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5 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

Not a joke, but still hilarious to me - Domino's exits Italy.

 

Next up Panda Express in China?  😂

 

 

Already happened.

https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/largest-us-chinese-restaurant-chain-panda-express-enters-china

 

or maybe not

 

https://www.thatsmags.com/china/post/31822/did-american-chain-panda-express-open-its-first-china-location

 

Certainly there have been attempts to open American-Chinese restaurants in China in the past. I remember the first, an independent, opening in Shanghai several years ago. It lasted about twenty minutes.

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18 hours ago, liuzhou said:

 

 

Already happened.

https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/largest-us-chinese-restaurant-chain-panda-express-enters-china

 

or maybe not

 

https://www.thatsmags.com/china/post/31822/did-american-chain-panda-express-open-its-first-china-location

 

Certainly there have been attempts to open American-Chinese restaurants in China in the past. I remember the first, an independent, opening in Shanghai several years ago. It lasted about twenty minutes.

The whole concept just blows my mind - selling ersatz "ethnic" foods in the countries that they are trying to emulate.  And they always have indigenous partners.  In the US, I'd assume that it was some kind of tax dodge - setting up for failure to lower their taxable income.  I don't know how other countries work, though.  I love Chinese-American, Italian-American, and Mexican-American food.  But I confess that if someone from another country came here and tried to serve weirdly prepared "American" food, I wouldn't expect them to succeed.  

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3 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

The whole concept just blows my mind - selling ersatz "ethnic" foods in the countries that they are trying to emulate.  And they always have indigenous partners.  In the US, I'd assume that it was some kind of tax dodge - setting up for failure to lower their taxable income.  I don't know how other countries work, though.  I love Chinese-American, Italian-American, and Mexican-American food.  But I confess that if someone from another country came here and tried to serve weirdly prepared "American" food, I wouldn't expect them to succeed.  

I just love that you used the word ersatz. After 35 years of marriage, my husband claims that I am the only one that uses that word. Of course he does not peruse any cooking or recipe sites! That being said, on our honeymoon, while we wandered around Salzburg I was both shocked and saddened to see a McDonalds front and center in a town square.

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1 hour ago, MaryIsobel said:

I just love that you used the word ersatz. After 35 years of marriage, my husband claims that I am the only one that uses that word. Of course he does not peruse any cooking or recipe sites! That being said, on our honeymoon, while we wandered around Salzburg I was both shocked and saddened to see a McDonalds front and center in a town square.

It's always been a favorite word.  I don't know when I started using it, but I think in college.  It isn't a word that my parents would have used.  

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That just means real though can be said sarcastically. The phrase "Echte Amerikanerin" (female reference) or "Echter Amerikaner" (male) There is a movie 

 

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On 8/13/2022 at 4:50 AM, Nancy in Pátzcuaro said:

No, I think he meant "authentic American." If anyone can properly spell "amerikanish" please feel free to join in. All I know is that it sounded like that.


Put in a „c“ and you are all set …

 

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“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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3 hours ago, chromedome said:

 

Ick. The winner was one of the weakest of the bunch, in my not-so-humble opinion. I'm curious what other eGers think. My vote would go to #8, no question. And it's even food-related.

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8 minutes ago, Alex said:

 

Ick. The winner was one of the weakest of the bunch, in my not-so-humble opinion. I'm curious what other eGers think. My vote would go to #8, no question. And it's even food-related.

Yes.  #1 would not have been my choice either.  I like #10.

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My favorites were numbers 3 and 5, but 8 gets honorable mention.

“Who loves a garden, loves a greenhouse too.” - William Cowper, The Task, Book Three

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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1 hour ago, Alex said:

I'm curious what other eGers think.

The winner deserved to win. It has much more of a surprise value than # 8. But we all know that each of us has our own sense of humour. Being from the West Midlands I have a leg up. 😂

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