Originally Posted by otc
I thought them showers was just for the bitches?
*edit: sorry, I came here to post that I finished the 3rd season of the wire and it was awesome...but watching that stuff screws with my speech patterns. Probably doesn't help that I went to a pretty demographically mixed high school at the same time as the wire was being filmed (was the area school with the IB program so it pulled kids from neighboring districts for the academics, but it really drew its regular population from some more blue collar 'burbs, while also being the place that took all of the kids who got expelled from the inner city)...so I hear too much of that language and it starts to sound normal.
^the wire is great. one way to watch it is not to go overboard in binge watching. also you can youtube specific situations/scenes and read the comments to get further analysis (trust me there's a TON of inside info that'll amaze you).Mexi-asians
use baby showers/kids birthdays/christenings/ect as reasons to get together and drink/party. Latinos in general actually do. The south asians/south east asians seem to do this as well. Most of the preggers women are either married to or are from the above regions. in fact even the caucasians/african americans in the hospital(s)/clinics have adopted the "lets find reasons to get together and party through children's milestones". its becoming a bit out of control.
but they have also combined the very american thing of starting a gift registry into the normal parties. its an easy way of buying gifts in general.
Originally Posted by HRoi
The problem with bros having kids is that they'll never get to do anything with you again
thats why the mexi - asians and above people mentioned do the "lets party everyone!" so everyone can get together. its usually a kind of epic party that starts at lunch and involves BBQ and organized sports like basketball/whiffleball/touch football - then it will spill into the night with poker/majong/games its fun but can be a little too much (especially if too much drinking and pot gets involved).