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Being Sarcastic: pepsi-is-okay43110: The joke here is that my dad is a doctor and also I honestly have no idea if he was being sarcastic or not.
Being Sarcastic: pepsi-is-okay43110:

The joke here is that my dad is a doctor and also I honestly have no idea if he was being sarcastic or not.

pepsi-is-okay43110: The joke here is that my dad is a doctor and also I honestly have no idea if he was being sarcastic or not.

Being Sarcastic: mighty-meerkat: bundibird: kaldicuct: vaporwavevocap: draconic-duelist: ranty9000: askshadetrixieandfamily: real-life-pine-tree: oddeyesarcpendulumdragon: based on a true story I don’t think Fortnite is to blame for kids nowadays not reading… That’s the joke. It’s the authoritarian overbearing parent. He was being sarcastic lol Reminded me of these That violin one hit close to home. I remember doing homework once, asked my grandmother if she was proud of me. “Do some thing for me to be proud of.” That hurt. That comic up there – I witnessed almost that exact scenario. Teacher wanted the kids to all pick books. One kid spots something on the shelf and gets visibly excited. Pulls it out and starts reading. Teacher sees it, snatches it off him and tells him that this is a book for 8 year olds (the kid was 15ish) and tells him to get a book more appropriate for his age. Kid slouches around the shelves for about 10 minutes, finally picks up a book at random and sits in his chair tucking the edges of each page into the binding to make that looped-page look. He didn’t read a word. He sat there and did this to his book for the remainder of the reading session: He had been genuinely excited about the 8 year old book he’d picked up. It was a new one in a series he used to read as a younger kid. He’d been actively sitting and reading, and then he was embarrassed in front of his classmates, told off for reading a kids book, and voila. He lost all enthusiasm for reading anything else that day. What’s worse? That kid had been hit by a car like a year and a half earlier. Severe brain trauma. Had to re-learn a lot of basic things, like how to speak and how to read. An 8 year old book would have been perfect for him. Easy enough to read that it would have helped rebuild his confidence in his own reading ability. A book meant for 15/16 years olds? A lot harder to read than a book for 8 year olds. Especially if you’re recovering from a relatively recent brain injury. And yeah, the teacher knew all about his brain injury, and the recovery. He just seemed go be of the opinion that the kid was 15, so he should be reading books for 15 year olds, irrespective of brain injury. Reading this thread I’m reminded of Daniel Pennae’s The Rights of the Reader, which can be found in a lot of bookshops and school libraries:  The child speaking at the bottom in Quentin Blake’s distinctive spiky handwriting is saying ‘10 rights, 1 warning: Don’t make fun of people who don’t read - or they never will’
Being Sarcastic: mighty-meerkat:
bundibird:

kaldicuct:

vaporwavevocap:

draconic-duelist:

ranty9000:

askshadetrixieandfamily:


real-life-pine-tree:


oddeyesarcpendulumdragon:
based on a true story


I don’t think Fortnite is to blame for kids nowadays not reading…



That’s the joke. It’s the authoritarian overbearing parent.



 He was being sarcastic lol

Reminded me of these

That violin one hit close to home.



I remember doing homework once, asked my grandmother if she was proud of me. “Do some thing for me to be proud of.” That hurt. 



That comic up  there – I witnessed almost that exact scenario. Teacher wanted the kids to all pick books. One kid spots something on the shelf and gets visibly excited. Pulls it out and starts reading. Teacher sees it, snatches it off him and tells him that this is a book for 8 year olds (the kid was 15ish) and tells him to get a book more appropriate for his age. Kid slouches around the shelves for about 10 minutes, finally picks up a book at random and sits in his chair tucking the edges of each page into the binding to make that looped-page look. He didn’t read a word. He sat there and did this to his book for the remainder of the reading session: 
He had been genuinely excited about the 8 year old book he’d picked up. It was a new one in a series he used to read as a younger kid. He’d been actively sitting and reading, and then he was embarrassed in front of his classmates, told off for reading a kids book, and voila. He lost all enthusiasm for reading anything else that day. 
What’s worse? That kid had been hit by a car like a year and a half earlier. Severe brain trauma. Had to re-learn a lot of basic things, like how to speak and how to read.
An 8 year old book would have been perfect for him. Easy enough to read that it would have helped rebuild his confidence in his own reading ability. A book meant for 15/16 years olds? A lot harder to read than a book for 8 year olds. Especially if you’re recovering from a relatively recent brain injury. 
And yeah, the teacher knew all about his brain injury, and the recovery. He just seemed go be of the opinion that the kid was 15, so he should be reading books for 15 year olds, irrespective of brain injury. 

Reading this thread I’m reminded of Daniel Pennae’s The Rights of the Reader, which can be found in a lot of bookshops and school libraries: 
The child speaking at the bottom in Quentin Blake’s distinctive spiky handwriting is saying ‘10 rights, 1 warning: Don’t make fun of people who don’t read - or they never will’

mighty-meerkat: bundibird: kaldicuct: vaporwavevocap: draconic-duelist: ranty9000: askshadetrixieandfamily: real-life-pine-tree:...

Being Sarcastic: Friendly to the point that you become suspicious of their intent. 1. Americans generally are more confident in the way they present themselves, most other countries tend to be more reserved. Walk into a room full of different nationalities, l guarantee the American person will be the first to introduce themselves. It's a confidence thing, and I admire it. 2. 3. When they use the imperial system. 4. Wearing sneakers with anything 5. Big smiles, firm handshakes Using big adjectives generously ("Wow, your aunt's kidney stones sound awesome!" or "This Euroshopper beer tastes great!") 6. Mostly it's the 'prepared for anything' look they have about them (fanny pack, backpack bottled water, camera pouch) compared to various other tourists Asians tend to herd together for safety, while Europeans vary between blend-right-in Scandinavian to designer-brands-everywhere French and traffic-laws-are-for-others Italian. But Americans are the only ones who seem to view a perfectly civilized, modern city like some kind of uncharted jungle that doesn't have places to shelter in the rain or buy cheap bottled water. 7. They say 'great' and are not being sarcastic. I can't even begin to imagine making a sentence where great actually means great. 8. 9. Constant clapping. Being surprised about the topless models on page 3. 10. Speaking as a former barman or "bartender" as American customers would say... tipping! No British person will ever tip a barman. l'll occasionally get bought a drink by drunk ladies or gents, but Brits actually giving me money for doing a job that I was already being paid for? Never happened. I would listen for American accents (which were easy to hear due to their natural loudness) and immediately serve them next. 11. Americans describe distances in driving time, as opposed to miles or kilometers. 12. The dead giveaway is when they call you "honey" or "sweetie" or "darling" 13. 14. North face jackets. Everywhere. Incredibly loud but incredibly friendly. Very often you can hear them before you see them 15. theultimatepumpkinpie: notasupersaiyan-yet: built2bulk: berserkerjerk: pr1nceshawn: Giveaways that someone is American, as told by non-Americans. Accurate. This is oddly comforting. Idk why I was expecting a list of negative shit We do do these things a lot and it’s so nice to hear them in a positive light because so often I feel like we’re hated on. Never in my life have I had someone from another country call us friendly. They always say we’re loud and obnoxious (not that that’s not true, it often can be). It’s such a relief to hear something else.
Being Sarcastic: Friendly to the point that you become
 suspicious of their intent.
 1.
 Americans generally are more confident in the
 way they present themselves, most other
 countries tend to be more reserved. Walk into
 a room full of different nationalities, l
 guarantee the American person will be the
 first to introduce themselves. It's a confidence
 thing, and I admire it.
 2.
 3.
 When they use the imperial system.
 4.
 Wearing sneakers with anything
 5.
 Big smiles, firm handshakes
 Using big adjectives generously ("Wow, your
 aunt's kidney stones sound awesome!" or
 "This Euroshopper beer tastes great!")
 6.
 Mostly it's the 'prepared for anything' look
 they have about them (fanny pack, backpack
 bottled water, camera pouch) compared to
 various other tourists Asians tend to herd
 together for safety, while Europeans vary
 between blend-right-in Scandinavian to
 designer-brands-everywhere French and
 traffic-laws-are-for-others Italian. But
 Americans are the only ones who seem to
 view a perfectly civilized, modern city like
 some kind of uncharted jungle that doesn't
 have places to shelter in the rain or buy cheap
 bottled water.
 7.

 They say 'great' and are not being sarcastic. I
 can't even begin to imagine making a sentence
 where great actually means great.
 8.
 9. Constant clapping.
 Being surprised about the topless models
 on page 3.
 10.
 Speaking as a former barman or
 "bartender" as American customers would
 say... tipping! No British person will ever tip a
 barman. l'll occasionally get bought a drink by
 drunk ladies or gents, but Brits actually giving
 me money for doing a job that I was already
 being paid for? Never happened. I would listen
 for American accents (which were easy to hear
 due to their natural loudness) and
 immediately serve them next.
 11.
 Americans describe distances in driving
 time, as opposed to miles or kilometers.
 12.
 The dead giveaway is when they call you
 "honey" or "sweetie" or "darling"
 13.
 14.
 North face jackets. Everywhere.
 Incredibly loud but incredibly friendly.
 Very often you can hear them before you see
 them
 15.
theultimatepumpkinpie:

notasupersaiyan-yet:

built2bulk:

berserkerjerk:

pr1nceshawn:

Giveaways that someone is American, as told by non-Americans.

Accurate.

This is oddly comforting.

Idk why I was expecting a list of negative shit

We do do these things a lot and it’s so nice to hear them in a positive light because so often I feel like we’re hated on. Never in my life have I had someone from another country call us friendly. They always say we’re loud and obnoxious (not that that’s not true, it often can be). It’s such a relief to hear something else.

theultimatepumpkinpie: notasupersaiyan-yet: built2bulk: berserkerjerk: pr1nceshawn: Giveaways that someone is American, as told by n...

Being Sarcastic: <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175278281854/redbloodedamerica-skepticphantom-chuckmanx" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/175278206032/skepticphantom-chuckmanx-tatertitans" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://skepticphantom.tumblr.com/post/175263174149/chuckmanx-tatertitans-lgbtlaughs-a-bakery" class="tumblr_blog">skepticphantom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://chuckmanx.tumblr.com/post/166060039899/tatertitans-lgbtlaughs-a-bakery-is-facing" class="tumblr_blog">chuckmanx</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tatertitans.tumblr.com/post/109117721187/lgbtlaughs-a-bakery-is-facing-legal">tatertitans</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lgbtlaughs.tumblr.com/post/109100071760/a-bakery-is-facing-legal-action-because-it-refused">lgbtlaughs</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/22/bakery-accused-of-religious-discrimination-for-refusing-to-write-anti-gay-message-on-cake-5032529/"><strong>A bakery is facing legal action because it refused to write anti-gay comments on a cake for a customer</strong></a></p> <p>The customer bringing the claim against Azucar Bakery in Denver, Colorado, says he was the victim of ‘religious discrimination’ because they wouldn’t adorn cakes with the words ‘God hates gays’, and draw a picture of two men holding hands with a red cross above it.</p> <p>Owner Marjorie Silva called the requests of Bill Jack ‘discriminatory and hateful’ and refused to decorate the cakes, saying: ‘We never refuse service. We did feel that it was not right for us to write hateful words or pictures against human beings.’</p> <p>She did, however, offer to make Mr Jack the cakes and sell him some icing so her could decorate them himself.</p> <p>Mr Jack was not satisfied with this response, telling a local news station he was being ‘discriminated against by the bakery based on my creed’.</p> <p>He has filed a complaint with the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which have now placed the bakery under investigation, and could refer the complaint to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission if they feel that Mr Jack was being discriminated against.</p> <p>Mr Jack is the head of the Worldview Academy, an organisation that exists to help people ‘think and live in accord with a Biblical worldview’.</p> <p>Since the incident Ms Silva has received praise and support from people throughout the world who have contacted her via email.</p> </blockquote> <p>Guys please spread this, I live here and I love this cake shop so much and would hate to see it get closed for something like this. The cakes there are absolutely phenomenal, and they even have gay and lesbian wedding cake toppers, and is the only cake store that has those in all of Denver, Golden, and Lakewood. Please don’t let this cake shop close.</p> </blockquote> <p>Friendly Christian Reminder:<br/></p> <p>Saying “God Hates” is a violation of most of the New Testament. See also John 3:16-17, for starters. Numerous mentions of “God is love”.</p> <p>Saying that you are without sin is a bold-faced lie; see Psalm 130 and Romans 3:20.</p> <p>Passing judgement onto another person is a no-no; see Mathew 7:1-5.</p> <p>Loving thy neighbor is one of the two most important commandments; Mark 12:31.</p> <p>And that your ‘neighbor’ isn’t always another Christian; see Luke 10:25-37.</p> <p><br/></p> <p>In short, stop using my religion to justify you being an ass-hat, Ass-hat.</p> </blockquote> <p style="">Guess we come full circle now. <br/></p> <p>think <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mhaiNKeZ_RViwScgQtvf7CQ">@redbloodedamerica</a> gave a scenario like this as a counter example while back.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I can’t believe this <a href="https://mediaassets.thedenverchannel.com/document/2015/04/23/Jack_Williams_V_Azucar_Bakery_17228465_ver1.0.pdf">actually happened</a>.  This bigot should bake that cake.  How dare she discriminate…</p> </blockquote> <p>No, she shouldn’t. She should have the right to refuse service. And so should anyone who doesn’t want to bake a gay wedding cake. <br/></p></blockquote> <p>Pretty sure he was being sarcastic.</p>
Being Sarcastic: <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175278281854/redbloodedamerica-skepticphantom-chuckmanx" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/175278206032/skepticphantom-chuckmanx-tatertitans" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://skepticphantom.tumblr.com/post/175263174149/chuckmanx-tatertitans-lgbtlaughs-a-bakery" class="tumblr_blog">skepticphantom</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://chuckmanx.tumblr.com/post/166060039899/tatertitans-lgbtlaughs-a-bakery-is-facing" class="tumblr_blog">chuckmanx</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://tatertitans.tumblr.com/post/109117721187/lgbtlaughs-a-bakery-is-facing-legal">tatertitans</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://lgbtlaughs.tumblr.com/post/109100071760/a-bakery-is-facing-legal-action-because-it-refused">lgbtlaughs</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/22/bakery-accused-of-religious-discrimination-for-refusing-to-write-anti-gay-message-on-cake-5032529/"><strong>A bakery is facing legal action because it refused to write anti-gay comments on a cake for a customer</strong></a></p>
<p>The customer bringing the claim against Azucar Bakery in Denver, Colorado, says he was the victim of ‘religious discrimination’ because they wouldn’t adorn cakes with the words ‘God hates gays’, and draw a picture of two men holding hands with a red cross above it.</p>
<p>Owner Marjorie Silva called the requests of Bill Jack ‘discriminatory and hateful’ and refused to decorate the cakes, saying: ‘We never refuse service. We did feel that it was not right for us to write hateful words or pictures against human beings.’</p>
<p>She did, however, offer to make Mr Jack the cakes and sell him some icing so her could decorate them himself.</p>
<p>Mr Jack was not satisfied with this response, telling a local news station he was being ‘discriminated against by the bakery based on my creed’.</p>
<p>He has filed a complaint with the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which have now placed the bakery under investigation, and could refer the complaint to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission if they feel that Mr Jack was being discriminated against.</p>
<p>Mr Jack is the head of the Worldview Academy, an organisation that exists to help people ‘think and live in accord with a Biblical worldview’.</p>
<p>Since the incident Ms Silva has received praise and support from people throughout the world who have contacted her via email.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Guys please spread this, I live here and I love this cake shop so much and would hate to see it get closed for something like this. The cakes there are absolutely phenomenal, and they even have gay and lesbian wedding cake toppers, and is the only cake store that has those in all of Denver, Golden, and Lakewood. Please don’t let this cake shop close.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Friendly Christian Reminder:<br/></p>
<p>Saying “God Hates” is a violation of most of the New Testament. See also John 3:16-17, for starters. Numerous mentions of “God is love”.</p>
<p>Saying that you are without sin is a bold-faced lie; see Psalm 130 and Romans 3:20.</p>
<p>Passing judgement onto another person is a no-no; see Mathew 7:1-5.</p>
<p>Loving thy neighbor is one of the two most important commandments; Mark 12:31.</p>
<p>And that your ‘neighbor’ isn’t always another Christian; see Luke 10:25-37.</p>
<p><br/></p>
<p>In short, stop using my religion to justify you being an ass-hat, Ass-hat.</p>
</blockquote>
<p style="">Guess we come full circle now. <br/></p>
<p>think <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mhaiNKeZ_RViwScgQtvf7CQ">@redbloodedamerica</a> gave a scenario like this as a counter example while back.<br/></p>
</blockquote>
<p>I can’t believe this <a href="https://mediaassets.thedenverchannel.com/document/2015/04/23/Jack_Williams_V_Azucar_Bakery_17228465_ver1.0.pdf">actually happened</a>.  This bigot should bake that cake.  How dare she discriminate…</p>
</blockquote>
<p>No, she shouldn’t. She should have the right to refuse service. And so should anyone who doesn’t want to bake a gay wedding cake. <br/></p></blockquote>

<p>Pretty sure he was being sarcastic.</p>

<p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/175278281854/redbloodedamerica-skepticphantom-chuckmanx" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>...

Being Sarcastic: 15 Dead Giveaways That Somebody Is American, As Told Bv Non-Americans. Friendly to the point that you become suspicious of their intent 1. Americans generally are more confident in the way they present themselves, most other countries tend to be more reserved. Walk into a room full of different nationalities, I guarantee the American person will be the first to introduce themselves. It's a confidence thing, and I admire it. 2. 3. When they use the imperial system. 4. Wearing sneakers with anything 5. Big smiles, firm handshakes Using big adjectives generously ("Wow, your aunt's kidney stones sound awesome!" or "This Euroshopper beer tastes great!") 6. Mostly it's the 'prepared for anything' look they have about them (fanny pack, backpack, bottled water, camera pouch) compared to various other tourists Asians tend to herd together for safety, while Europeans vary between blend-right-in Scandinavian to designer-brands-everywhere French and traffic-laws-are-for-others Italian. But Americans are the only ones who seem to view a perfectly civilized, modern city like some kind of uncharted jungle that doesn't have places to shelter in the rain or buy cheap bottled water. 7. 8. They say 'great' and are not being sarcastic. I can't even begin to imagine making a sentence where great actually means great. 9. Constant clapping Being surprised about the topless models on page 3. 10. Speaking as a former barman or "bartender" as American customers would say... tipping! No British person will ever tip a barman. I'll occasionally get bought a drink by drunk ladies or gents, but Brits actually giving me money for doing a job that I was already being paid for? Never happened. I would listen for American accents (which were easy to hear due to their natural loudness) and immediately serve them next. 11. Americans describe distances in driving time, as opposed to miles or kilometers. 12. The dead giveaway is when they call you "honey" or "sweetie" or "darling". 13. 14. North face jackets. Everywhere. Incredibly loud but incredibly friendly Very often you can hear them before you see them 15. srsfunny:We Do Love Americans
Being Sarcastic: 15 Dead Giveaways That
 Somebody Is American,
 As Told Bv Non-Americans.
 Friendly to the point that you become
 suspicious of their intent
 1.
 Americans generally are more confident in the
 way they present themselves, most other
 countries tend to be more reserved. Walk into
 a room full of different nationalities, I
 guarantee the American person will be the
 first to introduce themselves. It's a confidence
 thing, and I admire it.
 2.
 3.
 When they use the imperial system.
 4.
 Wearing sneakers with anything
 5.
 Big smiles, firm handshakes
 Using big adjectives generously ("Wow, your
 aunt's kidney stones sound awesome!" or
 "This Euroshopper beer tastes great!")
 6.
 Mostly it's the 'prepared for anything' look
 they have about them (fanny pack, backpack,
 bottled water, camera pouch) compared to
 various other tourists Asians tend to herd
 together for safety, while Europeans vary
 between blend-right-in Scandinavian to
 designer-brands-everywhere French and
 traffic-laws-are-for-others Italian. But
 Americans are the only ones who seem to
 view a perfectly civilized, modern city like
 some kind of uncharted jungle that doesn't
 have places to shelter in the rain or buy cheap
 bottled water.
 7.
 8. They say 'great' and are not being sarcastic. I
 can't even begin to imagine making a sentence
 where great actually means great.
 9. Constant clapping
 Being surprised about the topless models
 on page 3.
 10.
 Speaking as a former barman or
 "bartender" as American customers would
 say... tipping! No British person will ever tip a
 barman. I'll occasionally get bought a drink by
 drunk ladies or gents, but Brits actually giving
 me money for doing a job that I was already
 being paid for? Never happened. I would listen
 for American accents (which were easy to hear
 due to their natural loudness) and
 immediately serve them next.
 11.
 Americans describe distances in driving
 time, as opposed to miles or kilometers.
 12.
 The dead giveaway is when they call you
 "honey" or "sweetie" or "darling".
 13.
 14.
 North face jackets. Everywhere.
 Incredibly loud but incredibly friendly
 Very often you can hear them before you see
 them
 15.
srsfunny:We Do Love Americans

srsfunny:We Do Love Americans

Being Sarcastic: Friendly to the point that you become suspicious of their intent. 1. Americans generally are more confident in the way they present themselves, most other countries tend to be more reserved. Walk into a room full of different nationalities, l guarantee the American person will be the first to introduce themselves. It's a confidence thing, and I admire it. 2. 3. When they use the imperial system. 4. Wearing sneakers with anything 5. Big smiles, firm handshakes Using big adjectives generously ("Wow, your aunt's kidney stones sound awesome!" or "This Euroshopper beer tastes great!") 6. Mostly it's the 'prepared for anything' look they have about them (fanny pack, backpack bottled water, camera pouch) compared to various other tourists Asians tend to herd together for safety, while Europeans vary between blend-right-in Scandinavian to designer-brands-everywhere French and traffic-laws-are-for-others Italian. But Americans are the only ones who seem to view a perfectly civilized, modern city like some kind of uncharted jungle that doesn't have places to shelter in the rain or buy cheap bottled water. 7. They say 'great' and are not being sarcastic. I can't even begin to imagine making a sentence where great actually means great. 8. 9. Constant clapping. Being surprised about the topless models on page 3. 10. Speaking as a former barman or "bartender" as American customers would say... tipping! No British person will ever tip a barman. l'll occasionally get bought a drink by drunk ladies or gents, but Brits actually giving me money for doing a job that I was already being paid for? Never happened. I would listen for American accents (which were easy to hear due to their natural loudness) and immediately serve them next. 11. Americans describe distances in driving time, as opposed to miles or kilometers. 12. The dead giveaway is when they call you "honey" or "sweetie" or "darling" 13. 14. North face jackets. Everywhere. Incredibly loud but incredibly friendly. Very often you can hear them before you see them 15. strixus: acavatica: fairkid-forever: kkatkkrap: dfwm: mymindsecho: pr1nceshawn: Giveaways that someone is American, as told by non-Americans. Americans tag yourself: I’m friendly to the point that your suspicious of my intent mixed with calling you sweetie, darling, honey, etc. im the barman I’m “easy to hear due to their natural loudness.” I’m “they say great without being sarcastic” I’m “uses big adjectives generously.” I’m #7 even in my own city.
Being Sarcastic: Friendly to the point that you become
 suspicious of their intent.
 1.
 Americans generally are more confident in the
 way they present themselves, most other
 countries tend to be more reserved. Walk into
 a room full of different nationalities, l
 guarantee the American person will be the
 first to introduce themselves. It's a confidence
 thing, and I admire it.
 2.
 3.
 When they use the imperial system.
 4.
 Wearing sneakers with anything
 5.
 Big smiles, firm handshakes
 Using big adjectives generously ("Wow, your
 aunt's kidney stones sound awesome!" or
 "This Euroshopper beer tastes great!")
 6.
 Mostly it's the 'prepared for anything' look
 they have about them (fanny pack, backpack
 bottled water, camera pouch) compared to
 various other tourists Asians tend to herd
 together for safety, while Europeans vary
 between blend-right-in Scandinavian to
 designer-brands-everywhere French and
 traffic-laws-are-for-others Italian. But
 Americans are the only ones who seem to
 view a perfectly civilized, modern city like
 some kind of uncharted jungle that doesn't
 have places to shelter in the rain or buy cheap
 bottled water.
 7.

 They say 'great' and are not being sarcastic. I
 can't even begin to imagine making a sentence
 where great actually means great.
 8.
 9. Constant clapping.
 Being surprised about the topless models
 on page 3.
 10.
 Speaking as a former barman or
 "bartender" as American customers would
 say... tipping! No British person will ever tip a
 barman. l'll occasionally get bought a drink by
 drunk ladies or gents, but Brits actually giving
 me money for doing a job that I was already
 being paid for? Never happened. I would listen
 for American accents (which were easy to hear
 due to their natural loudness) and
 immediately serve them next.
 11.
 Americans describe distances in driving
 time, as opposed to miles or kilometers.
 12.
 The dead giveaway is when they call you
 "honey" or "sweetie" or "darling"
 13.
 14.
 North face jackets. Everywhere.
 Incredibly loud but incredibly friendly.
 Very often you can hear them before you see
 them
 15.
strixus:

acavatica:

fairkid-forever:

kkatkkrap:

dfwm:

mymindsecho:

pr1nceshawn:

Giveaways that someone is American, as told by non-Americans.

Americans tag yourself: I’m friendly to the point that your suspicious of my intent mixed with calling you sweetie, darling, honey, etc.

im the barman

I’m “easy to hear due to their natural loudness.”

I’m “they say great without being sarcastic”

I’m “uses big adjectives generously.”

I’m #7 even in my own city.

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Being Sarcastic: AN Cause it's not their future <p><a href="http://crime-she-typed.tumblr.com/post/117073430709/femmelillies-catgotyoururl-kaiserneko" class="tumblr_blog">crime-she-typed</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://femmelillies.tumblr.com/post/100007807132/catgotyoururl-kaiserneko" class="tumblr_blog">femmelillies</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://catgotyoururl.tumblr.com/post/99962210556/kaiserneko-phoenixresurrected-chachibetch" class="tumblr_blog">catgotyoururl</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://kaiserneko.tumblr.com/post/99946476390/phoenixresurrected-chachibetch-heavy" class="tumblr_blog">kaiserneko</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://phoenixresurrected.tumblr.com/post/99628828082/chachibetch-heavy-heavy-woah" class="tumblr_blog">phoenixresurrected</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://chachibetch.tumblr.com/post/99585991392/heavy-heavy" class="tumblr_blog">chachibetch</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Heavy…. heavy,</p> </blockquote> <p>Woah</p> </blockquote> <p>… There’s a very important conversation to be had there.</p> </blockquote> <p><b>If this is being brought up shouldn’t we also addressing the age of the politicians in places of power tho?</b></p> </blockquote> <p><b>^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^</b></p> </blockquote> <p>NEVER LET THIS POST DIE</p> </blockquote> <p>Actually this post should absolutely die because it’s the shittiest and stupidest thing I’ve ever read.</p> The original speaker was being sarcastic, but I don&rsquo;t think anybody above me is.
Being Sarcastic: AN
 Cause it's not their future
<p><a href="http://crime-she-typed.tumblr.com/post/117073430709/femmelillies-catgotyoururl-kaiserneko" class="tumblr_blog">crime-she-typed</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://femmelillies.tumblr.com/post/100007807132/catgotyoururl-kaiserneko" class="tumblr_blog">femmelillies</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="http://catgotyoururl.tumblr.com/post/99962210556/kaiserneko-phoenixresurrected-chachibetch" class="tumblr_blog">catgotyoururl</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://kaiserneko.tumblr.com/post/99946476390/phoenixresurrected-chachibetch-heavy" class="tumblr_blog">kaiserneko</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://phoenixresurrected.tumblr.com/post/99628828082/chachibetch-heavy-heavy-woah" class="tumblr_blog">phoenixresurrected</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://chachibetch.tumblr.com/post/99585991392/heavy-heavy" class="tumblr_blog">chachibetch</a>:</p>
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<p>Heavy…. heavy,</p>
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<p>Woah</p>
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<p>… There’s a very important conversation to be had there.</p>
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<p><b>If this is being brought up shouldn’t we also addressing the age of the politicians in places of power tho?</b></p>
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<p><b>^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^</b></p>
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<p>NEVER LET THIS POST DIE</p>
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<p>Actually this post should absolutely die because it’s the shittiest and stupidest thing I’ve ever read.</p> The original speaker was being sarcastic, but I don&rsquo;t think anybody above me is.

<p><a href="http://crime-she-typed.tumblr.com/post/117073430709/femmelillies-catgotyoururl-kaiserneko" class="tumblr_blog">crime-she-type...

Being Sarcastic: 2/4/2014 16:44:09 <p><a href="http://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/147625955347/chrisray-the-lariat-king-angryinkeddrunk" class="tumblr_blog">libertybill</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://chrisray-the-lariat-king.tumblr.com/post/147625809935/angryinkeddrunk-kamiyu910-kweyolgoddess" class="tumblr_blog">chrisray-the-lariat-king</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://angryinkeddrunk.tumblr.com/post/147622110664">angryinkeddrunk</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147620906608">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147620317969">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147620194578">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147619391209">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147619348493">kamiyu910</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147588312939">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-degenerate-slav.tumblr.com/post/147588243235">the-degenerate-slav</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147588225964">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-degenerate-slav.tumblr.com/post/147587931220">the-degenerate-slav</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147587773804">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://onlyplaying.tumblr.com/post/140062159588">onlyplaying</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Wrong Woman Mother Fucker!!!!</p> </blockquote> <p>What is: the sanctity of life </p> <p>I can’t believe someone thought their bag was worth more than someone’s life. Just wow.</p> </blockquote> <p>You know. Things like that are really easy to say in complete hindsight. </p> <p>Personally if someone would try to rob me I’d probably try to avoid even drawing my gun, because nowadays even clear cut self defense cases can land you in jail. This one isn’t, but as I say, better safe than sorry, and only one person knows how he was going to react if she kept struggling.</p> </blockquote> <p>He didn’t even have time to react or even properly notice the gun. That’s ridiculous.</p> </blockquote> <p>Yeah? How much time do you think she had?</p> </blockquote> <p>The entire thing was 6 seconds long. It’s ridiculous that a life could be lost so quickly. Yeah, criminals are shit but jfc their lives don’t need to be taken like that.</p> </blockquote> <p>You have it backwards. </p> <p>The man decided that taking the purse was worth risking his life. He risked his life for a <i>purse</i>. He didn’t think about the consequences of his actions very thoroughly. We always have choices in life, and many times, one wrong choice ends our lives, so we have to be careful what actions we choose, and if we choose to attack someone, then we have forfeited our rights to live if they defend themselves. We have decided the risk is worth it.</p> <p>It is our responsibility to be aware of our consequences, such as driving drunk. If someone drove drunk, crashed, and died, would you be crying about what a horrible loss of life it was and how he wasn’t to blame? Or would you be blaming him for driving drunk? Yes, the loss of life is sad, it’d be great if people stopped doing stupid shit that gets them killed… but humans are… reckless. And other humans feel the need to protect themselves from stupid idiots who think stealing a purse is worth the risk of dying.</p> </blockquote> <p>I honestly think you’re the one that’s got it backwards.</p> </blockquote> <p>Your tags are right, no one should die over a purse. But the criminal made the choice to take that risk. We should not lie down and be victims, we should encourage the idea that being a criminal is going to be a very bad idea.</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh yeah, the US of A with its incredibly high incarceration rates and continuing capital punishment sure knows how to deter criminal activity….</p> </blockquote> <p>I know you’re being sarcastic, but it’s somewhat true. Although the level of overall crime has dropped dramatically in the past 20 years and continues to drop, we do still have problems, and one of the major problems is the media and all the political bullshit they play around with, while cities like Chicago are getting shot up, and the cops are leaving San Bernardino and letting the gangs take over…</p> <p>And that’s another reason we need to be prepared. I refuse to be a victim. If they want to take the chance with me, I will do whatever I can to ensure they do not do it to anyone else. Criminals are <i>far</i> less likely to go after a target if they know they’re armed. This tactic has worked all throughout history, and you can especially see it in Native American tribes who were known for extremely brutal tactics. They did those things to ensure people didn’t want to fuck with them. It also works in nature, hence many of the colors in insects (black and red equals dead) and other defense mechanisms. </p> </blockquote> <p>That guy could have done much worse than just steal her purse as well. Bye bye, robber.</p> </blockquote> <p>That one time victim blaming was ok because of feelings and sanctity and stuff</p></blockquote> <p>OH MY GOD IT’S NOT EVEN REAL</p></blockquote> <p>And even if it was, all these people whining &ldquo;the purse wasn&rsquo;t worth a life!&rdquo; can sit right on the hell down because not only is that a prime example of your precious victim blaming, it also completely ignores the fact that he could&rsquo;ve seriously harmed her in other ways. So much for feminism.</p>
Being Sarcastic: 2/4/2014 16:44:09
<p><a href="http://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/147625955347/chrisray-the-lariat-king-angryinkeddrunk" class="tumblr_blog">libertybill</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="http://chrisray-the-lariat-king.tumblr.com/post/147625809935/angryinkeddrunk-kamiyu910-kweyolgoddess" class="tumblr_blog">chrisray-the-lariat-king</a>:</p>

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147620906608">kamiyu910</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147620317969">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147620194578">kamiyu910</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147619391209">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kamiyu910.tumblr.com/post/147619348493">kamiyu910</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147588312939">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-degenerate-slav.tumblr.com/post/147588243235">the-degenerate-slav</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147588225964">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://the-degenerate-slav.tumblr.com/post/147587931220">the-degenerate-slav</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kweyolgoddess.tumblr.com/post/147587773804">kweyolgoddess</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://onlyplaying.tumblr.com/post/140062159588">onlyplaying</a>:</p>
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<p>Wrong Woman Mother Fucker!!!!</p>
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<p>What is: the sanctity of life </p>
<p>I can’t believe someone thought their bag was worth more than someone’s life. Just wow.</p>
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<p>You know. Things like that are really easy to say in complete hindsight. </p>
<p>Personally if someone would try to rob me I’d probably try to avoid even drawing my gun, because nowadays even clear cut self defense cases can land you in jail. This one isn’t, but as I say, better safe than sorry, and only one person knows how he was going to react if she kept struggling.</p>
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<p>He didn’t even have time to react or even properly notice the gun. That’s ridiculous.</p>
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<p>Yeah? How much time do you think she had?</p>
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<p>The entire thing was 6 seconds long. It’s ridiculous that a life could be lost so quickly. Yeah, criminals are shit but jfc their lives don’t need to be taken like that.</p>
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<p>You have it backwards. </p>
<p>The man decided that taking the purse was worth risking his life. He risked his life for a <i>purse</i>. He didn’t think about the consequences of his actions very thoroughly. We always have choices in life, and many times, one wrong choice ends our lives, so we have to be careful what actions we choose, and if we choose to attack someone, then we have forfeited our rights to live if they defend themselves. We have decided the risk is worth it.</p>
<p>It is our responsibility to be aware of our consequences, such as driving drunk. If someone drove drunk, crashed, and died, would you be crying about what a horrible loss of life it was and how he wasn’t to blame? Or would you be blaming him for driving drunk? Yes, the loss of life is sad, it’d be great if people stopped doing stupid shit that gets them killed… but humans are… reckless. And other humans feel the need to protect themselves from stupid idiots who think stealing a purse is worth the risk of dying.</p>
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<p>I honestly think you’re the one that’s got it backwards.</p>
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<p>Your tags are right, no one should die over a purse. But the criminal made the choice to take that risk. We should not lie down and be victims, we should encourage the idea that being a criminal is going to be a very bad idea.</p>
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<p>Oh yeah, the US of A with its incredibly high incarceration rates and continuing capital punishment sure knows how to deter criminal activity….</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I know you’re being sarcastic, but it’s somewhat true. Although the level of overall crime has dropped dramatically in the past 20 years and continues to drop, we do still have problems, and one of the major problems is the media and all the political bullshit they play around with, while cities like Chicago are getting shot up, and the cops are leaving San Bernardino and letting the gangs take over…</p>
<p>And that’s another reason we need to be prepared. I refuse to be a victim. If they want to take the chance with me, I will do whatever I can to ensure they do not do it to anyone else. Criminals are <i>far</i> less likely to go after a target if they know they’re armed. This tactic has worked all throughout history, and you can especially see it in Native American tribes who were known for extremely brutal tactics. They did those things to ensure people didn’t want to fuck with them. It also works in nature, hence many of the colors in insects (black and red equals dead) and other defense mechanisms. </p>
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<p>That guy could have done much worse than just steal her purse as well. Bye bye, robber.</p>
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<p>That one time victim blaming was ok because of feelings and sanctity and stuff</p></blockquote>

<p>OH MY GOD IT’S NOT EVEN REAL</p></blockquote>

<p>And even if it was, all these people whining &ldquo;the purse wasn&rsquo;t worth a life!&rdquo; can sit right on the hell down because not only is that a prime example of your precious victim blaming, it also completely ignores the fact that he could&rsquo;ve seriously harmed her in other ways. So much for feminism.</p>

<p><a href="http://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/147625955347/chrisray-the-lariat-king-angryinkeddrunk" class="tumblr_blog">libertybill</a>...