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    Agree. I was in Italy once and overheard stereotypical obnoxious Americans bitching that no one spoke English. I cringed in embarassment and pretended I didn't speak English. No way in hell I was helping them. Hello! We are in Italy, try learning at least some Italian before you go. I think the US is lovely. Just like everything else, there is good and bad. I live in a big city, San Francisco, and some people love it and others hate it. I believe it is a city that is an aquired taste. We get tons of tourists. You see them on the corner with their little maps and lost looks. I like the mix of people. It truly is a melting pot. You get everything here and no one thinks twice about it. Very refreshing.

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    I agree that we do have our bad bunch like everyone else. Just don't get too caught up in our politics and everything is fine. Most of that sucks way beyond anything else. Oh wait. Most of them ARE the bad bunch! hahaha.

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    I think the only time people get worried about Canadians is when beer is around.. tha's when we get rowdy.

    Apparently the British think we're a right good time at the pub, which scares me because they're all druken idiots
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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    I find that if you observe and mingle with 'the natives' in their own territory they are usually friendly and charming. Once they become tourists in other peoples' territory they become obnoxious. This applies to ALL nationalities.
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    When I think of Americans I think of:

    fat, materialistic, ignorant, loud, obnoxious, incredibly destructive pigs.

    But I am none of those things. When I was in Germany, everyone told me how unamerican I was, which I took to be a great compliment.

    The USA is a melting pot, with all kinds of people. I feel that the stereotype does hold, for the most part. But there are exceptions.

    I can't see how anyone could get all worked up about it. I'd much rather live in Canada, if I could get a job and stand the weather.

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    I think it's great, but I live here....

    You can stereotype all cultures and countries. There's a lot to do here and most of the people are warm and friendly.

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    I've gone all over the world for work and pleasure and yes, America is all that and a bag of chips. No joke. I wouldn't live anywhere else and believe me, I have had endless opportunities to live elsewhere!

    Quote Originally Posted by marina View Post
    When I think of Americans I think of:

    fat, materialistic, ignorant, loud, obnoxious, incredibly destructive pigs.

    But I am none of those things. When I was in Germany, everyone told me how unamerican I was, which I took to be a great compliment.
    I used to get that too, and I found it insulting. In your shoes I'd have said "Wow, you're not a jack-booted fascist who wants to kill Jewish people??? How un-German you are!" Same thing.

    Most Americans are not materialistic, ignorant, loud, obnoxious, or incredibly destructive. Yes, most of us are overweight but we're not alone in that respect. The British are about as fat as we are and the rest of western Europe gets fatter every year. Our obesity rates are starting to plateau while theirs are skyrocketing. It won't be long before they've caught up to us. In any case, why is it such a terrible thing to be fat? Do you see it as a character flaw?
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    [quote=tee-ha-ha;1031275]I used to get that too, and I found it insulting. In your shoes I'd have said "Wow, you're not a jack-booted fascist who wants to kill Jewish people??? How un-German you are!" Same thing. quote]
    Thank you...I wanted to respond but was at a loss for words after reading her comments~
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    [quote=PlayfulKisses;1031279]
    Quote Originally Posted by tee-ha-ha View Post
    I used to get that too, and I found it insulting. In your shoes I'd have said "Wow, you're not a jack-booted fascist who wants to kill Jewish people??? How un-German you are!" Same thing. quote]
    Thank you...I wanted to respond but was at a loss for words after reading her comments~
    No shit, that was pretty....eh....breathtaking.

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    I'm American, born and raised.

    I used to be one of those flag-waving patriots, wanting to nuc anyone who messed with the mighty US of A. However, I started hanging with a more international group, and started to move past my ethnocentrism and delusions of grandeur. After learning more about the true nature of the US, I no longer have the same pride I once had. I figure I played no role in where I was born, why should I be proud of it? Not an accomplishment at all. Although I appreciate the good things about this country, I'm no longer an idealist about it.

    I can tell you that the US is a great place to live, depending on the area. There is also definitely a great deal of opportunity to be had here. Other than that, Ahh...same shit, different place! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Allie-come on over! Mostly, anyplace is fun if you are living there!
    We've got LOTS of opportunities here-in any direction. I find it quite fun. Can't speak for the whole country, but in Texas or the South you would be quite a hit! An Aussie would be a highly prized guest, employee, friend,mate-just trotted about and showcased everywhere!
    This is so true!

    I, for one, would love to listen to you talk.

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    And I would love to hear the Peggy Hill in y'all.
    God I love that show.
    So we'll trade. An accent for the Hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marina View Post
    When I think of Americans I think of:

    fat, materialistic, ignorant, loud, obnoxious, incredibly destructive pigs.

    But I am none of those things. When I was in Germany, everyone told me how unamerican I was, which I took to be a great compliment.

    The USA is a melting pot, with all kinds of people. I feel that the stereotype does hold, for the most part. But there are exceptions.

    I can't see how anyone could get all worked up about it. I'd much rather live in Canada, if I could get a job and stand the weather.
    Well, thank god you're not ignorant, that was such an enlightened post! Yes, Americans must be fat, materialistic, ignorant, loud, obnoxious, incredibly destructive pigs, thats not being ignorant at all! Thank God you're considered un-American, you sound so enlightened, you really make us all look great. Thank God I don't feel that way about a huge social group, talk about a crazy generalization. I genuinely am happy you are not categorized as "one of us"!

    If its one thing I've learned from living overseas, its that theres bad apples in every bunch. You just have to weed them out. America is gorgeous, and does have some great people, but theres good areas and bad areas. Like someone else said, I also think that the natives of any country, when they are within their own country, are a delight. Its when they travel outside of it, that they can often be seen as irritating. Thats even been my experience here in Egypt with other nationalities who visit here and treat the native Egyptians like dirt, and its been a mix of different Europeans and Arabs who do it as well. You take the good with the bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allie View Post
    I just obsess over America like there's no tomorrow... have done since Power Rangers when I was 8, lol.

    Just wanted to point out that Power Rangers are originally Japanese

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    I would move in a heartbeat. I really don't care for this country.

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