What is the American stereotype?

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  1. megatronkicksas

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    My teacher has me writing a paper on the American stereotype for my global studies class. So my question is what is it? I know the whole everyone is fat thing and we are war mongers and we only eat fast food. But what else is there?

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    Any help would be much obliged, thanks.
     
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    We're fat
     
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    this thread is just asking for trouble but if it'll help you out with your studies then hopefully ppl will keep it civil!

    Anyway, yes theres the things you mentioned. Also id have to say, dumb, fake (like plastic surgery, the teeth thing etc) and arrogant. Of course these are only stereotypical views just like the idea that all brits are all snooty, have bad teeth and talk with a cockney accent!
     
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    Obesity, procrastination & inferior mathematic abilities are the four greatest American stereotypes.
     
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    Loves to sue for frivolous reasons.
    Loves war.
    Loves guns.
    Loves McDonald's.
    Loves gas guzzlers.
    Loves baseball and football.
     
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    I think one stereotype might be the student who is too lazy to do his own work and legitimate research, and instead asks others to do his leg work.
     
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    For generalizations, Americans tip the best while traveling abroad, but then they also assume that everyone speaks English and make little effort to learn even the most simple parts of a local language prior to travel. They are also generally picky eaters and require some form of meat at every meal.

    Well the proof about math is right there within the statement! (Kidding, of course.)
     
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    Another is the idea that all Americans are right wing loonies, probably due to where thier political spectrum is in regards to other democratic MEDC nations.
     
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    badass mofo's that love things that are awesome :D  what? i only speak the truth :lol  stereotypes exist for a reason :D 
     
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    This joke should tell you what I think about the American stereotype.

    There are two Italians and an American lawyer at an Italian law convention, where the two Italians want to learn about law. They get to talking, and the American starts to boast about how easy being a lawyer is in America. He tells them that someone can fall down on a sidewalk and sue someone for lots of money in America. The Italians start to talk in Italian rapidly and excitedly, and then ask how to get to America cheap. The American, happy, asks if they want to go to America to study law. "No," says one Italian, "We want to go to America and fall down on sidewalks!"
     
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    Wow. I was *really* hoping the joke was gonna be funny cause, ya know, you said it was a joke :p 
     
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    I'd have to say arrogance and stupidity are what most foreigners think of when they think of Americans. The obesity thing is becoming a global problem now, not just something in the US. Tho we do unfortunately lead the world in terms of obesity.

    I'd assume that the arrogance thing is probably the main thing other people think of. I'd make that the central theme of your paper and tie other ideas into that.
     

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