When Sacha Baron Cohen made his show called “Who Is America?” I had two thoughts:
1) That looks amazing
2) I will never be able to watch it
It is an unflinching and absolutely surreal look at Americans – prominent and ordinary – and our bizarre outlooks on life, politics, religion, and the future.
And wouldn’t you know it, it’s made by a guy who ain’t even from ’round here.
For more such perspectives, let’s turn to Twitter.
15. The audacity
We pick a new word roughly every three years and say it until it means nothing.
I like how americans say ‘audacity’ and that’s about it
— katie ? (@katie_s13) July 5, 2019
14. Gettin’ sloppy
We’re far too hungry to spend time on coherent food names.
I love how Americans have these mysterious, unexplained food substances called things like "hot grits" and "sloppy joes".
— The Last Shoulder Pad Craftsman (@combat_honey) April 25, 2020
i love how americans say autumn…. oddom
— Grey Jarvis (@grey_jarvis) May 7, 2020
12. Tip of the cap to ya
It’s a fun past time to distract us from the fact that we’ll be paying for that cap for the rest of our lives.
I love how Americans decorate their graduation caps ???
— Roxie (@Roxiesthoughts) May 16, 2019
11. Round the rona
We’re doing what we can to make pandemics folksy again.
I love how Americans call it "the Rona"
— FUCC BROTHER (@dickpounder) August 19, 2020
10. Well done
I’m not your buddy, pal.
I love how Americans say ‘Good job buddy’ to their kids ?
— Hannah ?? (@Miss_HAlfred) September 18, 2020
9. Cuss a swear
Well I like how YOU use “phrase” when you clearly mean “word.”
So take THAT, Amy.
I love how Americans use the phase “cussing”. I think it’s the most adorable thing ever!
— Amy Lovatt (@amylovattt) December 28, 2018
8. Rough and tumble
That’s a regional thing, some of us do pronounce the “oo” like “you.”
I love how Americans pronounce roof, but only because I love dogs so much. Ruff, Ruff!
— ?❤️Linda❤️? (@KittenMrowl) December 4, 2018
Yeah that one really got away from us.
I love how Americans make a salad in which the primary ingredient is pasta as a regular picnic side dish
— Elenya (@ElenyaRiver) June 30, 2019
6. Patriotic pride
You have to be drunk to stop being self-conscious about the fact that you can’t span the nine freaking octaves that song requires.
my favorite part about americans is that sometimes they black out and sing their national anthem
— Eryn DeCamp (@eryndecamp) January 21, 2019
5. Long way to go
You gotta understand, we have TWO different states that are both bigger than the entire nation of France.
i love how americans think that something being 2 hours away is still close by, but europeans think something being 30 minutes away is too far.
— posh spice ?? (@blackgirlsjoy) April 19, 2021
4. Stick it to ’em
Ok, this one hurt.
I love how Americans get stickers for voting like when you're brave at the dentist
— Michelle (@shells_twits) November 7, 2018
Great, now I’m repeating it to myself over and over again.
My favorite thing about Americans is how they pronounce pecan, the rest of us are just like pee-can and y'all are there making bird noises.
— t (@taylorsdarkhair) December 2, 2018
2. On the wall
And yet again.
i love how americans say mirror like MEER-ER. adorable.
— caitlin (@astroswords) February 27, 2021
1. Gumming up the works
Wait ’till you hear about all the weed ones we make.
I love how Americans have gummy vitamins for everything, NZ just has them for kids ?
— Madz (@DJMadSalty) March 5, 2021
Hooray America? I guess?
What do you think is an odd thing about your nation?
Tell us in the comments.