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Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 02:26 AM
Here's the question though: Why haven't you continued watching Steins;Gate.

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But actually the reason is that I like the taste of liquid from glass more than I like the taste of liquid from plastic. It's an actual thing. I think it also falls under my weird tactile preferences.

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And I like the way a wine glass feels in the hand.

This is your payback for being so mean about Robotics;Notes at first.

I think this IS actually a thing. It's just that at some point I learned to tolerate the very hard plastic of those party favor cups from Walmart of which I have very many.

And see, bourgeois oppressor.

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(Actually my mom drinks soda out of some kind of stemware we have just to be clear about my degree of seriousness. I'm just too sad to care.)

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:33 AM
And see, bourgeois oppressor.

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(Actually my mom drinks soda out of some kind of stemware we have just to be clear about my degree of seriousness. I'm just too sad to care.)

We own exactly one wine glass, and one scotch glass, and the rest of our cups are ridiculous little cheap plastic cups. So I really have little choice.

Because we can't justify going out to buy other glasses.

So am I still bourgeois.

[Also re: wavelength: The anime does not explain the sheer amount of thought overlap we have. I blame texting all of last year tbh.]

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Also I may have been a bit rude about Robotics;Notes but I watched all of it with you in a timely fashion. So there.

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 02:33 AM
We own exactly one wine glass, and one scotch glass, and the rest of our cups are ridiculous little cheap plastic cups. So I really have little choice.

Because we can't justify going out to buy other glasses.

So am I still bourgeois.

[Also re: wavelength: The anime does not explain the sheer amount of thought overlap we have. I blame texting all of last year tbh.]
Water bottles and glasses

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:35 AM
Water bottles and glasses

I have a Brita filter water bottle. I can't justify buying bottled water and also most of it tastes funny.

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 02:36 AM
also most of it tastes funny.
My my aren't we picky on water

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 02:39 AM
So am I still bourgeois.

[Also re: wavelength: The anime does not explain the sheer amount of thought overlap we have. I blame texting all of last year tbh.]

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Also I may have been a bit rude about Robotics;Notes but I watched all of it with you in a timely fashion. So there.

Tbh, your Luvia avatar makes it difficult to call. She is the most bourgeois person.

And I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

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My my aren't we picky on water

Yep. I don't like a lot of bottled water and I drink tap water most of the time.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:48 AM
My my aren't we picky on water

Lots of bottled waters give me headaches. Lots of tap water makes me queasy. So yes, I'm picky on water.

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 03:37 AM
No it isn't? Philosophy is inherently a subjective thing. There are things like Philosophy of Science that have some kind of relationship to science, but the notion that literally everything can be funneled through the scientific method is absurd. If by "good" you mean "hilarious and desperate for funding," though -- yes, absolutely.
I mean the relationship with science stems not from the use of scientific method exactly, but from using reason to attempt describing the object of research. Scientific method is a philosophical tool that has proven to be very effective and is thus widely used in the practice of science. Problem with philosophy nowadays is more about the fact that Academia has been institutionalized and departmentalized to the point where philosophy has trouble defining itself according to the new rules.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 04:31 AM
I mean the relationship with science stems not from the use of scientific method exactly, but from using reason to attempt describing the object of research. Scientific method is a philosophical tool that has proven to be very effective and is thus widely used in the practice of science. Problem with philosophy nowadays is more about the fact that Academia has been institutionalized and departmentalized to the point where philosophy has trouble defining itself according to the new rules.

Prix did a double major with Philosophy in university. I'm not sure how it applies across all schools, but as I recall, her particular program of study was trying to emphasize using the scientific method to turn philosophy into something more like the hard sciences for funding reasons, etc. She'd be able to explain it better obviously because she had to deal with it, but it's a different animal from what you're talking about here.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 04:43 AM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/1601267_713558625345121_1371819339_n.jpg?oh=26ab95 a28d013ed474d0fd6d7383c8de&oe=5739048D

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 04:48 AM
I majored in philosophy as well so I think I have a pretty good idea what she's talking about even though my school was (unfortunately) thoroughly continental. There are parts of philosophy or interdisciplinary studies related to philosophy that are/strive to be "hard sciences" (and not just because they need funding), like cognitive science, philosophy of language and some others, yes, mainly in the analytic tradition. I'm mostly addressing the philosophy is subjective statement.

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 04:52 AM
first I was :l

then I was XD

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Also this reminds me of how annoying it is when people online use would of instead of would've. Why do people do that???

Historia
February 4th, 2016, 04:52 AM
first I was :l

then I was XD

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 05:23 AM
first I was :l

then I was XD

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Also this reminds me of how annoying it is when people online use would of instead of would've. Why do people do that???

Because humans learn turns of phrase by ear, rather than by writing, usually. So when they hear "would've", their brain sometimes translates that to "would of" instead of recognizing it as a contraction. If you're well-read or, you know, pay attention in school, you learn that this is a misinterpretation of sound. But lots of people don't, and if you try to correct them they start getting defensive about your elitism or some shit like that. Only they don't know the word elitism so they just accuse you of being a know-it-all.

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There's an actual cult of ignorance in America where they take...like...pride in being uneducated or undereducated. Where it somehow makes them more genuine human beings or something. It's really disturbing, honestly.

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 05:25 AM
Because humans learn turns of phrase by ear, rather than by writing, usually. So when they hear "would've", their brain sometimes translates that to "would of" instead of recognizing it as a contraction. If you're well-read or, you know, pay attention in school, you learn that this is a misinterpretation of sound. But lots of people don't, and if you try to correct them they start getting defensive about your elitism or some shit like that. Only they don't know the word elitism so they just accuse you of being a know-it-all.
Well if an ESL person must go through being embarrassed over accidental typos and made fun of, I don't see what could possibly be a viable excuse for a native speaker for not knowing something so simple and basic but eh.

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http://i.imgur.com/aHokJhj.jpg

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 05:30 AM
Well if an ESL person must go through being embarrassed over accidental typos and made fun of, I don't see what could possibly be a viable excuse for a native speaker for not knowing something so simple and basic but eh.


I agree completely. The ironic thing is that the people making fun of ESL speakers for their mistakes are the same ones who get bitchy if you correct their [frequent] errors. Better educated people will take issue with the native speakers not giving a shit, and give ESL speakers a break because goddamn, English is a dumb language and good for them for at least trying.

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Also that book looks like something my husband would buy me as a joke and I would just be like, "But actually tho."

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 05:35 AM
English is one of those languages where it's easy to go right, but also very easy to go wrong thinking you are right.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 05:42 AM
Nothing about English makes sense. If I had to learn it as a non-native speaker, I probably would hate my life. For every "rule", there's a million "exceptions" to the point that the rule might as well not exist.

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Oh, and something I noticed doing academic research is that in some fields, English doesn't really have official words that suit a particular implication or description of something, so we tended to have subject-specific tenses and plurals and contexts for words that don't exist as such anywhere else in the English language. So even now I forget and end up using plurals or modified words that people are like "....That isn't a word." and I have to kind of go "....Well, it is in the field of Communication Studies."

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 05:43 AM
Well, I hated learning irregular verbs by heart, but I wouldn't say I found studying English that hard or frustrating.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 05:46 AM
Well, I hated learning irregular verbs by heart, but I wouldn't say I found studying English that hard or frustrating.

Really? I've heard it's one of the harder languages to learn.

Desuclocker
February 4th, 2016, 05:50 AM
English? If anything, it's probably the other way around.

Skull
February 4th, 2016, 05:51 AM
English really is a weird language.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 05:52 AM
English? If anything, it's probably the other way around.

My whole life is a lie

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Then again I'm American so no surprise there.

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 05:53 AM
Really? I've heard it's one of the harder languages to learn.
Mmm, hard to compare. English was drilled into me for 12 years, 5 lessons a week. I've had much less time with other languages I've tried. I can tell though that English grammar is easier than that of my own language.

Skull
February 4th, 2016, 05:56 AM
They say that difficulty of learning a language depends on how different it is from your native tongue.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 05:56 AM
Mmm, hard to compare. English was drilled into me for 12 years, 5 lessons a week. I've had much less time with other languages I've tried. I can tell though that English grammar is easier than that of my own language.

English grammar is something that's always made sense to me, but I'd never be able to explain to you the difference between past imperfect and future-something-or-other and the participles and ??? I know how it works, I just have always struggled with memorizing the technical classifications.

What's your native language?

Desuclocker
February 4th, 2016, 05:59 AM
You should try learning Russian, where every noun has 7 different forms for both singular and plural uses and every adjective has those seven forms, but adjusted for male, female and undefined-gender nouns (oh yeah, nouns have genders which are chosen arbitrarily (table is a he, school is a she)) as well as plurals.

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 06:00 AM
I learn languages mostly by ear, so I function based on 'does this look/sound right' more than extensive knowledge of grammar and structure. This, naturally, makes stupid mistakes common, since I can never be as exposed to a language as a native speaker.

French was a challenge because I'm not exposed to it at all.

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Aww yes, we gender objects too. Glorious Slavia.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 06:01 AM
You should try learning Russian, where every noun has 7 different forms for both singular and plural uses and every adjective has those seven forms, but adjusted for male, female and undefined-gender nouns (oh yeah, nouns have genders which are chosen arbitrarily (table is a he, school is a she)) as well as plurals.

I mean, Spanish does this too. Not quite to that extent, but it sounds like the same principle, and I never struggled with Spanish.

Pronunciation of Russian, on the other hand...

Skull
February 4th, 2016, 06:02 AM
Gender in things like objects was something I always found bizarre.

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 06:03 AM
Also cases. We have 13.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 06:04 AM
I learn languages mostly by ear, so I function based on 'does this look/sound right' more than extensive knowledge of grammar and structure. This, naturally, makes stupid mistakes common, since I can never be as exposed to a language as a native speaker.

French was a challenge because I'm not exposed to it at all.


Honestly if I didn't know it's not your native language, I wouldn't have been able to tell.

Desuclocker
February 4th, 2016, 06:04 AM
I mean, Spanish does this too. Not quite to that extent, but it sounds like the same principle, and I never struggled with Spanish.

Pronunciation of Russian, on the other hand...

What's wrong with pronunciation? You say pretty much everything letter by letter, there are no shenanigans like 'sh' not making either an 's' sound nor an 'h' sound.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 06:07 AM
What's wrong with pronunciation? You say pretty much everything letter by letter, there are no shenanigans like 'sh' not making either an 's' sound nor and 'h' sound.

It's the throat noises. Part of the reason I was good at Spanish is that it's a very tongue-oriented language, but stuff that utilizes a lot of throat irregularities really fucks me up.

Skull
February 4th, 2016, 06:08 AM
I was terrible at Spanish in school. Much preferred Latin and Japanese.

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 06:11 AM
Honestly if I didn't know it's not your native language, I wouldn't have been able to tell.

Thanks. English basically fell from the sky for me, so I can't really claim I busted my ass studying it.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 06:16 AM
there are no shenanigans like 'sh' not making either an 's' sound nor an 'h' sound.

...We have words that you completely omit the "sh"? I literally cannot think of an sh combination where you would omit the block sound entirely.

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"ph" is super guilty of this, though.

Desuclocker
February 4th, 2016, 06:24 AM
...We have words that you completely omit the "sh"? I literally cannot think of an sh combination where you would omit the block sound entirely.

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"ph" is super guilty of this, though.

No, I meant that in Russian words are pronounced by making the sounds corresponding to its constituent letters in succession, no tricks to it (almost, and even the exceptions are meant to simplify pronunciation). In English, on the other hand, you have combinations like 'th' or 'sh' making an entirely new sound. Not to mention there are two variations of the 's' sound in Russian, while in English there's like a half-dozen.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 06:28 AM
No, I meant that in Russian words are pronounced by making the sounds corresponding to its constituent letters in succession, no tricks to it (almost, and even the exceptions are meant to simplify pronunciation). In English, on the other hand, you have combinations like 'th' or 'sh' making an entirely new sound. Not to mention there are two variations of the 's' sound in Russian, while in English there's like a half-dozen.

Mhm, I realized that. I was just trying to think of words in which your specific example held true and I couldn't think of any (though that doesn't mean they don't exist, it just means that I'm probably having selective memory failure.)

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 06:43 AM
What's your native language?
Latvian.
We also have 7 cases, 6 declensions, consonant shifts and crap like that, which is very simplified or non-existant in English. Speakers from languages that don't use soft letters as extensively will probably have trouble with those just like in Russian. We at least use Latin script though.
Russian is actually not that hard for us.

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What's wrong with pronunciation? You say pretty much everything letter by letter, there are no shenanigans like 'sh' not making either an 's' sound nor an 'h' sound.
Yeah, I remember when we learned English spelling in first grade I was exasperated that "teacher" isn't written as it sounds. "Th" was a mystery to us, we don't use anything like that.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 06:47 AM
I feel incredibly spoiled to be a native English speaker. All of you have knowledge of at least a couple different languages, and speak my language fluently, but I haven't had to learn a damn thing about your languages. This is incredibly educational for me.

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Yeah, I remember when we learned English spelling in first grade I was exasperated that "teacher" isn't written as it sounds. "Th" was a mystery to us, we don't use anything like that.

I'm very confused by this. I'm probably blind to it, but how is it different than it sounds? Is it the "tea" part and I'm just oblivious to it because "tea" is also a word for me?

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 06:52 AM
I'm very confused by this. I'm probably blind to it, but how is it different than it sounds? Is it the "tea" part and I'm just oblivious to it because "tea" is also a word for me?
We have almost no digraphs, we've letters for those. "Teacher" would be written as "Tīčē" or "Tīčer" in Latvian depending on whether you pronounce the r.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 06:55 AM
That...is very cool but I can also see why you would have been frustrated, now. I need to get Rosetta Stone or something and start learning other languages.

Skull
February 4th, 2016, 06:58 AM
That...is very cool but I can also see why you would have been frustrated, now. I need to get Rosetta Stone or something and start learning other languages.
What kind of languages would you like to learn?

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 07:05 AM
What kind of languages would you like to learn?

Well, I'd like to re-learn Spanish. Like I said, it always came pretty easily to me and it frustrates me that I've forgotten most of it. But I think I'd be interested in learning a non-romance language too if for no other reason than to broaden my horizons and not be so ignorant about these things.

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When I was in Ireland they introduced us to Gaeltacht, just as a cultural sample. The tl;dr of that conversation was "Good fucking luck. You can't learn this from a textbook, you'll only learn through immersion."

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 07:06 AM
Well, you can try Russian. It's a very rich language and reading something like Onegin in the original is a completely different experience.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 07:16 AM
Completely off-topic: Go to bed now and sleep until god knows when, or try to pull an all-nighter and maybe get my sleep schedule back to something resembling sanity tonight? (It's 6:15am where I am.)

Five_X
February 4th, 2016, 07:41 AM
If it's 6:15, no point bothering with sleep. What even is sleep.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 07:44 AM
If it's 6:15, no point bothering with sleep. What even is sleep.

Last time I tried I made it to like 9:30am and then gave up. Went for a nap and woke up at like 2 or 3pm.

I shall endeavor to try harder today.

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 07:49 AM
Gl nerd

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 08:56 AM
https://45.media.tumblr.com/6e9f97bc70aea848e79a0b869111651b/tumblr_nzvakhbE6U1tyncywo1_400.gif

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 09:03 AM
Awwww

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 09:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fpok24QaAU

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 09:19 AM
Drunk history is the absolute best.

Sesto
February 4th, 2016, 10:30 AM
canada is p cool (https://i.imgur.com/KSaF5gB.jpg)

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 10:48 AM
canada is p cool (https://i.imgur.com/KSaF5gB.jpg)

Canada is okay.

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 11:54 AM
>bought a 70 euro headset
>it gives me headache

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 12:11 PM
>bought a 70 euro headset
>it gives me headache

I used to buy this Logitech headset that I broke twice over several years but each time I'd buy it again because it was useful and comfortable, but then they changed the design and it was terrible. I'm sorry to hear this, painful headsets suck. I mostly just do earbuds now because nothing fits well.

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 12:17 PM
Oh, no, it fits perfectly. I think it's the bass.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 12:24 PM
Oh, no, it fits perfectly. I think it's the bass.

Could you adjust it on settings?

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 12:29 PM
I did already :)

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Maybe buying ones that cover my ears completely wasn't the best idea.

Sesto
February 4th, 2016, 12:40 PM
Canada is okay.

uh you're okay thanks

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 12:41 PM
uh you're okay thanks

I am feeling homesick. I cannot help it.

Skull
February 4th, 2016, 12:47 PM
I was staring into space at work when I noticed there was a trophy on my boss' shelf labelled "FAP Champion"

Ha! I'm such a child sometimes.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 12:48 PM
Canada is like, yeah, uh. We can go with 'okay.'

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 12:57 PM
Canada is expensive but overall has better food except for the very regional food of the southern United States.

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:02 PM
What kinda food does Canada have, aside from the memefoods

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:02 PM
What kinda food does Canada have, aside from the memefoods

Poutine

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:03 PM
They have a lot more authentic international cuisines??? They have much better sushi and I had pho once.

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:03 PM
Poutine
I said aside from memes

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:03 PM
Poutine

That's a memefood.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:03 PM
Milk in bags

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 01:05 PM
colonies dont have original foods except for what they pried out of the cold dead hands of their native population

so like

seal

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:05 PM
Milk in bags

Also a Canada meme.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:06 PM
Milk in bags
Memes and worse than coffee with milk in bags

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They have a lot more authentic international cuisines??? They have much better sushi and I had pho once.
Okay okay hold up hold up.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:07 PM
colonies dont have original foods except for what they pried out of the cold dead hands of their native population

so like

seal

Some populations develop their own kinds of food, though. The poor people in the South, for example, though we owe almost all of that to slavery unfortunately. But like, the food traditions develop differently.

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 01:07 PM
Poutine
Is it actually the best thing?

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:08 PM
Okay okay hold up hold up.

Better than in inland America, I mean. Not better than their places of origin, probably. But I've never been those places.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:08 PM
My point is that there is nothing to differentiate Canadian food from American food except for the memefoods

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Is it actually the best thing?

It actually is, yes.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:10 PM
Is it actually the best thing?

I really wanna try it. It sounds awesome.

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My point is that there is nothing to differentiate Canadian food from American food except for the memefoods

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It actually is, yes.

Like I said, much better international food. Because there's less like... assimilation and making various non-Canadian foods for Canadian white people exclusively, which is what tends to happen with anything not "American" in America, meaning making it blander and more homogeneous and literally cheesy.

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:10 PM
My point is that there is nothing to differentiate Canadian food from American food except for the memefoods
I mean, I would still count a lot of the cuisines adapted from immigrant's home countries (ex: Italian-American, Chinese-American, etc) as distinctively American cuisines, and very much cuisines in their own right, so idk

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:11 PM
Better than in inland America, I mean. Not better than their places of origin, probably. But I've never been those places.
Well, depends on the inland America even, there's some killer communities with their foods in random af places. And also, there's always the thorny issue of how food authenticity is more or less always constructed? Basically every national cuisine was constructed in the 1800s or later.

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 01:11 PM
My point is that there is nothing to differentiate Canadian food from American food except for the memefoods
I think many nations noteworthy food ultimately comes down to memefoods.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:12 PM
I mean, I would still count a lot of the cuisines adapted from immigrant's home countries (ex: Italian-American, Chinese-American, etc) as distinctively American cuisines, and very much cuisines in their own right, so idk
There's a fairly strong argument which I would even be willing to make that as far as a single national cuisine goes, America's is actually American-Chinese food.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:12 PM
I mean, I would still count a lot of the cuisines adapted from immigrant's home countries (ex: Italian-American, Chinese-American, etc) as distinctively American cuisines, and very much cuisines in their own right, so idk

Canada has all that stuff too, though.

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:12 PM
Like I said, much better international food. Because there's less like... assimilation and making various non-Canadian foods for Canadian white people exclusively, which is what tends to happen with anything not "American" in America, meaning making it blander and more homogeneous and literally cheesy.
It's not like there are no places with "authentic" foods in America, though, so that is really just a bizarre way to compare the two

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 01:12 PM
literally cheesy.
We put too much cheese on literally everything.

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:12 PM
Canada has all that stuff too, though.
But it developed and came from America. It's distinctively American.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:13 PM
I mean, I would still count a lot of the cuisines adapted from immigrant's home countries (ex: Italian-American, Chinese-American, etc) as distinctively American cuisines, and very much cuisines in their own right, so idk

I think so, too, but there's still that blandification that happens to make it marketable to white people who think ketchup is a spice.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:15 PM
But it developed and came from America. It's distinctively American.
It's the same stuff. Canada adopts American foods. Even - American foods.

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Like I said, much better international food. Because there's less like... assimilation and making various non-Canadian foods [I]for Canadian white people exclusively, which is what tends to happen with anything not "American" in America, meaning making it blander and more homogeneous and literally cheesy.

I object on the basis that you are using Toronto as your standard for this.

The same could be said of major US cities.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:17 PM
Well, depends on the inland America even, there's some killer communities with their foods in random af places. And also, there's always the thorny issue of how food authenticity is more or less always constructed? Basically every national cuisine was constructed in the 1800s or later.

That's true, but I'm talking about when things are made as, like, an "exotic" thing for people who are going to view it that way rather than for anything it was actually intended for. I'm not sure I can make what I'm saying make sense, though.


There's a fairly strong argument which I would even be willing to make that as far as a single national cuisine goes, America's is actually American-Chinese food.

But in the American South, all traditional cuisine comes from African American culture for the most part.


Canada has all that stuff too, though.

They definitely do, but I'm saying that if you go to a Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese restaurant that you are less likely to only have access to the memefoods they made to market to white people? But maybe I'm coming at this from a more ignorant point of view than I think. There's literally nowhere that I know of in any reasonable distance of me that serves anything but the most basic sushi and I had never even heard of pho until I went to Canada.

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It's the same stuff. Canada adopts American foods. Even [Insert here] - American foods.

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I object on the basis that you are using Toronto as your standard for this.

The same could be said of major US cities.

Well it's true I've never been to any of those, so never mind.

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:17 PM
But it's still American. Like, I really don't get the "Canada has better food" thing, especially when Canadian cuisine hasn't even been mentioned outside of "poutine". If they don't have a cuisine of their own, what is there to compare? In that case it's completely pointless to compare, because there isn't anything to compare in the first place

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:19 PM
But it's still American. Like, I really don't get the "Canada has better food" thing, especially when Canadian cuisine hasn't even been mentioned outside of "poutine". If they don't have a cuisine of their own, what is there to compare? In that case it's completely pointless to compare, because there isn't anything to compare in the first place

Glow is probably right because my experience of Canada is kind of centralized around Toronto, and I've never been able to go to a major US city except the Atlanta airport one time, on the way back from Canada.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:19 PM
That's true, but I'm talking about when things are made as, like, an "exotic" thing for people who are going to view it that way rather than for anything it was actually intended for. I'm not sure I can make what I'm saying make sense, though.



But in the American South, all traditional cuisine comes from African American culture for the most part.



They definitely do, but I'm saying that if you go to a Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese restaurant that you are less likely to only have access to the memefoods they made to market to white people? But maybe I'm coming at this from a more ignorant point of view than I think. There's literally nowhere that I know of in any reasonable distance of me that serves anything but the most basic sushi and I had never even heard of pho until I went to Canada.

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Well it's true I've never been to any of those, so never mind.
I know what you mean with exotic and the like, but the assumption that a compromise between tastes is also a degradation is I think far out. So much of what we think of as integral parts of a food culture come from this - Japanese curry, to keep the example site relevant. We want this to happen. Vietnamese pork on French bread owns.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:21 PM
But it's still American. Like, I really don't get the "Canada has better food" thing, especially when Canadian cuisine hasn't even been mentioned outside of "poutine". If they don't have a cuisine of their own, what is there to compare? In that case it's completely pointless to compare, because there isn't anything to compare in the first place

Literally the point I've been trying to make. There's nothing to compare. It's the same food, other than the memefoods.

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 01:22 PM
But in the American South, all traditional cuisine comes from African American culture for the most part.
The South is not the entire country.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:24 PM
Oh, wait. I did think of one thing that you probably haven't heard of.

Buttertarts.

Sesto
February 4th, 2016, 01:25 PM
canada doesn't have it's own cuisine. i guess we have things like nanaimo bars or butter tarts (and poutine but that's been mentioned), but that's pretty much it

the only real difference between us and usa is that as a whole our country is more multicultural when it comes to food. right outside my office there's like 5 different indian restaurants and a bunch of other Chinese/Japanese/Vietnamese stuff. probably more restaurants like that then there is "american" restaurants, at least in this area

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 01:26 PM
Oh, wait. I did think of one thing that you probably haven't heard of.

Buttertarts.
What are they?

Sesto
February 4th, 2016, 01:27 PM
What are they?

not very good that's what

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 01:27 PM
Also, African American culture is just American culture.

Tbh.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:27 PM
The South is not the entire country.

Says the Texan.

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:28 PM
Literally the point I've been trying to make. There's nothing to compare. It's the same food, other than the memefoods.
Eh, I mean that they're incomparable not that because they're the same, but because it's two different categories of things you're comparing-- basically, American cuisine, versus American cuisine as it is in Canada. Which is like comparing Chinese cuisine in China, and ("authentic") Chinese cuisine in America, in which you're comparing one country's native cuisine, and in the other, just the food that's available, which can't really be called "their" cuisine.

Basically, to ask "Which country has the better food?", the appropriate comparison would be of the cuisines that developed in those respective countries, as in "American cuisine versus Canadian cuisine", rather than just "American cuisine versus the food available in Canada"

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:28 PM
canada doesn't have it's own cuisine. i guess we have things like nanaimo bars or butter tarts (and poutine but that's been mentioned), but that's pretty much it

the only real difference between us and usa is that as a whole our country is more multicultural when it comes to food. right outside my office there's like 5 different indian restaurants and a bunch of other Chinese/Japanese/Vietnamese stuff. probably more restaurants like that then there is "american" restaurants, at least in this area

Oh, yeah. I forgot about nanaimo bars, too. Weird since I had a bunch of them around New Year's.

But I dunno, I agree that urban areas have a lot of multicultural foods, but so do urban areas in the States. I haven't seen an appreciable difference in frequency relative to the population size in general.

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:29 PM
Also, African American culture is just American culture.

Tbh.
This, actually.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:29 PM
canada doesn't have it's own cuisine. i guess we have things like nanaimo bars or butter tarts (and poutine but that's been mentioned), but that's pretty much it

the only real difference between us and usa is that as a whole our country is more multicultural when it comes to food. right outside my office there's like 5 different indian restaurants and a bunch of other Chinese/Japanese/Vietnamese stuff. probably more restaurants like that then there is "american" restaurants, at least in this area
because you're a tiny baby country that has an easy time having higher proportions immigration in a more geographically concentrated population

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:29 PM
Also, African American culture is just American culture.

Tbh.

Literally wrong but I haven't slept in over 24 hours so I don't have the energy or inclination to go into this.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:31 PM
I mean it's a fair enough assertion in particular sectors, most importantly music.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:32 PM
Eh, I mean that they're incomparable not that because they're the same, but because it's two different categories of things you're comparing-- basically, American cuisine, versus American cuisine as it is in Canada. Which is like comparing Chinese cuisine in China, and ("authentic") Chinese cuisine in America, in which you're comparing one country's native cuisine, and in the other, just the food that's available, which can't really be called "their" cuisine.

Basically, to ask "Which country has the better food?", the appropriate comparison would be of the cuisines that developed in those respective countries, as in "American cuisine versus Canadian cuisine", rather than just "American cuisine versus the food available in Canada"
I'm telling you, dude. It's the same food. I'm an American citizen, born and bred, and I live in Canada.

Literally the same food. Not even "American Cuisine as it is in Canada." Just the same food, possibly labelled differently.

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:32 PM
Literally wrong but I haven't slept in over 24 hours so I don't have the energy or inclination to go into this.
Are African Americans not American?

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 01:34 PM
Says the Texan.
I mean it's true.

Mattias
February 4th, 2016, 01:34 PM
Oh, wait. I did think of one thing that you probably haven't heard of.

Buttertarts.

And Ketchup Chips.

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 01:34 PM
you guys love hairsplitting your ancestry so much i wouldnt even know

if you ask an american where hes from he usually gives you the breakdown of his 1/16ths of european or native american ancestry like hes some kind of cocktail recipe

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:35 PM
I mean it's true.
Yeah but Texas has the second biggest self-important complex in the entire Union.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:36 PM
Are African Americans not American?

They are but it has to do with root developments of culture and communicative practices and there's whole swaths of academic literature about this and that's all I'm going to say re: have not slept in over 24 hours and just cannot get into this right now.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:37 PM
Are African Americans not American?

I was not excluding black Americans from being American. I was suggesting that the things white Americans take pride in food-wise they had nothing to do with developing.

But I'm probably wrong so.

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 01:37 PM
Yeah but Texas has the second biggest self-important complex in the entire Union.

whats the biggest

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:38 PM
you guys love hairsplitting your ancestry so much i wouldnt even know

if you ask an american where hes from he usually gives you the breakdown of his 1/16ths of european or native american ancestry like hes some kind of cocktail recipe

It's because people with no history wish they had some.

Sesto
February 4th, 2016, 01:38 PM
Oh, yeah. I forgot about nanaimo bars, too. Weird since I had a bunch of them around New Year's.

But I dunno, I agree that urban areas have a lot of multicultural foods, but so do urban areas in the States. I haven't seen an appreciable difference in frequency relative to the population size in general.

i mean that's might be true, i haven't been to the states so i have no idea. but the city i live in isn't really that big though. even the small city i grew up in there was a sizable portion of international (specifically asian) restaurants downtown, probably because of the decent population of Vietnamese/Cambodian/Korean immigrants we had

but maybe it's like that in the us too, idk

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:38 PM
I'm telling you, dude. It's the same food. I'm an American citizen, born and bred, and I live in Canada.

Literally the same food. Not even "American Cuisine as it is in Canada." Just the same food, possibly labelled differently.
But that doesn't matter, because it was developed and adapted in America, which makes it American cuisine. If it hasn't been adapted or developed any further from the version in America, then it's not its own thing. It's not "American cuisine and Canadian cuisine are the same", it's "Canadian food is just American cuisine", the distinction being that the former implies that both cuisines exist and are just the same, and the latter implies that one of them flat out doesn't exist in the first place.

It's not a case of comparing apples to oranges, or even apples to apples. It's comparing apples to nothing

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:38 PM
whats the biggest
NYC metropolitan area.

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 01:39 PM
Yeah but Texas has the second biggest self-important complex in the entire Union.
Well yeah I can't deny that, I was just saying.

Petrikow
February 4th, 2016, 01:39 PM
you guys love hairsplitting your ancestry so much i wouldnt even know

if you ask an american where hes from he usually gives you the breakdown of his 1/16ths of european or native american ancestry like hes some kind of cocktail recipe

it was important in court

thats how your proved you werent black enough to be a slave

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:39 PM
But that doesn't matter, because it was developed and adapted in America, which makes it American cuisine. If it hasn't been adapted or developed any further from the version in America, then it's not its own thing. It's not "American cuisine and Canadian cuisine are the same", it's "Canadian food is just American cuisine", the distinction being that the former implies that both cuisines exist and are just the same, and the latter implies that one of them flat out doesn't exist in the first place.

It's not a case of comparing apples to oranges, or even apples to apples. It's comparing apples to nothing
You could solve this problem easily if you conceded that there's not a whole lot of point in drawing a cultural distinction between America and Canada.

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 01:39 PM
I was not excluding black Americans from being American. I was suggesting that the things white Americans take pride in food-wise they had nothing to do with developing.

Going back to the comment about the Southeast's cuisine because I'm too lazy to go to last page and quote it, this is only true if soul food is the only thing you think is Southern cuisine, because it's the only part of the regional cuisine that's predominately African American in origin.

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 01:39 PM
its ironic that a nation with such ideal prerequisites for a socialist ideal turned socialism into a euphemism for "the stuff that hitler did"

you didnt even need any great leaps to lose the accumulated baggage of culture

what went wrong murrika

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:40 PM
I was not excluding black Americans from being American. I was suggesting that the things white Americans take pride in food-wise they had nothing to do with developing.

But I'm probably wrong so.
Southern cuisine (at least, Creole IIRC) takes heavy notes from French, Spanish, and Native American cuisines, so it's definitely not just homogenously African

Petrikow
February 4th, 2016, 01:40 PM
its ironic that a nation with such ideal prerequisites for a socialist ideal turned socialism into a euphemism for "the stuff that hitler did"

you didnt even need any great leaps to lose the accumulated baggage of culture

what went wrong murrika

jefferson ruined america

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:41 PM
its ironic that a nation with such ideal prerequisites for a socialist ideal turned socialism into a euphemism for "the stuff that hitler did"

you didnt even need any great leaps to lose the accumulated baggage of culture

what went wrong murrika
Nothing at all is in error. America has no need for destructive class war.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:43 PM
i mean that's might be true, i haven't been to the states so i have no idea. but the city i live in isn't really that big though. even the small city i grew up in there was a sizable portion of international (specifically asian) restaurants downtown, probably because of the decent population of Vietnamese/Cambodian/Korean immigrants we had

but maybe it's like that in the us too, idk

Are you from Southwesternish Ontario?

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But that doesn't matter, because it was developed and adapted in America, which makes it American cuisine. If it hasn't been adapted or developed any further from the version in America, then it's not its own thing. It's not "American cuisine and Canadian cuisine are the same", it's "Canadian food is just American cuisine", the distinction being that the former implies that both cuisines exist and are just the same, and the latter implies that one of them flat out doesn't exist in the first place.

It's not a case of comparing apples to oranges, or even apples to apples. It's comparing apples to nothing

Lots of immigrants went from Canada to America and vice versa. They developed concurrently from the same populations in a lot of cases.

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 01:44 PM
its ironic that a nation with such ideal prerequisites for a socialist ideal turned socialism into a euphemism for "the stuff that hitler did"

you didnt even need any great leaps to lose the accumulated baggage of culture

what went wrong murrika

Stfu we're talking about food.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 01:45 PM
Going back to the comment about the Southeast's cuisine because I'm too lazy to go to last page and quote it, this is only true if soul food is the only thing you think is Southern cuisine, because it's the only part of the regional cuisine that's predominately African American in origin.

I don't really know what else you would consider "southeast" cuisine that doesn't have some basis in soul food. But I don't know, so.


Southern cuisine (at least, Creole IIRC) takes heavy notes from French, Spanish, and Native American cuisines, so it's definitely not just homogenously African

In my probably wrong opinion, I think that Louisiana is a part of a different cultural region than the southeast. Not that it matters intensely because categorizing things is obviously not my mental strength.

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Nothing at all is in error. America has no need for destructive class war.

Do you mean that America does it without reason? Because yes.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:46 PM
Louisiana is French enough that the distinction is important. Not so much as coast to coast, but yes it's a thing.

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I don't really know what else you would consider "southeast" cuisine that doesn't have some basis in soul food. But I don't know, so.



In my probably wrong opinion, I think that Louisiana is a part of a different cultural region than the southeast. Not that it matters intensely because categorizing things is obviously not my mental strength.

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Do you mean that America does it without reason? Because yes.
I'm imitating inter and postwar American narratives about the cooperative nature of New World capitalism.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 01:46 PM
its ironic that a nation with such ideal prerequisites for a socialist ideal turned socialism into a euphemism for "the stuff that hitler did"

you didnt even need any great leaps to lose the accumulated baggage of culture

what went wrong murrika
McCarthyism

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 01:46 PM
Stfu we're talking about food.

food and socialism go hand in hand

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:48 PM
McCarthys heart was in the right place imo

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 01:51 PM
In my probably wrong opinion, I think that Louisiana is a part of a different cultural region than the southeast. Not that it matters intensely because categorizing things is obviously not my mental strength.
Well,

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Map_of_the_Southern_United_States_modern_definitio n.png

Sesto
February 4th, 2016, 01:51 PM
Are you from Southwesternish Ontario?


yep

which probably taints my view, since i doubt it's the same for the rest of canada besides maybe the far west

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 01:52 PM
I don't really know what else you would consider "southeast" cuisine that doesn't have some basis in soul food. But I don't know, so.

Smh

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 01:53 PM
McCarthys heart was in the right place imo

so was mao zedongs imo

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 01:53 PM
In my probably wrong opinion, I think that Louisiana is a part of a different cultural region than the southeast. Not that it matters intensely because categorizing things is obviously not my mental strength.

Smh

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 01:54 PM
I wish to know more about American Food.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:54 PM
so was mao zedongs imo
yeah, choked by alcohol and fat and dying

dont ironically praise people who destroyed my homeland

Petrikow
February 4th, 2016, 01:55 PM
so was mao zedongs imo

da road ta hell is paved wit gud intentions

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 01:55 PM
my homeland

what happend to no hyphenated americans

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 01:55 PM
I wish to know more about American Food.
Well, it's bad, unless it's my America.

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 02:01 PM
I wish to know more about American Food.

In the Southeast you have this variety: soul food, creole, cajun, lowcountry, and appalachian cuisine.

Soul food is the result of slave owners not wanting to waste money giving slaves something decent to eat, so slaves made do with what they could get and some things that originally came from Africa like okra.

Creole is a giant mess of spanish, french, native murrikan, german, italian, african, and lowcountry cuisine that comes out being godlike.

Cajun cuisine is a bunch of french people cooking with local ingredients in Louisiana.

Lowcountry is a thing but tbh I dunno much about it cause I don't go down to where you can get that shit. I think it involves seafood? I'm in a landlocked state, I ain't an expert here.


Appalachian cuisine is a bunch of scotch-irish settlers straight stealing everything the native murrikans knew about cooking, and then adding some european touches to it. The most important thing coming from this though is barbecue which is godlike. Overlaps a lot with soul food which is probably why Prix is so lost on this, bless her heart.

mAc Chaos
February 4th, 2016, 02:02 PM
ok so thats food

whats an american drink

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:02 PM
whats an american drink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fried_Coke

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 02:03 PM
Coke bro

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 02:03 PM
ok so thats food

whats an american drink
Coke and whiskey.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:03 PM
probably why Prix is so lost on this, bless her heart.

Do not be rude about my Prix.

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:04 PM
now i wanna have whiskey coke

for some reason jak dagneels sold premixed cans here

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 02:05 PM
ok so thats food

whats an american drink

No alcohol at all followed by binge drinking + red bull and death.

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:05 PM
red bull

please do not appropriate my culture

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:05 PM
Suicide drinks

You know, what you used to do as a kid where you get a little of all the sodas in the fountain drink lineup.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 02:06 PM
please do not appropriate my culture
He said, after he stole the drink from my people.

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:07 PM
Suicide drinks

You know, what you used to do as a kid where you get a little of all the sodas in the fountain drink lineup.

fun fact in most austrian restaurants you have coke fanta mixes on the menu

"spezi"

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 02:08 PM
No alcohol at all followed by binge drinking + red bull and death.
Wow I'm a failure of an American

Time to fix

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Suicide drinks

You know, what you used to do as a kid where you get a little of all the sodas in the fountain drink lineup.
I never did this as a kid because it sounds bad.

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:09 PM
He said, after he stole the drink from my people.

are you thai too now

i need a chart

Five_X
February 4th, 2016, 02:11 PM
What kinda food does Canada have, aside from the memefoods

Okay, as a fat Canadian foodie, let me set the record straight on Canadian foods and their virtues and vices.

A&W, Canadian burger chain, unrelated to American A&W. By far the best burgers I have ever eaten in my life, and I love burgers. Great fries and chicken as well; the fries are nice and thick, not too oily, and the chicken is miles better than anything else, though it's not the focus. Also: good root beer, but you've got to drink it from a mug to truly enjoy it, otherwise it's just decent as far as root beer goes.

Poutine is already spoken of, you can get it everywhere, even the aforementioned A&W. If you like really fat, guilty food, it's great. Just make sure you get it fresh, too many places use lukewarm gravy that doesn't melt the cheese enough and it's shit. You can find the best poutine, in my opinion, at local fairs.

Butter tarts. There are few desserts as simple and perfect as butter tarts, and they were PM John A. MacDonald's favourite food for a reason. Generally they come in two varieties: with pecans, and with raisins. Incredibly flavour, nice and flaky/crumbly pastry, but some places make the pastry too hard and rigid when it should be soft. Not to be confused with butter tarts from anywhere else, including the UK; trust me, they're very different.

Nanaimo bars are 100% Canadian, I don't even know if you can get them anywhere else. Plenty of grocery stores sell them, especially on the west coast (hence their name, since they're from Nanaimo). You either love them or you hate them; they're very sweet and very chocolatey, and if you eat a lot it's easy to get sick of them, but they're also simple to make in big batches. I'm also a bit biased towards them since I was born in the town where they were first made and I remember when they were a fully BC thing and hadn't really spread to the rest of Canada.

Canadian bacon is a strange one. No one in Canada will call bacon "Canadian bacon," that term was invented by dirty foreigners to describe a cut of pork we like. Basically, outside of Canada, Canadian bacon is a cut of the back of a pig along with a bit of belly; we just call that ham and it's thick and delicious. Actual bacon, however, is different in Canada than in most places: bacon fried in Canadian restaurants and kitchens is much crispier than in the US or the UK, especially the UK. UK bacon is very soft and floppy, Canadian bacon is usually more on the rigid side, sometimes nearly burnt, and this goes for the stuff we eat on sandwiches as well as breakfast bacon.

On the subject of breakfast, pancakes! I think Canadian and American pancakes are mostly the same, but it's the UK that's really different. British pancakes are flat and Brits don't seem to have as much of a love for syrup as Canadians and Americans do. UK pancakes, in my terribly honest opinion, are trash. But this isn't an overview of British foods, I digress.

Does Kraft Dinner count as a memefood? It really ought to be a meme, everyone in Canada eats Kraft Dinner (sold in the US as Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, and again, they're sadly different). Super cheap, and delicious as far as cheap food goes. Tastes even better if you mix in ketchup, or go the extra mile and chop up hot dogs and mix them in too. It feels weird to me because people in the US and the UK rarely ever know about what is literally a staple food of the whole country, but it doesn't get the attention of Canada.

Ketchup chips are also a Canadian food, they're kinda odd, but tasty. I grew up sheltered and thought everywhere had them - not so, as I learn here in the UK. Not fantastic by any means, but tasty and unique. Deserves to be a meme food, definitelycomCanada has the best salmon in the world, especially if you get smoked salmon, literally nothing compares. UK salmon likes to tout itself as being great and Scottish - it's Scottish, but it's not great. Too soft and bland. Norwegian smoked salmon is the closest I've had, but that was from only one place. Canadian smoked salmon is best if you buy it from a local grocer, it's always nice and fresh and tasty, don't buy it from like London Drugs or one of those shops that tries to sell everything. Again, I'm kind of biased with this because I grew up on the west coast and got easy access to really cheap smoked salmon everywhere.

Montreal steak is a bit regional, but good. Some places do beef well in Canada, mainly Montreal and Alberta. Alberta beef is nice and thick and fatty and awesome, not the best beef in the world, but I like it. Montreal steak... I don't know how I'd rate it. I've been to a steakhouse and had some, it's good, but not something to jump around about. Maybe I should try more steakhouses next time I go back home?

There's some other minor stuff you can get, too. Tim Horton's doughnuts, especially their Timbits, those are great, same with their hot chocolate. The west coast has a huge variety of fish other than salmon, too; I love the halibut and trout, Fraser river trout is delicious. When I was a kid, every so often my stepdad's best friend would come back from a fishing trip with a cooler filled up with a single massive fish, usually a salmon. Great memories. Maple syrup is also tasty, very situational and technically a meme food, but good for what it's used for.

Everything else is very regional and specific: certain restaurants and stuff I've had at home, nothing that can really be considered national "cuisine," but if you want recommendations for restaurants in Canada, mainly the best coast, then I can give mine.

Uhhhh

That ended up being longer than I expected! >.>

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:11 PM
https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/12622389_10156525021810080_801830092492149839_o.pn g

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 02:11 PM
are you thai too now

i need a chart

German, French, Swedish, Chinese, Singaporean, Thai.

Well, three of these are the same, so he's 3/4ths european?

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 02:12 PM
are you thai too now

i need a chartThai people are jungle Chinese with delusions of grandeur.

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 02:13 PM
I actually lol'd.

Petrikow
February 4th, 2016, 02:15 PM
finnish people are drunk swedes with delusions of grandeur

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 02:17 PM
So they're not snow mongols anymore, but real Swedes?

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 02:19 PM
In the Southeast you have this variety: soul food, creole, cajun, lowcountry, and appalachian cuisine.

Soul food is the result of slave owners not wanting to waste money giving slaves something decent to eat, so slaves made do with what they could get and some things that originally came from Africa like okra.

Creole is a giant mess of spanish, french, native murrikan, german, italian, african, and lowcountry cuisine that comes out being godlike.

Cajun cuisine is a bunch of french people cooking with local ingredients in Louisiana.

Lowcountry is a thing but tbh I dunno much about it cause I don't go down to where you can get that shit. I think it involves seafood? I'm in a landlocked state, I ain't an expert here.


Appalachian cuisine is a bunch of scotch-irish settlers straight stealing everything the native murrikans knew about cooking, and then adding some european touches to it. The most important thing coming from this though is barbecue which is godlike. Overlaps a lot with soul food which is probably why Prix is so lost on this, bless her heart.

Creole and cajun sound especially yum but the rest sound nice too.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 02:20 PM
Cajun is good btw

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:20 PM
Five, that was a very comprehensive post about Canadian food (although I beg to differ about Canadians making bacon differently than the USA-- We always cooked ours crispy too). I just thought your effort should be acknowledged.

Five_X
February 4th, 2016, 02:21 PM
Ah fuck I forgot perogies. Not Canadian, but since we have fuckloads of Ukrainian/other, lesser east Slavs and Hungarians, we've adopted lots of their cuisine. Mainly, we have perogies, little fried cheese-filled delights, often with bacon and cream as well. They're very tasty and filling, and incredibly easy to cook. Thank you Ukraine for surprisingly decent east Euro foods.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:21 PM
-1 on perogies. Not a fan tbh.

Petrikow
February 4th, 2016, 02:24 PM
So they're not snow mongols anymore, but real Swedes?

we are an inclusive nation

its not about the swede on the outside

its the one on the inside that matters

also i never call them snow mongols pls

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:27 PM
I'm honestly arguing with myself on how to reply to that.

Snow
February 4th, 2016, 02:28 PM
l-lewd

Strife ❤️
February 4th, 2016, 02:30 PM
http://i.imgur.com/PD78HIJ.webm

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:31 PM
dont do this

dont condemn this thread to twitch spam hell

Peanut-007
February 4th, 2016, 02:32 PM
Toucan can!

Petrikow
February 4th, 2016, 02:38 PM
wtf mods

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:38 PM
i dont even know

hard delete i cant even see who did it

Five_X
February 4th, 2016, 02:40 PM
Thanks for recognizing my love of national food, Glow. I just wish I wasn't having to type all this out on my phone. :p

Sad that you don't like perogies though, but I suppose they're hit-or-miss.

Hmm... maybe I should post some stuff in the cooking thread; my mom has some fantastic home recipes that I really should try out again. Nothing beats her chili.

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 02:40 PM
wudn' me

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 02:40 PM
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)╯╲___卐卐卐卐 Don't mind me just taking mods for a walk!

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 02:43 PM
please do not appropriate my culture

I've never tasted Red Bull.


Do not be rude about my Prix.

He can be rude, it's only true. Thank you for standing up for me, though.

Five, I like perogies? At least the only times I can remember having them, but that wasn't often.

We have ketchup chips in my area, but I don't know if they're the same thing? But it's really obscure here and I only know of one store that has them.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:44 PM
We have ketchup chips in my area, but I don't know if they're the same thing? But it's really obscure here and I only know of one store that has them.
They'd have to be something different in some way because the ketchup chips in Canada are literally illegal to sell in the USA.

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 02:47 PM
I've never tasted Red Bull.
Good.

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They'd have to be something different in some way because the ketchup chips in Canada are literally illegal to sell in the USA.
Why?

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:48 PM
Good.

you guys make me cry

how do you even go through secondary education like this

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 02:49 PM
They'd have to be something different in some way because the ketchup chips in Canada are literally illegal to sell in the USA.

It's this:

https://webassets.foodcity.com/getMainImageSquare.php?upc=0008784806408&size=260


and for a long time they were not available anymore but a grocery store chain bought this brand/rights to make them. But I can't find an ingredient/spice list to compare.

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you guys make me cry

how do you even go through secondary education like this

Only like four of us are educated, including Glow, not including me.

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:51 PM
maybe red bull is the secret

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 02:51 PM
you guys make me cry

how do you even go through secondary education like this
In my case if I drank it in any decent quantity it would probably fuck with my heart.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:51 PM
Why?
Something in the red food coloring isn't approved by the FDA.

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:52 PM
its less strong than coffee so its ideal for me

Strife ❤️
February 4th, 2016, 02:52 PM
kinder egg is banned in usa

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 02:52 PM
IMO you should not consume mind altering substances. It's disrespectful of yourself.

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 02:54 PM
the subjectivity of the human perception and consciousness can not be fully understood unless you alter it

hits blunt

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 02:54 PM
Something in the red food coloring isn't approved by the FDA.
This seems strangely specific.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 02:57 PM
This seems strangely specific.

Like Strife said, Kinder Eggs are banned too. They're banned because they contain non-consumables, and it doesn't matter that there's literally no accidental choking hazard because of the way they're set up.

That is also specific.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 02:57 PM
Lots of things are like that. There are a number of foods that lack FDA approval that we can't have here.

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 03:00 PM
Like Strife said, Kinder Eggs are banned too. They're banned because they contain non-consumables, and it doesn't matter that there's literally no accidental choking hazard because of the way they're set up.

That is also specific.
Yeah, but with that I can maybe imagine the logic being that some kid eating it might be stupid enough to just swallow the whole thing and choke on it, even if that does seem unlikely.

The red food coloring thing just seems weird.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 03:08 PM
Not really, food dyes are actually very sensitive ingredients. Like, a lot of red food dyes give me headaches.

Fel
February 4th, 2016, 03:20 PM
695035408346955776

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 03:27 PM
You can tell a lot about a person from their favorite memes.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 03:33 PM
You know when you're on your phone during lunch and laughing at this meme when your boss walks over, and he's all "Yo wassap whatcu laughin @" and you show him the meme and his face is all :| and now you know your workplace is now a memeplace

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 03:35 PM
[1:31:08 PM] Spinach: cat asleep on lap and right hamd
[1:31:20 PM] Spinach: typing leftha ded s jadr
[1:31:37 PM] Spinach: lefthanded is hard

im stuck somr1 help

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hes using my right hanf as a pillow

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no homo

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 03:36 PM
I'm sorry, circulation has been cut off too long, we'll need to amputate.

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 03:36 PM
Wanna switch

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 03:36 PM
the subjectivity of the human perception and consciousness can not be fully understood unless you alter it

hits blunt
Actually it hit me blunt at the age of 7 when I asked my dad what he thinks about star wars.

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 03:37 PM
Push him off enough to remove your hand

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 03:37 PM
yes

Fel
February 4th, 2016, 03:38 PM
You can tell a lot about a person from their favorite memes.
i like gachi a lot

what does that say about me

GhostDIGIT
February 4th, 2016, 03:39 PM
Actually it hit me blunt at the age of 7 when I asked my dad what he thinks about star wars.
..What did he think about Star Wars?

Marmadillo
February 4th, 2016, 03:39 PM
he didn't like it

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 03:44 PM
For some reason the last half of the last page won't load at all.

Sesto
February 4th, 2016, 03:46 PM
http://i.imgur.com/lGIK4TA.jpg

these are my favourite memes

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 03:48 PM
**LE MEME**

these are my favourite memes

Same tbh

Fel
February 4th, 2016, 03:48 PM
those are good memes

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 03:49 PM
http://puu.sh/mVPRg/816b03f3bd.png
why

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 03:49 PM
why

Because I haven't slept in over 24 hours

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 03:50 PM
plus la mémé

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Because I haven't slept in over 24 hours
For what reason

Gl❀w
February 4th, 2016, 03:51 PM
For what reason

Need to be able to get up in early morning hours soon.

Currently going to bed at like 5:30am and sleeping till 1-3pm

Incompatible.

Forcing an allnighter is the only way to correct on short notice.

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 04:33 PM
kpop

Nacho the Doritosedge
February 4th, 2016, 04:50 PM
http://i.imgur.com/y9d8qC1.png

Reading Saki

It's Good

mAc Chaos
February 4th, 2016, 04:51 PM
saki san kawaii

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 04:52 PM
why do you guys let yourselves be manipulated this easily

Spinach
February 4th, 2016, 04:52 PM
Reading Saki

It's Good

Friend.

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 04:53 PM
why do you guys let yourselves be manipulated this easily
?

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 04:56 PM
theres only one reason notorious fighting gamers would pick up saki...

Kirby
February 4th, 2016, 04:57 PM
All will become one with ほうれん草

mAc Chaos
February 4th, 2016, 05:18 PM
theres only one reason notorious fighting gamers would pick up saki...

im not actually watching i just want to push saki memes

Nacho the Doritosedge
February 4th, 2016, 05:28 PM
There is only one sin of my past which continues to bind me down...

Strife ❤️
February 4th, 2016, 05:42 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CaZPXvzWQAE6rZJ.jpg:large

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/Larry_Chief_Mouser.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Mouser_to_the_Cabinet_Office

SeiKeo
February 4th, 2016, 05:45 PM
http://i.imgur.com/McFsmzw.jpg

I3uster
February 4th, 2016, 06:01 PM
same

black1blade
February 4th, 2016, 06:04 PM
I like reading before I go to bed- makes me feel sleepy.

Skull
February 4th, 2016, 06:06 PM
I like reading before I go to bed- makes me feel sleepy.
Out of curiosity, what're you reading?

black1blade
February 4th, 2016, 06:07 PM
I also beat the capra demon so yay. It was fairly easy once I had kill the dogs.

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Almost finished Mort which is the 4th published discworld book I believe. Gonna read kizu after I've finished though.

Skull
February 4th, 2016, 06:10 PM
Almost finished Mort which is the 4th published discworld book I believe. Gonna read kizu after I've finished though.
Cool, Kizumonogatari is one of my favourite from the series.

black1blade
February 4th, 2016, 06:18 PM
Yeah I'm really looking forward to it. I've still gotta watch kyomimonogatari so I'll have a monogatari themed Saturday.

Leftovers
February 4th, 2016, 07:18 PM
http://i.imgur.com/NVqwd2t.png

sssssssssame

GhostDIGIT
February 4th, 2016, 07:28 PM
I'm gonna play Dark Souls again, so I'm going to wear my Potara earring and hope You takes away my growing phobia of all games not turn-based.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 08:20 PM
Leftovers, your signature image is neat. Is it supposed to be evocative of anything in particular?

Good luck, Ghost!

Someone please cheer me up. I have had a bad afternoon.

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 08:21 PM
Cheer up how?

Seika
February 4th, 2016, 08:21 PM
This "social life" thing really cuts into my time for doing Internet Things. How do normal people stand it?

GhostDIGIT
February 4th, 2016, 08:22 PM
I did good but I got bored of Farming the Darkwraiths for titanite chunks.

Prix with a Silent X
February 4th, 2016, 08:23 PM
Cheer up how?

I don't know how this works.


This "social life" thing really cuts into my time for doing Internet Things. How do normal people stand it?

It's pretty terrible, but not having any social life also has its downsides.

Petrikow
February 4th, 2016, 08:25 PM
This "social life" thing really cuts into my time for doing Internet Things. How do normal people stand it?

usually alcohol i think

same stuff you give to soldiers during war when they start developing ptsd

the universal solution really

Leftovers
February 4th, 2016, 08:25 PM
Leftovers, your signature image is neat. Is it supposed to be evocative of anything in particular?

All of it is album art from this (http://vgmdb.net/album/6594), which in turn was conceived as a soundtrack to Nasu's short story Angel Notes.

Skull
February 4th, 2016, 08:26 PM
It's pretty terrible, but not having any social life also has its downsides.
I don't believe you...

just Beamu
February 4th, 2016, 08:27 PM
I don't know how this works.
I would attempt to cheer up, but dunno how.

Leftovers
February 4th, 2016, 08:33 PM
Angel Notes.

I wonder why it's become customary to call it like this, though. It should either be Notes. or Angel Voice.

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or maybe it's just me that's dumb