I don’t wanna start a whole thing here, but I’ve never been one of those who’s particularly “proud” to be an American.
It’s WEIRD to be an American. We are weird. We’ve done some way cool stuff, but also have this tendency to continually trip over our own feet while loudly yelling about how good we are at walking.
It’s hard to explain.
But that’s just my jaded insider opinion, what about those from elsewhere? What do THEY think of us yanks? Let’s find out through tweets.
We need you to know when we’re done talking since we seldom are.
i love it when americans say 'period' to finish a sentence. hahaha
— HONEY FI (@cardi_fi) May 3, 2010
10. Weather or not
You gotta understand, this country is so huge that we can have snow storms on one end and beach sun on the other.
my favorite thing about americans is how much they genuinely enjoy discussing the weather
— aman (@amanachos) March 13, 2018
9. Kibbles and bits
What’s weirder to me is that in the midwest there’s a specific HUMAN SNACK we call puppy chow.
i love how americans call pet food 'kibble' like what an adorable word to say
— king louise (@fucksakelouise) May 9, 2016
We will literally use absolutely anything before we’ll touch the sensibility of the metric system.
I love how Americans use “football fields” as a measurement ?
— Taylor (@TA_lucky7) August 27, 2018
7. Got that cake
Wait, is it not?
I love how Americans think 'birthday cake' is a flavour
— 'T-Scrap' Captain Explody (@Xorny) June 26, 2018
6. Sunday Service
Fun fact: the Superbowl has a massive economic impact on its host city each year.
Like, over half a billion dollars.
i love how americans make the superbowl a whole ass holiday
— maddie schultz (@maddieschultzyy) February 8, 2021
5. A spirited debate
That’s weird because I’ve always thought “spirit” sounds way more intense.
Like, are y’all drinking ghosts because that’s hardcore.
I’m obsessed with how Americans call spirits liquor it sounds so much cooler I’m gonna start saying it
— ?? ???? ??? ????? (@hobrall95) June 22, 2019
4. No cuts
WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY.
THERE ARE RULES.
my favorite thing about Americans is their extreme disgust for line cutters
— ? Howdy Y’all ? (@CLINT) January 30, 2016
3. Food time
What else are we gonna do, talk to our awful relatives?
I love how Americans use any holiday as an excuse to stuff their faces
— Carina Kazandjian (@badgalcariirii) July 3, 2018
2. The big question
We need you to be prepared for it.
One of my favorite thing about Americans is that they‘ll often say Question! before asking the question. Like spanish ¿ but actually spoken out.
— Lisa Schmechel (@Lisa_Schmechel) September 25, 2018
1. Donut unto others
i love that donuts were invented bc americans were like "how can we deep fry something for breakfast"
— minda wei (@notminda) October 24, 2020
We’re a strange bunch indeed.
What do you think is the oddest thing about being American?
Tell us in the comments.