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Old 09-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #11
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Whoa, it's a link that takes you to a finance site or something.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:39 PM   #12
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Forgive me for going OT, but am I the only one seeing the word "farmers" highlighted in red and underlined?
I don't see it as I am typing this, but I saw it in GG's post
Pac, if you're seeing a word highlighted, it's because you searched for something with that word in it. I've had that problem before. Once it's searched, it's hard to get rid of it. Just a glitch.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #13
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I agree with others on the typical American breakfast of eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, ham or sausage, toast, juice and coffee.

I need a piece of homemade fruit pie and a slice of sharp cheddar cheese to seal the deal!

Don't be afraid to eat the pie first, that way you will make sure to have room for it!
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:00 PM   #14
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I think it depends on the family what's traditional or even the person. My father had ham or bacon, eggs, toast and fried potatoes while my mother had toast, some potatoes, a scoop of cottage cheese and some fruit. My sisters and I had some of all of it. My grandma had a big bowl of oatmeal every day of the year. If we sisters were at her house, we got a big bowl of oatmeal with some raisins, butter, brown sugar and milk. I don't know what the traditional American breakfast actually is.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:45 PM   #15
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Traditional is a useless term when trying to nail down a "melting pot" of cultural influences. Each family has its own traditions in this country. That would make "Traditional American Breakfast" an oxymoron.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:02 PM   #16
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We are no longer a nation of farmers but people on the run out the door in the morning. So it is usually a piece of toast or bagel and a cup of coffee in a travel mug. For those fortunate enough to work in a building that has a cafeteria they will grab something more substantial before they go to their desk. So there no longer is a traditional American breakfast.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:17 PM   #17
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Traditional is a useless term when trying to nail down a "melting pot" of cultural influences. Each family has its own traditions in this country. That would make "Traditional American Breakfast" an oxymoron.
That's OK...I been called a moron afore.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:01 PM   #18
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That's OK...I been called a moron afore.
You are in good company!

I guess we should just forget this thread and move on!
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:39 PM   #19
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Back in 2005, I went to Copenhagen. My sister gave me and Stirling a gift of a one night stay at a hotel in Keflavik, since we were traveling by Iceland Air and they don't charge for a stopover. We were looking at the various hotels in Keflavik and they said that a night's stay came with a traditional Scandinavian breakfast. My sister and I looked at each other and simultaneously said, "What's a Scandinavian breakfast?" Most Scandinavians have the same kinds of breakfasts as the English and North Americans.

When we went to the dining room for our "traditional Scandinavian breakfast", we found out what it was. It was a mini Smørrebrødsbord. There was a variety of breads, fish, cold cuts, and cheeses. There were also dry cereals, oatmeal, eggs, and a toaster. D'oh! That qualifies.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:43 PM   #20
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Traditional is a useless term when trying to nail down a "melting pot" of cultural influences. Each family has its own traditions in this country. That would make "Traditional American Breakfast" an oxymoron.
If each family had their own traditional breakfast, there wouldn't have been so many similar answers. We're talking about the distant past when most Americans were descended from the English.
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