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Non-Americans Share Things Americans Say That Screams “I’m An American!” (20 Posts)

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There are many traits that are severely American. Examples include worshipping a flag, demanding to only speak English and lots of other fun characteristics.

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Now, Americans think they blend in well with the rest of the world, especially other English-speaking cultures. But they don’t. Nope. Not one bit. And this Reddit post proves it.

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Last week, TheOmnipotentKoi asked non-American Redditors what is something someone can say that indirectly screams “I’m an American?”

As expected, the non-Americans delivered. And some of them are so specific that it may cause some Americans an entire identity crisis.

Below are 20 of the best.

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1.

“The college experience”

ErythingIsFakeAndGay

2.

mm/dd/yyyy

Spooginho

3.

“It was 90 degrees outside.” (I hope that is a reasonable number.)

agent_kater
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4.

Saying “sophomore, senior,” etc.

butterybakedpotato

5.

“Why didn’t you leave a tip?”

flame2454

6.

When asked where they are from:

Australian: “I’m from Australia” British: “I’m from the UK” Indian: “I’m from India” Chinese: “I’m from China”

American: “I’m from Wisconsin”

ilikechilisauce
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I was taking a walking tour in Ireland once and the guide mentioned Notre Dame for some reason. This American guy tried to correct her pronunciation as Not-er Daym, not Not-re Daam. It was a wildly uncomfortable few minutes.

_elysses_

8.

“Depends on what state you’re in”

Godstevsky

9.

Thinking I have a British accent (I’m aussie)

AutismoTheGreatt
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10.

“I drove myself to the hospital”

FinancialServe311

11.

Asking for ranch dressing.

Biblelicious

12.

Recommending a brand of medication.

JudgementalPrick
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13.

Whenever I hear ‘Meer’ instead of “Mirror”.

aamknz

14.

Excessive usage of bumper stickers

KyleCAV

15.

Starbucks then go to Target…then Home Depot

winterwolf_forgotten
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16.

School spirit!! I work in an international school with lots of American colleagues. The expectation to be excited about everything is A LOT, but I see why it would be infectious if you were brought up in the states. I do like when the European teachers are all grouped together awkwardly not knowing what to do with the spirit and cheer….

TrishIrl

17.

Red. Solo. Cups.

melissaimpaired

18.

“I’ve been employed for 90 days, so I can finally sign up for insurance.”

theunabeefer
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19.

When they say everyone else has an accent and they do not.

fiddledeedeep0tat0es

20.

Asking about / knowing one’s credit score

timeboxparadox

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