“It’s Subtle As An American, But Super Obvious To Locals”: Americans Are Sharing The Dead Giveaways That Identified Them As American In New Countries


“We had many American friends and acquaintances come see us in France alll the time. The recurring themes for nearly every single one of them were:

– Talking really loudly all the time, no matter the place or setting (Germans and Spanish people can be loud also, but less in general).

– Walking up to people and straight away speaking English, assuming the others would just understand and adapt.

– Loudly complaining in stores and restaurants (I’ll never forget this one girl exclaiming, ‘Ewwww, my steak is bloody’). 

– Being super surprised and embarrassed about semi-nudity in pharmacy and perfume ads.”