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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 (six years ago) link

smore

wtf?

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

Steely Dan
The Beat Generation

calstars, Sunday, 4 February 2018 12:32 (six years ago) link

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

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 14:20 (six years ago) link

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

tokyo rosemary, Sunday, 4 February 2018 15:43 (six years ago) link

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

soref, Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:10 (six years ago) link

15. grits

WilliamC, Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:16 (six years ago) link

16. Shriners

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

soref, Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:18 (six years ago) link

monster trucks

ciderpress, Sunday, 4 February 2018 17:49 (six years ago) link

bison
bass fishing tournaments
Yellowstone Park

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

Looney Tunes cartoons

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

22. tipping

Haribo Hancock (sic), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:49 (six years ago) link

Mate,

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

pplains, Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:27 (six years ago) link

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

pplains, Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:28 (six years 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 (six years ago) link

and of course 25. egg creams

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

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

infinity (∞), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:13 (six years ago) link

35. 99.9% of all "cultural appropriation"

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

36. $$$

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

40. Hawaii

calstars, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:29 (six years ago) link

41. Grand slams

calstars, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:30 (six years ago) link

42. Brian Wilson

calstars, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:38 (six years ago) link

43. drive-in cinemas

soref, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:42 (six years ago) link

44. john cena

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

(19)45. the atomic bomb

Karl Malone, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:44 (six years ago) link

(19)46. Donald John Trump

infinity (∞), Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:45 (six years ago) link

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

pplains, Sunday, 4 February 2018 21:45 (six years ago) link

47. Superhero movies for "grownups"

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

48. jack kirby

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

49. jack ruby

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

27 mayonnaise

27 "ranch"

Number None, Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:16 (six years ago) link

ranch-style houses

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

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

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

... no-one else, that is.

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

Italians
Irish

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:51 (six years ago) link

57. Barack Hussein Obama
58. Velveeta

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

Misuse of the collective clause when referring to sports teams

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 22:52 (six years 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 (six years ago) link

'Math'

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

"i think you meant to quote/link"

well how very presumptuous

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Friday, 26 April 2024 13:49 (three weeks ago) link

sure the difference in use of the word "fancy" between USA/UK has led to some hilarious misunderstandings re:costumes at "fancy dress" parties.

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 26 April 2024 13:52 (three weeks ago) link

cmon you even pasted the colon

like so much digital catsup

xp

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 26 April 2024 13:52 (three weeks ago) link

i post precisely what i mean to say, nothing more, nothing less!

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Friday, 26 April 2024 14:05 (three weeks ago) link

the Heinz squeeze nozzle of posters

maf you one two (maffew12), Friday, 26 April 2024 14:20 (three weeks ago) link

I think the only American I’ve ever heard say “catsup” was Porky Pig

brimstead, Friday, 26 April 2024 14:22 (three weeks ago) link

That's one more cartoon pig than anywhere outside the US tbf

Not waving but droning (Tom D.), Friday, 26 April 2024 14:39 (three weeks ago) link

I always thought it was pronounced like "ketchup" regardless of how it was spelled.

jaymc, Friday, 26 April 2024 14:39 (three weeks ago) link

_*Rx* is a common abbreviation for medical prescriptions derived from the Latin verb recipere, "take / receive"._

Is this used anywhere outside of the US?

Yeah, in medicine worldwide, but it’s more like a term of trade rather than in widespread use. Also Hx, patient history, Dx, diagnosis, etc.
― assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, April 25, 2024 11:19 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Yep. I work at a hospital in the UK and we use all of these.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 26 April 2024 14:40 (three weeks ago) link

I don't understand the original post though. What's wrong with ketchup? It's a hell of a lot better than red sauce or tomato sauce both of which I've heard here and are dumb. Tomato sauce is for pasta duh. Red sauce is just inexcusable.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Friday, 26 April 2024 14:41 (three weeks ago) link

^ classic American thing

bae (sic), Friday, 26 April 2024 15:37 (three weeks ago) link

On behalf of the culture behind salsa roja I must reluctantly fp enbb

I also don’t understand the original post tho, virtually everybody says ketchup here ime (incidentally it is called catsup in Mexico but otherwise I think that is a specifically American regionalism so yeah a baffling counter to the odd original post)

subpost master (wins), Friday, 26 April 2024 16:06 (three weeks ago) link

here ime

is there anywhere else

bae (sic), Friday, 26 April 2024 16:55 (three weeks ago) link

Than the uk? Happily yes

subpost master (wins), Friday, 26 April 2024 17:06 (three weeks ago) link

Using "english" when playing cue sports (= side spin)

Colonel Poo, Friday, 26 April 2024 17:17 (three weeks ago) link

ketchup/tomato sauce is interchangeable in my own cultural experience

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Friday, 26 April 2024 18:11 (three weeks ago) link

hi sorry, what

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Friday, 26 April 2024 18:11 (three weeks ago) link

My late Sicilian grandmother is attempting to climb out of her grave

ain't nothin but a brie thing, baby (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 April 2024 18:21 (three weeks ago) link

tell her to tomato sauce

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Friday, 26 April 2024 18:22 (three weeks ago) link

Lol

ain't nothin but a brie thing, baby (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 April 2024 18:23 (three weeks ago) link

Happily yes

I wonder if it’s possible that a poster from another place, posting on a borad historically overpopulated with people from another place, on a thread started by a person from another place to simply note “American things,” might simply be noting the existence of a sweetened American-derived product that, for eg, Heinz gave up on even manufacturing in that place after a concerted campaign of decades to increase their sales of ketchup vs their own version of the local condiment languished in single-digit percentages

bae (sic), Friday, 26 April 2024 19:12 (three weeks ago) link

Baked beans?

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Friday, 26 April 2024 19:13 (three weeks ago) link

I guess “baked beans” is probably an American thing

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Friday, 26 April 2024 19:13 (three weeks ago) link

saying "red sauce" "brown sauce" clearly indicates that I know this is chemical shit but I'm eating it anyway. 👍

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 26 April 2024 19:14 (three weeks ago) link

brb making brown sauce

ain't nothin but a brie thing, baby (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 April 2024 19:21 (three weeks ago) link

sure the difference in use of the word "fancy" between USA/UK has led to some hilarious misunderstandings re:costumes at "fancy dress" parties.

― This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length)

i just use "fancy" to mean "gay"

mind you i mean every word to mean "gay"

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 26 April 2024 20:56 (three weeks ago) link

saying "red sauce" "brown sauce" clearly indicates that I know this is chemical shit but I'm eating it anyway. 👍

― This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length)

see i don't read it that way, i have these arguments with my second oldest brother, who lives in cincinnati and is thus obligated to defend their disgusting idea of "chili", despite his being a chef. what he says is "as long as you think of it as a red sauce and not chili it's fine". "red sauce", "brown sauce", "white sauce", to me these are respected culinary terms.

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 26 April 2024 20:59 (three weeks ago) link

I'm pretty sure "brown sauce" in Blighty doesn't mean espagnole it means this stuff https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_sauce

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Friday, 26 April 2024 21:08 (three weeks ago) link

also cincinnati chili is good not bad fyiyd

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Friday, 26 April 2024 21:09 (three weeks ago) link

_ Happily yes_

I wonder if it’s possible that a poster from another place, posting on a borad historically overpopulated with people from another place, on a thread started by a person from another place to simply note “American things,” might simply be noting the existence of a sweetened American-derived product that, for eg, Heinz gave up on even manufacturing in that place after a concerted campaign of decades to increase their sales of ketchup vs their own version of the local condiment languished in single-digit percentages


If it’s equally a thing in the uk &/or other large swathes of the anglosphere it’s a shit choice for “American things” sorry I don’t make the rules

subpost master (wins), Friday, 26 April 2024 21:20 (three weeks ago) link

itt: brown sauce, pasted colons

145 feet up in a Jeffrey Pine (Sufjan Grafton), Friday, 26 April 2024 21:39 (three weeks ago) link

I'm pretty sure "brown sauce" in Blighty doesn't mean espagnole it means this stuff

Great stuff, especially on a square sliced sausage in a roll.

Not waving but droning (Tom D.), Friday, 26 April 2024 22:01 (three weeks ago) link

Brown colons are an international phenomenon

alpaca lips now (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 26 April 2024 22:02 (three weeks ago) link

when I worked at Chevy's Fresh Mex in the early 2000s, there was a marinade for the fajitas that was called out on the menu as "Agua Negra".

one doofus, probably trying to brag about his very cursory knowledge of Spanish for his date, kept concern trolling me about it, saying "did you know in Spanish that means BROWN WATER?! I sure hope they're not slathering our steak in MUSTY OLD BROWN WATER", and like the more he went on it didn't seem like he was kidding. I should have just told him we put feces in our food cos he seemed unwilling to believe me that we weren't poisoning the food and advertising it on the menu.

in actuality it's just a soy-sauce based marinade, something like

1 cup Soy Sauce
2 cups Pineapple Juice
2 tablespoons ground Cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons minced Garlic
1/4 cup freshly squeezed Lime Juice

ain't nothin but a brie thing, baby (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 April 2024 22:06 (three weeks ago) link

also cincinnati chili is good not bad fyiyd

― G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby)

you're wrong, silby

wrong on the internet

i'm terribly upset about this

one doofus, probably trying to brag about his very cursory knowledge of Spanish for his date, kept concern trolling me about it, saying "did you know in Spanish that means BROWN WATER?! I sure hope they're not slathering our steak in MUSTY OLD BROWN WATER"

― ain't nothin but a brie thing, baby (Neanderthal)

punish him by making him listen to the doobie brothers until he learns more spanish

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 26 April 2024 22:22 (three weeks ago) link

I feel like _a_ red sauce as opposed to just “red sauce” have different connotations but I may be splitting hairs. The latter being the most commonly known sauce of that color in the local cuisine. I’d default to italian-american cuisine’s very generic tomato-based concoction, which is probably labeled marinara if it has actually flavor, and maybe just called red sauce regardless if it’s in someone’s home

damn, Chevy’s Fresh Mex. haven’t thought about that one in a minute

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Friday, 26 April 2024 22:27 (three weeks ago) link

fp’d wins for capeschism

bae (sic), Saturday, 27 April 2024 02:16 (three weeks ago) link

x-post - THank you MH that is correct.

Sibly the whole of the UK would prob want to fight you for saying baked beans are American but they are and even beans on toast is! Am American ad exec at Heinz came up with the concept to sell the beans over here and it took off. Do not ask me why I looked this up recently.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 08:38 (three weeks ago) link

How could Cincinnati chili be bad? Spaghetti is good. Chili is good. I do not see the issue.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 08:39 (three weeks ago) link

Taking an hour and a half to make pasta with pesto and a green salad

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 09:01 (three weeks ago) link

oh and garlic bread, next to the pasta.

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 09:02 (three weeks ago) link

I've never eaten beans on toast, why would I want to eat soggy bread?

I've left the box of soup near your shoes (Tom D.), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 09:14 (three weeks ago) link

Never??? Even I've tried it. If you toast the bread well it takes a while to get soggy but I'm with you on that.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 09:18 (three weeks ago) link

thread sleeping on this wikipedia detail: "The word keh (茄) means 'eggplant'; tomato in Cantonese is 番茄, which literally translates to 'foreign eggplant'."

im guessing cantonese ilx be 🔥

mark s, Wednesday, 1 May 2024 09:19 (three weeks ago) link

If I have tinned baked beans these days I add some spices, usually of the cayenne/smoked paprika type to make them more interesting. It's ok as a side for some piri piri chicken wings or spiced potato wedges.

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 10:28 (three weeks ago) link

thread sleeping on this wikipedia detail: "The word keh (茄) means 'eggplant'; tomato in Cantonese is 番茄, which literally translates to 'foreign eggplant'."

im guessing cantonese ilx be 🔥

― mark s

what does "eggplant sweatdrops" translate to in english, i see those emoji all the time

Kate (rushomancy), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 13:18 (three weeks ago) link

cum

Are you addicted to struggling with your horse? (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 13:33 (three weeks ago) link

missed Kate's post at first and thought u were saying this^ was purely an American thing

ain't nothin but a brie thing, baby (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 13:34 (three weeks ago) link

im guessing cantonese ilx be 🔥

― mark s, Wednesday, May 1, 2024 2:19 AM (ten hours ago)

花橋
福耀

https://www.cantonese.asia/portal.php?mod=view&aid=776

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 19:46 (three weeks ago) link

(s/o to the 2(?) posters that will roll their eyes at my primary school humour)

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 19:48 (three weeks ago) link


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