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10 Things only people who went to school in the U.S. learned about food

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Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches

If you've ever eaten in the school cafeteria, you know some things about food that people who haven't will just never understand.

1. Those people who can't cut anything on infomercials got their start cutting school cafeteria Salisbury steak with a plastic butter knife.

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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2. Pizza just tastes better dipped in French dressing.

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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3. If you dump 2 tablespoons of sugar over rice so soggy it's somehow holding the shape of the ice cream scoop they served it with, it becomes a delicious dessert.

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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4. Wilty broccoli smothered in watered-down Cheez Whiz constitutes a vegetable.

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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5. If you poke holes in government cheese with a straw, it's easier to pretend it's not government cheese. Now it's "Swiss."

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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6. Mixing ketchup with mustard makes hot dogs and corn dogs better.

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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7. The appropriate place for french fries in on the burger.

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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8. Veggie haters know to not panic when the tacos come with a "side salad" — they mean the lettuce and tomatoes that go on the taco.

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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9. Just because it's mystery meat doesn't necessarily mean it tastes bad.

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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10. When they say "nachos," one should not expect them to look like this.

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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They will probably look more like this.

Every American will totally understand these crazy things we learned from school lunches
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