I was talking with two friends--a girl and a guy--in meal hall today...
Me: "Yeah, my roommate and I pretty much live on Cheez-Its, Rice-A-Roni, Oreos, Cheetos...oh, yeah, and pretzel rods." (I have included a link to an image for anyone wondering what the hell a pretzel rod is.)
Them: "Pretzel rods?" *incredulous looks from both of them*
Me: "Yeah, they're like long pretzels."
Them: "Wait, so like breadsticks?"
Me: "Um...no. Take a pretzel. Now just turn it into a longer version of that." *motions with hands*
Them: "Oh! Like those things in party mix."
Me: "Yeah, sort of. But bigger."
Then a conversation ensued about the Smarties v. Rockets issue. (For my American readers: Canadians call our Smarties "Rockets." Their Smarties are little chocolate candies--click on the link. For my Canadian readers: Yes, we call your Rockets "Smarties." But in my opinion, your Smarties are kind of gross. No offense.)
Her: "So what do you call Smarties?"
Me: "We don't have them."
Her: "YOU DON'T HAVE SMARTIES???"
Other girl sitting next to me listening to this whole conversation: "So...I take it you're from the States."