Here is what I think about the Americans:
- They make fun of others A LOT. This is mostly seen on TV. It is very common to see a comedian makes a joke about the French or the British people. I don’t know why these two in particular more than others. I have seen it on American TV but hardly on other TVs.
- It is okay to be a goof. Unlike in Asian countries, American school teachers and college professors may act goofy in class.
- At work, relationships among employees and between the employees and their boss are not strictly formal. In universities, most professors are okay being addressed with their first name without the “Prof” or “Doctor” title.
- In general, they are jolly and friendly.
Now, knowing the above traits about the Americans I believe they will be the least offended by this video than any other nation, if it was about them. Also, since they joke about other nations they accept being made fun of, I think. Or at least they are not easily offended. Still, I wonder what they think of this video.
Here are my thoughts about the video:
- Loudness: Yes. But, maybe equally loud or even louder are Arab men. Arab women are not supposed to be loud. It is frowned upon for a woman to laugh or speak loudly.
- Overweight: Yes. Only because food there is the cheapest in the entire planet earth.
- Jolly & happy: Of course.
- Confidence: Yes. Although, in some cases I would describe some individuals as cocky. A bad trait that some Americans and Arab men share maybe more than other nations.
- Dressing: One young lady mentioned that some students go to class in their pajamas. This is TRUE! She wasn’t exaggerating. I know that many Europeans complain about how bad American tourists dress. I think they choose to be comfortable over being stylish. Some consider it being out of style others call it confidence. Of course going to class in a PJ is not confidence though.
- Drinking: One too many! A German student once told me that Americans drink too much. Yes, you read that right a German said that.
- Open & friendly: Yes, they are!
I like what one of the students perfectly described Americans:
“If you talk to American people, they smell like freedom.”