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Old 12-22-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Eurodance was invented by Europeans.

Random American: "WAHH! but an American invented Detroit techno!!! don't forget to include us!! wahhh!"

BTW, the oldest EDM genre, musique concrète, was invented by the French.
That's Amazing!
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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You know, talking to Europeans in real life, I have frequently heard them say how things have become Americanized and they don't say it in any disparaging way. Some seem to almost like it. However these forums exist in a parallel universe where what reality to everyone else is now debatable. So, sense we are going to split hairs here:

American culture came from various places. the English can't take credit because they came from the Anglo-Saxons who would have come from some other Germanic tribe who would have come from whomever the Roamans encountered. Likely decedent from Babarians or Goths who, if you go back far enough were decendent from the first cave men in Ice Age Europe who came from the first people to migrate into Europe. Their ancestors would have migrated out of Northern Africa who in turn will have come from the rift valley where everyone was originally subsaharan African. So Everything was invented by subsaharan Africans in exile. So Americans nor Europeans didn't invent squat, Africans did. There, problem solved.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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^^ Sounds about right.

Bravo, Gentoo. Bravo!
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:52 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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^^ Sounds about right.

Bravo, Gentoo. Bravo!
thank you, thank you
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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Well, duh! It's all based on western music theory which has it's origins of course in Europe. There's a reason most musical terms as well as vocal training techniques are Italian.
My point was not a lot of people on here appear to realise that! The "duh" should be targeted towards those people.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:53 PM
 
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You know, talking to Europeans in real life, I have frequently heard them say how things have become Americanized and they don't say it in any disparaging way. Some seem to almost like it. However these forums exist in a parallel universe where what reality to everyone else is now debatable. So, sense we are going to split hairs here:

American culture came from various places. the English can't take credit because they came from the Anglo-Saxons who would have come from some other Germanic tribe who would have come from whomever the Roamans encountered. Likely decedent from Babarians or Goths who, if you go back far enough were decendent from the first cave men in Ice Age Europe who came from the first people to migrate into Europe. Their ancestors would have migrated out of Northern Africa who in turn will have come from the rift valley where everyone was originally subsaharan African. So Everything was invented by subsaharan Africans in exile. So Americans nor Europeans didn't invent squat, Africans did. There, problem solved.

I find it sad that posters have to dig this deep when this thread was simply supposed to be about typical American things like Hollywood, iPods, Levi's, Football, Basketball, Drive in restaurants, etc...
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:55 PM
 
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You know, talking to Europeans in real life, I have frequently heard them say how things have become Americanized and they don't say it in any disparaging way. Some seem to almost like it. However these forums exist in a parallel universe where what reality to everyone else is now debatable. So, sense we are going to split hairs here:

American culture came from various places. the English can't take credit because they came from the Anglo-Saxons who would have come from some other Germanic tribe who would have come from whomever the Roamans encountered. Likely decedent from Babarians or Goths who, if you go back far enough were decendent from the first cave men in Ice Age Europe who came from the first people to migrate into Europe. Their ancestors would have migrated out of Northern Africa who in turn will have come from the rift valley where everyone was originally subsaharan African. So Everything was invented by subsaharan Africans in exile. So Americans nor Europeans didn't invent squat, Africans did. There, problem solved.
Now that I DO agree with
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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I find it sad that posters have to dig this deep when this thread was simply supposed to be about typical American things like Hollywood, iPods, Levi's, Football, Basketball, Drive in restaurants, etc...
Football? Invented by the English :P
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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Football? Invented by the English :P
No... Africans i guess.
or (if you're religious) maybe God invented football.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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Seriously though, and I made this point in a similar thread several months ago in a similar thread (I even posted pics!), walk down any high street in London (or any other large city in the UK), while you will most likely see a Starbucks, McDonalds or Pizza Hut, you're also likely to see dozens more examples of fast-food, cafes and restaurants from other cultures, which to me is an example of globalisation than Americanisation. Yes, Americanisation might exist, but it does so alongside everything else and certainly doesn't overwhelm it.
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