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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

70. hispanics

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 4 February 2018 23:59 (one year ago) link

The hospital?

― Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Sunday, February 4, 2018 6:51 PM (seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

well if we're contrasting U.S. and UK usage, only we (always) use the definite article

trife's rich padgett (rip van wanko), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:01 (one year ago) link

71. Mexico, central america, south america

infinity (∞), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:02 (one year ago) link

72. Porches & yards.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:06 (one year ago) link

73. Bros
74. Dudes
75. Broads

calstars, Monday, 5 February 2018 00:17 (one year ago) link

76, Fraternities, sororities.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:19 (one year ago) link

Terror of the word cunt

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:57 (one year ago) link

Italians
Irish


i’ve never understood this

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:10 (one year ago) link

Well

U wouldn't

Your lot are all British like proper British the hooligan ones like

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:16 (one year ago) link

Never mind the Irish and the Italians, the real American thing is Germans.

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:20 (one year ago) link

xp yeah but i wouldn’t take my heritage to wales and say “hi the welsh! i’m also welsh!” along with assuming all the special powers conferred by being genetically welsh

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:20 (one year ago) link

and citizenship rights

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

anyway i intended this thread to be light so

79. hoagie

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:21 (one year ago) link

Wait do the yanks to that or do we do that

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:22 (one year ago) link

p sure you don’t do that

rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:23 (one year ago) link

SNL at its best (maybe 80s-early 90s) was good

80. Arguments about when, precisely, SNL was good

this machine inconveniences fascists (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

If ever u mean

Alderweireld Horses (darraghmac), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:28 (one year ago) link

Entrée did confuse me the first time I saw it

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:12 (one month ago) link

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

pplains, Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:25 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

what does masseuse rhyme with in the old empire?

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:43 (one month ago) link

hers

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:09 (one month ago) link

how do you say masseur? mass oo-er?

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:11 (one month ago) link

we have high toilet water and entrees in canada too unforch

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

Mah-sir
Mah-soos

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:15 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link

there's masseuse and masseur. female and male.

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

Duel

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

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

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

(TIL about hyperforeignism)

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:01 (one month 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) link


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