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Which Cliches About Americans Are True?

It turns out some cliches about Americans may be valid. Here's a look at how people from around the world who are living in America view U.S. culture (and it's not all bad). 😬🇺🇸

Just how do people around the world view Americans?

The rest of the world may think Americans eat a lot of burgers, have huge shopping malls and are ruled by an arrogant government. And yet the "Ugly American," it would seem, isn't all bad. While many Americans feel their nation is divided as never before, a sampling of the rest of the world reflects a more charitable view.

“A lot of people around most of the people in India because of the way Hollywood portrays America tend to think that relationships tend to be frivolous that they are not long lasting, and that people have very low tolerance for each other in a relationship. But having been here for two years I think I can say that that is not true really. A lot of people are in it for the long haul. One tradition that really took me by surprise in terms of the commitment people towards having celebrated their festival was Halloween. I was completely astonished. I was like I cannot imagine the seriousness with which people who actually wearing these costumes and walking around enjoying the festival. Oh my God it was amazing,” says Rekha, India.

“All Americans do is eat fast food. No, I can understand why people think that because there are so many fast food chains. So many places. Like, even like food deserts -- places where they're not like many supermarkets or grocery stores. There’re so many fast food restaurants like McDonald's and Burger King and Popeye's. But that’s not true. Not all Americans like to eat fast food. Really. Especially now there are a lot of like really health conscious people walking around these streets,” according to Dominic, Jamaica.

“Like we have a Thanksgiving back home but it's not the same. And it's crazy to see how here the whole country stops like living for a week and it's like you're going to see your family and eat food. There’s this whole notion of the American dream that’s very there. In Canada I feel like we live more without thinking about, like ambitions. We never think of like — what’s the dream? What are we fighting for? What do we want?,” asks Meriem, Canada.

“They take the time to build the relationship and you take the time to commit with the person and be really in relationship. This is totally new for me because usually, I have a crush on someone, we hook up and we are boyfriend-girlfriend. But here it takes sometimes months, sometimes years to say - yes, we are together, let’s be together. That’s my dating experience in America. So yeah - it’s been months - I’m single. They put AC every time everywhere. I'm freezing right now actually. They put so many make-ups. So much makeups. Why girls put so much makeup on their face? What do they want to hide? What do they want to do with that?” concludes Marine, France.

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08/13/2019 11:58 AMupdated: 08/13/2019 1:03 PM
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33 comments

  • Shaqiel N.
    10/24/2019 13:15

    Americans who have never been outside their soil think it's the only land on Earth. Every other nations are islands and weak or poorer. 🤣😂

  • George F.
    08/31/2019 18:52

    Could you image do same interview with some on the wealthy people in America such Jeff Bezos & family $160 B 2 2 Bill Gates $97 B 5 3 Warren Buffett $88.3 B 5 4 Mark Zuckerberg $61 B 5 5 Larry Ellison $58.4 B 4 6 Larry Page $53.8 B 4 7 Charles Koch $53.5 B 4 7 David Koch $53.5 B 4 9 Sergey Brin $52.4 B 4 10 Michael Bloomberg $51.8 B 5 11 Jim Walton $45.2 B 2 12 Alice Walton $44.9 B 3 12 Rob Walton $44.9 B N/A 14 Steve Ballmer $42.3 B 4 15 Sheldon Adelson $35.5 B 4 16 Phil Knight & family

  • Eli B.
    08/31/2019 02:00

    Racist

  • Billy E.
    08/30/2019 14:01

    Urbody wants to be like America...that's how it's been my entire life and it's still true today ..not gonna change...u can hate us but u still wanna be us

  • Cynthia D.
    08/30/2019 01:22

    I'm confused by the ice in the fridge thing. Do they have a separate thing for ice in france? Than again I'm assuming that the lady with long brown hair is French. Sorry if I'm wrong

  • Avian L.
    08/29/2019 21:40

    That is the preconceived notions about each other no matter what part of the world your are from. Some the news plays an important role about how we feel about each other.

  • Chris R.
    08/29/2019 20:01

    American tradition: Monthly School Shooting

  • Aniket R.
    08/29/2019 05:14

    Canada seems a better place

  • Naseer A.
    08/26/2019 12:46

    Thank you VIP🌷💘🌷🇮🇳👈🐅✔ok

  • Jap H.
    08/26/2019 12:21

    Their humor is kinda rude. They find it funny throwing food on stranger face. And feed their friends some dog sht

  • Khan B.
    08/25/2019 19:06

    Y all girls in the video have moustaches 😂

  • Umer F.
    08/25/2019 11:43

    Not to be rude ... French Madame' while wearing make-up, " Americans are so unnatural, they wear so much make-up...What ya trying to hide ?"

  • Ucal J.
    08/24/2019 17:47

    This.

  • Marley M.
    08/24/2019 00:07

    That Canadian Girl Lokks like a girl from the 60s

  • Anavi N.
    08/22/2019 03:37

    since you want to shift

  • Karsh D.
    08/22/2019 03:25

    Americans- Known for their Weed Farms .. and Thats What I love😍😂

  • Ijaz N.
    08/19/2019 05:20

    Modhi hindutva is a extremest terrorist and killer

  • Yura G.
    08/19/2019 00:42

    Also, in spite the fact that they have HUGE cultural diversity, they don't embrace it or reject the new immigrants. So ironic

  • Bikash P.
    08/18/2019 17:01

    How really dating works in America!

  • Jesse Y.
    08/17/2019 20:39

    Haters are going to hate!!