Top Ten Things That Spring to Mind Whenever Anyone Mentions AmericaThis list is in no way intended to offend. It's merely a list of things to do with America.
The Top Ten
I am not an American, but Jackie's stirring rendition makes me feel proud of America. The Apollo program, and Jackie's incredible voice are two things that make me glad to have lived at this time.
She has done a superb job with the anthem at several NHL and MLB games, and in particular a the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers NFL game on Thanksgiving Day 2013. Next up, Super Bowl 2015 or 2016.
No one sings the National Anthem with more respect than Jackie Evancho. Just watch her sing it last july 4th on the PBS "A Capitol Fourth".
Who is Jackie Evancho? She is the youngest solo singer in history to go Platinum, and is known to make even hardened people cry simply by the beauty of her voice. Try Google.
New York I've wanted to go there since I was young! - Curti2594
... Is to America what London is to Great Britain. - Britgirl
Hmm.. I'm American so one day I shall make a list about Great Britain - FerrariDude64
One day, I'll go to New York City.
Of course! The symbol of New York and America as a whole. - Kiteretsunu
Our lady liberty!
Even though HAMBURGers are German... - ethanmeinster
While the Hamburg STEAK (basically Salisbury steak without the gravy) was indeed of German origin, the HAMBURGER in a bun with the fixin's was a 19th-century American improvement.
Thus endeth the lesson.
It's very American indeed - Curti2594
That's pretty big when you think of America since that's what they got - Curti2594
Three of those names are spelled wrong- good work.
By presidents of course you mean all of them; all of them minus J Adams, Monroe, JQ Adams, Van Burton, WH Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanen, A Johnson, RB Hayes, B Harrison, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, MacKinley, Taft, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, Ford, Bush SR and B Clinton.
Anyone who's met one (or more) probably agrees. It's a generalisation but there's usually a basis for such things.
This is not fair. Everyone blames America for being arrogant, but not every sing person is. While the majority of the population may be ignorant, the open-minded people hate arrogance. Besides, there are arrogant people in every country, not just America. - BlueTopazIceVanilla
I'm from America and this is true. There's just too many people out there boasting about their "freedom" and insult other countries all willy-nilly. They fail to realize that they are NOT the best country in the world and that there are nations out there that are a lot better. And we wonder why the rest of the world hates us.
I'm also American and I love you for writing this! What you just said was so true!
And you're not arrogant for constantly sitting on a high-horse above us? Interesting. - Garythesnail
This is one of the best reasons to live in New York! - Curti2594
I would think the Statue of Liberty would come to mind before Great Britain...
Why is UK even here?! - CoolCat999
Could be because so many of its natives seem to act envious anytime America is mentioned in a non-derogatory manner... - Billyv
Literally the only event of our time that will still be remembered in 10,000 years.
First human being to walk on another world.
45 years ago this week, he walked on the MOON.
USA beat Russia to the moon! - Curti2594
Yup but this is often used for parodies too - Curti2594
Adding confusing things.
Go on the list for Top Ten Things that Spring to Mind Whenever Anyone Mentions the 80s see Genesis and people think its Sega Genesis *facepalm* It's a group from the 80s and people not from America called it the Sega Megadrive. No not just Japan.
America is not the only country on the planet. Earth has not changed back to Pangaea.
A lot of cool people on this site are from the States. - PositronWildhawk
I thought most TopTenners were from India...
Me and my girlfriend. lul - AaronCoolness
Crazy but it's apart of them - Curti2594
NFL & College Football is very important to Americans! - Curti2594
Merica is the heart of this sport because it so redneck that every one has fun. good job merica - thebounty
Plenty of Brits and show biz folks from numerous other countries have also won these, as we are very happy to share.
Almost all of it is very good; just don't eat too much of it.
I think this is more in the Southern states but it's very American - Curti2594
Lol. Yeah. Guess It's True - 12cc
... And some of it is good. - funnyuser
How is this not mentioned?
"The San Francisco Sound" such as Jefferson Airplane, and the "Los Angeles Sound" such as X.
Some pretty good Jazz artists it has to be said. - Britgirl
America is covered with talented musicians & most of which I liek listening to! - Curti2594
Beach Boys, Eagles, Doors, Byrds, John Denver, Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel… - PetSounds
You may like or dislike whoever the resident may be at any given time, but it is an enduring symbol of the office and the nation.
Yes, I would be in favor of forming the Refrigerator Police, going door to door, and checking to make sure folks have only approved foods in the approved quantities on hand.
I'm an American and I'm scrawny, but I'll have to admitt this is true for about 50% of our population. All Americans do these days is eat a bag of something fried and watch the NFL. Of course, for most of our population, that is only a stereotype that should, like, end. But I think I've seen more obese people in my life that it's possible to COUNT! - RockFashionista
No crap. We have GIANT people its like they're bigfoot people lol - CoolCat999
TRUE. Most Americans (slender and obese alike) can't deny our obesity problem!
Worked his way up from extreme poverty to become one of the finest surgeons of all time.
American has the majority of the better Comedians there so many kinds too! - Curti2594
A beautiful landmark in the U.S. I've been to it, and it's nice. - Minecraftcrazy530
Haha very much so! - Curti2594
Anyone who doesn't know what rednecks are do you think it's name calling to red heads.
Wrong-Wrong; no doubt protesters throughout ages made sure they stood out in a crowd, but as it is used here has zero to do with anything from Britain. The term "redneck" as it is used in the US is totally homegrown, and comes from those pro-union miner protesters, who were pretty rough around the edges. It gradually became a catchall term that became insulting towards anyone who was not perceived to be city-sophisticated.
Actually, a "Redneck" was a pro-union protester. When the coal-miners in West Virginia were trying to organize a union for improved safety and pay for miners, the "pro" forces wore red bandanas around their necks to rallies and speeches, so that everyone could see who was on their side.
Got a lot of those in South Carolina.
When I think of America, I think Trump. When I think Trump, I think dumb Tweets. When I think dumb Tweets, I think loss of brain cells. When I think loss of brain cells, I think headache. When I think headache, I get one. When I get one, it stays for the rest of the day.
When I think of Donald Trump, I think of all the people he has employed...in China and Mexico. - BobG
Name the large American based business interests that don't do similarly. But it seems you only want to criticize one... - Billyv
I guess yeah there America's most famous Basketball Team! - Curti2594
Aka "The Music".
The day the music died was a very sad day indeed.
Like that Bill Gates guy, and that Steve Jobs, and especially that Zuckerberg character, what a maroon.
Stupid people thinking British have bad teeth.
Got to admit, Britain and Russia did more in WWII than the U.S. did, so I wouldn't really say that we "Saved the day", but I would say that we did contribute greatly to the victory. - Alpha101
A lot of countries "did more", as in got millions and millions of their people killed.
Russia lost over 20 million people, and China lost 15 million people over on the "other front"; that's not a recipe for victory, but it is a testament to their bravery and tenaciousness.
The Brits were amazingly tough, and had perhaps the most inspiring leader of the entire 20th Century [Sir Winston Churchill].
But make no mistake, Hitler and Tojo would have been victorious if the US had not come in and done what it did, certainly in part because our forces were fresher and better supplied, with a homeland that was not under siege.
The world, and Europe in particular would look very different today.
The mosquitos are kind of big, but otherwise the entire state is one huge vacation spot.
Woo-hoo! - BobG
Was pretty crazy when he got to be an old man, but was one of the greatest aviation geniuses of all time when he was younger.
He was part of the mafia and bought bunch of Vegas casinos
Lowest elevation on the planet, and great desert scenery all around, but be sure to visit only during the wintertime.
Thousands of European tourists come here every year, just to "feel the heat", which is pretty incredible.
Especially around Michigan. They are swimmable in summer, and freeze over in winter. They're gems! - Turkeyasylum
Don't forget the Pittsburgh dialect
You got Boston, New York, Texas, Tennessee, California & many others! - Curti2594
What, only Mel Gibson in Braveheart is allowed to have this sentiment?
He was expressing his wish for freedom from the English as well.
America free? Free of what? Europe is more " free " than America.
Huntington Beach, aka "Surf City".
San Diego, La Jolla, Del Mar, Malibu and more.
Much more expensive to visit, but the surfing is rad.