15 Things You Should Never Do in America

The U.S of A: Home of the Brave, Land of the Free(dom). Whether you love us or hate us, there are some things to keep in mind while visiting the great nation of America. Remember, people: we don’t start wars, we end them. That’s how it goes, right? (Doesn’t matter, we have more army than you.)
To help yourself blend in better and avoid suspicion among the world’s most proud people, here are some things to avoid doing around Americans:

Tell us we can’t supersize it

We Americans have mastered the art of large portions. Did you know that 7-11’s Double Big Gulp holds more than twice the amount of liquid as the human stomach? Now that’s what we call freedom!

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Maree Stachel-Williamson / Shutterstock.com

Say you don’t like football

Unless of course you’re talking about that silly European kind. In America, you have to love football. Even college football. Even high school football! If preschool football were a thing, you’d never be allowed to miss a game. “Clear eyes, full diapers.”

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Kues / Shutterstock.com

Try to take away our guns

Don’t try to ban firearms from your family-friendly restaurant unless you want a whole bunch of guns up in it, ‘cause we’ll protest. We can eat that free bread and sip our tap water while stroking our barrel and glaring at the hostess all day long. Just try us.

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Jasminko Ibrakovic / Shutterstock.com

Contradict our version of history

What do you mean we never successfully invaded Canada during the war of 1812 and they burned our White House down? Are you trying to say we didn’t win the war of 1812? We won and it’s in our textbooks, which we wrote so obviously we know what we’re talking about. Pipe down, Canada.

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FXQuadro / Shutterstock.com

Tell us, ‘this is the largest shirt we have’.

No. It can always be bigger. Trust us.

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Sielemann / Shutterstock.com

Insult our heroes

You can say anything you want about Donald Trump but don’t even think about saying an unkind word about American hero and national treasure Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California turned Reddit weight-lifting advisor. He may have been born in Austria but he’s ours now.

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imging / Shutterstock.com

Not shop at Walmart

Walmart isn’t just a store; it’s a Friday night hang out in some small towns. It’s downright un-American not to take advantage of their suspiciously cheap deals while being helped by underpaid senior citizens.

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Frontpage / Shutterstock.com

Diss our cheese

You might not find it on a charcuterie board, but at least good old American cheese doesn’t smell like ripe gym socks. And does “camembert” even come in an aerosol can? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

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sarra22 / Shutterstock.com

Use non-American terms

Ask us where the washrooms are and we’ll look at you like you have three eyes. Refer to your beanie as a “toque” and we’ll revoke your citizenship.

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