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What is your favorite “weird” or “strange” American custom?

Asked by JackAdams (6574points) August 22nd, 2008

Mine is when you are in a restaurant and you hear the sound of some employee dropping some dishes that crash and shatter on the hard tile floor.

The patrons all respond with APPLAUSE & CHEERS! I’ve never lived in a state where this did not happen.

August 22, 2008, 7:11 PM EDT

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cyndyh's avatar

We do that, but we also holler “Job Opening!”

JackAdams's avatar

In the military, they shout, “GET HIS NAME!”

August 22, 2008, 7:30 PM EDT

simone54's avatar

Wow. I hate all of that. It isn’t funny. It just pisses me off. Kinda like when someone say “Are you working hard or hardly working”. God, you have no idea how bad I wanna kill everyone that says that.

trumi's avatar

Mass consumerism. Hooray!!!

iJimmy's avatar

Foam fingers at football games.

cyndyh's avatar

I like concert T-shirts. Do they wear those in other countries? We seem to have things printed across our chests a lot.

simone54's avatar

I like freedom

rowenaz's avatar

Is that garter thing at the wedding American?
What about people that applaud when the plane lands?
Kindergarten and Fifth Grade graduation ceremonies?

simone54's avatar

I also hate when people applaud when a plane lands. It’s like, “Yaaaaay we didn’t crash into earth with a fiery explosion.”

delirium's avatar

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JackAdams's avatar

Another “weird” custom, is after you cut your meat, you switch your fork to your right hand, to put the meat in your mouth.

In Europe, the fork is kept in the left hand, and no “switching” occurs.

I don’t switch hands. I’m not proud…

August 23, 2008, 11:21 PM EDT

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