Things Americans Do that Other Countries Think are StrangeRockFashionista I'm American, and for the Fourth of July, I decided, why not make this list?
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In my personal opinion, the imperial system is easier, but the metric system is all in tens, and that's probably why most of the world uses it. - RockFashionista
In Canada we use both systems but I personally prefer the metric system. - Metal_Treasure
We have been using our system for so long it would be had to adjust f we changed it. - Lucretia
What can I say? Do you want Mr. Krabs charging everyone in America for refills on our drinks in restaurants? - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I mean you pay good money for those drinks so why not get refills? They usually give you like 90 percent ice too... ask for no ice too - Lucretia
Wait, other countries don't do this?
Not strange at all. England has this too. - BritgirlV 2 Comments
The "math" is simple arithmetic. This intellectual laziness is yet another consequence of relying on machines, or other people, to do virtually everything for you, including telling you what to think.
Not only do I not want to do the math, but why bother putting 3/4 of the price on the tag when you can just put the full one? - Mcgillacuddy
Here in Canada we have the same problem. Price $134.97 + taxes. Annoying. Just say $155 and don't make me do the math. - Metal_Treasure
Can't you just use a calculator? - Lucretia
You'd have to be a gorilla to finish your entree at some of these restaurants. They just give you way too much food. Might as well just order an appetizer for dinner if you don't want to waste food or make yourself sick. - Zach808
Restaurants that have huge portions are mostly the best ones. I went to this Italian restaurant near Disneyland and they gave us these big ass bowls of pasta. Hot damn that was awesome. - Mcgillacuddy
Isn't this good? I mean, you can always take some home - Lucretia
True. That's what takeout boxes are for.V 1 Comment
Isn't this normal? I mean, you can be like "This shirt is from Florida! " - Lucretia
Okay so here's what I mean by that.
Person 1: Hello fellow American! I'm from California. Where are you from?
Person 2: Arkansas.
*That's it. They literally have nothing to talk about. But if they're from the same state...*
Person 1: I'm from California. Where are you from?
Person 2: *excited* I'm from California! Let's talk about a food chain and/or football team that only exists in our state! - RockFashionista
If "they literally have nothing to talk about," they probably don't have much going on between their ears.
Haha I've been told this a lot by American and Canadian tourists, especially when I'm in London. - Britgirl
Normal right? I mean, some of us have very light accents - Lucretia
I'm just gonna leave it at that... - RockFashionista
I had no idea this was unusual until I started talking to a Brazilian online haha. - RockFashionista
Well, it's convenient. Gotta give credit to whoever started these stores. - Zach808
Well, you don't want to have to stop at several stores to get a book and then a chair and then a carton of milk. - Lucretia
What's wrong with that? I just hate it when Americans hate their own country that they live in. Those people need to learn a little something I like to call "showing some pride in your own nation". - ModernSpongeBobSucks
Yeah, I totally agree! If someone hates America that much, it's simple, just get out!
This is one of my biggest pet-peeves about this country. The patriotism. Just because you're American, doesn't mean you have to announce it everywhere you go. And it certainly doesn't mean getting all defensive when someone criticizes the country. - Zach808
First of all, I'm not saying America is completely perfect, but now you're just doing nothing but taking assumptions of American stereotypes right now. Wait, are you even an American citizen yourself? Because from what I'm reading right now, you're probably either an American citizen who doesn't even love his own country or someone from another country who thinks lowly of the United States. Also, since when did every American go around blatantly announcing they were American? I've never heard of that stereotype. Finally, we're not called the United States of America for nothing. We're not patriotic because we want to be annoying, we're patriotic because we want to show our love for our country. - ModernSpongeBobSucks
I think this is amazing! Sadly in the UK, we get told to take ours down when Muslim and Polish communities view it as being racist. It's such a shame. - Britgirl
Whats worse is pollitical signs everywhere... - LucretiaV 3 Comments
Why can't they call it rugby so they don't mix it up with football
One of the worst sports ever. I wonder why you didn't put terrorism here? - AGK
A copy of rugby
I knew it wasn't normal and soccer is called futbol for a long time now. Football being a name makes zero since - LucretiaV 2 Comments
Yeah people here are stupid and vote for a bad president. For Example, a bunch of idiots voted for Donald Trump! What the heck?!
A lot of people hated Trump. I'm not sure, but I think the electoral votes gave him his win.
True. - Lucretia
It simply has evolved into two different languages, neither is better than the other. I can see how it may seem strange, but in the end, we have different cultures and ways of doing things.
"British people kinda started the language." "Kinda" is the operative phrase, here. English came mostly from German, Latin and Greek.
For example a British kid writes "colour". Then the American kid writes "color".
Caesium, Paedophile, Grey, are all just different spellings, I think? - LucretiaV 1 Comment
Although it was the British who invented the word "soccer"...
I don't think its that unfamiliar to them anymore ever since they let the refugees in.
Apparently in Europe, your not supposed to tip because the restaurants are expected to pay the workers a living wage.
That's generous, how can you say that's strange? - Ananya
Because we don't want idiots and terrorists owning guns? - Lucretia
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2. Free refills on your drinks in restaurants
3. The tax isn't listed on the price tag