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Non-Americans Biggest Cultures Shocks With America

It's easy to forget just how strange the place you call home is, until you're offered that outside-in perspective. It could be something like not being aware of how comically big the serving sizes can get in America, or perhaps the differences in greeting behavior. 

A collection of non-Americans' biggest culture shocks about America.
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Americans' Biggest Culture Shocks When Visiting Europe

If you're from America and you've visited anywhere in Europe you've likely dealt with your fair share of culture shocks. Maybe you found yourself shocked at the servings sizes they're rocking over there compared to back home. Or, perhaps it was the sheer oldness of all those beautiful buildings in a place like Rome. You might resonate with a fair number of these. 

Americans describe their biggest culture shocks when visiting Europe. | Witness-Worldly 5h Trains glorious, glorious trains.
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Hilarious Tweets Summing Up The Midwest

Well, the verdict is in and apparently this fine batch of tweets perfectly, hilariously sums up what one might be able to expect if they were out living in/visiting the Midwest. Apparently you've got things like formidably enormous corn stalks, and you really know a Midwestern individual is at max rage capacity when they say, "listen here, pal." 

A collection of funny tweets that sum up what the Midwestern culture is like. | WIDWEST Midwest vs Everybody @midwestern_ope OPE Name an extreme Midwest sport corn gets so tall can't see oncoming traffic at intersection 12:31 PM 7/2/20 Twitter iPhone
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Tourists Favorite American Food Experiences

There's no denying the fact that America offers up some pretty wild dining experiences. Or just how America chooses to present its food and drink options. Apparently everything in America is served in monstrous portion sizes compared to what the rest of the world is doing. But hey, we've also got great distinguished cuisine options like heaps of spicy buffalo wings that'll melt your insides and have you cursing the next day's visit to the bathroom. 

Tourists describe their favorite experiences with American food. | Allydarvel 2d Buffalo wings. Just loved sauce, and contrasting blue cheese dip. Also some cajun breakfast New Orleans. Game sausages cajun tomato sauce with eggs and suchlike Oh, can't forget Gualadajara skillet Chicago..all my workmates took piss cos kept going back diner
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The Weirdest Things About America

Someone on AskReddit asked for non-Americans to share the weirdest things about America that Americans don't even realize are weird. It's amazing how weird your country's normalized behavior can seem to the rest of the world. 

A collection of AskReddit replies to the weirdest things about America that Americans don't realize are weird | Endless_intermission toilets are full water Australia water is much lower. No wonder complain about splashes on bum.
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Quick Tumblr Post On Common American Sayings

Every now and again the brilliant minds of Tumblr actually nail it. In this case, we have a quick and hilariously accurate post about common American sayings, and the actual meanings of those sayings. There's a whole lot more chaos bubbling under the surface of an "it goes" than some folks might realize. 

A quick and funny Tumblr post about common American sayings | themightyglamazon ACCURATE one--all-plus-ultra If they say they're peachy means they're tired existence drneverland If they say "Living dream means "please kill hate my job so, so much."
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AskReddit Thread: Weirdest Habits In The U.S.

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about some of the weirdest customs in the U.S. that the rest of the world quite simply, doesn't understand. Some social customs are harder to get used to than others. For a similar thread check out some non-Americans biggest culture shocks when coming to America.

An AskReddit thread about the weirdest habits in the U.S | Master-Manipulation 4d According my parents people giving them thumbs up their country origin, thumbs up middle finger US. So they kept jumping thinking they were being flipped off by random people. Took years them get used and understand no one trying insult them. Reply 1 5.2k
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Tumblr Thread: Cultural Stereotypes Inspire Hilarious Recipes

This gem of a thread from Tumblr uses various cultural stereotypes to imagine hilariously accurate recipes. The American one might've missed the mark a little bit cause they forgot the spice packet. 

A funny Tumblr thread uses cultural stereotypes to imagine various hilarious recipes | thirdtimecharmed american recipes: buy these three cans stuff and put them pan congrats cooked
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Non-Americans Biggest Culture Shocks When Visiting America

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about non-Americans biggest culture shocks upon visiting America. It can be easy to forget how strange of a place America is, when you're living inside the bubble of chaos. A perspective from the outside looking in picks up on strange and normalized things like the sheer scale of food portions/drink sizes, or the over-sensationalized news, or those condescending commercials. 

Non-Americans share their biggest culture shocks when visiting America | jtel21 6h Honestly shocked at size portions at fast food outlets. Reply 323
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Tumblr Thread: The USA Explained

This fun and wild Tumblr thread breaks down some of the remarkable differences between states that all share the same country. This thread should've included the states (Hawaii and Arizona) that were like, "nah we're good on the whole daylight savings time thing." Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this thread about a smart dog who learned the dinner criteria.

A funny Tumblr thread breaks down the ridiculousness of America | pumpkin-kitty-kat Follow Do non-americans realize United States is literally just bunch countries trench coat agreed be semi-nice each other order sneak into Big Boy Club? Because let's be honest 's just USA is pumpkin-kitty-kat Follow rest world: So big country states, standing on each other's shoulders: Y- yes,,
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Lessons Non-USA Students Learn About America

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the various lessons that non-USA students learned about America. As it turns out, a fair number of students actually aren't even tasked with learning that much about America. Apparently Columbus and MLK are common talking points as well. 

Lessons that non-USA students learned about America | bulletbender911 21h India, all they taught about USA USA discovered search India by Christopher Columbus" Reply 608
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American Habits That Are So American

Someone on AskReddit got a fun thread going about the various American habits that Americans didn't realize were so American. Sometimes one has no idea how absurd their habits are, because they've been so normalized by the culture and society they're living in. The outside perspective can be quite eye-opening. 

A collection of American habits that Americans didn't realize were so American | Small avocados. Went puerto rico like yo ill have like 6 those stuffed avocados Buddy like yo gringo think underestimate size our avocados here. Just have one and ill being more if want after had half one like football.
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Most American Things That'd Sound Crazy To Non-Americans

This fun AskReddit thread has folks sharing the most American things that'd sound completely absurd to non-Americans. It's funny how the outside perspective helps create awareness over the normalized weirdness of a particular place. Things like giant soda cups, free refills, or how Americans are afraid to call for ambulances due to the costs, are some of the things that pop up in this thread. 

Get some more fun culture content over in this Tumblr thread where cultures clashed over what lemonade is.

People describe the most American things that'd sound crazy to non-Americans | TheTedk 6h Still weirded out about refills and sizes drinks specific soda low bar get drivers license. Traveling between major cities distances are insane especially just feeling completely alone middle nowhere
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AskReddit Thread: Europeans' Biggest Culture Shocks In America

This fun AskReddit thread had various Europeans share their experiences with culture shock moments, upon visiting America. As it turns out, America can be a lot weirder than Americans give it credit for. Things like the portion sizes, the incessant advertisements on TV, and the constant jaywalking are just some of the things covered in this thread. 

Europeans describe their biggest culture shocks upon coming to America | DaveLakowski 3h Jay walking and lack pavement/sidewalk on many roads found so hard just get one place another.
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American Explains Why Americans Still Complain About America

Many Americans still feel like they're trapped in a system that they have no control over, even though they're told they live in the greatest, most free nation in the history of ever. It may come as a surprise to some that the United States isn't the only country where its citizens are told that they live in the greatest country on the planet. For some outside perspective, here are some American problems people are too European to understand.

Person explains why Americans complain about America despite the nation's riches | Why do all Americans whine and bitch so much about being American? Seriously need start being proud yourselves and country. Many people would kill be an American and enjoy things moan about Why do complain so much tell why: Living united states is supremely fucked up cause one richest, most powerful juggernauts on planet, but average citizen has relatively infinitesimal access wealth and power, and very little the
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American Problems People Are Too European To Understand

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to describe American problems that they're just too European to understand. Things like limited sick days and student debt, and even remembering that cars can turn on red lights made the list. 

American problems that other people are too European to understand | reddit post XxJiniyasxX 6h 3 Awards much do tip? 10 15 Do tip everywhere? Why isn't tax included? Why does tip vary? Why are waiters so underpaid?
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