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!

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Felix Feline
Community Member
5 months 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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Andres Tejeda
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5 months ago

Its the easiest reference for us and a football field is 100yards or 300 feet or 91.44 meters.

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Kristin Scarbrough
Community Member
5 months ago

We say goodbye, or something like it. It's an idiosyncrasy of script writing, not Americans.

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#4

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Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
5 months ago

the only thing in my locker is a mound of trash.

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Why?
Community Member
5 months ago

We also wear our shoes in bed as well.

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#6

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Erin
Community Member
5 months ago

When my relatives from Ireland come to visit, they love to play with the garbage disposal. Even the people in their 60's think it is hilarious. They refer to it as "the murder sink".

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#7

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Laura Land
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5 months ago

I'm American and it's a select few who do that but it's not the norm.

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Erin
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5 months ago

Yes, we do. It is the only access we have to water.

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#9

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Erin
Community Member
5 months ago

When I was in school, it was hard boiled eggs. Now they have high-tech baby dolls called Baby Think About it. It is a Life Skills class that teaches you how to be an adult.

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Hedy Hahn
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5 months ago

Millions of people eat this daily in the US.

Bobby Sammons
Community Member
5 months ago

And some of us don't even use any bread, just a spoon, and the jars of each.

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Sarra R
Community Member
5 months ago

PB and Banana is absolutely AMAZING.

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
5 months ago

Elvis - PB, banana, and honey on white (these days everyone adds bacon, but not officially part of the sandwich)

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Kate Yeti
Community Member
5 months ago

As a kid, I moved from California to New England. Discovered a thing called fluffernutter sandwiches - peanutbutter and marshmallow spread. I was insanely jealous that my mom refused to make them for my lunch!

Lavender Brown
Community Member
5 months ago

YAS! They are delicious 😋

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Erin
Community Member
5 months ago

I freaking love me a pb&j. Especially with strawberry jelly.

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
5 months ago

Who the hell doesn't eat PB&J sandwiches?? I mean, other than the backwards Aussies.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

I’m an Aussie and I love Peanut butter and jam sandwiches and so do my kids.

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Maya Kuntz
Community Member
5 months ago

Are you telling me that you DON'T eat pb&j?!

Guy MacGregor
Community Member
5 months ago

Nope. European here and i've only seen that on movies / shows. Peanut butter is rare and expense, cause noone eat that.

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh yes. I grew up on these.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I am an aussie and my kids and myself all enjoy peanut butter and jam sangas.

Full Name
Community Member
5 months ago

Sanga? Is that slang for sandwich or is it something else entirely?

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deanna woods
Community Member
5 months ago

Let me tell you folks something: PB&Js are awesome and I one of my favorite types of sandwiches.

Catlady6000
Community Member
5 months ago

Grilled PB and J on buttered 12grain bread is AMAZING!

kate h
Community Member
5 months ago

Yaaaasssss!!! I didn't know about grilling PB&Js until I was in my 30s. Life changing.

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ArmyDog07
Community Member
5 months ago

I still do, and I'm in my 50's. Its a quick snack.

Bored Silly
Community Member
5 months ago

Millions of people also eat this in Canada. Don't get why this is considered an American only thing

SBW71
Community Member
5 months ago

PB&J is great and so is PB and marsh mellow fluff!

Henry Zhang
Community Member
5 months ago

Its the source of our altruistic sense of freedom

Steve Barnett
Community Member
5 months ago

I thought that eating peanut butter with jelly was just weird, until I discovered that 'jelly' is actually jam. I tried it and it's fantastic. I use crunchy peanut butter and raspberry jam.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
5 months ago

yes.

The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
5 months ago

So you have never seen an Uncrustable? It's a daily staple at my kids school for lunch.

mph seti
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't knock it until you try it. It's wonderful, and there's so many varieties/options. It's really the only USA-invented food I'll 100% defend.

Ice cube
Community Member
5 months ago

Of course we do!

CaptainDinosaur
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes. Try it.

CaptainDinosaur
Community Member
5 months ago

PS, I tried fairy bread. 👍

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Anxiety! at the Disco
Community Member
5 months ago

My family loves PB "popsicles." It's literally just a giant scoop of PB.

Siena Valenta
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes, people do it all the time. I'm the only one in my family who doesn't like peanut butter or jelly...

Allen Dela Cruz
Community Member
5 months ago

What does the rest of the world eat when they go on field trips?

Philler Space
Community Member
5 months ago

Increasingly rarely as peanut allergies become more common. Many schools actually prohibit PB now. But, yes, it's real, and it's absolutely delicious.

Robin DJW
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh yeah. We do. A lot. We have the same reaction to vegemite or marmite on bread or toast. Gak.

fuggnuggins
Community Member
5 months ago

Promote is another option. But sweeter, different taste, not so salty. But which ever one, best with just a little and loads of butter. Especially on toast. Then other options work alright, too. Vegemite and cheese is common. Then there's Borox - a beef stock/powder. Similar taste. You have it as a hot drink. I never really liked it, but older generations trend to rate it. But one use of Vegemite most people would like is in gravy. Just a teaspoon in with the pan juciee. Throw in your flour, and herbs or pepper or ehatever if you like. Delicious. Really enhances the flavour.

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Mer
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't eat it very often but once in a while will mix a blob of peanut butter with a blob of jam or jelly then slather it on bread for a pb'n'j sandwich.

Elaine Dodge
Community Member
5 months ago

It's not jelly like the rest of the world knows jelly. For Americans jelly = jam

Magpie
Community Member
5 months ago

We love that sh*t. It's deep and it's real.

Betsy Knox
Community Member
5 months ago

I usually have peanut butter and nutella or PB and butter, since I don't like jelly. We also all had peanut butter on celery sticks as kids.

elfin
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes, we do, and it's yummy. Use bread with some character, your favorite jam or marmalade, and peanut butter. Which of those ingredients don't you like? They taste good together.

Helen Haley
Community Member
5 months ago

American staple

M Adams
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes, and it is wonderful! Grape jelly seems to be the fave. Try it!

Troux
Community Member
5 months ago

Grape jelly is the most popular but I assure you as a matter of scientific fact that blackberry is the most delicious. Creamy or crunchy peanut butter is a matter of opinion, but blackberry jam's superiority is quantifiably gospel.

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CORRINE STANLEY
Community Member
5 months ago

i mean.....yeah

Jessica Cifelli
Community Member
5 months ago

I had a pb&j almost everyday for lunch from 2nd to 5th grade. Still one of my go to snack/meals

glowworm2
Community Member
5 months ago

I used to eat those all the time as a kid.

I_Love_Food🍰🍨🍱🍤🐕🐈
Community Member
4 months ago

i don't it is the worst thing in the world

Kit Kat
Community Member
4 months ago

We do

Lacey Heward
Community Member
5 months ago

It's real. Just made it all week for my husband going to work.

Piri Wendriner
Community Member
5 months ago

What is pb and what is j?

Steve Cruz
Community Member
5 months ago

I eat PB&J on many things: bread/toast, pancakes, waffles, English muffins or crackers. It astonishes me that it's not a worldwide taste treat.

Kelli
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh, for sure!!! Grape or raspberry jam are my faves! Jiff creamy peanut butter. And Doritos. Nothing better!!!

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
5 months ago

LOVE pb N j!

Jenna Howe
Community Member
5 months ago

PB & J is standard, but my mom also did PB & dill pickles and it is delicious.

Cindy Snow
Community Member
5 months ago

Why would you NOT?

Pippa Runs
Community Member
5 months ago

So good

Emily Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

It's a favorite with school kids everywhere! It's cheap, easy to make and filling. I'm almost 40 yrs old and I still eat one every now and then. :)

Jane Moore
Community Member
5 months ago

Lazy people eat frozen Uncrustables.

RufffiesWithRidges
Community Member
5 months ago

Love me a PB and J 🥪

Lee Kerr
Community Member
5 months ago

I remember buying a jar in Allders in Leeds but its never taken off the U.K. it was label jam and peanut butter and they were selling them very cheap

Patti Renwick Parrish
Community Member
5 months ago

it's a main dietary meal, especially in the 12 and under age group.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
5 months ago

Hell yes, not always with jelly or jam though.

Tina Scogin
Community Member
5 months ago

Wait. Only American's do this? Seriously? What do kids outside the US take to school?

BUMMERS
Community Member
5 months ago

PB w/ raisins-even better.

Cindy Cantrell
Community Member
5 months ago

I think its a staple

overcat
Community Member
5 months ago

jelly like jam, not like gelatin

Felix Utterback
Community Member
5 months ago

At my school district, if you ran out of money in your lunch account, you got a PB&J sandwich as lunch. Yes. Absolutely a thing

Donna Gettings Apperson
Community Member
5 months ago

Hell yeah. Love it.

Jewels Vern
Community Member
5 months ago

Now you just watch your mouth! We are very fond of pb&j. We even press grape flavored gumdrops into peanut butter cookies so we can have pb&j cookies.

John Seidel
Community Member
5 months ago

Pbj is delicious!

Randy Roberts
Community Member
5 months ago

VERY popular sandwich here. Probably a kids favorite meal.

Aimee Simmons
Community Member
5 months ago

Just like Australians eat Vegemite... (I like marmite better myself) Peanut Butter is sometime we are raised with.

Grace Note
Community Member
5 months ago

I live in the UK and I've been known to eat it too because it's really tasty.

Donna Johansen
Community Member
5 months ago

yeah... nah, can't think of anyone i know here who admit to eating this (in Australia) and we do talk such random crap a lot. But then, i can't even stomach vegemite and cheese sandwiches.

Viv Hart
Community Member
5 months ago

I eat pb & chocolate spread, yummy. In S.Africa.

Id row
Community Member
5 months ago

It's pretty much the staple daily lunch for millions of kids and possibly the most popular sandwich of all time. I had one every day for around ten years. How does the rest of the world not know about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?

ADHD
Community Member
5 months ago

Scot here, spent 15 years in America, i can confirm that PB&J is life. no grape jelly in Europe tho, we have to make do with jam

Brandon Collinsworth
Community Member
5 months ago

Hell yes! it is awesome.

Johnny Farnen
Community Member
5 months ago

Do Brits choke down over processed fried fish by the kilo?

Lance d'Boyle
Community Member
5 months ago

Generations have been raised on PB&J and provided you don't drown it in jam it can be a healthy sandwich.

Sinkvenice
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm English and I eat peanut butter and jam sandwiches all the time. Peanut butter and honey is really good too.

Mariette Ferreira
Community Member
5 months ago

It's a normla meal. Where are you from? Real question...

Cordi Schmidt
Community Member
5 months ago

What a way to ruin peanut butter :D

Sarah Levine
Community Member
5 months ago

I was never a PB&J fan - I preferred PB and honey. If you add sliced apple to the sandwich, or bananas, it's amazing. Peanut butter and apples are my favorite snack or light meal.

Karen Perez
Community Member
5 months ago

I've had peanut butter and jelly every single day of my life! Only it's gone through several Metamorphoses over the years. Recently it's been cashew butter and apple butter on sourdough toast. The jelly has transformed into Thinly sliced bananas or a bed of raisins, Honey, maple syrup, maple syrup butter (Trader Joe's)… Of course there's the almond butter years. We can't forget the European influence of Nutella.

Nia Loves Art
Community Member
5 months ago

Again, do people in other countries not do this?

Kathy Swanson
Community Member
5 months ago

I send p b and j in my husband's lunch every day.

hopie
Community Member
5 months ago

That’s a rude comment. My best friend is very poor and that’s all she can afford to feed her kids. Stop being judgmental and get your panties out of a wad

Andrea Careless
Community Member
5 months ago

Canadians do too! PB&J is so easy to make and sooo yummy.

Mary Kelly
Community Member
5 months ago

yes...it's like pumpkin soup is to australians

Living_Shadow
Community Member
5 months ago

Peanut butter and Jelly is standard everyday food

albertmarksjr@aol.com
Community Member
5 months ago

I love PB&J but my weight conscious wife won't allow it. So

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
5 months ago

All the time.. I'm doing PB & Honey more though.

Lisa Shelton
Community Member
5 months ago

Do people in other countries really not know the joy of peanut butter and jelly/jam sandwiches? you poor deprived people.

Scott Shepard
Community Member
5 months ago

Popular for school lunches

Débora Gualberto
Community Member
5 months ago

It's pretty good actually (fellow European here)

Pensive
Community Member
5 months ago

My mum visited the USA in the 1970s and brought back a love for PB&J sandwiches: my brother and I grew up with them, and it wasn't until I was in my mid-teens that I realised a lot of my fellow Australians have never tried it. I love PB&J.

aussie snowdropper
Community Member
5 months ago

main question is what does the J stand for !!! jam or jelly

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
5 months ago

Not those of us with peanut allergies....

Bev Brown
Community Member
5 months ago

What?! It’s delicious! Dare you to try it and then give us the verdict!

Sue Knerl
Community Member
5 months ago

I've had it more than once.

Debbie O'Grady
Community Member
5 months ago

love it. Children can't bring it to school b/c of peanut alergies.

Amanda Rudnicki
Community Member
5 months ago

I eat Atleast 4 a day!

La Ana
Community Member
5 months ago

Is there a country that actually doesn't do that?

MADELEINE KIMBALL
Community Member
5 months ago

How do you not eat peanut butter and jelly?

Dre Mosley
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes we eat it and we love it.

Kerri Russ
Community Member
5 months ago

Don't other countries eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Is that truly American?? I had a thin layer peanut butter on a toasted waffle and then I sliced strawberries and bananas on top for breakfast. PB&J is the world's perfect food (for those of us who aren't allergic to peanuts, that is).

Alonso Victoria
Community Member
5 months ago

Here in México a lot of people eat peanut butter and chocolate sándwiches

Victoria Swift
Community Member
5 months ago

Just wait until you try peanutbutter on bologna. I've never does this because the thought makes me gag. But my father swears by them. (He also has 38 heart stints - not exaggerating, not the record btw, already checked, so take his food suggestions with a grain of salt -- pun intended)

Henry C Myers
Community Member
5 months ago

thats my daily quarantine lunch... and a bag of chips

DKS 001
Community Member
5 months ago

as an american: yes, especially kids. It's quick and easy to make and tuck into the lunch box

Helena Meykens Rajewski
Community Member
5 months ago

belgium right here and I do to eat pb and j its de-licious ! now I m hungry -_-

Ivana
Community Member
5 months ago

Gives you a big boost of energy. And it taste really good. Recommend

Newt Scamander
Community Member
5 months ago

I would make honey butter sandwiches. I dont know why they were were good, I had one yesterday just to see and it was disgusting.

SAF saf
Community Member
5 months ago

It's surprisingly tasty like green tea ice cream they have at sushi places. Sounds gross but really good.

Karen Johnston
Community Member
5 months ago

At least it's not beans on toast.

Romina
Community Member
5 months ago

I LOVE them after my stay there and am european. I blame the americans ;)

Shart
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeap and twice on sunday...its more of a kid thing than adult though...mostly for a quick breastfast or school lunch etc

Sasha Ross
Community Member
5 months ago

I eat pbj for breakfast.

Astrid Nineor
Community Member
5 months ago

I prefer pb and chocolate spread

Amanda Sherland
Community Member
5 months ago

PB and J with chips on it!

Landon DeSonne
Community Member
5 months ago

i would but im allergic to peanut butter

Inés Sanz
Community Member
5 months ago

Never tried peanutbutter before. I prefer Nutella.

Tabitha L
Community Member
5 months ago

When I was a kid, I didn't want them mixed. Only PB or only jelly.

Daniel Lewis
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5 months ago

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Claes Gustavsson
Community Member
5 months ago

That's why everybody is fat.

BoredKid
Community Member
5 months ago

It's mostly just kids that do

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
5 months ago

Jesus, are these people mentally challenged or something? You never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? I'm frigging Norwegian and I eat that all the time. Possibly one of the best combos ever.

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
5 months ago

wait, what do you guys eat?

Guy MacGregor
Community Member
5 months ago

Healthy things, mainly

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Havannah Wild
Community Member
5 months ago

My friends eat that, it's gross

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
Community Member
5 months ago

People eat it. I think it's gross, but you do you

CincyReds
Community Member
5 months ago

Best sandwich in the world! And put some barbecue frittos on it too!

ROSSELAIRA EUGENIE CRUZ
Community Member
5 months ago

WE DO EAT PB & J YA IDIOT! sorry...

Daniel Lewis
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5 months ago

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Because apparently these foods have not yet been invented in your country.

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ROSSELAIRA EUGENIE CRUZ
Community Member
5 months ago

In my family, we only use paper plates for gatherings.

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Kristy P
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5 months ago

The "funeral" is usually in a church and then a burial service graveside.

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Colin L
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5 months ago

We're tough! We don't need... er... pill lubricants?

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#14

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Catlady6000
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5 months ago

This is especially true in small towns. The largest parking lot in town is the local teen hangout

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#15

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Hedy Hahn
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5 months ago

Yes, Homecoming is really big here in the US. Celebrating at high school and university.

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MammaG
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5 months ago

Why? Hot water is hot water.

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Colin L
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5 months ago

You don't?!?!!

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Keith Nolen
Community Member
5 months ago

Because Americans have been sold the lie (mostly by Nestle, thank you!) that bottled water is better than tap water in some way. In truth most of the bottled water IS tap water.

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Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
5 months ago

my sister has about 400. I have 2.

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Hedy Hahn
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5 months ago

I believe this is mostly a southern trait.

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes, we do. Or Fritos or Cheetos.

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#22

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
5 months ago

We do call them Kleenex all the time probably because that brand is what we used.

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Hedy Hahn
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5 months ago

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

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Dynein
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5 months ago

I think that is to avoid accidental advertising? I'd think that in most (industrialized) countries, the typical bags offered by stores have the store logo all over them...

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ROSSELAIRA EUGENIE CRUZ
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5 months ago

I guess it depends. My family and friends only do photoshoots for weddings, 18th birthdays (girls), 21st birthdays (boys), or someone's first birthday.

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Erin
Community Member
5 months 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).

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#27

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
5 months ago

Because hot chocolate is the candy bar that melted in your pocket.

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April Simnel
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

It's ground meat with binders like egg and breadcrumbs, and can also have minced onions and peppers (capsicum), and seasonings that's all mixed together and baked in a loaf pan in the oven. Most people make it with just ground beef, but when I was little in the 70s, in our home it was made with ground beef, pork, and veal, and we had it maybe once a month with homemade mashed potatoes and brown gravy, and a green vegetable. I don't eat meatloaf now. It's not horrible, it's just not my first choice for comfort food.

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes, many people do.

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April Simnel
Community Member
5 months ago

In the big cities, all you need to do is raise your arm on a busy street. I've lived in NYC almost 30 years now, and no one yells "TAXI!" here. I grew up in a smaller town, though, and in the smaller places, you pretty much have to call a taxi in advance. I never flagged a cab until I moved to NYC.

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