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#1 2016-07-21 06:19:14

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Questions about American Culture

1. What is a lasagna?
2. What do Americans mean by "block" when they say "two blocks away"?
3. Why was the security number 911 before the 9/11 attacks?
4. What is the connection between Manhattan and New York?
5. What is the connection between Los Angeles and Pasedena?


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#2 2016-07-21 07:30:58

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Re: Questions about American Culture

1) Lasagna is an Italian dish, it consists of long thin sheets of macaroni laid on top of one another. In between you put chopped meat, spices and ricotta. Also, tomato sauce is in between and on top. Put it all in a tray and into the oven for a while until it cooks.

2) It varies in size it means before you come to the next street in between it and the next block. back in the old days, it was a person's entire world.

3) It was a message.

4) Manhattan is one of the 5 boroughs of NYC. New York is a state.

5) Do not know much about the state of California. Did not like it very much.


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#3 2016-07-21 13:16:53

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Re: Questions about American Culture

6. What is the connection between Atlantic City, SinCity and Las Vegas?


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#4 2016-07-21 13:27:22

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Re: Questions about American Culture

Sin City and Vegas are the same. Atlantic City is NJ's answer to Vegas.


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#5 2016-07-22 03:25:54

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Re: Questions about American Culture

7. What is Karaoke?


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#6 2016-07-22 03:29:04

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A bunch of people that are all liquored up and can not sing at all will attempt to in front of dozens of strangers who are equally bad but still ridicule the singer.


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#7 2016-07-25 22:03:22

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Re: Questions about American Culture

8. Why do American people breathe in a brown paper bag when they are feeling low?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#8 2016-07-25 22:07:57

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Re: Questions about American Culture

Agnishom wrote:

6. What is the connection between Atlantic City, SinCity and Las Vegas?

It is good they have a separate city for sin.!


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(2)Yatra naaryasthu poojyanthe Ramanthe tatra Devataha
{Gods rejoice at those places where ladies are respected.}

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#9 2016-07-26 01:54:39

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It is just a catch phrase. Lived there for 40 years, it is actually a very boring place.

8. Why do American people breathe in a brown paper bag when they are feeling low?

You are confusing America with Hollywood movies. In all my life I have never seen anyone do that.


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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#10 2016-07-26 15:03:17

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Re: Questions about American Culture

9. What are Victoria's Secrets?


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#11 2016-07-26 15:04:52

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Provocative lingerie worn by supermodels.


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#12 2016-07-26 22:49:49

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Re: Questions about American Culture

10. Why do Americans have to kiss someone at midnight on the new year?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#13 2016-07-26 23:42:10

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That goes back to the Romans, so it is not an American custom. Among my family is was a time for a big gathering of relatives. Since they all hated each other there was not much kissing.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#14 2016-07-26 23:46:50

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You mean to say there was more hissing than kissing.


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#15 2016-07-26 23:54:23

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Re: Questions about American Culture

Hi;

They were generally too busy eating all our food and drinking our coffee ( for some reason my family hosted these events ) to snarl at each other.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#16 2016-08-11 18:24:28

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Re: Questions about American Culture

11. What is a nacho?
12. What is a taco?
13. What is a smoothie?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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#17 2016-08-12 01:54:12

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Re: Questions about American Culture

11 and 12 are Mexican food. Since I do not eat them I can not say much about them.


13) A modern term for a milkshake plus some other things.


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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#18 2016-08-13 06:03:28

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Re: Questions about American Culture

14. Why do New Yorkers think New York to be the greatest city on earth?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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#19 2016-08-13 07:34:41

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Re: Questions about American Culture

Hmmm, I will PM you, so you can move on to your next question.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#20 2016-08-13 20:09:34

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Re: Questions about American Culture

15. Why is it bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her wedding dress?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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#21 2016-08-14 05:00:20

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Re: Questions about American Culture

I have no idea. I would imagine with the fact that 1 out of 2 marriages now ending in divorce that the real bad luck was  when they first saw each other.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#22 2016-08-14 05:42:09

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Re: Questions about American Culture

16. Why don't Americans celebrate President's Day on Washington's real birthday?


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#23 2016-08-14 05:45:57

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That is a long and difficult answer. To go into it I would have to rant for about 30 minutes. It is Sunday, a day of rest, the Sabbath, a day without rants.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#24 2016-08-14 05:46:41

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Re: Questions about American Culture

17. Why isn't this the national anthem? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUjLE_N1Cuc
18. Should the South secede?


I wish I was in Dixie, Hooray! Hooray!...
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#25 2016-08-14 05:47:43

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Re: Questions about American Culture

bobbym wrote:

That is a long and difficult answer. To go into it I would have to rant for about 30 minutes. It is Sunday, a day of rest, the Sabbath, a day without rants.

Sabbath is Saturday!


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