6 December 2019 20:05 (five days ago) link

Good question.

https://i.imgur.com/0dqHJfl.jpg

pplains, Friday, 6 December 2019 20:46 (five days ago) link

why not "carn postie"

insecurity bear (sic), Friday, 6 December 2019 21:19 (five days ago) link


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