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    I couldn't find that old Brit/Aussie/American English thread so this was the closest. I've been noticing a lot of Brits (from the north I think) who say "sat" instead of "sitting" like " I was sat waiting for bus" or "I was sat on couch and he was sat at table". I've seen people say it here and I'm (sat) watching the cricket and the commentator from Lancashire said it 4 times in one sentence.
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    I say "I was sat down", but I do use sitting too. Think it just depends. But I would say "I was sat down at the bus stop" or "I was sat at the table".
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    As good as some of those potato recipes look, "leftover mashed potatoes" is an ingredient that doesn't exist in this house.

    I'll just have to make mashed potatoes and hide them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by levitt View Post
    I say "I was sat down", but I do use sitting too. Think it just depends. But I would say "I was sat down at the bus stop" or "I was sat at the table".
    Yes, but maybe it's also auto-correct? (For me at least since I type so fast with my one thumb)...?
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    Cricket commentators don't use auto-correct when they're speaking! (Although they probably should)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsDark View Post
    As good as some of those potato recipes look, "leftover mashed potatoes" is an ingredient that doesn't exist in this house.
    It is if you make a double batch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1973 View Post
    you guys can't figure out taxes?
    How fucking difficult is it to just put it on the price tag? It's not about laziness, it's about hiding shit.

    I'm yet to travel to the US, but friends have and they said that in amidst all the amazing stuff... the food was just terrible. Fried everything. No veggies or salad. I think I need to diet before I go (so I can pack back on all the kilos)

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    Hmm. I have yet to find a single restaurant that did not have salads or veggies. I would take that with a grain of salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassiness View Post
    How fucking difficult is it to just put it on the price tag? It's not about laziness, it's about hiding shit.

    I'm yet to travel to the US, but friends have and they said that in amidst all the amazing stuff... the food was just terrible. Fried everything. No veggies or salad. I think I need to diet before I go (so I can pack back on all the kilos)
    Not true at all.
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    That's like a tall tale to say that there's no veggies or salad in the states. Come on. That's like me saying all they have to eat down under is Vegemite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassiness View Post
    How fucking difficult is it to just put it on the price tag? It's not about laziness, it's about hiding shit.

    I'm yet to travel to the US, but friends have and they said that in amidst all the amazing stuff... the food was just terrible. Fried everything. No veggies or salad. I think I need to diet before I go (so I can pack back on all the kilos)
    That's absurd. We do have a lot of fast food chains where you will not find an edible vegetable of any kind. But if you go to a proper restaurant you'll find a wide variety of all kinds of food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassiness View Post
    I'm yet to travel to the US, but friends have and they said that in amidst all the amazing stuff... the food was just terrible. Fried everything. No veggies or salad.
    And yet I don't eat fried food as a rule and still manage to find enough to eat to stay alive.

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    Dude, we have entire restaurants dedicated to salads and/or vegetables lol
    Did you friends tell you about the pool on the roof, too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CornFlakegrl View Post
    That's absurd. We do have a lot of fast food chains where you will not find an edible vegetable of any kind. But if you go to a proper restaurant you'll find a wide variety of all kinds of food.
    But even mcdonalds has salad. And the southwest grilled chicken salad is a damn good salad.
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    Did they do a fast food chain crawl? I've been to the US multiple times and have never found any problems finding salads or healthy food. One of the reasons I love Boston is because of all the fresh fish for me to devour.
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