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American Things that Non-Americans Think are Weird

If you spend your whole life living in one place, it's easy to think that the way you live is the only way it's done. For someone visiting, there are some easy-to-notice differences like how Americans are basically comfortable talking to strangers, and some other subtle things, like when cultures collide over what lemonade is. Here are some rumors about Americans that ended up being true and some very American habits.

American things that are weird to non-americans | TitanicBeta 19.4k points 1 day ago Not putting final price on tag not sure whether 's still like this, but few years ago one never knew whether 1.00 item McDonald's or Burger King is actually $1.00 or maybe $1.08.
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Americans' Opinions On Switching To The Metric System

Let's take it back to the entertaining AskReddit thread that centered on how Americans feel about switching to the metric system. The opinions vary. Some folks are quite resistant to the idea of change, while others are all for it. Gotta love the silly wordplay that transpired as well. 

AskReddit replies to how Americans feel about switching to the metric system | Thenandonlythen 196d My persuasive speech high school speech class about why should convert, this 20 years ago got good grade but people love multiplying and dividing by 25.4 apparently | CreepiMacaroni 196d S 1 Award bald eagle screech
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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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In case you ever wondered what it'd sound like if a southerner spoke some Spanish, this video will fulfill that curiosity. His vocabulary is apparently on point, but his accent on the other hand, is all over the place. 

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Wholesome Stereotypes of American Travelers

Americans hear all about how they can be obnoxious overseas, like being loud and embarrassing, thinking local cuisine is gross and calling someone a "foreigner" in the country they live in. Luckily, there are other less rude things American travelers do that identify them as Americans. For some more outside perspective, here are weird things people noticed about America.

List of nice things about American travelers | Friendly point become suspicious their intent. Americans generally are more confident. way they present themselves, most other countries tend be more reserved. Walk into room full different nationalities guarantee American person will be first introduce themselves s confidence thing, and admire.
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"American Food Aisle" In British Store Is Mostly Candy and Jars of Hot Dogs

Yasmin Summan asked Twitter if her local American Food Aisle was accurate and Americans had questions of their own. Most notably, has anyone in the U.S. every seen a hot dog in a jar? It just seems...wrong. No wonder the world seems to have a low opinion of the American diet. For some more culture clash, here are some cultural habits of the UK that are just fascinating.

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30 Strange Cultural Habits Of People From The UK That Are Just Fascinating

People in the UK just do it different. That insult humor is a real kicker. Or maybe you fancied a nice snooze in the alleyway while wearing your nicest suit? I mean, that's quite the ridiculous and entertaining image. A bunch of Brits slamming pints at the local pub in their nicest three piece suits, before they roll into Blackout Station. That's obviously the wilder side of things out there, but still. Got a laugh out of us! 

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23 Culture Shocked Americans Share The Things They Didn't Realize Were So American

Sometimes you take a journey out into the big mad world, far away from where you call home, and it humbles you. You immerse yourself in the culture of a land that might even look similar on the surface, only to realize that rooting for a team in a place like Australia, is NOT what you intend it to mean. These are their own kind of special fails. 

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Twitter User Calls Out America's System Of Measurement In Hilarious Rant

Scottish Twitter user, @innesck, went OFF in this rant about the madness of America's measurement system. And the Twitter thread that ensues is nothing short of highly entertaining! Never knew how badly I needed the answer to this question, he asks at one point: 'how many Fahrenheit are in a cup?'

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"Don't publish this, it's too embarrassing!" Yeah, yeah right. Not gonna happen back here at Fail Blog! 

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American Lying to Avoid Conversation on Taiwanese Bus Snowballs into Comedy of Errors

This dude just wanted to ride the bus, but went out on a limb and lied about his identity. It's literally like a sitcom episode where one lie snowballs into a web of bigger and bigger lies. Sounds stressful. While lying is usually the wrong thing to do, people do it all day every day. Sometimes the results work out way too well.

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