Contact Us

10 Easy Ways Foreigners Can Tell You’re American

Dieter Spears | Inhaus Creative

I went to Europe in 1999. I was faking a British accent within 10 minutes of getting off the plane! I was wearing white pants, a blue ski jacket and red & tan waffle stompers. I might as well have been draped in the stars and stripes. Everyone was in dark, neutral European colors. I looked like a circus walking through Munich in March.

An international survey asked people in other countries what the “dead giveaways” were that someone was American:

  • Grandpas wearing baseball caps
  • When you meet someone for the first time you ask if they know someone you know from that same general area.
  • Calling people “sir” and “ma’am”
  • Smiling at strangers or starting conversations with strangers
  • Enthusiasm + optimism
  • Using the phrase, “Good for you!”
  • Being loud in public
  • Wearing pajamas to the grocery store
  • Buying groceries in bulk
  • Using seatbelts
  • Tattoos
  • Cargo shorts
  • Going out to play when it’s hot!
  • Pronouncing the letter “R” (Sorry Bostonians — Go F*** Yo’selves)
  • Being amazed by anything older than 100 years
  • Not in a sour-ass mood all the time
  • White tennis shoes

[SOURCE:Reddit]

Best of 97 Rock Online

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://97rockonline.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 97 Rock Nation quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 97 Rock Nation contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.