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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby paul_b » Thu 01.25.2007 3:28 pm

shinzou wrote:
In Canada, you must use the expression "eh" at the end of every sentence, eh.

Bloody stereotypes, eh. :P


I hear you. :p
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby angstycoder » Thu 01.25.2007 3:47 pm

paul_b wrote:
shinzou wrote:
In Canada, you must use the expression "eh" at the end of every sentence, eh.

Bloody stereotypes, eh. :P


I hear you. :p


Y'know, I really only noticed people in Ontario (particularly the sourthern part,) doing that. I've been in Ontario from Windsor through 8 hours north of toronto, and over and down through quebec.
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby Tajoumaru » Thu 01.25.2007 3:56 pm

In Russia, you must be prepared to drink vodka for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea time.

In Ireland, social events involve the eating of potatoes and consumption of whiskey and beer, followed by singing and dancing.

In America, you should always carry a gun and be prepared to use it at all times.
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby angstycoder » Thu 01.25.2007 4:19 pm

Tajoumaru wrote:In Ireland, social events involve the eating of potatoes and consumption of whiskey and beer, followed by singing and dancing.


You mean it really wasn't like this?! The shock!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKBCCDOUS9U

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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby Nofil221 » Thu 01.25.2007 6:11 pm

Well, that's persuaded me never to go to Ireland. I'd like to see the rest of those though :D
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby angstycoder » Thu 01.25.2007 6:17 pm

I wish they made one for more than just the Irish stereotype. That would be quite funny. Although, Macfarlane's Harvard commencement speech did take a fair shot at a number of things.
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby KINGZ » Thu 01.25.2007 6:52 pm

Tajoumaru wrote:

In America, you should always carry a gun and be prepared to use it at all times.


Hmm that one may be true depending where you go in america. :o
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby anikaliki » Thu 01.25.2007 9:47 pm

I feel offended! Just slightly.
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby Infidel » Thu 01.25.2007 10:47 pm

In america burgers are bigger, that's why we use two hands. Macdonalds burgers are small and puney, not real american burgers. Eat with one hand if you want.
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby tanuki » Thu 01.25.2007 10:50 pm

Two-handed burgers. Who could've imagined?
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby keatonatron » Fri 01.26.2007 12:08 am

If a Japanese person were to come to America and you had a meal with them, would you be offended if they ate slowly and talked to you? I know I wouldn't.

And something you might not be able to see from the picture is that whenever it talked about other countries and food, it just said "food" or "dinner". America was the only one that mentioned an actual type of food (and notice instead of "a hamburger" they say "your hamburger"), so it really looks like the ONLY food in America is hamburgers. :| Hamburgers for breakfast, hamburgers for lunch, hamburgers for dinner... And everyone is just scarfing them down, all the time.

I mean, "as quickly as possible"??? It's possible to eat a Big Mac in 30 seconds; does that mean it's the social norm to do so??

Mix that with the "two hands" bit, and I imagine someone eating the middle right through so the hamburger breaks in two (one piece in each hand), then they continue to eat from alternating hands :D
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby Harisenbon » Fri 01.26.2007 12:20 am

I mean, "as quickly as possible"??? It's possible to eat a Big Mac in 30 seconds; does that mean it's the social norm to do so??


Although I can see where this stereotype comes from. The only time I demean myself enough to eat at Mac is when I'm in a rush, and I can finish my meal in about 5 minutes (including ordering). I assume there are a lot of people like that. ;)
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby hiraikotsu » Fri 01.26.2007 6:00 am

keatonatron wrote:

And something you might not be able to see from the picture is that whenever it talked about other countries and food, it just said "food" or "dinner". America was the only one that mentioned an actual type of food (and notice instead of "a hamburger" they say "your hamburger"), so it really looks like the ONLY food in America is hamburgers. :| Hamburgers for breakfast, hamburgers for lunch, hamburgers for dinner... And everyone is just scarfing them down, all the time.



probably the result of SuperSize Me??? :D
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby Jim » Thu 02.08.2007 1:21 pm

The ireland one made me laugh a bit at how silly it is.

Don't think I've ever been expected or forced to sing and dance in my life. That kind of thing only happens in countryside villages of 50 people. I dont think many Japanese are going to find themselves stranged out there for a while.
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RE: The British sure know their America...

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 02.08.2007 2:17 pm

well I do know that a Japanese, Kobayashi, holds the record for most krystals eaten in 10 minutes.

If you are not familiar with krystal, it is a burger joint mainly on the East coast..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krystal_(restaurant) it's very similar to the white castle franchise.

as you can see from the wiki list, kobayashi ate 97 krystals in 12 minutes in October of 2006, the American who placed 2nd place (iforget his name as I just saw this on the food channel) at 93.. (edit) his nickname is chestnut. and here is a link to the actual competition http://www.krystalsquareoff.com/

Seeing this, one could determine that all Americans do is enter eating contests and shovel burger after burger into their mouths. But then again, I think the Brits only eat cumpets and crackers and drink tea all day long and work in a habedacherie and say "Are you being served?" :o
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