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In the US, people tend to cut up their food then put the knife down, transfer the fork to the right hand (if right handed), and eat what's been cut up so far.
That's how my mama taught me. I can hear her in my ear whenever I try it the other way.
I took an etiquette class when I was young and it is the technical "proper American" way to eat. Now this said, I use both styles intermittently depending on who is the dinner guest and where I am.
I just use my fingers when no one is looking. I sometimes pee in the shower too. Glad to get that off my mind. Whew emoticon
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I just use my fingers when no one is looking. I sometimes pee in the shower too. Glad to get that off my mind. Whew emoticon
But, do you pee in the pool!!??
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I just use my fingers when no one is looking. I sometimes pee in the shower too. Glad to get that off my mind. Whew emoticon
But, do you pee in the pool!!??
Haha!! This conversation made my morning.
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froggieposition wrote:
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jimc wrote:
In the US, people tend to cut up their food then put the knife down, transfer the fork to the right hand (if right handed), and eat what's been cut up so far.
That's how my mama taught me. I can hear her in my ear whenever I try it the other way.
I took an etiquette class when I was young and it is the technical "proper American" way to eat. Now this said, I use both styles intermittently depending on who is the dinner guest and where I am.
And Bill Clinton chews his food with his mouth open. I think I will do it the way the Queen does

This subject is topical for me, my wife is American and we laugh about the differences in culture
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Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
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Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
Yep... and another hot button for me... slurping your noodles, soup or coffee. That sounds disgusting!

Note: I've encountered some quiet noodle slurpers, I can tolerate that.

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Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
Froggie, if you ever go to china, be prepared to hear the butt licking sound a lot. The chinese tend to slurp, burp, talk, chew. and whistle dixie all simultaneously!
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Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
Froggie, if you ever go to china, be prepared to hear the butt licking sound a lot. The chinese tend to slurp, burp, talk, chew. and whistle dixie all simultaneously!
Isn't this the country where if you don't do the above it's considered bad manners and indicates to the host/hostess that you aren't satisfied with their hospitality? Popcorn emoticon BURP!!!!!!
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Froggie, if you ever go to china, be prepared to hear the butt licking sound a lot. The chinese tend to slurp, burp, talk, chew. and whistle dixie all simultaneously!
I had an ex wife who could do all of the above and fart at the same time,,,mind you, there were times when it all went wrong...thats when we got out the Aqua Vac Razz emoticon
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Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
Froggie, if you ever go to china, be prepared to hear the butt licking sound a lot. The chinese tend to slurp, burp, talk, chew. and whistle dixie all simultaneously!
I have been all over Asia. And you are so right. I found picking food from a communal plate, pick up.. Put in mouth, repeat. 8-10 people basically double dipping with chopsticks. And don't get me started on the odd animals I ate. Fried sparrows in Macau were the top oddness. They fry the WHOLE thing. You eat head, beak and all. Than god for beer, liquid courage. Hong Kong was odd underwater animals... Korea was cow spinal cord, kimcheed oysters (yes oysters shucked and buried in the ground with kimchee). The list goes on. Lol. Sushi that is twitching in front of you because it is "fresh".
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froggieposition wrote:
Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
Froggie, if you ever go to china, be prepared to hear the butt licking sound a lot. The chinese tend to slurp, burp, talk, chew. and whistle dixie all simultaneously!
I have been all over Asia. And you are so right. I found picking food from a communal plate, pick up.. Put in mouth, repeat. 8-10 people basically double dipping with chopsticks. And don't get me started on the odd animals I ate. Fried sparrows in Macau were the top oddness. They fry the WHOLE thing. You eat head, beak and all. Than god for beer, liquid courage. Hong Kong was odd underwater animals... Korea was cow spinal cord, kimcheed oysters (yes oysters shucked and buried in the ground with kimchee). The list goes on. Lol. Sushi that is twitching in front of you because it is "fresh".
Where's your sense of adventure?
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froggieposition wrote:
Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
Froggie, if you ever go to china, be prepared to hear the butt licking sound a lot. The chinese tend to slurp, burp, talk, chew. and whistle dixie all simultaneously!
I have been all over Asia. And you are so right. I found picking food from a communal plate, pick up.. Put in mouth, repeat. 8-10 people basically double dipping with chopsticks. And don't get me started on the odd animals I ate. Fried sparrows in Macau were the top oddness. They fry the WHOLE thing. You eat head, beak and all. Than god for beer, liquid courage. Hong Kong was odd underwater animals... Korea was cow spinal cord, kimcheed oysters (yes oysters shucked and buried in the ground with kimchee). The list goes on. Lol. Sushi that is twitching in front of you because it is "fresh".
Where's your sense of adventure?
Oh I ate it all with a smile. Gross and not gross alike. Lol.
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Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
Froggie, if you ever go to china, be prepared to hear the butt licking sound a lot. The chinese tend to slurp, burp, talk, chew. and whistle dixie all simultaneously!
I have been all over Asia. And you are so right. I found picking food from a communal plate, pick up.. Put in mouth, repeat. 8-10 people basically double dipping with chopsticks. And don't get me started on the odd animals I ate. Fried sparrows in Macau were the top oddness. They fry the WHOLE thing. You eat head, beak and all. Than god for beer, liquid courage. Hong Kong was odd underwater animals... Korea was cow spinal cord, kimcheed oysters (yes oysters shucked and buried in the ground with kimchee). The list goes on. Lol. Sushi that is twitching in front of you because it is "fresh".
Same here, and somehow you, me and over a billion people, survived the experience...
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My son ate raw snake gallbladder in Shanghai then found out later it can make you very sick. Snake parasites.

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Snake parasites. That sounds pretty nasty.
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Just saw this and thought I had to share;
http://www.buzzfeed.com/javiermoreno/words-that-have-a-totally-different-meaning-in-texas

Pretty much correct except for the trucks, they're more more like 90%.
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My son ate raw snake gallbladder in Shanghai then found out later it can make you very sick. Snake parasites.

http://www.scmp.com/article/262670/snake-bile-can-cause-disease
Sounds like something wasn't prepared properly. That can happen in any resteraunt, not just the ones that serve snake gallbladder.
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Just saw this and thought I had to share;
http://www.buzzfeed.com/javiermoreno/words-that-have-a-totally-different-meaning-in-texas

Pretty much correct except for the trucks, they're more more like 90%.
I got a list of things to look out for when I moved to Texas, it was about 75 items long. I think the guy who have it to me had pity on me because I was not only not from West Texas, but not even from the US.

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DOOR yes. Laughing emoticon You forgot farting.
So what's whistling Dixie then?
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Just saw this and thought I had to share;
http://www.buzzfeed.com/javiermoreno/words-that-have-a-totally-different-meaning-in-texas

Pretty much correct except for the trucks, they're more more like 90%.
All I can say is that it takes a hell of a lot longer than 10 hours to properly smoke a brisket....they use the "Texas Crutch" down there.
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Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
My brother, otherwise a very polite man, slurps his soup. He sound like a dog. We have not been able to break him of it.
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Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
My brother, otherwise a very polite man, slurps his soup. He sound like a dog. We have not been able to break him of it.
My condolences. What The? emoticon
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- Divisive topics such as abortion, the death penalty, guns, and helmet laws are prohibited.
I'm sure there are plenty of other confusing things about the US that are available. How about 50 states with 50 different driver licenses and driving laws? (Driving, not helmet laws)
Let's not forget eye protection and a number of different clauses like that the handlebar should not be more than 15 inches higher than the saddle.
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Chewing mouth open is the worst. Ever hear a dog lick it's butt? Same sound. Lol. Laughing emoticon
My brother, otherwise a very polite man, slurps his soup. He sound like a dog. We have not been able to break him of it.
My condolences. What The? emoticon
Give your condolences to his wife, LOL.

Edit-That skill may come in handy for him. Maybe that's why she doesn't make a big deal out of it. Food for thought.
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I thought we had moved on to talking about pizza.

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Quite so. So, in New York, does one dine "on" a pizza place, or "in" a pizza place?
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the resistance to adopting the metric system
Resistance, apathy or inability? Been a topic of "how the world has changed" discussions at class reunions. Back in the early 50's in junior high, we really thought it would happen.
We did adopt the metric system.... I bought a 2 litre Coke the other day

All Joking aside.... I wonder why soft drinks are the only thing it stuck on???

I don't understand the rest of it... I thought it was gonna stick in the 70's too.

But!!!! I can add and subtract without a calculator so I guess I got out of Public School just in time!!!
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there is not much written about why the 2 litre plactic soft drink bottle "stuck" other than its being introduced in 1970 by PepsiCo, based on a new DuPont design. This was the first "large size", convenient container (glass is heavy and involves more difficulty in disposal or return for deposit), and probably became the "standard" by default. How would other soft drink makers compete in a different size? A 64 oz (2 qt) bottle would only be 1.8927 L.
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Nothing like a good loud belch from an attractive woman.
Or an ugly one for that matter,,,,,,no hang on!!!!!
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I say the same about a candle..."turn off the candle".


strange....must be correct english....

once again...adventures in Spanglish.
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there is not much written about why the 2 litre plactic soft drink bottle "stuck" other than its being introduced in 1970 by PepsiCo, based on a new DuPont design. This was the first "large size", convenient container (glass is heavy and involves more difficulty in disposal or return for deposit), and probably became the "standard" by default. How would other soft drink makers compete in a different size? A 64 oz (2 qt) bottle would only be 1.8927 L.
Interesting. I do remember the 64oz bottles and the 16oz bottles. Even those went to 1 L. I think. The 64's were awkward, I think that is why the labels were Styrofoam..... so you could hold onto them. Anyway.... I just found it interesting.... I'm just not sure why
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My more "American" raised friends make fun of me because I say "Turn off the light" and not "Shut off the light".

It's "Apaga La Luz" in spanish (my first language) meaning "Turn off the light".

I say the same about a candle..."turn off the candle".


strange....must be correct english....

once again...adventures in Spanglish.
I say turn off the lights. But then again I grew up in California. Most areas are influenced by the Spanish language anyway.
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MP3 500 - GTV250
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Location: Near Pittsburgh
 
Ossessionato
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MP3 500 - GTV250
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FWIW ~ Early electric light switches were knobs that you turned, rather than toggles or buttons. And, of course, table lights have knobs.
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Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red,2020 Zero SR/S, Zeus, Electric Dragon
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2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red,2020 Zero SR/S, Zeus, Electric Dragon
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Der Blechfahrer wrote:
judy wrote:
DOOR yes. Laughing emoticon You forgot farting.
So what's whistling Dixie then?
"Whistling dixie" serves as a catchall term for other things too numerous to mention, or any idle pursuit.

In the negative, it can mean "I whole heartedly agree"

As in: "Damn, this burrito is tasty"

"You ain't just whistling Dixie, pardner"
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Addicted
2014 GTS Super Sport SE (wrecked); 2015 Genuine Hooligan 170i (sold)
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2014 GTS Super Sport SE (wrecked); 2015 Genuine Hooligan 170i (sold)
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Location: Houston, Texas
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Midnight Rider wrote:
I say switch off the lights. It is a light switch after all.

Then again I am not American.
I just clap my hands.
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