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What Americans Do That Confuse The Rest Of The World

Since the United States is arguably the world powerhouse, it's easy to think everyone else must have us figured out by now. We export our music, our movies, and our military, so surely foreigners must know us inside and out. But it turns out there are still aspects of the USA that confuse the heck out of the rest of the world.

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What Americans Do That Confuse The Rest Of The World

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    Things Americans Do That Totally Confuse People In Other Countries

    Things Americans Do That Totally Confuse People In Other Countries

    Since the United States is arguably the world powerhouse, it's easy to think everyone else must have us figured out by now. We export our music, our movies, and our military, so surely foreigners must know us inside and out. But it turns out there are still aspects of the USA that confuse the heck out of the rest of the world.

    Things People Do In Other Countries That Confuse Everyone

    Things People Do In Other Countries That Confuse Everyone

    In the last couple decades, the internet has given us crazy levels of access to the lives of people in totally different cultures. While it was a big adventure for your great-great-grandpa to once meet a real, actual guy from two towns over, you can now go online and watch people performing native dances in Tahiti, then maybe have an AMA with them afterward. In such an interconnected world, who's to judge what's weird and what's not?

    14 Things You Should Never Do In Russia

    14 Things You Should Never Do In Russia

    America is a "melting pot" of different cultures and ideas, and as a result Americans aren't (usually) super-sensitive about people who do things a bit differently than we do. But most of the world's cultures evolved over centuries, sometimes millennia, and often in relative isolation. That's one of the reasons why people from other cultures can get so annoyed at American travelers — American travelers don't always get the whole cultural respect thing, and they do things that can come across as stupid and rude.

    12 Things You Should Never Do In Britain - Grunge

    12 Things You Should Never Do In Britain - Grunge

    Given that you're here, reading this on an English-language website, you're probably aware of a little place called Great Britain. The one-time epicenter of the largest empire the world has ever seen, Britain has had a disproportionate effect on the rest of the planet. Maybe you're from the U.S. and you alternate thanking the Brits for your language and hating them for that whole "trying to crush your independence" thing. Maybe you're Canadian and you're slightly amazed you still have the Queen as your head of state. Maybe you're French and you're just here to hate-read about those jerks across the Channel. Basically, whoever you are, you probably think you have a pretty good idea of what Britain is all about.

    12 Things You Should Never Do In Canada - Grunge

    12 Things You Should Never Do In Canada - Grunge

    Canada! The Great White North! As the United States' neighbor to the immediate north full of people who mostly speak English, Canada is frequently the first (or only) foreign country many Americans visit. If you're from the U.S. (or elsewhere) and are planning a trip to the proud and mighty land where maple syrup grows on trees, there are a handful of things you should not do while there if you want to avoid annoying, offending, or even angering a stranger. While Canada is renowned as a nation of polite people, some buttons just shouldn't be pushed.

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