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Updated on Dec 29, 2019. Posted on Dec 25, 2019

29 Things Americans Say That Make Zero Sense To Non-Americans

It's funny because it's true.

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why do americans say ‘can i do’ at restaurants instead of ‘can i have’ as if they’re the ones cooking it??

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Why do Americans say “ok, that’s going to be...” when you buy something in a shop. Weird use of future tense!

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Also I have a question why do Americans say “of course “ when you say thank you to them????

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why do americans say eye doctor and not optician

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Why do Americans say bloody nose instead of nosebleed that’s like saying I have an achy head

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Why do Americans say “whenever” instead of just when?

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why do americans say "could of" When they mean "could have". what's happening?

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why do americans say "see you later" for any possible length of time. like they say "see u later" for "see u tomorrow" or "see u next week" or "see u in three years" thats so weird stop. see u later is only for if im seeing u later in the same day hghghhfhgh

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Why do Americans say Europe like it’s one country. But where did you actually go though??

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Why do Americans say Grilled cheese when they’re actually frying it in a pan and not putting it under the grill? #confused

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Why do Americans say "math"? And not "maths"? It's not mathematic, it's mathematics.

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Why do Americans say "Are you kidding me RIGHT NOW"... would someone be kidding you yesterday? In a few minutes? Tomorrow?

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Why do Americans say "Pardon my French" after swearing in English?When French people swear in French do they say "Pardonnez mon anglais"?

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Why do Americans say 'fish' after 'tuna'? "Oh, tuna fish! Thanks for clarifying, I thought it was a new breed of Spaniel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Why do americans say "cows" everytime they drive past cows? Like are they such a surprise to you guys??

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why do americans say buh-bye when it’s clearly “bye-bye”

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why do americans say graham crackers that way. what are graham crackers. who’s graham

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Why do Americans say small fry instead of small fries, freaks the whole lot of them!

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Why do Americans say jean jacket???? It’s a denim jacket BC ITS MADE OUT OF DENIM, NOT JEANS

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why do americans say Jesus H. Christ like what is his middle name??? Hank??? Jesus Hank Christ???

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Why do Americans say “chicken with its head cut off” instead of “headless chicken”?????

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why do americans say addicting instead of addictive it doesnt make sense

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Why do Americans say 4th of July, when they do month first then date for every other day of the year??

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Why do Americans say “you know what I’m saying” after every single thing like no Jerry I don’t know what you’re saying but that phrase helped a lottt

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Why do Americans say “can I see that pen?” Instead of “can I borrow that pen?”. Huge difference

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Why do americans say “I’m gonna use the john” like who tf is john

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Why do Americans say they’re ‘getting supplies’ - you’re doing food shopping not surviving a zombie apocalypse

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why do americans say iraq like it’s an apple product ??????

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