It’s true that Americans have a bit of a reputation, globally. We’re not always the quietest or the most polite travelers. Our culture is unique, and we take a lot of pride in being from the US of A. This gives our friends overseas an interesting impression of us – and sometimes they pick up information that isn’t quite right.
Here are 17 tweets that miss the mark when it comes to Americans:
1. This is a horrifying thought
Do Americans actually eat cereal with water???
— Jack Ball (@jackbaaall) March 13, 2019
2. Where’s my basket?
I just found out americans give eachother ‘spooky baskets’ how extra and stupid, someone give me one
— 𝖓𝖎𝖆𝖒𝖍 (@niamhworkman) October 19, 2018
3. Twice per day, actually
do americans actually listen to the national anthem every day
— ⧗ linn ⧗ (@quicksiiIver) March 19, 2019
4. Only sometimes
when i was like 13 i used to think americans were gross for randomly saying ‘period’ in sentences bc i thought they were literally referencing periods
— mya (@1980smya) March 31, 2019
5. This is more of a regional thing
I'll never forget the day someone told me Americans pronounce water as "wooter"
— NEOCITY MAY17 (@neobngtan) August 19, 2018
6. That would be magical, but no
I used to think americans just like ate pancakes 4 breakfast and had constant access 2 pancakes
— 🕊 (@riverjudes) May 8, 2015
7. I don’t think it’s true, but it makes sense
just found out americans call connect 4 vertical checkers!?!?!?!??!?!??!??!?!!?!??!?
— Chack Buss (@abbymactaggart) February 11, 2019
8. Someone lied to you
Just found out Americans call croissaints "French doughnuts"😂😂 what a bunch of gobshites hahahah
— Gary Seery (@gseery777) June 14, 2015
9. This one’s actually true, and it pains my introverted heart
do americans actually greet complete strangers on the street
— b (@wlackbell) March 11, 2019
10. Only if they’re deep fried
Do people (more specifically Americans) actually eat sticks of butter? MiNd bLoWn
— Ashlea Trueman (@OrionM42_) April 26, 2018
11. Lawn dwarves is a terrible name
Just found out Americans call garden gnomes LAWN DWARVES ! Brilliant! Come and get your lawn dwarves at paint pots# I love all dwarves
— Paint Pots Brighton (@PaintPotsBN1) September 30, 2014
12. I believe this is true, and I regret not taking this approach in the past
Do Americans really say “I quit” and just walk out of jobs I need to know.
— Cry Baby Weenie (@KiwiiEQ) February 16, 2019
13. Maybe I was asleep in science class, but I don’t think so
is it true that americans classify rabbits as birds?
— marlon Ⓥ (@marlonddriver) March 19, 2019
14. I vote cry
Just found out Americans call coasters "mug rugs" and I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
— Emma (@Orange_Emz) February 22, 2019
15. Clap? Occasionally. Stand up? Nah.
Is it true that Americans stand up and clap at a film after going to the cinema?
— Charlie (@vibrantvelez) April 20, 2018
16. I’m so glad this isn’t true
i've just heard that americans don't eat pumpkin… is this true? how deprived omg
— lou 🌹 (@sixwholeyrs) March 5, 2017
17. Nope, wrong country
Just found out Americans call napkins 'serviettes'. Mind. Blown.
— Bobby Ree (@bobbyplaysdrums) February 18, 2013
If you need me, I’ll be listening to “God Bless America” on repeat.