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Old 04-27-2006, 12:13 PM   #76
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American Idol
Oh gawd yes!!!

Any of these damn "Reality" Shows (athough I do believe this was a European thing to start with ) if this is reality than I need to be put in a mental ward right away...
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:38 PM   #77
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American Idol, I'm ashamed to say, started in the UK with Pop Idol.




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I don't think the obsession with celebrity culture is any worse here than in Europe. Particularly in England. Their tabloids are out of control plus they keep writing about the ugly, inbred royal family.
What a delightful comment. I'm sure they think that you're lovely, too
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+Baseball... I don't understand that game

+ Fast Food in general. I don't eat fast food often, and I don't know how would it feel to eat it as a daily basis. Maybe that's the only thing I don't like of traveling, that many of the food looks like plastic. but the candies are delicious too bad I'm hypoglicemic
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Same here.

Some other things:
-NASCAR. Driving around in a car is NOT a sport!
-Reality TV
-Super-sizing at fast food restauraunts.
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I thought Reality TV, American Idol, and NASCAR were givens.

But I do agree with you all on those.

My, my, I'm a cranky bitch. I don't seem to like much of anything.
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hockey is NOT american.


thank you.
Agreed! Americans may play ice hockey but was the Finns who brought ice hockey to America!!

Oh and I hate American football!! And the fact that it's even called Football annoys me, when the sport is more like rugby (expect that real rugby players wouldn't be seen dead with all the padding American 'footballers' use!) where the ball is carried not kicked like in REAL football otherwise known, ONLY IN AMERICA, as soccer!!!
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Is it Americans who say things like 'spelled' and 'knowed' instead of 'spelt' and 'knew'? It just sounds wrong to me.

The way you write the dates (It's so confusing! Though I guess it must be equally confusing for Americans too when they see European dates)

The American versions of words. Fine if you wanna call a pram a baby carriage or call the toilet the restroom (though I don't quite see the point in calling it a restroom when it has nothing to do with rest). It's when you use the same name for something that means something totally different in another part of the world. For example, Americans asking for pants when they want trousers or Brits asking for a rubber...........

But I don't mind your sports actually.
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not to get off topic, but... why do non-US people get so belligerant about us calling it soccer? I've never met anyone here who gets mad that you call it football... it's like pop and soda people. Soda people get mad about it, pop people say "Hmm, that's different. Let's be friends!"

also, it seems like some people here think that people in the states eat fast food every day... you know we don't, right?

I feel like I should add a pasttime, but I still can't think of anything else... I like Subway a lot so I can't get on the fast food bandwagon.

britney spears?
oh oh how about going tanning every day and dying your hair blonde
is that an american thing?


edit to say: People say "spelled" but if anyone were to say "knowed" it would definately be wrong.
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not to get off topic, but... why do non-US people get so belligerant about us calling it soccer? I've never met anyone here who gets mad that you call it football... it's like pop and soda people. Soda people get mad about it, pop people say "Hmm, that's different. Let's be friends!"

edit to say: People say "spelled" but if anyone were to say "knowed" it would definately be wrong.
I think it's just because American culture is so prominent at the moment. Films, TV, Music, Subway/Starbucks- American culture's everywhere so I think people tend to get irate and a bit OTT about little things like this as a way of reasserting their own culture as being different from the USA......maybe. Still in 50 years time when there's a new superpower and, I dunno, Chinese culture is the new big thing people will no doubt stop moaning about soccer/football and start thinking of it as 'quaint'.

I'm racking my brains to think of the other word that Americans leave with an 'ed' ending that we'd change to 'lt' and I can't think of it. I didn't think 'knowed' was it but I couldn't think of the right word so I guessed. Any ideas as to what I could be thinking of?
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I'm racking my brains to think of the other word that Americans leave with an 'ed' ending that we'd change to 'lt' and I can't think of it. I didn't think 'knowed' was it but I couldn't think of the right word so I guessed. Any ideas as to what I could be thinking of?

Could you be thinking of "owned"??
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Nope but I've got it! It wasn't an 'lt' ending- it was teached/taught. Americans would say 'teached' right? Whilst we'd say 'taught'.

Besides I say 'owned', don't you then?
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Yes, but 'owned' it is a slang term I have seen used on the internet as well.
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Sorry I'm with you now.
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