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@jmjhb

My history is probably a bit shaky then.

I always assumed it was a celebration of the incompetent Pilgrims devoted to surviving a harsh first winter.

Only due to assistance from the heathen native I might add.

It's also bollocks they pissed off over there to escape persecution and intolerance.

They pissed off over there so they could be free to persecute and be intolerant.

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Not a pop at our Yank cousins, met some sound americans down the years, my ire is aimed at the British m0ngs who've been hoodwinked into bringing these irrelevant traditions over here. Now as a k

Must say I prefer American porn actresses to English ones. A well trained Californian girl requesting her chimney be filled to breaking point sounds a lot better than Trish from Bradford demandin

Yeah i meant Yosemite not Yellowstone Did Manhattan first 2 trips, so did Brooklyn last time, totally different place I'm not a gambler so didn't expect much from Vegas (went with work to a

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3 minutes ago, Youri McAnespie said:

@jmjhb

My history is probably a bit shaky then.

I always assumed it was a celebration of the incompetent Pilgrims devoted to surviving a harsh first winter.

Only due to assistance from the heathen native I might add.

It's also bollocks they pissed off over there to escape persecution and intolerance.

They pissed off over there so they could be free to persecute and be intolerant.

It’s an extension of our own Harvest Festival.

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Yeah - but they'd dropped a bollock and didn't have a harvest to harvest.

It took Hiawatha and Sakajarjarbinks to bail them out.

So the fracture from our harvest festival was complete.

Anyway, some of them did come slinking back - should've told 'em to sling their hook. Like Shamina Bighun or Argentina 'supporting' munchen. Have a read up on them - real fucking oddbods even by the standards of the time.

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Halloween no worries as it was a festival here of old, it’s more revived than imported in one sense 

Baby showers absolute shite hate the way that’s become a thing .

find people claiming to support American football teams a bit strange but each to their own    
 

thanksgiving is good solely for the fact it’s the basis of planes trains automobiles 
 

calling the Arndale or Trafford centre a “ mall”  is another and probably comes from all the American kids tv shows 

in truth it’s been creeping in for ages, burger and fries for example. I worked with a bloke who wouldn’t drink coke or Pepsi because he considered that “American pop coming over here making it impossible to get dandelion and burdock soon “

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@MickyD

I'm pissed now.

Goddamn assholes.

I'm off to eat 2kg of deep-fried meat covered in melted cheese.

And watch a sitcom featuring grossly obese but inexplicably successful characters.

Or perhaps the fourth down of The Tampa Tamperers vs The Beverly Hillbillies. The 'billies are two for nine going into the fifth, but the Tamperers are coming back strong with a field goal from third baseman Pete O' Phile. Could go either way.

Stop the count - MAGA.

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25 minutes ago, Youri McAnespie said:

@jmjhb

My history is probably a bit shaky then.

I always assumed it was a celebration of the incompetent Pilgrims devoted to surviving a harsh first winter.

Only due to assistance from the heathen native I might add.

It's also bollocks they pissed off over there to escape persecution and intolerance.

They pissed off over there so they could be free to persecute and be intolerant.

https://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving

 

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2 hours ago, bolton in bedford said:

It grinds my gears, everything seems American these days.

I’ve got 15 year old who constantly speaks American English and I hate it.  Even that idiot Durham on talksport says garbage instead of rubbish and he’s 40 odd.  No hope for any of us.

isn't that an american turn of phrase?

I've only ever heard in planes trains and automobiles, and famiy guy

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49 minutes ago, Youri McAnespie said:

@jules_darby

@MickyD

I'm pissed now.

Goddamn assholes.

I'm off to eat 2kg of deep-fried meat covered in melted cheese.

And watch a sitcom featuring grossly obese but inexplicably successful characters.

Or perhaps the fourth down of The Tampa Tamperers vs The Beverly Hillbillies. The 'billies are two for nine going into the fifth, but the Tamperers are coming back strong with a field goal from third baseman Pete O' Phile. Could go either way.

Stop the count - MAGA.

Philly cheese-steak. Had one while visiting Philadelphia. Pretty much a french stick loaded with steak, onion and cheese. Couldn’t finish it.

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Thinly veiled - did you run up the Rocky steps?

To be fair this recipe probably accounts for about 90% of the dishes featured on the likes of 'Man vs Food', 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' and 'Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares' etc. Humongous portion sizes too - no wonder there's so many chubbmeister and chubbmistresses over there.

Tbf some looks quite tasty looking, the food, but is probably so calorific as to make 'our' giant mixed kebabs seem like health food.

 

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1 minute ago, Youri McAnespie said:

Thinly veiled - did you run up the Rocky steps?

To be fair this recipe probably accounts for about 90% of the dishes featured on the likes of 'Man vs Food', 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives' and 'Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares' etc. Humongous portion sizes too - no wonder there's so many chubbmeister and chubbmistresses over there.

Tbf some looks quite tasty looking, the food, but is probably so calorific as to make 'our' giant mixed kebabs seem like health food.

 

Rocky steps got looked at and discussed and decided against.

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I think it was Kent who said he felt closer, in culture, to Europe than the US. I agreed with him. I’ve said it before, many of the pro Europe people on here have no idea about what goes on a few hundred miles east but are obsessed with things on the west side of the Atlantic.

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Having worked with Americans i have to say, in my experience our cultures are very, very different. I was surprised how different we were, and yet when working with Dutch, French, Finnish, Spanish, Germans... there are lots of crossovers and shared sensibilities. 

Americans seem like their country, just young. Its like they see any questioning or due process as negative thinking. In some ways its great because they really push things forward, in other ways success appears to be just dumb luck.

I like that Halloween is a thing now, but if I ever hear a British person say Math, I will break their fingers one by one.

 

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Think America is an ace country. I love their food, culture, films etc and would love to go there and just drive about the place in later life.

I dont mind their traditions. Up to you whether you partake or not.

 

 

 

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Just now, gonzo said:

Think America is an ace country. I love their food, culture, films etc and would love to go there and just drive about the place in later life.

I dont mind their traditions. Up to you whether you partake or not.

 

 

 

Aye, done NYC 3 times, love it, and enjoyed Vegas far more than I thought I would

But the best was driving from Nashville to Memphis to New Orleans via some random small places

All very different ways of life

Want to do the West Coast at some point, want to do Yellowstone, San Francisco maybe Seattle

Not arsed about LA

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2 minutes ago, ZicoKelly said:

Aye, done NYC 3 times, love it, and enjoyed Vegas far more than I thought I would

But the best was driving from Nashville to Memphis to New Orleans via some random small places

All very different ways of life

Want to do the West Coast at some point, want to do Yellowstone, San Francisco maybe Seattle

Not arsed about LA

NYC is just everything you expect it to be, Vegas was another world. Didn’t think much when I went to Hollywood and LA was good but it took forever to get anywhere.

Yosemite park was just breathtaking, the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Highly recommend spending a few days there 

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7 minutes ago, Rudy said:

NYC is just everything you expect it to be, Vegas was another world. Didn’t think much when I went to Hollywood and LA was good but it took forever to get anywhere.

Yosemite park was just breathtaking, the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Highly recommend spending a few days there 

Yeah i meant Yosemite not Yellowstone

Did Manhattan first 2 trips, so did Brooklyn last time, totally different place

I'm not a gambler so didn't expect much from Vegas (went with work to a conference) but loved it - did canyon in a helicopter, went to a gun range, blue man group show and just took in the general madness of the place, like a rollercoaster inside a hotel

Had one proper bet, $100 on black, it won, so walked away, did enjoy the wheel of fortune in some places though 

Oh and a black stripper did me for $250 in spearmint rhino, was basically escorted to the atm inside by her and bouncer to make sure i paid up 

So in reality i was $150 down on black

 

 

 

 

 

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Drove from Toronto to Indianapolis because we thought we’d see lots of ‘middle America’. How wrong we were! The only thing you follow on the map are the water-towers which every small township still has. I’m not sure if they’re in use as water-towers or as navigation signs for motorists. 
We decided to stay over at a place called Mansfield, Ohio. Talk about a land that time forgot. Most of it was like walking onto the set of a1950s movie or Happy Days. We spoke to folk in a bar that evening and there response was how come we Brits noticed yet their own money men, the House of Representatives and The Senate and other groups with fingers on purse strings not noticing that almost all the infrastructure money is spent in the large towns and cities. A point understood more when we got to Indianapolis next day and noticed the Perspex tubes following pavements around and between shops and hotels so that as many pedestrians walked twenty or so feet above street level as there were actually people on the pavements outside. All very futuristic but that doesn’t help the people in the smaller towns.

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10 minutes ago, ZicoKelly said:

Yeah i meant Yosemite not Yellowstone

Did Manhattan first 2 trips, so did Brooklyn last time, totally different place

I'm not a gambler so didn't expect much from Vegas (went with work to a conference) but loved it - did canyon in a helicopter, went to a gun range, blue man group show and just took in the general madness of the place, like a rollercoaster inside a hotel

Had one proper bet, $100 on black, it won, so walked away, did enjoy the wheel of fortune in some places though 

Oh and a black stripper did me for $250 in spearmint rhino, was basically escorted to the atm inside by her and bouncer to make sure i paid up 

So in reality i was $150 down on black

 

 

 

 

 

Not much of a gambler myself spent most of the time in Vegas people watching, my mate went this year for the Fury fight and weed is legal there so the whole place just smelled of weed, said the dispensaries are everywhere 

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It's not about Americans doing American shit - let 'em crack on.

Even when there's an atrocity I don't feel it's our place to chime in on gun control.

It's about the erosion of British (and other nation's) cultures and traditions.

Who took their kids trick or treating? Bought costumes, treats, pumpkins and other decorations etc.?

Nowt wrong with that but...

Who built a bonfire, made a Guy, bought fireworks and sparklers etc. - made or bought; Parkin, black peas, the wrongly maligned lobby, brandy snaps, baked spuds - and my own personal tradition, pork chops?

Bonfire Night passes not with a bang but a whimper - Halloween crap starts appearing in shops in August ffs...

When I left school some lads and lasses met up and got pissed on the Fair on Longcauseway. That was our leavers do. Not a £200 suit nor a £400 dress nor a £150 taxi ride nor a £50 a head sit-down meal.

It's a load of old yankee-doodle bollocks adopted so readily to empty wallets, purses and pockets.

 

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