A lot of countries have their one unique qualities setting them apart from other countries. And one country in the world that knows a thing or two about uniqueness is the United States. Americans do a ton of things that, for lack of a better word, just confuse the rest of the world’s population a little bit. Let’s take a look at a gallery of 16 such things, compiled by Aunty Acid!
1. Toilet bowls with crap tons (pardon the pun) of water
2. In America, bread sticks are… literally that
They’re sticks (seasoned, albeit) with the same dough type as bread. They look delicious though.
3. The annoying way TV show timings are displayed “8/7c”.
The “c” actually stands for Central, because there are different time zones across US states. So, if there’s a TV show going on at 8 PM for you, but you’re in the pacific zone, it will go on at 7 PM for central zoners.
4. They use old fashioned stove kettles
Why not just upgrade to an electric one?
5. Playing sport in high school is a seriously big deal
As in, big enough to get you a scholarship in a prestigious college.
6. College-level sports have such a HUGE fanbase
7. The gaps in public bathroom stalls
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want anyone spying on me while I’m doing a number two.
8. High school graduations
Why do they make such a big deal out of it?
9. Biscuits and cookies are two totally separate things in the US
American biscuits do look delicious though.
10. This is the way they serve what the UK calls scones
It’s strange but it looks delicious.
11. Washing machines being in a separate room
Oh and also: the washing and drying machines are separate.
12. Tax isn’t included in prices
It makes shopping kinda confusing.
13. Only they use the month/day/year format
14. Only they use the two pin plugs
And they don’t have an on/off switch. If you want to turn something off, you have to unplug altogether!
By the way, why does this plug socket have USB ports?
15. Chocolate advent calendars aren’t a Christmas staple
They’re apparently not very common in America, which kinda sucks…
16. Big chocolate Easter eggs aren’t common either
Maybe it has something to do with Kinder eggs being banned in the US for a considerable amount of time.
17. They don’t get the UK’s squash syrup
I’ve never had it before even though I’ve been to the UK so I won’t comment.
18. Tea is not very popular in the States
When you mention tea, normally it’s cold or iced, not a warm cup like they like to have in other areas of the world.
19. American lemonade is not carbonated
OH MY GOD WHAT DO YOU MEAN AMERICAN LEMONADE ISNT FIZZY? WTF. NO WONDER PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY MAKE IT OVER THERE.
— beth 🌞 (@cookiesftniall) January 11, 2017