Not too long ago Reddit user,
u/Classic-Brilliant678 posed the question, "What's the easiest way to spot an American in Canada?". Well, these 21 responses are ~super~ interesting:
"Even for Americans who live relatively close to our border — there’s a noticeably different accent. There are also specific words such as 'restroom' that give them away."
"When someone says a uni student 'goes to college' and is a 'freshman/sophomore/junior/senior.'"
"When my American friend was visiting us in Montreal he was constantly calling our money 'monopoly money'. That certainly outed him as an American."
"I have always found Americans to be great hosts but shitty guests."
"An American will have no idea what Kraft Dinner is if you ask them."
"They don’t carry any protection against the Great Canadian House Hippos."
"Wearing college or university t-shirts, even if they graduated decades ago."
"They wear their outdoor shoes indoors. Few Canadians do that; nearly everyone takes their outdoor shoes off at the door."
"I dated a guy from California once and he looked at me like I was insane when I said I was leaving my car in the parkade. He had no idea what it meant at all, haha."
"I had an American sales rep visit and take me out for lunch. He ordered an iced tea, put 4 packs of sweetener in it, took a sip, made a face and sighed, 'I always forget that you only serve sweet tea here.'"
"I once heard a guy ask for his coffee with 'two cream, two sugar'."
"My personal experience has been that they are usually quite a bit louder when they speak then your average Canadian."
"It's always their driving, I don't think I can even explain it other than they drive like they own the road."
"Asking for the cheque instead of the bill is a dead giveaway!"
"I cannot spot
every American I meet, but there is a certain brand of middle-aged American I can always recognize that wears only activewear no matter the context, tips 30%, talks really loudly, and is super friendly to strangers — going as far as stopping strangers on the street to ask how it is to live here, because 'it is just so European'."
Do you agree with these "Spot The American" quips? Let us know in the comments!