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
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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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

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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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Erin
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Millions of people eat this daily in the US.

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#11

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ROSSELAIRA EUGENIE CRUZ
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#12

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Kristy P
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

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

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#14

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Catlady6000
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Why? Hot water is hot water.

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#17

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Colin L
Community Member
1 year ago

You don't?!?!!

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#18

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Keith Nolen
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

my sister has about 400. I have 2.

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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.

Lavender Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes. Or bugles. I love me bugles.

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Erin
Community Member
1 year ago

How/when else do you eat chips?

Clare E
Community Member
1 year ago

From a bag, in front of the TV or in a pub.

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Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
1 year ago

It's not that weird.. but more importantly, it is DELISH

Jim Ellington
Community Member
1 year ago

If your lunch is on a plate you might as well dump the potato chips out on it. Otherwise, most people just eat them out of the bag.

Lolabean
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm British and I put my crisps on a plate with my sandwich. It just looks more of a meal then! Only time I eat out of the bag is if I'm at work and thus not having my sandwich on a plate, or if I'm out and about having a snack. Otherwise they're on the plate.

Jill
Community Member
1 year ago

The typical American lunch at home or brought to school is a sandwich, a side of starch like chips etc, and maybe fruit or cheese along with some sort of drink. In my time, the drink was milk we bought at school.

Rabite
Community Member
1 year ago

I really don't think about chips when hearing "side of starch". It's just fat with a little bit potato in it. But I mean the meal plan also stated that ketchup is a vegetable..

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Lavender Brown
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah. It's not wired. Take a bite of sandwich and then take a bite of chips.

AnnSmithJones
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't understand what's "weird" about this. Where else would you put potato chips if you're eating them with your sandwich?

LuckyL
Community Member
1 year ago

It‘s not about where you place them but that you eat them with a meal. Here (Germany) chips are just a snack and never part of a meal.

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Ms.GB
Community Member
1 year ago

I just had a sandwich with veggie chips last night.

Kate Yeti
Community Member
1 year ago

Potato chips are a proper side dish, a perfect compliment to any entree!

Lisa Shelton
Community Member
1 year ago

Hell yes! You buy the big party size bag because it's cheaper and then everyone puts some on their plate.

Hiie Posti
Community Member
1 year ago

I really don't get why do you have to eat crisps or chips everywhere. Like in Estonia, school food is mostly free. Our school food is not burgers and chips, it's sometimes soup, mashed potatoes, or other normal lunch

Tiffany Marie
Community Member
1 year ago

American's have the worst diets.. Yes school lunch is pizza & chips daily.

Jo Madison
Community Member
1 year ago

I wish! We only had pizza about twice a month at school lunch.

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Karon Sheffield
Community Member
1 year ago

Yuuummm!

Jill Moore
Community Member
1 year ago

Take a look at most Americans then figure out the answer! :-)

Michelle Geiger
Community Member
1 year ago

How are you supposed to eat them at lunch?

deanna woods
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, we do. Some of us favor potato chips.

Sarah Grape
Community Member
6 months ago

yes, if they did not come in those little snack sized bags

Kit Kat
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep

Lacey Heward
Community Member
1 year ago

Need the crunch with the munch!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't knock it until you've tried it!

Emily Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

What else would we eat them off of?

Michele Clarke
Community Member
1 year ago

How else would you eat them?

Lena Bjørnson
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

In Norway chisp are not food and are eaten as treats, as you would with, or instead, of chokolade or cake.

Patti Renwick Parrish
Community Member
1 year ago

yep, every day

Stephen Joslyn
Community Member
1 year ago

How would you eat yours? Off the table??

Cindy Cantrell
Community Member
1 year ago

yep

overcat
Community Member
1 year ago

how is that weird?

Felix Utterback
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes? Why is that weird?

Randy Roberts
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, with a nice peanut butter and jelly sandwich on a paper plate.

Steve Barker
Community Member
1 year ago

YES! Except we call them "crisps". So, there that...........

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, we could press sausage, suet and congealed blood into a patty and call it pudding like the Brits do and have that on the side, but chips are much tastier.

CbusResident
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes we do, but how else do you eat something you're having with a sandwich? Hold the food in your hand the whole time? Eat it off of the dining room table?

Brandon Collinsworth
Community Member
1 year ago

That's weird? how the hell do you eat them?

Mary Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

yep

Living_Shadow
Community Member
1 year ago

I mean.. why not

albertmarksjr@aol.com
Community Member
1 year ago

A lot of sandwich shops and delis include them as a way of adding value to your meal. Frequently also a pickle or cole slaw/potato salad side dish.

Donna Leske
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Need a comparison, when and how do you eat your crisps (potato or corn chips)?

Debbie O'Grady
Community Member
1 year ago

Not does of us are watching our weight. Soup or salad side dish.

Aaron Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

sometimes

Debbie Orme
Community Member
1 year ago

Why it that weird, what do you eat with your sandwich?

Rabite
Community Member
1 year ago

Sandwich.

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MADELEINE KIMBALL
Community Member
1 year ago

yeah...?

Andrea Anthony
Community Member
1 year ago

I never have

Alex Grosdanofski
Community Member
1 year ago

Potato chips are basically thin sliced flat frenchfries...so why not have some chips with your burger or whatever!?!

Rabite
Community Member
1 year ago

Because they are dry as hell and taste more like fat than fries.

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DKS 001
Community Member
1 year ago

as an american: fuck the movies ... and yes, what of it

Henry C Myers
Community Member
1 year ago

i dont. straight out of the bag!

Animal lover❤
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes

Karen Johnston
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes. Do you want us eating them out of bags like peasants?

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is this even a question?

Sasha Ross
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes we do.

Cee Mor
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, where do other people eat their chips? Straight out of the bag like savages?

Eric Mac Fadden
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, why not? More clean bowls or dishes! But in lunch we eat real food in Brazil - usually the most important meal of the day

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Caryn Zent
Community Member
1 year ago

Why is it weird?

Siena Valenta
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, why not? They taste good.

Useless Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Do they mean chips as in the British crisps and the American chips or chips as in the British chips and the American fries

LuckyL
Community Member
1 year ago

American chips, british crisps. The really thin cutted and them fried potatoes;)

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Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
1 year ago

on occasion

Allen Dela Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Do you eat your salad while its still in the bag?

Mer
Community Member
1 year ago

Sure! Love the salty crispiness of potato chips ("crisps" in British, lol) alongside a sandwich and a pickle! Same with a handful of corn chips or Doritos or whatever.

elfin
Community Member
1 year ago

Does that mean you don't eat them with your lunch or you eat them out of the bag or what?

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

Chips are often a side dish at casual restaurants- diners, delis, etc. Normal for us.

Rabite
Community Member
1 year ago

And Ketchup is a vegetable :D

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M Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

Sometimes. Sometimes we eat them from the bag. Sometimes we eat them on the sandwich itself.

Stormapotamus
Community Member
1 year ago

How do you eat them?

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
1 year ago

Got to quote Clare E above "From a bag, in front of the TV or in a pub".

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Kate S
Community Member
1 year ago

Where else are we supposed to eat them ?

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes, you gotta have something with your sammitch.

Amanda Rudnicki
Community Member
1 year ago

No, mostly on our sandwiches.

Rebeka Terry
Community Member
1 year ago

revolting

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

I eat mine on either a napkin or a bowl.

AnnSmithJones
Community Member
1 year ago

So...... you're wasteful?

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Colin L
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1 year ago

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Crisps? Lol...

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#22

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Hedy Hahn
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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).

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#27

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MammaG
Community Member
1 year ago

They're interchangeable.

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#28

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April Simnel
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

Yes, many people do.

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#30

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April Simnel
Community Member
1 year 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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