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Old 07.06.2007, 08:36 AM   #101
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(Previous rude comment by me about P Doherty edited out for irrelevance and bitchiness reasons).

Not so many baseball caps worn in London these days, at least not where I live and work.

American fashion has had a huge influence on what Brits wear since at least the 60's. Has any British fashion in recent times caught on in the States? I can't imagine so really.
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Old 07.06.2007, 09:04 AM   #102
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Americans love tucking into fried chicken and Mexican food, whereas the Brits go for kebabs and curry. Both sides love pizza. I was struggling to think of a classic British food taken on by the American, and suddenly remembered the humble sandwich:

 



However, it's fair to say that the Americans have made an artform out of sandwich-making, whilst us Brits are often happy to have a cheddar cheese sandwich.
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Old 07.06.2007, 09:08 AM   #103
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You make the cheddar cheese sandwich sound like a poor relative of other types of sandwich, when really it is a king among the type of snack that is made by placing a filling between two pieces of bread (except in Sandinavia where only one piece of bread is used, with a topping instead of a filling).






I don't know why I posted that. I don't know why I post most of what I post.
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Old 07.06.2007, 09:16 AM   #104
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american everything catches on everywhere, maybe partially due to the fact that people from all over the world became, and our becoming...americans.

I think its more related to the Lowest Common Denominator. Set the bar lower and lower, catch more prey.
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Old 07.06.2007, 09:22 AM   #105
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Do the Americans go on about the weather as much as us Brits do?

sonicl - in no way do I wish to denigrate the cheese sandwich. I was merely pointing out that the Americans would garnish the sandwich with about 17 different dressings plus a harvest of salad toppings, and would offer a choice of about 15 types of bread.
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Old 07.06.2007, 09:26 AM   #106
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Whose cheese is the cheesiest?
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Whose cheese is the cheesiest?

The French, hur hur hur. I don't really know much about US cheese, except for the Federal-donated Government Cheese. Come on US-ers, recommend me some of your finest cheeses.
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Old 07.06.2007, 09:34 AM   #108
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Old 07.06.2007, 09:37 AM   #109
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Whose cheese is the cheesiest?

thats a trick question, there is no real american cheese, it's all processed

and besides who could compete with this

 


ain't no american gonna chase no cheese
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Old 07.06.2007, 09:42 AM   #110
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I took that question from a spoken word poem that takes the mickey out of the rivalry between Canadians and Americans. It's on this album:




 
http://cgi.ebay.com/WORD-UP-Spoken-W...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 07.06.2007, 09:53 AM   #111
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from what i've noticed on this board, americans lack social cohesion, whereas the bitish hunt strictly in packs. have you ever seen a british "loner"? no-- they are all highly socialized, know what's expected of them, and behave accordingly. that has its pros and cons of course-- what you gain in group cohesion you lose in diversity and originality of the individual. then again, jack the ripper was british-- but what if he was actually an american expat??
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Old 07.06.2007, 09:59 AM   #112
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from what i've noticed on this board, americans lack social cohesion, whereas the bitish hunt strictly in packs. have you ever seen a british "loner"? no-- they are all highly socialized, know what's expected of them, and behave accordingly. that has its pros and cons of course-- what you gain in group cohesion you lose in diversity and originality of the individual. then again, jack the ripper was british-- but what if he was actually an american expat??

I don't really agree with this, and started saying why, but I can't be bothered right now.

I could just say nothing, but I felt like saying I don't agree.
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Old 07.06.2007, 10:00 AM   #113
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I don't really agree with this, and started saying why, but I can't be bothered right now.

I could just say nothing, but I felt like saying I don't agree.

im waiting for 5 more british people to show up and back you oup on this
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I would back Pookie up, but I'm busy making a cup of tea.
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cmon, 4 more...
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I would back Pookie up too. But not now, as I need to go poopie.
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cmon, 4 more...

See, proves my point. There are no British people here who like me or agree with me.
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I would also pack Pooks up, but I am awfully busy with the crossword from The Times.
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