We all make fools out of ourselves every now and then. Nobody is safe from that unwelcome sense of anxiety once you realized the thing you just said makes zero sense. But things that leave your mouth, whether IRL or online, do stay there, oftentimes forever.

And there’s a whole corner of Reddit, r/S***AmericansSay, dedicated entirely to the mission of collecting the stupidest, funniest, and sometimes embarrassing cases of people being so convinced they know better when they couldn’t be further away from the truth.

So let’s ready ourselves for the ensued hilarity, ‘cause we are about to have a fair share of it, trust me.

#1

“I Get That Native Americans Are Upset, I Get It”

“I Get That Native Americans Are Upset, I Get It”

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Suzy the observer
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2 months ago

Great answer.

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#2

“Who Was The First Country On Planet Earth To Ban Slavery? That’s Right, America”

“Who Was The First Country On Planet Earth To Ban Slavery? That’s Right, America”

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Watching
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2 months ago

The few, the loud, the uneducated.

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There’s an abundance of scientific evidence that shows humans are poor judges of their own abilities, whether it’s their sense of humor or grammar. In fact, psychologists believe that we are more blind to our own failings than we realize. This idea comes from the 1999 study in which David Dunning and Justin Kruger from Cornell University, New York, tested if people who lack skills and abilities are also more likely to lack awareness of their lack of ability.

#3

You're On The Internet, Which Is American

You're On The Internet, Which Is American

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

The internet has helped us see how much of a total s**t show the USA is... they can't hide behind the propaganda machine we call movies

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#4

America Is The Reason You Have Cars

America Is The Reason You Have Cars

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Star of the world
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2 months ago

oop-

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The results of the tests led the authors to the interpretation that accurately assessing one's skill level relies on some of the same core abilities as actually performing that skill. It led them to the conclusion that the least competent maybe suffering a double deficit.

#5

Should Ask Them If Jews Matter Too

Should Ask Them If Jews Matter Too

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Downunderdude
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice comeback.

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#6

Well Allocated Funds

Well Allocated Funds

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Rick
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2 months ago

That’s an official Twitter account? Good god.

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“Not only are they incompetent, but they lack the mental tools to judge their own incompetence,” Kruger and Dunning thought. During the course of four individual tests run on participants, the scientists discovered that “People who scored in the lowest percentiles on tests of grammar, humor, and logic also tended to dramatically overestimate how well they had performed (their actual test scores placed them in the 12th percentile, but they estimated that their performance placed them in the 62nd percentile).”

#7

Pridemonth

Pridemonth

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Cath Homer
Community Member
2 months ago

Homosexuality is illegal in Liberia. Maybe it was deliberate? *reaching*

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#8

'People Who Leave Their Phones Set To Military Time Are War Criminals'

'People Who Leave Their Phones Set To Military Time Are War Criminals'

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

I was older than I would EVER care to publicly admit when I learned that “military time” I often heard referred was not some secret, complicated way of working out the time you’re only privy to having served in the army but simply the reading of a 24 hour clock.

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Dunning shared his impressions in an article for Pacific Standard: "In many cases, incompetence does not leave people disoriented, perplexed, or cautious. Instead, the incompetent are often blessed with an inappropriate confidence, buoyed by something that feels to them like knowledge." The phenomenon is known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect and most of us have surely encountered numerous cases of it in real life.

#9

Go To Panama, This Is America

Go To Panama, This Is America

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

I would be tempted to argue that THIS is the virtual, borderless world....

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#10

How Do You Prevent People From Jumping Off Like Idiots?

How Do You Prevent People From Jumping Off Like Idiots?

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

W H A T

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#11

“More People Use Imperial Than Metric”

“More People Use Imperial Than Metric”

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

So many (american) bubbles need to be burst...

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#12

“He Is (Your President)”

“He Is (Your President)”

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Joanne O'Brien
Community Member
2 months ago

Uno reverse card!

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#13

People Engaging Me In German Because I Look German

People Engaging Me In German Because I Look German

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Marianne
Community Member
2 months ago

Hello Captain Obvious!

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#14

The Ambulance Is Not Your Taxi To The Hospital

The Ambulance Is Not Your Taxi To The Hospital

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

lmaoooo "sir"

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#15

Where Does It Say In The Constitution Or Any Of The Amendments That Eating Is A Human Right?

Where Does It Say In The Constitution Or Any Of The Amendments That Eating Is A Human Right?

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

w o w why am i not surprised

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#16

"More People Know About Our Smallest State Vermont Then The Amsterdam"

"More People Know About Our Smallest State Vermont Then The Amsterdam"

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

"SHUT UP ! DON'T PROVE ME WRONG YOU FILTHY INFERIOR FOREIGNER!!!!!"

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#17

“We Will Never Rewrite The Constitution”

“We Will Never Rewrite The Constitution”

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Gemma
Community Member
2 months ago

She seems to have forgotten the meaning of "amendment".

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#18

Your Haircuts Are Un-American

Your Haircuts Are Un-American

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

I do not get it. Is "un-american" a bad thing ?

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#19

Wishing "Evil" On A Country Is Pretty Mean

Wishing "Evil" On A Country Is Pretty Mean

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ITS ME AGAIN
Community Member
2 months ago

lol

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#20

Hmmmmmmm

Hmmmmmmm

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Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

Sure, just like "america" celebrates other countries' independence day 🙄

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#21

I Am Confused Is There A Rome In Italy?

I Am Confused Is There A Rome In Italy?

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housea
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2 months ago

Wait until they find out there’s a country called Georgia

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#22

Why Is Munich Spelled "München" On Signs In Germany?

Why Is Munich Spelled "München" On Signs In Germany?

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Marianne
Community Member
2 months ago

Munich citizen here. I can confirm that we do, in fact, write signs in our own language. We are crazy people!

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#23

“...your Hip Would Break Because Their Medical Staff Is Garage...”

“...your Hip Would Break Because Their Medical Staff Is Garage...”

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

I know people who have travelled to other countries to get medical/dental care because the air fair and other expenses plus cost of treatment were cheaper than in US. It is literally true.

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#24

Do You Guys Have Refrigerators?

Do You Guys Have Refrigerators?

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James016
Community Member
2 months ago

I keep mine on the roof as the air is slightly cooler up there

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#25

"Offended By Our Patriotism, Wattpad Girl?"

"Offended By Our Patriotism, Wattpad Girl?"

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

America! We get our embarrassment firsthand!

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#26

The Titanic Is Just A Movie, Right?

The Titanic Is Just A Movie, Right?

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

Canadians also think Star Wars was completely made up so I wouldn’t worry too much about what they think.

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#27

Can’t Compare Those Other Cities To The Us

Can’t Compare Those Other Cities To The Us

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

DID SHE SAY CITIES

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#28

“I Am In Rhode Island”. “Nice, Ever Been To The USA Before”?

“I Am In Rhode Island”. “Nice, Ever Been To The USA Before”?

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

actually i havent, whats it like? *obvious sarcasm*

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#29

Biden's America

Biden's America

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

*Random person falls down in Greece* “Biden’s America”.

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#30

"At Least American Toilets Aren't Just Holes In The Ground"

"At Least American Toilets Aren't Just Holes In The Ground"

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

Doesn't Angel Merkel just pee in the Spree ? Doesn't the queen's butler empty her chamber pot in the Thames every morning ?

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#31

What Does He Care? He's Not A Us Citizen, He's Not Effected

What Does He Care? He's Not A Us Citizen, He's Not Effected

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I didn’t realise that the US was global, oh wait, they do have the World Series which only the US plays in. so I guess it makes sense lol.

Michelle Orwin
Community Member
2 months ago

I am so glad I am not the only one who thinks the 'world series' is ridiculous

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

no

ProbablyIsaac
Community Member
2 months ago

n o

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Fish Boden
Community Member
2 months ago

*affected

giovanna
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm not a native in English and apparently I knew this better than the native who wrote the post (self high-five)

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

To write such a pile of crap, it takes being twice stupid : first you need to think that only the USA are affected by global warming, second you need to assume that other people are so self-centered they do not care about problems which do not impact them personally.

YoChicken
Community Member
2 months ago

Thrice stupid. They used effected instead of affected.

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PiscesMama
Community Member
2 months ago

There’s a lot to unpack there...

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 months ago

Like how he's also not a Pisces either? I mean, just about as relevant.

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YoChicken
Community Member
2 months ago

OH MY GOD IDIOT. ITS AFFECTED.

lunar eclipse
Community Member
2 months ago

*affected

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
2 months ago

affected

Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

Americans really think the world ends where they are

Full of Giggles
Community Member
2 months ago

No. No we don’t. This is why I hate these type of articles. You all assume every American is exactly like the ones being mocked. In reality, most Americans are actually well informed about life outside our borders.

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MangleTangle
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Everyone is affected by global warming. Did you miss the global part?

LesAnimaux
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh this is just perfect. G L O B A L... I can't even fathom the stupidity. As if there is nothing outside the USA. Oh lord.

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
2 months ago

That maybe why they have flat earthers?

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Random Anon
Community Member
2 months ago

What's there not to understand about GLOBAL warming? It ain't LOCAL warming is it now?

Fall Out Genderfluid
Community Member
2 months ago

Didn't even spell affected right either.

Aurelia!
Community Member
2 months ago

THIS. IS. WHY. WE. NEED. TO. FIX. OUR. EDUCATION. SYSTEM.

Makabert Abylons
Community Member
2 months ago

And healthcare, and food, and so on... if usa would just stop warmongering over oil you could have great education, healthcare, food....

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Jacqueline Mak
Community Member
2 months ago

Jaws dropped for the 2nd time

Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

This comment has so much truth in it as to why fighting global problems does not work. The bitter truth is that political readers just have the same attitude.

Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 months ago

Well.... I thing Germany does a decent job....

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May Day
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2 months ago

"Global" was a hint

Luuta
Community Member
2 months ago

Doh. America is the entire planet!

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
2 months ago

A. Global. Global warming and climate change - he is a global citizen... B. Affected.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
2 months ago

no wonder so many people are in denial....the stupidity is winning

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
2 months ago

It really is all about them, isn't it!!!

Jane Dorothy Warner
Community Member
2 months ago

The word is 'affected'.

Lyone Fein
Community Member
2 months ago

affected

DetongLhamo
Community Member
2 months ago

🤦‍♀️

Paloma Vita
Community Member
2 months ago

What?! How much of a navel-gazer do you have to be to think climate change is not a planet-wide issue? (and that's "affected", you twit.)

Meami
Community Member
2 months ago

must have missed the "global" in global warming.

Noelle (they/she)
Community Member
2 months ago

*affected

Violet Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

"Affected"

Iso
Community Member
2 months ago

GLOBAL warming but yeah sure only the american am i right?

Santhe van der Meulen
Community Member
2 months ago

Seriously???

Joe Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

You are too stupid to be human..which is why they made you an American.

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah because obviously GLOBAL warming only affects USA. (God sometimes I wish...) can we just have the smart and hardworking people from USA evacuate beforehand

François Carré
Community Member
2 months ago

Apparently "global" is just a synonym of "American".

Hollysmom
Community Member
2 months ago

OK ??????

I I
Community Member
2 months ago

really ??? wow do these people dress them selves in the morning ?????

Curry on...
Community Member
2 months ago

affected, effected, tomato, toMAtoe --- yeah, all the same.

Alvin Rendell
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait, what?

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
2 months ago

Idiots like this person are why it's nearly too late to do anything about global warming.

Jill Bussey
Community Member
2 months ago

*affected.

Bongo Cat
Community Member
2 months ago

How stupid can people be?

A Random Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Likewise, Rod's brain is not affected (not effected) by your stupidity.

Kristen Brouillette
Community Member
2 months ago

Um that’s not how that works. It’s the whole 🌎 doesn’t just affect on place hence the global part.

Christine
Community Member
2 months ago

Anyone else think that was a pic of Colonel Sanders for minute?

Willowbilly
Community Member
2 months ago

Affected*

Orly Yahalom
Community Member
2 months ago

My guess is that the commentator has no idea what global warming is, they think it's some lie invented by US Democrats.

Caroline Seguin
Community Member
2 months ago

how stupid can you be?

Don't Look
Community Member
2 months ago

I weep for a lot of things. This is one of them.

⭐Bean (they/them)⭐
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm sorry what

Paul Budhram
Community Member
2 months ago

Get outta ur rock

kjorn
Community Member
2 months ago

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Jazzy Mc. Jaz
Community Member
2 months ago

Hmmm...

MAX THOMPSON
Community Member
2 months ago

Wtf

Lorelai Purvis
Community Member
2 months ago

wah

error_404_user_not_found
Community Member
2 months ago

GLOBAL warming

𝕁𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕪𝔹𝕖𝕖
Community Member
2 months ago

Brain cells lost by reading this = all of them

All's Gravy
Community Member
2 months ago

🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦‍♀️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

Sadie Schmidt
Community Member
2 months ago

Do people seriously think that this is just a U.S. problem? Like, oh yeah, we have completely isolated the entire atmosphere around the U.S.

Physo
Community Member
2 months ago

What ever happened to global? :(

KamiKhan
Community Member
2 months ago

Just like aliens tend to attack only the US in movies, global warming has the same preference!

Damon Tripodi
Community Member
2 months ago

I think that's Gordon Ramsay

The 5-star rated 5-star rating system
Community Member
2 months ago

GLOBAL warming.

Shieshie Sweetie Kiss
Community Member
2 months ago

*facepalm*

John Tan
Community Member
2 months ago

effected

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
2 months ago

Bro...

Grant Barke
Community Member
2 months ago

He fears we are too late to stop global warming. This is coming from a guy who's carbon footprint is thousand times bigger than the average person in the west. Next he will be telling us how we the common plebs need to reduce our carbon footprint so he and his family can continue to jet set around the world while all his mansions are lit brightly 24/7. I love how the rich and famous are trying to save the planet for their own benefit.

Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

Effected... Don't you people learn grammar in elementary school?

Baby Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

yes, yes we do but obviously some people don't

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2 months ago

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I would like to say that there have been much warmer time periods in Earth’s history, so global warming probably won’t destroy everything.

Makabert Abylons
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes and then it took a long time to change, now its changing way faster then what the eco system can handle.. dont be so american

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#32

Would Love To See Some Of These Countries Try To F With Us

Would Love To See Some Of These Countries Try To F With Us

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Marky Mark
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2 months ago

Who hates Greenland? And why?

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#33

“The White House Is Bigger Than All The Countries You Named”

“The White House Is Bigger Than All The Countries You Named”

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

how stupid do you have to be to believe this?

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#34

"I'd Rather Receive False Information..."

"I'd Rather Receive False Information..."

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

My dad says stuff like this, but not as smartly.

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#35

Being Broke In American Is 100% On You

Being Broke In American Is 100% On You

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, just wow.

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#36

Commie Divas

Commie Divas

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N G
Community Member
2 months ago

Ugh, this doesn't belong here. "Soccer" is a British word. Yes, the Americans took it and ran with it (no pun intended), but it originated in Oxford in about 1890. Americans didn't invent it.

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#37

(Sad) Mistake A North Korean Flag For A Texan Flag

(Sad) Mistake A North Korean Flag For A Texan Flag

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Gemma
Community Member
2 months ago

Plot twist: they're holding a sign denouncing Kim Jong-un.

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#38

But We Can Pock Whatever Doctor Or Healthcare Insurer We Want! We Win

But We Can Pock Whatever Doctor Or Healthcare Insurer We Want! We Win

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

We can pick whatever doctor or hospital we want to be in debt to for the rest of our lives!

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#39

“They Started Faking An Accent”

“They Started Faking An Accent”

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Some people believe that the Earth is 2000 years old. This one thinks it's 200 yo apparently

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#40

Why Do Brits Speak English, An American Language, Rather Than Speaking Some European Language?

Why Do Brits Speak English, An American Language, Rather Than Speaking Some European Language?

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

oml

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#41

"[...]although My Ancestry Dna Gives Me Zero Italian Dna On My Dad's Side, I'll Stick With Being 1/4 Italian!"

"[...]although My Ancestry Dna Gives Me Zero Italian Dna On My Dad's Side, I'll Stick With Being 1/4 Italian!"

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Mom has some explaining to do O.O

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#42

"It's Amazing To See How Few Countries Know That "Soccer" Is The Correct Term"

"It's Amazing To See How Few Countries Know That "Soccer" Is The Correct Term"

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

ngl the russian one loooks like python

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#43

“We Savez Nations Not Destroy Them”

“We Savez Nations Not Destroy Them”

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

That's so sad, really...

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#44

Is Mediterranean A Slur To Italians?

Is Mediterranean A Slur To Italians?

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

I’m actually going to start using this! “Ugh, you’re *so* Mediterranean”.

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#45

Are We Acting Like That's Not Possible?

Are We Acting Like That's Not Possible?

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

New studies found that the Sun actually revolves around the US :/

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#46

"American Deaths Are Worth More"

"American Deaths Are Worth More"

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Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

The longer I go through this page, the angrier I get

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#47

European Countries Don't Have Elections As They Are Too Poor To Pay For The Patent Rights

European Countries Don't Have Elections As They Are Too Poor To Pay For The Patent Rights

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

*laughs in Greek*

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#48

Wait Other Countries Didn't Have To Sing Their National Anthem Everyday At School For 12 Years???

Wait Other Countries Didn't Have To Sing Their National Anthem Everyday At School For 12 Years???

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

No but we said prayers :(

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#49

The Real Heros Are The Ones Who Served The Us Military

The Real Heros Are The Ones Who Served The Us Military

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Star of the world
Community Member
2 months ago

*sigh* i fear idiots have taken over

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#50

"Uniquely American"

"Uniquely American"

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Ever heard of... the rest of the world??

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