There are many traits that are severely American. Examples include worshipping a flag, demanding to only speak English and lots of other fun characteristics.
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.
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.
“The college experience”ErythingIsFakeAndGay
“It was 90 degrees outside.” (I hope that is a reasonable number.)agent_kater
Saying “sophomore, senior,” etc.butterybakedpotato
“Why didn’t you leave a tip?”flame2454
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
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_
“Depends on what state you’re in”Godstevsky
Thinking I have a British accent (I’m aussie)AutismoTheGreatt
“I drove myself to the hospital”FinancialServe311
Asking for ranch dressing.Biblelicious
Recommending a brand of medication.JudgementalPrick
Whenever I hear ‘Meer’ instead of “Mirror”.aamknz
Excessive usage of bumper stickersKyleCAV
Starbucks then go to Target…then Home Depotwinterwolf_forgotten
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
Red. Solo. Cups.melissaimpaired
“I’ve been employed for 90 days, so I can finally sign up for insurance.”theunabeefer
When they say everyone else has an accent and they do not.fiddledeedeep0tat0es
Asking about / knowing one’s credit scoretimeboxparadox
You can view the entire post here.
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