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Old 16.07.2011, 10:32
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Re: Question for Americans: What is it with the South?

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It's a long way between truck stops, isn't it?
Yes, giant adult sippy cups and kniting make the long hauls bearable...
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Yes, giant adult sippy cups
THIS was a classic fact
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Old 16.07.2011, 10:37
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Re: Question for Americans: What is it with the South?

I'm from the West Coast and have no idea about the North and South except for watching the same-named mini-series.

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Re: Question for Americans: What is it with the South?

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I'm from the West Coast and have no idea about the North and South except for watching the same-named mini-series.

I only visited the West Coast (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Las Vegas in 1976, but not since then again. Astonished I was when my relatives in Texas when I arrived there did not ask me about Europe but about California. Two days in each city had made me into a "California-expert"
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Yes, giant adult sippy cups and kniting make the long hauls bearable...
Let's not talk about what happens after truckers are done with their sippy cups...
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Old 16.07.2011, 13:59
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Re: Question for Americans: What is it with the South?

All that talk about the giant cups though... I need some here!

Not for me, for hubby, he goes through a liter of tea at a go, would be nice to just pour it into a liter sized cup and immediately start a new liter brewing.
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Old 16.07.2011, 16:38
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Re: Question for Americans: What is it with the South?

I have a giant mug of tea, it is a permanent attachment.

We have a great southern restaurant ( Hatties) in Saratoga Springs- right next to the bar where Bob Dylan started out.

Compare this to Swiss prices-and it has won awards

Here's the menu:

http://hattiesrestaurant.com/

HATTIE'S™ MENU

Appetizers
Seasonal Soup 3.00 cup / 6.00 bowl
Lump Meat Crab Cake 8.95
Good 'n Evil Chicken Wings 7.95
Jasper's Savory Shrimp 10.95
Catfish Fingers 8.95
Chicken Livers 6.95
Hush Puppies 6.95

Entrees
Hattie's Famous Fried Chicken 15.95
served with a choice of 2 sides
Same recipe since 1938.

Fresh Fish of the Day Market
Depends on what's fresh! Please ask your server for details.

Jasper's Mac & Cheese 13.95 (Seasonal Item)
Available October - April
Crisp & Creamy! Made with Sharp cheddar & a crisp biscuit crust.
With andouille sausage or chicken 14.95

Creole Jambalaya 18.95
Andouille sausage, shrimp and chicken served with rice
Also available as an appetizer.

Chicken and Dumplings 14.95 (Seasonal Item)
Available October - April
A Southern classic! Served with giant dumplings.

Farm Raised Catfish 17.95
served with a choice of 2 sides
Pan fried in seasoned cornmeal

Red Beans and Rice 12.95
Slow cooked red beans and long grain Carolina rice.
Add a piece of fried chicken or andouille sausage. 13.95

Jasper's Gumbo of the day Market
Please ask your server for details. Also available as an appetizer.

Slow Cooked BBQ Spare Ribs 17.95
served with a choice of 2 sides
A generous portion of tender ribs with our own BBQ sauce

Marinated Skirt Steak 21.95
served with a choice of 2 sides
Grilled and served with chimichurri sauce.

Jerk Chicken 18.95
served with a choice of 2 sides
Grilled 10 oz. free range chicken breast from Misty Knolls Farms, marinated in Hattie's jerk spices.

Hattie's Original Side Salad $2.00
All entrees served with biscuit & cornbread
(additional servings $2.50)

Most entrees served with a choice of two sides (noted):
Sheldon Farms Smashed Potatoes, Collard Greens, Candied Yams or Succotash

Additional sides 3.00
Side of Gravy 2.00
Split plate fee 5.00

Beverages
Louisiana Beer 4.50
Abita Turbo Dog, Dixie Lager, Abita Jockamo IPA


Premium Beers 4.00
Stella Artois, Heineken, Amstel Light, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Red Stripe, Corona, Harpoon Seasonal

Domestic Beers 3.50
Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors Light,
O'Doul's (non alcoholic)

Saranac Root Beer 3.00
Saratoga Water 3.00
Southern Sweet Tea 2.50
Front Porch Lemonade 2.50
Soda 2.00
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale
Juices 2.50
Orange, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Pineapple
Coffee (regular & decaf) 2.00
Tea (regular & decaf) 2.00

Hattie's offers a full bar and an evolving wine list.
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Re: Question for Americans: What is it with the South?

See what happens....we start talking about food and the thread and the world become a nicer place
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Old 16.07.2011, 17:09
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The last few pages of this thread remind me of this song.
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Old 16.07.2011, 17:20
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Let's not talk about what happens after truckers are done with their sippy cups...
There is apple juice and and the other apple juice
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All that talk about the giant cups though... I need some here!

Not for me, for hubby, he goes through a liter of tea at a go, would be nice to just pour it into a liter sized cup and immediately start a new liter brewing.
When another sister came to visit me from the UK, I had on my visor 3/4 length jeans, sneakers, massive sippy cup. rainjacket and bumbag round my waist. She almost collapsed, exclaimed " OH NO NO NO you are not going out with me like that" and ripped the visor and sippy cup off me. Then when I went to London, my brother told me that my attachment to the sippy cup full of tea was indicative of abnormal behaviour, that it embarrassed him. We made a deal, he would not smoke when outdoors if I did not carry my sippy cup.

I have an extensive collection of sippy cups, but Starbucks ones are my favourite.
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Old 16.07.2011, 18:39
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Maybe the Americans on this forum can help me with this one.

Planning my next USA trip I have been bouncing various ideas off Americans at work to see what they think of my suggestions and maybe harvest some ideas and possibilities.

If I mention the South, and especially places like Alabama, the reaction is definitely a no no. Also, in a broader sense, when mentioning maybe some American I met with some strange or backward attitude, Americans will invariably say, "he must have been from the South" or "that's typical for the South".

On the whole, the South is presumed to be backward, primitive, rusitical. Is that so?

And more importantly, why?

I have discussed this and some have suggested, maybe it is an indirect and veiled form of (maybe subconscious) racism. The South has lots of African Americans and calling the South rustical, backward and stupid is an indirect way of saying the same about Blacks themselves. But this argument doesn't make sense to me. Cities like Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC also have lots of Black citizens but people don't called those cities rustical, backwards or primitive. Or at least I have never heard it.

Or is it maybe because people there are, um, how shall I put it, a bit rustcal? But then so is much of the Mid-West or even upstate New York, upstate Illinois etc. Yet these places don't have the same associatons as the South.

Or is it because they lost the Civil War? But isn't that a long time ago? And does it still matter?

Can anybody throw any more light on this?
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All that talk about the giant cups though... I need some here!

Not for me, for hubby, he goes through a liter of tea at a go, would be nice to just pour it into a liter sized cup and immediately start a new liter brewing.
Tea is healthy, keeps us young..

Now, hot or cold beverage? If cold, or just warm, then the biggest one I found here and use is good ol' sStarbux. Its great for studying or long drives.



I found it in Prague, but they should be selling it here, too, didn't see it in Geneva, though. It's not disposable, clear hard plastic, and the one I have is bisphenolA free (which is why I got Starbux one). I wouldn't put hot liquids in it. It wasn't so expensive, 600ml, I think it is. I know, not quite a liter.
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