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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.

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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
Community Member
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??

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

Is that in New York?

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

I dont think the anti-maskers, extreme gun enthusiasts, people against universal health care etc got the memo.

Full of Giggles
Community Member
2 months ago

We call the “right-wingers.” It’s worse than that. They complain about how much our country spends on foreign aid and say we should be taking care of our people first, but complain the loudest about their tax dollars being used to fund welfare.

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

"uniquely", oh well....and that in a country where universal healthcare is considered a deprivation of freedom and the gateway to communism.

Adam C
Community Member
2 months ago

no wonder why they think USA is the best country in the world.

Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 months ago

Hshahahahahaha from our viewpoint killing people, being dumb and caring only for yourself is very US American. (General prejudice, I am not talking about ALL US people)

Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
2 months ago

Ever heard of French healthcare ? Danish maternity leave ? And... Basically most countries compared to hers ?

Eric Law
Community Member
2 months ago

Taking care of others (as long as they don't need food, housing, medical care, mental health care, education, or money), standing up for yourself and other people if they don't have the ability to do so (sometimes, if they agree with your worldview) is very uniquely American.

Kat Hoth
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait, what? A large percentage of Americans wouldn't help out another in any way, shape, or form.

DKS 001
Community Member
2 months ago

bullshit. In America we're more apt to bully those who are not able to take care of themselves. That's why we're the shithole that we are.

Ripley
Community Member
2 months ago

Is she insane? After the train wreck of self-centredness that was the Trumpf years . . .

Nela Rothenbach
Community Member
2 months ago

She forgot the "not", didn't she? ....right??? Please tell me she forgot....

Xylle Flora
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, looks like America invented kindness. *hides every single other country in the world*

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, how damn arrogant

Suzy the observer
Community Member
2 months ago

Considering the lack of universal health care, I would say that NOT caring is uniquely American. Now shut up.

Sum Guy
Community Member
2 months ago

This is funny because 1. She's also just another American who thinks about only the USA. 2. Americans kept attacking her, proving her statement about Americans wrong

Fish Boden
Community Member
2 months ago

'Very unique'. Kill me now.

Steve Haigh
Community Member
2 months ago

People should learn what the "uni" part of it means :)

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

Did she actually say this?

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
1 month ago

So human kind is American?

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not even uniquely human.

CatWoman312
Community Member
2 months ago

Stick to soccer ma’am

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
2 months ago

Really? Why wasn't Coronavirus taken seriously, then?

Vanta Black
Community Member
2 months ago

Well s**t... looking after my grandfather when he was struck with MND must have been a dream, since I'm not American. I'd better apologise for thinking he's been dead for 31 years...

Luuta
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, from the country that declared Open Season on Black men and owning a gun a human right, where having enough food not to starve to death isn't.

James Pasquini
Community Member
2 months ago

It's so embarrassing when they say $#it like that! I wish they would fall off the invisible pedestal they're standing on.

WhatEvenIsLife
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

This is taken super out of context. She didn't just randomly say this. She was in a very public spat with Trump and being called "un-American" for criticizing him and for saying she wouldn't go to the White House if she were invited. I get why people don't agree with what she said, but she was speaking in a very specific context.

I I
Community Member
2 months ago

so having no socialised health care is taking care of each other ?

somnomania
Community Member
2 months ago

gdit i thought she was cool

BlackPearltheSeaWing/NightWing
Community Member
2 months ago

Has this person met an average American?

jimmy pop
Community Member
2 months ago

Meanwhile 'muricans go nuts at the mere thought of free healthcare ...

Makabert Abylons
Community Member
2 months ago

Funny, as its the opposite of that...

Drew
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2 months ago

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elStiJneriNO
Community Member
2 months ago

This!

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Poppy Pothead
Community Member
1 month ago

🤦🏽‍♀️

Christel Nellemann
Community Member
2 months ago

But... that sounds like *brrrr-shudder-* socialism..

Karen Lyon
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, dear. I wonder how well that went over in the international soccer world. I think I know what she was getting at, but she's too busy chewing the foot that's stuck in her mouth for it to be clear. SMH.

Sheena Leversedge Wood
Community Member
2 months ago

wait, don't Americans have a tantrum about "socialism" about things like free at the point of use healthcare, workers rights, a robust social security system etc.?

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
2 months ago

wow! bet she thinks climate change is only in other countries too..

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
2 months ago

More tears....I could end up as dumb as they are by the end of all this!

Susan Mercurio
Community Member
2 months ago

The root word in "socialism" is "social." This is what socialism is all about.

DetongLhamo
Community Member
2 months ago

“Very uniquely American”. So why no free healthcare? Why no living wage?

Jen Cook
Community Member
2 months ago

From the nation the calls everyone else evil socialists for considering health care and food a human right. Wow.

Floofy cat
Community Member
2 months ago

I used to like her... ( I’m showing this to by sibling (non-binary) they really like her...)

crescent vellato
Community Member
2 months ago

And I thought I've seen it all

Robin DJW
Community Member
2 months ago

Guilty on 2 counts of idiocy. This statement seems to say that Americans are altruistic humanitarians and that no one else is. Wow.

Dave
Community Member
2 months ago

The levels of wilful ignorance and stupidity in the U.S. is not even funny anymore.

Geoff Rogers
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't stop laughing at this one

Iva Sativa
Community Member
2 months ago

Does she not know how america was created,by murdering millions of vulnerable people who had no means to fight back!?

Carrie DeHaven
Community Member
2 months ago

This quote is a shame because she's been smart on politics in other circumstances. I think she was going for an aspirational statement to promote unity among Americans, but the word "uniquely" is obviously incorrect and came off as naive and arrogant.

Hollysmom
Community Member
2 months ago

The last thing it is is american

Steve Haigh
Community Member
2 months ago

It's either unique or it isn't. It cannot be "very" unique.

NWB
Community Member
2 months ago

WHAT!?!?!?!

Dónal Ó Murchadha
Community Member
2 months ago

Why does america allow this woman to speak in front of cameras, I'll never know. Other mammals have greater intelligence and I dont mean humans.

LesAnimaux
Community Member
2 months ago

Ummm...

W. 5
Community Member
2 months ago

I do hope she meant "uniquely" in the sense of "more fitting" than being egotistical. *Sigh*

N S
Community Member
2 months ago

One reason football, erm, soccer players should keep their mouths shut

Rod Egret
Community Member
2 months ago

Bouhaha! Look at US troop in East Timor or Rwanda....

Cath Homer
Community Member
2 months ago

Um, no.

Helenium
Community Member
2 months ago

She’s as dumb as that hair

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