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Things I think are true about America based on Tv and Film

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PennyHasNoSurname Wed 20-Jan-16 12:55:41

People sort of pick at their food with just a fork - putting it on, scraping it off, moving it round the plate before putting it back on again and eating half of whats on the fork. Food must be stone cold by the end.

Nobody says goodbye on the phone. Now I know us Brits are painfully polite to a fault but "see you later" or "bye" is basic?

Everyone eats out of packets / dried goods. Of which they have 3000 of in their basement

School finishes at about 11am. University is called School (isnt that confusing?!)

ByThePrickingOfMyThumbs Wed 20-Jan-16 12:58:14

Bumbling, overweight men always have gorgeous wives.

GardeningWithDynamite Wed 20-Jan-16 13:04:33

I only found out that Colorado is nowhere near Maine when I looked at a map. I blame Stephen King. If I ruled the world I'd have them moved closer to each other to save confusion (mine).

Artandco Wed 20-Jan-16 13:05:38

Schools look absolutely terrifying with cults and groups you have to choose from.

PinkSquash Wed 20-Jan-16 13:06:48

Houses and apartments are always huge.

HelloCanYouHearMe Wed 20-Jan-16 13:07:01

Everyones telephone number contains the digits 555

NetballHoop Wed 20-Jan-16 13:07:20

There are loads of alleys and they all have cardboard boxes in them.

PennyHasNoSurname Wed 20-Jan-16 13:07:50

All students walk through a metal detector to get into school. Pre 9/11 it was easier to board a plane than enter a classroom.

jollyjester Wed 20-Jan-16 13:10:40

Yes to the house thing. Home alone, father of the bride, the family stone all fabulous houses!

YakTriangle Wed 20-Jan-16 13:10:52

School consists almost entirely of different themed dances, interspersed with a lesson every now and again. All teachers are either evil sadists or inspirational creative types who inspire the students to reach for their dreams and leap on their desks.

MadHattersWineParty Wed 20-Jan-16 13:12:18

The teacher plans her lesson so that they are mid-way through a discussion on the key points of Shakespeare/quantum physics when the bell suddenly goes and all the students exit the room.

NickAngel Wed 20-Jan-16 13:12:43

When you're upset you eat a tub of ice cream.
( not a nice cup of tea which is our panacea for all ills)

SisterNancySinatra Wed 20-Jan-16 13:14:56

All the kids look look dressed up going to a disco when their going to school, they come home and drink straight from the carton out of the fridge .

OnlyLovers Wed 20-Jan-16 13:17:20

Everyone fits into a neatly defined category at school: nerds, jocks, prom queens...

Everyone is very sad at the end of the school summer term because breaking up means they won't see their friends from school for the whole summer. Even though they all live in the same town. confused

squoosh Wed 20-Jan-16 13:20:29

Drink driving is not considered a Bad Thing. People drive to a bar, have a few drinks, then drive home again.

squoosh Wed 20-Jan-16 13:20:42

Schools DO look terrifying.

overwhelmed34 Wed 20-Jan-16 13:20:43

Even if you have a full time job, there will always be time for multiple hot beverages at the local coffee house...

gabsdot Wed 20-Jan-16 13:20:48

No one has any kind of life outside of work, This is especially true of lawyers and doctors.
They only socialise, date, sleep with, live with, marry people from the same law firm/hospital.

BertPuttocks Wed 20-Jan-16 13:21:40

A typical child's bedroom is the size of a British flat.

Your child's friends will regularly enter and leave your home via your child's bedroom window.

Going jogging means that you will either be murdered or you will find a dead body during your run.

squoosh Wed 20-Jan-16 13:23:07

Taking phone calls whilst driving as in holding your phone in one hand and half heartedly steering with the other is also considered okay. Although I assume this is true as it's what the Kardashians so and the police haven't stopped them yet!

Don't judge. I slipped and fell on the remote and Keeping Up With The Kardashians just appeared on my screen. Yep.

YakTriangle Wed 20-Jan-16 13:23:31

Getting drunk - even if it's the first time you've ever done it - means you have A Problem and should be in rehab.

Artandco Wed 20-Jan-16 13:24:05

And school categories, you never get a sporty person who's also good at maths, or a computer geek prom queen. How do they know what table to sit at during lunch if they are great at football but also a goth?

InQuiteAChristmasPickle Wed 20-Jan-16 13:24:12

Everyone lives in a big, beautiful house.

Everyone puts outside lights up at Christmas and I mean EVERYONE at every single house.

squoosh Wed 20-Jan-16 13:24:47

Only hard drinkin' men and women of loose morals go to bars. Naice people don't frequent such establishments.

Artandco Wed 20-Jan-16 13:25:27

Oh and everyone under 30 only drinks alcohol from a red paper cup

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