I'm sure you've read the definitions for French Victories so out of boredom I present an analysis of american (united states) victories.
*War of independance*more...
American view: America kicked limey ass
Realistic: France, for the second time in its history, beat the UK. America tagged along.
Fun fact: 10% of american deaths were caused by shooting eachother.
American view: America showed France not to mess with america
Realistic: America started to build a navy to take on a bunch of pirates. The pirates were french, and obviously had french moral support, but no armed support.
Fun fact: the war ended in the 19th century. France only managed one victory (Crimean war) in this entire century.
American view: the us saved money
Realistic: weak nations in north africa were paid into not stealing american goods. Both sides fired blanks for a few years, before the north africans decided that instead of recieving money, they would just go back to ransoming and piracy of american ships.
Fun fact: The barbary nations came out of the war less damaged than the usa, but ended it because they couldn't hit shit either, and wanted either money or pirated goods.
*second barbary war*
American view: America won
Realistic: the sides went back to firing blanks at each other, until the us navy sailed away thinking it had won. The pircy continued for a long time before the us did anything about it, which it never got round to. Before they sailed back, The British and Dutch navies had declared war and pulverised Morocco.
Fun fact: the us managed to ge...
In Texas Hold 'Em Poker, a slang term for getting dealt a pair of aces, the best possible starting hand in the game. Also known as pocket rockets.
We were playing a game of hold 'em last night, and I got dealt American Airlines! Then, an ace of hearts came out on the flop and i won the whole pot!
Slang term for nigger.
A black-american stole my bike.
Noun (slang) A name for people of african descent and/or of the negro race who are citizens of the United States. Sometimes generally applied to any dark skinned person living in america. Not common in current use, it has been replaced with african american, for no appearent reason other than the two following; Possibly to distance the speaker or the referents from the late 1960s/early 1970s era when the term was in very common and popular use, or to make it harder to spell, to pronounce, and to use more characters in written material.
Of the socially acceptable and non slur terms used for people of the negro race in the 20th century like colored, of color, afro american, black, minority, or african american, my personal favorite is afro american.
"britslang" is American slang for, well, British slang, which, let's face it, provides a LOT of the words found in here.
Harry's really chuffed about his promotion.
Chuffed? What's that?
Oh, it's just britslang for being all proud of yourself.
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First used by Kanye West. Slang for AmEx's "Black Card"
I went to the malls and I balled too hard
'Oh my god, is that a black card?'
I turned around and replied, why yes but I prefer the term
African American Express
A form of the English language, mostly inhabited by African-Americans. Most commonly confused with friendly slang such as "wassup" and "hey how you doin'". Ebonics has a historical background, mostly underappreciated by uneducated 'Crombie guys. During the times of early slavery, it was spoken mostly in the south as an alternate language to English, since their own native languages were forbidden. It has since survived centuries of change and been altered into today's form of african-american slang.
Ebonics: "Ayo wassup ma, damn yous lookin fly why dont you let me holla atchu for a hot minute"
Proper English: "Hello, miss, you are looking very beautiful. I was wondering if you could possibly spare a minute of your time so that I could get to know you better."
Old (southern) Ebonics: "Whyontchu brin dem oba here an let meh getcha sum colta drin yous been werkin eba sin da sun done come awn up, yous gonna hurchoself likeat."
Proper English: "Why don't you bring those over here and let me get you a cold beverage. You have been working diligently since sunrise. This is not good for your health."