Don’t Even Try It! 19 Things That’ll Instantly Upset Any American

Navigating the vast cultural landscape of America can be a trip! But if you want to avoid stepping on toes (or cowboy boots), here are 19 things that might just earn you a side-eye from any American. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya!

Calling Football “Soccer”

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Suggesting that our beloved pigskin sport should be called “soccer” might just land you in the penalty box. And for the record, while we appreciate the world’s passion for their football, ours will always involve helmets and some good ol’ tailgating.

Imitating the American Accent Poorly

Using Big Words or Complicated Language When Trying To Explain Something
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Nothing brings on the cringe like a butchered American accent. If you must try, at least pick a region and stick to it. Otherwise, you might end up sounding like you’re from… well, nowhere in particular.

Assuming All Americans Own Cowboys Hats

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Hollywood might have you believe that every American wakes up and tips their cowboy hat, but truth be told, not all of us have a horse hitched outside. So before you ask about our cattle-herding skills, maybe check for spurs first.

Thinking We Only Eat Burgers

We Eat Hamburgers Daily
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Sure, burgers have a special place in our hearts (and our cookouts), but don’t forget our love affair with salads, tacos, and everything in between. While burgers are a staple and we do love a classic BBQ, our palates are as diverse as our nation.

Serving Weak Coffee

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Breakfast in America isn’t complete without a strong cup of Joe. Our mornings are fueled by robust brews, and anything less is just pre-lunch water. So, unless you want to witness a caffeine-deprived American in the wild, keep it strong and keep it coming.

Thinking We Can’t Locate Other Countries on a Map

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We’ll admit, stereotypes can be tough to shake. But thinking we’re all geographically challenged is selling us short. Yes, there might be a few who think Europe is a country, but many of us are quite well-traveled and aware.

Mixing Up New York City with New York State

There Are Actually More States Than Texas, New York, and California
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It’s easy to associate New York with its iconic cityscape, but the state offers more than just skyscrapers. Head north and you’ll find serene landscapes, mountains, and yes, dairy farms! If you’re asking about our “New York life,” be specific.

Asking If We’ve Met Any Movie Star

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No, not every American has had coffee with Tom Hanks or bumped into Meryl Streep at the supermarket. While Hollywood stories are fun, many of us are just as starstruck (and hopeful) as you are when it comes to celeb encounters.

Expecting Us to Understand Celsius

Very Specific Temperature Requirements
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Though the metric system has its merits, we’ve been cozying up to Fahrenheit for ages. We might be modern and forward-thinking in many ways, but when it comes to temperature, we like our old-school scales.

Joking About Our Portion Sizes

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Joking about our love for big meals is treadin’ on sacred ground. Whether it’s a mountain of pancakes or a steak as big as a plate, we believe in hearty meals. And hey, we’re always up for sharing!

Spelling It “Colour”

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While we appreciate the linguistic flair, around these parts, we like to keep things concise. We parted ways with the British and some extra letters in our words. It’s “color” here, devoid of any unnecessary additions.

Assuming We’re All from Texas

We All Have Southern Accents
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It’s a big state with an even bigger reputation. But we’ve got fifty states, each boasting its own quirks and charms. From surfing in California to maple syrup in Vermont, we’re a multifaceted bunch.

Saying Baseball Is Just “Adult Rounders”

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Baseball is more than just hitting a ball; it’s about strategy, history, and sometimes, superstition. Comparing it to “rounders” is like comparing apple pie to mere fruit in a crust. Respect the game and its iconic status!

Mocking the Imperial System

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We mentioned it earlier with temperature, but pounds, inches, miles… it’s what we know! So, go ahead, chuckle at our foot-long subs and gallon-sized drinks. We wouldn’t have it any other way!

Thinking All Americans Are Loud

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Passionate, yes. Boisterous, maybe. But we come in all volumes. While we won’t deny that we can be a lively bunch, especially at sporting events, remember that there’s a time and place for everything.

Forgetting About Alaska and Hawaii

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These gems might be a flight away from the mainland, but they’re still stars on our flag. Their rich cultures and landscapes add to the beauty of the US. So next time you think America, remember it’s more than just the contiguous states.

Believing We’re All Gun Enthusiasts

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Not every American is out hunting or at the shooting range. Many are more inclined to pick up a book or a paintbrush. So, let’s not paint everyone with the same broad stroke!

Thinking We All Live Near Hollywood

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Hollywood may be the entertainment capital, but it’s not the center of every American’s universe. Many of us are more familiar with local theaters than red carpets. Tinseltown is great, but there’s more to America than just the glitz and glam.

Assuming We Don’t Travel

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With a country as vast and varied as ours, there’s always something new to explore. But we do love venturing abroad too! From backpacking across Europe to trekking the Amazon, Americans are no strangers to global adventures.

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