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things that are American...

 
 
lou2
 
Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 05:49 am
Hi all.
Well, im doing this project, and i need to think of some typically American things, can anyone help me? thanks.
 
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 05:51 am
@lou2,
Saran Wrap
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Cliff Hanger
 
  1  
Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 06:16 am
@lou2,
Pretty vague, lou-- could add some specifics?
OmSigDAVID
 
  -1  
Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 06:17 am
@lou2,
FREEDOM and GUNS





David
lou2
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 06:19 am
@Cliff Hanger,
well, what sort of food do they eat? is it like british food but bigger?
alex240101
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 06:20 am
@lou2,
Victory motorcycles
saab
 
  1  
Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 06:51 am
@alex240101,
Harley Davidson motorbikes - can you find anything greater?
Cliff Hanger
 
  1  
Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 07:03 am
@lou2,
The stereotype foods are apple pie, french fries. Hamburgers, fast-food. Philadelphia cheese steak, to name a regional food. Lobsters from Maine, Crabs from Maryland. Clam chowder for New England. Fried Twinkies in the Midwest.

Twinkies! Very American.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 07:06 am
@lou2,
Hot dogs and beer.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 07:08 am
@lou2,
Some of the foodstuffs that America gave the rest of the world -- maize, potatoes, tomatoes, squash. None of these things grew in Europe until after Columbus and others brought back seedlings from the 'New World.' And that's only a sampling. Turkeys are not indigenous to either Eurasia or Africa; nobody had ever tasted turkey meat until after the Europeas got a foothold in America.

What sort of food do Americans eat today? Pizza, moo goo gai pan, sushi, coq au vin, tacos, borscht, sauerkraut etc. etc. etc. And a great deal depends on what part of the country you're in.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 08:23 am
The aforesaid Guns referring in particular to handguns, especially revolvers,
altho admittedly automatic pistols have gained favor for their greater magazine capacities.
I have some doubts about them, because of their tendency to jam,
but candor impels me to admit that I have gotten marginally better accuracy with automatics.

The Ruger SuperBlackhawk .44 caliber revolver is very American.
http://www.notpurfect.com/main/blackhawk.html

The Taurus Model 85 .38 revolver is another member of my American Gun collection,
with gold trim and rosewood handles.
( u can click to enlarge the picture )
http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=84095
This is suitable for personal carry on a daily basis.

For optimal stopping power (my personal choice)
another member of my American Gun collection
is the Model 445 Taurus .44 caliber revolver
(ideally loaded with hollowpointed slugs, to put the brakes on the target,
effecting a maximal energy dump, avoiding overpenetration)

The Colt .45 caliber M1911A1 automatic pistol
[M stands for "model"; 1911 is the year of its adoption by the US Army
& "A1" is the evolutionary adaptation] has a very devoted following, indeed;
almost a cult, http://www.sightm1911.com/
but revolvers are more mechanically reliable
and I believe that thay are what Nature intended.





David
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 09:25 am
Liquid fuel rockets
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mismi
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 09:33 am
@OmSigDAVID,
grits (well the Southerners anyway...)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grits
gustavratzenhofer
 
  1  
Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 09:34 am
Petulance, ego, cheap beer.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 09:44 am
@OmSigDAVID,
food, David, food

unless you're eating revolvers
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 09:45 am
@ehBeth,
Steak, baked potatoes, chicken, chicken wings, chicken breast, chicken, chicken
chicken....
gustavratzenhofer
 
  1  
Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 09:48 am
@CalamityJane,
I've never tried chicken, Jane. What does it taste like?
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 09:50 am
@gustavratzenhofer,
Just like alligator or rattle snake, gustav - less chewy though!
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 09:52 am
Though other countries have a Thanksgiving Day, our 4th Thursday in November is a special American Day with traditional fare of roast turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie, and assorted sides.

The USA Fourth July celebration is uniquely our own as well including fireworks displays, frequent patriotic parades, and traditionally including all the usual backyard bar-b-que, beer, and hotdogs as the usual cuisine.

(There are other holidays unique to the USA, but the others really don't include any kind of universal traditions.)

Is rap music and break dancing unique to the USA? I don't recall it being featured other places at least to the extent that it is here.

Dragging Main Street at least used to be a uniquely American tradition. When I was a kid, so was stealing watermelons, but I don't think kids do that any more. (When I was a kid, watermelon was around 10 cents each. Now they are precious commodity.)
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 09:56 am
@Foxfyre,
Youre fulla **** foxy. All other countries recognize a Fourth of July
 

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