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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

(kind of a dumb comment I guess since Nealon overlapped with Farley and Sandler)

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

snl national lampoon and mad magazine none funny none ever funny

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:17 (one year ago) link

A or B list, SNL fits that bill surely.

I wouldn't know, I've never seen it.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:18 (one year ago) link

Clips I've seen look dire though.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:19 (one year ago) link

'Mr. President'

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:19 (one year ago) link

59. gunz

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:23 (one year ago) link

60. Patriotism

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:26 (one year ago) link

61. "GET IN THE HOLE!"

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:28 (one year ago) link

'Math'

perfect

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:41 (one year ago) link

62. sports
63. the hospital
64. vacation

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:47 (one year ago) link

The hospital?

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:51 (one year ago) link

65. institutional racism perfected
66. bumper stickers
67. trailer parks

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:53 (one year ago) link

Italians
Irish

-darraghmac


First thing i was gonna post itt was

Canadians

infinity (∞), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:54 (one year ago) link

68. 'erbs

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:57 (one year ago) link

69. Missing out u's from words and -er endings instead of -re.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:58 (one year ago) link

Using bathroom to mean the lavatory as opposed to the room you bathe in

"Lavatory" is derived from, let's see, "lavatorium," and from "lavare," which means to wash or bathe.

Is there an "oh let's laugh at the stupid Americans" point that I am missing here?

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 17 March 2019 14:42 (four months ago) link

"Hunsecker... to the lavatorium - at once!!"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 17 March 2019 14:44 (four months ago) link

I know the etymology of lavatory duh. I was just clarifying why ppl were mentioning bathroom itt because deems asked “what’s American about bathroom”. Outside of the us it’s less common to use “bathroom” for a room that only contains a toilet and sink (ie no bath or shower). That’s what ppl are saying is American.

A funny tinge happened on the way to the forum (wins), Sunday, 17 March 2019 15:30 (four months ago) link

Restroom is also used a lot, and as far as I know not many people retreat to the dunghouse to rest

calumy (rip van wanko), Sunday, 17 March 2019 15:54 (four months ago) link

I believe that would be an ecumenical matter, for resolution on a “shitting at work” thread

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:28 (four months ago) link

restrooms are public bathrooms

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:36 (four months ago) link

is there an actual american edition??

yes-- pudding becomes dessert etc. (and obv philosopher becomes sorcerer).

read an article once about the process and they talked about leaving in colloquialisms where they could be understood from context and added that vital tone of twee exotica: the example i remember was someone saying "she got a bit shirty with me".

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:37 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

[80 degrees or higher]

you kids wanna shaved ice??

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 08:27 (two months ago) link

Dudes going to work wearing business casual and their fave baseball team’s cap.

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 23 May 2019 21:05 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

In USA the toilet water is very very high - I can only assume this is done deliberately, to accomodate the monster shits done by its people.

— nina oyama (@ninaoyama) May 29, 2019

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 7 June 2019 08:13 (one month ago) link

smiling

frame casual (dog latin), Friday, 7 June 2019 08:55 (one month ago) link

I take big shits and I cannot lie

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 7 June 2019 11:38 (one month ago) link

This classic in the comments

https://www.reddit.com/r/copypasta/comments/7qn75k/poop_knife_from_reddit/

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 7 June 2019 11:49 (one month ago) link

not clicking on that url.

pplains, Friday, 7 June 2019 14:02 (one month ago) link

wise move, I am full of regret

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 7 June 2019 14:03 (one month ago) link

Masseuse rhymes with moose
Entrée = main course
"with au jus"

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:30 (three weeks ago) link

the wursthaus in harvard square famously (to my dad) used to serve "chili con carne - mit beans"

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 20 June 2019 11:45 (three weeks ago) link

Entrée did confuse me the first time I saw it

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:12 (three weeks ago) link

It confused me too – but I was an American in Australia.

pplains, Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:25 (three weeks ago) link

Entrée still infuriates me every time

Minutes after reading that post I also heard an American refer to “dipping a sandwich in au jus”

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:29 (three weeks ago) link

what does masseuse rhyme with in the old empire?

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:43 (three weeks ago) link

hers

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:09 (three weeks ago) link

how do you say masseur? mass oo-er?

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:11 (three weeks ago) link

we have high toilet water and entrees in canada too unforch

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:14 (three weeks ago) link

Mah-sir
Mah-soos

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:15 (three weeks ago) link

what does masseuse rhyme with in the old empire?

― ☮ (peace, man), Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:43 PM (thirty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hers

― The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:09 PM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I mean, there's no "r" there. Plus, it looks like Dr. Seuss.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:16 (three weeks ago) link

Well you do say dool for duel after all. For example. Talking of American things.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:19 (three weeks ago) link

there's masseuse and masseur. female and male.

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:19 (three weeks ago) link

Well you do say dool for duel after all. For example. Talking of American things.

― Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:19 PM (eleven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

What do you guys say - drool?

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:30 (three weeks ago) link

Duel

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:42 (three weeks ago) link

You don't say fool for fuel, after all.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:43 (three weeks ago) link

hers

― The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:09 PM (forty-three minutes ago)

how do you say masseur? mass oo-er?

― The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:11 PM (forty-one minutes ago)

classic Britishism -- "if we bungle the pronunciation badly enough, maybe people will forget that it's a loanword"

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:54 (three weeks ago) link

(TIL about hyperforeignism)

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:01 (three weeks ago) link

I mean, there's no "r" there. Plus, it looks like Dr. Seuss.

I may have some exciting news for you about the pronunciation of American author Theodor Geisel’s middle name

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:07 (three weeks ago) link

classic Britishism -- "if we bungle the pronunciation badly enough, maybe people will forget that it's a loanword"

yeah, it still doesn't rhyme with moose.

The Pingularity (ledge), Friday, 21 June 2019 07:40 (three weeks ago) link


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