Americans have long been exporting their pop culture to the world. With TV shows and movies being among the most consumed global American exports, it's no surprise that US actors and directors are recognized all around the globe. However, for all of us non-Americans out there, sometimes the silver screens get us all dazed and confused. Do American people really drink from those red plastic cups at parties? Do they really wear shoes inside their houses? Is homecoming really such a big thing as movies make it out to be?

But we're gonna need a true expert's opinion on the matter—our Bored Panda readers living in the US! So scroll down below to read all the questions that people had about the things they saw on TV and feel free to share your answers!

#1

221Lauren Report

Felix Feline
Community Member
1 year ago

Living in a college town I can attest that yes they do. It's all anyone talks about, and the traffic jams are awful. High school football here is just as bad.

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#2

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s long.

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#3

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Laura Land
Community Member
1 year ago

Mostly thatsv.

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#4

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Lavender Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope.

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#5

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Why?
Community Member
1 year ago

We also wear our shoes in bed as well.

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#6

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N G
Community Member
1 year ago

I think they make smoothies out of the waste, so they can drink it later.

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#7

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Nele H
Community Member
1 year ago

I am German and do this, too.

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#8

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kitcats
Community Member
1 year ago

sadly

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#9

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
1 year ago

I have seen this before, also hard boiled eggs being used, and high tech baby dolls that cry.

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#10

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Millions of people eat this daily in the US.

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#11

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N G
Community Member
1 year ago

...and do Americans always eat ready made salads from those clear disposable bowls?

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#12

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

We usually have a funeral at the mortuary or a church then we go to the cemetery where the chairs are set up for a few last words by a minister or priest. Only the close family sit and the rest stand.

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#13

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
1 year ago

I always wondered this as well, I tried it once and its hard to do for me for some reason.

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#14

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, I believe people do hang out in parking lots near bars more than any other store.

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#15

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Felix Feline
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes. Here in this college town Homecoming is a major event. Vast crowds, insane traffic, blaring music.

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#16

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MammaG
Community Member
1 year ago

Why? Hot water is hot water.

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#17

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

If I’m giving directions to my house, I can say ‘turn 4 blocks after the fire station’ and they understand that.

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#18

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

I think they drink it because it’s so easy to carry their water with them. And yes, it can get expensive.

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#19

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people do have to s of throw pillows on their beds and on their sofas. I don’t.

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#20

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

I believe this is mostly a southern trait.

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#21

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, we do. Or Fritos or Cheetos.

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#22

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Lavender Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep. It's a real thing

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#23

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a lab partner in chemistry and biology in high school.

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#24

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, now we use plastic bags donated free by the grocery stores usually.

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#25

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MammaG
Community Member
1 year ago

The stupid and vain do, yes. Vanity and egos here are out of control. Everyone thinks they're special or a celebrity.

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#26

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

Chicken and waffles is a religious experience. I live in the Midwest and some of the best chicken and waffles in the world is right here in Indianapolis at Maxine's Chicken and Waffles. Another awesome place is in Harlem (where chicken and waffles was invented).

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
1 year ago

Can confirm - Harlem chicken & waffles is AH-MAY-ZING!

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kitty_player 03
Community Member
1 year ago

WHO EATS CHICKEN AND WAFFLES? WHAT THE HECK

Stephanie Hatton
Community Member
1 year ago

The sweet and savory combination is perfect!

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Karen Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't, but I understand it's big in the south.

Robin Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Lived in the south all my life, 54 years, and never eaten waffles and chicken

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Jane Petersen
Community Member
1 year ago

Black Americans created this delicacy.

Lynda Momalo
Community Member
1 year ago

Regionally. NOT in the northeast (New England). And actually, although it became popular in Harlam, it's a southern invention. https://www.myrecipes.com/extracrispy/chicken-and-waffles-is-a-southern-invention

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
1 year ago

It's getting more popular around the country. But yeah, mostly a southern thing.

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Sasha Ross
Community Member
1 year ago

I tried it once, wasnt impressed but yes its a thing here

Caryn Zent
Community Member
1 year ago

Started as American Soul Food. Really god.

Ava Lewis
Community Member
1 year ago

that sounds a wed combonation of food

Patti Renwick Parrish
Community Member
1 year ago

definitely down in the southern states

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
1 year ago

mid-western united states thing..... some parts of the west and south too. like steak & eggs... regional...

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Now this I just don't understand and never will. The two are polar opposites. It would be like ordering pork chops smothered in jelly donuts.

Shart
Community Member
1 year ago

Try dipping a chicken nugget into some maple syrup sometime...then youll understand

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
1 year ago

Odd sounding, but a honey and cheese sandwich can be equally awesome ^-^

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought it was weird at first, but it's actually really good. It's a nice combination!

Sarra R
Community Member
1 year ago

Honest question : do you dress the waffles as usual? Like syrup (and/or) powdered sugar, fruits, jams? Or are they plain topped with turkey (gravy also?)?

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Ana
Community Member
5 months ago

Uhhh yes. It’s freaking amazing. Like fr best thing evah

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Think of the waffle as an excellent BREAD substitute. The combo works best when both items are freshly prepared and CRUNCH.

Kelli
Community Member
1 year ago

Absolutely! Delicious!!!

Emily Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes we do and it's AMAZING!

Katherine Gilleland
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s revolting

Tanyard Park
Community Member
1 year ago

Odd but true. You will not believe how delicious it is!

Dawn Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

The version that I had was an Amish version, a boneless chicken stew served over waffles. No other topping, just the gravy from the stew.

Elina Kuusisto
Community Member
1 year ago

It is delicious!

Felix Utterback
Community Member
1 year ago

KFC here in the Midwest has them on the menu even. They have the Nashville hot chicken and waffles too!

Donna Gettings Apperson
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm not a fan.

Randy Roberts
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a joke in america too. It is just a newer fad that has started popping up in the southern states. It is insanely fattening and I personally would feel like a slob if I ate all that fried grease and sugar.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
1 year ago

It is tasty.

Steve Barker
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep. Good as Haggis.

Viv Hart
Community Member
1 year ago

Waffles go with ice cream & syrup!!

Chris Longski
Community Member
1 year ago

Chicken and gravy with fresh-made waffles -- you don't know what you're missing...

Johnny Farnen
Community Member
1 year ago

Sadly, it is true. Now you know why most Americans are obese diabetics that die early of heart disease. And to answer the question, it is disgusting as it sounds.

Mary Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

it used to be a regional thing in nashville, and then it branched out...americans like the sweet-salty-savory thing...like we will like to have pancakes or french toast with sausage or bacon and then dip the bacon or sausage in syrup...once served french toast and sausages to a welsh friend visiting, and she asked for ketchup instead of syrup b/c you DON'T eat savory and sweet together...meaning that if you have meat, then no syrup...perfectly good french toast ruined with ketchup!

Laura Pantazis
Community Member
1 year ago

When I was at IHOP a couple months ago, I couldn't figure out if I wanted breakfast or lunch. I went with chicken and waffles. It was really good! I ate the chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce and then the waffles with syrup.

albertmarksjr@aol.com
Community Member
1 year ago

Southern or Midwestern favorite. Having lived in Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and New York I never encountered that combo.

LaDonna Hulcy
Community Member
1 year ago

EEEWWW!!!!

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes.. They do.

Toast Of Saint Louis
Community Member
1 year ago

It's an acquired taste. I'm not find of it, tried it and was like, meh. Rather have breakfast sausage.

Bev Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

The combo of sweet and savory is good. Like chocolate and pretzels or salted caramel.

Amanda Rudnicki
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg yes! It used to only be down south but now it's all over. Yum! Seriously! Sweet with salty!

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
1 year ago

yes and it's delicious

Peter Bear
Community Member
1 year ago

We do, and it's amazing. Especially some of the variants. Buffalo Chicken (which has nothing to do with bison, but was invented in Buffalo, NY hence the name, it's basically just hot sauce and butter) on a nice thick waffle with maple syrup on it... it's a divine study in contrast. Sweet, spicy, crunchy and soft all at once.

Dre Mosley
Community Member
1 year ago

It's amazing.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
1 year ago

It's gross, dude. Super effing gross.

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
1 year ago

You're gross

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, but I just don't get it. I like both, but not together.

T P
Community Member
1 year ago

It does taste nice

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
1 year ago

I've never had it.

Mer
Community Member
1 year ago

I've never but some people swear it's delightful.

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

It's just chicken and bread in a slightly different form. And both taste good.

Henry Zhang
Community Member
1 year ago

Wait isnt this a belgian thing anyway? And yea if theres bread and meat, there will be consumption

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes!!! Nom nom nom nom nom. Chicken and waffles. Soooooo good. We absolutely eat that.

Helen Haley
Community Member
1 year ago

Love chicken and waffles.

Sandra Simpson
Community Member
1 year ago

I love it.

Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG! Chicken with cornbread waffles and bourbon syrup and herbed butter from my favorite restaurant! I miss it SOOOOO MUUUCCCHHH! I am going there as soon as this pandemic is over! Oh yes, this is a wonderful thing! Invented in Southern American states' Blues and Jazz clubs in the '40's (?) or so.

Kristy P
Community Member
1 year ago

The chain restaurant Chili's has a chipotle/jalapeno/maple/fried chicken tenders concoction that is 2600kcals and is AMAZING

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

So long as you are doing a 36hr intermittent fast, then have at it!

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Nemo.-.
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people do. They even serve it in some restaurants like KFC for example.

Nemo.-.
Community Member
1 year ago

Restaurants/fast food places*

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CincyReds
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people love it! It served with maple syrup and bacon on it to!

GeneralZod
Community Member
1 year ago

It tastes nice. It is a good combination of savory and sweet that hits all the taste buds

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, some people do.

DKS 001
Community Member
1 year ago

as an american: the fuck? Never heard of THAT one before. Sounds disgusting.

Colin L
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1 year ago

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It's a southern US (for non US residents that is the south-eastern United States) thing that is infecting the rest of the country. However, I will point out: escargot, steak and kidney pie, and durian.

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, it’s called hot cocoa all the time. It’s written on the box too.

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#28

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Meatloaf is a delicious combination of hamburger and onions and some sort of thickening like dried oatmeal or bread. Usually catsup is poured on top before baking.

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#29

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, many people do.

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#30

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Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
1 year ago

maybe? I live in a place where seeing a taxi is pretty rare, so I wouldn't know.

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