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    How Europeans Know You're American

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    Back atcha: http://www.life.com/image/first/in-g...spot-a-tourist

    Actually, while a bit snarky, this is a fun topic. But when we aren't overweight, wear decent shoes, and we keep our mouths shut, how do they still know???

    You say "potato." I say "vodka."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissAnnElk View Post
    Back atcha: http://www.life.com/image/first/in-g...spot-a-tourist

    Actually, while a bit snarky, this is a fun topic. But when we aren't overweight, wear decent shoes, and we keep our mouths shut, how do they still know???

    No tourist with dark socks and sneakers? I'm shocked.

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    I know how. Most of americans have a white teeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlakeySnowballer View Post
    I know how. Most of americans have a white teeth
    Okay. That's true. I get comments on my teeth, and not just from foreign dentists.
    You say "potato." I say "vodka."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlakeySnowballer View Post
    I know how. Most of americans have a white teeth
    With stupid American cheesy smiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xSnoofovich View Post
    With stupid American cheesy smiles.
    Are you an american or an englishman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlakeySnowballer View Post
    Are you an american or an englishman?
    yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by xSnoofovich View Post
    With stupid American cheesy smiles.
    Yeah, yeah. I know. We smile too much.

    I'm from the North (Ohio). When we lived in Pittsburgh, my husband had a colleague at work who was from the South (specifically Texas, I think). He found the good citizens of Pittsburgh SO rude because they never returned his greetings on the street.

    He said, "I would smile and say 'Howdy' to everyone and they never answered. So I started saying 'Un-howdy then'!"

    He really suffered from culture shock.
    You say "potato." I say "vodka."

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    Quote Originally Posted by xSnoofovich View Post
    With stupid American cheesy smiles.
    I hate to generalize, xS...but while it's true that Americans may smile and laugh openly, one might stop to think that, as individuals, we may do so because we have fewer complexes and less fear than others who find the need to repress their emotions...

    Following this...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mCDZMWVWuc"]YouTube- Lewis Black on Broadway talking about how America ISN'T #1[/ame]
    A friend of the Devil is a friend of mine

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    So, I was back in the US this last summer, was staying with my brother and his friends. Somehow I ended up with a memory stick in my camera bag that wasn't mine.

    Was looking thru it last night. It was some poor schmuck's card which had I guess all of his pictures from 2006-2008. So, got to serendipitously live his life.

    To get to the point, there were a group of normal American girls, I think maybe 5 or so, and in almost every picture (over two years time) they all had the same ridiculous smile.

    Don't get me wrong, they had nice smiles, and were nice looking girls. It was just obvious to me that all of the girls smiled the same !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordfish90293 View Post
    we have fewer complexes and less fear than others who find the need to repress their emotions...
    Can't watch the utube clip. is blocked at work.......


    don't know if i would go that far, but i would say it is common and accepted behaviour (to smile) in America.

    if you don't smile, people think there is something wrong with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xSnoofovich View Post
    Can't watch the utube clip. is blocked at work.......


    don't know if i would go that far, but i would say it is common and accepted behaviour (to smile) in America.

    if you don't smile, people think there is something wrong with you.
    The clip is NOT safe for work (plenty of F-word) but very, VERY funny. Make sure you try to see it from home.

    Yes, we are very big on teaching our children/employees to make eye contact (which is rude in some cultures) and smile. Smile = polite.
    You say "potato." I say "vodka."

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    Americans are not stupid!
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJuNgBkloFE"]YouTube- Americans are NOT stupid - WITH SUBTITLES[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagira82 View Post
    What is it that orbits around the earth?

    A. The moon B. The sun
    C. Mars D. Venus

    [ame="http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x11qhk_stupid-audience-on-french-millionai_fun"]Dailymotion - Stupid Audience on french millionaire - a Funny video@@AMEPARAM@@http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/video@@AMEPARAM@@video[/ame]
    I'm sure there's a youtube clip for every country.

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