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16 Kinda Normal American Things That Seem Weird To Australians

'Murica. Bit weird.

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1. Allegedly in one state it's illegal to wear a moustache if you have a high tendency to kiss people. Also the fact Americans spell it MUSTACHE.


2. Electric kettles just aren't a big thing there. Like they exist but they prefer to use stovetop kettles. Who has that much time to boil water like that? America does.

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3. Orange cheese. From a can! WTF.

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4. US toilets are always FULL of water. The water is so HIGH. TOO DAMN HIGH.

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5. American wall sockets don't have on/off switches. Dangerous much?


6. Having to add tax to all your purchases WHEN YOU GO TO PAY. WHY?

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7. And the whole taking-food-and-deciding-to-add-even-more-food-to-it thing. ARE THESE MEATBALLS, OR IS IT A PATTY? HELP.

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8. Being able to buy BOOZE from the local convenience store...

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9. ...or from the same place you get your medicine: the chemist! Or as they call them in America, "drugstores".

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10. Being able to sue anyone and everyone for cash money.

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11. Being offended by casual swearing that's stock standard in Australia.

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12. College sports are HUGE events, with bigger crowds than some pro sports teams.

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13. And the tailgating that goes on before and during games is insane. Thousands of people in a car park just BBQing up.

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15. Taking a round-the-world vacation trip in just two weeks. From Australia it'd just take two weeks to get anywhere.

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16. And putting marshmallows into a sweet potato casserole. Not OK. Very weird.

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