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

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Felix Feline
Community Member
7 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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#2

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
7 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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#3

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Kristin Scarbrough
Community Member
7 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
7 months ago

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

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#5

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Why?
Community Member
7 months ago

We also wear our shoes in bed as well.

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#6

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Erin
Community Member
7 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
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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#8

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Erin
Community Member
7 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
7 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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#10

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

Millions of people eat this daily in the US.

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#11

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ROSSELAIRA EUGENIE CRUZ
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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#12

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Kristy P
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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#13

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Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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#14

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Catlady6000
Community Member
7 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
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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#16

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MammaG
Community Member
7 months ago

Why? Hot water is hot water.

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#17

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Colin L
Community Member
7 months ago

You don't?!?!!

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#18

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Keith Nolen
Community Member
7 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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#19

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Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
7 months ago

my sister has about 400. I have 2.

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#20

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

I believe this is mostly a southern trait.

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#21

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, we do. Or Fritos or Cheetos.

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#22

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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#23

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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#24

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Dynein
Community Member
7 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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#25

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ROSSELAIRA EUGENIE CRUZ
Community Member
7 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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#26

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Erin
Community Member
7 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).

Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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kitty_player 03
Community Member
7 months ago

WHO EATS CHICKEN AND WAFFLES? WHAT THE HECK

Stephanie Hatton
Community Member
7 months ago

The sweet and savory combination is perfect!

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Karen Johnston
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Robin Smith
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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Jane Petersen
Community Member
7 months ago

Black Americans created this delicacy.

Lynda Momalo
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

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

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Sasha Ross
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Caryn Zent
Community Member
7 months ago

Started as American Soul Food. Really god.

Ava Lewis
Community Member
7 months ago

that sounds a wed combonation of food

Patti Renwick Parrish
Community Member
7 months ago

definitely down in the southern states

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Id row
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

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

Lauren Caswell
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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glowworm2
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Sarra R
Community Member
7 months 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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Steve Cruz
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

Absolutely! Delicious!!!

Emily Smith
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes we do and it's AMAZING!

Katherine Gilleland
Community Member
7 months ago

It’s revolting

Tanyard Park
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Dawn Adams
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

It is delicious!

Felix Utterback
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

I'm not a fan.

Randy Roberts
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

It is tasty.

Steve Barker
Community Member
7 months ago

Yep. Good as Haggis.

Viv Hart
Community Member
7 months ago

Waffles go with ice cream & syrup!!

Chris Longski
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Johnny Farnen
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months ago

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

LaDonna Hulcy
Community Member
7 months ago

EEEWWW!!!!

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes.. They do.

Toast Of Saint Louis
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

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

Amanda Rudnicki
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

yes and it's delicious

Peter Bear
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months ago

It's amazing.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
7 months ago

It's gross, dude. Super effing gross.

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
7 months ago

You're gross

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
7 months ago

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

T P
Community Member
7 months ago

It does taste nice

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
7 months ago

I've never had it.

Mer
Community Member
7 months ago

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

PokemonMaster
Community Member
7 months ago

It tastes amazing!!!

elfin
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Henry Zhang
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Tabitha L
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, I eat waffles for breakfast and chicken for lunch.

Helen Haley
Community Member
7 months ago

Love chicken and waffles.

Sandra Simpson
Community Member
7 months ago

I love it.

Jaguarundi
Community Member
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months ago

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

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Nemo.-.
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Nemo.-.
Community Member
7 months ago

Restaurants/fast food places*

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CincyReds
Community Member
7 months ago

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

GeneralZod
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, some people do.

DKS 001
Community Member
7 months ago

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

Colin L
Community Member
7 months 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.

C
Community Member
7 months ago

infecting?? Lol what is wrong with you

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#27

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Daniel Lewis
Community Member
7 months ago

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

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April Simnel
Community Member
7 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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#29

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
7 months ago

Yes, many people do.

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#30

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April Simnel
Community Member
7 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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