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    Default List of things invented in America

    Lightning rod

    Mail order

    Swivel chair

    Bifocals

    Hardtack crackers

    Refrigeration

    Lobster trap

    Circular saw

    Dental floss

    Morse code

    Threshing machine

    Combine harvester

    Wrench

    Revolver

    Safety pin

    Gas mask

    Potato chips

    Clothespin

    Breast pump

    Condensed milk

    Toilet paper (rolled)

    Monkey wrench

    Burglar alarm

    Can opener

    Escalator

    Modern oil well

    Repeating rifle

    Vacuum cleaner

    Postcard

    Machine gun (revolving)

    Ratchet wrench

    Breakfast cereal

    Roller skates (four-wheeled)

    Urinal (restroom version)

    Motorcycle

    Paper clip

    Barbed wire

    Tape measure

    Paper bag

    Clothes hanger

    Fire hydrant

    Chewing gum

    Pipe wrench

    Cream cheese

    Diner

    Jeans

    Earmuffs

    Fire sprinkler

    QWERTY

    Airbrush

    Tattoo machine

    Phonograph

    Cash register

    Metal detector

    Electric fan

    Thermostat

    Dissolvable pill

    Machine gun

    Fountain pen

    Skyscraper

    Dishwasher

    Telephone directory

    Drinking straw

    Revolving door

    Paper towel

    Ferris wheel

    Gas-operated reloading

    Tesla coil

    Traveler's check

    Zipper

    Tractor

    Radio

    Jackhammer

    Mousetrap

    Comic book

    Charcoal briquette

    Remote control

    Flashlight

    Vertical filing cabinet

    Thumbtack

    Assembly line production

    Disposable safety razor

    Hearing aid

    Teddy bear

    Air conditioning

    Tea bag

    Crayons

    Airplane

    Windshield wipers

    Automatic transmission

    AC power plugs and sockets

    Fly swatter

    Muffler

    Headset

    Autopilot

    Traffic cone

    Fortune cookie

    Supermarket

    Pop-up toaster

    Flowchart

    Adhesive bandage

    Power steering

    Jukebox

    Ice cube tray

    Bubble gum

    Electric razor

    Air traffic control

    Sunglasses

    Frozen food

    Electric guitar

    Tape dispenser

    Nylon

    Teflon

    Soft serve ice cream

    Deodorant

    Napalm

    Microwave oven

    Cruise control

    Mobile phone

    Acrylic paint

    Cat litter

    Video games

    Cable television

    Atomic clock

    Credit card

    Leaf blower

    Disposable diaper

    Cooler

    Wetsuit

    Golf cart

    Polio vaccine

    Barcode

    Automatic sliding doors

    Hard disk drive

    Videotape

    Laser

    Weather satellite

    Kevlar

    Compact disc

    Airbag

    Laser printer

    Smoke detector

    Mousepad

    Wireless local area network

    Personal computer

    Microprocessor

    E-mail

    Heimlich maneuver

    Digital camera

    Ethernet

    Magnetic resonance imaging

    Internet

    Blogging

    Global Positioning System

    JavaScript

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    You forgot Gays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarinana View Post
    You forgot Gays.
    And queers.

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    And Texas.

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    Pop Tarts! You forgot Pop Tarts, the most important breakfast food ever created by man.

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    many of these claims seem suspect
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subterranean View Post
    many of these claims seem suspect
    I got them from Wikipedia, and each item linked to a page that explained the origin of the item. So they're theoretically suspect, but I think pretty much all of them are probably legit.

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    Yeah well if it wasn't for England you'd be posting that list in French.
    It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarrelled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now.

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    Side note: The second choice for official language in the USA was German, so your proposition is false.

    Secondary side note: 60% of the English language is rooted in Old French, so technically English is mostly bastardized French anyways.

    Lastly, no invention can compete with the Canadian ingenuity of the Ross Rifle and the MacAdam Shield Shovel.
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    Don't forget Russia:

    AK-47

    Vodka

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vero View Post
    Side note: The second choice for official language in the USA was German, so your proposition is false.

    Secondary side note: 60% of the English language is rooted in Old French, so technically English is mostly bastardized French anyways.

    Lastly, no invention can compete with the Canadian ingenuity of the Ross Rifle and the MacAdam Shield Shovel.
    Side note: US has no official language. The vote to which you refer had to with whether or not to also publish government documents in German.
    LIE-Ni, i think, but maybe ILI

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    Don't forget Lithuania:

    Socionics

    Rocket science

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    Rope.

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    Rope? haha, we love ropes in Lith..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vero View Post
    Side note: The second choice for official language in the USA was German, so your proposition is false.
    If it hadn't been for English colonization, the French would have stayed in control of most of North America. Unless the Spanish or Dutch took over.
    It was in the reign of George III that the aforesaid personages lived and quarrelled; good or bad, handsome or ugly, rich or poor, they are all equal now.

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