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    Non-Americans Are Sharing Offensive And Dumb Things Americans Have Said To Them, And Yiiiikes

    "YoU HaVe iKeA??"

    On Tuesday, Reddit user u/esq__ asked non-Americans to share the weirdest thing Americans have asked/said to them. It led to people sharing things Americans have said that are a combination of dumb, weird, and offensive.

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    So, yeah, here's what they said:

    1. "When an American asked me what it's like to have an accent. They thought that they had no accent and their voice was 'default,' basically."

    u/MetalObsessed

    2. "I once spoke to an American that was surprised that Black Australian individuals had an Australian accent."

    u/Shirley_Schmidthoe

    3. "They asked, 'Are your parents Democrats or Republicans?' Eh, we have different political parties here, love."

    u/UpstairsHope5

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    4. "An American asked me, 'So, how many Republicans do you have in Parliament?'"

    u/InscrutableAudacity

    5. "I met an American tourist who was adamant that my country was a home ruled territory under the US government. He said this during our nation's Independence Day."

    u/AlleywayGum

    6. "An American asked, 'How long did you take to learn to use metric instead of normal measurements?' He genuinely didn't understand that metric was a system we actually used every day — we weren't constantly having to mentally convert measurements to feet or pounds to understand how big they really were."

    u/InscrutableAudacity

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    7. "They asked, 'How can Canadians offer free healthcare? Why would any doctors want to work for free?'"

    u/0bsolescencee

    8. "I was asked if France is part of the United Kingdom. When I tried explaining to him what the United Kingdom is, he told me England is no longer part of the UK because of Brexit."

    u/IAmDouda97

    9. "If my English-sounding name was really my name or something I gave myself because I was in the US."

    u/bamfconsultant

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    10. "As a Brit, I had to bite my tongue when asked 'Do you celebrate Independence Day?'"

    u/TAFKAPepeSilvia

    11. "My ex was American and used to ask for ranch sauce wherever we ate. 'Y’all got ranch?' I swear he didn’t use it half the time either, he just wanted ranch around."

    u/IamARedditUserOk

    12. "An American asked, 'Do you have color television in Germany?'"

    u/nickles72

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    13. "I'm from Argentina and an American girl I was chatting with online was truly convinced we were all white here. I don't even know why she thought that."

    u/missinguva

    14. “'Wait, y’all have IKEA?' I'm Swedish. (IKEA is a Swedish company.)"

    u/Nice_Swordfish_69420

    So, now it's your turn. Have you ever been on the receiving end of one of these statements/questions? Let me know in the comments below!

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