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Non-Americans Disclose Their Biggest Culture Shocks When They Arrived In The USA
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As citizens of the U.S., we don't think twice about the overly generous food portions in restaurants or flinch when strangers want to engage with us with small talk when in public.

But the same behaviors and customs don't necessarily go over well over in other countries.

Food portions are significantly smaller in Japan, and the French typically prefer not wasting their breath in asking people what they think about the weather.

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Foreigners Break Down The Weirdest Thing An American Has Ever Said To Them
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Oh America, please think before you speak. Sometimes I wonder why God gave us voices.

I understand curiosity about foreign lands, but more often than we realize we're being rude with our questions, even with a jovial mindset and good intention.

We can't just throw out whatever pops into my head. And honestly, some things are best to simply google.

Also, perhaps we should wonder what we'd rather not be asked about our land and culture and apply it.

Redditor u/esq__ wanted hear from people who have been surprised by American inquiries by asking:

Non-Americans of Reddit, what's the weirdest thing an American has said to you?
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