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    34 Things Americans Say That You Probably Didn't Even Realize Were Americansisms

    Apparently Americans are the only ones who drive by cows and always say "cows."

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    Today's edition will focus specifically on things Americans say that make absolutely no sense to everyone else.

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    why do americans say “bomb” or the “the bomb” when something is good like why?????????

    Twitter: @betsyluciax

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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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    Genuine question: What do Americans mean when they say "sending you love & light"? Like what even is light & what does it do?? 🤔

    Twitter: @awayonadventure

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

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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 'freakin' so much? It's really awful. I wish they'd make up their own language, they're doing bad things to this one.

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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 "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?

    11.

    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 small fry instead of small fries, freaks the whole lot of them!

    14.

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

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    what do americans mean when they say something is 4 blocks away??like what is blocks?

    Twitter: @elmiraroyster

    16.

    Why do Americans say “livin the dream” every time anyone asks them how they’re doing?

    Twitter: @maaamaaamary

    17.

    Why do Americans say ‘so here’s the thing’ before going off on the maddest tangent

    Twitter: @_itsT

    18.

    Why do Americans say they’re filling their car up with gas then proceed to fill it with a liquid?

    Twitter: @DisGuyFromWhere

    19.

    What do Americans mean when they say I just did my taxes? What is there to do??

    Twitter: @reenythegenie

    20.

    Why do Americans say "bite me" and why is it regarded as an insult instead of the sexual come on that it is? 🤔

    Twitter: @Ariesdominus

    21.

    Why do americans say happy new years? Like it's just one new year not several

    Twitter: @sahilbadlani

    22.

    why do americans say "draw me a bath" like i'd take out a pencil and paper ????

    Twitter: @That_Mad_Jess

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    Why do Americans say ‘Literally’ ALL the time! #LoveIsBlind

    24.

    Why do Americans say that they are "World Champions" in competitions that only North Americans compete in?

    Twitter: @WelshSwede_

    25.

    Why do Americans say they need to take a shit? I tend to leave mine.

    Twitter: @greggfriedrice

    26.

    Why do Americans say eye doctor like the word optometrist doesn’t exist

    Twitter: @MarrawaAker

    27.

    why do Americans say “hi how are you” and continue walking like .. you asked a question??

    Twitter: @paightonia

    28.

    why do americans say “im goin to do the ___” when ordering rather than “can i have”??? Was the only thing i could focus on in Selling Sunset

    Twitter: @jsjnmc

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    Why do Americans say "dude" after everything

    Twitter: @VezWed

    30.

    Why do Americans say buddy so much do you guys not find that cringe af?

    Twitter: @ESP_Haz

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    Why do Americans say "Can I have a water?". Isn't the question, "Can I have a glass of water?" Or "can I have some water?" ? I'm not trying to offend anyone. Just a question out of curiosity.

    Twitter: @RajPriyatham1

    32.

    What does busting your chops mean and why do americans say it unironically

    Twitter: @uselesslauren

    33.

    Why do Americans say “a whole nother” and not just “another”?

    Twitter: @Reaneeyy

    34.

    Why do Americans say “buh-bye” on the phone? That shit weird as hell

    Twitter: @TheVeganGymnast

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